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HP LaserJet 4050 User Manual

Hewlett-packard laserjet printer user's guide.
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HP LaserJet 4050, 4050 T,
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    English HP LaserJet 4050, 4050 T, 4050 N, and 4050 TN Printers User’s Guide...

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    HP LaserJet 4050, 4050 T, 4050 N, and 4050 TN Printers User’s Guide...

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    © Copyright Hewlett-Packard Company 1999 All Rights Reserved. Reproduction, adaptation, or translation without prior written permission is prohibited, except as allowed under the copyright laws. First Edition, February 1999 Hewlett-Packard Company 11311 Chinden Boulevard Boise, Idaho 83714 USA Warranty The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice.

  • Page 5: Navigational Features In This Guide, Features Of Acrobat Reader

    How to Use This Online User’s Guide This user’s guide is provided in an Adobe™ Acrobat portable document format (PDF file). This section will help familiarize you with using PDF documents. Navigational Features in This Guide Features of Acrobat Reader Finding Information in PDF Documents To find specific information in a PDF document, click Contents or Index in the upper-left corner of the Acrobat Reader window, and...

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    Magnifying the Page View You can use the zoom-in tool, the magnification box in the status bar, or the toolbar buttons to change the screen magnification. When you zoom in on a document, you can use the hand tool to move the page around.

  • Page 7: Printing The Document

    Browsing with Thumbnails A thumbnail is a miniature view of each document page. You can display thumbnails in the overview area. Use a thumbnail to jump quickly to a page and to adjust the view of the current page. Click on a thumbnail to move to the page it represents. Finding Words Use the Find command to find part of a word, a complete word, or multiple words in the active document.

  • Page 8: Where To Look For More Information, Setting Up The Printer

    Where to Look for More Information . . . Several references are available for use with this printer. For additional copies of the guides below, contact HP Direct at (800) 538-8787 (U.S.) or contact your HP-authorized dealer. Additional information is available at http://www.hp.com.

  • Page 9: Using The Printer

    Information on printer options that are available from within printer drivers. To view a help file, access the online help through the printer driver. HP Fast InfraRed Receiver User Guide Detailed information on using and troubleshooting the HP Fast InfraRed Receiver.

  • Page 10: Hp Customer Care Service And Support, Online Services, World Wide Web, For Canada

    For 24-hour access to information over your modem, we suggest these services: World Wide Web Printer drivers, updated HP printer software, plus product and support information may be obtained from the following URLs: in the U.S. Printer drivers may be obtained from the following sites:...

  • Page 11: For Europe

    For Europe: HP Distribution Europe The languages supported are also listed above beside the telephone numbers. Hours of operation are 7:30 am GMT (8:30 am CET) to 17:00 GMT (18:00 CET). English speaking line French speaking line German speaking line...

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    This powerful, CD-ROM-based parts information tool is designed to give users fast, easy access to parts information such as pricing and recommended stocking lists for a wide range of HP products. To subscribe to this quarterly service in the U.S. or Canada, call (800) 336-5987.

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    HP FIRST fax-on-demand service will deliver detailed troubleshooting information on common software and troubleshooting tips for your HP product. Call from any touch tone phone and request up to three documents per call. These documents will be sent to the fax of your choice. Many of these numbers are local numbers and will not work internationally.

  • Page 14: Customer Support Options Worldwide

    However, your standard long-distance phone charges still apply. Have your system nearby and your serial number ready when calling. If you know your printer needs repair, call (800) 243-9816 to locate your nearest authorized HP service provider. Post-warranty telephone assistance is available to answer your product questions.

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    Open Monday through Friday 8:30 - 18:00 Central European Time (CET) HP provides a free telephone support service during the warranty period. By calling a telephone number listed below, you will be connected to a responsive team waiting to help you. If you require support after your warranty has expired, you can receive support for a fee through the same telephone number.

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    Support Numbers If you require support after your warranty has expired, additional product repair services, or if your country/region is not listed below, see “Worldwide Sales and Service Offices” on page 145. Argentina Australia Brazil Canada China Chile Czech Republic Greece Hong Kong Hungary...

  • Page 17: Table Of Contents

    HP FIRST ........xi...

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    Advanced Printing Tasks ......59 Using Features in the Printer Driver ....59 Customizing Tray 1 Operation .

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    Continue Printing When Toner Is Low ....80 Cleaning the Printer ........83 Performing Routine Maintenance .

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    Service Information Form ......142 HP Software License Terms ......143 Worldwide Sales and Service Offices .

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    Selecting PCL 5e Fonts ......D-5 Common PCL 5e Printer Commands ....D-6 E Regulatory Information FCC Regulations .

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    xx Contents...

  • Page 23: Overview

    Printer Basics Overview Congratulations on your purchase of an HP LaserJet 4050 series printer. If you have not done so, see the getting started guide provided with the printer for setup instructions. Now that the printer is set up and ready to use, take a few moments to get to know the printer.

  • Page 24: Printer Features And Benefits

    Prints a wide range of sizes and weights Language and Fonts • HP PCL 6, PCL 5e, and PostScript • 110 fonts for Microsoft Windows, plus HP FontSmart Expandable Design • 500-sheet universal paper tray, 75-envelope power feeder, and duplex printing accessory available •...

  • Page 25: Printer Information, Configurations

    HP Fast InfraRed (FIR Receiver), and one 500-sheet tray. HP LaserJet 4050 T The HP LaserJet 4050 T comes standard with 8 MB RAM and two 250-sheet trays. HP LaserJet 4050 TN The HP LaserJet 4050 TN comes standard with 16 MB RAM,...

  • Page 26: Printer Parts And Locations

    Top cover Tray 1 (100-sheet) Paper level indicator Tray 2 (500-sheet, closed) Figure 1 Printer Parts (front view, HP LaserJet 4050/4050 N printer) 4 Chapter 1: Printer Basics Control panel Additional memory can be installed here. Power switch Tray numbers...

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    Figure 2 Printer Parts (rear view, HP LaserJet 4050/4050 N printer) Rear output bin (straight-through paper path) Power connector Dust cover FIR receiver port Parallel interface port Network, I/O slot 10/100Base-TX (RJ-45) port Memory (More than one DIMM can be installed.)

  • Page 28: Accessories And Supplies

    The printer supports two enhanced input/output (EIO) cards. One of these is used in the HP LaserJet 4050 N and 4050 TN for the HP JetDirect 10/100Base-TX print server card. Other accessories and options are available. For ordering information, see page 8.

  • Page 29: Suggested Accessories

    HP JetDirect Print Server (EIO card) Hard Disk (EIO card) Memory or Flash DIMM HP Fast InfraRed Receiver Envelope Feeder Duplex Printing Accessory (or duplexer, for 2-sided printing) Optional 500-Sheet Tray HP LaserJet 4050 T/4050 TN Printers Chapter 1: Printer Basics 7...

  • Page 30: Ordering Information

    Ordering Information Use only accessories specifically designed for this printer. To order an accessory, contact an HP-authorized service or support provider. (See the HP Customer Care Service and Support pages at the front of this user’s guide.) Ordering Information Item...

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    Flash DIMM Font DIMM Hard Disk Dust Cover Description or Use Boosts the ability of the printer to handle large print jobs (maximum 200 MB with HP brand DIMMs): 4 MB 8 MB 16 MB 4 MB 8 MB 16 MB...

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    (male/female) 25-9 pin adapter (male/female) For connecting to a Macintosh computer. For PhoneNET or LocalTalk connection. HP JetDirect 600N EIO internal print servers: 10Base-T Ethernet, single RJ-45 port Ethernet 10Base-T and 10Base2, LocalTalk networks Token Ring networks Fast Ethernet 10/100Base-TX...

  • Page 33: Paper Specifications

    Ordering Information (Continued) Item HP LaserJet Printer Family Paper Specification Guide (English only) HP LaserJet 4050, 4050 T, 4050 N, and 4050 TN User Documentation CD-ROM User’s Documentation Bundle, HP LaserJet 4050 and 4050 N Printers User’s Documentation Bundle, HP LaserJet...

  • Page 34: Control Panel Layout, Control Panel Lights

    Control Panel Layout The printer’s control panel consists of the following: Two-line display Attention Figure 4 Control Panel Layout Control Panel Lights Light Ready Data Attention 12 Chapter 1: Printer Basics Ready Data Cancel Indication when lit The printer is ready to print.

  • Page 35: Control Panel Keys

    • Allows the printer to resume printing after being offline. Clears most printer messages and places the printer online. • Allows the printer to continue printing with an error message such as • Confirms a manual feed request if Tray 1 is loaded and printer’s control panel.

