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Samsung Printer When trying to print a document out the printer prints out rubbish after it's gone into sleep mode. Any ideas of how to solve this problem?

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Re: Samsung Printer

Try to reset the print spool. It will empty its memory.

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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Re: Samsung Printer

It is a common problem if you are connecting through a parallel or cheap, thin USB cable. Try a good quality USB cable instead. By good quality I mean a thick USB cable no more than 9ft long. Let me know.

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The printer status is Offline or Paused. (For Windows®)
To solve the problem, please see the following:

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