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HP Color LaserJet 4610n
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HP color LaserJet 4610n series printer
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Online services
For 24-hour access to information using a modem or Internet connection:
World Wide Web URL: for the HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer, updated HP printer
software, product and support information, and printer drivers in several languages can be
obtained from http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610. (Sites are in English.)
Visit: http://www.hp.com/support for information about the HP Jetdirect 175x external print
server.
HP Instant Support Professional Edition (ISPE) is a suite of Web-based troubleshooting tools
for desktop computing and printing products. ISPE helps you quickly identify, diagnose, and
resolve computing and printing problems. The ISPE tools may be be accesssed from
http://instantsupport.hp.com.
Telephone support
HP provides free telephone support during the warranty period. When you call, you will be
connected to a responsive team waiting to help you. For the telephone number for your
country/region, see the flyer that shipped in the box with the product, or visit
http://www.hp.com/support/callcenters. Before calling HP, have the following information
ready: product name and serial number, date of purchase, and description of the problem.
You can also find support on the Internet at http://www.hp.com. Click the support & drivers
block.
Software utilities, drivers, and electronic information
Visit: http://www.hp.com/go/clj4610_software for the HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer. The
Web page for the drivers might be in English, but you can download the drivers themselves
in several languages.
Call: See the flyer that shipped in the box with the printer.
HP direct ordering for accessories or supplies
In the United States, supplies can be ordered from http://www.hp.com/sbso/product/supplies.
In Canada, supplies can be ordered from http://www.hp.ca/catalog/supplies. In Europe,
supplies can be ordered from http://www.hp.com/supplies. In Asia-Pacific, supplies can be
ordered from http://www.hp.com/paper/.
Accessories can be ordered from http://www.hp.com/go/accessories.
Call: 1-800-538-8787 (U.S.) or 1-800-387-3154 (Canada).
HP service information
To locate HP-Authorized Dealers, call 1-800-243-9816 (U.S.) or 1-800-387-3867 (Canada).
For service for your product, call the customer support number for your country/region. See
the flyer that shipped in the box with the printer.
HP service agreements
Call: 1-800-835-4747 (U.S.) or 1-800-268-1221 (Canada).
Extended Service: 1-800-446-0522
HP support and information for Macintosh computers
Visit: http://www.hp.com/go/macosx for Macintosh OS X support information and
HP subscription service for driver updates.
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Visit: http://www.hp.com/go/mac-connect for products designed specifically for the Macintosh
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Table of contents
1 Printer basics
Quick access to printer information ...........................................................................................2
World Wide Web links ........................................................................................................2
User guide links ..................................................................................................................2
Where to look for more information ....................................................................................2
Printer configurations ................................................................................................................4
HP Color LaserJet 4610n (Part number Q7732A) .............................................................4
Printer features ..........................................................................................................................5
Walk around ..............................................................................................................................7
Printer software .........................................................................................................................8
Software features ................................................................................................................8
Printer drivers .....................................................................................................................9
Software for Macintosh computers ...................................................................................12
Installing the printing system software .............................................................................12
Uninstalling the software ..................................................................................................18
Software for networks .......................................................................................................18
Utilities ..............................................................................................................................19
Print media specifications .......................................................................................................20
Supported media weights and sizes .................................................................................20
2 Control panel
Introduction ..............................................................................................................................24
Display ..............................................................................................................................24
Control panel buttons ..............................................................................................................26
Interpreting control panel indicator lights ................................................................................27
Control panel menus ...............................................................................................................28
Getting started basics .......................................................................................................28
Menu hierarchy .......................................................................................................................29
To enter the menus ..........................................................................................................29
Retrieve job menu ............................................................................................................29
Information menu ..............................................................................................................29
Paper handling menu .......................................................................................................30
Configure device menu .....................................................................................................30
Diagnostics menu .............................................................................................................31
Retrieve job menu ...................................................................................................................32
Information menu ....................................................................................................................33
Paper handling menu ..............................................................................................................34
Configure device menu ...........................................................................................................35
Printing menu ....................................................................................................................35
Print quality menu .............................................................................................................38
System setup menu ..........................................................................................................40
I/O menu ...........................................................................................................................44
Resets menu .....................................................................................................................45
Diagnostics menu ....................................................................................................................46
Changing printer control panel configuration settings ............................................................49
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Job storage limit ................................................................................................................49
Job held timeout ...............................................................................................................49
Show address ...................................................................................................................50
Color/black mix .................................................................................................................50
Tray behavior options .......................................................................................................51
PowerSave Time ..............................................................................................................52
Personality ........................................................................................................................53
Clearable warnings ...........................................................................................................54
Auto continue ....................................................................................................................54
Supplies low ......................................................................................................................55
Color supply out ................................................................................................................55
Jam recovery ....................................................................................................................56
Language ..........................................................................................................................57
Using the printer control panel in shared environments .........................................................58
3 I/O Configuration
Network configuration .............................................................................................................60
Parallel configuration ...............................................................................................................61
USB configuration ...................................................................................................................62
Enhanced I/O configuration ....................................................................................................63
HP Jetdirect print server ...................................................................................................63
Available enhanced I/O interfaces ....................................................................................63
NetWare networks ............................................................................................................63
Windows networks ............................................................................................................63
AppleTalk networks ..........................................................................................................64
UNIX/Linux networks ........................................................................................................64
Wireless printing ......................................................................................................................65
IEEE 802.11b standard ....................................................................................................65
Bluetooth ...........................................................................................................................65
4 Printing tasks
Controlling print jobs ...............................................................................................................68
Source ..............................................................................................................................68
Type and Size ...................................................................................................................68
Print setting priorities ........................................................................................................68
Selecting print media ...............................................................................................................70
Media to avoid ..................................................................................................................70
Paper that can damage the printer ...................................................................................70
Configuring input trays ............................................................................................................72
Configuring trays when the printer gives a prompt ...........................................................72
To configure a tray when loading paper ...........................................................................72
To configure a tray to match print job settings .................................................................73
Configuring trays using the Paper Handling menu ...........................................................73
Configuring Tray 2 for a custom paper size .....................................................................74
Printing from Tray 1 (multipurpose tray) ...........................................................................75
Printing envelopes from Tray 1 ........................................................................................76
Printing from Tray 2 ..........................................................................................................78
Loading detectable standard-sized media into Tray 2 .....................................................78
Loading undetectable standard-sized media into Tray 2 .................................................80
Loading custom-sized media into Tray 2 ..........................................................................83
Printing on special media ........................................................................................................85
Transparencies .................................................................................................................85
Glossy paper .....................................................................................................................85
Colored paper ...................................................................................................................86
Envelopes .........................................................................................................................86
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Labels ...............................................................................................................................86
Heavy paper .....................................................................................................................86
HP LaserJet Tough paper ................................................................................................87
Preprinted forms and letterhead .......................................................................................87
Recycled paper .................................................................................................................88
Manual two-sided (duplex) printing .........................................................................................89
Manual two-sided printing .................................................................................................90
Printing booklets ...............................................................................................................90
Special printing situations .......................................................................................................91
Printing a different first page .............................................................................................91
Printing a blank back cover ..............................................................................................91
Printing on custom-size media .........................................................................................91
Stopping a print request ...................................................................................................92
Job storage features ...............................................................................................................93
Storing a print job .............................................................................................................93
Proofing and holding a job ................................................................................................94
Private jobs .......................................................................................................................95
Mopier mode .....................................................................................................................96
Managing memory ..................................................................................................................97
5 Managing the printer
Printer information pages ......................................................................................................100
Menu map .......................................................................................................................100
Configuration page .........................................................................................................100
Supplies status page ......................................................................................................101
Usage page ....................................................................................................................101
Demo ..............................................................................................................................102
Print CMYK samples ......................................................................................................102
Print RGB samples .........................................................................................................102
PCL or PS font list ..........................................................................................................102
Event log .........................................................................................................................103
6 Color
Using color ............................................................................................................................106
HP ImageREt 2400 .........................................................................................................106
Paper selection ...............................................................................................................106
Color options ...................................................................................................................106
sRGB ..............................................................................................................................107
Printing in four colors — CMYK ......................................................................................107
CMYK ink set emulation (PostScript only) .....................................................................107
Managing printer color options ..............................................................................................108
Print in Grayscale ...........................................................................................................108
Automatic or manual color adjustment ...........................................................................108
Matching colors .....................................................................................................................110
PANTONE® color matching ...........................................................................................110
Sample book color matching ..........................................................................................110
Printing color samples ....................................................................................................111
Color emulation of the HP color LaserJet 4550 printer ..................................................111
7 Maintenance
Managing print cartridges .....................................................................................................114
HP print cartridges ..........................................................................................................114
Non-HP print cartridges ..................................................................................................114
Print cartridge authentication ..........................................................................................114
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HP fraud hotline ..............................................................................................................114
Print cartridge storage ....................................................................................................115
Print cartridge life expectancy ........................................................................................115
Checking the print cartridge life ......................................................................................115
Changing print cartridges ......................................................................................................116
To replace the print cartridge .........................................................................................116
Replacing supplies ................................................................................................................120
Locating supplies ............................................................................................................120
Supply replacement guidelines ......................................................................................120
Making room around the printer for replacing supplies ..................................................120
Approximate replacement intervals for supplies ............................................................121
Configuring alerts ..................................................................................................................122
8 Problem solving
Basic troubleshooting checklist .............................................................................................125
Factors affecting printer performance ...................................................................................126
Troubleshooting information pages .......................................................................................127
Paper path test page ......................................................................................................127
Registration page ...........................................................................................................127
Event log .........................................................................................................................128
Control panel message types ...............................................................................................129
Status messages ............................................................................................................129
Warning messages .........................................................................................................129
Error messages ..............................................................................................................129
Critical error messages ...................................................................................................129
Control panel messages .......................................................................................................130
Paper jams ............................................................................................................................158
Paper jam recovery ........................................................................................................158
Common causes of paper jams ............................................................................................160
Clearing jams ........................................................................................................................162
Jam in Tray 1 ..................................................................................................................162
Jam in Tray 2 ..................................................................................................................163
Jams in the top cover .....................................................................................................163
Jam in paper path ...........................................................................................................167
Multiple jams in paper path .............................................................................................168
Media-handling problems ......................................................................................................171
Printer feeds multiple sheets .................................................................................................171
Printer feeds incorrect page size ..........................................................................................171
Printer pulls from incorrect tray .............................................................................................172
Media does not feed automatically .......................................................................................172
Media does not feed from input Tray 2 .................................................................................172
Transparencies or glossy paper will not feed .......................................................................173
Envelopes jam or will not feed in the printer .........................................................................174
Output is curled or wrinkled ..................................................................................................174
Printer response problems ....................................................................................................175
No display message ..............................................................................................................175
Printer is on, but nothing prints .............................................................................................175
Printer is on, but is not receiving data ...................................................................................176
Unable to select the printer from the computer .....................................................................176
Printer control panel problems ..............................................................................................178
Control panel settings work incorrectly .................................................................................178
Incorrect printer output ..........................................................................................................179
Incorrect fonts are printed .....................................................................................................179
Unable to print all characters in a symbol set .......................................................................179
Drifting text between printouts ..............................................................................................179
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Erratic, missing characters or interrupted printout ................................................................179
Partial printout .......................................................................................................................180
Guidelines for printing with different fonts ......................................................................180
Software application problems ..............................................................................................181
Unable to change system selections through software ........................................................181
Unable to select a font from the software .............................................................................181
Unable to select colors from the software .............................................................................181
Color printing problems .........................................................................................................182
Printing black instead of color ...............................................................................................182
Incorrect shade .....................................................................................................................182
Missing color .........................................................................................................................182
Inconsistent colors after installing a print cartridge ...............................................................183
Printed colors do not match screen colors ............................................................................183
Print quality troubleshooting ..................................................................................................184
Print quality problems associated with media ................................................................184
Overhead transparency defects .....................................................................................184
Print quality problems associated with the environment ................................................185
Print quality problems associated with jams ..................................................................185
Print quality troubleshooting pages ................................................................................185
Print quality troubleshooting tool ....................................................................................186
Calibrating the printer .....................................................................................................186
Print quality defect chart .................................................................................................186
Appendix A Working with memory and print server cards
Printer memory ......................................................................................................................193
Printing a configuration page ..........................................................................................193
Installing memory ..................................................................................................................194
To install DDR memory DIMMs ......................................................................................194
To install a flash firmware card .......................................................................................197
Enabling memory ............................................................................................................200
Installing an HP Jetdirect external print server .....................................................................201
Appendix B Supplies and accessories
Supplies and accessories .....................................................................................................204
Appendix C Service and Support
Hewlett-Packard limited warranty statement ........................................................................207
Print Cartridge Limited Warranty Statement .........................................................................209
Fuser and Transfer unit Limited Warranty Statement ...........................................................210
HP maintenance agreements ...............................................................................................211
On-site service agreements ............................................................................................211
Appendix D Printer specifications
Electrical specifications .........................................................................................................214
Acoustic emissions ................................................................................................................215
Environmental specifications ................................................................................................216
Appendix E Regulatory information
FCC regulations ....................................................................................................................217
Environmental product stewardship program .......................................................................218
Protecting the environment .............................................................................................218
Ozone production ...........................................................................................................218
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Power consumption ........................................................................................................218
Plastics ...........................................................................................................................218
HP LaserJet printing supplies .........................................................................................218
HP Printing Supplies Returns and Recycling Program Information ...............................219
Recycled paper ...............................................................................................................219
Material restrictions ........................................................................................................219
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS) ...............................................................................219
For more information ......................................................................................................219
Declaration of Conformity .....................................................................................................221
Safety statements .................................................................................................................222
Laser safety ....................................................................................................................222
Canadian DOC regulations .............................................................................................222
EMI statement (Korea) ...................................................................................................222
VCCI statement (Japan) .................................................................................................222
Laser Statement for Finland ...........................................................................................223
Glossary
Index
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Printer basics
This chapter contains information on setting up your printer and becoming familiar with its
features. The following topics are covered:
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Quick access to printer information
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Printer configurations
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Printer features
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Walk around
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Printer software
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Print media specifications
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Quick access to printer information
World Wide Web links
Printer drivers, updated HP printer software, and product information and support may be
obtained from the following URLs:
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http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610
Printer drivers may be obtained from the following sites:
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In China: ftp://www.hp.com.cn/support/clj4610
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In Japan: ftp://www.jpn.hp.com/support/clj4610
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In Korea: http://www.hp.co.kr/support/clj4610
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In Taiwan: http://www.hp.com.tw/support/clj4610, or the local driver website:
http://www.dds.com.tw
To order supplies:
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United States: http://www.hp.com/go/ljsupplies
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Worldwide: http://www.hp.com/ghp/buyonline.html
To order accessories:
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http://www.hp.com/go/accessories
User guide links
For the latest version of the HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer, go to http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
Where to look for more information
Several references are available for use with this printer. See http://www.hp.com/support/
clj4610.
Setting up the printer
Getting Started Guide
Provides step-by-step instructions for installing and setting up the printer.
HP Jetdirect Print Server Administrator’s Guide
Provides instructions to configure and troubleshoot the HP Jetdirect print server.
HP Driver Pre-Configuration Guide
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For detailed information about configuring printer drivers, go to http://www.hp.com/go/
hpdpc_sw.
Accessory and Consumable Installation Guides
Provides step-by-step instructions for installing the printer’s accessories and consumables.
Supplied with the printer’s optional accessories and consumables.
Using the printer
CD-ROM User Guide
Provides detailed information on using and troubleshooting the printer. Available on the CDROM included with the printer.
Online Help
Provides information on printer options that are available from within printer drivers. To view
a Help file, access the online Help through the printer driver.
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Printer configurations
Thank you for purchasing the HP Color LaserJet 4610n series printer. This printer is
available in the configurations described below.
HP Color LaserJet 4610n (Part number Q7732A)
The HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer is a four-color, laser printer that prints 22 pages per
minute (ppm) for letter-sized paper and 22 ppm for A4-size paper.
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Trays. The printer comes with a multipurpose tray (Tray 1) that holds up to 100 sheets
of various print media or 20 envelopes, and a 500-sheet paper feeder (Tray 2) that
supports letter, legal, executive, 8.5 by 13 in, JIS B5, executive (JIS), 16K, A4, and A5sized and custom media.
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Connectivity. The printer provides a standard bidirectional parallel universal serial bus
(USB) connection for connectivity. An HP Jetdirect 175x external print server is included
with the printer and uses the USB connection for connectivity. The printer also contains
a standard bidirectional parallel cable interface (IEEE-1284-C compliant).
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Memory. 160 megabytes (MB) of memory: 128 MB of dual data-rate (DDR)
synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM), 32 MB of memory on the
formatter board, and an open dual inline memory module (DIMM) slot.
To allow memory expansion, the printer has one 200-pin small outline dual inline memory
module (SODIMM) slot that accepts 128, 256, or 512 MB RAM. The printer can support up
to 544 MB of memory: 512 MB of memory plus 32 MB additional memory on the formatter
board.
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Printer features
This printer combines the quality and reliability of Hewlett-Packard printing with the features
listed below. For more information on printer features, see the Hewlett-Packard website at
http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610.
Features
Performance
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Memory
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160 megabytes (MB) of memory for the HP Color LaserJet 4610n:
128 MB of dual data-rate (DDR) plus 32 MB of additional memory
on the formatter board.
Memory specification: HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer uses 200pin small outline dual inline memory modules (SODIMM) that
support 128, 256, or 512 MB of RAM.
Can be expanded to 544 MB: 512 MB of DDR memory plus
32 MB of memory on the formatter board.
User interface
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Graphic display on control panel.
Enhanced Help with animated graphics.
Supported printer
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HP PCL 6.
HP PCL 5c.
PostScript 3 emulation.
Portable document format (PDF).
Environmental features
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PowerSave setting.
High content of recyclable components and materials.
Energy Star compliant.
Blue Angel compliant.
Fonts
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80 internal fonts available for both PCL and PostScript emulation.
80 printer-matching screen fonts in TrueType™ format available
with the software solution.
Paper handling
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Prints on media from 77 mm by 127 (3 inches by 5 inches) up to
legal size.
Prints on media with weights from 60 g/m2 to 200 g/m2 (16 lb
bond to 53 lb bond).
Prints on a wide range of media types including glossy, labels,
overhead transparencies, and envelopes.
Multiple gloss levels.
A 500-sheet paper feeder (Tray 2) that supports letter, legal,
executive, 8.5 by 13, JIS B5, executive (JIS), 16K, A4, A5-sized,
and custom media.
250-sheet face-down output bin.
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22 pages per minute (ppm) for letter-sized paper and 22 ppm for
A4-sized paper.
Prints on transparencies and glossy paper.
200-pin outline dual inline memory module (SODIMM) that
supports 128, 256, and 512 MB.
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Connectivity
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USB 1.1 connection.