  • Page 36: Using The Printer Online Help System

    Using the Printer Online Help System This printer features an online help system on the control panel that provides instructions for resolving most printer errors. Certain control panel error messages alternate with instructions on accessing the online help system. Whenever a [?] appears in an error message, or a message alternates with to navigate through a sequence of instructions.

  • Page 37: Control Panel Menus

    Control Panel Menus For a complete list of control panel items and possible values, see page B-1. Press [Menu] additional trays or other accessories are installed in the printer, new menu items automatically appear. To Change a Control Panel Setting: Press [Menu]...

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    [Item] Press [Select] You might want to store the menu map near the printer for reference. The content of the menu map varies, depending on the options currently installed in the printer. (Many of these values can be overridden from the printer driver or software application.)

  • Page 39: Printer Software

    *These products are not supported in Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. **HP Resource Manager is supported only in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, Dutch, Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, and Japanese. ***These products are supported by English only.

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    The most recent drivers, additional drivers, and other software are available from the Internet (see the HP Customer Care Service and Support pages at the front of this user’s guide). Depending on the configuration of Windows-driven computers, the installation program for the printer software automatically checks the computer for Internet access and can obtain the latest software.

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    Network administration software for UNIX, IBM OS/2, and other network operating systems is available from the web or through your HP distributor. (See the HP Customer Care Service and Support pages at the front of this user’s guide.) The drivers and software components for end users and administrators using the environments listed above are described in the following sections.

  • Page 42: Printer Drivers

    Check the ReadMe.wri file provided on the compact disc for additional software included and supported languages. Certain printer features are available only from the PCL 6 drivers. See the printer software help for availability of features. Drivers Included with the Printer The following printer drivers are included with the printer.

  • Page 43: Windows, Macintosh

    Windows Within the computer installation program, select Typical Install to install the PCL 5e/6, and PS drivers and HP FontSmart. Select Custom Install to install only the software you prefer, or if you are a network administrator. Select Minimum Install to install only the PCL 6 driver for basic printing.

  • Page 44: Software For Windows

    For more information, see page 20.) Network Administrators: If the printer is attached to a network through an HP JetDirect EIO card, before you can print, the printer must be configured for that network. To configure the printer for your network, you can select Custom Install from the printer installation program or use HP JetAdmin software.

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    Printers, and then click Options. (The actual steps can vary; this is the most common method.) Note Settings in the printer driver and software application override control panel settings. (Software application settings override printer driver settings.) Change Default Settings (across all applications) Click the Start button, point to Settings, and then click Printers.

  • Page 46: Printer Driver Help

    Choose the Right Printer Driver for Your Needs Choose a printer driver based on the way you use the printer. • Use the PCL 6 driver to take full advantage of the printer’s features. Unless backward compatibility with previous PCL drivers or older printers is necessary, the PCL 6 driver is recommended.

  • Page 47: Hp Resource Manager

    HP LaserJet printer matching screen fonts HP Resource Manager The HP Resource Manager should be installed only on the network administrator’s computer. The HP Resource Manager allows you to control hard disk and flash memory features not found in the drivers.

  • Page 48: Hp Jetsend Communications Technology

    You can visit the HP JetSend website to learn which other devices are available to communicate easily and directly with your HP JetSend-enabled printer.

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    Networked Devices To use the HP JetSend capability between networked devices, print a configuration page (see page 134) to find your HP JetSend IP address, and give your address to anyone who wants to send information to your printer via HP JetSend.

  • Page 50: Software For Macintosh Computers

    An installation program for the PPDs and other software is provided on the compact disc. Use the Apple LaserWriter 8 Driver that comes with the computer or is installed with the HP printer software compact disc. HP LaserJet Utility...

  • Page 51: Software For Networks

    HP JetAdmin HP JetAdmin software is primarily for users who cannot use HP Web JetAdmin due to the lack of browser access or because none of the supported server platforms exist on their network. HP JetAdmin should be installed only on the network administrator’s computer.

  • Page 52: Hp Web Jetadmin

    HP-UX* • Sun Solaris* *HP Web JetAdmin is not included on the CD-ROM with the printer, but is available from the Internet at http://www.hp.com/support/ net_printing. If you do not have access to the Internet, see the HP Customer Care Service and Support pages at the front of this user’s guide to obtain this software.

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    Tray 1 Operation” on page 63. • If you frequently use several kinds of paper or share the printer with others, print by type and size to ensure that print jobs always print on the desired paper. See “Printing by Type and Size of Paper”...

  • Page 54: Selecting The Output Bin, Printing To The Top Output Bin

    Selecting the Output Bin The printer has two output locations: the rear output bin and the top output bin. To use the top output bin, be sure the rear output bin is closed. To use the rear output bin, open it.

  • Page 55: Printing To The Rear Output Bin

    Printing to the Rear Output Bin The printer always prints to the rear output bin if it is open. Paper comes out of the printer face-up, with the last page on top. To open the rear output bin, grasp the handle at the top of the bin.

  • Page 56: Loading Tray 1

    Tray 1 is a multi-purpose tray that holds a variety of paper, including up to 100 sheets of paper, 10 envelopes, or 20 index cards. The printer might pull paper from Tray 1 first. To change this, see page 63. For supported sizes of paper, see page A-3.

  • Page 57: Loading Tray 2 (4050/4050 N)

    Tray 2 is a 500-sheet tray. The optional 500-sheet tray is adjusted differently (page 39). (Tray 2 and the optional 500-sheet tray can be interchanged in the printer.) Tray 2 adjusts for letter, A4, and legal sizes; these adjustments affect printer performance. Note To avoid paper jams, do not load trays while the printer is printing.

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    Slide the tray back into the printer. The printer automatically senses the size of paper loaded if the tray is adjusted correctly. To print by type and size of paper, see page 65.

  • Page 59: Loading Trays 2 And 3 (4050 T/4050 Tn)

    Trays 2 and 3 are 250-sheet trays. For supported sizes of paper, see page A-3. Choose A5 and B5 ISO as custom sizes in the printer driver for these trays (page 56). Note To avoid paper jams, do not load trays while the printer is printing.

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    Gently slide the tray back into the printer. The printer senses the size of paper loaded if the tray is adjusted correctly. To print by type and size of paper, see...

  • Page 61: Loading The Optional 500-sheet Tray

    Loading the Optional 500-Sheet Tray The optional 500-sheet tray is Tray 3 for the HP LaserJet 4050/4050 N printers, or Tray 4 for the HP LaserJet 4050 T/ 4050 TN printers. This tray is adjusted differently than Tray 2 (page 35). Tray 2 and the optional 500-sheet tray can be interchanged in the printer.

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    Note Setting the dial adjusts the printer’s sensors. It does not adjust the guides inside the tray. 7 Gently slide the tray into the printer. To print by type and size of paper, see page 65.

  • Page 63: Printing Both Sides Of Paper (optional Duplexer)

    Printing Both Sides of Paper (Optional Duplexer) The printer can automatically print on both sides of paper with an optional duplex printing accessory (duplexer). This is called duplexing. Note See the documentation included with the duplexer for complete installation and setup instructions. Duplexing might require additional memory (page C-1).

  • Page 64: Guidelines For Printing Both Sides Of Paper, Printing Both Sides Of Paper

    28 lb (105 g/m paper jamming might result. WARNING! To avoid personal injury and damage to the printer, do not lift the printer with the duplexer installed. Before relocating the printer, separate the duplexer and optional trays from the printer.

  • Page 65: Paper Orientation For Printing Both Sides Of Paper

    Paper Orientation for Printing Both Sides of Paper For Tray 1, load the first side facing down and the top toward you. For all other trays, load the first side facing up and the top toward the printer. Chapter 2: Printing Tasks 43...

  • Page 66: Layout Options For Printing Both Sides Of Paper

    Layout Options for Printing Both Sides of Paper The four print orientation options are shown below. These options can be selected from the printer driver or from the printer’s control panel (set 2. Long-edge landscape* Figure 10 Layout Options for Printing Both Sides of Paper 1.

  • Page 67: Printing Special Paper, Printing Letterhead, Prepunched, Or Preprinted Paper

    Printing Special Paper Special paper includes letterhead, prepunched (including 3-hole punched), envelopes, labels, transparencies, and custom-size paper. Printing Letterhead, Prepunched, or Preprinted Paper When printing letterhead, prepunched, or preprinted paper, it is important to correctly orient the paper. See the “Paper Orientation” section for instructions.

