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HP Deskjet 5550 Printer spews extra blank page

Discussion in 'All Other Software' started by crisbastap, Apr 16, 2004.

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  1. crisbastap

    crisbastap Thread Starter

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    I have an HP Deskjet 5550 printer that sends out a blank page with every one it prints. I've checked to make sure I have the most current driver, so that's not the problem. Any ideas?
     
  2. BigTex

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    Is this a new printer or an old printer? And what OS are you running?
     
  3. crisbastap

    crisbastap Thread Starter

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    The printer is about a year old. I'm running WinXP Home.
     
  4. shadowcat

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    Are you using a serial printer cable or usb cable? I have the same printer and found that this printer does some odd things with a serial printer cable, such as:

    - will no shut off if the computer is off (even when pressing the power button).
    - occassionally spits out blank pages.

    One day, I decided to switch to a USB printer cable and it's been running fine since (go figure :rolleyes: )

    Before you run out to get a new cable, though, does the printer do this all the time with any print document or just certain things?
     
  5. crisbastap

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    This printer is connected with USB. It does not send out a blank page if I just print one thing (one copy of one page), but it always does it if I print out more than one page.
     
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