HP Web Jetadmin software.
Standard bidirectional parallel cable interface (IEEE -1284-C
compliant).
Both USB and parallel connections are supported, but cannot be
used at the same time.
Supplies status page contains information on toner level, page
count, and estimated pages remaining.
No-shake cartridge design.
Printer checks for authentic HP print cartridges at cartridge
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The following illustrations identify the locations and names of key components of this printer.
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Front view (shown with 2 x 500-sheet input tray)
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output bin
printer control panel
top cover
Tray 1
Tray 2
access to print cartridges, transfer unit, and fuser
on/off switch
Back view
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output bin
parallel connection
on/off switch
memory access
USB connection
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Printer software
Included with the printer is a CD-ROM containing the printing system software. The software
components and printer drivers on this CD-ROM help you use the printer to its fullest
potential. See the Getting Started Guide for installation instructions.
NOTE
For the latest information about the printing system software components, refer to the
readme file on the Web at http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610. For information about
installing the printer software, view the Install Notes on the CD-ROM included with the printer.
This section summarizes the software included on the CD-ROM. The printing system
includes software for end users and network administrators operating in the following
operating environments:
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Microsoft Windows 2000, XP (32-bit), and Server 2003 (32-bit)
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Apple Mac OS version 9.2.x and Apple Mac OS version 10.1 and later
NOTE
For a list of the network environments supported by the network administrator software
components, see Network configuration.
NOTE
For a list of printer drivers, updated HP printer software, and product support information, go
to http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610.
Software features
Automatic configuration, Update Now, and Preconfiguration features are available with the
HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer.
Driver Autoconfiguration
The HP LaserJet PCL 6 drivers for Windows and the PS drivers for Windows 2000 and
Windows XP feature automatic discovery and driver configuration for printer accessories at
the time of installation. Some accessories that the Driver Autoconfiguration supports are the
duplexing unit, optional paper trays, and dual inline memory modules (DIMMs). If the
environment supports bidirectional communication, the installer presents Driver
Autoconfiguration as an installable component by default for a Typical Installation and for a
Custom Installation.
Update Now
If you have modified the configuration of the HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer since
installation, the driver can be automatically updated with the new configuration in
environments that support bidirectional communication. Click the Update Now button to
automatically reflect the new configuration in the driver.
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The Update Now feature is not supported in environments where shared Windows 2000 or
Windows XP clients are connected to Windows 2000 or Windows XP hosts.
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HP Driver Preconfiguration
HP Driver Preconfiguration is a software architecture and set of tools that allows HP
software to be customized and distributed in managed corporate printing environments.
Using HP Driver Preconfiguration, information technology (IT) administrators can
preconfigure the printing and device defaults for HP printer drivers before installing the
drivers in the network environment. For more information, see the HP Driver
Preconfiguration Support Guide, which is available at http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610.
Printer drivers
Printer drivers allow you to gain access to the printer features and allow the computer to
communicate with the printer (using a printer language). Check the installation notes and
readme files on the printer CD-ROM for additional software and languages.
The following printer drivers are included with the printer. The most recent drivers are
available at http://www.hp.com/go/clj4610_software. Depending on the configuration of
Windows-based computers, the installation program for the printer software automatically
checks the computer for Internet access to obtain the latest drivers.
Operating
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PCL 6
PCL 5c
Windows 2000
Web only
Windows XP
Web only
Windows
Server 2003
Web only
PS
PPD2
Macintosh OS
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Not all printer features are available from all drivers or operating systems. See the online
Help in your driver for available features.
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PostScript Printer Description files.
NOTE
If your system did not automatically check the Internet for the latest drivers during software
installation, download them from http://www.hp.com/go/clj4610_software. Once connected,
select Downloads and Drivers to find the driver you wish to download.
You can obtain Model Scripts for UNIX® and Linux by downloading them from the Internet or
by requesting them from an HP-authorized service or support provider. See the support flyer
that came in the printer box.
OS/2 drivers are available from IBM and are packaged with OS/2.
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If the printer driver you want is not on the printer CD-ROM or is not listed here, check the
installation notes and Readme files to see if the printer driver is supported. If it is not
supported, contact the manufacturer or distributor of the program you are using and request
a driver for the printer.
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Additional drivers
The following drivers are not included on the CD-ROM, but are available from
http://www.hp.com.
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PCL 5c printer drivers for Windows 2000, XP, and Server 2003.
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OS/2 PCL 5c/6 printer driver.
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OS/2 PS printer driver.
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UNIX model scripts.
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Linux drivers.
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HP OpenVMS drivers.
The OS/2 drivers are available from IBM and are packaged with OS/2. They are not
available for Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese, Korean, or Japanese.
Select the right printer driver for your needs
Select a printer driver based on the way that you use the printer. Certain printer features are
available only in the PCL 6 drivers. See the printer driver Help for available features.
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Use the PCL 6 driver to take full advantage of printer features. For general office
printing, the PCL 6 driver is recommended to provide optimum performance and print
quality.
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Use the PCL 5c driver (available on the Web only) if backward compatibility with
previous PCL printer drivers or older printers is necessary.
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Use the PS driver if you are printing primarily from PostScript-specific programs such as
Adobe and Corel, for compatibility with PostScript Level 3 needs, or for PS font DIMM
support.
The printer automatically switches between PS and PCL printer languages.
Printer driver Help
Each printer driver has Help screens that can be activated by using either the Help button,
the F1 button on the computer keyboard, or a question-mark symbol in the upper right corner
in the printer driver (depending on the Windows operating system used). These Help
screens give detailed information about the specific driver. Printer driver Help is separate
from your program Help.
Accessing the printer drivers
Use one of the following methods to access the printer drivers from your computer:
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Operating System
To change settings
for all immediate
print jobs (until the
application is closed)
To change print job
default settings
To change
configuration settings
(For example, turn
on Print on Both
Sides by default.)
(For example, add a
physical option such
as a tray or enable/
disable a driver
feature such as
Allow Manual
Duplexing.)
Windows 2000 and XP
From the File menu in
the application, click
Print. Select the
printer, and then click
Properties or
Preferences. (The
steps may vary; this
procedure is most
common.)
Click Start, click
Settings, and then
click Printers or
Printers and Faxes.
Right-click the printer
icon, and choose
Printing Preferences.
Click Start, click
Settings, and then
click Printers or
Printers and Faxes.
Right-click the printer
icon, and choose
Properties. Select the
Device Settings tab.
Macintosh OS 9.1
On the File menu,
click Print. Change
the settings that you
want on the various
pop-up menus.
On the File menu,
click Print. As you
change settings on the
pop-up menu, click
Save Settings.
Click the desktop
printer icon. From the
Printing menu, click
Change Setup.
Macintosh OS X.1
On the File menu,
click Print. Change
settings that you want
on the various pop-up
menus.
On the File menu,
click Print. Change
settings that you want
on the various pop-up
menus, and then on
the main pop-up
menu, click Save
Custom Setting.
These settings are
saved as the Custom
option. To use the new
settings, you must
select the Custom
option every time you
open a program and
print.
Delete the printer and
reinstall. The driver will
be auto-configured
with the new options
when it is reinstalled.
(AppleTalk
connections only)
On the File menu,
click Print. Change
settings that you want
on the various pop-up
menus, and then on
the Presets pop-up
menu, click Save as
and enter a name for
the preset. These
settings are saved in
the Presets menu. To
use the new settings,
you must select the
saved preset option
every time you open a
program and print.
Open Print Center.
(Select the hard drive,
click Applications,
click Utilities, then
double-click Print
Center.) Click on the
print queue. On the
Printers menu, click
Show Info. Select the
Installable Options
menu.
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On the File menu,
click Print. Change
settings that you want
on the various pop-up
menus.
NOTE
Configuration settings
may not be available
in Classic mode.
NOTE
Configuration settings
may not be available
in Classic mode.
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Operating System
Macintosh OS X.3
To change settings
for all immediate
print jobs (until the
application is closed)
To change print job
default settings
To change
configuration settings
(For example, turn
on Print on Both
Sides by default.)
(For example, add a
physical option such
as a tray or enable/
disable a driver
feature such as
Allow Manual
Duplexing.)
On the File menu,
click Print. Change
settings that you want
on the various pop-up
menus.
On the File menu,
click Print. Change
settings that you want
on the various pop-up
menus, and then on
the Presets pop-up
menu, click Save as
and enter a name for
the preset. These
settings are saved in
the Presets menu. To
use the new settings,
you must select the
saved preset option
every time you open a
program and print.
Open Print Center.
(Select the hard drive,
click Applications,
click Utilities, then
double-click Print
Center.) Click on the
print queue. On the
Printers menu, click
Show Info. Select the
Installable Options
menu.
NOTE
Configuration settings
may not be available
in Classic mode.
Software for Macintosh computers
The HP installer provides PostScript Printer Description (PPD) files, Printer Dialog
Extensions (PDEs), and the HP LaserJet Utility for use with Macintosh computers.
PPDs
PPDs, in combination with the Apple PostScript drivers, allow you to gain access to the
printer features and allow the computer to communicate with the printer. An installation
program for the PPDs, PDEs, and other software is provided on the CD-ROM. Use the
appropriate PS driver that comes with the operating system.
HP LaserJet Utility
Use the HP LaserJet Utility to control features that are not available in the driver. The
illustrated screens make selecting printer features easier than ever. Use the HP LaserJet
Utility to do the following:
NOTE
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name the printer, assign it to a zone on the network, and download files and fonts.
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configure and set the printer for Internet protocol (IP) printing.
The HP LaserJet Utility is not currently supported for OS X, but the utility is supported for the
Classic environment.
Installing the printing system software
The following sections contain instructions for installing the printing system software.
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The printer comes with printing system software and printer drivers on a CD-ROM. The
printing system software on the CD-ROM must be installed to take full advantage of the
printer features.
If you do not have access to a CD-ROM drive, you can download the printing system
software from the Internet at http://www.hp.com/go/clj4610_software.
NOTE
Sample model scripts for UNIX® (HP-UX®, Sun Solaris) and Linux networks are available
for download at http://www.hp.com/go/clj4610_software.
You can download the latest software free of charge at http://www.hp.com/go/
clj4610_software.
Installing Windows printing system software for direct connections
This section explains how to install the printing system software for Microsoft Windows 2000
and Windows XP.
When installing the printing software in a direct-connect environment, always install the
software before connecting the parallel or USB cable. If the parallel or USB cable was
connected before the software installation, see Installing the software after the parallel or
USB cable has been connected.
Either a parallel or USB cable can be used for the direct connection. However, you cannot
connect parallel and USB cables at the same time. Use an IEEE 1284-compatible cable or a
standard 2-meter USB cable.
To install the printing system software
1. Close all software programs that are open or running.
2. Insert the printer CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
If the welcome screen does not open, start it by using the following procedure:
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On the Start menu, click Run.
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Type the following: X:\setup (where X is the letter of the CD-ROM drive).
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Click OK.
3. When prompted, click Install Printer and follow the instructions on the computer screen.
4. Click Finish when the installation has completed.
5. You might need to restart the computer.
6. Print a Test Page or a page from any software program to make sure that the software is
correctly installed.
If installation fails, reinstall the software. If this fails, check the installation notes and readme
files on the printer CD-ROM or the flyer that came in the printer box, or go to
http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610 for help or more information.
Installing Windows printing system software for networks
The software on the printer CD-ROM supports network installation with a Microsoft network.
For network installation on other operating systems, go to http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610.
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The installer does not support printer installation or printer object creation on Novell servers.
It supports only direct-mode network installations between Windows computers and a
printer. To install your printer and create objects on a Novell server, use an HP utility (such
as HP Web Jetadmin or HP Install Network Printer Wizard) or a Novell utility (such as
NWadmin).
To install the printing system software
1. If you are installing the software on Windows 2000 or Windows XP, make sure that you
have administrator privileges.
2. Close all software programs that are open or running.
3. Insert the printer CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive.
If the welcome screen does not open, start it by using the following procedure:
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On the Start menu, click Run.
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Type the following: X:\setup (where X is the letter of the CD-ROM drive).
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Click OK.
4. When prompted, click Install Printer and follow the instructions on the computer screen.
5. Click Finish when installation has completed.
6. You might need to restart the computer.
7. Print a Test Page or a page from any software program to make sure that the software is
correctly installed.
If installation fails, reinstall the software. If this fails, check the installation notes and
readme files on the printer CD-ROM or the flyer that came in the printer box, or go to
http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610 for help or more information.
To set up a Windows computer to use the network printer using
Windows-sharing
If the printer is directly connected to a computer using a parallel cable, you can share the
printer on the network so that other network users can print to it.
See your Windows documentation to enable Windows-sharing. After the printer is shared,
install the printer software on all computers that share the printer.
Installing Macintosh printing system software for networks
This section describes how to install Macintosh printing system software. The printing
system software supports Apple Mac OS version 9.2.x, Apple Mac OS version 10.1, and later.
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The printing system software includes the following components:
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PostScript® Printer Description (PPD) files
The PPDs, in combination with the Apple PostScript printer drivers, provide access to
printer features. An installation program for the PPDs and other software is provided on
the CD-ROM that came with the printer. Use the Apple LaserWriter 8 printer driver that
comes with the computer.
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HP LaserJet Utility
The HP LaserJet Utility provides access to features that are not available in the printer
driver. Use the illustrated screens to select printer features and complete the following
tasks with the printer:
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Name the printer.
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Assign the printer to a zone on the network.
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Assign an IP to the printer.
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Download files and fonts.
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Configure and set the printer for IP or AppleTalk printing.
The HP LaserJet Utility is not currently supported for OS X, but the utility is supported for the
Classic environment.
To install printer drivers from Mac OS 9.2
1. Connect the network cable between the HP Jetdirect print server and a network port.
2. Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. The CD-ROM menu runs automatically. If
the CD-ROM menu does not run automatically, double-click the CD-ROM icon on the
desktop, and then double-click the Installer icon. This icon is located in the Installer/
<language> folder of the Starter CD-ROM (where <language> is your language
preference). (For example, the Installer/English folder contains the Installer icon for the
English printer software.)
3. Follow the instructions on the computer screen.
4. Open the Apple Desktop Printer Utility located in the {Startup Disk}: Applications: Utilities
folder.
5. Double-click Printer (AppleTalk).
6. Next to AppleTalk Printer Selection, click Change.
7. Select the printer, click Auto Setup, and then click Create.
8. On the Printing menu, click Set Default Printer.
NOTE
The icon on the desktop will appear to be generic. All the print panels will appear in the print
dialog in an application.
To install printer drivers from Mac OS 10.1 and later
1. Connect the network cable between the HP Jetdirect print server and a network port.
2. Insert the CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive. The CD-ROM menu runs automatically. If
the CD-ROM menu does not run automatically, double-click the CD-ROM icon on the
desktop, and then double-click the Installer icon. This icon is located in the Installer/
<language> folder of the Starter CD-ROM (where <language> is your language
preference). (For example, the Installer/English folder contains the Installer icon for the
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3. Double-click the HP LaserJet Installers folder.
4. Follow the instructions on the computer screen.
5. Double-click the Installer icon for the desired language.
6. On your computer hard drive, double-click Applications, Utilities, and then Print Center.
7. Click Add Printer.
8. Select the AppleTalk connection type on OS X 10.1 and the Rendezvous connection
type on OS X 10.2.
9. Select the printer name.
10. Click Add Printer.
11. Close the Print Center by clicking the close button in the upper-left corner.
NOTE
Macintosh computers cannot be connected directly to the printer using a parallel port.
Installing Macintosh printing system software for direct connections
(USB)
NOTE
Macintosh computers do not support parallel port connections.
This section explains how to install the printing system software for Mac OS 9.2.x and Mac
OS X and later.
The Apple LaserWriter driver must be installed to use the PPD files. Use the Apple
LaserWriter 8 driver that came with your Macintosh computer.
To install the printing system software
1. Connect a USB cable between the USB port on the printer and the USB port on the
computer. Use a standard 2-meter USB cable.
2. Close all software programs that are open or running.
3. Insert the printer CD-ROM into the CD-ROM drive and run the installer.
The CD-ROM menu runs automatically. If the CD-ROM menu does not run
automatically, double-click the CD-ROM icon on the desktop, and then double-click the
Installer icon. This icon is located in the Installer/<language> folder of the Starter CDROM (where <language> is your language preference).
4. Follow the instructions on the computer screen.
5. Restart the computer.
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6. For Mac OS 9.2.x:
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From HD/Applications/Utilities, open the Apple Desktop Printer Utility.
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Double-click Printer (USB).
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Next to USB Printer Selection, click Change.
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Select the printer, click Auto Setup, and then click Create.
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Click on the Desktop Printer Icon that was just created.
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On the Printing menu, click Set Default Printer.
For Mac OS X: From HD/Applications/Utilities/Print Center, start the Print Center. If the
printer does not set up automatically, do the following:
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Click Add Printer.
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From within the printer list, select USB as the connection type.
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Select the printer and then click Add in the lower-left corner.
7. Print a Test Page or a page from any software program to make sure that the software is
correctly installed.
If installation fails, reinstall the software. If this fails, see the installation notes or readme
files on the printer CD-ROM or the flyer that came in the printer box, or go to
http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610 for help or more information.
NOTE
The icon on the desktop will appear to be generic. All the print panels will appear in the print
dialog in an application.
Installing the software after the parallel or USB cable has been connected
If you have already connected a parallel or USB cable to a Windows computer, the New
Hardware Found dialog box appears when you turn on the computer.
To install the software for Windows 2000 or Windows XP
1. In the New Hardware Found dialog box, click Search.
2. On the Locate Driver Files screen, select the Specify a Location check box, clear all
other check boxes, and then click Next.
3. Type the letter for the root directory. For example, X:\ (where "X:\" is the letter of the root
directory on the CD-ROM drive).
4. Click Next.
5. Follow the instructions on the computer screen.
6. Click Finish when installation has completed.
7. Select a language and follow the instructions on the computer screen.
8. Print a Test Page or a page from any software program to make sure that the software is
correctly installed.
If installation fails, reinstall the software. If this fails, check the installation notes and
readme files on the printer CD-ROM or the flyer that came in the printer box, or go to
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Uninstalling the software
This section explains how to uninstall the printing system software.
To remove software from Windows operating systems
Use the Uninstaller in the HP LaserJet 4610n/Tools program group to select and remove any
or all of the Windows HP printing system components.
1. Click Start and then click Programs.
2. Point to HP LaserJet 4610n and then click Tools.
3. Click Uninstaller.
4. Click Next.
5. Select the HP printing system components you want to uninstall.
6. Click OK.
7. Follow the instructions on the computer screen to complete the uninstallation.
To remove software from Macintosh operating systems
Drag the HP LaserJet folder and PPDs to the trash can.
