PostScript Errors, PCL XL Errors? Possible Corruption!

Yes we are talking corruption! Did you know that files and drivers can both become corrupt? If this happens you can have issues when trying to print. Issues such as no printing or blank pages can be caused by a corrupted file or driver. I guess it makes sense since all that data travels as 1 and 0s occasionally they must get mixed up or maybe a 2 gets thrown in there, ok so twos don’t get thrown in but corruption happens. Documents can become corrupt from excessive edits and reformatting or just for no apparent reason. Try cutting and pasting the information into a new document space and see if that helps.

Drivers can also become corrupt. In that case uninstall the driver completely and then reinstall following the instructions on the online support page for your printer. Simply search on “uninstall driver” for information on totally removing the driver. We also recommend that once the driver has been removed that you reboot your computer. Then you can reinstall the driver.

Are you seeing printed errors? What should you do? It depends on the error. If you are getting postscript errors there is a lot of information in the Online support about PostScript errors. The document will help you decide if the source is the system, an application, a file or an element of the file. Please take a look at the case and solution for PostScript errors in the support page for your machine, just search for PostScript errors. Click the following link, this or a variation of this case “Troubleshoot PostScript Errors” should be what you find.

When troubleshooting PostScript errors the frequency of the error will help to determine what is causing the error. If the error only occurs when printing a certain file or only from a specific application then it is probably not an issue with the printer or the driver but rather an issue with the file or the application. If it is the application then contacting the vendor of the application is the best way to try to resolve the error.

If a PCL XL Error message prints along with your job then chances are the PCL driver is to blame. The error is caused by a corrupt PCL driver. The issue can be fixed by fully removing the driver and port, rebooting the computer and then installing the latest PCL driver or even a PS driver from the Drivers and Download page for your machine.

I hope this has helped to answer some of your questions about PostScript errors, PCL XL error and corruption. If you have further questions, check out the support page for your machine. Post a question on the Xerox Customer Support Community Forum or give your local support centre a call.

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  1. Michael Parsons November 11, 2017 - Reply

    I have only just purchased the new Xerox 6515DNi multi Function Printer, but I seem to be experiencing extreme difficulty setting the printer up, I can’t seem to get the scanner to link with my iMac desktop computer and I am constantly getting an error on the Device App under notifications stating that there is an error (018-436), when I press the history button it shows that there are in fact two errors 029-717 and 029-710. Can you please give me some guidance. I purchased this printer after doing quite a bit of research about it and comparing it to other makes and was convinced that I had purchased a great machine. The printing seems to operate well as does the copying but not the fax. I am not on a network as I operate from my own office and only have one computer and yet when trying to scan from the App I am faced with the question where I should send the scan – FTP or Network, neither have been registered when I went through the setting up procedure as I had no idea what these things meant and I am not on an office network. HELP!!!

    • Cheryl Otstott November 29, 2017 - Reply

      Hi Michael,
      Thank you for reading the At Your Service blog. Please take a look at the solution for scanning to an application and see if that is a solution that will work for you. If not please consider contacting your local support centre for further assistance.

  2. Aharoni February 22, 2018 - Reply


    can you please translate notification errors:
    both displayed on C405V_DNM


    • Cheryl Otstott February 28, 2018 - Reply

      Hi Aharoni,
      Thank you for reading the At Your Service blog. Please take a look at the solutions for fault code 016-910 and fault code 024-910. Both fault codes indicate an issue with the paper you have loaded not being the correct size for the document you are printing.
      If the problem continues please consider contacting your local support centre.

    • Fractaler March 28, 2018 - Reply

      fault code 016-910: I was helped by the fact that in the properties of the printer I set not automatic selection of paper location, but its specific position – tray 1. So, no “automatic” of paper location.

      • Cheryl Otstott March 30, 2018 - Reply

        Hi Fractaler,
        Thank you for reading the blog and the comments. I appreciate you sharing your solution with us!

  3. Ezat July 4, 2018 - Reply

    I have problem with printing
    Enable postscript on devices

    • Cheryl Otstott July 31, 2018 - Reply

      Hi Ezat,
      Thank you for reading the At Your Service blog. With so little information and no machine model number. I really can’t offer any help please contact your local support centre for assistance.

  4. Marie October 18, 2019 - Reply

    Hello. I have just purchased the Xerox VersaLink c400. It keeps showing an error message which is: error (018-436). I can’t print anything due to the error. Can you kindly provide some insight into what this means and how I can rectify it please?

    Thank you; much appreciated.

    • Cheryl Otstott January 14, 2020 - Reply

      Hi Marie,
      Thank you for reading the blog. The 018 codes indicate an issue with configuration. The exact code you mention is not listed. Could it be 018-406? If so see the solutions for that error HERE. If this does not help please consider contacting your local support centre.

  5. Harri Saarinen December 15, 2019 - Reply

    I have Xerox WorkCentre 6015, code 092-910?

  6. Ms Hutchinson March 15, 2020 - Reply

    I have purchased a xerox VersaLink C400 in October 2019. Since then I have experienced nothing but different error message codes. I have contacted Xerox a few times to advise you of the error codes. You have even almost insulted me by asking whether I have given you the correct error code! I contacted you in October 2019 at least twice. I have reset the printer twice today to see if I can get a decent print session from it. Now it comes up with 029-710 today’s date is 15.3.2020. Another fault code I saw on 26.2.2020 showed me
    075-100. This is causing me so many problems and seriously impacting on both my children’s homework tasks and my own things to use. I have registered the printer under guarantee and I am contacting the seller today to see if and how I can return it. I am left wondering if the device is faulty. This was purchased after a lot of deliberation researching many other printers by different companies. I chose this model based on the capability and the name I thought I could trust.

    • Cheryl Otstott April 23, 2020 - Reply

      Hi Ms. Hutchinson,
      Thank you for reading the blog. I understand your frustration and you may have already resolved the issue. If not I would suggest that you take a look at the solutions for the fault code 075-100. For the fault code 029-710 please see this solution. If you are still having issues and if these solutions do not help please consider contacting your local support centre for additional assistance.

  7. Mikael Enocson May 13, 2020 - Reply

    I have two Xerox WorkCentre 6515 printers that give me some headache when I cannot print pdf’s straight from the internet without getting the annoying 016-910 code. If I first download the pdf’s I can print them out. What is even more confusing is that I can’t erase the message about the 016-910. I want to get rid of it but the machine wont let me erase it. It just tells me something about an app… and I really hate apps. I don’t really like the issues about this printer. It seems the product is not userfriendly and it seems I really have to spend lots of hours reading all in the manual, which I haven’t done sofar. Sad, because when it prints, it does it very well…

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