My laser printe started spitting out rubbish and I have no idea why. I have an NEC Superscrip 870 laser printer from 1999 (worked like a champ until yesterday).
When I print a test page from the printer itself, it comes out fine (tells me how much memory is installed, how many pages it's printed, ect).
But if I print a test page from within Windows XP (from the properties box), or if I print anything else, like a simple text document, the page looks all jumbled and messed up. The text isn't legible, there's lines, and it's all scrunched up. It's like something is messing up the data transfer.
Things I've tried so far:
- New serial cable (no usb on this printer).
- Deleting the printer profile and having WinXP reinstall it and the drivers.