HP Deskjet 5550 Printer spews extra blank page

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crisbastap

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

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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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