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swalsh76
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Laserjet 1320 only prints blank pages

I have a relatively new LJ1320 where the print was fading. Replaced toner cart, but then the printer would print nothing (even on the internal test page accessed from the control panel buttons). Put old toner cart in, but same result. What could cause this?
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Ron Silver_1
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Re: Laserjet 1320 only prints blank pages

Unplug the power and remove the toner cartridge, first look at the cartridge there should be some contacts make sure that they look OK then look down inside the printer and inspect the contacts there if my memory is right the contacts are on the rihgt hand side. It is possible that they are bent/broken.
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Adam F.
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Re: Laserjet 1320 only prints blank pages

Also could be a good old-fashioned power problem. Might be a good idea to look into replacing the power cable and changing where you plug it in.

But yes, check those power contacts that were suggested. If those aren't... you might be looking at repairs or replacement.
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Mcprinter
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Re: Laserjet 1320 only prints blank pages

A common fault on these and the 1160 is the tab on the toner door that actuates the laser shutter breaks off.

On the front door around 3 inches from the right (I think), there should be a thin piece of plastic 1/2 inch x 1/4 inch.

This should go into a corresponding slot on the printer.

If this is the case, fold up a piece of paper and push it into the slot.
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swalsh76
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Re: Laserjet 1320 only prints blank pages

Thanks, I'll give it a look when I get a minute and report back.
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Pat Flanagan
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Re: Laserjet 1320 only prints blank pages

Adam mentioned changing where you plug the power cord in.

If it's presently plugged in to a surge protector or UPS, plug it directly in to a wall outlet instead.

http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?lang=en&cc=us&taskId=110&prodSeriesId=...

Pat
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Kristian Kirkegaard
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Re: Laserjet 1320 only prints blank pages

Did you look into it? Because i have one with the excact same problem.
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swalsh76
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I'm actually on vacation :D I'll check in next week and see if my colleagues had any success.
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swalsh76
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Re: Laserjet 1320 only prints blank pages

Assigning points to McPrinter, as this was exactly the problem.

Man, HP doesn't make'em like they used to, I guess.
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Ron Kloiber
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I had the same problem, and checked the laser shutter tab and sure enough, it was gone. Stuffed a piece of paper in, and it prints now. Thanks..
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John Garfield
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The assembly in question (Shutter Link Assembly) consists of three pieces. The first is a plastic tongue that is pushed by the tab on the door when closed. The second is a plastic lever that when pushed by the tongue triggers the actuator to tell the laser it is OK to power up. And lastly, is a precariously placed spring whose job it is to put pressure on the lever to return to its starting position.

Scenario 1- If the tab is missing on the door then go ahead and stick a piece of paper in to push the tongue.

Scenario 2- If the tab is in place but there is no white plastic tongue then remove the side skins (no screws), then loosen the back (4 screws) but do not remove. Then remove the top (3 black screws and one large head silver screw). Hopefully, you are able to locate the three pieces described above and relocate them in their rightful spot (see photo). First the tongue, then the lever with the spring seated on the right arm of the lever. The biggest trick is to reseat the spring with tension.

Hope this helps. It can be done with a little (lot of) patience.
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Mwendwa Kivuva
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I have the same problem with my 1320. I hope the solutions in this forum solves the problem

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hector santana
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That was exactly the fix on mine. Open the door and could see the missing. Put a screw for now :) poor man fix
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Paul auciella
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Thanks for the info i was trying to fix my 1320 and when i got the blanks i through it aside for later i read this thread and thanks my shutter was missing.
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spud17
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Big thanks to Mc Printer, I 'rescued' a 1320 from a skip (dumpster?) when it was thrown out when the site offices were dismantled, once the construction site was completed.

The door had flown open and broken the tab when it was thrown in.

I was about to give up when I found this thread.

Now working as it should!

Will give it to the youngsters for their homework, hopefully it will be cheaper than a normal inkjet.
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Albert Warner
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Re: Laserjet 1320 only prints blank pages

Thanks to all who contributed - I opened up ours and there was the parts. The picture REALLY helped us to figure out how it goes together, but the spring on the picture is in the wrong spot we think. Anyway, it was a lot of help and one less dead printer.

Thanks!

Al
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