Printer "memory" problem; can print one page or less.
I have an HP LaserJet 5M. Gradually the memory seemed to get worse, because it would print one page, or the first few test lines of one page, and then print its page saying "This job requires more memory than is available in this printer." It then says several things to try, but the first two I can't find in the Owner's Manual. They are "For the output format, choose Optimize for Portability. "In the Device Settings page, make sure the Available PostScript Memory is accurate." I did find how to Clear Memory and Reset Memory to factory defaults, but that didn't help. On the Self Test/Configuration page I noticed I have small memory values compared to values in the Manual's example page. My I/O Buffering memory is 60 time less than on the sample page, and Resource Saving is not enabled at all because an additional 2 Mbytes are needed. I did not try to reset I/O Buffering on the Menu. And I will get another toner cartridge, although that doesn't seem to be the problem. I'm a 66 year old guy with little computer expertise. Should I take this printer to a repair shop? I have a directory of good ones, but not my own car to carry it.
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If the printer is connected via a network, try sending the file connected by USB cable only. This will eliminate possible network issues that are taking printer memory.
Appendix A Memory Allocation
Utilities or jobs that you download to the product sometimes include resources (for example, fonts, macros, or patterns). Resources that are internally marked as permanent remain in the product memory until you turn the product off.
Use the following guidelines if you use the page description language (PDL) ability to mark resources as permanent. For technical details, see an appropriate PDL reference for PCL or PS.
Mark resources as permanent only when it is absolutely necessary that they remain in memory while the product is turned on.
Send permanent resources to the product only at the beginning of a print job and not while the product is printing.
Overusing permanent resources or downloading them while the product is printing might affect product performance or the ability to print complex pages.
I know this problems in my part it was the hp driver. My Solution is to use an compatible driver. HP Laserjet 5 / or 6 standard windows driver. After that i have not this problems. The secound problem is that this printer have very less memory and big pages in a few times are not able to print.
You can't print on both sides you miss • Automatic duplex unit for two-sided printing" you're model doesn't have it. Read below:
Shown at left: HP LaserJet 9000 series, base unit—LaserJet 9000
base unit =
• 50 ppm print speed
• first page out in less than 8 seconds
• built-in RIP-once technology
• 300,000 pages-per-month duty cycle
• 64 MB memory
• EIO expansion slots
LaserJet 9000n = base unit + • HP
Jetdirect 610n (EIO) internal print server for Ethernet 10/100Base-TX
• 100-sheet multipurpose tray LaserJet 9000dn = base unit + • HP Jetdirect 610n (EIO) internal
print server for Ethernet 10/100Base-TX
• 100-sheet multipurpose tray • Automatic duplex unit for two-sided printing
LaserJet 9000hns = base unit + • HP Jetdirect 610n (EIO) internal
print server for Ethernet 10/100Base-TX • Automatic duplex unit for two-sided printing
• 2000-sheet input tray
• 3000-sheet stapler/stacker