  • Page 68: Paper Orientation

    Paper Orientation For Tray 1, load paper with the side-to-be-printed facing up, and the top, short edge toward the printer. Figure 11 Paper Orientation for Tray 1 For all other trays, load paper with the side-to-be-printed facing down, and the top edge toward you.

  • Page 69: Printing Envelopes

    Envelopes with clasps, snaps, windows, coated linings, exposed self-stick adhesives, or other synthetic materials can severely damage the printer. To avoid jamming and possible printer damage, never try to print on both sides of an envelope. Before you load envelopes, make sure they are flat and not damaged or stuck together.

  • Page 70: Loading Envelopes In Tray 1

    Tray 1 with the side-to-be-printed facing up, and the postage-end toward the printer. Slide the envelopes into the printer as far as they will go without forcing them. 4 Adjust the guides to touch the envelope stack without bending the envelopes.

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    47. Note See the documentation included with the envelope feeder for complete installation and setup instructions. You might need to configure the printer driver to recognize the envelope feeder. See the printer software help for details. Release lever Envelope...

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    (Replace the cover when the envelope feeder is not attached.) 4 Insert the envelope feeder into the printer as far as it will go. (The connector on the top right side of the envelope feeder fits into the plug in the printer.) Pull gently on the...

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    Loading Envelopes in the Envelope Feeder Note Print only on envelopes approved for use in the printer (page 47 and page A-11). 1 Fold down the tray extension. Lift the envelope weight. 2 Squeeze the release lever on the left envelope guide and slide the guides apart.

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    Note Select the envelope size from the software application (if the setting is available), the printer driver, and the Paper Handling Menu in the printer’s control panel (page B-5). To print by type and size of paper, see page 65.

  • Page 75: Printing Labels

    • Load labels in Tray 1 with the side-to-be-printed facing up, and the top, short edge toward the printer. For orientation in other trays, see Figure 12 on page 46. • Try opening the rear output bin (page 33) to prevent curl and other problems.

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    Do not use labels that have the backing sheet exposed. (Labels must cover the entire backing sheet with no exposed spaces.) • Do not feed a sheet of labels through the printer more than once. The adhesive backing is designed for only one pass through the printer.

  • Page 77: Printing Transparencies

    (page 32). Remove each transparency from the output bin before printing another. • Place transparencies on a flat surface to cool after removing them from the printer. Figure 15 Printing Transparencies Chapter 2: Printing Tasks 55...

  • Page 78: Printing Cards, Custom-size, And Heavy Paper

    Note Choose A5 and B5 (ISO) as custom sizes in the printer driver for Tray 2 and Tray 3 (HP LaserJet 4050 T/4050 TN printers) and the optional 500-sheet tray. Settings for these sizes are marked in the tray, but custom settings must be selected in the software and from the printer’s control panel.

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    Feed short-edge first. Setting Custom Paper Sizes When custom paper is loaded, size settings need to be selected from the software application (the preferred method), the printer driver, or from the printer’s control panel. Note Settings in the printer driver and software application override control panel settings.

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    Figure 16. Y can be 5 to 14 inches (127 to 356 mm). If custom paper is loaded into Tray 1 and Handling Menu in the printer’s control panel. See “Customizing Tray 1 Operation” on page 63. If custom paper is loaded in the optional 500-sheet tray, be sure the paper size dial is set to Custom (page 39).

  • Page 81: Advanced Printing Tasks, Using Features In The Printer Driver

    To access Windows printer drivers, see page 23. Note HP PCL 5e, PCL 6, PS, OS/2, UNIX and Macintosh drivers are slightly different. Check the drivers for available options. The PCL6 driver takes full advantage of the printer’s features.

  • Page 82: Printer Driver Features

    (from the first available tray). Some PCL 5e/ PCL 6 printer drivers will allow you to save printer settings for multiple kinds of print jobs. For example, you might want to create a Quick Set for envelopes, or for printing the first page of a document on letterhead.

  • Page 83: Different First Page

    Place the paper for the first page in Tray 1. (For manual feed, place paper in Tray 1 after the job is sent to the printer and the printer requests paper.) Place the paper with the side-to-be-printed up, the top of the page facing the rear of the printer, and the long edge leading into the printer.

  • Page 84: Printing Multiple Pages On One Sheet Of Paper

    To print more than one page on a sheet of paper, look for a Layout or Pages Per Sheet option in the printer driver. (This is sometimes called 2-up, 4-up, or n-up printing.) Figure 17...

  • Page 85: Customizing Tray 1 Operation

    Customizing Tray 1 Operation Customize Tray 1 to fit your printing needs. The printer can be set to print from Tray 1 as long as it is loaded, or to print only from Tray 1 if the type of paper loaded is specifically requested.

  • Page 86: Manually Feeding Paper From Tray 1

    Tray 1, such as envelopes or letterhead. If Manual Feed is selected, the printer will print only from Tray 1. Select Manual Feed through the software or printer driver. Manual Feed can also be enabled from the Paper Handling Menu in the printer’s control panel.

  • Page 87: Printing By Type And Size Of Paper

    Printing by Type and Size of Paper You can configure the printer to select paper by type (such as plain or letterhead) and size (such as letter or A4), as opposed to source (a paper tray). Benefits of Printing by Type and Size of Paper...

  • Page 88: Supported Types Of Paper

    From the software or printer driver, select the desired type and size of paper. Note The type and size settings can also be configured from HP Web JetAdmin and HP JetAdmin software for networked printers. See the printer driver help.

  • Page 89: Job Retention Features, Quick Copying A Job, Printing Additional Copies Of A Quick Copy Job

    For more information about specifying the number of quick copy jobs that can be stored, see the item described on page B-18. Printing Additional Copies of a Quick Copy To print additional copies of a job stored on the printer’s hard disk from the control panel: Press [Menu]...

  • Page 90: Deleting A Stored Quick Copy Job

    (see page B-18). Note If you turn the printer off and then back on, all quick copy, proof and hold, and private jobs are deleted. A stored quick copy job can also be deleted from the control panel or from HP Web JetAdmin and HP JetAdmin software.

  • Page 91: Proofing And Holding A Job, Printing The Remaining Copies Of A Held Job

    Stored Job option in the driver. Printing the Remaining Copies of a Held Job The user can print the remaining copies of a job held on the printer’s hard disk from the control panel. Press...

  • Page 92: Deleting A Held Job

    Note If you turn the printer off and then back on, all quick copy, proof and hold, and private jobs are deleted. A stored proof and hold job can also be deleted from the control panel.

  • Page 93: Printing A Private Job, Specifying A Private Job, Releasing A Private Job

    4-digit personal identification number (PIN) through the printer’s control panel. The user specifies the PIN in the driver and it is sent to the printer as part of the print job. Specifying a Private Job To specify that a job is private from the driver, select the Private Job option and type a 4-digit PIN.

  • Page 94: Deleting A Private Job

    Stored Job option in the driver. Note If you turn the printer off and then back on, all quick copy, proof and hold, and private jobs are deleted. A private job can also be deleted from the printer’s control panel before it is ever printed.

  • Page 95: Storing A Print Job, Printing A Stored Job

    To store a print job permanently on the hard disk, select the Stored Job option in the driver when printing the job. Printing a Stored Job The user can print a job stored on the printer’s hard disk from the control panel. Press [Menu] appears.

  • Page 96: Deleting A Stored Job

    Deleting a Stored Job Jobs stored on the printer’s hard disk can be deleted from the control panel. Press [Menu] appears. Press [Item] Note If you are using a Macintosh computer, the user name appears on the first line of the display and the job name appears on the second line of the display.

  • Page 97: Printing With The Optional Hp Fast Infrared Receiver, Setting Up To Print With Windows 9x

    FIR port. Note For more information, see the user guide that came with the HP Fast InfraRed Receiver. Setting Up to Print with Windows 9x...

  • Page 98: Interrupting And Resuming Printing

    40 seconds. (This block could be a hand, paper, or even direct sunlight.) Depending on the size of the job, printing with the HP Fast InfraRed Receiver may be slower than printing with a cable connected directly to the parallel port.

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    Printer Maintenance Overview This chapter explains basic printer maintenance. • Managing the toner cartridge. • Cleaning the printer. • Performing routine maintenance. Chapter 3: Printer Maintenance 77...

  • Page 100: Managing The Toner Cartridge, Hp Policy On Non-hp Toner Cartridges, Toner Cartridge Storage

    Because they are not HP products, HP cannot influence their design or control their quality. To install a new HP toner cartridge and recycle the used cartridge, follow the instructions included in the toner cartridge box. Toner Cartridge Storage Do not remove the toner cartridge from its package until you are ready to use it.

