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Does not print completely

I am replacing an existing printer, which is hooked up to the pc using the Generic/Text only driver. I print jobs to it from my in house UCS computer system. When printing a document, it prints 2/3 of the page and then just stops. There is a BEEP about 10 seconds into the job and the error light is lit. What prints is correct, but i do not get the entire docuument. I have no manual, so do not know if this is just a setup problem. I have tried changing port settings, and have changed the LPI, but same situation exists.

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Re: Does not print completely

Sounds like the printer is not set up correctly, you need to check the paper size and positioning to ensure this printer is set properly, check online for a manual as most manuals can be found online

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