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Prints what looks to be bar code

My Nec 870, after loaded on my Windows XP system and printing a test page the page look like it was a printed bar code

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  • majec Mar 14, 2008

    I have the same problem. I did not get any warning of it during my printing. It was printing fine then pages came out with what looks like barcode across the page. The toner has been replaced. I am thinking it could be the photoconductor. Is that possible?

  • Anonymous Oct 01, 2008

    My printer was printing fine on Thursday, Monday I come in and it is printing garbage, I changed the toner, thinking that would solve the problem, but so far, no success.

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I have the same problem. I have replaced both toner and photoconductor, did not solve the problem. I have been using XP for some time before my printer started acting up.

Posted on Jul 21, 2008

  • Will Stuivenga Oct 30, 2011

    I'm having the same problem. On my old Windows 98 computer, the NEC 870 prints text OK, but all of the graphics have the bar code look. I hooked the printer up to my newer (still several years old) Windows XP machine, and from their everything prints bar code look, graphics and text. Entire test page. I uninstalled and reinstalled the printer on both machines; made no difference.

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