printer switch-box causes unstoppable blank pages

  seligkram 14:57 08 Mar 2003

I have 2 PCs connected via an automatic switch box, using fully wired male/male plugs, to a Samsung laser printer. When either PC is powered up or powered down, the printer spews out unstoppable reams of blank pages and garbled pages. This does not happen if I connect simply PC to printer. I've tried reinstalling the drivers, and swapping over the leads but no good. Is it something to do with the printer settings eg network printer/ordinary printer, or the spooler settings, or does anyone have any ideas please?

  Switcher 15:46 08 Mar 2003

Can't help re cause of problem but suggest "if possible" connect one PC to printer using parallel port and other using USB thus eliminating switch box.

  seligkram 16:19 08 Mar 2003

Thanks, switcher, I'll try this when I go to my ofice tomorrow.

Anybody else got any ideas on cause of this problem, please?

  recap 16:28 08 Mar 2003

seligkram, as your printer is a Laser printer is your switch a laser printer switch?

  seligkram 09:05 09 Mar 2003

To Recap it a laser printer switch - is there a difference?

  recap 10:17 09 Mar 2003

seligkram, a friend of mine has a inkjet and a laser printer set up. He found that he needed a switch that could handle the laser printer. They are a little more expensive but well worth it.

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