I hit the print button and my printer has printed over a hundred pages and I finally turned off the power but I know when I turn it on, it will continue to print. How do you stop it from printing when you want to???? PLEASE HELP...I'vw wasted so much ink and paper already!
Your printer has some of the pages stored in memory, and your computer also has some of the pages stored in the memory (spooler) on your computer.
If you turn off the printer, the computer thinks the printer went off-line and it waits for it to come back on, and then just keep churning off pages. OR.... Something will get messed up and 100's of garbage pages will start churning out.
The deal is to clean out the memory on the printer, AND clean out the spooler on the computer.
Simplest way (hopefully) is to turn off both units. That may solve it. However, sometimes the spooler on the computer will keep trying to print. Down in the lower right hand corner of your screen should be a picture of a printer. Double click that and you'll see the print job. You should be able to select the print job, hit delete, and clear it from the spooler.
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If the light flashing is the "light bulb like button" or the "Ready/Light" button, it means that either the printer is:
• The printer is busy receiving and processing data or printing. • The printer is printing a directory, font list, menu settings pages, or Print Quality Test Pages.
If it's Busy: • Wait for the message to clear. • Press and release Cancel to cancel the print job. • Press and hold Cancel to reset the printer.
If it's printing a directory, a font list, menu settings pages, or Print Quality Test Pages: • Wait for the pages to print. The Busy message is displayed as the pages print. The Ready light is on when the printing stops. • Press and release Cancel to cancel printing. • Press and hold Cancel to reset the printer.
Assuming you're running Windows, go into the control panel, select printers, select your printer, double click on it and cancel all print jobs.
Possibly, someone wanted 3 copies and hit 300 or, someone's messing around. Look at what is being printed 300 times, and you should be able to figure who ran the print job.
it means that the spooled pages was somehow interrupted in the process, either by power interruption or by any means, pls cancel all documents that was queued from your PC and restart again, the printing once again. and cancel the printer button as well from the printer, if there is still some jobs awaiting to be print
Nobody likes giving bad news, but removing power from the printer while in operation has a very good chance of damaging the cirucitry of the printer.
Next time, simply open the paper tray, which will cause an error light to come on and the print job will stop. Or hit the cancel button on top of the printer. Either way, after that you can turn the power switch off, unplug the power, and then cancel the print job from your computer if the print icon is still present on the bottom right corner of your screen.
You may be able to bring the printer to a service technician to repair the problem, but it might not be fixable at this point.
Go to Start-> run . Type in services.msc. Find the print spooler service, right mouse click and choose stop. Open Explorer and go to c:\windows\systerm32\spool\printers and delete all files.
Go back to services.msc-- Print spooler. Right click and start service
Try cleaning your heads with appropriate solution. Then, cancel all print jobs. Try again. If it does the same i would turn it off, inplug all the cables, replug all and turn on. Try again. If still no good, completely unistall printer then reinstall it. Try once more. Good luck