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Lexmark E238 Prints Garbled Text/Font

I had to upgrade to Windows 2000. Prior to this my Lexmark E238 worked fine. No problems with printing. I reinstalled my lexmark after upgrade and used the installation cd that came with my printer. Since the upgrade any time I try to print in Wordperfect 8, my text comes out like programing language. There is one line of text at the top of the page and it keeps printing page after page until I unplug it. There is no other way to stop it.

This does not happen in Word. I can print a document with different extension on it - ie. - *.rtf, or *.doc just with *.wpd and any document which I have not yet saved. I went to Lexmark and downloaded new drivers but still can not resolve it.

Can anyone help
Thank you in advance

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  • beatsjunky Jun 23, 2008

    @pjl ljobinfo userid = "system" hostid = "ibmzpro" @plj set lcolorsaver = off

    this is what is printed at the top of the page. i have installed every driver on their website, and have hooked it up with both usb and parralel connections. it's definitly the printer, i have used it on other machines too, and when its not jaming evry freakin page, its printing this garbage on the first page and just keeps printing out garbage until it runs out of paper! Since i just found out someone else has the same problem, i chaulk it up to experience, cut my losses, and never buy a Lexmark again. This things going in the closet as a spare. I'm DONE!!! Now that i know it's not just my machine, i am DONE wasting my time with this POS!!! same problem on diffrent machines, different os'es, different connections and different programs used. Last rezort was the internet and here i am. What a frustrating experience when a deadline is near and your printer just won't work and you can't fix it because it is defective! Now i am going to get another printer, and this time it's not going to be the cheapest printer in the store!



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Check that WP is using the same driver and the printer is called exactly the same as it is for Word.
Make sure that the port assignments etc are the same and that you install all printers via Windows, not in a program.

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