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Print server prints non ascci chars and burns though all my paper

When I print on my HP4550 color laser printer I have to baby sit the DP 300U because once the print job is spooled it either works or it doesn't work. And lately it hasn't been working all that often. What happens is that it dumps symbols across the top of each page and goes through then entire stack of paper in the tray before it will quit.

Any Idea how I can prevent this problem? Would greatly appreciate it considering I have been living with it for years now.


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Re: Print server prints non ascci chars and burns though...

Have you tried updating the firmware? If not, try this

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