Software for networks
For a summary of available HP network installation and configuration software solutions, see
the HP Jetdirect Print Server Administrator’s Guide. You can find this guide on the CD-ROM
included with the HP Jetdirect 175x external print server.
HP Web Jetadmin
HP Web Jetadmin allows you to manage HP Jetdirect connected printers within your intranet
using a browser. HP Web Jetadmin is a browser-based management tool, and should be
installed only on a single network administration server. It can be installed and run on Red
Hat Linux; Suse Linux; Windows 2000 Professional, Server, and Advanced Server; and
Windows XP Professional Service Pack 1 systems.
To download a current version of HP Web Jetadmin and for the latest list of supported host
systems, visit HP online at http://www.hp.com/go/webjetadmin.
When installed on a host server, HP Web Jetadmin can be accessed by any client through a
supported web browser (such as Microsoft Internet Explorer 5.5 and 6.0 or Netscape
Navigator 7.0).
HP Web Jetadmin has the following features:
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Task-oriented user interface provides configurable views, saving network managers
significant time.
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Customizable user profiles let network administrators include only the function viewed or
used.
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Instant e-mail notification of hardware failure, low supplies, and other printer problems
now route to different people.
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Remote installation and management from anywhere using only a standard Web browser.
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Advanced autodiscovery locates peripherals on the network, without manually entering
each printer into a database.
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Simple integration into enterprise management packages.
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Quickly find peripherals based on parameters such as IP address, color capability, and
model name.
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Easily organize peripherals into logical groups, with virtual office maps for easy
navigation.
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Manages and configures multiple printers at once.
For the latest information about HP Web Jetadmin go to http://www.hp.com/go/webjetadmin.
UNIX
The HP Jetdirect Printer Installer for UNIX is a simple printer installation utility for HP-UX and
Solaris networks. It is available for download at http://www.hp.com/support/net_printing.
Utilities
The HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer is equipped with several software applications for
Windows and Macintosh OS users and network administrators that make it easy to monitor
and manage the printer on a network. These programs are summarized in the following table.
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Macintosh OS
Network administrator
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Software installer —
automates the printing
system installation
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Online Web registration
PostScript Printer
Description files (PPDs) —
for use with the Apple
PostScript drivers that
comes with the Mac OS
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HP LaserJet Utility
(available from the
Internet) — a printer
management utility for Mac
OS users
HP Web Jetadmin — a
browser-based system
management tool. See
http://www.hp.com/go/
webjetadmin for the latest
HP Web Jetadmin software
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HP Jetdirect Printer
Installer for UNIX —
available for download
from http://www.hp.com/
support/net_printing
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Print media specifications
For optimum results, use conventional 75 g/m2 (20 lb) photocopy paper. Verify that the paper
is of good quality and is free of cuts, nicks, tears, spots, loose particles, dust, wrinkles, curls,
or bent edges.
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To order supplies in the U.S., go to http://www.hp.com/go/ljsupplies.
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To order supplies worldwide, go to http://www.hp.com/ghp/buyonline.html.
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To order accessories, go to http://www.hp.com/go/accessories.
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For additional information about supported media weights and sizes, go to
http://www.hp.com/support/ljpaperguide.
Supported media weights and sizes
Tray 1 media sizes
Tray 1
Dimensions
Standard size paper/
cardstock (letter/A4,
legal, executive, JIS
B5, A5)
Capacity
60 to 200 g/m2
(16 to 53 lb bond)
100 sheets
(75 g/m2; 20 lb bond)
Minimum size paper/
cardstock
76.2 by 127 mm
(3 by 5 in)
164 to 200 g/m2
(43 to 53 lb bond)
100 sheets
(75 g/m2; 20 lb bond)
Maximum size paper/
cardstock
216 by 356 mm
(8.5 by 14 in)
164 to 200 g/m2
(43 to 53 lb bond)
100 sheets
(75 g/m2; 20 lb bond)
75 to 105 g/m2
(20 to 28 lb bond)
Maximum stack
height: 10 mm (0.6 in)
Standard size glossy
paper (letter/A4, legal,
executive, JIS B5, A5)
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Weight or thickness
Minimum size glossy
paper
76.2 by 127 mm
(3 by 5 in)
75 to 200 g/m2
(20 to 32 lb bond)
Maximum stack
height: 10 mm (0.6 in)
Maximum size glossy
paper
216 by 356 mm
(8.5 by 14 in)
75 to 200 g/m2
(20 to 32 lb bond)
Maximum stack
height: 10 mm (0.6 in)
Heavy Glossy paper
216 by 356 mm
(8.5 by 14 in)
106 to 120 g/m2
(28 to 32 lb bond)
Maximum stack
height: 10 mm (0.6 in)
Standard size
transparencies (letter/
A4)
0.13 to 0.13 mm thick
(5 to 5 mils thick)
60 sheets
Standard HP Tough
Paper (letter/A4, legal,
executive, JIS B5, A5)
0.13 to 0.13 mm thick
(5 to 5 mils thick)
Maximum stack
height: 10 mm (0.6 in)
Minimum size
HP Tough Paper
76.2 by 127 mm
(3 by 5 in)
0.13 to 0.13 mm thick
(5 to 5 mils thick)
Maximum stack
height: 10 mm (0.6 in)
Maximum size
HP Tough Paper
216 by 356 mm
(8.5 by 14 in)
0.13 to 0.13 mm thick
(5 to 5 mils thick)
Maximum stack
height: 10 mm (0.6 in)
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Tray 1
Dimensions
Weight or thickness
Capacity
Envelope (Com 10,
Monarch, C5, DL, B5)
105 to 105 g/m2
(43 to 28 lb bond)
20 envelopes
Standard size label
(letter/A4, legal,
executive, JIS B5, A5)
60 to 163 g/m2
(16 to 47 lb bond)
Maximum stack
height: 10 mm (0.6 in)
Minimum size label
76.2 by 127 mm
(3 by 5 in)
60 to 163 g/m2
(16 to 47 lb bond)
Maximum stack
height: 10 mm (0.6 in)
Maximum size label
216 by 356 mm
(8.5 by 14 in)
60 to 163 g/m2
(16 to 47 lb bond)
Maximum stack
height: 10 mm (0.6 in)
Dimensions
Weight or thickness
Capacity
60 to 105 g/m2
(16 to 28 lb bond)
500 sheets
(75 g/m2; 20 lb bond)
Tray 2 media sizes1
Tray 2
Standard size letter
(letter/A4, legal,
executive, JIS B5, A5)
Minimum size paper
148 by 210 mm
(7.16 by 8.17 in)
60 to 105 g/m2
(16 to 28 lb bond)
500 sheets
(75 g/m2; 20 lb bond)
Maximum size paper
216 by 356 mm
(8.5 by 14 in)
60 to 105 g/m2
(16 to 28 lb bond)
500 sheets
(75 g/m2; 20 lb bond)
75 to 120 g/m2
(20 to 32 lb bond)
200 sheets
Standard size glossy
paper (letter/A4, legal,
executive, JIS B5, A5)
Minimum size glossy
paper
182 by 210 mm
(7.16 by 8.17 in)
75 to 120 g/m2
(20 to 32 lb bond)
200 sheets
Maximum size glossy
paper
216 by 356 mm
(8.5 by 14 in)
75 to 120 g/m2
(20 to 32 lb bond)
200 sheets
60 to 105 g/m2
(16 to 28 lb bond)
Maximum stack
height: 50 mm (2 in)
Standard size label
(letter/A4, legal,
executive, JIS B5, A5)
Minimum size label
182 by 210 mm
(7.16 by 8.17 in)
75 to 120 g/m2
(20 to 32 lb bond)
Maximum stack
height: 50 mm (2 in)
Maximum size label
216 by 356 mm
(8.5 by 14 in)
75 to 120 g/m2
(20 to 32 lb bond)
Maximum stack
height: 50 mm (2 in)
Transparencies (letter,
A4)
0.13 to 0.13 mm thick
(5 to 5 mils thick)
100 sheets
(0.13 mm thick; 5 mils
thick)
Standard HP Tough
Paper (letter/A4, legal,
executive, JIS B5, A5)
0.13 to 0.13 mm thick
(5 to 5 mils thick)
Maximum stack
height: 10 mm (0.6 in)
0.13 to 0.13 mm thick
(5 to 5 mils thick)
Maximum stack
height: 10 mm (0.6 in)
Minimum size
HP Tough Paper
76.2 by 127 mm
(3 by 5 in)
1
Tray 2 uses a custom size specifically for B5 ISO. Tray 2 does not support the range of
custom sizes available in Tray 1.
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Control panel
This chapter contains information on the printer control panel, which provides control of
printer functions and communicates information about the printer and print jobs. The
following topics are covered:
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Introduction
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Control panel buttons
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Interpreting control panel indicator lights
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Control panel menus
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Menu hierarchy
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Retrieve job menu
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Information menu
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Paper handling menu
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Configure device menu
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Diagnostics menu
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Changing printer control panel configuration settings
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Using the printer control panel in shared environments
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Introduction
The control panel provides control of printer functions and communicates information about
the printer and print jobs. Its display provides graphic information about printer and supplies
status, making it easy to identify and correct problems.
Control panel buttons and lights
1
2
3
4
5
6
7
8
9
10
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MENU button
STOP button
READY light
DATA light
ATTENTION light
HELP ( ) button
BACK/EXIT ( ) button
DOWN ARROW ( ) button
SELECT ( ) button
UP ARROW ( ) button
Display
The printer communicates via the display and the lights on the lower left side of the control
panel. The Ready, Data, and Attention lights provide at-a-glance information about the state
of the printer and alert you to printing problems. The display shows more complete status
information as well as menus, help information, animations, and error messages.
Display
The printer’s display gives you complete, timely information about the printer and print jobs.
Graphics illustrate levels of supplies, the locations of paper jams, and job status. Menus give
access to printer functions and detailed information.
The top-level screen on the display has three areas:
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2
3
Message area
Message area
Prompt area
Printer display
1
2
3
Message area
Supplies gauge
Print cartridge colors are indicated from left to right: black, magenta, yellow, and cyan
The message and prompt areas of the display alert you to the state of the printer and tell you
how to respond.
The supplies gauge shows the consumption levels of print cartridges (black, magenta,
yellow, cyan). A ? appears instead of the consumption level when the level is not known.
This can occur in the following circumstances:
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missing cartridges
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incorrectly placed cartridges
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cartridges with an error
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some non-HP cartridges
The supplies gauge appears whenever the printer shows the Ready state with no warnings.
It will also appear when the printer shows a warning or error message concerning a print
cartridge or multiple supplies.
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Control panel buttons
Use the buttons on the control panel to perform printer functions and to navigate and
respond to menus and messages in the display.
Button name
SELECT
Makes selections and resumes printing after
recovery errors.
UP ARROW
Navigates menus and text, and increases or
decreases the values of numerical items in the
display.
DOWN ARROW
BACK/EXIT ARROW
Navigates backward in nested menus, or quits
menus or help.
MENU
Accesses and exits the menus.
STOP
Pauses the current job and provides options to
resume printing or to cancel the current job.
HELP
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Provides animated graphics and detailed
information on printer messages or menus.
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Interpreting control panel indicator lights
Control panel indicator lights
1
2
3
READY
DATA
ATTENTION
Indicator
On
Off
Flashing
READY
Printer is online (able
to accept and process
data).
Printer is offline or is
turned off.
Printer is attempting to
stop printing and go
offline.
Processed data is
present in the printer,
but more data is
needed to complete
the job.
Printer is not
processing or
receiving data.
Printer is processing
and receiving data.
A critical error has
occurred. Printer
requires attention.
No conditions exist
that require attention.
An error has occurred.
Printer requires
attention.
(green)
DATA
(green)
ATTENTION
(amber)
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Control panel menus
You can perform most routine printing tasks from the computer through the printer driver or
software application. This is the most convenient way to control the printer, and will override
the printer control panel settings. See the help files associated with the software, or for more
information on accessing the printer driver, see Printer software.
You can also control the printer by changing settings in the printer’s control panel. Use the
control panel to access printer features not supported by the printer driver or software
application. Use the control panel to configure trays for paper size and type.
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●
Enter the menus and activate any selection by pressing the MENU button.
●
) to navigate through the menus. In addition to menu
Use the Up or Down arrows (
navigation, the Up and Down arrows can increase and decrease numerical value
selections. Hold down the Up or Down arrows to scroll faster.
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The Back button ( ) allows you to move back in menu selections as well as select
numerical values when configuring the printer.
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Exit all menus by pressing MENU.
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If no key is pressed for 60 seconds, the printer will return to the Ready state.
●
A lock symbol next to a menu item means a PIN number is needed to use that item.
Typically, this number is obtained from your network administrator.
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Menu hierarchy
The following tables list the menu hierarchies of each menu.
To enter the menus
Press MENU to enter MENUS.
Press
or
to navigate the listings.
Press
to select the appropriate option.
MENUS
RETRIEVE JOB
INFORMATION
PAPER HANDLING
CONFIGURE DEVICE
DIAGNOSTICS
SERVICE
Retrieve job menu
See Retrieve job menu for more information.
RETRIEVE JOB
PRINT STORED JOB LIST
A list of stored jobs appears
NO STORED JOBS
Information menu
See Information menu for more information.
INFORMATION
PRINT MENU MAP
PRINT CONFIGURATION
PRINT SUPPLIES STATUS PAGE
SUPPLIES STATUS
PRINT USAGE PAGE
PRINT DEMO
PRINT RGB SAMPLES
PRINT CMYK SAMPLES
PRINT PCL FONT LIST
PRINT PS FONT LIST
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Paper handling menu
See Paper handling menu for more information.
PAPER HANDLING
TRAY 1 SIZE
TRAY 1 TYPE
Tray <N> Size
N=2
Tray <N> Type
N=2
Configure device menu
See Configure device menu and Changing printer control panel configuration settings for
more information.
CONFIGURE DEVICE
PRINTING
COPIES
DEFAULT PAPER SIZE
DEFAULT CUSTOM PAPER
SIZE
OVERRIDE A4/LETTER
MANUAL FEED
COURIER FONT
WIDE A4
PRINT PS ERRORS
PCL
PRINT QUALITY
ADJUST COLOR
SET REGISTRATION
PRINT MODES
OPTIMIZE
QUICK CALIBRATE NOW
FULL CALIBRATE NOW
COLOR RET
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SYSTEM SETUP
JOB STORAGE LIMIT
JOB HELD TIMEOUT
SHOW ADDRESS
COLOR/BLACK MIX
TRAY BEHAVIOR
POWERSAVE TIME
PERSONALITY
CLEARABLE WARNINGS
AUTO CONTINUE
SUPPLIES LOW
COLOR SUPPLY OUT
JAM RECOVERY
LANGUAGE
I/O
I/O TIMEOUT
PARALLEL INPUT
RESETS
RESTORE FACTORY
SETTINGS
POWERSAVE
RESET SUPPLIES
Diagnostics menu
See Diagnostics menu for more information.
DIAGNOSTICS
PRINT EVENT LOG
SHOW EVENT LOG
PQ TROUBLESHOOTING
DISABLE CARTRIDGE CHECK
PAPER PATH SENSORS
PAPER PATH TEST
MANUAL SENSOR TEST
COMPONENT TEST
PRINT/STOP TEST
COLOR BAND TEST
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Retrieve job menu
The retrieve job menu allows you to view listings of all stored jobs.
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You must have additional memory installed in the printer to use the job storage feature. The
memory that comes standard with the printer is not sufficient to support the job storage
feature.
Menu item
Description
PRINT STORED JOB LIST
Prints a page that lists all jobs
stored on the printer.
A list of stored jobs for each user appears.
Each person who has jobs
stored on the printer is listed.
The number in parentheses
indicates how many jobs that
person has stored.
NO STORED JOBS
If there are no stored jobs, this
message appears in place of
the list.
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Information menu
Use the information menu to access and print specific printer information.
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Menu item
Description
PRINT MENU MAP
Prints the control panel menu map, which shows
the layout and current settings of the control
panel menu items. See Printer information pages.
PRINT CONFIGURATION
Prints the printer configuration page, which
shows the current printer configuration. If an
HP Jetdirect external print server device is
installed, request an HP Jetdirect configuration
page through the HP Jetdirect device. The
printer will then print the HP Jetdirect
configuration page.
PRINT SUPPLIES STATUS PAGE
Prints the estimated remaining life for the
supplies; reports statistics on total number of
pages and jobs processed, print cartridge
manufacture date, serial number, page counts,
and maintenance information.
SUPPLIES STATUS
Displays the supplies status in a scrollable list.
PRINT USAGE PAGE
Prints a count of all media sizes that have
passed through the printer; lists whether they
were simplex, duplex, monochrome, or color;
and reports the page count.
PRINT DEMO
Prints a demonstration page.
PRINT RGB SAMPLES
Prints color samples for different RGB values.
The samples act as a guide for color matching
on the HP Color LaserJet 4610n.
PRINT CMYK SAMPLES
Prints color samples for different CMYK values.
The samples act as a guide for color matching
on the HP Color LaserJet 4610n.
PRINT PCL FONT LIST
Prints the available PCL fonts.
PRINT PS FONT LIST
Prints the available PS (emulated PostScript)
fonts.
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Paper handling menu
The paper handling menu allows you to configure input trays by size and type. It is important
to correctly configure the trays with this menu before you print for the first time.
NOTE
If you have used other HP LaserJet printer models, you might be accustomed to configuring
Tray 1 to first mode or cassette mode. On theHP Color LaserJet 4610n printer, setting Tray
1 size and type to ANY SIZE is equivalent to first mode. Setting size or type for Tray 1 to a
setting other than ANY SIZE is equivalent to cassette mode.
Menu item
Value
Description
TRAY 1 SIZE
A list of available sizes appears.
Allows you to configure the
media size for Tray 1. The
default is ANY SIZE. See
Supported media weights and
sizes for a complete list of
available sizes.
TRAY 1 TYPE
A list of available types appears. Allows you to configure the
media type for Tray 1. The
default is ANY TYPE. See
Supported media weights and
sizes for a complete list of
available types.
Tray <N> Size
A list of available sizes appears.
N=2
Tray <N> Type
N=2
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Allows you to configure the
media size for Tray 2. The
default setting is the size
detected by the guides in the
tray. To use a custom size,
move the switch in the tray to
custom. See Supported media
weights and sizes for a
complete list of available sizes.
A list of available types appears. Allows you to configure the
media type for Tray 2. The
default is PLAIN. See
Supported media weights and
sizes for a complete list of
available types.
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Configure device menu
The configure device menu allows you to change the printer’s default printing settings, adjust
the print quality, change the system’s configuration and I/O options, and reset the printer’s
default settings.
Printing menu
These settings affect only jobs without identified properties. Most jobs identify all of the
properties and override the values set from this menu. This menu can also be used to set
default media size and type.
Menu item
Values
Description
COPIES
1-32000
Allows you to set the default
number of copies. The default
number is 1.
