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HP Printers - Continuous Pages of Strange or Garbled Characters Print in Windows

This document is for HP printers that are set up to print from computers using Windows.
Communication issues between a computer running a Windows operating system and your HP printer might result in pages of garbled text that look like gibberish, or nonsense, or the letters could be scrambled. The text might include a partial page or a full page of random or unrecognizable letters and numbers. This issue is not related to ink or print quality. Do not perform common print quality troubleshooting steps, such as cleaning the printheads.
Figure : Example of garbled or scrambled text in a printout
Image: Example of garbled or scrambled text in a printout
 note:
Some of the following steps require restarting the computer. Consider bookmarking or printing this page for ease of reference.
Contacting HP for service in all countries/regions except Asia Pacific.
If you have completed all the preceding steps and your product still has an issue, service the product.
Go to HP’s Warranty Check Tool to determine if your product is in warranty, and then Contact HP to find authorized service dealers or schedule a repair. If your product is out of warranty, repair fees might apply.

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