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On HP 5MP laserjet Printer, on printing a document, the message says: the printer requires more memory than is avaailable in this printer.what to do then?

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You don't say what kind of a document you are trying to print. Did you try to print something else. Did it print?
Normally if you try and print a complex spread sheet you may get that warning. You have the option of adding more memory or making your print job less complex. Or printing to another printer.

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