HP printer printing code not text

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mikeyredk, Feb 11, 2008.

  1. mikeyredk macrumors 65816

    Mar 13, 2003
    Hey was frustrated with using a hp deskjet 648c with windows since it wouldn't print a thing and it constantly jammed up so I took it to my mac. But with my mac it spits out around 20 and a half blank pages before it starts to print code not text but code I presume its the code that the computer is sending to the printer for it to decode and print here is alittle taste:

    14 dict begin/fontname /rjboxg+arialnarrow-bold def
    /painttype 0 def
    /encoding 256 array 0 1 255 {1 index exch/ .notdef put} for
    dup 33 /space put
    dup 34 /A put
    and it continues I used the drivers on 10.5 cd running 10.5.1 just saw .2 released but don't think that it will improve anything read the list on printing but ill give that a go later.

    any suggestions?
  2. Ugg macrumors 68000


    Apr 7, 2003
    You might try running the printer repair utility. If you loaded the software from the CD that came with the printer, it should tell you how to do that. If not, your best bet is to check out HP's troubleshooting section. It's actually pretty helpful, I've used it in the past.

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