How to Fix HP Printer Adding Blank Pages [Quick Guide]

In this article, we will guide you on how to fix HP printer adding blank pages problem in a few minutes.

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To learn how to fix HP printer adding blank pages problem, do the solutions below in the given order:

1. Update the Antivirus on your Computer

A virus on your computer could be the reason why your HP printer prints an extra blank page.  Therefore, you can fix this issue by updating your computer’s antivirus. After updating the antivirus software, run a full scan to get rid of viruses, malware, and spyware.

Once you are done with the scan, print a test page. If no extra blank page is printed, then the issue has been resolved. Therefore, you don’t have to continue with the next solution.

However, if the issue isn’t fixed, move to item 2.

2. Update your HP Printer Firmware

How to Update HP Printer Firmware on Windows

Follow the steps below to update HP printer firmware on Windows:

Step 1: Ensure that your HP printer is turned on. You should also ensure that it is connected to your computer via a USB cable or a local network.

Step 2: Visit this HP website.

Step 3: Click on “Printer” when a “Let’s identify your product to get started page” is displayed.

Step 4: Type in the model of your HP printer.

Step 5: Click on “Submit”.

Step 6: To change your Windows version, click on “Change”, then choose the version you want before clicking on “Change”.

Step 7: Click on “Firmware”.

Step 8: Click on “Download”.

If you can’t find a firmware section, then it means your printer doesn’t have a firmware update at the moment.

Step 9: Save the download file.

Step 10: Locate the file and then click on it.

This action will begin the installation.

Step 11: Once the window opens, check if your printers’ serial number is displayed. You should also check if there is a printer model prompt.

  • If you see the serial number displayed, then click on the checkbox beside it. After that, click on “Update”.
  • If you don’t see the serial number displayed but you can’t access the status, then it means there is no firmware update available. Therefore, click on “Cancel”.
  • If you don’t see the serial number displayed and your HP printer is connected to a home network, then you should connect your HP printer and your computer via a USB cable. Wait for about 20 seconds, after that click on “Refresh”. Once you can see that the serial number is displayed, click on the checkbox beside it. After that, click on “Update”.
  • If a prompt appears for your to choose the model of your HP printer, then click on your HP printer model. After that, click on “Send Firmware”.

Step 12: Click on “OK” once the firmware update is complete.

Step 13: If you used a USB cable when updating your HP network printer, then you have to remove the Windows-installed USB driver.

To do this, do the following:

i. Type “printer” in the search bar, then click on “Printers & Scanners”.

ii. Right-click on the USB device that is similar to your HP printer model.

iii. Click on “Remove Device”.

iv. Remove the USB cable from your computer and HP printer.

v. Restart your computer.

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How to Update HP Printer Firmware on Mac

Follow the steps below to update HP printer firmware on Mac:

Step 1: Ensure that your HP printer is turned on. You should also ensure that it is connected to your computer via a USB cable or a local network.

Step 2: Visit this HP website.

Step 3: Click on “Printer” when a “Let’s identify your product to get started page” is displayed.

Step 4: Type in the model of your HP printer.

Step 5: Click on “Submit”.

Step 6: To change your macOS version, click on “Change”, then choose the version you want before clicking on “Change”.

Step 7: Click on “Firmware”.

Step 8: Click on “Download”.

If you can’t find a firmware section, then it means your printer doesn’t have a firmware update at the moment.

Step 9: Click the “[Printer_name].dmg” file after the file has been downloaded.

Step 10: Double-click on “HP Firmware Updater”.

Step 11: Click on your HP printer name.

Step 12: Click on “Continue”.

Step 13: The updater will then check the installed firmware version and display the appropriate results.

  • If you see “Device is ready to be flashed”, then click on “Continue”. This will update your printer firmware. Click “Done” once the firmware update is complete.
  • If you see “This Firmware Updater does not contain upgrades for your device”, then it means you don’t need to update the firmware.

You can then print a test page to see if the issue is fixed.

However, if your HP printer is still printing blank pages on Mac, then move to the next item.

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3. Uninstall and Reinstall your HP Printer – How to Fix HP Printer Adding Blank Pages

Follow the steps below to uninstall and reinstall your HP printer:

Step 1: Disconnect your USB cable from your HP printer if you deem it necessary.

Step 2: Type “HP” in the search box.

Step 3: Select the name of your HP printer.

Step 4: Right-click on it.

Step 5: Click on “Uninstall”.

Step 6: Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the removal.

Step 7: Restart your PC.

Step 8: Download your HP printer driver from the HP website.

Step 9: Install the driver on your computer.

Step 10: Go to this HP website.

Step 11: Click on “Printer” when a “Let’s identify your product to get started page” is displayed.

Step 12: Type in the model of your HP printer.

Step 13: Click on “Submit”.

Step 14: To change your operating system version, click on “Change”, then choose the version you want before clicking on “Change”.

Step 15: Go to the heading labeled “Driver” and click on “Download” if you want the full software package. Or you can click on “Basic Drivers” if you just want to select some driver options.

We recommend you select the first option. 

If your HP printer continues printing blank pages on Mac or Windows computers, then you should move to the next item.

4. Print Directly to your HP Printer

How to Print Directly to your HP Printer

To print directly to your HP printer, do the following:

Step 1: Type “printer” in the search bar.

Step 2: Click on “Printers & Scanners”.

Step 3: Right-click on your HP printer from the device list.

Step 4: Click on “Printer properties”.

Step 5: Choose the tab labeled “Advanced”.

Step 6: Choose “Print directly to the printer”.

Step 7: Click on “Apply”.

Step 8: Click on “OK”.

This should fix the problem if your HP printer prints blank pages between pages.