  • Page 101: Checking The Toner Level, Resetting The Hp Tonergauge

    Resetting the HP TonerGauge After a new toner cartridge is installed, the user must reset the HP TonerGauge from the control panel. When the top cover is closed after installing the new toner cartridge, the approximately 30 seconds. To reset the HP TonerGauge:...

  • Page 102: Continue Printing When Toner Is Low

    Continue Printing When Toner Is Low When toner is low, the printer’s control panel displays the message. By default the printer will continue to print when the toner is low. The printer will continue to display until you replace the toner cartridge.

  • Page 103: Redistributing The Toner

    1 Open the top cover. 2 Remove the toner cartridge from the printer. WARNING! Avoid reaching too far into the printer. The adjacent fusing area might be hot! Caution To prevent damage to the toner cartridge, do not expose it to light for more than a few minutes.

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    (Hot water sets toner into fabric.) 4 Reinsert the toner cartridge into the printer and close the top cover. If the print remains light, install a new toner cartridge. (Follow the instructions provided with the new toner cartridge.)

  • Page 105: Cleaning The Printer

    Caution Do not use ammonia-based cleaners on or around the printer. While cleaning the printer, be careful not to touch the transfer roller (the black, rubber roller, located underneath the toner cartridge). Skin oils on the roller can cause print quality problems.

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    Cleaning the Printer 84 Chapter 3: Printer Maintenance Before beginning these steps, turn the printer off and unplug the power cord. 1 Open the top cover and remove the toner cartridge. WARNING! Avoid reaching too far into the printer. The adjacent fusing area might be hot!

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    4 Replace the toner cartridge, close the top cover, plug in the power cord, and turn the printer on. Note If the message appears, ignore the message when removing the toner cartridge to clean the printer. Chapter 3: Printer Maintenance 85...

  • Page 108: Using The Printer Cleaning Page

    (not bond or rough paper). You might need to create a cleaning page more than once. When toner has been cleaned from inside the printer, shiny black spots will appear on the page’s black strip. To ensure good print quality with certain types of paper, use the cleaning page every time the toner cartridge is replaced.

  • Page 109: Performing Routine Maintenance

    The maintenance message will appear every 200,000 pages. To check the number of pages the printer has printed, print a configuration page (see page 134). To order the printer maintenance kit, see page 9. The kit includes: • fuser assembly •...

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    88 Chapter 3: Printer Maintenance...

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    Correct output The printer should produce print jobs of the highest quality. If print jobs do not look sharp and clear, defects such as lines, quality...

  • Page 112: Clearing Paper Jams

    When clearing paper jams, be very careful not to tear the paper. If a small piece of paper is left in the printer, it could cause additional jams. If paper jams are a recurring problem, see page 102.

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    Input tray areas. Go to page 92. Optional duplexer. Go to page 100. Note Loose toner might remain in the printer after a paper jam, but the toner should clear after a few sheets are printed. Chapter 4: Problem Solving 91...

  • Page 114: Clearing Jams From The Input Tray Areas

    For all other trays, follow the steps below. (See the next page for clearing envelope feeder jams.) 1 Slide the tray out of the printer, and remove any damaged paper from the tray. 2 If the edge of the paper is visible in the feed area, slowly pull the paper down and out of the printer.

  • Page 115

    4 Open and close the top cover to clear the paper jam message. If a paper jam message persists, there is still paper in the printer. Look for paper in another location (page 90). Chapter 4: Problem Solving 93...

  • Page 116: Clearing Jams From The Optional Envelope Feeder

    3 Slowly pull any envelopes out of the envelope feeder and the printer. 4 Insert the envelope feeder into the printer as far as it will go. (There is a hook on the bottom right side of the envelope feeder that fits through the...

  • Page 117

    5 Open and close the top cover to clear the paper jam message. If a paper jam message persists, there is still paper in the printer. Look for paper in another location (page 90). Chapter 4: Problem Solving 95...

  • Page 118: Clearing Jams From The Top Cover Area

    (page 83). If loose toner falls into the printer, it might cause temporary problems with print quality. Loose toner should clear from the paper path after a few pages are printed.

  • Page 119

    4 Replace the toner cartridge, and close the top cover. If a paper jam message persists, there is still paper in the printer. Look for paper in another location (page 90). Note If the message appears, ignore the message when removing the toner cartridge to clear jams from the printer.

  • Page 120: Clearing Jams From The Toner Cartridge Area

    Clearing Jams from the Toner Cartridge Area 98 Chapter 4: Problem Solving 1 If you receive a paper jam message after using all paper jam removal procedures in the user’s guide, open the top cover and remove the toner cartridge. 2 Open Tray 1.

  • Page 121: Clearing Jams From The Output Areas

    Clearing Jams from the Output Areas Note If most of the paper is still inside the printer, it is best to remove it through the top cover area. Go to page 96. 1 Open the rear output bin. 2 Grasp both sides of the paper, and slowly pull the paper out of the printer.

  • Page 122: Clearing Jams From The Optional Duplexer

    4 If the paper jam message persists, remove the duplexer by lifting it slightly and pulling it out of the printer. 5 From the rear of the printer, remove any paper on top of Tray 2. (You might need to reach inside the printer.)

  • Page 123

    8 Insert the duplexer into the printer. 9 Open and close the top cover to clear the paper jam message. If a paper jam message persists, there is still paper in the printer. Look for paper in another location (page 90). Chapter 4: Problem Solving 101...

  • Page 124: Solving Repeated Paper Jams

    • Check the quality of the paper being printed. Damaged or irregular paper should not be used. • Use only paper that meets HP specifications (pages A-2 through A-14). • Avoid using paper that has already been used in a printer or copier.

  • Page 125: Understanding Printer Messages

    • If a message persists after performing all of the recommended actions, contact an HP-authorized service or support provider. (See the HP Customer Care Service and Support pages at the front of this user’s guide.) Note Not all messages are described in this user’s guide (many are self-explanatory).

  • Page 126

    Delete files from the EIO disk and then try again. Use HP Resource Manager to download or delete files and fonts. (See the software help for more information.)

  • Page 127

    The requested operation could not be performed. You might have attempted an illegal operation, such as trying to download a file to a non-existent directory. Delete files from the flash DIMM. Use HP Resource Manager to download or delete files and fonts. (See the software help for more information.) The flash DIMM is protected and no new files can be written to it.

  • Page 128

    Change the Resource Save setting from the printer’s control panel (page B-14) or add more memory to the printer (page C-1). The printer had to compress the job in order to fit it in available memory. Some data loss might have occurred.

  • Page 129

    Delete files and then try again, or turn the printer off, and then turn the printer on to delete all files on the device. (Delete files using HP Resource Manager or another software utility. See the software help for more information.)

  • Page 130

    Open and close the top cover to clear the message. If the message persists after all jams have been cleared, a sensor might be stuck or broken. Contact an HP-authorized service or support provider. (See the HP Customer Care Service and Support pages at the front of this user’s guide.)

  • Page 131

    IEEE-1284 specification.) This error can occur if the driver you are using is not IEEE-1284 compliant. For best results, use an HP driver that came with the printer (page 20). Press If this message persists, contact an HP-authorized service or support provider.

  • Page 132

    If the error does not clear, turn the printer off, then turn the printer on. If this message persists, contact an HP-authorized service or support provider. (See the HP Customer Care Service and Support pages at the front of this user’s guide.) An internal error has occurred.

  • Page 133

    Turn the printer off, and then replace the DIMM that caused the error. If this message persists, contact an HP-authorized service or support provider. (See the HP Customer Care Service and Support pages at the front of this user’s guide.) A temporary printing error occurred.

  • Page 134

    Turn the printer off, then turn the printer on. If this message persists, contact an HP-authorized service or support alternates with provider. (See the HP Customer Care Service and Support pages at the front of this user’s guide.) There is a problem with the printer’s memory. The...

  • Page 135

    NVRAM by removing old areas that are not being used. If this message persists, contact an HP-authorized service or support provider. (See the HP Customer Care Service and Support pages at the front of this user’s guide.) A temporary printing error occurred.

  • Page 136: Mopy Disk Error Messages

    The following table lists the disk error numbers reported on either the Printer Collation or Job Storage Disk Error page, which is printed when an error exists. Use the HP Resource Manager for management of the disk (see page 25).

  • Page 137

    • Delete all jobs stored for a user. The firmware will automatically delete the directory for a user with no stored jobs. • Delete other directories on the disk. • Contact your HP Service and Support Representative. Chapter 4: Problem Solving 115...

