Hello, I've called HP and can't get an answer on how to install the 128 mb upgrade of ram into the slot. The only slots I see visible on the machine are the photo memory card slots but I want to add more RAM to the actual printer memory as it only comes with something like 96MB of RAM installed. I've also looked through their manual to no avail and on the Internet. Do you know how to do this? Thanks
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Re: how to install new ram into the 2840
Unplug the machine. On the right side of the machine you will find a cover. Remove the cover and you will find 1 open slot. The machine can take a total of 224MB (96 is built into the machine) leaving 128 available. The memory type is 100pin, 133MHz, SDRAM DIMM.
Simply click the memory into the blank slot and replace the cover.
Once completed, plug the machine back in and print a configuration page. The memory total should be at 224 once you have installed your 128MB.
You can find the extented memory slot on right hand side of your printer. Open the outter cover. This cover can be removed from the hing. Behind the outter cover is a metal encloser with a removable cover. There you will find a 100 pin memory slot. In the past two days, I tried upgrading the memory on my 2840. So I purchased a 256mbPC100(100-pin)SDRAM memory card. It did not work (damit). The extra memory prevented the printer from entering the calibration cycle on start-up. I still do not know why it did not work. If you find why it didn't work, please clue me in.
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1.Do you know what the Maximum TOTAL Amount is for your ram? 2.Do you know what the Maximum Amount is for EACH ram slot? 3.What is the computer manufacturers name, model name, and model number? (Example: Compaq Presario SR1110NX. Compaq: Computer manufacturers name Presario: Model Name SR1110NX: Model Number
(Not trying to insult your intelligence with Number 3 above)
Reason for asking Number 3? Let's take an example. Let's say your computer has a Maximum Total Amount for ram memory, that is 2GB. EACH ram slot's Maximum Amount is 1GB, and you have two ram slots. If you install a single stick of 2GB ram in Slot 1, chances are it isn't going to work.
If I know what computer you're referring to here, then I can give more of an exacting solution.
According to Hp website your computer will handle two 512 Mb RAM chips. Make sure they are PC133. If computer will not boot with both inserted properly, one of them is bad. Put one in slot 1 and none in slot 2 and see if it boots. Then switch the chips put the extra chip in slot 1 and none in slot 2. See if it boots. This way you can troubleshoot a possible bad chip.
Memory Upgrade for Dell Color Laser Printer
3100cn Printers, the Dell Color Laser Printer 3100cn Printers takes the
PC133 SDRAM SODIMMs Memory Type, and comes installed with 64 MB
(non-removable) of Memory. You can upgrade your Dell Color Laser
Printer 3100cn Printers to up to a maximum of 576 MB Memory, the system
has 1 socket to install Memory, already with 64 MB (non-removable)
standard Memory installed.
Open top lid. On right hand side you'll see a thumb screw. Undo this and carefully remove or place ajar the side cover. The top slot should be free if you have say 64MB RAM in the machine already. Uses PC133 SD-RAM SODIMM.
I never got the cover completely off but had to slide it upwards and pull it out slightly from the back - this gave enough room to isntall the DIMM without any extra dismantling - it seems the front plate with LCD screen & buttons hinders total panel removal.
The Designjet 500 did not have a direct memory upgrade slot. You will have to purchase a HPGL2 (formatter) card first. This then has a memory slot on it for further upgrades. The plotter had 32Mb memory on board, the card another 32Mb and then you can upgrade by a further 64Mb (waste of money) or the best is 128Mb. This is then added to your original Ram giving you approx 164Mb which is then normally more than enough. The HPGL2 (formatter) card is sold by any HP supplier on order only. Part number is C7772A. Standing in front of the plotter its located in the left side at the back. Look behind the left cover and you will see a small cover in a sort of L shape near where the roll holder slots in, thats it, slip the small cover open (you will see an arrow on it showing how to open it), look if there are any additional cards in the machine, if not it means you still need to buy the card, otherwise you will simply need the RAM.