Question about Lexmark 2381 Plus Matrix Printer
can someone explain to me, how it's possible that at random times, I get weird symbols on top of my chain paper. Sometimes all is ok, sometimes I get all sorts of weird symbols on top of the page.2 line with code language from DOS, spades, hearts , ç symbols , |, ....
Turning it out and back on solved the issue temporairy.
thanks already for hints...
You may get this if you send the file in the wrong printer language language. For example, if you send a Postscript file to a PCL printer or sending graphics to a printer in text mode. Resetting the power clears the print buffer.
I am not sure if you mean you reset the power, then send the same file and it is ok? If so, check your cable first.
Is it on a parallel cable, serial, usb or network?
Posted on May 28, 2008
The page below is related to the 2480, as there is no listing at Lexmark for a 2400 (it is a series).
Based on the description you have provided, I would suggest several resolutions are possible. If the printer is not powered through a UPS (or other power surge protected power supply), it could very well be caused by power fluctuations. This seems particularly possible given that resetting power alleviates the issue.
It is also possible that there may be a driver issue, especially if this occurs more often with certain types of documents or in particular processes. The page above is for a specific model, and references drivers for that model.
If this is not the proper model, and you can not find the proper model, an online chat (also accessible through that page) could possibly be the quickest way to resolution. Please let us know if you need further help, as there are numerous other sources for drivers, e.g., otherwise thanks for rating FixYa!
Posted on May 28, 2008
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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