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Printer is printing gibberish

My printer is printing mutliple (over 20 pages) of gibberish I have to trun off printer if i did not it would have finish the stack of paper within it

what seems to be the proble,

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Re: printer is printing gibberish

HP  for some reason has been having this problem for a long time. keep deleting the jobs, it may take awhile ( up to 5 min)
but it will go away.
I work a lot with HP's, so I've seen it a few times.

Posted on Oct 29, 2007

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