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Printer won't print full job

The printer only prints half a page, or one page out of a 3-page print job. The green ready light blinks, and when the go button is pressed, another half-page will print. It seems like the memory is overloaded -- but these are very simple text docs. I am using Mac OSX and printing through an airport.

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  • danoer1 Nov 24, 2007

    I have the same thing... seems to be since I upgraded to an airport square.  The printer will print two pages or more if the only thing on the page is one word or so, but when I print a multiple page document that has lots of text it prints the first page, green light starts blinking on the printer and second page... stays in the printer.  Press the green light and the second page comes out, but only top few lines.  Seems almost like a memory issue...8 MB memory, not upgradable...must be a software issue since it worked with my previous wireless network, and also works with my Dell laptop.




    dan

  • Anonymous Jan 22, 2008

    mym printer will not enlarge a print out

  • d_lar Sep 27, 2008

    I wondered if it's because it needs a new drum. Is your drum light blinking?

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I think their is leser is not taking fully of the document some problem in hardware.

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