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Prints jibberish When printing a document from the internet, my printer will occasionally give me random letters and symbols instead of the actually words. Example: I was printing a worksheet on compound words. The bottom instructions were supposed to read compound words = green. I got dpn qpvoe!x pset!> hsffo

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Hi Anna,

This is because of corrupted Printer Drivers. You have to uninstall and reinstall your Printer Drivers. Either from the Printer disk or from www.hp.com website.

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Sean

Posted on Nov 26, 2013

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ISSUE: When printing from the computer, you receive a line of garbage or all of the printed output comes out on one line. SOLUTION: See the following:

  1. Perform a self-test to be sure that the HP LaserJet printer is functioning properly. If the self-test is not correct, remove all cables and accessories (if any) and print a self-test again. If the self-test is still not correct, service the printer. If the self-test is correct, go to the next step.
  2. Reseat or replace the cable. Check the cable for bends or pressure applied by objects resting on the cable. A faulty cable or cables that do not meet the IEEE-1284 Standard can cause print defects by distorting signals.

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SOURCE: 2605dn prints red background randomly

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SOURCE: occasionally bottom line of document only partially prints

Goto Office button-> Print-> properties-> Change paper size to A4

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Used HP's chat, they helped walk me through it. NO CHARGE! You push the 'on' button for 45 seconds after you disconnect all the cables. Plug in the power cable only. Then print a test page. If that works, plug in the USB. Should fix the problem. I'd recommend working with HP, as they can check the internals on your machine while you chat with them.

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I had the same problem hooking my old HP Deskjet 812C to a computer running Windows XP with a parallel printer cable. I tried changing the cable to a new printer cable and the printer was immediately detected and installed on reboot. I think my old printer cable might not have been bi-directional.

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