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Re: What does "flushing buffer" mean
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Normally, a "Flushing Buffer" message is pointing at a Postscript problem.
A quick easy test would be to set the printer for PCL and retry the job. If it works, then you really need to look at the PS print file to find the error.
Open paper tray 1 (if it is the default paper tray), take out all the paper, adjust (temporarily) the paper size from letter to a different size, place it back to letter size, place back the paper, place back paper tray 1. Check the correct paper size is configured for the paper tray 1 at the Paper Menu.
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My guess would be that the quick printing at first is because the print job get spooled into a buffer and when the buffer is full the print job starts. The printer begins printing and using the buffer data as the computer continues to process the job and supply the buffer. At some point the buffer gets empty and the printer is waiting on the computer for more data, causing the slowdown. This rarely happens anymore, unless you have a very old printer or very old computer, as most printers have a rather large internal buffer memory. You may be experiencing issues with connectivity if the printer is being used wirelessly. Check to ensure that the wireless signal is strong to ensure maximum data throughput capability.
Hi, The problem could be several things, the first one could be a Flushing buffer error. That means that the printer did not understand the print job sent to it and has to be reset in order to continue printing. Second could be a memory full error where the print job sent to the printer is too big and the printer memory is not enough. The third could be the printer front door is not closing properly, make sure the toner cartridge is installed correctly and that the front door is closed. That's all I can think of right now.
The 'flushing buffer' is most likely due to a corrupt file or file to large for the printer memory.
You can check the file size and reduce it. Also you might want to upgrade your memory for the printer.
Also might want to check your printer settings if the page you are having trouble printing is different from the other pages printed, such as text & graphics, etc.
There is also a possibly of print program incompatibility or Windows OS Patch required but I doubt this since you have printed other pages without any problem.
If you need to re-install Lexmark driver:
Or, if you need the Lexmark user's guide & reference guide:
The printer can't handle the data it received and flush it out of its buffer. Goto Menu->Settings->Postscript Settings and turn "Print PostScript Erro" on. When the same print job prints, you should get a page printed out telling you what the printer doesn't like. You may also want to try forcing the printer into Postscript mode. Your PS file probably contains a PJL to set the device to PS mode before it prints. When the printer expects PCL data and received PS data(or vise versa), you can get this behaviour
check and make sure the printer is "online" - look under the printers and scanners applet
Make sure spooling is active
This sounds like the print buffer is not active so the print job is being written to your hard drive instaed of the printer buffer.
Send the document to the printer then double click on the print manager icon in the status area of the screen ( bottom right hand corner) you should see the document in the list and if there is a problem, scroll along to the right to read what is happening with the document.
If this list is full, cancel all documents and clear this list.
Then reboot your machine to clear the printer buffer and the printer should not print anything on reboot.
Then print the document again but only once, then recheck print managers list.
Most printing issues can be seen here in print manager..
The use of a Print Buffer will help, the problem happens when there is a buffer overflow. Reboot the printer and let the print queue to resume will fix it every time, a print buffer will help with the overflow, try get one with a fair bit of RAM