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Hi our dell 1720 printer has been printing hundereds of pages of nothing but gibberish since saturday. At first I thought it was trying to print a file someone deleted before cancelling from the que but now it seems its doing it with every print job we send to this printer - even test print pages. This printer is in use at a hotel. Any ideas? Thanks ahead.

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I've found when this happens to our printers after we reload the driver the printer prints fine. You may not even need the disk. You can go to the Advanced tab in the printer properties and the driver should still be loaded on the PC's hard drive.

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