I bought my laser printer last May, and until last week, it was working beautifully. I also bought an inkjet printer second hand two weeks ago so I could print in colour now and then. I installed the driver from the site for the inkjet printer and it works great. To use either printer, I just used to unplug the usb cable from one printer and plug it into the other. Both worked fine, though it was a pain to unplug and plug, so I bought another usb cable for the inkjet. Both printers stopped printing. Little did I know that there is only one usb port for a printer. Fine, I figured that out, a little late.... Anyway, the inkjet printer works fine, but the laser printer won't work at all. It came with an installation cd which I have installed six times and uninstalled six times to no avail. It will not print a test page, but only an error page - Position: )x42b (1067) System: h6fwaim_mono/xl_image Line: 132 Version: QPDL 5.04 04-25-2005 I have no idea what this means. The laser printer will print a demo page, and as it was working all along with my Windows XP, it is definitely compatible, as stated on the demo page. Anyway, I always change to the default printer, depending on which printer I want to use, and make sure it's online when I want to print, but I get a pop up saying to check the printing queue and try the trouble shooter, which I have countless times. I can't print in Word, Note Pad or anything. The laser printer is plugged into the proper usb port on my tower, the ink toner is new, as of two weeks ago, everything is plugged in, there are no paper jams,the usb cord works because I'm using it for the inkjet, and I use the same cord for the laser. I have no idea what to do and I'm at my wit's end. I've even gone to the Samsung website and downloaded the driver, but it still doesn't work. Is it the printer, or my motherboard? I don't have a virus, I've done defragging, spy bot and ad aware, and I have Window Washer, if that helps. I love my laser printer and bought one initially so I could print more without constantly running out to get ink cartridges. If you can help me, I'd greatly appreciate it. I do need detailed step-by-step instructions though.
I have exactly the same problem as Mal1957 (above) Its driving me nuts. Now I will try some new shorter USB cables. Will report back
HP PSC 500 I cannot print my downloads. I click on "file" and get the "print box". I click on "print" and get the second "print box", but it doesn't have a print icon for me to click on.
The printer test page prints in raw format. I have an ML2010 with the exact same problem as you with the added complication that I am using a network print server. Anyway, after months of printing problems I clicked on printer properties and configured the printer port to print in RAW format instead of default LPR format and now the printer works just fine. Just click on your print driver's properties, then find the port that your printer is on and click the Configure Port button. Change the protocol to RAW and then apply all settings. Your printer should work now.
The answer is probably down to the usb port, they don't always like change, because you are trying to swap hardware in same port, they tend to want to stay with one or the other peice of hardware. If you have'nt got another spare USB port, which i assume you have'nt, invest in a 2 or 4 port USB hub(But make sure it's powered by a AC power lead and not just a usb powered hub, because some hardware will not be recognised e.g I Pods), this connects into your usb port and gives you 2 or 4 port more to use, and you won't need drivers for it. They are inexpensive and you simply plug it in. I think this will solve it for you
Try to rebrick your printer. Pull out power supply, black box where the power cord is plugged
in at the back of the printer, and put it back after 30 seconds. This will give enough time for the printer to reset itself.
You may also try to plug the printer to a different known working power outlet in the wall to identify if it's a faulty power outlet issue.
If that doesn't help, please contact Lexmark Technical Support Center for additional assistance.
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