asked Oct 31, 2008 at 12:35pm
Hp HP LaserJet 5SI

HP 5si blanks between jobs.

Ok here is my issue. I can print to the 5si printer and it prints a blank page between each page. I changed rollers, disconnected it from the network, printed a test page and i get the same thing.
So, if i print a 3 page document, i get page 1 then blank page, page 2 then blank page, page 3 then blank page.
If anyone has any ideas it would be greatly appreciated.
Ok last week someone posted the same problem on a 8150. The machine will sometimes hang with the seperator page. If I see this I always remove the jetdirect and perform a cold reset. Hold down the go key while powering on and the display will read cold reset. Just make sure you remove the jetdirect so you dont reset that. It fixed there problem hopefully it will yours. If not reload your print driver or try and restore its defaults.
by nivek on Oct 31, 2008 at 12:44pm Add comment
Also, try running the 10 page test from tray 2 & open the little duplex access door above tray 2 & look in with a flash-light & see if the pick up roller that dips down each time may stay down & run continuously causing blank pages to feed in-between print pages. You may have a sticking clutch or broken part in the PIU = paper input unit. Or, take tray 2 out all-together & run the test from tray 3 & watch it pick up from the open tray slot.
by HP-Printer-Dave on Nov 2, 2008 at 6:36pm Add comment