My Lexmark printer is printing symbols?

I have a Lexmark ink-jet printer at home and I have been using it for s few months now. I generally use it for small scale work at home with minor printing of documents which mainly consists of black and white ink and it was working just fine. Recently I have noticed my prints are a bit akward and certain symbols appear in between the lines and between them. Does anyone know what is wrong with my printer? Please help.

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8 months ago

Whenever your Lexmark ink-jet printer prints symbols instead of business document then you need to follow these troubleshooting tips -

File Content

While printing using Lexmark printer, if you see jumbled or random symbols on the page then instead of proper content then firstly confirm that you have printed the file from the proper application. Because if you coincidentally print graphics file from the text-processing application then definitely your printer will print symbols (garbage content). Sometimes applications automatically open files which they can’t interpret and if you continue printing in such circumstances then you will not get the desired output.

Font File Corruption

Various times, corrupted font files play havoc while printing with Lexmark printer. No matter ff any font file gets corrupted during the power outage or you have accidentally loaded two versions of the same interface then you can face jumbled characters on the printing page. Sometimes when you use a freeware font file that is not formed properly then at that time you can face symbols on the printed papers. In such cases, you should replace font file with a clean copy so that your Lexmark printer can print properly.

Bad data connection

Printed output mainly depends on the data connection between your computer and Lexmark printer. If there is some problem with cabling then your printer will not print properly. If the data cable is loosed or damaged then connectivity hassles can manifest themselves in the obscure printouts. If you have connected your Lexmark printer wirelessly then check the signal strength and consistency. On the other hand, if you have connected via a hub then plug the Lexmark printer’s cable into CPU.

Printer Driver

If the printer driver is corrupted or you have installed incompatible or poorly designed update then you can face issues ranging from on-screen errors to on-paper snags. To resolve such issue, go to printer’s manufacturer website and download a driver installer.

I hope these procedures will help to improve printing process. If you have any doubt or query regarding Lexmark printer then please feel free to share with me, it's my pleasure to help you.

Good luck!

My Lexmark printer is printing symbols?


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