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Screenwriter3 stalls at startup

My Screenwriter3 will turn on but will not power up properly to even print a startup page, nor will it receive a print job from the computer and print. This occured a couple of weeks ago and after it was turned on an hour or two it suddenly powered up and printed the startup sheet and received jobs from the computer as normal. Two weeks went by with no problems and it suddenly did it again when I turned it on in the A.M. I tried plugging it into another wall outlet but still it stalls. There is no error message on the printer readout and it goes through initialization as normal to Ready/Idle but no normal noise and startup printout. I tried rebooting computer with no results and also had the outlets checked and they are OK. PLEASE HELP!

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This can also be caused by a power supply problem, specificaly low voltage. It may be an occasional problem from your utility, or it can also be cused by the power cable to the printer not being heavy enough, or the outlet it is plugged in to may be on the same circuit as some other voltage grabbing machine.

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I had a similar problem a couple weeks ago. We found that for some reason the printer was on "Pause" on our main network PC. This was of course effecting the whole network. Hope this helps!

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I found the owners manual for your model, and it has detailed explanations of how to turn off the printing of the Startup page: This is where the owners manual is available online in .pdf format, at this URL: http://download.info.apple.com/Apple_Support_Area/Manuals/printers/0340211ALW12640UM.PDF Startup Page Info From your Owners Manual: (Yes, I've been reading the Manual for your printer. I have no life. :P ) From page 25 of the manual: "The printer takes a minute or two to warm up, and then it automatically prints a startup page. It prints the startup page every time you restart unless you turn the startup page off using either the Apple Printer Utility for the Mac OS or the Apple LaserWriter Utility for Windows. See Appendix A for details on these utilities." From page 249 of the manual: "Appendix A - Setting the Printer Default Settings" "Though the printer itself has no control panel, you can configure it by using programs on computers connected to the printer: - On Mac OS?based computers, use the Apple Printer Utility and the desktop printer?s setup function." So the answer is YES, you CAN setup the printer to not print the test page, but you have to use the setup utility on your computer to do so. Opening the Apple Printer Utility (From page 251) "The Apple Printer Utility has two windows: the Printer Selector window, which is similar to the Chooser, and the printer features window, which you use to view or change the printer?s settings." 1. Double-click the Apple Printer Utility. - The Installer puts the Apple Printer Utility in the Apple LaserWriter Software folder. You can move it wherever you like. 2. In the Printer Selector window, select and open the printer you want. - If the network has zones, click the zone where the printer is located. - Click the name of the printer you want. 3. Click Open Printer. - The printer feature window appears with the Printer Information category displayed. 4. To view or change settings under a category, click the arrow beside the category name to open the category and display its information and options. - Additional options may appear that you can also open and work with. When you are finished changing options in a particular category, you can click the arrow again to collapse the options. (NOTE: The option you want is "Startup Page".) 5. After viewing the information and making changes, click the Send button to send your changes to the printer. 6. Click the Close box to close the window. Turning the startup page on or off (From page 257) "The LaserWriter 12/640 PS normally prints a sample page when you turn the printer on. This page shows the printer?s name, the total number of pages printed, the amount of memory, installed options, and communication settings. You can turn this feature off if you wish. 1. Open the Startup Page category. - The Startup Page panel appears. 2. Click the checkbox to turn the startup page on or off. - When an X appears in the checkbox, the printer is set to print the startup page. 3. Click Send to send the startup page setting to the printer. That should remove the default printing of your startup page. HOWEVER, there is another possibility to affect a repair to your problem... As the paper-feed rollers get older, the rubber on the rollers gets slick and won't grip the paper anymore. Try buffing the rubber rollers with some fine sandpaper and see if that allows the machine to pick the paper up once again. If this is your problem, then you might make the lower-feed paper tray work again. Hope this helps, but let us know if you need more information to solve this problem. ;)

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It will print with no ink it will just be patchy.
It is also best to not let them run out of ink as they dry up in the print nozzle a pain to get working again and uses a lot of ink as you need to do several head cleans.
You may need to turn it of at the power point then after 3 minutes turn it back on again.
Also reboot your computer it may have not have started properly.
This should reset it.

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You cannot turn off the start up page on this machine. The special character pages are called a post script error. You could install a PCL driver for the machine or try changing some settings in the Driver to "RAW". Use the link below for any other questions.


http://www.support.xerox.com/SRVS/CGI-BIN/WEBCGI.EXE?New,Kb=x_8500_en,Company={683D76C8-B5C5-416E-9754-DD015FDB4F2E},ts=x_main_en,ques=ref(Country):str(USA),ques=ref(Prod_8500_8550):str(8500_8550),question=ref(ProdFamily):str(Prod_8500_8550),varset=Xcntry:USA,varset=Xlang:en_US,varset=prodID:8500_8550,varset=prodName:%20Phaser%208500/8550

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Sounds like an issue with the print carriage. When it's out of alignment and tries to print, it can make awful noises. HP.com has a web page that describes a number of troubleshooting steps when you have print carriage issues:

Carriage Jam Errors

There's also a related web page having to do with the noise coming from the printer:

Noisy Print Carriage

Hope this helps. Good luck.

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Is there someting stuck in the printer like a pencil or a keychain, something small that would allow paper to pass but also trigger a sensor in the printer as the printer can detect that paper is being passed unevenly.


Question: does it just say that the ink cartridge is stalled or does the cartarige really stall?

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Resolution For Stuart:
1. Th scrapping noise indicates that the ink carts are not inserted in the printer slot properly.
2. Pull the ink carts out and then push them back in and mak sure the printer should be on .
3. Clear the queue and then print the h/w test page, if prints fine then go ahead with fax.

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