Printing intermittent garbage Okipage 24DX
Posted on 2004-09-27
I have a shared Okipage 24DX printer attached to LPT1 on my Windows Server 2003 Small Business Server. Intermittently we get garbage printed out in the course of printing other documents. I've isolated my testing to the server only. I've tried using both the Okidata driver and the Microsoft driver both provided with SBS 2003 OEM. It has been suggested that my printer may have bad memory but I am skeptical because I've never had bad printer memory before (although I don't usually work with Okipage/Okidata printers either). I'm looking for feedback on this problem. I'm leaning towards a hardware issue but I'm not sure what else might be causing the problem.
Bad parallel printer cable?
Bad parallel port? (it is a new HP server)
BIOS settings on server?