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Prints one job then stops

I connect via Ethernet using Appletalk. Works for one job only. Then it doesn't see the next job I send until I turn it off and on. I have my router set up so that has a fixed IP of

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  • Swift2001 Mar 15, 2008

    Thanks. In the meantime, I looked at, and they gave me an idea. I had been using appletalk (I'm on a Mac) as the printer language, and either an old driver from Samsung or the Generic Postscript printer selected. MacFixit suggested that I change to IPP printing, and try LPR and the other... protocols? Well, that was it. I turned off Appletalk as the printer language, clicked IPP, entered the known, static IP address, and changed it to LPR. It really works like a charm. Now I just want to buy some Samsung RAM, because with 16 MB, an emulated Postscript 3 is very slow.



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I am a little confused as to whether you have to restart your printer or reset your router.
If the issue is having to turn your printer off, then sounds like you have to reset or reload the software.
Perform a memory clear to rid the printer of corruption or download and install a new driver.
There is an outside chance also, that your toner cartridge could be very low on ink and not telling you that. It resets the print quality as it starts.
Also a bad memory stick could cause it to lock up.
Start with looking in your menus or a memory clear, and NVM reset. Please before you do anything with memory make sure you know your printer address settings. IP, Gateway and subnet if used.
Highest level of suspician is printer software corruption or driver corruption.

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