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Canon MP730 stops printing midstream

When printing on my Canon MP730, it beings the process as normal, I will hear the usual spooling sounds, etc. Then it prints out maybe a line or two of the document and stops completely, only to finally finish the job 30 minutes to an hour later ... maybe. The same happens whether on a B&W or heavily colored doc. What to do???

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  • Sarah Eff Aug 07, 2007

    It's with text or colored docs, indistinctly.

    What's interesting though, is that I printed out an efax today with no problem at all (which rules out the thought that it might be something with the print head).


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Is the issue the same with a anormal text document or just with heavily colored docs? If the text doc gets printed fine, then it is an issue with print spooler and we might need to work on that. revert & lemme know

Posted on Aug 06, 2007

  • Anonymous Aug 07, 2007

    Did you try to Uninstall the printer drivers & then deleted the registry entries also?

    Try it, just install the printer driver (not the whole software that generally comes with the Printer in a CD) & then try to print a text/pict doc.


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