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By kagi87 ·
My Network printer is printing gabbages when no one has given a printing command so what can I do to solve the problem

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by Mike O In reply to Networked printer

What print server is it? Something connected to the parallel port? HP JetDirect network card?

Offhand I would say try resetting the card/print server. If it's a JetDirect card, I would go through the printer and reset the card to factory defaults and see if that fixes it.

Good luck!

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by kagi87 In reply to Networked printer

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by mrjay67 In reply to Networked printer

Make sure everyone has the correct friver. If no one actually is sending data to it then there might be a jabbering NIC(or whatever allows it to connect to your LAN) on the printer. If the users are connecting to it by its name try giving a new IPaddres to it. It's possible however unlikely that someone could be sending something to it from the internet. If they dont have it setup correctly it could print garbage as well.

If you have verified that no one anywhere is sending data to itthen there is something wrong with the printer. If you have the time unhook the network cable and see if it continues. If there is still a problem then the issue is with the printer itself and nothing else. Depending on age or type may be time fornew one. If it's a laser or high end printer might be worth getting a printer pro to look at it.

If the problem only occurs when LAN is hooked to it then problem likely exists with someone or some PC sending out bad data to it.

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by BudTheGrey In reply to Networked printer

This may also be a symtom of the BugBear Virus.

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by DEREKHYPS In reply to Networked printer

I know the answer, it happened to our office. a persons pc was sending garbage to all the printers in the building. its the bugbear virus. find the bugbear fix on the net and run it on all the pc's to find the culprit.

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by boardswapper In reply to Networked printer

I just had the same problem today. I my case the user had the printer hooked up to the usb and parallel port. also he had the lpt port still assigned to his old printer. In addition the printer would try to reinstall itself everytime it rebooted because it was attached to the lpt port and a usb port. Maybe this will help if its not a virus,gives you several things to look at

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