Serial Communication

Serial communication is simply the transmission of data one bit at a time. With just one bit to transmit at a time, data can be transferred with a simple electrical circuit consisting of only two wires. In this fashion an eight bit byte is transmitted one bit at a time and the individual bits are reassembled into the original byte on the receiving end. Bit transmission occurs from the least significant bit to the most significant bit. Transmit on pin 2 and receive on pin 3. A printer is...

Printing Menu

When a Printing Menu item is changed through the printer control panel, the new setting then becomes the default value. However, any selections made through a software application will override printer control panel settings. See Figure 3-2, item A for the location of the Printing Menu on the Menu Map. When menu Map is displayed, press IflffffflH to print a configuration page and a menu map. The message printing Configuration page is displayed. (See Understanding the Self Test Printout,'' in...

Laser Statement for Finland

LUOKAN 1 LASERLAITE KLASS 1 LASER APPARAT HP LaserJet 5 5M laserkirjoitin on k ytt j n kannalta turvallinen luokan 1 laserlaite. Normaalissa k yt ss kirjoittimen suojakotelointi est lasers teen p syn laitteen ulkopuolelle. Kirjoittimen on hyv ksynyt Suomessa laserturvallisuuden osalta S hk tarkastuskeskus. Laitteen turvallisuusluokka on m ritetty valtioneuvoston p t ksen N o 472 1985 ja standardin EN 60825 (1991) mukaisesti. Laitteen k ytt minen muulla kuin k ytt ohjeessa mainitulla tavalla...

Paper orientation options for duplex 2sided printing

The four paper orientation options are shown and explained on this page. This kind of layout is often used in accounting, data processing, and spreadsheet applications. With this setup, every other printed image is oriented upside-down so that pages can be flipped through, as for a calendar. This is the conventional layout used. With this setup, every printed image is oriented right side up. This kind of layout is often used with clipboards. When short-edge binding in portrait orientation is...

Checking Installed PCL Fonts

Your HP LaserJet printer comes with 45 scalable fonts and one bitmapped Line Printer font. You can find out which PCL fonts are currently installed in your printer by printing a PCL font list. (If you have PostScript installed you can also print a PostScript font list. See Chapter 5 for more information.) The font list printout shows only permanent soft fonts. Permanent soft fonts are downloaded soft fonts that stay resident in the printer until you download other fonts to replace them, or...

Transfer Roller

1 Open the top cover and remove the toner cartridge. 2 Remove the transfer roller hook tool, located near the left end of the inside front panel. 3 Lift up on the chrome shaft using the hook tool. 4 Lift the roller up and out of its retaining slots. Discard the used roller. Be careful not to touch the black sponge-rubber on the new transfer roller. Finger oils on the roller can cause print quality problems. 5 Slide the right end of the new roller (the end without the gear) into the right slot....

Post Script Fonts List

The PostScript Fonts List has samples of the 35 built-in PostScript language fonts (see Figure 5-1 on the following page). The PostScript Fonts List displays only the 35 PostScript language fonts, with print samples for each font. The list will not display the printer's internal or downloaded PCL fonts or any PostScript language downloaded fonts. The characters shown on the PostScript Fonts List are printed in only one size. When printing from many applications you can scale these characters to...

SIMM Board Installation

The HP LaserJet 5 printer has four SIMM (Single In-line Memory Module) slots. The HP LaserJet 5M printer has three available SIMM slots (the fourth is used for the PostScript SIMM). Use the SIMM slots to install additional printer memory and printer languages (such as the Adobe PostScript language). For the HP LaserJet 5 printer, you can add up to 64 MBytes of memory (4 MBytes are standard). For the HP LaserJet 5M, you can add up to 40 MBytes of memory (6 MBytes are standard). Note Use only...

Specifying a Duplex Setup

To use the Duplex Unit a 2-sided setup must be selected in the HP Printer Driver. The drivers, can be reached from the Print dialog box in any MS Windows application. This is usually accessed from the Printer Setup or Printer Options command, however, each application may be different. Paper orientation and setup work together. The setup determines how the printer sets each page so that the printed areas on the front and back of each sheet match. Caution The duplex unit only prints letter, A4,...

