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Printing Slow All of a sudden, my C3180 started to print extremely slow. I have run every clean-up program for my pc, but nothing makes the printer work faster. What used to take 5 seconds to print, now takes 5 minutes.

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    Same problem, after first normal copy the printer reverts to best quality but only has one star, lowest quality, fastest copy selected.



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check the length of the usb cable. if it is very lengthy then there would be problems with the speed.

if not
> unplug the usb cable
> click "start-->control panel--> printers and faxes"
> select the printer icon and delete it
> restart the computer
> plug the usb cable
> wait for few minutes while the driver installations are complete automatically.
> once that is done, try to print

thanks and regards

Posted on Mar 18, 2008


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