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A Mohanraj Stanley
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Registered: ‎07-18-2005
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PCL XL error warning : illegal media source

I have problem with my HP1320N printer. It prints a extra page whenever give print command and in the extrapage the msg was

PCL XL error
warning : illegal media source.
Please tell me how to solve this problem.
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jef01
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Registered: ‎07-17-2005
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Re: PCL XL error warning : illegal media source

-check this link out: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c00159488

maybe it could help you solving your problem

-look at the page settings

-do you use normal A4 paper? is it more fath as normal or is it less fath the paper? And look also to the printer settings of he allows other sizes and other thickness of paper
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Chris H
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Re: PCL XL error warning : illegal media source

An Illegal Media Source error implies that you have asked the printer to draw paper (media) from a source (input tray) which does not exist on the device.

Ensure that the Device Settings in the driver properties matches the actual device configuration.
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Re: PCL XL error warning : illegal media source

Check if this happends from a certain program or even with a test page.If this also happends with a test page,install the LJ 1320 PCL 5e driver.
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Juan Rodrigo Torres
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Registered: ‎10-04-2005
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Re: PCL XL error warning : illegal media source

I have the same problem with LaserJet 1012 printer with the message: PCL XL error
warning: IlegalMediaSize.
Please any help will be apreciated.

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Chris H
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Re: PCL XL error warning : illegal media source

IllegalMediaSource implies that the print stream contains a request to load paper (media) from a SOURCE (tray) which is not available on the device.

IllegalMediaSize implies that the print stream contains a request to load paper (media) of a SIZE (e.g. Executive) which is not supported by the tray(s) on the device.
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bushmills4me
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Re: PCL XL error warning : illegal media source

I get PCL XL error

                         Warning:    IllegalMediaSource 

 

 

as a second page.

 

First page prints fine.

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Chris H
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Re: PCL XL error warning : illegal media source

>> I get PCL XL error

>>                       Warning:    IllegalMediaSource 

>> as a second page.

>> First page prints fine.

 

The printer has used an available paper (media) tray (source) as a substitute for the (unavailable) source specified in the incoming print stream, and printed the page using this available source.

 

It has then printed the warning (indicating the error) on a separate sheet; it would be less than satisfactory to print the warning at the beginning or end of the sheet on which the user's data has been printed.

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garthutc
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Re: PCL XL error warning : illegal media source

I have been able to bypass this problem which for me under WinXP-64 gave a warning message which I could ignore, and under Win7-64 printed incorrectly before giving this error on the next page.  Instead of using the Universal PCL6 Print Driver, upd-pcl6-x64-5.3.1.10527.exe, I installed the Universal PS Print Driver,  upd-ps-x64-5.8.0.17508.exe (downloaded from HP Support Downloads).  In my case it was on an HP2605dn, but this and related errors -- particularly with the use of the Statement paper size -- have been noted across a number of HP printers.

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Chris H
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Re: PCL XL error warning : illegal media source

You'll only get PCL XL errors when you are using a PCL6 driver, or one of the 'host-based' drivers which uses a stripped down variant of PCL XL as the basis of the host-based language (e.g. JetReady).

 

If you switch to use of a different Page Description Language (e.g. PCL5 or PostScript), then you won't get PCL XL errors but (assuming that the target device supports the chosen PDL) you may get other reported errors or print problems.

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MichaelGregg
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Re: PCL XL error warning : illegal media source

[ Edited ]

I had this error when I was selecting "Custom" as SOURCE.  (I did this because I wanted to hand-feed custom sized paper in.)

 

However... after doing some research... I changed SOURCE to "Automatically Select" and it's smart enough to print from the hand-feed tray without generating an error.

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