DEFAULT PAPER SIZE
A list of available sizes
appears.
Allows you to set the default
media size. This setting applies
only to print jobs that do not
have a paper size specified in
the program or printer driver.
DEFAULT CUSTOM PAPER SIZE
UNIT OF MEASURE
Allows you to set the default
size for any job without
dimensions. This menu item
appears only if the CUSTOM/
STANDARD switch on the
selected tray is set to CUSTOM.
X DIMENSION
Y DIMENSION
OVERRIDE A4/LETTER
NO
YES
MANUAL FEED
OFF
ON
Allows you to set the printer to
print an A4 job on letter-size
paper when no A4 paper is
loaded. The default is NO.
Feeds the paper manually from
Tray 1 rather than
automatically from a tray. If
MANUAL FEED is set to ON
and Tray 1 is empty, the printer
goes offline when it receives a
print job. MANUALLY FEED
[PAPER SIZE] appears on the
printer control panel display.
The default is OFF.
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Menu item
Values
Description
COURIER FONT
REGULAR
Selects the version of Courier
font to use:
DARK
REGULAR: The internal
Courier font available on
HP LaserJet 4 series printers.
DARK: The internal Courier
font available on
HP LaserJet III series printers.
The default is REGULAR.
WIDE A4
NO
YES
Changes the number of
characters that can be printed
on a single line of A4 paper.
NO: Up to 78 10-pitch
characters can be printed on
one line.
YES: Up to 80 10-pitch
characters can be printed on
one line.
The default is NO.
PRINT PS ERRORS
OFF
ON
Allows you to select to print PS
error pages.
OFF: PS error page never
prints.
ON: PS error page prints when
PS errors occur.
The default is OFF.
PRINT PDF ERRORS
OFF
ON
Allows you to select to print
PDF error pages.
OFF: PDF error page never
prints.
ON: PDF error page prints
when PDF errors occur.
The default is OFF.
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Menu item
Values
Description
PCL
FORM LENGTH
Allows you to configure
settings for the printer control
language.
ORIENTATION
FONT SOURCE
FONT NUMBER
FONT PITCH
SYMBOL SET
FORM LENGTH: Sets vertical
spacing from 5 to 128 lines for
default paper size.
ORIENTATION: Allows you to
select default page orientation
to portrait or landscape.
FONT SOURCE: Allows you to
select the font source as
*Internal.
FONT NUMBER: The printer
assigns a number to each font
and lists the numbers on the
PCL Font List. The range is 0
to 999.
FONT PITCH: Selects the font
pitch. This item might not
appear, depending on the font
selected. The range is 0.44 to
99.99.
FONT POINT SIZE: Selects
the font point size. This
appears only if a font with a
scalable point size is selected
as the default font. The range
is 4.00 to 999.75.
SYMBOL SET: Selects any
one of several available
symbol sets at the printer
control panel. A symbol set is a
unique grouping of all the
characters in a font. PC-8 or
PC-850 is recommended for
line-draw characters.
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Menu item
Values
Description
PCL (CONTINUED)
APPEND CR TO LF
APPEND CR TO LF: Select
YES to append a carriage
return to each line feed
encountered in backwardcompatible PCL jobs (pure
text, no job control). Some
environments, such as UNIX,
indicate a new line using only
the line feed control code. This
option allows you to append
the required carriage return to
each line feed.
SUPPRESS BLANK
PAGES
SUPPRESS BLANK PAGES:
When generating your own
PCL, extra form feeds are
included that would cause a
blank page(s) to be printed.
Select YES for form feeds to
be ignored if the page is blank.
Print quality menu
This menu allows you to adjust all aspects of print quality, including calibration, registration,
and color halftone settings.
Menu item
Values
Description
ADJUST COLOR
HIGHLIGHTS
Allows you to modify the half
tone settings for each color.
The default for each color is 0.
MIDTONES
SHADOWS
RESTORE DEFAULT VALUES
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Menu item
Values
Description
SET REGISTRATION
PRINT TEST PAGE
Allows simplex and duplex
image alignment.
SOURCE
ADJUST TRAY [N]
Shifts the margin alignment to
center the image on the page
from top to bottom, and left to
right. You can also align the
image that is printed on the
front with the image that is
printed on the back.
PRINT TEST PAGE: Prints a
test page that shows the
current registration settings.
SOURCE: Allows you to select
the tray for which you want to
print the test page. If installed,
optional trays appear as
selections, where [N] is the
number of the tray.
ADJUST TRAY [N]: Sets the
registration for the specified
tray, where [N] is the number of
the tray. A selection appears
for each tray that is installed,
and registration must be set for
each tray.
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X1 SHIFT: Registration of
the image on the paper
from side to side, as the
paper lies in the tray. For
duplexing, this side is the
second side (back) of the
paper.
●
X2 SHIFT: Registration of
the image on the paper
from side to side, as the
paper lies in the tray, for
the first side (front) of a
duplexed page. This item
appears only if an optional
duplexer is installed and
enabled. Set the X1 SHIFT
first.
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Y SHIFT: Registration of
the image on the paper
from top to bottom as the
paper lies in the tray.
The default for the SOURCE is
TRAY 2. The default for the
sub-items ADJUST TRAY 1
and ADJUST TRAY 2 is 0.
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Menu item
Values
Description
PRINT MODES
A list of available modes
appears.
Allows you to associate each
media type with a specific print
mode.
Change the print mode only if
you are experiencing problems
printing on certain media types.
After you select a type of
media, you can select a print
mode that is available for that
type.
OPTIMIZE
BACKGROUND
TRANSFER
TRANSPARENCY
Allows you to optimize certain
parameters for all jobs rather
than optimizing by media type.
The default for each item is OFF.
FUSER WARMUP
MEDIA TYPE
RESTORE OPTIMIZE
QUICK CALIBRATE NOW
Performs partial printer
calibrations.
For more information, see
Calibrating the printer.
FULL CALIBRATE NOW
Performs all printer calibrations.
For more information, see
Calibrating the printer.
COLOR RET
OFF
The COLOR RET menu item
allows the user to either turn on
or turn off a color printer’s REt
(Resolution Enhancement
Technology) setting. The
default is ON.
ON
System setup menu
The system setup menu allows you to make changes to general printer configuration default
settings such as PowerSave Time, printer personality (language), and jam recovery.
See Changing printer control panel configuration settings for more information.
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Menu item
Values
Description
JOB STORAGE LIMIT
1-100
Sets the limit for the maximum
number of jobs stored in the printer
memory.
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Menu item
Values
Description
JOB HELD TIMEOUT
OFF
Sets the period of time that the
system keeps files in job storage
before deleting them from the queue.
The default is OFF.
1 HOUR
4 HOURS
1 DAY
1 WEEK
SHOW ADDRESS
AUTO
OFF
COLOR/BLACK MIX
AUTO
MOSTLY COLOR
PAGES
MOSTLY BLACK
PAGES
This item determines whether the
printer’s IP address is shown on the
display with the Ready message. The
default is OFF.
This menu item establishes how the
printer switches from color to
monochrome (black and white) mode
for maximum performance and print
cartridge life.
AUTO will determine the mode the
engine will go into based on the first
page of a print job. If the first page is
monochrome, the engine will go into
mono mode until a color page is
detected. It will then continue in color
mode until the end of the job. If the
first page is in color, the engine will
go into color mode for the duration of
the job.
Select MOSTLY COLOR PAGES if
nearly all of your print jobs are color
with high page coverage. This will
cause the engine to always run in
color mode, even if the whole job is in
monochrome.
Select MOSTLY BLACK PAGES if
you print mostly monochrome print
jobs, or a combination of color and
monochrome print jobs. This will
cause the engine to switch back and
forth between color and monochrome
mode. If the first page is
monochrome, the engine will go into
mono mode until a color page is
detected. It will then go into color
mode. If 3 consecutive monochrome
pages are detected, the engine will
switch back to monochrome mode
again. If the first page is color, the
engine will go into color mode until 3
consecutive monochrome pages are
detected, at which point it will switch
back to monochrome mode again
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Menu item
Values
Description
TRAY BEHAVIOR
USE
REQUESTED
TRAY
Allows you to specify settings for the
tray selection behavior. (This setting
allows you to configure the trays to
behave like trays in some previous
HP printers and to configure twosided printing behavior for pre-printed
paper.)
MANUALLY
FEED PROMPT
PS DEFER MEDIA
USE REQUESTED TRAY:
Determines whether the printer tries
to pull paper from a different tray than
the one that you selected in the
printer driver.
●
EXCLUSIVELY: Sets the printer
to pull paper only from the tray
that you selected and not pull
from another tray automatically if
the tray that you selected is
empty.
●
FIRST: Sets the printer to pull
from the tray that you selected
first, but allows the printer to pull
from another tray automatically if
the tray that you selected is
empty.
The default for USE REQUESTED
TRAY is EXCLUSIVELY.
MANUALLY FEED PROMPT:
Determines when the printer shows a
prompt regarding pulling from Tray 1
if your print job does not match the
type or size that is loaded in any
other tray.
●
ALWAYS: Select this option if
you always want to be prompted
before the printer pulls from Tray
1.
●
UNLESS LOADED: Prompts you
only if Tray 1 is empty.
The default for MANUALLY FEED
PROMPT is ALWAYS.
PS DEFER MEDIA affects how paper
is handled when printing from an
Adobe PS print driver. ENABLED
uses HP’s paper handling. Disabled
uses the Adobe PS paper handling.
The default is ENABLED.
See Changing printer control panel
configuration settings for more
information.
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Menu item
Values
Description
POWERSAVE TIME
1 MINUTE
Reduces power consumption when
the printer has been inactive for the
period of time specified by this item to
reduce wear on electronic
components in the printer. The printer
automatically comes out of
POWERSAVE mode when a job is
sent to the printer.
15 MINUTES
30 MINUTES
60 MINUTES
90 MINUTES
2 HOURS
4 HOURS
PERSONALITY
AUTO
PDF
PCL
The default is 30 MINUTES.
Sets the default personality to
automatic switching, PCL, PDF, or
PostScript emulation. The default is
AUTO.
PS
MIME
CLEARABLE WARNINGS
ON
JOB
Sets whether a warning is cleared on
the control panel or when another job
is sent.
JOB: The clearable warning message
appears until the end of the job that
generated the message.
ON: The clearable warning message
appears until you press (SELECT).
The default is JOB.
AUTO CONTINUE
OFF
ON
Determines printer behavior when the
system generates an Auto
Continuable error.
ON: If an error occurs that prevents
printing, the message appears on the
printer control-panel display, and the
printer goes offline for 10 seconds
before returning online.
The default is OFF: If an error occurs
that prevents printing, the message
remains on the printer control-panel
display, and the printer remains
offline until you press (SELECT).
The default is ON.
SUPPLIES LOW
STOP
CONTINUE
COLOR SUPPLY OUT
AUTOCONTINUE
BLACK
STOP
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Sets low supplies reporting options.
The default is CONTINUE.
Sets the COLOR SUPPLY OUT
printer behavior. When a color supply
is empty and the printer is set to
AUTOCONTINUE BLACK, the
printer will continue printing using
black toner only.
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Menu item
Values
Description
JAM RECOVERY
AUTO
Sets whether the printer will attempt
to reprint pages after a jam.
OFF
ON
AUTO: The printer automatically
selects the best mode for printer jam
recovery (usually ON).
OFF: The printer does not reprint
pages following a jam. Printing
performance might be increased with
this setting.
ON: The printer automatically reprints
pages after a jam is cleared.
The default is AUTO.
LANGUAGE
A listing of
Sets the default language. The
available
default language is English.
languages appears.
I/O menu
This menu allows you to configure the printer’s I/O options.
See Network configuration.
Menu item
Values
Description
I/O TIMEOUT
15 SECONDS
Allows you to select the I/O
timeout in seconds.
Range:5 - 300
Then press
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Menu item
Values
Description
PARALLEL INPUT
HIGH SPEED
Allows you to select the speed
at which the parallel port
communicates with the host
and to enable or disable the bidirectional parallel
communication.
ADVANCED FUNCTIONS
HIGH SPEED: Select YES to
enable the printer to accept the
faster parallel communications
that are used for connections
with newer computers.
The default for HIGH SPEED is
YES.
ADVANCED FUNCTIONS:
Turn the bidirectional parallel
communication on or off. The
default is set for a bidirectional
parallel port (IEEE-1284).
The function allows the printer
to send status readback
messages to the computer.
(Turning the parallel advanced
functions on might slow
language switching.)
The default for ADVANCED
FUNCTIONS is ON.
Resets menu
The resets menu allows you to reset factory settings, disable and enable PowerSave, and
update the printer after new supplies are installed.
Menu item
Values
Description
RESTORE FACTORY
SETTINGS
None.
Allows you to clear the page
buffer, remove all perishable
personality data, reset the
printing environment, and
return all default settings to
factory defaults.
POWERSAVE
OFF
Allows you to enable and
disable PowerSave. The
default is ON.
ON
RESET SUPPLIES
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NEW FUSER KIT
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Allows you to inform the printer
that a new transfer kit or new
fuser kit has been installed.
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Diagnostics menu
The diagnostics menu allows you to run tests that can help you identify and solve problems
with the printer.
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Menu item
Description
PRINT EVENT LOG
This item will print an event log
that will display the last 50
entries in the printer’s event
log, starting with the most
recent.
SHOW EVENT LOG
This item displays the last 50
events on the control panel
display, starting with the most
recent.
DISABLE CARTRIDGE CHECK
This item allows you to remove
a print cartridge to help
determine which cartridge is
the source of the problem.
Paper Path SENSOR TEST
This item performs a test on
each of the printer’s sensors to
determine if they are working
correctly and displays the
status of each sensor.
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Menu item
Description
PAPER PATH TEST
Generates a test page that is
useful for testing the paperhandling features of the printer.
Press (SELECT button) to start
the paper-path test using the
source (tray), destination
(output bin), duplex, and
number of copies settings that
you set in the other items on
the PAPER PATH TEST menu.
Set the other items before
selecting PRINT TEST PAGE.
SOURCE: Select the tray that
uses the paper path that you
want to test. You can select
any tray that is installed. Select
ALL TRAYS to test all tray
paper paths. Paper must be
loaded in the selected trays.
DESTINATION: Select the
output bin that uses the paper
path that you want to test. You
can select any output bin that is
installed. Optional bins (stacker
or stapler/stacker bin) must
also be correctly configured in
the printer driver. Select ALL
BINS to test all paper paths.
COPIES: Set how many sheets
of paper are used from each
tray during the paper-path test.
If you are testing the optional
stapler/stacker (DESTINATION
item), select 10 or more sheets.
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MANUAL SENSOR TEST
This item performs a test to
determine whether the paper
path sensors are operating
correctly.
COMPONENT TEST
This item will activate individual
parts independently to isolate
noise, leaking, and other
hardware issues.
PRINT/STOP TEST
This item isolates print quality
faults more accurately by
stopping the printer in mid-print
cycle. Stopping the printer in
mid-print cycle allows you to
see where the image begins to
degrade. Stopping the printer in
mid-print cycle will cause a jam
that may need to be manually
removed. A service
representative should perform
this test.
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Menu item
Description
COLOR BAND TEST
Use this item to print a color
band test page that is used to
identify arcing in the highvoltage power supply.
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Changing printer control panel configuration settings
By using the printer control panel, you can make changes to general printer configuration
default settings such as tray size and type, PowerSave time, printer personality (language),
and jam recovery.
CAUTION
Configuration settings seldom need to be changed. Hewlett-Packard recommends that only
the system administrator change configuration settings.
Job storage limit
This option sets the limit for the maximum number of jobs stored on the printer memory at
the printer.
NOTE
You must have additional memory installed in the printer to use the job storage feature. The
memory that comes standard with the printer is not sufficient to support the job storage
feature.
To set the job storage limit
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to select JOB STORAGE LIMIT.
7. Press
or
8. Press
to set the value.
to change the value.
9. Press MENU.
Job held timeout
This option sets the period of time that the system keeps files in job storage before deleting
them from the queue. The default setting for this option is OFF; the other available settings
are 1 HOUR, 4 HOURS, 1 DAY, and 1 WEEK.
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To set the job held timeout
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight JOB HELD TIMEOUT.
7. Press
to select JOB HELD TIMEOUT.
8. Press
or
9. Press
to set the time period.
to select the appropriate time period.
10. Press MENU.
Show address
This item determines whether the printer’s IP address is shown on the display with the
Ready message. If more than one EIO card is installed, the IP address of the card installed
in the first slot appears.
To show the IP address
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight SHOW ADDRESS.
7. Press
to select SHOW ADDRESS.
8. Press
or
9. Press
to select the option.
to select the desired option.
10. Press MENU.
Color/black mix
This item allows you to configure printer settings to optimize printer and cartridge
performance for the printing environment. If the printer is primarily used for black printing
(over two-thirds of the pages are black only), change the printer settings to MOSTLY
BLACK PAGES. If the printer is primarily used for color printing, change the printer settings
to MOSTLY COLOR PAGES. If the printer is used for a mix of black-only and color print
jobs, it is recommended that you use the printer default of AUTO. To determine the
percentage of color pages, print a configuration page. See Printer information pages to learn
how to print a configuration page. The configuration page shows the total number of pages
printed and the number of color pages printed. To determine the percentage of color pages
printed, divide the color page count by the total page count.
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To set the color/black mix
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight COLOR/BLACK MIX.
7. Press
to select COLOR/BLACK MIX.
8. Press
or
9. Press
to select the option.
to select the desired option.
10. Press MENU.
Tray behavior options
Tray behavior allows three user-defined options:
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USE REQUESTED TRAY. Selecting EXCLUSIVELY ensures that the printer will not
automatically select another tray when you indicate that a specific tray should be used.
Selecting FIRST allows the printer to pull from a second tray if the specified tray is
empty or does not match the settings specified for the print job. EXCLUSIVELY is the
default setting.
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Manually Feed. If you select ALWAYS (the default value), the system always displays a
prompt before pulling from Tray 1 (multipurpose tray). If you select UNLESS LOADED,
the system will only display the prompt if Tray 1 (multipurpose tray) is empty.
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PS DEFER MEDIA. This setting affects how non-HP PostScript drivers will behave with
the device. There is no need to change this setting if using the drivers supplied by HP. If
set to ENABLED, non-HP PostScript drivers will use the HP tray selection method as
the HP drivers do. If set to Disabled, some non-HP PostScript drivers will use the
PostScript tray selection method instead of the HP method.
To set the printer to use requested tray
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight TRAY BEHAVIOR.
7. Press
to select TRAY BEHAVIOR.
8. Press
to select USE REQUESTED TRAY.
9. Press
or
10. Press
to set the behavior.
to select EXCLUSIVELY or FIRST.