  • Page 138: Correcting Output Quality Problems

    Use the examples below to determine which output quality problem you are experiencing, then see the following table to troubleshoot the problem. Note The examples below depict letter-size paper that has passed through the printer short-edge first. Toner Specks Light Print or Fade (front or back) Gray Background...

  • Page 139: Troubleshooting Steps

    (page 65). 11. Redistribute the toner in the toner cartridge (page 81). 12. Install a new HP toner cartridge. (See instructions with the toner cartridge.) 13. To alternate small and standard paper, from the Configuration Menu set 14.

  • Page 140: Determining Printer Problems, Troubleshooting Flowchart

    If you cannot resolve the problem after following the suggestions in this user’s guide, contact an HP-authorized service or support provider. (See the HP Customer Care Service and Support pages at the front of this user’s guide.) Note Macintosh users: For more troubleshooting information, see page 124.

  • Page 141: Can You Print A Configuration Page

    34.) From the computer, check the print queue or print spooler to see if the printer has been paused. If there are problems with the current print job, or if the printer is paused, a configuration page will not print.

  • Page 142

    From the computer, check to see if the printer has been paused. If the printer is on a network, check that you are printing to the correct printer. To verify that it is not a network problem, connect the computer directly to the printer with a parallel cable, change the port to LPT1, and try to print.

  • Page 143

    Check that you are using the proper printer driver (page 24). The data file sent to the printer might be corrupt. To test, try printing it on another printer (if possible), or try a different file.

  • Page 144

    The print job is not formatted correctly. Check that you are using the proper printer driver (page 24). Check the software settings. (See the software help.) Try a different font. Downloaded resources might have been lost. You might need to download them again.

  • Page 145: Does The Printer Select The Proper Trays

    (page 134). Configure the printer driver for the installed accessories (see the software help). Turn the printer off, and then turn the printer on. Verify that you are using the correct optional accessory for the printer.

  • Page 146: Troubleshooting Flowchart For Macintosh Users

    Chooser. Then make sure that the desired printer name is selected (highlighted) on the right half of the Chooser. There will be an icon next to the printer name after the driver has been set up and configured with the PPD.

  • Page 147: Does The Job Print As Expected

    If you are printing an. EPS file, try downloading the fonts contained in the .EPS file to the printer before printing. Use the HP LaserJet Utility (page 28). If the document is not printing with New York, Geneva, or Monaco fonts,...

  • Page 148: Selecting An Alternate Ppd, Renaming The Printer

    Chooser. If you rename the printer after selecting it in the Chooser, you will have to go back into the Chooser and reselect it. Use the Set Printer Name feature in the HP LaserJet Utility to rename the printer. 126 Chapter 4: Problem Solving...

  • Page 149: Troubleshooting The Printer Hard Disk

    Fonts and forms cannot be stored on the disk when the disk is write protected. Use the Windows-based HP LaserJet Resource Manager or the Macintosh-based HP LaserJet Utility to remove the write protection from the disk. Attempted to use a...

  • Page 150: Ps Troubleshooting

    When the job has printed, return the setting to The job prints in Courier The requested typeface is not available in the printer or is not (the printer’s default present on the disk. Use a font download utility to download the font) instead of the font desired font.

  • Page 151: Troubleshooting Hp Fast Infrared Receiver Problems

    Make sure that the operating system on your computer includes an FIR driver and your application uses an HP LaserJet 4050, 4050 N, 4050 T, 4050 TN, or compatible driver. (Note that complex pages take longer to print.) Position the HP Fast InfraRed Receiver within the range of operation described in the user guide for the HP Fast InfraRed Receiver.

  • Page 152

    Then, reposition the portable device during transmission. within the range of operation described in the user guide for the HP Fast InfraRed Receiver, and print the job again. PS print job will not Check the configuration in the PostScript Tab of Windows: check print.

  • Page 153: Communicating With An Optional Hp Jetdirect Print Server, Hp Jetdirect 10/100tx Print Server

    Communicating with an Optional HP JetDirect Print Server If the printer contains an optional HP JetDirect print server, and you cannot communicate with the printer over the network, verify the operation of the print server. Check the HP JetDirect configuration page.

  • Page 154

    If all cables are correctly connected and the print server still fails to link, follow the steps below to reconfigure the print server: Turn off the printer and remove the HP JetDirect 10/100TX print server. Use jumpers P1, P2, and P3 to manually configure the print...

  • Page 155: Checking The Printer's Configuration, Menu Map

    [Item] Press [Select] You might want to store the menu map near the printer for reference. The content of the menu map varies, depending on the options currently installed in the printer. (Many of these values can be overridden from the printer driver or software application.) For a complete list of control panel items and possible values, see page B-1.

  • Page 156: Configuration

    (DIMMs), paper trays, and printer languages. Note If an HP JetDirect print server card is installed (HP LaserJet 4050 N/4050 TN printers), an HP JetDirect configuration page will print out as well. To print a configuration page:...

  • Page 157

    Security Paper Trays and Options HP TonerGauge Lists the serial number, HP JetSend IP addresses, page counts, and other information for the printer. Lists the number of entries in the log, the maximum number of entries viewable, and the last three entries.

  • Page 158: Pcl Or Ps Font List

    PCL or PS Font List Use the font lists to see which fonts are currently installed in the printer. (The font lists also show which fonts are resident on an optional hard disk or flash DIMM.) To print a PCL or PS font list:...

  • Page 159: Warranty Information, Service During And After The Warranty Period

    If you are shipping equipment to be serviced, use the repacking guidelines on the following page. Note See the front of this user’s guide for HP Customer Care Service and Support offerings. Chapter 5: Service and Support 137...

  • Page 160: Guidelines For Repacking The Printer

    If possible, include print samples and 50-100 sheets of paper or any other media that is not printing correctly. • Include a completed copy of the Service Information Form (page 142). • HP recommends insuring the equipment for shipment. 138 Chapter 5: Service and Support...

  • Page 161: Hewlett-packard Limited Warranty Statement

    Replacement products may be either new or equivalent in performance to new. 2. HP warrants to you that HP software will not fail to execute its programming instructions after the date of purchase, for the period specified above, due to defects in material and workmanship when properly installed and used.

  • Page 162

    7. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW, THE REMEDIES IN THIS WARRANTY STATEMENT ARE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES. EXCEPT AS INDICATED ABOVE, IN NO EVENT WILL HP OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF DATA OR FOR DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING LOST PROFIT OR DATA), OR OTHER DAMAGE, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE.

  • Page 163: Limited Warranty For Toner Cartridge Life

    Hewlett-Packard toner cartridge. How long does the coverage The coverage lasts until the HP toner is depleted, at which time the warranty expires. last? How do I know when the HP provides the first indication that toner is low.

  • Page 164: Service Information Form

    Except for contract and warranty service, a purchase order number and/or authorized signature must accompany any request for service. If standard repair prices do not apply, a minimum purchase order is required. Standard repair prices may be obtained by contacting an HP-authorized Repair Center. Authorized signature: ______________________________ Billing address:...

  • Page 165: Hp Software License Terms

    The Software is owned and copyrighted by HP or its third party suppliers. Your license confers no title to, or ownership in, the Software and is not a sale of any rights in the Software. HP’s third party suppliers may protect their rights in the event of any violation of these License Terms.

  • Page 166

    License Terms as a condition to the transfer. Termination HP may terminate your license upon notice for failure to comply with any of these License Terms. Upon termination, you must immediately destroy the Software, together with all copies, adaptations, and merged portions in any form.

  • Page 167: Worldwide Sales And Service Offices

    Worldwide Sales and Service Offices Note Before calling an HP Sales and Service office, be sure to contact the appropriate Customer Care Center number listed in the “HP Customer Care Service and Support” section. Products should not be returned to these offices. Product return information is also available through the appropriate HP Customer Care Center in “HP Customer Care...

  • Page 168

    02200 ESPOO Finland P.O.Box Address: P.O. Box 68 02201 ESPOO Phone Number: 358-9-8872 2100 Fax: 358-9-8872 2923 E-Mail Address: tmodirect@finland.hp.com France Hewlett-Packard France Test et Mesure Z.A. de Courtaboeuf 1 Avenue du Canada 91947 Les Ulis Phone Number: 01 69 29 41 14...

