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unsupported personality PCL

scottman29 asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
This is an hplaserjet 1012.  I have just found out that it is a host based printer, and not carrying any processor on board.  I've read the forums on HP and the internet only to find that the common solution is to cycle the printer.  Once done, it is only a matter of time before the printer will spit out a page that says "unsupported personality: pcl".  Any ideas how to make this one go away?



PS, it's hooked up via usb to Windows 2000 Pro.  I used the drivers on the cd, and just recently reinstalled them with the host based drivers off the website.

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