11. Press MENU.
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To set manually feed prompt
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight TRAY BEHAVIOR.
7. Press
to select TRAY BEHAVIOR.
8. Press
to highlight MANUALLY FEED PROMPT.
9. Press
to select MANUALLY FEED PROMPT.
10. Press
or
11. Press
to set the behavior.
to select ALWAYS or UNLESS LOADED.
12. Press MENU.
To set the printer default for PS Defer Media
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight TRAY BEHAVIOR.
7. Press
to select TRAY BEHAVIOR.
8. Press
to select PS DEFER MEDIA.
9. Press or select ENABLED or Disabled.
10. Press
to set the behavior.
11. Press MENU.
PowerSave Time
The adjustable PowerSave Time feature reduces power consumption when the printer has
been inactive for an extended period. You can set the length of time before the printer goes
into PowerSave mode to 1 MINUTE, 15 MINUTES, 30 MINUTES, 60 MINUTES, 90
MINUTES, 2 HOURS, or to 4 HOURS. The default setting is 30 MINUTES.
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The printer display dims when the printer is in PowerSave mode. PowerSave mode does not
affect printer warm-up time.
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To set PowerSave Time
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight POWERSAVE TIME.
7. Press
to select POWERSAVE TIME.
8. Press
or
9. Press
to set the time period.
to select the appropriate time period.
10. Press MENU.
To disable/enable PowerSave
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight RESETS.
5. Press
to select RESETS.
6. Press
to highlight POWERSAVE.
7. Press
to select POWERSAVE.
8. Press
or
9. Press
to set the selection.
to select ON or OFF.
10. Press MENU.
Personality
This printer features automatic personality (printer language) switching. AUTO is the default
value.
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AUTO configures the printer to automatically detect the type of print job and configure its
personality to accommodate that job.
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PDF configures the printer to print PDF files.
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PCL configures the printer to use Printer Control Language.
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PS configures the printer to use PostScript emulation.
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MIME configures the printer for use with hand-held devices such as cellular phones and
personal digital assistants (PDAs).
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To set the personality
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight PERSONALITY.
7. Press
to select PERSONALITY.
8. Press
or
9. Press
to set the personality.
to select the appropriate personality (AUTO, PCL, PDF, PS, MIME).
10. Press MENU.
Clearable warnings
You can determine the display time of control panel clearable warnings with this option by
selecting ON or JOB. The default value is JOB.
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ON displays clearable warnings until you press .
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JOB displays clearable warnings until the end of the job in which it was generated.
To set the clearable warnings
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight CLEARABLE WARNINGS.
7. Press
to select CLEARABLE WARNINGS.
8. Press
or
9. Press
to set the selection.
to select the appropriate setting.
10. Press MENU.
Auto continue
You can determine printer behavior when the system generates an Auto Continuable error.
ON is the default setting.
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ON displays an error message for ten seconds before automatically continuing to print.
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OFF pauses printing any time the printer displays an error message and until you press .
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To set the auto continue
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight AUTO CONTINUE.
7. Press
to select AUTO CONTINUE.
8. Press
or
9. Press
to set the selection.
to select the appropriate setting.
10. Press MENU.
Supplies low
The printer allows two options for reporting that supplies are low; CONTINUE is the default
value.
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CONTINUE allows the printer to continue printing while displaying a warning until the
supply is replaced.
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STOP causes the printer to pause printing until you replace the used supply or press ,
which allows the printer to print while continuing to display the warning.
To set supplies low reporting
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight SUPPLIES LOW.
7. Press
to select SUPPLIES LOW.
8. Press
or
9. Press
to set the selection.
to select the appropriate setting.
10. Press MENU.
Color supply out
There are two options for this menu item.
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AUTOCONTINUE BLACK allows the printer to continue printing using black toner only
when a color supply is empty. A warning message displays on the control panel when
the printer is in this mode. Printing in this mode is allowed only for a specific number of
pages. After that, the printer will pause printing until you replace the empty color supply.
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STOP causes the printer to stop printing until the empty color supply is replaced.
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To set color supply out response
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight COLOR SUPPLY OUT.
7. Press
to select COLOR SUPPLY OUT.
8. Press
or
9. Press
to set the selection.
to select the appropriate setting.
10. Press MENU.
Jam recovery
This option allows you to configure the printer response to paper jams, including how it
handles the pages involved. AUTO is the default value.
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AUTO — the printer automatically turns jam recovery on when sufficient memory is
available.
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ON— the printer reprints any page involved in a paper jam. Additional memory is
allocated to store the last few pages printed, and this may cause overall printer
performance to suffer.
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OFF — the printer will not reprint any page that was involved in a paper jam. Since no
memory is used to store the most recent pages, performance may be optimal.
To set jam recovery response
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight JAM RECOVERY.
7. Press
to select JAM RECOVERY.
8. Press
or
9. Press
to set the selection.
to select the appropriate setting.
10. Press MENU.
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Language
On some products, the option to set the default language appears when the printer is first
initialized. Use the or arrow to scroll through the available options. When the desired
language is highlighted, press the to set the default language. You may also change the
language at any time by following these steps:
To select language
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlightCONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight LANGUAGE.
7. Press
to select LANGUAGE.
8. Press
or
9. Press
to set the selection.
to select the appropriate language.
10. Press MENU.
To select language if the display is in a language you do not understand
1. Turn the printer power off.
2. Hold down the
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3. Press
again.
4. Press
or
5. Press
to save the desired language as the new default.
to scroll through the available languages.
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Using the printer control panel in shared environments
Because your printer is shared with other users, adhere to the following guidelines to ensure
successful printer operation:
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Consult your system administrator before making changes to control panel settings.
Changing control panel settings could affect other print jobs.
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Coordinate with other users before changing the default printer font or downloading soft
fonts. Coordinating these operations conserves memory and avoids unexpected printer
output.
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Be aware that switching printer personalities, such as Emulated PostScript or PCL,
affects the printed output of other users.
Your network operating system may automatically protect each user’s print job from the
effects of other print jobs. Consult your system administrator for more information.
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I/O Configuration
This chapter describes how to configure certain network parameters on the printer. The
following topics are covered:
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Parallel configuration
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USB configuration
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Enhanced I/O configuration
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Wireless printing
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Network configuration
For more information about using the HP JetDirect 175x external print server, see the
Network Printing Startup Guide included with the CD-ROM in the external print server device
container.
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Parallel configuration
The HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer supports network and parallel connections at the same
time. A parallel connection is made by connecting the printer to the computer using a
bidirectional parallel cable (IEEE-1284-C compliant) with a c-connector plugged into the
printer’s parallel port. The cable can be a maximum of 10 meters (30 feet) long.
When used to describe a parallel interface, the term bidirectional indicates that the printer is
able to both receive data from the computer and send data to the computer through the
parallel port.
Parallel port connection
1
2
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c-connector
parallel port
To use the enhanced capabilities of the bidirectional parallel interface such as bidirectional
communication between the computer and printer, faster transfer of data, and automatic
configuration of printer drivers, ensure that the most recent printer driver is installed. For
more information, see Printer drivers.
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USB configuration
This printer supports a USB 1.1 connection. The port is located on the back of the printer, as
shown in the figure below. You must use an A-to-B type USB cable.
USB connection
1
2
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USB connector
USB port
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Enhanced I/O configuration
The HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer comes standard with an HP Jetdirect 175x external
print server.
HP Jetdirect print server
An HP Jetdirect external print server can be installed with the printer. This external print
server supports multiple network protocols and operating systems. HP Jetdirect print servers
facilitate network management by allowing you to connect a printer directly to your network
at any location. HP Jetdirect print servers also support the Simple Network Management
Protocol (SNMP), which provides network managers with remote printer management and
troubleshooting through HP Web Jetadmin software.
NOTE
Installation of this external print server and network configuration should be performed by a
network administrator. Configure the external print server through the HP Web Jetadmin
software.
NOTE
Refer to the HP Jetdirect print server documentation for information on which external
devices are supported.
Available enhanced I/O interfaces
The HP Jetdirect external print server provides software solutions for:
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Novell NetWare
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Microsoft Windows and Windows NT networks
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Apple Mac OS (LocalTalk)
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UNIX (HP-UX and Solaris)
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Linux (Red Hat and SuSE)
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Internet printing
For a summary of available network software solutions, refer to the HP Jetdirect Print Server
Administrator’s Guide, or visit HP online at http://www.hp.com/support/net_printing.
NetWare networks
When using Novell NetWare products with an HP Jetdirect print server, Queue Server mode
provides improved printing performance over Remote Printer mode. The HP Jetdirect print
server supports Novell Directory Services (NDS) as well as bindery modes. For more
information, see the HP Jetdirect Print Server Administrator’s Guide.
For Windows 2000 and XP systems, use the printer installation utility for printer setup on a
NetWare network.
Windows networks
For Windows 2000 and XP systems, use your printer installation utility for printer setup on a
Microsoft Windows network. The utility supports printer setup for either peer-to-peer or clientserver network operation.
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AppleTalk networks
Use the HP LaserJet Utility to set up the printer on an EtherTalk or LocalTalk network. For
more information, refer to the HP Jetdirect Print Server Administrator’s Guide included with
printers equipped with the HP Jetdirect print server.
UNIX/Linux networks
Use the HP Jetdirect printer installer for UNIX utility to set up the printer on HP-UX or Sun
Solaris networks.
For setup and management on UNIX or Linux networks, use HP Web Jetadmin.
To obtain HP software for UNIX/Linux networks, visit HP online at http://www.hp.com/
support/net_printing. For other installation options supported by the HP Jetdirect print server,
see the HP Jetdirect Print Server Administrator’s Guide included with printers equipped with
the HP Jetdirect print server.
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Wireless printing
Wireless networks offer a safe, secure, and cost-effective alternative to traditional wired
network connections. See Supplies and accessories for a list of available wireless print
servers.
IEEE 802.11b standard
With the wireless HP Jetdirect 802.11b external print server, HP peripherals can be placed
anywhere in the office or home and connected to a wireless network running Microsoft,
Apple, Netware, UNIX, or Linux network operating systems. This wireless technology
provides a high-quality printing solution without the physical constraints of wiring. Peripherals
can be conveniently placed anywhere in an office or home and can be easily moved without
changing network cables.
Installation is easy with the HP Install Network Printer Wizard.
HP Jetdirect 802.11b print servers are available for USB and parallel connections.
Bluetooth
Bluetooth wireless technology is a low-power, short-range radio technology that can be used
to wirelessly connect computers, printers, personal digital assistants (PDAs), cell phones,
and other devices.
Unlike infrared technology, Bluetooth’s reliance on radio signals means that devices do not
have to be in the same room, office, or cubicle with an unobstructed line of sight in order to
communicate. This wireless technology increases portability and efficiency within business
network applications.
The HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer uses a Bluetooth adapter (hp bt1300) to incorporate
Bluetooth wireless technology. The adapter is available for either USB or parallel
connections. The adapter has a 10-meter, line-of-site operation range in the 2.5 GHz ISM
band and can achieve data transfer rates up to 723 Kbps. The device supports the following
Bluetooth profiles:
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Hardcopy Cable Replacement Profile (HCRP)
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Serial Port Profile (SPP)
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Object Push Profile (OPP)
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Basic Imaging Profile (BIP)
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Basic Printing Profile (BPP) with XHTML-Print
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This chapter describes how to perform basic printing tasks. The following topics are covered:
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Controlling print jobs
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Selecting print media
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Configuring input trays
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Manual two-sided (duplex) printing
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Special printing situations
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Job storage features
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Managing memory
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Controlling print jobs
In the Microsoft Windows operating system, three settings affect how the printer driver tries
to pull paper when you send a print job. The Source, Type, and Size settings appear in the
Page Setup, Print, or Print Properties dialog boxes in most software programs. If you do
not change these settings, the printer automatically selects a tray using the default printer
settings.
Source
Printing by Source means that you choose a specific tray from which you want the printer to
pull paper. The printer tries to print from this tray, no matter what type or size is loaded. If
you choose a tray that is configured for a type or size that does not match your print job, the
printer does not print automatically. Instead, it waits for you to load the tray you chose with
the type or size of print media for your print job. If you load the tray, the printer begins
printing. If you press , the printer displays options to print from another tray.
Type and Size
Printing by Type or Size means that you want the printer to pull paper or print media from the
appropriate tray loaded with the correct type and size. Selecting media by type rather than
source is similar to locking out trays and helps protect special media from accidental use.
For example, if a tray is configured for letterhead and you specify the driver to print on plain
paper, the printer will not pull the letterhead from that tray. Instead, it will pull paper from a
tray that has plain paper loaded and is configured for plain paper on the printer control
panel. Selecting media by Type and Size results in significantly better print quality for heavy
paper, glossy paper, and transparencies. Using the wrong setting might result in
unsatisfactory print quality. Always print by Type for special print media, such as labels or
grayscale transparencies. Print by Size for envelopes, if possible.
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If you want to print by Type or Size, select the Type or Size from the Page Setup dialog
box, the Print dialog box, or the Print Properties dialog box, depending on the
application.
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If you often print on a certain type or size of media, the printer administrator (for a
network printer) or you (for a local printer) can configure a tray for that type or size.
Then, when you choose that type or size as you print a job, the printer pulls media from
the tray configured for that type or size.
Print setting priorities
Changes made to print settings are prioritized according to where the changes are made as
follows:
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The names of commands and dialog boxes may vary depending on your program.
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Page Setup dialog box. This dialog box opens when you click Page Setup or a similar
command on the File menu of the program you are working in. Settings changed here
override settings changed anywhere else.
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Print dialog box. This dialog box opens when you click Print, Print Setup, or a similar
command on the File menu of the program you are working in. Settings changed in the
Print dialog box have a lower priority and do not override changes made in the Page
Setup dialog box.
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Printer Properties dialog box (printer driver). The printer driver opens when you click
Properties in the Print dialog box. Settings changed in the Printer Properties dialog
box do not override settings available anywhere else.
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Default printer settings. The default printer settings determine settings used in all print
jobs, unless settings are changed in the Page Setup, Print, or Printer Properties
dialog boxes, as described above. There are two ways to change the default printer
settings:
1. Click Start, Settings, Printers, and then right-click the printer icon, and click Properties.
2. Click Start, Control Panel, and then select the Printers folder, right-click the printer
icon, and click Properties.
For more information about how to access the printer drivers, see Accessing the printer drivers.
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To avoid affecting print jobs of other users, make printer setup changes through the software
application or the printer driver whenever possible. Printer setup changes made through the
control panel become default settings for subsequent jobs. Changes made through an
application or the printer driver affect only that specific job.
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Selecting print media
You can use many types of paper and other print media with this printer. This section
provides guidelines and specifications for selecting and using different print media. For more
information about supported print media, see Print media specifications.
Before purchasing any media or specialized forms in quantity, verify that your paper supplier
obtains and understands the print media requirements specified in the HP LaserJet Family
Print Media Guide.
See Supplies and accessories for HP LaserJet Family Print Media Guide ordering
information. To download a copy of the HP LaserJet Family Print Media Guide, go to
http://www.hp.com/support/ljpaperguide.
It is possible that media could meet all of the guidelines in this chapter and still not print
satisfactorily. This may be due to abnormal characteristics of the printing environment or to
other variables over which Hewlett-Packard has no control (for example, extremes in
temperature and humidity).
Hewlett-Packard recommends testing any media before buying it in large quantities.
CAUTION
Using media that does not conform to the specifications listed here or in the paper
specification guide can cause problems that require service. This service is not covered by
the Hewlett-Packard warranty or service agreements.
Media to avoid
This printer can handle many types of media. Use of media outside the printer’s
specifications will cause a loss of print quality and increase the chance of paper jams.
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Do not use paper that is too rough.
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Do not use paper with cutouts or perforations other than standard 3-hole punched paper.
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Do not use multipart forms.
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Do not use paper that has already been printed on or that has been fed through a
photocopier.
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Do not use paper with a watermark if you are printing solid patterns.
Paper that can damage the printer
In rare circumstances, paper can damage the printer. Avoid the following paper to prevent
possible damage to the printer:
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Do not use paper with staples attached.
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Do not use transparencies designed for inkjet printers or other low-temperature printers,
or transparencies designed for monochrome printing. Use only transparencies that are
specified for use with HP Color LaserJet printers.
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Do not use photo paper intended for inkjet printers.
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Do not use paper that is embossed or coated and is not designed for the temperatures
of the image fuser. Select media that can tolerate temperatures of 190° C (374° F) for
0.1 second.
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Do not use letterhead paper with low-temperature dyes or thermography. Preprinted
forms or letterhead must use inks that can tolerate temperatures of 190° C (374° F) for
0.1 second.
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Do not use any media that produces hazardous emissions, or that melts, offsets, or
discolors when exposed to 190° C (374° F) for 0.1 second.
To order HP Color LaserJet printing supplies, go to http://www.hp.com/go/ljsupplies in
the United States or to http://www.hp.com/ghp/buyonline.html worldwide.
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Configuring input trays
The printer allows you to configure input trays by type and size. You can load different media
in the printer’s input trays and then request media by type or size using the control panel.
NOTE
If you have used other HP LaserJet printer models, you might be accustomed to configuring
Tray 1 to first mode or cassette mode. On theHP Color LaserJet 4610n printer, setting Tray
1 size and type to ANY SIZE is equivalent to first mode. Setting size or type for Tray 1 to a
setting other than ANY SIZE is equivalent to cassette mode.
NOTE
The instructions below are to configure the trays at the printer control panel.
Configuring trays when the printer gives a prompt
In the following situations, the printer automatically prompts you to configure the tray for type
and size:
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when you load paper into the tray
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when you specify a particular tray or media type for a print job through the printer driver
or a software application and the tray is not configured to match the print job’s settings
The control panel displays this message: LOAD TRAY XX: [TYPE] [SIZE], To change type
press . The instructions below explain how to configure the tray after the prompt appears.
NOTE
The prompt does not appear if you are printing from Tray 1 and if Tray 1 is configured for
ANY SIZE and ANY TYPE.
To configure a tray when loading paper
1. Load paper in the tray. (Close the tray if you are using Tray 2.)
2. The printer displays the tray configuration message TRAY X To change size or type
press .
3. Press
to display the TRAY X SIZE= menu.
4. To change the size, press
5. Press
or
to highlight the correct size.
to select the size.
Depending on the size setting, the printer might prompt you to move the CUSTOM/
STANDARD switch in Tray 2 to the other position. Follow the instructions in the prompt,
and then close the tray.
A Setting saved message appears, and then a prompt appears to configure the paper
type.
6. To change the type, press
7. Press
or
to highlight the correct paper type.
to select the paper type.
A Setting saved message appears, and then the current type and size settings are
displayed.
8. If size and type are now correct, press
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To configure a tray to match print job settings
1. In the software application, specify the source tray, the paper size, and the paper type.
2. Send the job to the printer.
If the tray needs to be configured, the LOAD TRAY X: message appears.
