asked Jun 9, 2006 at 8:27am
Hp HP Color LaserJet 2840

Overlapping Characters - HP Color LJ 2840

I have a new HP Color LaserJet 2840. When printing several pages I randomly obtain overlapping characters. The information is correct but the alignment is off. The overlapping occurs off and on, and can be off as much as one space to half a line. I will be grateful for any suggestions.


Hi larry have you checked the HP web site for latest "FIRMWEAR" and you say its new should have warranty other wize it may be a timming issue maybe,could be a slow magnetic clutch?, Or transfer unit. hope this helps

by [email protected] on Jun 10, 2006 at 9:23pm Add comment
Thank you for the information. I have scanned a page, with the overlapping text, into a PDF file; is there a method of posting the file to this site. I have also listed additional details about the printer below:

The affected pages are in black and white, with no graphics.

The operating system is MS Windows XP, with all security patches up-to-date.

The application when the overlapping problem occurs is MS Word 2003.

The printer driver in use is the HP Color LaserJet 2840 PCL 6 (Ver.

The firmware date-code of the printer is 20050901.

Thank you for your help.

by ljvt on Jun 12, 2006 at 11:27am Add comment