Clearing Paper Jams

If a REMOVE PAPER JAM or REMOVE DUPLEX JAM message appears in the display panel, look for jammed paper in any of the locations indicated in Figure 7-1. (This message may also be displayed if the rear door is not closed correctly.) If paper jams are a recurring problem, see Repeated Paper Jams at the end of this section. Paper trays are not correctly loaded (see Chapter 4). Your print media does not meet the specifications listed in Appendix A. The media is in poor condition. The printer needs...

Printer Specifications

100 127V (+ - 10 ) 50 60HZ (+ - 2Hz) Power Consumption (typical for LaserJet 5 and 5M printers) During standby, 100 W (average) During PowerSave mode, 18 to 24 W During standby, 100 W (average) During PowerSave mode, 18 to 24 W Minimum recommended circuit capacity (typical printer) Environmental Product Stewardship Hewlett-Packard Company is committed to providing quality products in E an environmentally-sound manner. This HP LaserJet printer has been o designed with several attributes to...

Troubleshooting a SIMM Board

These messages can be generated when your printer is checking its internal memory. (For more information on the messages below, see Chapter 7, Solving Printer Problems.) This error indicates your printer identified a problem while checking memory. If x 0, the problem is in internal Read Only Memory (ROM). If x 1, 2, 3, or 4, the problem is in SIMM slot 1, 2, 3, or 4. See the checking procedure for 62.x ERROR described on the next page. The printer found a problem in its internal RAM memory....

Software ComputerPrinter Interface Problems

Job sent to printer but nothing prints Printer is off or not connected to an active power source. Make sure the printer is on, and the power cable is firmly plugged into both the printer and an active power source. Press EE to put the printer on line. Printer is on line but not receiving data. 1. Check for loose I O cable connections at printer and computer. 2. Try your I O cable on a system that you know works. 3. Check that the correct interface cable was selected and securely connected to...

Problems Using Optional Accessories

For general operation and problems, see Printing from the 500-sheet Tray 3 in Chapter 4. Paper jams and paper feeding problems. 1. See Clearing Paper Jams earlier in this chapter. 2. Ensure that paper weight is within recommended range. (See Appendix A, Media Specifications, and Chapter 4, Printing) Then see Chapter 4 for information on setting Tray 3 tension adjustment. Adjust the paper size knob for the correct size paper (see To Load Paper into the Optional Tray 3 in Chapter 4). 1. Ensure...

Optional Tray 3 Paper

2 Carefully remove jammed paper and any pages in the tray that are damaged. When jammed paper is removed from the tray too vigorously the pickup roller may be go rotated out of position. If a grinding noise o n. occurs during printer warm-up the roller is g g out of place. Turn off the printer and follow i the instructions in the Optional Tray 3 t Pickup Roller section in Chapter 8 for r readjusting the roller. 3 If necessary, partially remove Tray 2 and remove jammed paper. (You should not...

Network Management Utilities

Network Management Utilities allow remote configuration and control of networked printers. These utilities allow network administrators to setup and configure networked printers in a variety of network environments. Note Network utilities are available through the Custom setup option during software installation. These utilities will not be loaded when running the default (Typical) installation unless you are signed on as a network administrator. To add these utilities at a later time re-load...

500Sheet Tray 3 Details

C Set paper size with this knob. t D Adjust spring tension for each change in paper size and weight with g E Indicates amount of paper in tray. Note For best results, always fill the tray to the arrows in the middle of the paper length bracket (see step 3 on the next page). Overfilling the tray will cause paper jams. When loading the printer with a new size or weight of media, be sure to adjust the (C) paper size and (D) tension control. See the following pages for instructions on adjusting the...

