Printer Reprints Last Printed Out Documents

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I have a HP printer that is shared on a desktop and is being used by almost three to four other persons. Lately the printer has been acting strange. The problem is that the printer retains the last printout before it is taken off and the next time it is placed on it prints it out. So for example, if i print a document of 10 page today and take the printer off. Tomorrow when i put the printer on it will reprint the 10 pages before as soon as i put it on. This has been happening every day. I already reinstalled the printer software but this did not help. What can be the cause and how can this be resolved as soon as possible? It is a waste of my ink and paper.

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Answered By 0 points N/A #116133

Printer Reprints Last Printed Out Documents

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I can point to you the following possible solutions.
First, the data carried from your PC to the network then to the printer must have been cached. Try to do a full reset on your router then connect back your four PCs and see if the problem have gone.
Second possible solution is to uninstall the printer driver on all four computers. My understanding on what you've attempted is you only uninstall the printer driver one PC only. Please do uninstall the printer driver on all four PCs and re-install again. Print to see if it's working.
Third possible solution is through isolation.
Try disconnecting all three PCs in such a way that only one PC is connected to the printer. And make sure there is no router involved here. Just a direct network between PC and printer.
Uninstall the printer driver and re-install it back. Now, try to print. If it's now ok, then the problem is solved. If it's not, then the printer itself is the problem in a hardware sense.

Answered By 0 points N/A #116134

Printer Reprints Last Printed Out Documents

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It mean that the memory of your printer is not becoming empty on print and it still remains in your printers memory and when ever you start it then it starts printing the pages. You need to flash your memory of your printer on each print. You need to check for the printer settings and then make sure they are selected as default settings. Also check after each print that the memory is flashed and there is no page left in your printer memory. After you look for this error you will be able to solve your problem.

It is easy to flash your printer memory you can just use your program or you can check for some configurations for your printer that will work with your printer memory. Try to reinstall the software of your printer and make its driver up to date. Check for any memory leak in your computer and  also make sure your printer is working properly and there is no paper jam in your printer.

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