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Continues paper feed

Machine is receiving a print order from the computer, but it won't print and just keeps running pages through one after another.

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Find your Print Queue (in Windows this can be found by Double clicking the default printer icon in Printers and Faxes.

Delete the first item on the list (or all of them - might be easier).

This should get rid of the problem print job.

Send a simple page to the printer to test what happens.

Good luck.

Posted on May 11, 2008

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