To adjust print density from the control panel

1 Press imemi until CONFIG MENU appears. 2 Press ITHflffll until DENSITV se ng appears. 3 Press WBTUH Q to reach the print density setting you want. 4 Press ISHTflBt to save your selection. An asterisk (*) appears next to your selection in the display. 6 Print a self test and examine the print pattern (see Chapter 7, Testing the Printer). 7 Continue adjusting print density until you are satisfied with the print pattern.

Envelopes

You can print many types of envelopes with your printer. Some envelope styles perform better than others because their construction is better suited to laser printing. Envelope construction is very critical. Envelope fold lines can very considerably, not only between manufacturers but also within a box from the same manufacturer. Successful printing on envelopes is very dependent upon the quality of the media. Weight The weight of the envelope paper should not exceed 28 lb (105 g m2) or jamming...

Printing Envelopes

You can print envelopes from Tray 1 or from the optional Envelope Feeder. This section explains how to print envelopes from Tray 1 using your software application or the printer control panel. If you purchased the optional Envelope Feeder, see Printing with the Envelope Feeder later in this chapter (see the Envelope Feeder User's Guide for detailed instructions). Caution Never use envelopes with clasps, snaps, windows, coated linings, self-stick adhesives (peel and seal), or other synthetic...

Memory Configuration Menu

This menu contains the items for personality Resource Saving and I O Buffering. Depending on how your printer's memory is configured, any combination of menu items and possible values can appear. See Chapter 5 for additional PostScript information. When you change an item in this menu, the printer automatically resets, and all fonts, macros and downloaded data in the printer are lost. Memory Configuration Menu items can be selected only from the printer control panel. You cannot change them...

Stopping a Print

A print job can be stopped from the fob HFHBHI button or from a software application. In either case, the printer prints the pages it received before you stopped the print job, then cancels the remainder of the job. Note Do not stop a print job from both the printer and the computer. Cancel If the printer experiences an error, such as a paper jam, the error must be cleared before a print job can be canceled. To stop a print job from the printer Press IfOnCFnCRTI to stop the print job. The...

Saving Power with the Power Save Feature

To reduce the amount of power it consumes, your printer has a PowerSave feature. PowerSave shuts down the fuser after the printer has been idle for a specified amount of time. The PowerSave feature is both adjustable and optional. You can set PowerSave to start after the printer has been idle 15 minutes, 30 minutes, 1 hour, 2 hours, or 3 hours, or you can turn PowerSave OFF. By default, PowerSave is ON and the amount of idle time is set to 30 minutes. When the printer is in PowerSave mode, the...

Warning Messages

Warning messages indicate that something has gone wrong with the printer. The problem is not serious enough to prevent printing. The table lists the messages in alphabetical order. This warning means that the requested language for the print job did not have sufficient printer memory. The job will not print and will be cleared from memory. INSUFFICIENT MEMORY, PRINTING AT 300 DPI This warning indicates that the PostScript job could not be printed at 600 dpi so the job was printed at 300 dpi....

Vertical Lines

If sharp black vertical streaks appear on the page, the photosensitive drum inside the toner cartridge has probably been scratched. Replace the toner cartridge. If smeared black vertical streaks appear, the fuser may be bad. Inspect the rollers for scratches and excessive wear and, if necessary, replace the fusing assembly as described in User-Replaceable Parts in Chapter 8. If toner smears appear on the leading edge of the paper, the paper o guides are dirty. Clean the printer as described in...

Vertical Repetitive Defects

If marks repeatedly appear on the printed side of the page The toner cartridge is damaged. The circumference of the toner cartridge drum is 3 3 4 inches (95 mm). If a repetitive mark occurs every 3 3 4 inches (95 mm) on the page, replace the toner cartridge. The developer roller is defective. If a repetitive mark occurs every 2 inches (51 mm) on the page, replace the toner cartridge. The charger roller in the toner cartridge is defective. If a horizontal black line occurs every 1 1 2 inches (38...

