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Printing garbage All I can print is black symbols and some letters: it looks like garbage. I run a test of the printer and it prints 10 pages of lines (from 3 lines to maybe 12). I write: "This is a test" in Word and it does the same thing. I have to cancel printing and shut off the computer to get it to stop. Help!

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Re: Printing garbage

My dear sir plese reinstall the printer software after deleting first installation and also increse the memory of your printer ,printer memory is not matching with your CPU memory

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