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What does "flushing buffer" mean

The printer will not print. Printer screen says, "Flushing Buffer".

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  • Anonymous Apr 23, 2009

    intermediate problems, flushing buffer, printer cycles but nothing prints then it goes back to flushing buffer. Lexmark T644

  • Don  Farrell
    Don Farrell May 11, 2010

    Incoming print data is in buffers while swath memory builds the next sets of image to be put on the page.



    "Flushing Buffer" is the message that appears when an error occurs that causes the printer to dump the contents of the incoming buffers.



    Are you using Postscript or one of the PCL Emulations? What communication port on the printer are you using. If you are using? If you are using a parallel port connection, which parallel protocol are you using?



    Don

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No response from the original poster as of 6/6/09. 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. Don

Posted on Jun 06, 2009

  • Don  Farrell
    Don Farrell Jun 11, 2009

    Follow up, clarification:

    A "Flushing Buffer" message is generated by the Postscript Interpreter because the printer is set to Postscript but the incoming data is not Postscript.

    Most likely cause is the the "Auto Smartswitch" on the printer has been turned off.

    Don

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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.

Posted on Sep 24, 2013

  • Ulises Fierro Ruvalcaba

    This answer is way off

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    isdia rivero Nov 10, 2014

    I believe this is the troubleshoot for a totally different issue, LoL

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