HP Printer not Printing on Left Side of Page [How to Fix]

To fix the HP printer not printing on left side of page problem, try the solutions provided in this article.

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HP Printer not Printing on Left Side of Page [Solutions]

1. Reload the Paper

One of the reasons why your HP printer is not printing on the left side of the page is that the paper is not correctly loaded into the printer’s paper tray.

Therefore, you need to remove the paper stack from the tray, and then hit the bottom of the stack on a flat surface. This action will cause the sheets of paper in the stack to align properly.

After doing that, insert the paper into your printer’s paper tray. Make sure that you push the paper all the way into the tray until it can’t go further.

Adjust the tray’s paper width guides to rest gently against the stack of paper but don’t allow the guides to squeeze the paper.

Once you have done the above, print a test page to see if the printer is now printing on the left side of the page.

If it is printing, then the HP printer not printing on left side of page issue has been resolved.

If it is not printing, move to the next solution.

In this article: HP Printer Not Printing [Issues & Solutions], we discuss and provide solutions to several HP printer not printing issues.

2. Address Paper Issues

If the paper in use is in poor condition (torn, wrinkled, curled, dirty, etc.), it could affect the print quality which could lead to the printer not printing on the left side of the page.

Apart from the above paper issue, paper size is also an issue you need to consider. If the paper size in use is not supported by your HP printer; let’s say it is larger; the printer won’t be able to print on the left side of the paper.

Hence, you need to confirm the paper sizes supported by your HP printer. If you discover that the paper you are currently using isn’t supported, you have to change the paper to a supported paper size. Also, if the paper is in poor condition, you need to replace it as well. 

After replacing the paper, print a test page to see if the problem has been resolved.

If the HP printer not printing on left side of page issue persists, move to the solution that follows.

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3. Fix Cartridge Issues

There are several cartridge issues that could lead to your HP printer not printing on the left side of the page. We will quickly list them and how to fix them:

i. Empty or Low Ink

If your cartridge is empty or low on ink, it could cause all kinds of printer problems. Therefore, you need to verify if your ink or toner cartridge is low or empty.

If you don’t know how to check your ink or toner levels, we recommend that you click this link: HP Printer Not Printing All Colors – The Affected Color Cartridge is Low or Empty, and follow the instructions under the “The Affected Color Cartridge Is Low or Empty” section.

Once you are certain that the ink is low or empty, click HP Printer Not Printing Color – How to Replace Ink Cartridges, and then follow the instructions under the “How to Replace Ink Cartridges” section to replace your HP printer ink cartridges.

ii. Dirty Cartridge

Accumulated dirt on your cartridge could hinder the flow of ink out of your toner which could cause the printer not to print on the left side of the page. Therefore, you have to clean the cartridge to resolve the issue.

In this link: HP Printer Not Printing Color Clean the Cartridges, we have provided several guides on how to thoroughly clean your cartridge.

iii. Damaged Cartridge

To verify if your cartridge is damaged, take it out of your printer. If you don’t know how to do this, we recommend that you consult the user manual of your HP printer.

After removing the cartridge from your HP printer, examine the cartridge properly for damages such as cracks, wear-outs, etc. If you find any damage to the cartridge, the cartridge should be replaced.

Check if the HP printer not printing on left side of page issue has been resolved after changing the cartridge.

If your HP printer is not printing with new ink cartridge, move to the next solution. 

4. Update your HP Printer Firmware

If your HP printer is still running on outdated printer firmware, it could affect its performance. Hence, you need to update your firmware to fix the problem of your HP printer not printing on the left side of the page.

To update your HP printer firmware, click HP Printer Errors and Solutions – Check the Printhead, and do the instructions under the “How to Update HP Printer Firmware” subsection.

5. Contact HP

If none of the above fixes the problem, then you have to contact HP Customer Support for further assistance.

A repair date will be scheduled and then the repair will be done for free if the product is still under warranty. However, if the product is no longer under warranty, you will have to pay the repair fee.