3. Load the tray with the correct paper. When the tray is closed, the TRAY X SIZE=
appears.
4. If the highlighted size is not correct, press
5. Press
or
to highlight the correct size.
to select the correct size.
Depending on the size setting, the printer might prompt you to move the CUSTOM/
STANDARD switch in Tray 2 to the other position. Follow the instructions in the prompt,
and then close the tray.
A Setting saved message appears, and then a prompt appears to configure the paper
type.
6. If the highlighted paper type is not correct, press
type.
7. Press
or
to highlight the desired paper
to select the paper type.
A Setting saved message appears, and then the current type and size settings are
displayed.
Configuring trays using the Paper Handling menu
You can also configure the trays for type and size without a prompt from the printer. Use the
paper handling menu to configure the trays as follows.
Configuring the paper size
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight PAPER HANDLING.
3. Press
to select PAPER HANDLING.
4. Press to highlight Tray <N> Size. (N represents the number of the tray you are
configuring.)
5. Press
to select Tray <N> Size.
6. Press
or
7. Press
to select the correct size.
to highlight the correct size.
Depending on the tray you are configuring and the size selected, the printer might
prompt you to adjust the tray guides or to move the CUSTOM/STANDARD switch in the
tray to the other position. Follow the instructions in the prompt, and then close the tray.
Configuring the paper type
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
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2. Press
to highlight PAPER HANDLING.
3. Press
to select PAPER HANDLING.
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4. Press to highlight Tray <N> Type. (N represents the number of the tray you are
configuring.)
5. Press
to select Tray <N> Type.
6. Press
or
7. Press
to select the correct paper type.
to highlight the correct paper type.
A Setting saved message appears, and then the current type and size settings are
displayed.
Configuring Tray 2 for a custom paper size
The printer automatically detects many sizes of paper, but you can also configure trays for
custom paper sizes. You must specify the following parameters:
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Unit of measure (millimeters or inches)
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X dimension (the width of the page as it feeds into the printer)
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Y dimension (the length of the page as it feeds into the printer)
You must also move the tray’s CUSTOM/STANDARD switch to the CUSTOM position.
1
2
3
CUSTOM/STANDARD switch
Page width (X dimension)
Page length (Y dimension)
Use the following procedure to configure a tray for a custom size. Once a Custom size is set
for a tray, it will be retained until the switch in the tray is moved back to STANDARD.
To set a custom size in Tray 2
1. Open the tray and move the CUSTOM/STANDARD switch to the CUSTOM position.
Close the tray.
2. When the tray configuration message appears, press .
3. Press
to change ANY CUSTOM to custom.
4. Press
to select custom.
5. Press
or
6. Press
to select the value.
to highlight the correct unit (either millimeters or inches).
After the unit of measure is set properly, set the X dimension as follows:
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7. Press
or
to highlight the correct value.
8. Press to select the value. If the value entered is outside the valid range, Invalid value
will appear for two seconds. The display prompts you to enter another value.
After the X dimension is set properly, set the Y dimension as follows:
9. Press
or
to highlight the correct value.
10. Press to select the value. If the value entered is outside the valid range, Invalid value
will appear for two seconds. The display prompts you to enter another value. The printer
displays a message indicating the dimensions for the custom size.
Printing from Tray 1 (multipurpose tray)
Tray 1 is a multipurpose tray that holds up to 100 sheets of paper or 20 envelopes. It
provides a convenient way to print envelopes, transparencies, custom-size paper, heavy
media greater than 32 lb, or other types of media without having to unload the other trays.
NOTE
Tray 1 does not have a CUSTOM/STANDARD switch, so all paper sizes for Tray 1 are
undetectable.
Loading Tray 1
CAUTION
To avoid jams, never add or remove paper from Tray 1 during printing.
1. Open Tray 1.
2. Set the side guides to the desired width.
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3. Load paper in the tray with the side to be printed on facing down.
For best performance, load the tray completely full without splitting the ream of paper.
Splitting the ream might cause a multi-feed problem, which could result in a paper jam. The
capacity of the paper tray can vary. For example, if you are using 75 g/m2 (20 lb) paper, the
tray holds a full ream of 500 sheets. If the media is heavier than 75 g/m2 (20 lb), the tray will
not hold a full ream, and you must reduce the number of sheets accordingly. Do not overfill
the tray because the printer might not pick up the paper.
NOTE
4. Adjust the side guides so that they lightly touch the paper stack but do not bend the
paper.
Make sure the paper fits under the tabs on the guides and not above the load level indicators.
NOTE
Printing envelopes from Tray 1
Many types of envelopes can be printed from Tray 1. Up to 20 envelopes can be stacked in
the tray. Printing performance depends on the construction of the envelope.
In the software, set margins at least 15 mm (0.6 inches) from the edge of the envelope.
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Envelopes with clasps, snaps, windows, coated linings, exposed self-stick adhesives, or
other synthetic materials can severely damage the printer. To avoid jams and possible
printer damage, never try to print on both sides of an envelope. Before you load envelopes,
make sure they are flat, undamaged, and not stuck together. Do not use envelopes with
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CAUTION
To avoid jams, do not remove or insert envelopes during printing.
1. Open Tray 1.
2. Load up to 20 envelopes in the center of Tray 1 with the side to be printed facing down
and the postage end toward the printer. Slide the envelopes into the printer as far as
they will go without forcing them.
3. Adjust the guides to touch the envelope stack without bending the envelopes. Make sure
the envelopes fit under the tabs on the guides.
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Printing envelopes
1. Specify Tray 1 or select the media source by size in the printer driver.
2. If your software does not automatically format an envelope, specify Landscape for page
orientation in your software application or printer driver. Use the following guidelines to
set margins for return and destination addresses on Commercial #10 or DL envelopes.
NOTE
Address type
Left margin
Top margin
Return
15 mm (0.6 inches)
15 mm (0.6 inches)
Destination
102 mm (4 inches)
51 mm (2 inches)
For envelopes of other sizes, adjust the margin settings appropriately.
3. Select Print from the software application or printer driver.
Printing from Tray 2
Tray 2 holds up to 500 sheets of standard paper or a 50.8 mm (2-inch) stack of labels. Tray
2 adjusts for detectable media sizes; letter, legal, A4, A5, JIS B5, and executive; and
undetectable media sizes: 8.5 by 13 and Executive (JIS), double Japan postcard, and
custom. The printer automatically detects the media size in these trays based on the tray’s
paper guide configuration. (See Supported media weights and sizes.)
NOTE
When using undetectable standard-sized media, place the CUSTOM/STANDARD switch in
the CUSTOM position.
Loading detectable standard-sized media into Tray 2
Detectable standard-sized media is detected in the printer when the CUSTOM/STANDARD
switch is set to the STANDARD position, but can be manually set when the switch is set to
the CUSTOM position. Detectable sizes are marked in the tray.
The following detectable standard-sized media is supported in Tray 2: letter, legal, executive,
A4, A5, and (JIS) B5.
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CAUTION
Do not print cardstock, envelopes, heavy or extra heavy paper, or unsupported sizes of
media from Tray 2. Print on these types of media only from Tray 1. Do not overfill the input
tray or open it while it is in use. Doing so can cause jams in the printer.
1. Remove the tray from the printer. Move the CUSTOM/STANDARD switch to the
STANDARD position.
2. Adjust the rear media-length guide by squeezing the guide adjustment latch and sliding
the back of the tray to the length of the media being used.
3. Push down the media lift plate until it locks.
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4. Slide the media-width guides open to the size for the media you are using.
5. Load media face-up, making sure that the corners of the media fit under the front corner
tabs.
NOTE
For best performance, load the tray completely full without splitting the ream of paper.
Splitting the ream might cause a multi-feed problem, which could result in a paper jam. The
capacity of the paper tray can vary. For example, if you are using 75 g/m2 (20 lb) paper, the
tray holds a full ream of 500 sheets. If the media is heavier than 75 g/m2 (20 lb), the tray will
not hold a full ream, and you must reduce the number of sheets accordingly. Do not overfill
the tray because the printer might not pick up the paper.
NOTE
If the tray is not properly adjusted, the printer might display an error message or the media
might jam.
6. Insert the tray into the printer. The printer will display the tray’s media type and size. If
the configuration is not correct, press the key when the printer prompts you to
configure the tray for type and size. (For more information see To configure a tray when
loading paper.)
7. If the configuration is correct, press
to clear the message.
Loading undetectable standard-sized media into Tray 2
Undetectable standard-sized media sizes are not marked in the tray, but are listed in the
Size menu for the tray.
The following undetectable standard-sized media is supported in Tray 2: executive (JIS), 8.5
by 13, double Japan postcard, and 16K.
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CAUTION
Do not print cardstock, envelopes, or unsupported sizes of media from Tray 2. Print on these
types of media only from Tray 1. Do not overfill the input tray or open it while it is in use.
Doing so can cause paper jams.
1. Remove the tray from the printer. Move the CUSTOM/STANDARD switch to the
CUSTOM position.
2. Adjust the rear media-length guide by squeezing the guide adjustment latch and sliding
the back of the tray to the length of the media being used.
3. Push down the media lift plate until it locks.
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4. Slide the media-width guides open to the size for the media you are using.
5. Load media face-up, making sure that the corners of the media fit under the front corner
tabs.
NOTE
For best performance, load the tray completely full without splitting the ream of paper.
Splitting the ream might cause a multi-feed problem, which could result in a paper jam. The
capacity of the paper tray can vary. For example, if you are using 75 g/m2 (20 lb) paper, the
tray holds a full ream of 500 sheets. If the media is heavier than 75 g/m2 (20 lb), the tray will
not hold a full ream, and you must reduce the number of sheets accordingly. Do not overfill
the tray because the printer might not pick up the paper.
NOTE
If the tray is not properly adjusted, the printer might display an error message or the media
might jam.
6. Insert the tray into the printer. The printer will display the tray’s media type and size. If
the configuration is not correct, press the key when the printer prompts you to
configure the tray for type and size. (For more information, see To configure a tray when
loading paper.)
7. If the configuration is correct, press
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Loading custom-sized media into Tray 2
The Custom media menu will be displayed when the Tray 2 switch is in the Custom size
position. You must also change the size setting on the control panel to custom and set the
unit of measure, X dimension, and Y dimension. See To configure a tray to match print job
settings for more information.
1. Remove tray from the printer.
2. Move the tray switch to the CUSTOM size position. Once a custom size is set for a tray,
it will be retained until the switch is moved back to STANDARD or until you manually
change the configuration.
3. Slide the media width guides all the way open and adjust the rear media-length guide to
the length of the paper being used.
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4. Push down the media lift plate until it locks.
5. Load media face-up, making sure that the corners of the media fit under the front tabs.
NOTE
For best performance, load the tray completely full without splitting the ream of paper.
Splitting the ream might cause a multi-feed problem, which could result in a paper jam. The
capacity of the paper tray can vary. For example, if you are using 75 g/m2 (20 lb) paper, the
tray holds a full ream of 500 sheets. If the media is heavier than 75 g/m2 (20 lb), the tray will
not hold a full ream, and you must reduce the number of sheets accordingly. Do not overfill
the tray because the printer might not pick up the paper.
6. Slide the media width guides in making sure that they gently touch the paper. Insert the
tray into the printer.
7. Insert the tray into the printer. The printer will display the tray’s type and size
configuration. To specify specific custom dimensions, or if the type is not correct, press
the key when the printer prompts To change size or type press . To enter specific
dimensions or change the size selection from ANY CUSTOM to custom, see To
configure a tray to match print job settings.
8. If the configuration is correct, press
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Printing on special media
Use these guidelines when printing on special types of media.
NOTE
Special media such as envelopes, transparencies, custom-size paper, or heavy media
greater than 120 g/m2 is used in Tray 1.
To print on any special media, use the following procedure:
1. Load the media in the paper tray.
2. When the printer prompts you for the paper type, select the correct media type for the
paper loaded in the tray. For example, select GLOSSY when loading HP Gloss Laser
Paper.
3. In the software application or the printer driver, set the media type to match the media
type that is loaded in the paper tray.
NOTE
For the best print quality, always verify that the media type selected on the printer control
panel and the media type selected in the application or printer driver match the type of
media loaded in the tray.
Transparencies
When printing on transparencies, use the following guidelines:
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Handle transparencies using the edges. Oils from your fingers deposited on the
transparency can cause print quality problems.
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Use only overhead transparencies recommended for use in this printer. Hewlett-Packard
recommends using HP Color LaserJet Transparencies with this printer. HP products are
designed to work together for optimum printing results.
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In either the software application or the driver, select TRANSPARENCY as the media
type, or print from a tray that is configured for transparencies.
For more information about how to access the printer drivers, see Accessing the printer
drivers.
CAUTION
Transparencies not designed for LaserJet printing will melt in the printer, causing damage to
the printer.
Glossy paper
NOTE
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In either the software application or the driver, select GLOSSY or HEAVY as the media
type, or print from a tray that is configured for glossy paper.
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Use the control panel to set the media type to GLOSSY for the input tray being used.
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Because this affects all print jobs, it is important to return the printer to its original
settings once the job has printed. See Configuring input trays for more information.
Hewlett-Packard recommends using HP Color LaserJet Soft Gloss paper with this printer.
HP products are designed to work together for optimum printing results. If HP Color LaserJet
Soft Gloss paper is not used with this printer, print quality may be compromised.
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Colored paper
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Colored paper should be of the same high quality as white xerographic paper.
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Pigments used must be able to withstand the printer’s fusing temperature of 190° C
(374° F) for 0.1 second without deterioration.
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Do not use paper with a colored coating that was added after the paper was produced.
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The printer creates colors by printing patterns of dots, overlaying and varying their
spacing to produce various colors. Varying the shade or color of the paper will affect the
shades of the printed colors.
Envelopes
NOTE
Envelopes can be printed only from Tray 1. Set the tray’s media size to the specific envelope
size. See Printing envelopes from Tray 1.
Adhering to the following guidelines will help ensure proper printing on envelopes and help
prevent printer jams:
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Do not load more than 20 envelopes into Tray 1.
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The weight rating of envelopes should not exceed 105 g/m2 (28 lb bond).
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Envelopes should be flat.
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Do not use envelopes with windows or clasps.
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Envelopes must not be wrinkled, nicked, or otherwise damaged.
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Envelopes with peel-off adhesive strips must use adhesives that can withstand the heat
and pressures of the printer’s fusing process.
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Envelopes should be loaded face-down and with the postage end feeding into the printer
first.
Labels
NOTE
For printing labels, set the tray’s media type to LABELS in the printer control panel. See
Configuring input trays. When printing labels, use the following guidelines:
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Verify that the labels’ adhesive material can tolerate temperatures of 190° C (374° F) for
0.1 second.
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Verify that there is no exposed adhesive material between the labels. Exposed areas
can cause labels to peel off during printing, which can cause printer jams. Exposed
adhesive can also cause damage to printer components.
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Do not re-feed a sheet of labels.
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Verify that the labels lie flat.
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Do not use labels that are wrinkled, bubbled, or otherwise damaged.
Heavy paper
The following heavy paper types can be used with the HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer.
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Paper type
Paper weight
Heavy
105-119 g/m2
28-32 lb
Extra heavy
120-163 g/m2
32-43 lb
Cardstock
164-200 g/m2
43-53 lb
Intermediate
90-104 g/m2
24-28 lb
Tough paper
5 mil
44 lb
When printing on heavy paper types, use the following guidelines:
CAUTION
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Use Tray 1 for paper that is heavier than 120 g/m2 to 200 g/m2 (32 lb bond up to 53 lb
bond).
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For optimum results when printing on heavy paper, use the printer control panel to set
the media type for the tray to HEAVY.
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In either the software application or the driver, select Heavy as the media type, or print
from a tray that is configured for heavy paper.
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Because this setting affects all print jobs, it is important to return the printer back to its
original settings once the job has printed. See Configuring input trays.
In general do not use paper that is heavier than the media specification recommended for
this printer. Doing so can cause misfeeds, paper jams, reduced print quality, and excessive
mechanical wear.
HP LaserJet Tough paper
When printing on HP LaserJet Tough paper, use the following guidelines:
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Handle HP LaserJet Tough paper using the edges. Oils from your fingers deposited on
HP LaserJet Tough paper can cause print quality problems.
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Use only HP LaserJet Tough paper with this printer. HP products are designed to work
together for optimum printing results.
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In either the software application or the driver, select TOUGH PAPER as the media
type, or print from a tray that is configured for HP LaserJet Tough paper.
Preprinted forms and letterhead
Observe the following guidelines for best results with preprinted forms and letterhead:
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Forms and letterhead must be printed with heat-resistant inks that will not melt, vaporize,
or release hazardous emissions when subjected to the printer’s fusing temperature of
approximately 190° C (374° F) for 0.1 second.
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Inks must be non-flammable and should not adversely affect any printer rollers.
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Forms and letterhead should be sealed in a moisture-proof wrapping to prevent changes
during storage.
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Before loading preprinted paper such as forms and letterhead, verify that the ink on the
paper is dry. During the fusing process, wet ink can come off of preprinted paper.
Recycled paper
This printer supports the use of recycled paper. Recycled paper must meet the same
specifications as standard paper. See the HP LaserJet Printer Family Print Media Guide.
Hewlett-Packard recommends that recycled paper contain no more than 5 percent ground
wood.
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Manual two-sided (duplex) printing
NOTE
You must specify two-sided printing options in your software application or in the printer
driver in order to print on both sides of the page. If this option is not visible in the software
application or printer driver, use the following information to make duplex printing options
available.
To use two-sided printing:
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Verify that the printer driver is configured to show the two-sided printing option as
manual. For instructions, see the online Help for the printer driver or for more information
about how to access the printer drivers, see Accessing the printer drivers.
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Once the two-sided printing option is shown, select the appropriate two-sided printing
options in the printer driver software. Two-sided printing options include page and
binding orientation.
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Two-sided printing is not supported for certain media types, including transparencies,
envelopes, labels, heavy, extra heavy, cardstock, and Tough paper. (The maximum
weight paper for automatic duplex printing is 105 g/m2 (28 lb) bond.)
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Manual two-sided printing can support all sizes and more types of media.
(Transparencies, envelopes, and labels are not supported.)
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For best results, avoid two-sided printing with rough-textured, heavy-weight media.
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When using special media such as letterhead or forms, place the media face down in
Tray 2. Place special media face up in Tray 1. (This is different than for one-sided
printing.)
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If you want to print on two sides (duplex) on paper other than the supported sizes or weights
(for example, paper heavier than 120 g/m2 (32 lb) or very thin paper), or if your printer does
not support automatic two-sided printing, you will have to go to the printer and reinsert the
paper manually after the first side has printed.
NOTE
Damaged or previously used paper can cause paper jams and should not be used.
