Continuous "PS Busy"
Cartridge (HP 33439P/Q) with a LaserJet IIP, a continuous PS BUSY
condition can occur if auto continue is ON and the document being
printed is longer than 1 or 2 pages. If the page is printed, this condition
may result in missing lines, shifted text, and some malformed letters. If
the faulty pages are ejected, the printer flashes PS BUSY on the display
indefinitely and no more text is printed.
This error condition can result from a fuser discharge phenomena that
causes a 41 ERROR in the LaserJet IIP. Since the PostScript mode of
operation does not report errors in the same manner as PCL, the 41
ERROR is not displayed and the printer displays a continuous PS BUSY
Many other conditions can cause a similar PS BUSY symptom.
However, if a LaserJet IIP printer exhibits this problem, a bad fusing
assembly is the likely culprit.
On rare occasion, when using the HP PostScript
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