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Prints four blank pages between each printed document...

The printer will print, but between each document are four blank pages. In the upper left-hand corner of each page is printed a code--the printed page has a "2", the next blank page has "WI*A", the second page has "2CBA", and third and fourth blank pages have "2A", and then the printed document resumes with a "2" at the top. This is repeated for as many documents are printed. Our school code is 2A, but I don't know what the other codes are. Does anybody know how I stop this from happening? I've been through all the configuration menus and have created custom configurations for our jobs, but I can't find what's causing this. It's an enormous waste of paper.

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Re: Prints four blank pages between each printed...

This is your datacable problem, if you are using parralal port then
your data cable length should not be more then 2meter,


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Re: Prints four blank pages between each printed...

This is your data cable problem change datacable
and change setting to your computer cmos setup
go cmos setup find parralal port mode option select EPP+ECP

First you change your datacable if problem can't solve so change
cmos setup option

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