Printer feeds a sheet when I switch on my PC

  bjk 09:26 30 Jun 2006
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Poltergeist? This started a year ago: In the moment I switch on the PC, before the BIOS starts wakening up, and before the disks starts spinning, my printer (HP DJ 5652) switches itself on and feeds a sheet, ready to print. What is this? I use parallel cable (correct quality), when I disconnect this, it does not happen. One day when I only connected the power cable to the PC, before switching on the PC, the same happened. Anybody understanding what happens? Something with the power, or grounding? My OS is XP SP2.

  johnnyrocker 09:38 30 Jun 2006

is there for some reason a print queue?


johnny.

  bjk 10:50 30 Jun 2006

As far as I know, no. I don't know printers well, could there be something saved in the printer, could that be possible?

  Pamy 10:58 30 Jun 2006

Does this happen if you have the printer switched off, start your computer and when fully up and running, turn your printer on?

  bjk 12:12 30 Jun 2006

Yes

  bjk 12:22 30 Jun 2006

Pamy, just a second, to be precise: I have not tested excactly this situation, normally I have the printer switched off.

  geedad 13:31 30 Jun 2006

bjk.
Go to your printer's 'Property', then clear any jobs waiting to be printed.
geedad

  Graham ® 14:30 30 Jun 2006

Please clarify: is it taking a sheet in to the printer, or ejecting a blank sheet?

  wee eddie 16:26 30 Jun 2006

The solution was to turn off your printer at the end of the printing session rather than from the PC.

It will also save you ink as every-time the printer gets turned on, it goes through a cleaning cycle.

  p;3 18:32 30 Jun 2006

bookmarked; I have just learnt something from this thread, to leave my printer off when powering up:))

  bjk 19:50 30 Jun 2006

Thanks to everybody.
geedad: I cannot find any waiting print job in "Property"
Graham: It feeds a sheet, then waiting some time (obviously for a print job), then ejecting the balnk sheet.
wee eddie: My printer IS switched off after printing sessions, still it turns itself on when I switch on my PC.
p;3: It doesn't help just switch it off, I (or possibly you) have to disconnect it.

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