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HP Officejet k5400 printing out garbage

HP Officejet k5400 printing out garbage

I hooked up an HP OfficeJet printer to the LAN at work. The printer shows up with the other network printers, and everything looks fine. But when I send it a print job it just prints out garbage until it is rebooted. By garbage I mean blank pages or pages with a couple strange characters on it. What is going on here?

RE: HP Officejet k5400 printing out garbage

It sound to me like you don't have the correct print drivers installed for the printer. I would start by reinstalling print drivers that I downloaded from HP's website.

RE: HP Officejet k5400 printing out garbage

I think you're right. Apparently the driver for this printer is a bit fickled and isn't support on Windows Server 2008. This is my first time hooking up a computer on a large network with a print server and I didn't really understand how the drivers worked in this configuration (i.e. I did not know they were installed on the print server, duh).

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