Printer Prints Blanks Pages
Don’t consider yourself unlucky if you are struggling to fix a printer issue. We understand that a ‘bad’ printer can actually turn your good day bad; however, if this is any consolation, you certainly aren’t the only one troubled. Printer users across the globe face technical snags with this handy device that definitely slows down productivity in many and halts it for many others. In this website you have read about the various common printer errors that users typically face and learnt about ways to troubleshoot them as well. Here, we are highlighting the causes that lead to the ‘Printer Prints Blank Pages’ issue. Also, like in our other articles, we have for you easy fixes that can help you to get rid of this error…
This article isn’t particular to an attached or network printer specifically or a wired or wireless printer it is applicable to all. It is generally highlighting the essential causes and the resolutions that you can use to fix this printer error.
- Out of ink issue
Sometimes your printer may print blank pages if it is out of ink. To resolve the issue, you will need to refill the ink in your printer. It is a good practice to periodically check the quantity of ink in the status of the printer to avoid sudden running out of ink.
- Communication problem
If there is a problem while the printer and the PC are communicating, it may end up printing blank pages. To fix it, check it the printer lights are ‘On’. There may be an issue with the power cords, the printer and the PC may not be properly connected, or the tasks in queue may be large in volume.
- Spooler problem
Print spooler is a software program which is responsible for managing printing jobs. Print spooler sends the printing request to the system or print server. Sometimes, the printer prints blank pages due to the problems in your printer spooler. Malfunctioning printer driver and PC errors are some reasons that add up to the printer spooler issue. To fix it, reinstall the printer driver and resolve the PC errors effectively.
- Problem with the nozzles on the printer head
If at all the nozzles in the print head is blocked, your printer will print blank pages till this issue is resolved. To check this you can command the printer to print a document; if the printer readies to print but you only receive blank pages, it will clearly mean that there is an issue with the nozzle head. You can easily clear the blocked print head by using a cleaning utility provided by the printer manufacturer. Also, using only genuine ink cartridges can help you prevent this error from occurring in the future.
- Problem with the print media
If you are using a paper size that isn’t recognized by the installed printer, you may get blank pages while printing. To resolve this, check the settings and update the printer in case there has been a change done recently.
- Conflict with installed software
If you have recently installed an application, check if it is conflicting with the printer settings. Disable the application or uninstall it if required and take a test print to ensure that the issue has been resolved.
These are the commonest reasons and appropriate fixes that you can use to resolve the Printer Prints Blank Pages issue. If you aren’t able to resolve it yet, feel free to dial the iYogi toll free number and speak to a tech expert who can take a remote session of your PC and peripherals and accordingly apply the fixes for you. We are waiting to serve you…