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Cancel already sent job

My 10 year old son sent what he said was a thirty-page job to the printer from the Microsoft Paint program for a school project. I immediately tried to cancel it, because it was not printing right. After a few minutes on the computer it claimed that the printing job was cancelled, but now, no matter how many sheets I feed into the printer, it keeps printing the job. I need to know how to cancel the job from the printer's memory. I don't want to waste any more toner.

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  • ldscott71 Nov 12, 2008

    I want to print 10 pages from a 500 page and now ever time i try to print it keeps printing 500 . after i tunred it off and disconected from comp.

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Turn off the printer, and disconnect from computer..turn it back on, and clear all jobs from front panel controls

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