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Why Did My Printer Conrinue To Print ?
« on: 18/02/2009 18:02:41 »
Dearest Printologists,



See my printer ?





Nice eh ?..it has stuff on it !!


Yesterday I needed to print out ten copies of a document....lovely...printed it out well nice !!


Being a greedy sheepy I then wanted to print out a further twenty of the aforementioned document (just a word doc)....


Twenty came and twenty went and the printer continued to print until the paper had run out....this is the third time this has happened !!

Why's that then ?...is it because my crapo-laptopo is just a piece of crapo junk ?...or is it a printer problem ?

Thanks for all your help !




Neil
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Why Did My Printer Conrinue To Print ?
« Reply #1 on: 18/02/2009 18:30:02 »
Is it printing just the page you want 20 times or until the paper runs out..... or is it printing different documnts after the first 20?
 

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« Reply #2 on: 18/02/2009 18:40:44 »
Is it printing just the page you want 20 times or until the paper runs out..... or is it printing different documnts after the first 20?

Thanks Kareny Mam, yes, it just continued to print the same document over and over again !
 

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« Reply #3 on: 18/02/2009 19:14:41 »
Mine has done that and it occured after being disconected...  yo need to go into your computer and go into your printer folder and clear your printed documents... then shut down your computer and wait a few seconds boot  it up again and make sure your computer recognises the printer then try again.. making sure you select thecpies yadda yadda yadda.. you know the routine....If it still screws up start counting your sheets beforeprint jobs then cancel prining after last sheet prints....Lol... until someone else can see what else could cause it...
For me.. that has always crrected the problem!
good luck...
check your settings..make sure it i not 20 sets of the 20 copies..you know?
 

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« Reply #4 on: 18/02/2009 20:13:38 »
And don't double-click the print button. :P

If you go to Start > Settings > Printers and Faxes (or some such, might be slightly different depending on OS) you should be able to see your printer there, go into that and it should list the current jobs in queue. Make sure your job isn't double listed or something, and if it happens again just cancel it that way.
 

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Why Did My Printer Conrinue To Print ?
« Reply #5 on: 25/02/2009 22:11:40 »
It could be a software bug in the printer or driver, but it could equally be that you accidentally put 200 in the 'copies' box...?

As one large software vendor used to put in their license agreement "Software is inherently complex and cannot be guaranteed free of error". I don't think they say that any more, although it seems to be more relevant now than ever before.
 

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« Reply #6 on: 25/02/2009 23:10:48 »
And don't double-click the print button. :P

If you go to Start > Settings > Printers and Faxes (or some such, might be slightly different depending on OS) you should be able to see your printer there, go into that and it should list the current jobs in queue. Make sure your job isn't double listed or something, and if it happens again just cancel it that way.

Sweet !!..Thanks Madidus_Scientia...nice tip !....and if ewe were a girlie I bet ewe'd have nice ti** too !!
 

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« Reply #7 on: 25/02/2009 23:11:55 »
It could be a software bug in the printer or driver, but it could equally be that you accidentally put 200 in the 'copies' box...?

As one large software vendor used to put in their license agreement "Software is inherently complex and cannot be guaranteed free of error". I don't think they say that any more, although it seems to be more relevant now than ever before.

Kewl !....It's a shame they don't guarantee that the user can be " free of error"  !!
 

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« Reply #8 on: 25/02/2009 23:17:20 »
Oh boy !

whilst I was enjoying laying some dog eggs tonight and whilst the Super Puter was in sleep mode....the printer just splurged out a blank piece of paper !!.....what's that all about ?

I think as techmind has stated, perhaps I have a bug or faulty driver. I DO keep the printer on all the time. Should I turn it off when I power down the puter ?..if so...should I turn it off before powering down  ? and should I turn it on before powering up ?

So many printer probs, so many nice peeps to propagate preferential practicalities !  ;D
 

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« Reply #9 on: 26/02/2009 05:02:48 »
That sounds like you ned to go to your printer settings and make sure to uncheck the divider pge.. a blank page that is sometimes inserted at different points of printing...seems like you have to unchec the box...I can't remember for sure...
 

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Why Did My Printer Conrinue To Print ?
« Reply #10 on: 26/02/2009 09:27:18 »
I have just the tool for dealing with your printer problems, would you care to borrow it?

 

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