Is there a way I can check the formatter board to make sure it is the problem
Can't answer if I don't know what the problem is.
The engine test will print a page without using the formatter, you should see horizontal lines along the entire printable area of the page. The engine test button is inside the bypass tray (Tray 1), on the left side, just below the front cover... look for a square hole and a little switch inside. Turn off the printer, turn on the printer, load paper in Tray 1 (bypass tray), press the engine-test switch.