  • Page 169

    Drammensveien 169 Postboks 60 Skøyen N-0212 OSLO Phone Number: +47 22 73 57 59 Fax: +47 22 73 56 19 E-Mail Address: test_measurement@norway.hp.com Poland Hewlett-Packard Polska Ochota Park Office Aleje Jerozolimskie 181 02-222 Warszawa Phone Number: +48 (22) 6087700 Fax: +48 (022) 6087600 Portugal Hewlett-Packard Portugal S.A.

  • Page 170

    Kista Hewlett-Packard Sverige AB Skalholtsgatan 9 164 97 Kista Phone Number: (46/8) 444 22 77 Fax: (46/8) 444 25 25 E-Mail Address: test-measurement@sweden.hp.com Göteborg Hewlett-Packard Sverige AB Vädursgatan 6 Box 5328 S-402 27 GÖTEBORG Sweden Phone Number: (46/31) 35 18 00...

  • Page 171

    United Kingdom Hewlett-Packard Limited (T4) Cain Road Bracknell Berkshire RG12 1HN Phone Number: 01344 366666 Fax: 01344 362852 Contact HP E-Mail Address: uktmo_sales@hp.com Uzbekistan ABM Worldwide Technologies 15, Movaraunnakhr Street Tashkent 700060 Phone Number: 7-3712-1333689 Fax: 7-3712-406485 Yugoslavia IBIS Instruments Pariske Komune 22 11070 N.

  • Page 172

    Alameda Rio Negro, 750 06454-000 Alphaville, Barueri São Paulo, Brazil Phone Number: (55-11) 7296-8155/8160 Additional phone number(s): HP DIRECT: 0 800 130-266 Fax: (55-11) 7296-8171 Rio de Janeiro Hewlett-Packard Brasil Rua Lauro Mueller, 116 Grupo 803 Edifício Torre Rio Sul...

  • Page 173: United States

    Hewlett-Packard de México, S.A. de C.V. Prolongación Reforma 700 Col. Lomas de Santa Fé 01210 Mexico, D.F. Phone Number: (52-5) 258-4389/258-4392 Fax: (52-5)258-4301 HP DIRECT: 01-800-506-4800 Hewlett-Packard de Mexico S.A. de C.V. Rio Nilo 4049-12 Cd. Juarez, Chih. 32310 Mexico Phone Number: (52-16) 11-0777...

  • Page 174

    Asia and the Pacific Australia Melbourne Hewlett-Packard Australia Ltd. 31-41 Joseph Street Blackburn, VIC 3130 Phone Number: 1 800 629 485 (toll free) Additional phone number(s): (61 3) 9210 5408 Fax: (61 3) 9210-5489 Perth Measurement Innovation (WA) Pty. Ltd. Kishorn Court Suite 3, 58 Kishorn Road Mount Pleasant, WA 6153...

  • Page 175

    Hewlett-Packard India Pvt. Ltd. Embassy Point 150 Infantry Road Bangalore 560001 Phone Number: (91/80) 225-3024 or 209-1808 Fax: (91/80) 225-6186 Telex: 845-2773 HP IN Calcutta Hewlett-Packard India Pvt. Ltd. 708 Central Plaza 2/6 Sarat Bose Road Calcutta 700 020 Phone Number: (91/33) 745 4755...

  • Page 176: New Zealand

    Hewlett-Packard Singapore (Sales) Pte Ltd 450 Alexandra Road Singapore 119960 Phone Number: 65 275 3888 Additional phone number(s): HP Direct: 1 800 292-8100 Application Support: 65-374-4242 Hardware Service Hotline: 65-375-8350 Fax: 65 274 7887 Sri Lanka Precision Technical Services (PVT) Ltd.

  • Page 177

    Hewlett-Packard Building 8/F No. 337, Fu-Hsing North Road Taipei 10483 Taiwan Phone Number: (886-2) 712-0404 Fax: (886-2) 718-2928 HP DIRECT Basic Tools free tel: 080-212-535 Thailand Hewlett-Packard (Thailand) Ltd. 23rd-25th floor Vibulthani Tower 2 3199 Rama IV Road Klong Toey, Bangkok 10110...

  • Page 178

    Algeria RTI Algeria 26, Bis rue Mohammed Hadj-Ahmed (ex. Rue Jean Pierre Dinet) 16035 Hydra Alger Algerie Phone Number: 213-2-606450 Angola Handled by HP South Africa Bahrain BAMTEC P.O. Box 10373 Capital centre Shop 116 Road 1405 Area 314 Manama...

  • Page 179

    Dora-Beirut Phone Number: (961/1) 405-413 Fax: (961/1) 601.906 Tel/fax: (3579) 514-256 (Cyprus Based Line) Telex: 42309 chacis le Malawi Handled by HP South Africa Mauritius Handled by HP South Africa Morocco SICOTEL Complexe des Habous Tour C, avenue des Far...

  • Page 180: South Africa

    Dubai Phone Number: (971/4) 37-75-91 Fax: (971/4) 37-08-99 Emitac Ltd. P.O. Box 2711 Abu Dhabi Phone Number: (971/2) 77-04-19 Fax: (971/2) 72-30-58 Zambia Handled by HP South Africa Zimbabwe Handled by HP South Africa 158 Chapter 5: Service and Support...

  • Page 181: Specifications

    Specifications Overview This appendix includes: • Paper specifications • Printer specifications • Cable specifications Specifications A-1...

  • Page 182: Paper Specifications

    • premature wear on the printer, requiring repair Note For best results, use only HP brand paper and print media. Hewlett-Packard Company cannot recommend the use of other brands. Because they are not HP products, HP cannot influence or control their quality.

  • Page 183: Supported Sizes And Weights Of Paper

    Envelopes * The printer supports a wide range of paper sizes. Check the printer software for supported sizes. To print custom-size paper, see page 56. ** Capacity may vary depending on paper weight and thickness, and environmental conditions *** Sizes smaller than 5 inches (127 mm) should be fed short edge first (portrait).

  • Page 184

    Supported Sizes and Weights of Paper, Tray 2 (HP LaserJet 4050 T/4050 TN) Trays 2 and 3 (HP LaserJet Dimensions* 4050 T/ 4050 TN) 8.5 by 11 in Letter (216 by 279 mm) 8.3 by 11.7 in (210 by 297 mm) 7.3 by 10.5 in...

  • Page 185

    (148 by 210 mm to 216 by 356 mm) * The printer supports a wide range of paper sizes. Check the printer software for supported sizes. ** Capacity may vary depending on paper weight and thickness, and environmental conditions. *** To print custom-size paper, see page 56.

  • Page 186

    Maximum Size (178 by 254 mm) * The printer supports a wide range of paper sizes. Check the printer software for supported sizes. ** Capacity may vary depending on paper weight and thickness, and environmental conditions. Supported Sizes and Weights of Paper, Optional Duplex Printing Accessory (duplexer)

  • Page 187: Labels, Supported Types Of Paper

    Supported Types of Paper The printer supports the following types of paper: • plain • letterhead • prepunched • bond • color • rough Guidelines for Using Paper For best results, use conventional 20 lb (75 g/m the paper is of good quality, and free of cuts, nicks, tears, spots, loose particles, dust, wrinkles, voids, and curled or bent edges.

  • Page 188: Transparencies, Envelopes

    Do not use raised letterhead. The printer uses heat and pressure to fuse toner to the paper. Make sure that any colored paper or preprinted forms use inks that are compatible with the printer’s temperature (400°...

  • Page 189: Paper Weight Equivalence Table

    Paper Weight Equivalence Table Use this table to determine approximate equivalent points in weight specifications other than U.S. bond weight. For example, to determine the equivalent of 20 lb U.S. bond weight paper in U.S. cover weight, locate the bond weight (in row 3, second column) and scan across the row to the cover weight (in the fourth column).

  • Page 190: Label Construction

    To print sheets of labels, see page 53. Transparencies Transparencies used in the printer must be able to withstand 400° F (205° C), the printer’s maximum temperature. Close the rear output bin to print transparencies to the top output bin.

  • Page 191: Envelope Construction

    Envelopes Envelope Construction Envelope construction is critical. Envelope fold lines can vary considerably, not only between manufacturers, but also within a box from the same manufacturer. Successful printing on envelopes depends upon the quality of the envelopes. When selecting envelopes, consider the following components: •...

  • Page 192: Envelopes With Adhesive Strips Or Flaps

    Envelopes with a peel-off adhesive strip or with more than one flap that folds over to seal must use adhesives compatible with the heat and pressure in the printer. The extra flaps and strips might cause wrinkling, creasing, or jams.