To manually print on two sides (duplex)
1. Ensure that the printer driver is configured to allow manual duplexing. In the printer
driver, select Allow Manual Duplex. See Accessing the printer drivers.
2. From the application, open the printer driver.
3. Select the appropriate size and type.
4. On the Finishing tab, click Print on Both Sides or Print on Both Sides (Manually).
5. The default binding option is to bind on the long edge of the paper in portrait layout. To
change the setting, click the Finishing tab, and select the Flip pages up checkbox.
6. Click OK. The Print on Both Sides instructions will appear. Follow the instructions to
finish printing your document.
NOTE
If total sheets exceed the Tray 1 capacity for manual duplex jobs, feed the top 100 sheets
and press . When prompted, feed the next 100 sheets and press . Repeat as necessary
until all the sheets from the output stack have been loaded into Tray 1.
For more information about how to access the printer drivers, see Accessing the printer drivers.
Printing booklets
Some versions of the printer driver let you control the printing of booklets when duplexing.
You can select binding on the left or right side on letter, legal, or A4 paper size. Windows
2000 and XP supports booklet printing for all paper sizes.
See the printer driver online Help for more information about the printing booklets feature.
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Special printing situations
Use these guidelines when printing on special types of media.
Printing a different first page
Use the following procedure to print the first page of a document on a different media type
than the rest of the document, for example, to print the first page of a document on
letterhead paper and the rest on plain paper.
1. From your application or printer driver, specify a tray for the first page and another tray
for the remaining pages.
For more information about how to access the printer drivers, see Accessing the printer
drivers.
2. Load the special media into the tray that you specified in step 1.
3. Load the media for the remaining pages of the document into another tray.
You can also print on different media by using the printer control panel or printer driver to set
the types of media that are loaded in the trays and then selecting the first and remaining
pages by media type.
Printing a blank back cover
Use the following procedure to print a blank back cover. You can also select an alternate
paper source or print on a different media type than the rest of the document.
1. On the printer driver’s Paper tab, select Use different paper, then from the drop-down
list, select Back Cover, check Add a blank back cover, and then click OK.
2. For more information about how to access the printer drivers, see Accessing the printer
drivers.
You can also select an alternate paper source or print a blank back cover on a different
media type than the rest of the document. If desired, select a different source and type from
the drop-down lists.
Printing on custom-size media
The printer supports single-sided printing on custom-size media. Tray 1 supports media
sizes from 76 by 127 mm (3 by 5 inches) to 216 by 356 mm (8.5 by 14 inches). Tray 2
supports media sizes from 182 by 210 mm (7.16 by 8.27 inches) to 216 by 356 mm (8.5 by
14 inches).
When printing on custom-size media, if Tray 1 is configured in the printer control panel as
TRAY X TYPE= ANY TYPE and TRAY X SIZE= ANY SIZE, the printer will print on whatever
media is loaded in the tray. When printing on custom-size media from Tray 2, adjust the
switch on the tray to the custom position, and from the control panel, set the media size to
custom or ANY CUSTOM.
Some software applications and printer drivers allow you to specify custom paper-size
dimensions. You can configure custom paper sizes from the printer driver’s Paper tab or
Forms tab (Windows 2000 and XP). Be sure to set the correct paper size in both the page
setup and print dialog boxes.
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For more information about how to access the printer drivers, see Accessing the printer drivers.
If your software application requires you to calculate margins for custom-size paper, see the
online Help for that application.
Stopping a print request
You can stop a print request either from the printer control panel or from your software
application. To stop a print request from a computer on a network, see the online Help for
the specific network software.
NOTE
It may take some time for all printing to clear after you have canceled a print job.
To stop the current print job from the printer control panel
1. Press STOP on the printer control panel to pause the job that is currently printing. The
control panel menu provides the option to resume printing or to cancel the current job.
2. Press MENU to exit the menu and resume printing.
3. Press
to cancel the job.
Pressing STOP does not affect subsequent print jobs that are stored in the printer buffer.
To stop the current print job from your software application
A dialog box will appear briefly on the control panel display, giving you the option to cancel
the print job.
If several requests have been sent to the printer through your software, they might be
waiting in a print queue (for example, in Windows Print Manager). See the software
documentation for specific instructions on canceling a print request from the computer.
If a print job is waiting in a print queue (computer memory) or print spooler (Windows 2000
or XP), delete the print job there.
For Windows 2000 or XP, go to Start, Settings, and then Printers. Double-click the
HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer icon to open the print spooler. Select the print job you
want to cancel, and then press Delete. If the print job is not cancelled, you might need to
shut down and restart the computer.
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Job storage features
The HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer lets you store a job in the printer’s memory for printing
at a later time. The job storage features use memory from random access memory (RAM).
These job storage features are described below.
To support job storage features for complex jobs, or if you often print complex graphics, print
PostScript (PS) documents, or use many downloaded fonts, HP recommends that you install
additional memory. Added memory also gives you more flexibility in supporting job-storage
features, such as quick copying.
NOTE
To use the Private Job and Proof and Hold features, you must have a minimum of 192 MB of
memory: 256 MB DDR plus 32 MB of additional memory on the formatter board.
CAUTION
Make sure to uniquely identify jobs in the printer driver before printing. Using default names
may override previous jobs with the same default name or cause the job to be deleted. For
more information about how to access the printer drivers, see Accessing the printer drivers.
Storing a print job
You can download a print job to the printer without printing it. You can then print the job at
any time through the printer control panel. For example, you may want to download a
personnel form, calendar, time sheet, or accounting form that other users can access and
print.
To store a print job permanently, select the Stored Job option in the driver when printing the
job.
1. Press MENU to enter MENUS.
2. RETRIEVE JOB is highlighted.
3. Press
to select RETRIEVE JOB.
4. Press
to highlight your USER NAME.
5. Press
to select your USER NAME.
6. Press
to highlight a JOB NAME.
7. Press
to select the JOB NAME.
PRINT is highlighted.
8. Press
to select PRINT.
9. Press
or
10. Press
to select the digit. The number changes to an asterisk.
to select the first digit of the PIN.
11. Repeat steps 10 and 11 for the remaining three digits of the PIN.
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when finished entering the PIN.
13. Press
or
14. Press
to print the job.
to select the number of copies needed.
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Proofing and holding a job
The proof and hold feature provides a quick and easy way to print and proof one copy of a
job and then print addtional copies. This option stores the print job in printer RAM memory,
and prints only the first copy of the job, allowing you to check the first copy. If the document
prints correctly, you can print the remaining copies of the print job from the printer control
panel. The number of proof-and-hold print jobs that can be stored in the printer is set from
the printer control panel.
To permanently store the job and prevent the printer from deleting it, select the Stored Job
option in the driver.
Printing stored jobs
1. Press MENU to enter MENUS.
RETRIEVE JOB is highlighted.
2. Press
to select RETRIEVE JOB.
3. Press
to highlight your USER NAME.
4. Press
to select your USER NAME.
5. Press
to highlight a JOB NAME.
6. Press
to select the JOB NAME.
PRINT is highlighted.
7. Press
to select PRINT.
8. Press
or
9. Press
to print the job.
to select the number of copies.
Deleting stored jobs
When you send a stored job, the printer overwrites any previous jobs with the same user and
job name. If there is not a job already stored under the same user and job name, and the
printer needs additional space, the printer may delete other stored jobs starting with the
oldest. The default number of jobs that can be stored is 32. You can change the number of
jobs that can be stored from the control panel. For more information about setting the job
storage limit, see Configure device menu.
A job can be deleted from the control panel or from HP Web Jetadmin. To delete a job from
the control panel, use the following procedure:
1. Press MENU to enter MENUS.
RETRIEVE JOB is highlighted.
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2. Press
to select RETRIEVE JOB.
3. Press
to highlight your USER NAME.
4. Press
to select your USER NAME.
5. Press
to highlight a JOB NAME.
6. Press
to select the JOB NAME.
7. Press
to highlight DELETE.
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to select DELETE.
9. Press
to delete the job.
Private jobs
This option allows you to send a print job directly to the printer memory. Selection of Private
Job activates the PIN field. The print job can be printed only after you type a PIN in the
printer control panel. After the job is printed, the printer removes the job from the printer
memory. This feature is useful when you are printing sensitive or confidential documents that
you do not want to leave in an output bin after printing. Private Job stores the print job on the
hard disk or in printer RAM memory. After it is released for printing, the private job is
immediately deleted from the printer. If more copies are needed, you have to reprint the job
from the program. If you send a second private job to the printer with the same user name
and job name as an existing private job (and you have not released the original job for
printing), the job will overwrite the existing job, regardless of the PIN. Private jobs are
deleted if power to the printer is turned off.
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A lock symbol next to a job name indicates that the job is private.
Specify that a job is private from the driver. Select the Private Job option and type a 4-digit
PIN. To avoid overwriting jobs with the same name, also specify a username and job name.
Printing a private job
1. Press MENU to enter MENUS.
RETRIEVE JOB is highlighted.
2. Press
to select RETRIEVE JOB.
3. Press
to highlight your USER NAME.
4. Press
to select your USER NAME.
5. Press
to highlight a JOB NAME.
6. Press
to select the JOB NAME.
PRINT is highlighted.
7. Press
to select PRINT.
8. Press
or
9. Press
to select the digit. The number changes to an asterisk.
to select the first digit of the PIN.
10. Repeat steps 8 and 9 for the remaining three digits of the PIN.
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when finished entering the PIN.
12. Press
or
13. Press
to print the job.
to select the number of copies.
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Deleting a private job
A private job can be deleted from the printer control panel. You can delete a job without
printing it, or IT WILL BE AUTOMATICALLY DELETED after it is printed.
1. Press MENU to enter MENUS.
RETRIEVE JOB is highlighted.
2. Press
to select RETRIEVE JOB.
3. Press
to highlight your USER NAME.
4. Press
to select your USER NAME.
5. Press
to highlight a JOB NAME.
6. Press
to select the JOB NAME.
7. Press
to highlight DELETE.
8. Press
to select DELETE.
9. Press
or
10. Press
to select the digit. The number changes to an asterisk.
to select the first digit of the PIN.
11. Repeat steps 9 and 10 for the remaining three digits of the PIN.
12. Press
when finished entering PIN.
13. Press
to delete the job.
Mopier mode
When Mopier Mode is enabled, the printer produces multiple, collated copies from a single
print job. Multiple-original printing (mopying) increases printer performance and reduces
network traffic by sending the job to the printer once, then storing it in the printer’s RAM. The
remainder of the copies are printed at the printer’s fastest speed. All documents can be
created, controlled, managed, and finished from the desktop, which eliminates the extra step
of using a photocopier.
The HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer supports the mopying feature, provided they have
enough total memory (at least 192 MB of total memory: 160 MB DDR plus 32 MB on the
formatter board), and the mopying feature is enabled by default if the Mopier Mode setting
is Enabled in the Device Settings tab.
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Managing memory
This printer supports up to 544 MB of memory: 512 MB DDR plus 32 MB of additional
memory on the formatter board. You can add additional memory by installing dual data-rate
(DDR) memory. To allow for memory expansion, the printer has one DDR slot, which
accepts 128, 256, or 512 MB of RAM. For information about installing memory, see Working
with memory and print server cards.
NOTE
Memory specification: The HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer uses 200-pin small outline dual
inline memory modules (SODIMM) that support 128, 256, or 512 MB of RAM.
The printer features Memory Enhancement Technology (MEt), which automatically
compresses page data to provide the most efficient use of the printer’s RAM.
The printer uses DDR SODIMM. Extended data output (EDO) DIMMs are not supported.
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If memory problems occur when you are printing complex graphics, you can make more
memory available by removing downloaded fonts, style sheets, and macros from printer
memory. Reducing the complexity of a print job from within an application can help avoid
memory problems.
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Managing the printer
This chapter describes how to manage the printer. The following topics are covered:
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Printer information pages
From the printer control panel, you can print pages that give details about the printer and its
current configuration. The procedures for printing the following information pages are
described here:
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menu map
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configuration page
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supplies status page
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usage page
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demo page
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print RGB samples
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print CMYK samples
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file directory
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PCL or PS font list
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event log
Menu map
To see the current settings for the menus and items available in the control panel, print a
control panel menu map.
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight INFORMATION.
3. Press
to select INFORMATION.
4. If PRINT MENU MAP is not highlighted, press
5. Press
or
until it is highlighted.
to select PRINT MENU MAP.
The message Printing... MENU MAP appears on the display until the printer finishes
printing the menu map. The printer returns to the Ready state after printing the menu map.
You might want to store the menu map near the printer for reference. The content of the
menu map varies, depending on the options currently installed in the printer. (Many of these
values can be overridden from the printer driver or software application.)
For a complete list of control panel menus and possible values, see Menu hierarchy.
Configuration page
Use the configuration page to view current printer settings, to help troubleshoot printer
problems, or to verify installation of optional accessories, such as memory (DIMMs), paper
trays, and printer languages.
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
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to highlight INFORMATION.
3. Press
to select INFORMATION.
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to highlight PRINT CONFIGURATION.
5. Press
to select PRINT CONFIGURATION.
The message Printing... CONFIGURATION appears on the display until the printer finishes
printing the configuration page. The printer returns to the Ready state after printing the
configuration page.
NOTE
If the printer is configured with an HP Jetdiret 175x external print server, request an
HP Jetdirect external print server configuration page through the HP Jetdirect device. The
printer will then print the HP Jetdirect configuration page.
Supplies status page
The supplies status page illustrates the remaining life for the following printer supplies:
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print cartridges (all colors)
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transfer unit
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To print the supplies status page:
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight INFORMATION.
3. Press
to select INFORMATION.
4. Press
to highlight PRINT SUPPLIES STATUS PAGE.
5. Press
to select PRINT SUPPLIES STATUS PAGE.
The message Printing... SUPPLIES STATUS appears on the display until the printer
finishes printing the supplies status page. The printer returns to the Ready state after
printing the supplies status page.
NOTE
If you are using non-HP supplies, the supplies status page will not show the remaining life
for those supplies. For more information, see Non-HP print cartridges.
Usage page
The usage page lists a page count for each size of media that has passed through the
printer. This page count includes the number of pages that were printed on one side, the
number that were printed on two sides (duplexed), and totals of the two printing methods for
each media size. It also lists the average percentage of page coverage for each color.
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight INFORMATION.
3. Press
to select INFORMATION.
4. Press
to highlight PRINT USAGE PAGE.
5. Press
to select PRINT USAGE PAGE.
The message Printing... USAGE PAGE appears on the display until the printer finishes
printing the usage page. The printer returns to the Ready state after printing the usage page.
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Demo
A demo page is a color photograph that demonstrates print quality.
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight INFORMATION.
3. Press
to select INFORMATION.
4. Press
to highlight PRINT DEMO.
5. Press
to select PRINT DEMO.
The message Printing... DEMO PAGE appears on the display until the printer finishes
printing the demo page. The printer returns to the Ready state after printing the demo page.
Print CMYK samples
Use the PRINT CMYK SAMPLES page to print CMYK color samples to match the color
values in your application.
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight INFORMATION.
3. Press
to select INFORMATION.
4. Press
to highlight PRINT CMYK SAMPLES.
5. Press
to select PRINT CMYK SAMPLES.
The message Printing... CMYK Samples appears on the display until the printer finishes
printing the demo page. The printer returns to the Ready state after printing the demo page.
Print RGB samples
Use the PRINT RGB SAMPLES page to print RGB color samples to match the color values
in your application.
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight INFORMATION.
3. Press
to select INFORMATION.
4. Press
to highlight PRINT RGB SAMPLES.
5. Press
to select PRINT RGB SAMPLES.
The message Printing... RGB Samples appears on the display until the printer finishes
printing the demo page. The printer returns to the Ready state after printing the demo page.
PCL or PS font list
Use the font lists to see which fonts are currently installed in the printer. (The font lists also
show which fonts are resident on an optional hard disk accessory or flash DIMM.)
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
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2. Press
to highlight INFORMATION.
3. Press
to select INFORMATION.
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to highlight PRINT PCL FONT LIST or PRINT PS FONT LIST.
5. Press
to select PRINT PCL FONT LIST or PRINT PS FONT LIST.
The message Printing... FONT LIST appears on the display until the printer finishes printing
the font list page. The printer returns to the Ready state after printing the font list page.
Event log
The event log lists the printer events, including printer jams, service errors, and other printer
conditions.
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight DIAGNOSTICS.
3. Press
to select DIAGNOSTICS.
4. Press
to highlight PRINT EVENT LOG.
5. Press
to select PRINT EVENT LOG.
The message Printing... EVENT LOG appears on the display until the printer finishes
printing the event log. The printer returns to the Ready state after printing the event log.
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Color
This chapter describes how the HP Color LaserJet 4610n series printer provides great color
printing. This chapter also describes ways to produce the best possible color prints. The
following topics are covered:
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Using color
The HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer offers great color printing as soon as you set up the
printer. It provides a combination of automatic color features to generate excellent color
results for the general office user, plus sophisticated tools for the professional who is
experienced with color use.
The HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer provides carefully designed and tested color tables to
provide a smooth, accurate color rendition of all printable colors.
HP ImageREt 2400
HP ImageREt 2400 print technology is a system of innovative technologies developed
exclusively by HP to deliver superior print quality. The HP ImageREt system sets itself apart
from the industry by integrating technology advancements and optimizing each element of
the print system. Several categories of HP ImageREt have been developed for a variety of
user needs.
The system’s foundation is comprised of key color laser technologies, including image
enhancements, smart supplies, and high-resolution imaging. As the level or category of
ImageREt increases, these core technologies are refined for more advanced system usage,
and additional technologies are integrated. The HP ImageREt 2400 is a complete HP
proprietary printing solution developed and implemented for the HP Color LaserJet 4610n
printer. HP now offers superior image enhancements for general office documents and
marketing collateral. HP Image REt 2400 does well in different environmental conditions and
with a variety of media.
Paper selection
For the best color and image quality, it is important to select the appropriate media type from
the printer menu or from the front panel. See Selecting print media.
Color options
Color options enable optimal color output automatically for diverse types of documents.
Color options use object tagging, which allows optimal color and halftone settings to be used
for different objects (text, graphics, and photos) on a page. The printer driver determines
which objects are used on a page and uses halftone and color settings that provide the best
print quality for each object. Object tagging, combined with optimized default settings,
produces great color out of the box.
In the Windows environment, the Automatic and Manual color options are on the Color tab
in the printer driver.
For more information about how to access the printer drivers, see Accessing the printer drivers.
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sRGB
Standard red-green-blue (sRGB) is a world-wide color standard originally developed by HP
and Microsoft as a common color language for monitors, input devices (scanners, digital
cameras), and output devices (printers, plotters). It is the default color space used for HP
products, Microsoft operating systems, the Web, and most office software sold today. sRGB
is representative of the typical Windows computer monitor today and the convergence
standard for high-definition television.
