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When printing it says "page too complex to print"

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To solve this problem begin with the below steps;

Press ENTER to clear the message.
Allow the device to finish the job, or press CANCEL to cancel the job.

Lower the USB speed on the product by turning off "High Speed USB". Following are instructions on how to do this from the Secondary Service Menu:

To access the Secondary Service Menu press the Menu button.

Now press the #2 button and use the < arrow to navigate to the High Speed USB selection.

Press Enter and then use the arrow key to go to Off and press Enter again.

Press the Cancel button twice to exit the Secondary Service Menu.

If the error continues to persist, contact Hewlett-Packard for technical support to troubleshoot the problem. Click here to go for more information about contacting Hewlett-Packard.

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Check the printing file size. Also check that USB high speed is set to "off" in the secondary service menu. Default is "on" and can cause this message.
To enter the menu press "Menu" key followed by the "2" key and scroll to the USB setting.

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Turn printer on.
On your printer, press the Menu button
Press 2 (on the fax dial pad)
Press the right arrow (next to Enter button) until you arrive at "High Speed USB.
Press Enter
Press right arrow to select "Off."
Press Enter.
Press Enter again.

The printer will reboot automatic.

I hope this help!

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The normal reason for this message is.
1.It is possible to setup up a page, poster, graphic etc.which requires more memory than the prtr has on board. (You need more Memory)
2. If your driver is set for Vector graphics, try Bitmap( uses less memory).
3. Try a lower print setting.
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Posted on Sep 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Error Message "Page too Complex"

Hi Sccfire, This apparently is a fairly common problem with the 2800 series printer and associated with connection to a PC using USB. It can only be overcome by manually configuring the printer?s USB port to work in standard mode rather than at high-speed USB2.0 mode which probably won?t be to much of a problem. Here is a link from a support page on HP?s site that should walk you through the process: http://h20000.www2.hp.com/bizsupport/TechSupport/Document.jsp?objectID=c00506095 Let us know how it goes and please don?t forget to rate the posting.

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SOURCE: Page Too Complex Error

try sending a page with extremely little to print, such as one word...any change...I am suspecting printer memory overflow

Posted on May 30, 2007

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SOURCE: HP LaserJet 2840: Page 'Too Complex'

Description
The device could not print the current page because of its complexity.

Recommended action
Press ENTER to clear the message.
Allow the device to finish the job, or press CANCEL to cancel the job.
Lower the USB speed on the product by turning off "High Speed USB". Following are instructions on how to do this from the Secondary Service Menu:
To access the Secondary Service Menu press the Menu button.
Now press the #2 button and use the < arrow to navigate to the High Speed USB selection.
Press Enter and then use the arrow key to go to Off and press Enter again.
Press the Cancel button twice to exit the Secondary Service Menu.

Posted on Apr 09, 2008

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