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PCL XL error on HP color laserjet 3600n

We just moved offices and now one of our HP Color Laserjet 3600n printers will not properly process any print commands. We just keep getting the message: "PCL XL error" Subsystem: KERNEL Error: IllegalDataValue Operation: VendorUnique Position: 14 Any help is appreciated...

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Verify printer functionalityTo verify printer functionality, use the following steps:

  1. Turn off the printer and then unplug the Parallel, Serial, or Network data cable from the back of the printer. This will ensure that the information is not being received from the computer or network.
  2. Turn on the printer and verify that the word Ready appears on the printer display.
  3. Print a self-test on the printer by performing the following steps:
    1. Go to the on the printer.
    2. Press the MENU key until INFORMATION MENU appears on the printer display.
    3. Press the Item key until PRINT MENU MAP appears on the printer display.
    4. Press the SELECT button. The printer should generate a print job.
Try to print a page using the software application or a document in question after attempting each item of the following workaround. This will help determine if the changes made have caused the desired results to occur.
  1. Connect the printer directly to the computer. Use an IEEE/1284-compliant cable.
  2. Print a Test Page by completing the following steps:
    1. Click Start and then Settings and Printers .
    2. Right-click the appropriate printer driver.
    3. Select Properties .
    4. Click the General tab and click the button in the lower right-hand corner that is labeledPrint Test Page .
If the error is not resolved, try a different IEEE 1284-compliant cable. If there is no possibility to direct connect, use a different network cable, or network port, on the hub. Simplify communication options depending on the specific printer. Use the Control Panel on the printer to turn off High Speed andAdvanced Functions . To turn off High Speed and Advanced Functions complete the following steps:
  1. Press the MENU key.
  2. Select CONFIGURE DEVICE .
  3. Press I/O MENU and disable Parallel High Speed .
  4. Press I/O MENU and disable Advanced Functions .
  5. Connect the printer to a different location, change parallel/USB/network cables. Bypass switch/hub (if there is any).
For problems with certain applications or documents, try modifying the HP LaserJet printer series PCL6 driver settings, such as:
  • Use lower resolution, such as 600 dpi.
  • Enable or disable Send True Type as Bitmaps .
  • Disable the Print Optimization under Printer Properties => Advanced => Document Option .
Some more steps:
  • Try changing the personality type to Auto/PCL/PS in printer Control Panel.
  • If changing personality does not make any difference, remove the current driver completely (from Server Properties ), restart the system, and install PostScript (PS) driver.
  • While installing the printer driver, select the standard TCP/IP port if the default is HP Port , and vice-versa.
General troubleshooting tipsContinue to isolate the error by printing the job in question after applying each of the following suggestions:
  1. Remove any additional memory that has been added to the printer after being purchased. Refer to the User's Manual that was supplied with the printer for memory removal instructions.
  2. Try using a different Font within the application or document in question.
  3. Try to print using the PCL5e driver that came with the HP LaserJet Printing System.

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My hp color laserjet cp2025 has the pcl xl error subsystem: Kernel error: Illelgaloperatorsequence operator beginpage position: 14 What can I do to fix this?


A Hewlett-Packard LaserJet printing language, PCL 6 is optimized for printing from graphical user interfaces (GUIs) like Microsoft Windows.

The Enhanced PCL XL, or PCL 6, driver that is included with the HP LaserJet printers provides enhanced WYSIWYG and enhanced performance with application support over the Standard (PCL5e) driver. PCL XL is a new page description language by HP, that is part of PCL 6 and is closer to GDI, which many applications use. Less translation takes place by the driver, which means increased WYSIWYG capabilities, and better performance with applications that support escapes implemented by the Enhanced driver.

While printing using the PCL 6 driver it is possible to encounter a PCL XL error. This error will print out at the LaserJet device, and will look like something similar to the following:
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Subsystem: KERNEL
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These type of errors can be PCL interpreter errors, firmware related, tied to communication, driver, driver dependency, and application specific. Additional troubleshooting will be required to further isolate to root cause.


Troubleshooting:


I. Verify printer functionality

To verify printer functionality, perform the following:
1.Power the printer Off.
2.Disconnect the parallel, USB, or network cable.
3.Power the printer On.
4.Once the printer display reports Ready, verify device functionality by printing a Configuration Page from the device.
Note: should the internal printer test not print as expected, and/or a PCL XL error occur, you have then isolated the issue to the printer device, and any network connectivity or driver / application troubleshooting can be ruled out.


II. Verify communication w/ the device

To verify communication with the device, perform the following:
1.Power the printer Off
2.Reconnect any communication device cable previously removed
3.Power the printer On
4.Once the printer display reports Ready, perform the following:
a.From the client machine or print server that had previously encountered the PCL XL error open the Printers and Faxes folder.
b.Right click the PCL 6 driver in question and select Properties.
c.From the General Tab select Print Test Page
d.Verify the driver test page successfully printed
Should the test page successfully print, continue with the next troubleshooting section entitled Isolate user, application and/or file.
Should the PCL XL error manifest itself as a result of the driver test page, perform the following:

1.At the print server, or client machine, open the Printers and Faxes folder

2.Click on Add Printer

3.Go through the Window’s driver install process installing the appropriate PCL 6 driver for the device in question, with the following characteristics: printing directly to the device (IP_Address, USB, Parallel, etc), creating a new print queue, selecting to Replace Existing Driver.
4.If the issue persists see section entitled: Microsoft Unidrv driver dependencies.
Note: If using an HP LaserJet PCL 6 device specific driver (discrete), try installing the latest HP Universal Print Driver PCL 6. Available at the hp.com website under support & drivers. Select product cb534a and also select your operating system, download a universal print driver Post Script would be the best selection.

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III. Isolate user, application and/or file


If in fact the printers internal test pages and driver test page have printed successfully, further fault isolation must be performed to correlate the PCL XL error with a specific user, application, and or file. This information is most often easily gathered by speaking with the customer, investigating which user is printing when the PCL XL error manifests itself. Once the user is identified, the application the client was printing from can be isolated, and quite possibly the application file itself.

If an application file consistently causes a PCL XL error when sent to the device, it could be a problem only with the file.

IV. Microsoft Unidrv driver dependencies


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Microsoft Windows 2003 and XP: http://support.microsoft.com/kb/948046/en-us
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