04-10-2005 01:36 AM
PCL XL error
Also,using the standard PS driver I get the following error:
OFFENDING COMMAND: rW
Any help is appreciated
04-10-2005 04:18 AM
If you print the same file several times, do you always get the same error? Consistent (i.e. repeatable) PCLXL errors implies a PCL6 driver problem.
Intermittent PCLXL errors point more towards problems with the tranport (parallel port or network); check cables, connectors, routers, switches and network TIMEOUT settings, etc. Failing that, there could be a problem with the printer itself, of course.
If you use a PCL5 or PostScript driver, you should not get PCLXL errors (by definition), but then (as you have found) you might encounter different problems, of course; but your symptoms still probably indicate a hardware problem.
04-11-2005 04:13 AM
I believe the probem is with the print driver you are using for the PCL XL Error.
What I would try doing is going into the printers folder, deleting both drivers, then going into the Servier Properties of the Printers folder and deleting them both from the Drivers Tab.
After that, try downloading the newest PS driver from hp.com and installing that.
What Operating System are you using?
What connection type? USB, or Parallel?
That driver should be installing on a DOT4 port, and on the highest one.
Example: DOT_003 instead of DOT4_001
Let me know how that works for you.
05-25-2005 01:51 AM
Very annoying and environmentally unfriendly.
Let me know if you find a fix.
I'm using Windows XP (works OK with Mac).
05-31-2005 07:29 PM
offending command: (nothing)
I would suggest to switch off printing PS errors in the printer configuration. It is usually caused by a space character after a complete print job - this is seen as a beginning of a next print job by the printer, but since it is really just a space, the printer errors out
this above Illegaltag etc looks like more complex problem to me. I would try to install hotfixes and service packs and patches to the OS and to all applications doing it.