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Are you saying you are getting the same page printed many times? What happens when you make a single copy? do you get one copy or multiple copies? If you get one then then it does not sound like a machine fault. I wonder how you "Reinstalled" the driver. You should do this via programs, canon, uninstall. A lot of people go to printers and right click on delete thinking that uninstalls it. Try it my way and download the latest driver from Canons website. unplug the usb cable and install the software and only plug the cable in when prompted to. Hope fully all should be well. Now this may sound silly but if you are using windows vista then funny things can happen. Canon and vista dont go well but then what does with vista. lol
Try to make the self-test first: Power OFF Press "FEED" and keep it pressed and turn the power ON again. Did it print?! if Yes... There must be a cable problem or port. Is it USB? Serial? Parallel ? Let's say it's Parallel, go to the command line and type: "dir >lpt1" without the quotes and assuming it's connected to 1st parallel port did it print?! on serial would be "dir >com1" or, if it shows up in "Printers", pre-define it and just type: "dir >prn" Still doesn't work!? Try with a different cable, or other computer. You can use it even without installing the drivers...
disconnect the printer from the PC, and turn off the printer.
unisall the printersoftware from thePC.
reinstalled the printer software (don't connected printer yet).
restart the PC and turn of the printer, connected the printer to the PC.
print a test page form the PC. if it print, you are all set.
if not, go to Hp.com and see if they have a new printer driver listed.
its a dell problem with their software. Delete the printer from teh control panel & the program listing..then reinstall! Also...good old MS making billions from defect software products..Vista is still not solid! You may want to go back to XP home.
Normally to fix a printer that is printing gibberish, uninstalling and reinstalling the print drivers will fix this issue. Another thing that can contribute to gibberish print is using a USB cable that is too long.
With this particular problem (prints Zen), one solve is to uninstall any Dell toner management software. This is particularly true if you are running Vista and hooked up by USB. To uninstall the toner management software (Vista OS), go to control panel>programs>programs and feature>uninstall a program. From this list choose Dell software, choose a customized uninstall, and then choose anything that has to do with Dell toner management.
If the cartridges are old too this may be a problem. When ink gets old it can clog the cartridges. If they are old replace them with new ones. If they are new ones did you peel the protective covering off before you inserted the cartridges?
Hopes this helps