  • Page 193: Card Stock And Heavy Paper

    Some card stock performs better than others because its construction is better suited for feeding through a laser printer. For optimum printer performance, do not use paper heavier than 53 lb (199 g/m that is too heavy might cause misfeeds, stacking problems, paper jams, poor toner fusing, poor print quality, or excessive mechanical wear.

  • Page 194: Card Stock Construction, Card Stock Guidelines

    Card Stock Construction • Smoothness: 36-53 lb (135-199 g/m a smoothness rating of 100-180 Sheffield. 16-36 lb (60-135 g/m 100-250 Sheffield. • Construction: Card stock should lie flat with less than 0.2 inch (5 millimeters) of curl. • Condition: Make sure card stock is not wrinkled, nicked, or otherwise damaged.

  • Page 195: Printer Specifications, Physical Dimensions

    Printer Weight (without toner cartridge) • HP LaserJet 4050/4050 N printers: 39.27 lb (17.85 kg) • HP LaserJet 4050 T/4050 TN printers: 45.66 lb (20.71 kg) 24.27 inches (61.64 cm) printer only, rear output bin closed 15.4 inches (39.0 cm)

  • Page 196: Environmental Specifications

    Environmental Specifications Electrical Specifications Printer State Printing Standby PowerSave (default activation time 30 minutes) Minimum Recommended Circuit Capacity 100-127 Volt 220-240 Volt Power Requirements (Acceptable Line Voltage) 100-127 Volt 220-240 Volt A-16 Specifications Power Consumption (average, in watts) 8 amps...

  • Page 197: General Specifications

    Acoustic Emissions (Per ISO 9296) Printer State Printing, 17 pages per minute (ppm) Printing, 8 ppm PowerSave * You might want to install printers with sound power Lwad>=6.3 bels (A) or more in a separate room or cubicle. General Specifications...

  • Page 198: Serial Cable Specifications

    Transmission is asynchronous, with one start bit, eight data bits and Data Format one stop bit. Parity is not used. HP LaserJet printers are DTE devices. Serial Interface Handshaking is the method by which the flow of data between two Protocol devices is controlled.

  • Page 199

    HP Part Number C2932A C2933A C2809A With the C2809A serial cable adapter installed on the printer, you can connect a 25-pin cable connector to the printer. The adapter pin connections are shown below. 25 to 9 Pin Adapter (C2809A) Standard DB-25...

  • Page 200

    The pin outs for the computer end are typical pin numbers. The actual pin numbers for your computer may be different. Check the documentation for your computer to verify the proper pin outs. Pins not shown are not used by the printer. A-20 Specifications Printer DB-9 (male cable end)

  • Page 201

    23. You can also control the printer by changing settings in the printer’s control panel. Use the control panel to access printer features not supported by the printer driver or software application.

  • Page 202: Quick Copy Jobs Menu

    “Proofing and Holding a Job” on page 69 for more information about using this menu. Note If there are no quick copy jobs stored on the printer’s hard disk, this menu is not displayed on the control panel. Quick Copy Jobs Menu...

  • Page 203: Private/stored Jobs Menu

    See “Printing a Private Job” on page 71 and “Storing a Print Job” on page 73 for more information about using this menu. Note If there are no private or stored jobs on the printer’s hard disk, this menu is not displayed on the control panel. Private/Stored Jobs Menu...

  • Page 204: Information Menu

    For more information, see page 133. The configuration page shows the printer’s current configuration. If an HP JetDirect print server card is installed (HP LaserJet 4050 N/4050 TN printers), a JetDirect configuration page will print out as well. For more information, see page 134.

  • Page 205: Paper Handling Menu

    65. Some items in this menu (such as duplex and manual feed) can be accessed from a software application, or from the printer driver (if the appropriate driver is installed). Printer driver and software application settings override control panel settings. For more information, see page 59.

  • Page 206

    Set the value to correspond with the paper type currently loaded in Tray 3. This item appears only when a fourth paper tray is installed (available only on the HP LaserJet 4050 T/4050 TN printers). Set the value to correspond with the paper type currently loaded in Tray 4.

  • Page 207

    Paper Handling Menu (Continued) Item Values Explanation This item appears only when . Most paper types are set to by default. The exception is as follows: settings are only available with A4, letter, and legal sizes.) For a complete list of supported paper types, see page 66.

  • Page 208: Print Quality Menu

    Print Quality Menu Some items in this menu can be accessed from a software application, or from the printer driver (if the appropriate driver is installed). Printer driver and software application settings override control panel settings. For more information, see page 59.

  • Page 209

    50%. Caution HP does not recommend full-time use of EconoMode. (If EconoMode is used full-time, it is possible that the toner supply will outlast the mechanical parts in the toner cartridge.)

  • Page 210: Printing Menu

    Printing Menu Some items in this menu can be accessed from a software application, or from the printer driver (if the appropriate driver is installed). Printer driver and software application settings override control panel settings. For more information, see page 59.

  • Page 211

    This item appears only when measurement for the custom paper size. This item appears only when to be fed into the printer (short edge). This item appears only when dimension (long edge). Sets vertical spacing from 5 to 128 lines for default paper size.

  • Page 212

    .01 for pitch, or hold down increments of 1. Note It is best to set the font pitch from the printer driver or software application. (Driver and software settings override control panel settings.) This item might not appear, depending on the font selected.

  • Page 213

    Values Explanation Select the version of Courier font to use: : The internal Courier font available on the HP LaserJet 4 series printers. : The internal Courier font available on the HP LaserJet III series printers. Both fonts are not available at the same time.

  • Page 214: Configuration Menu

    Configuration Menu Items in this menu affect the printer’s behavior. Configure the printer according to your printing needs. Configuration Menu Item Values B-14 Control Panel Menus Explanation Set the printer to enter PowerSave after it has been idle for a specified amount of time.

  • Page 215

    Explanation Dedicate printer memory to save each language’s permanent resources. (You might need to add memory to the printer in order for this item to appear.) The amount of memory set aside can be different for each installed language. Some languages might have memory set aside for resource saving without requiring all languages to do so.

  • Page 216

    : If an error occurs that prevents printing, the message will remain on the display and the printer will remain offline until [Go] If the printer is on a network, you will probably want to turn Determine how the printer behaves when toner is low. The...

  • Page 217

    Explanation Determine how the RAM disk is configured. This item appears only if there is no optional hard disk installed and the printer has at least 16MB of memory. : The RAM disk is disabled. : The RAM disk is enabled. Configure the...

  • Page 218

    Be sure to return the speed to finished. This item allows the user to tell the printer that a new toner cartridge has been installed. Setting this item to will reset the HP TonerGauge to full.

  • Page 219: I/o Menu

    Explanation Select the I/O timeout period in seconds. (I/O timeout refers to the time, measured in seconds, that the printer waits before ending a print job.) This setting allows you to adjust timeout for best performance. If data from other ports appear in the middle of your print job, increase the timeout value.

  • Page 220

    Turn the bidirectional parallel communication on or off. The default is set for a bidirectional parallel port (IEEE-1284). This setting allows the printer to send status readback messages to the computer. (Turning the parallel advanced functions on might slow language switching.)

  • Page 221: Eio Menu (4050 N/4050 Tn)

    EIO (enhanced input/output) Menus depend on the particular accessory product installed in an EIO slot of the printer. If the printer contains an HP JetDirect print server EIO card, you can configure basic networking parameters using the EIO Menu. These and other parameters can also be configured through HP JetAdmin and HP Web JetAdmin.

  • Page 222

    Syslog Server (LG), and Default Gateway (GW). If the Syslog Server IP address is left blank, the printer will still work. Also, you can manually set the Timeout time period. : The EtherTalk Menu is not accessible. : The EtherTalk Menu appears. In the...

  • Page 223: Resets Menu

    • You are using both the serial and parallel I/O ports, and one of the ports is having problems. The items in the Resets Menu will clear all memory in the printer, while [Cancel Job] Note Job Retention features will be deleted if you do not have the hard disk accessory.

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    Resets Menu Item Explanation This item clears the printer buffer and the active I/O input buffer, and makes the control panel defaults current. Resetting memory during a print job can result in data loss. This item performs a simple reset and restores most of the factory (default) settings.

  • Page 225: Printer Memory And Expansion

    Note Single in-line memory modules (SIMMs) used on previous HP LaserJet printers are not compatible with the printer. You might want to add more memory to the printer if you often print complex graphics or PS documents, print with the optional duplexer, use many downloaded fonts, or print at ProRes 1200.

  • Page 226

    A mass storage device, such as a hard disk. For ordering information, see page 9. To find out how much memory is installed in the printer, or to find out what is installed in the EIO slots, print a configuration page (page 134).

