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Printer driver Network printing?Port chk

By meltvn ·
Hi

My first problem is a HP 4L LaserJet. It printed ok and started to print an extra page with the letter @ on it, after the original document finished printing. Then it started printing Garbage. I removed the printer and reinstalled it as well as the four network connections to it thorough the computer it is connected to. It worked fine, but the next day all started over again same story. Some other IT company was called out and the same was done as above except the Reinstalling of the network connections.
It worked fine for a wile but the same problem is starting again but not always.
Is there any advice out there?
We use windows 98.

How can I test If a printer port is blown or not?

Thanks
Melt

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by RCC In reply to Printer driver Network pr ...

You should try different frivers (updating these on all machines!): PCL5 and 6, PS.
Also, if you have a jet-direct card or printserver, look for firmware updates at HP. I had some similar problems and it turned out that the current firmware couldn't cope with the network demand anymore.
I hope this helps.
Regards,
Radu

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by BuffaloDan In reply to Printer driver Network pr ...

Check the system that is hosting this printer for viruses...

Check this systems HDD for possible hdd/file system problems (basic scandisk/defrag)

you may also try to share this printer from another PC, see if the problem follows the printer ornot.

it's always good to make sure you have the latest and greatest device drivers from HP.

Does only local printed output cause problems, or does only print requests from networked systems have problems? or both...

ONly 5 workstations printing to this, i don't suspect network demand...

Possibly flaky rame inside the printer itself
as well, becoming worse as the printer warms up...

Good luck...

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