General discussion

Locked

Printer of Hearts

By Demosthenes ·
When I boot my computer my printer(Lexmark Optra E312L - parrallel) prints out 2 little hearts in the upper left of the sheet. The drivers are the latest. It's plugged directly into the computer. No network printers are mapped using LPT 1. And I installed the same printer on another PC and it doesn't have the same issues.
Any ideas out there? Thanks and have a good one!

This conversation is currently closed to new comments.

8 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  
| Thread display: Collapse - | Expand +

All Comments

Collapse -

Printer of Hearts

by Ann777 In reply to Printer of Hearts

I would look that the printer port on the computer. One time I saw this was when a sow bug (the kind that curls up into a round ball), had fried inside the computer between the connetions to the port. Don't ask how it got in there... I don't know.

Collapse -

Printer of Hearts

by Shanghai Sam In reply to Printer of Hearts

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

Printer of Hearts

by jwilczyn In reply to Printer of Hearts
Collapse -

Printer of Hearts

by jwilczyn In reply to Printer of Hearts

CAUSE: This problem is usually due to a data signal generated through the PC's parallel port during the computer's power on self-test, or while restarting Windows 95 or Windows 98. In most cases, the data signal being sent determines if a particulardevice (or type of device) is attached to the parallel port. When the printer receives a string of data that it does not recognize, it will attempt to interpret the data and assign a character for the unrecognized signal. This results in garbage characters or symbols printing on the page.

WORKAROUN Change the parallel port mode setting in the PC's BIOS. HP recommends either ECP or bidirectional port mode settings; however, other settings may work, as well. For information on changing the parallel port mode on this specific PC, contact the PC hardware manufacturer.

Collapse -

Printer of Hearts

by Shanghai Sam In reply to Printer of Hearts
Collapse -

Printer of Hearts

by IPv6Guru In reply to Printer of Hearts

Or you could just fire up the printer after the PC has booted completely. I experienced the same problem with my old epson, and friends of mine advised me to give that a try. Always go for the path with the least resistance.

P.S. Epson gave out new EEPROMS about two months after I had sold mine (For no apparent reasen (blink)).

Collapse -

Printer of Hearts

by Shanghai Sam In reply to Printer of Hearts

Poster rated this answer

Collapse -

Printer of Hearts

by Demosthenes In reply to Printer of Hearts

This question was closed by the author

Back to Desktop Forum
8 total posts (Page 1 of 1)  

Related Discussions

Related Forums