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Printing gibberish Hello. Almost all of the time our HP Laserjet 4100 printer works great, but a few times it will print pure gibberish. There is no paper jam or error codes, but all I get is a jumbled mass of characters (all valid english letters and symbols) in no order. The weird part is that the formatting of the document (tables, bolded headings, etc.) remains intact. Any thoughts? Thanks.

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  • corrc Oct 20, 2008

    HP 4100 prints gibberish when trying to print anything with a graphic. I've reinstalled print drivers again but still no go. Am using Mac OS  9 and X on the network. Help!

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Gibberish printing is normally a sign of outdated print drivers. Try going to HP's support site and download the latest PCL driver.

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