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Printer printing gibberish

My printer is printing multiple (over 20 pages) of gibberish I have to turn off printer if i did not it would have finish the stack of paper within it

I have installed the printer on another and newer machine the same problem this is preventing me from doing my work

what seems to be the problem

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Are you sure it's not the drivers (or the program using the drivers)?  Try installing a ps driver and see if printing to it will solve your problem.  If so, just uninstall and reinstall.

If that doesn't work for you, try a new cable.

If that doesn't work, you're probably looking at a new formatter board (expensive).

You can test some things by pressing menu buttons, then item buttons till you get to :

  1. Information
  2. Configuration Page
If that prints fine, go to:
  1. Diagnostics
  2. Print Test Page
I think that's the name of the test pages, I can't remember now, I'll have to check at work tomorrow morning.  Let me know if I got it wrong.

Posted on Oct 30, 2007

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