To reserve and lock out Trays

Changes the configuration of Tray 1 from the primary printing source (TRAY 1 FIRST) to a reserved printing source (TRAY 1 CASSETTE), and specifies a media size. Selects a size for Tray 1 from the control panel. 1 Press mem until CONFIG MENU appears. 2 Press ITHflffll until TRAY 1 setting appears. 3 Press WfffflB Q until TRAY 1 CASSETTE appears, then press EHHBX 4 Press ITTflffl until LOCK TRAY NONE appears. 5 Press WfffflB Q until LOCK TRAY 1 appears, then press EHlflBtl to save your...

User Replaceable Parts

During the printer warranty period, Hewlett-Packard recommends that only HP-authorized service technicians service your printer. After the warranty period, some worn parts can be replaced by the owner. See Chapter 7, Solving Printer Problems, to troubleshoot problems that may be related to worn user-replaceable parts. WARNING Switch the printer off and unplug before replacing parts. Failure to do so may result in personal injury or damage to the printer. Allow the printer to cool for 30 minutes...

Background Gray Toner Shading

If the amount of background toner shading becomes unacceptable, the procedures described below may help to clear the condition Increase the density setting (see Adjusting Print Density in Chapter 6). This will decrease the amount of background shading. Change the paper to a lighter basis weight. Check the printer's environment very dry (low humidity) conditions can increase the amount of background shading. Replace the toner cartridge. Replace the transfer roller (see User-Replaceable Parts in...

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IR Adapter wireless printing Other accessories and options not shown are available. For a complete listing, see the table on the following page. HP LaserJet 5 5M Accessories and Options 250 sheet tray legal, letter, executive, A4. Includes a base unit and an adjustable 500 sheet tray for legal, letter, executive, and A4. 500 sheet tray legal, letter, executive, A4. Supports Commercial 10, 73 4 Monarch DL, The Duplex Unit allows you to automatically print on both sides of a page. 9-25 pin...

HP Laser Jet Utility

The HP LaserJet Utility allows you to control most printer features from your computer screen. You can display or customize the current control panel message. You can name the printer, assign it to a zone on your network, download files and fonts, and change most of the printer default settings using this utility. You can set the printer's password and even lock out the control panel without leaving your computer. The utility's illustrated screens make selecting printer features from your...

Understanding Printer Messages

The following tables list printer messages, their meanings, and recommended actions. Printer messages are divided into four categories This message is displayed during a memory reset. When completed the printer returns to the ready state. CONTINUOUS TEST, PRESS JOB CANCEL KEY This message is displayed during a continuous self test. Press UBb BBHWHIto stop printing. Several pages may still print until the print buffer is clear. This message is displayed when the printer has received data and is...

PCL Fonts Menu

PCL Fonts Menu items allow you to choose the default font and symbol set. Printer Control Language PCL is HP's printer language. You can also change such PCL Menu items as the SOURCE through your software application. See Figure 3-2, item B for the location of the PCL Fonts Menu on the Menu Map. Press ISHBH1 to print a list of the PCL fonts. See Understanding the PCL Font List Printout, in Chapter 7. Internal fonts Permanent soft fonts SIMM Module n slot number. Fonts stored in one of the four...

Understanding the PCL Font List Printout

Figure 7-3 is the first page of a sample PCL Typeface List. Letters in the sample font list match numbers in the key to Figure 7-3 shown below. See Appendix B, Common PCL Printer Commands, for step-by-step instructions on using printer commands to select a font in DOS applications. Pitch Point indicates the specified pitch or point size of the font. Scale indicates a scalable font. Escape Sequence a PCL programming command is used to select the designated font. Font is the number you use to...

Manually Feeding Pages

Occasionally such as when printing transparencies , you may want the printer to pause between printing each page. The Manual Feed feature allows you to feed paper into the printer by hand rather than automatically being fed from one of the trays. Manual Feed should normally be set through a software application. If your software does not have this option, set Manual Feed through the printer control panel. To turn on MANUAL FEED in your software application 1 In your software application select...

Serial Menu

Serial Menu items can be selected only from the printer control panel. You cannot change or override them from your software application. See Figure 3-2, item H for the location of the Serial Menu on the Menu Map. Pacing or handshaking allows the printer to tell the computer when to send information. Select dik dsk if your computer requires hardware flow control most personal computers do . Select xon xofi- if your computer requires software flow control for example, if you are using a UNIX...

