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Slow print speed when copying

Have had G 85 for a number of years but recently the print speed when copying has dropped to about half what it once was. Sure could use some help. Everything else is fine.Thank

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  • oetyman Dec 21, 2007

    Have the same problem here. Everything else about the unit works fine. Just started copying, printing slowly a couple months ago. Scan is same speed as before.

  • wlllie Jan 15, 2008

    Ran maintainence program and then replaced the black cartrige. Now, the printer works fine. Hope this can help



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I'm using half of A4 size paper and when I print my file on it, it takes 20 seconds after feeding the paper. Is there anything I can do to make it faster?

I fixed your capitalisation, punctuation and grammar. Half of an A4 sheet is an A5 sheet and should take half as long to print an A4 sheet. Print speed is dependent on a number of variables;
Density of colour, the more colour or more blocks of black take longer. Yours is monochrome and these are the specs. You should get 12 pages per minute. It may be that your computer is slow and also is low on available RAM memory. This is an old printer and you may think about upgrading. I had one of these 10 years ago.

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While printing from the USB Port sometimes slow printout/data transfer will result in slow printing of print jobs. or The printer might be printing slow , pausing in between print jobs , or intermittent printing. The symptom solution is mention below, read and follow the instruction.

Solution 1

After the printer is installed on the USB Port, check the description under the Ports Tab what is selected. Please refer to the figure below : c00873625.jpg Using the USB/ Virtual Printer Port and DOT4/ HP Laserjet 2420, under the Port/Description Tab printer speed will be as per the standard. Whereas using the DOT4/ Generic IEEE 1284 under Port/Description Tab, Printer speed will be very slow. If DOT4/ Generic IEEE 1284 is selected by default, then you have to uninstall the USB driver from the Device manager and plug in the USB cable again. Then it will detect the printer and USB port with respect to the printer model. Insert the Driver CD as prompted and by default it will select the DOT4 HP LaserJet2420 Port.

Solution 2

  1. Insert the HP LaserJet 2400 print series CD-ROM.
    NOTE: If the HP Software does not automatically start, click Start , Run , and then Browse . Browse to the CD-ROM drive at the top of the window under look in and select Setup.exe .
  2. Select Modify Installation . Figure 1: Modify Installation c00369540.gif
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  3. Select the Language of your choice. Figure 2: Select Language c00369541.gif
  4. Click Next. Figure 3: Setup Wizard c00369542.gif
  5. Verify Reinstalling an existing printer is selected. Under Select the port for this printer , choose USB001 or Dot4_00x and click Next . Figure 4: Choose Port c00369543.gif
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  • First verify if an uninstall options is available. If an uninstall option is available under Start, Programs, HP LaserJet 2410 2420 2430 , use this method to uninstall the printer.

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I have a proform 785..the problem is the speed and incline decreases all of a sudden like within a minute...i raised the speed to 4 and it dropped to 2 within 1 min and same thing with the incline it...

Unplug unit remove motor shroud then start calibration procedure.
Press the Stop and the Speed Up keys down while inserting the safety key. If you cannot get into calibration then upper console needs to be replaced.
Press the Stop key one time. The Time window should read EP:2P. Some newer models may also say FP, Pass, or the like. This means that it passes the EPROM test. At this point if it show 2F FF or Fail then upper console needs to be replaced.
Press either incline key and the incline will calibrate automatically
Press the Speed Up key and hold it down until 85 is shown in the Distance window (some models may show the 85 number in another window).
If the top speed of the treadmill does not match the displayed speed on the computer console, adjust the max speed potentiometer (pot) on the motor control board. This is the board that the red and black motor wires connect directly into in the motor area. The Max Speed pot is clearly labeled.
The max speed potentiometer is a small square with a mobile center and is located in one corner of the board and is labeled MAX SPD. It is near the harness that carries the speed signal labeled H,W,L. Using a small insulated screwdriver adjust this potentiometer clockwise to speed up and counter-clockwise to slow down the max speed of the treadmill. A tiny turn of this potentiometer will make a big difference in speed so be careful when making adjustments.
It is not important to get the speed set exactly at the max speed of the treadmill but do make sure to get the speed within .2 MPH of the max speed of the treadmill. For instance if the max speed of the treadmill is 10 MPH, make sure to have the speed set between 9.8 MPH and 10.2 MPH. Some models have a 12 MPH top speed, so please check your manual if you aren’t sure.
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Has it always been slow, or is that a recent development? At its fastest, the FS-2000 only prints 31 pages per minute, and that's for regular single-sided 8.5" x 11" with no special requirements. Anything else will (thick paper, longer paper, duplexing, etc.) will slow the print speed down.

One thing you can try to speed up the print speed is to change your spool options in the print driver. Go into the print driver (Control Panel > Printers & Faxes, right click on the FS-2000 and select Properties) and find where the spool options are located. Try selecting different spool options (such as waiting to send the job until all the pages have spooled, or sending it page by page) to see if any of them affect printing speed.

There are other options in the print driver's properties which could affect printing speed as well. Look around the different tabs and try changing some of the options to see if they make any difference.

You can also go to and download and install the newest version of the print driver, which might speed up processing as well.

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Cartridges may give a very slow printing if internally damaged, or :
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Hope this helps.

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