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Prints gibberish when i try to print, instead of printing what i send the printer prints out pages of what looks to be computer code?

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Power off and on the printer. Make sure that you are sending the job to the correct printer as setup on your PC. This sounds as though you are printing to a default printer set on your PC and have a different printer type physically connected. Make sure that you have the correct printer driver installed and then set this as the default printer. Then all should be OK. If you have what you think is the correct printer installed and physically connected to the PC then uninstall it from the system Printers and reinstall it to the system Printers. Also make sure that the driver is the latest available from the manufacturers website support / download drivers section and is the right one for your operating system.

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First test a different USB cable. A faulty data cable can cause the problem.

Once you are sure the cable is OK, reinstall printer software. A corrupted or wrong printer driver software is common cause for this kind of problem.

You can reinstall software using printer disk, or download from manufacturer website.

Start software setup with printer USB not connected.

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