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HP 2840 Page to Complex (Ethernet Printing)

I get page too complex when I print from network using postscript driver(not usb). How do you fix that?

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Turn printer on.
On your printer, press the Menu button
Press 2 (on the fax dial pad)
Press the right arrow (next to Enter button) until you arrive at "High Speed USB.
Press Enter
Press right arrow to select "Off."
Press Enter.
Press Enter again.

The printer will reboot automatic.

I hope this help!

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Try using a PCL driver

At this HP link

This link above is for windows XP

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