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Prints extra nonsense pages

My Dell 1710 has become a real pain. It never just prints what I want it to anymore. It always prints a page full of a nonsense letters and symbols first. Sometimes it prints a long document full of nonsense instead of printing what I want it to print. Sometimes this happens three or four times before it prints correctly. It's really becoming prohibitive because I am using double the amount of paper and throwing half of it away. Also, I am a bookkeeper and it becomes really ridiculous when I try to print checks. Somebody please help! I get the feeling that it's a simple fix because there's no way this printer would still be on the market otherwise. I am a day or so away from throwing it through the window!

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  • Benthos Jan 14, 2008

    My 1710 prints nonsense characters and will not print the document.
    This is not a network printer. It happened after I had used a printer switch to print a color document, then i switched back to the Dell. The correct printer (Dell) is selected in the document but still prints nonsense characters, 1 line.

    I tried shutting everything down and unplugging, then turning computer and printer back on. Still get the line of nonsense. Dell is selected as the default printer.

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This is a printer driver issue. so, here's where you get those fresh new ones.

http://support.dell.com

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