  • Page 227: Installing Memory

    (page 134). 1 Turn the printer off. Rotate the printer for access to its right side. Unplug the power cord and disconnect any cables.

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    7 Close the DIMM access door and tighten the screw . 8 Set the bottom of the cover onto the printer. Make sure the bottom tabs on the cover fit into the corresponding slots in the printer. Rotate the cover up towards the printer.

  • Page 229: Checking Memory Installation

    Follow this procedure to verify that DIMMs are installed correctly: 1 Check that the printer’s control panel displays printer is turned on. If an error message appears, a DIMM might have been incorrectly installed. Check the printer messages (page 103).

  • Page 230: Adjusting Memory Settings

    The minimum amount of memory that can be allocated to Resource Saving is 400 KB each for PCL and PS.

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    I/O Buffering To allow the computer to continue working without waiting for the print job to finish queuing, the printer uses a portion of its memory (an I/O buffer) to hold jobs in progress. (If I/O buffering is off, no memory is reserved for this function.)

  • Page 232: Installing Eio Cards/mass Storage

    HP is constantly introducing new software tools for use with your printer and accessories. These tools are available from the Internet free of charge. See page viii for how to visit the HP website for more information. After you have installed a new device, print a configuration page.

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    PCL 5e command structure. HP-GL/2 The printer has the ability to print vector graphics using the HP-GL/ 2 graphics language. Printing in the HP-GL/2 language requires that the printer leave PCL 5e language and enter HP-GL/2 mode, which can be done by sending the printer PCL 5e code.

  • Page 234: Understanding Pcl 5e Printer Command Syntax

    . These characters may not appear on your screen as shown here. You must use the exact character and case specified for PCL 5e printer commands. Figure D-1 displays the elements of a typical printer command (in this instance, a command for page orientation). Escape character...

  • Page 235: Combining Escape Sequences

    The final character of the combined escape sequence must be uppercase. The following is an example of an escape sequence string that would be sent to the printer to select legal paper, landscape orientation, and 8 lines per inch: The following escape sequence sends the same printer commands...

  • Page 236: Entering Escape Characters

    Entering Escape Characters Printer commands always begin with the escape character The following table shows how the escape character can be entered from various DOS software applications. DOS Software Application Lotus 1-2-3 and Symphony Microsoft Word for DOS WordPerfect for DOS...

  • Page 237: Selecting Pcl 5e Fonts

    PCL 5e Font List (page 136). 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.

  • Page 238: Common Pcl 5e Printer Commands

    Common PCL 5e Printer Commands Common PCL 5e Printer Commands Function Reset Number of Copies 2-sided/1-sided printing Paper Source Paper size Paper Type Orientation D-6 Printer Commands Command Options (#) 1 to 999 0 = Simplex (1-sided) printing 1 = Duplex (2-sided) with long edge binding...

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    # = decipoint number (720 decipoints = 1 inch) 0 = Enable 1 = Disable 0 = Use previous PCL 5e cursor position 1 = Use current HP-GL/2 pen position 0 = Use previous HP-GL/2 pen position 1 = Use current PCL 5e cursor position Printer Commands D-7...

  • Page 240

    The preferred method is to use the primary pitch command. D-8 Printer Commands Command Options (#) 8U = HP Roman-8 Symbol Set 10U = IBM Layout (PC-8) (code page 437) Default Symbol Set 12U = IBM Layout for Europe (PC-850) (code page 850) 8M = Math-8 19U = Windows 3.1 Latin 1...

  • Page 241: Fcc Regulations

    Consult your dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician. Note Any changes or modifications to the printer that are not expressly approved by HP could void the user’s authority to operate this equipment. Use of a shielded interface cable is required to comply with the Class B limits of Part 15 of FCC rules.

  • Page 242: Environmental Product Stewardship, Protecting The Environment

    Environmental Product Stewardship Protecting the Environment Hewlett-Packard Company is committed to providing quality products in an environmentally-sound manner. The HP LaserJet printer has been designed with several attributes to minimize impacts on the environment. This HP LaserJet printer eliminates: •...

  • Page 243

    The design of this HP LaserJet printer facilitates the recycling of: • Plastics Plastic housing parts have markings according to international standards that enhance the ability to identify plastics for recycling purposes at the end of the printer’s life.

  • Page 244

    • Paper This printer is suited for the use of recycled papers when the paper meets the guidelines outlined in the HP LaserJet Printer Family Paper Specification Guide . See page 11 for HP LaserJet Printer Family Paper Specification Guide ordering information.

  • Page 245: Material Safety Data Sheets

    HP LaserJet website at: http:// www.ljsupplies.com/planetpartners/datasheets.html. If you do not have access to the Internet, call the U.S. HP FIRST (fax-on-demand service) at (800) 231-9300. Use Index number 7 for a listing of the Toner Cartridge/Drum Material/Chemical Safety Data Sheets.

  • Page 246: Declaration Of Conformity

    E-6 Regulatory Information Hewlett-Packard Company 11311 Chinden Boulevard Boise, Idaho 83714-1021, USA HP LaserJet 4050, 4050 T, 4050 N, 4050 TN C4251A, C4252A, C4253A, C4254A ) / ICES-003, Issue 2 / VCCI-2 Product Regulations Manager, Hewlett-Packard Australia Ltd., 31-41 Joseph Street, Blackburn, Victoria 3130, Australia...

  • Page 247: Safety Statements, Laser Safety Statement, Canadian Doc Regulations, Vcci Statement (japan)

    Food and Drug Administration has implemented regulations for laser products manufactured since August 1, 1976. Compliance is mandatory for products marketed in the United States. The printer is certified as a “Class 1” laser product under the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Radiation Performance Standard according to the Radiation Control for Health and Safety Act of 1968.

  • Page 248: Laser Statement For Finland

    överskrider gränsen för laserklass 1. HUOLTO HP LaserJet 4050, 4050 T, 4050 N, 4050 TN -kirjoittimen sisällä ei ole käyttäjän huollettavissa olevia kohteita. Laitteen saa avata ja huoltaa ainoastaan sen huoltamiseen koulutettu henkilö.

  • Page 249

    (Paper types include letterhead, prepunched, recycled, bond, color stock, card stock, and preprinted.) An HP LaserJet printer equipped to deliver multiple original prints (or generate copies of a print job). HP’s printer control language.

  • Page 250

    2 Glossary On-screen instructions regarding the use of the printer driver. Any or all of the software shipped with the printer. The printer is packaged with a compact disc containing the software needed to access all of the printer’s features.

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    17 adhesive on envelopes, printing with A-12 adjusting memory settings C-6 advanced printing tasks 31, 60–66 allocating memory to printer language B-15, C-6 Append CR To LF setting B-13 Attention light 12 authorized dealers, locating, see front pages viii...

  • Page 252

    136 installing and deleting 25 internal 136 ordering DIMMs 9 printing list of 136 proportional-spaced D-5 selecting PCL D-5 soft 136 troubleshooting (Macintosh) FontSmart, see HP FontSmart form, Service Information 142 format problems, troubleshooting 121–122 frequent paper jams, solving...

  • Page 253

    69 HP Customer Care, see front pages viii–x HP Fast InfraRed Receiver about 75 HP FIRST, see front pages xi HP FontSmart 25, C-8 HP JetAdmin 17, 29, 66 installing 29 HP JetDirect print server card configuring network...

  • Page 254

    20 software 17–26, 29–30 multi-purpose paper, ordering multi-purpose tray, see Tray 1 4 Index networks HP JetAdmin 17, 29 ordering I/O cards 10 software for 17, 29 troubleshooting 120–125 Macintosh 124 new toner cartridge 78, 117, 119, B-18...

  • Page 255

    60 settings, current 133–136 shipping 138 software 17–30 specifications A-15–A-17 status, accessing see also messages printer collation (mopying) 59 Printer Collation page 114 printer driver different first page 61 RIP ONCE 60 printer drivers 17–24 additional 21 help software 24...

  • Page 256

    136, B-12 software Apple LaserWriter 8 driver drivers 17–24, 28 help for drivers 24 HP FontSmart 25 HP JetAdmin 17, 29 HP JetSend 26 HP LaserJet Utility for Macintosh 28 included with printer 17 license 143 Macintosh 28...

  • Page 257

    80–81 spilling 96 troubleshooting 116–117, toner cartridge checking toner level 79 new 78, 117, 119, B-18 resetting HP TonerGauge toner cartridges 78–81 life expectancy 78 limited warranty 141 ordering 8 recycling 78, E-3 Toner Density setting B-9...

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    8 Index...

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