Service Messages

Service messages communicate a failure condition with the printer. Most instances can be cleared by following the Recommended Action column usually resetting the printer, or turning the printer off and back on . If a service message continues, contact your dealer or HP service representative. The printer identified an internal service error. If this error appears, switch the printer off for at least 15 minutes and then back on. If the error continues, call your dealer or HP service...

Error Messages

Error messages communicate errors that prevent printing. All errors in this category with the exception of 41 3 UNEXPECTED PAPER SIZE are affected by the AUTO CONTINUE setting. If set to ON when an error occurs, the error message will display and the printer will go offline for ten seconds before returning to an on line state. If AUTO CONTINUE is set to OFF, the error message will remain on the display until the GS key is pushed. 20 INSUFFICIENT MEMORY, PRESS GO KEY The printer received more...

Saving Toner with Econo Mode

EconoMode lowers printing costs by reducing the amount of toner on the printed page. EconoMode also substantially reduces print quality. The result is similar to the draft mode found on some dot matrix printers. When set to ON, the printed image is lighter like A , but still readable. EconoMode is a good choice for printing rough drafts. B represents the default OFF setting for high quality regular printing. The EconoMode setting should normally be set through a software application. If your...

PCL Font Selection

PCL printer commands to select fonts can be found on the PCL Font List see Chapter 7, Checking Installed PCL Fonts . A sample section is shown below. Notice the two variable boxes for symbol set and point size These variables must be filled in or the printer will use defaults. For example, if you want a symbol set that contains line-draw characters, select the 10U PC-8 or 12U PC-850 symbol set. Other common symbol set codes are listed in Table B-2 see next page . Order the PCL PJL Technical...

Overhead Transparencies

Overhead transparencies used in HP LaserJet 5 and 5M printers must be able to withstand the 392 F 200 C temperature encountered in the printer's fusing process. Caution Use only overhead transparencies recommended for use in laser printers, such as HP or 3M overhead transparency film. To purchase transparency film, consult your HP authorized dealer or see the HP Support pages at the front of this manual for more ordering information. To avoid transparency curl, remove the transparency as it...

MS Windows Printer Drivers

The printer drivers enable your MS Windows applications to communicate with your printer and use all of your printer's features. Once you load the MS Windows drivers, you can reach them from the Print dialog box in any MS Windows application. This is usually accessed from the Printer Setup or Printer Options selection, however, each application may be different. The MS Windows Printer Drivers work in the MS Windows 3.1, 3.11, MS Windows for Workgroups and MS Windows 95 environments. Note Each...

HP Laser Jet Printer Parts

Laserjet Printers Parts Labeled

The following illustrations give the location and names of key printer parts. Figure 1-3 Front right side view with Figure 1-3 Front right side view with H. Envelope Feeder access cover location shown with cover removed Top right side view with top door open and toner cartridge removed Top right side view with top door open and toner cartridge removed B. Paper access door for paper jam removal D. Toner cartridge location shown with cartridge removed H. Tray 1 release point pull to open I....

Network Security

Note This information is NOT repeated in this manual. HP LaserJet 5 5M printers allow you to lock out other users' abilities to change most printer control panel settings. This is done by setting a password and turning the lock command on. To verify, the message ACCESS DENI ED will appear when you enter a change using the printer control panel. There are three ways to implement printer security 1 HP LaserJet Utility for Macintosh users. 2 JetAdmin for Novell networks. 3 PJL escape sequence sent...

Supplementary Documents

The technical reference guides listed below are designed for programmers. The Paper Specification Guide is useful for purchasing agents and paper buyers. These documents are available in English only. You can order the documents listed below. There is a charge for some documents. See the inside cover of this manual for telephone numbers. Documentation Available for the HP LaserJet 5 5M Printers Documentation Available for the HP LaserJet 5 5M Printers HP LaserJet Printer Family Paper...

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