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Printer wont print what I want only mixed up words on top of page

The printer just prints mixed up words on about 2 lines on top of page and wont stop until paper runs out.Will not print what I want printed. Have uninstalled and reinstalled heaps of times ,to no avail.

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  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    Yes it did work before.It doesnt start printing when I turn it on. Only when I go to print something. It wont print what I want only mixed up stuff.

  • Curtis Richner May 11, 2010

    Did the printer work previously? Does it begin printing as soon as it's turned on?

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With the printer on, pull the power plug out of the wall socket. Then power off your PC.
Wait a minute, then plug the printer power cord back into the wall. Turn the printer on, wait a minute, then power up your PC. It should print normally again.

If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

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