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Can't clear the buffer

Keeps printing a job that we didn't call for and we would like to clear the buffer but cant ..any suggestion

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Run a Printer Check: You can run a printer check to determine whether a problem comes from the printer itself or some other source. Before you run a printer check, make sure the CD/DVD tray is not inserted in the printer. 1. Turn off both the printer and computer. Then disconnect the USB cable from the printer. 2. Make sure letter-size plain paper is loaded in the printer. 3. Press the can't clear the buffer - probsolv.5.1.25.jpg paper and power buttons together to turn on the printer. Continue holding down the probsolv.5.1.27.jpg paper button until the gcan't clear the buffer - probsolv.5.1.28.jpg://i.fixya.net/uploads/images/probsolv.5.1.28.jpg" alt="probsolv.5.1.28.jpg" class="h_mi" /> power light starts to flash, then release it. A test page prints showing the printer’s ROM version number and a nozzle check pattern. (If the pattern has gaps, you need to clean the print head.) 4. Turn off the printer after it prints the test page. Then reconnect the cable and turn on your printer and computer. If the test page prints, the problem probably lies in your software settings, the cable, or your computer. It’s also possible that your software may not be installed correctly. Follow the instructions in Uninstalling Printer Software to uninstall and reinstall your software. If the test page doesn’t print, you may have a problem with your printer. Try the suggestions in Problems and Solutions. If nothing works, contact Epson as described in Where to Get Help. Problems and Solutions
See page 63 in the manual:
http://files.support.epson.com/pdf/pho140/pho140ug.pdf

Also, in the solving problems section of this reference guide:

http://files.support.epson.com/htmldocs/pho140/pho140rf/wwhelp/wwhimpl/js/html/wwhelp.htm

Click on this link or copy and paste the complete link into your browser.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

Posted on May 08, 2009

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