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My HP LaserJet 6p is not printing/communcating sudenly from/with Word, and the system reports low memory in the printer. Could you, please, advise, what can help here? Thanks and best regards, Martin P.

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Try opening the printer up bu first pressing the button near the top of the printer (the side of the power button). then there should be a tab connecting the light panel to the rest of the printer( there are no wires to worry about) and finally check however many RAM sticks bu pulling them out and putting them back in.(make sure the printer is off when doing this) but to test it, hold the two buttons to preform a self test to tell you how much memory is in the printer.(there should be 2 extra megabytes because of MET (memory enhancement technology)). and match up how many sticks of ram. if that fails and you see the data and error light on (the middle and orange lights) press the two buttons simultaneously to see what is wrong. if it is either error (orange light),ready(the light closest to the long button) and the tray 1 light (the one with a 1 under it). or data, ready, and tray 1 light is on, then, your printer memory is full. press the long button to clear the message. and just print with plainer font.

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First thing I would try is a cold reset. Steps are here:

HP 5P & 6P
Cold reset:
Turn the power off and hold the reset button (button closest to the back of the printer) for LESS than 20 seconds while turning the printer on.
Reset the NVRAM:
Turn the power off and hold the reset button for MORE than 20 seconds while turning the printer on..
If your still having an issue, unplug the printer overnight.

Please get back to me if this does not resolve this.

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