NOTE
Factors such as the type of monitor you use and the room’s lighting can affect the
appearance of colors on your screen. For more information, see Matching colors.
The latest versions of Adobe PhotoShop, CorelDRAW™, Microsoft Office, and many other
applications use sRGB to communicate color. Most importantly, as the default color space in
Microsoft operating systems, sRGB has gained broad adoption as a means to exchange
color information between applications and devices using a common definition that assures
typical users will experience greatly improved color matching. sRGB improves your ability to
match colors between the printer, the computer monitor and other input devices (scanner,
digital camera) automatically, without the need to become a color expert.
Printing in four colors — CMYK
Cyan, magenta, yellow, and black (CMYK) are the inks used by a printing press. The
process is often called four-color printing. CMYK data files are typically used by and
originate from graphic arts (printing and publishing) environments. The printer will accept
CMYK colors through the PS printer driver. The printer color-rendering of CMYK is designed
to provide rich, saturated colors for text and graphics.
CMYK ink set emulation (PostScript only)
The printer’s color rendering of CMYK can be made to emulate several standard Offset
Press ink sets.
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Default. This selection is good for general purpose rendering of CMYK data. It is
designed to render photographs well, while at the same time providing rich saturated
colors for text and graphics.
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Specification for Web Offset Publications (SWOP). Common ink standards in
the United States and other locations.
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Euroscale. Common ink standard for Europe and other locations.
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Dainippon Ink and Chemical (DIC). Common ink standard in Japan and other locations.
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Device. Emulation is turned off. To render photographs properly with this selection,
images require color management in the application or operating system.
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Managing printer color options
Setting color options to Automatic will typically produce the best possible print quality for
color documents. However, there may be cases when you want to print a color document in
grayscale (black and white) or wish to change one of the printer’s color options.
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Using Windows, print in grayscale or change the color options using settings found on
the Color tab in the printer driver.
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Using a Macintosh computer, print in grayscale or change the color options using the
Color Matching pop-up menu in the Print dialog box.
For more information about how to access the printer drivers, see Accessing the printer drivers.
Print in Grayscale
Selecting the Print in Grayscale option from the printer driver prints a document in black
and white. This option is useful for previewing preliminary copies of slides and hardcopy
output, or for printing color documents that will be photocopied or faxed.
Automatic or manual color adjustment
The Automatic color adjustment option optimizes the neutral gray color treatment,
halftones, and edge enhancements used for each element in a document. For more
information, see your printer driver online Help.
NOTE
Automatic is the default setting and is recommended for printing all color documents.
The Manual color adjustment option allows you to adjust the neutral gray color treatment,
halftones, and edge enhancements for text, graphics, and photographs. To access the
Manual color options, from the Color tab, select Manual, then Settings.
Manual color options
Manual color adjustment allows you to adjust the Color (or Color Map) and Halftoning
options individually for text, graphics, and photographs.
Halftone options
Halftone options affect the resolution and clarity of your color output. You can select halftone
settings for text, graphics, and photographs independently. The two halftone options are
Smooth and Detail.
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The Smooth option provides better results for large, solid-filled print areas. It also
enhances photographs by smoothing out fine color gradations. Choose this option when
uniform and smooth area fills are top priority.
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The Detail option is useful for text and graphics that require sharp distinctions among
lines or colors, or images that contain a pattern or a high level of detail. Choose this
option when sharp edges and details are top priority.
Some applications convert text or graphics to raster images. In these cases, the
Photographs settings will also control text and graphics.
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The Neutral Grays setting determines the method used for creating gray colors used in text,
graphics, and photographs.
Two values are available for the Neutral Grays setting:
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Black Only generates neutral colors (grays and black) using only black toner. This
guarantees neutral colors without a color cast.
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4-Color generates neutral colors (grays and black) by combining all four toner colors.
This method produces smoother gradients and transitions to non-neutral colors, and it
produces the darkest black.
Some applications convert text or graphics to raster images. In these cases, the
Photographs settings will also control text and graphics.
Edge Control
The Edge Control setting determines how edges are rendered. Edge control has three
components: adaptive halftoning, REt, and trapping. Adaptive halftoning increases the edge
sharpness. Trapping reduces the effect of color plane misregistration by slightly overlapping
the edges of adjacent objects. The color REt option increases the apparent resolution by
placing each dot for the smoothest edges.
Four levels of edge control are available:
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Maximum is the most aggressive trapping setting. Adaptive halftoning and color REt
settings are on.
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Normal is the default trapping setting. Trapping is at a medium level. Adaptive halftoning
and color REt settings are on.
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Light sets trapping at a minimal level. Adaptive halftoning and color REt settings are on.
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Off turns off trapping, adaptive halftoning, and color REt.
RGB Color
Three values are available for the RGB Color setting:
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Default instructs the printer to interpret RGB color as sRGB. sRGB is the accepted
standard of Microsoft and the World Wide Web Organization (www).
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Vivid instructs the printer to increase the color saturation in the midtones so that colored
objects appear more colorful. Printed blues and greens will likely appear darker than on
your monitor. This option is good for business graphics or for producing colors similar to
the HP Color LaserJet 4550.
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Device instructs the printer to print RGB data in raw device mode. To render
photographs properly with this selection, you must manage image color in the
application or operating system.
HP Color LaserJet 4550 Color Emulation can be accessed though the Print Task Quick Sets
in the printer driver.
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Matching colors
The process of matching printer output color to your computer screen is quite complex
because printers and computer monitors use different methods of producing color. Monitors
display colors by light pixels using an RGB (red, green, blue) color process, but printers print
colors using a CMYK (cyan, magenta, yellow, and black) process.
Several factors can influence your ability to match printed colors to those on your monitor.
These factors include:
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print media
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printer colorants (inks or toners for example)
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printing process (inkjet, press, or laser technology for example)
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overhead lighting
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personal differences in perception of color
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software applications
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printer drivers
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computer operating system
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monitors
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video cards and drivers
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operating environment (humidity for example)
Keep the above factors in mind when colors on your screen do not perfectly match your
printed colors.
For most users, the best method for matching colors on your screen to your printer is to print
sRGB colors.
PANTONE® color matching
PANTONE® has multiple color matching systems. PANTONE® Matching System is very
popular and uses solid inks to generate a wide range of color hues and tints. See
http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610 for details on how to use PANTONE® Matching System
with this printer.
Sample book color matching
The process for matching printer output to preprinted sample books and standard color
references is complex. In general, you can obtain a reasonably good match to a sample
book if the inks used to create the sample book are cyan, magenta, yellow, and black. These
are usually referred to as process color sample books.
Some sample books are created from spot colors. Spot colors are specially created
colorants. Many of these spot colors are outside of the range of the printer. Most spot color
sample books have companion process sample books that provide CMYK approximations to
the spot color.
Most process sample books will state which process standards were used to print the
sample book. In most cases they will be SWOP, EURO, or DIC. To get optimal color
matching to the process sample book, select the corresponding ink emulation from the
printer menu. If you cannot identify the process standard, use SWOP ink emulation.
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Printing color samples
To use the Color samples, select the Color sample that is the closest match to the desired
color. Use the sample’s color value in your application to describe the object you wish to
match. Colors may vary depending on paper type and the software application used. For
more details on how to use the Color Samples, go to http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610.
Use the following procedure to print color samples at the printer using the control panel:
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight INFORMATION.
3. Press
to select INFORMATION.
4. Press
to highlight PRINT CMYK SAMPLES or PRINT RGB SAMPLES.
5. Press
to select PRINT CMYK SAMPLES or PRINT RGB SAMPLES.
Color emulation of the HP color LaserJet 4550 printer
The PCL, PS, and HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer drivers include a Print Task Quick Set
called "HP Color LaserJet 4550 Color Emulation." This Print Task Quick Set allows you to
easily set the printer to emulate the colors of the HP Color LaserJet 4550 printer. In general,
the emulation color rendering has more contrast and is darker in appearance. This emulation
works well with documents that contain graphics.
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Maintenance
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Replacing supplies
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Configuring alerts
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Be sure to use genuine HP print cartridges for the best printing results. This section provides
information on proper use and storage of HP print cartridges. It also provides information
about using non-HP print cartridges.
HP print cartridges
When you use a genuine new HP print cartridge (part number C9720A, C9721A, C9722A,
C9723A), you can obtain the following supplies information:
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percentage of supplies remaining
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estimated number of pages remaining
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number of pages printed
Non-HP print cartridges
Hewlett-Packard Company cannot recommend use of non-HP print cartridges, either new or
remanufactured. Because they are not genuine HP products, HP cannot influence their
design or control their quality. Service or repair required as a result of using a non-HP print
cartridge will not be covered under the printer warranty.
When you use a non-HP print cartridge, certain features, such as remaining toner volume
data may not be available as a result of using this non-HP supply.
If the non-HP print cartridge was sold to you as a genuine HP product, see HP fraud hotline.
Print cartridge authentication
The HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer automatically authenticates the print cartridges when
the cartridges are inserted into the printer. During authentication, the printer will let you know
if a cartridge is or is not a genuine HP print cartridge.
If the printer control panel message states that this is not a genuine HP print cartridge and
you believe you purchased an HP print cartridge, call the HP fraud hotline.
To override a non-HP print cartridge error message, press the
button.
HP fraud hotline
Call the HP fraud hotline (1-877-219-3183, toll-free in North America) when you install an HP
print cartridge and the printer message says the cartridge is non-HP. HP will help determine
if the product is genuine and take steps to resolve the problem.
Your print cartridge might not be a genuine HP print cartridge if you notice the following:
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You are experiencing a high number of problems with the print cartridge.
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The cartridge does not look like it usually does (for example, the orange pull tab is
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Print cartridge storage
Do not remove the print cartridge from its package until you are ready to use it.
CAUTION
To prevent damage to the print cartridge, do not expose it to light for more than a few
minutes.
Print cartridge life expectancy
The life of the print cartridge depends on usage patterns and the amount of toner that print
jobs require. An HP color print cartridge lasts an average of 8,000 pages and an HP black
print cartridge lasts an average of 9,000 pages when printing on letter or A4-size paper at 5
percent coverage for each print cartridge. Usage conditions and print patterns may cause
actual results to vary.
At any time, you can verify the life expectancy by checking the toner level, as described
below.
Checking the print cartridge life
You can check the print cartridge life using the printer control panel or HP Web Jetadmin
software.
Using the printer control panel
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight INFORMATION.
3. Press
to select INFORMATION.
4. Press
to highlight PRINT SUPPLIES STATUS PAGE.
5. Press
to print the supplies status page.
Using HP Web Jetadmin
In HP Web Jetadmin, select the printer device. The device status page shows print cartridge
information.
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Changing print cartridges
When a print cartridge approaches the end of its useful life, the control panel displays a
message recommending that you order a replacement. The printer can continue to print
using the current print cartridge until the control panel displays a message instructing you to
replace the cartridge.
The printer uses four colors and has a different print cartridge for each color: black (K),
magenta (M), cyan (C), and yellow (Y).
Replace a print cartridge when the printer control panel displays a REPLACE <COLOR>
CARTRIDGE message. The control panel display will also indicate the color that should be
replaced (if a genuine HP cartridge is currently installed).
CAUTION
If toner gets on clothing, wipe it off with a dry cloth and wash the clothes in cold water. Hot
water sets toner into fabric.
NOTE
For information about recycling used print cartridges, see HP Printing Supplies Returns and
Recycling Program Information, or visit the HP LaserJet Supplies website at
http://www.hp.com/go/recycle.
To replace the print cartridge
1. Lift the top cover of the printer.
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2. Pull down the front cover and transfer unit.
CAUTION
Do not place any item on the transfer unit while it is open. If the transfer unit is punctured,
print quality problems may result.
3. Remove the used print cartridge from the printer.
4. Remove the new print cartridge from the bag. Place the used print cartridge in the bag
for recycling.
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5. Grasp both sides of the cartridge and distribute the toner by gently rocking the cartridge
from side to side.
6. Remove the orange shipping lock from the new print cartridge. Discard the lock.
7. Remove the inside sealing tape by grasping the orange tab on the end of the new print
cartridge and pulling the tape completely out. Discard the tape.
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8. Align the print cartridge with the tracks inside the printer and insert the cartridge until it is
completely seated.
NOTE
If a cartridge is in the wrong slot, the control panel will display the message INCORRECT
<COLOR> CARTRIDGE.
9. Close the front cover and then close the top cover. After a short while, the control panel
should display Ready.
10. Installation is complete. Place the used print cartridge in the box in which the new
cartridge arrived. See the enclosed recycling guide for recycling instructions.
11. If you are using a non-HP print cartridge, check the control panel for further instructions.
For additional help, go to http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610.
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Replacing supplies
When you use genuine HP supplies, the printer automatically notifies you when supplies are
nearly depleted. The notification to order supplies allows ample time to order new supplies
before they need to be replaced.
Locating supplies
Supplies are identified by their labeling and their blue plastic handles.
The following figure illustrates the location of each supply item.
Supply item locations
1
2
3
fuser
print cartridges
transfer unit
Supply replacement guidelines
To facilitate the replacement of supplies, keep the following guidelines in mind when setting
up the printer.
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Sufficient space is required above and in the front of the printer for removing supplies.
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The printer should be located on a flat, sturdy surface.
For instructions on installing supplies, see the installation guides provided with each supply
item or see more information at http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610. When you connect,
select Solve a Problem.
CAUTION
Hewlett-Packard recommends the use of genuine HP products in this printer. Use of non-HP
products may cause problems requiring service that is not covered by the Hewlett-Packard
warranty or service agreements.
Making room around the printer for replacing supplies
The following illustration shows the clearance necessary in front of, above, and to the side of
the printer for replacing supplies.
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Supplies replacement clearance diagram
1
2
3
530 mm (20.9 inches)
1294 mm (50 inches)
804 mm (31.7 inches)
Approximate replacement intervals for supplies
The following table lists the estimated replacement intervals for supplies and the control
panel messages that prompt when to replace each item. Usage conditions and print patterns
may cause results to vary.
Item
Printer message
Page count
Approximate time
period2
Black cartridges
REPLACE BLACK
CARTRIDGE
9,000 pages1
3 months
Color cartridges
REPLACE <COLOR>
CARTRIDGE
8,000 pages1
2.7 months
Image Transfer kit
REPLACE
TRANSFER KIT
120,000 pages
41 months
Image Fuser kit
REPLACE FUSER KIT
150,000 pages
50 months
1
Approximate average A4-/letter-size page count based on 5 percent coverage of individual
colors.
2
Approximate life is based on 3,000 pages per month.
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Configuring alerts
You can use HP Web Jetadmin to configure the system to alert you of problems with the
printer. The alerts take the form of e-mail messages to the e-mail account or accounts that
you specify.
You can configure the following:
●
the printer(s) you want to monitor
●
what alerts are to be received (for example, alerts for paper jams, paper out, supplies
status, and cover open)
●
the e-mail account to which the alerts should be forwarded
Software
Information location
HP Web Jetadmin
See HP Web Jetadmin for general information
about HP Web Jetadmin.
See the HP Web Jetadmin Help system for
details on alerts and how to set them up.
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Problem solving
This chapter describes what to do if problems arise with your printer. The following topics are
covered:
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Basic troubleshooting checklist
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Factors affecting printer performance
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Troubleshooting information pages
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Control panel message types
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Control panel messages
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Paper jams
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Common causes of paper jams
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Clearing jams
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Media-handling problems
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Printer feeds multiple sheets
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Printer feeds incorrect page size
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Printer pulls from incorrect tray
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Media does not feed automatically
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Media does not feed from input Tray 2
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Transparencies or glossy paper will not feed
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Envelopes jam or will not feed in the printer
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Output is curled or wrinkled
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Printer response problems
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No display message
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Printer is on, but nothing prints
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Printer is on, but is not receiving data
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Unable to select the printer from the computer
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Printer control panel problems
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Control panel settings work incorrectly
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Incorrect printer output
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Incorrect fonts are printed
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Unable to print all characters in a symbol set
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Drifting text between printouts
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Erratic, missing characters or interrupted printout
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Partial printout
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Software application problems
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Unable to change system selections through software
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Unable to select a font from the software
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Unable to select colors from the software
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Color printing problems
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Printing black instead of color
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Incorrect shade
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Missing color
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Inconsistent colors after installing a print cartridge
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Printed colors do not match screen colors
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Basic troubleshooting checklist
If you are experiencing problems with the printer, this checklist may help identify the cause
of the problem.
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Is the printer connected to power?
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Is the printer in the Ready state?
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Are all necessary cables connected?
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Are any messages displayed on the control panel?
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Was a genuine HP supply installed?
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Were recently replaced print cartridges installed correctly? Was the pull tab on the
cartridge removed?
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Were recently installed supply items (image fuser kit, image transfer kit) installed
correctly?
●
Is the on/off switch in the on position?
If you cannot find solutions to printer problems in this guide, see http://www.hp.com/supplies/
lj4610.
For additional information on installation and setup of the printer, see the getting started
guide for this printer.
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Factors affecting printer performance
Several factors affect the time it takes to print a job. Among these is maximum printer speed,
measured in pages per minute (ppm). Other factors that affect printing speed include the use
of special media (such as transparencies, glossy media, heavy media, and custom-size
media), printer processing time, and download time.
The time required to download a print job from the computer and to process the job depends
on the following variables:
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the complexity and size of graphics
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the printer’s I/O configuration (network versus parallel)
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the speed of the computer you are using
●
the amount of printer memory installed
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the network operating system and configuration (if applicable)
●
printer personality (PCL or PostScript 3 emulation)
Adding additional printer memory might resolve memory problems, improve how the printer
handles complex graphics, and improve download times, but it will not increase maximum
printer speed (ppm rating).
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Troubleshooting information pages
From the printer control panel, you can print pages that can help diagnose printer problems.
The procedures for printing the following information pages are described here:
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paper path test page
●
registration page
●
event log
Paper path test page
The paper path test page is useful for testing the paper handling features of the printer. You
can define the paper path you want to test by selecting the source, destination, and other
options available on the printer.
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight DIAGNOSTICS.
3. Press
to select DIAGNOSTICS.
4. Press
to highlight PAPER PATH TEST.
5. Press
to select PAPER PATH TEST.
The message Performing... PAPER PATH TEST appears on the display until the printer
finishes the paper path test. The printer returns to the Ready state after printing the paper
path test page.
Registration page
The registration page prints a horizontal arrow and a vertical arrow that show how far from
center an image can be printed on the page. You can set registration values for a tray so
that an image on the back and front of a page is centered. Setting the registration also
allows edge-to-edge printing to be set to within approximately 2 mm (0.08 inch) of all edges
of the paper. Image placement varies slightly for each tray. Perform the registration
procedure for each tray.
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
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2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight PRINT QUALITY.
5. Press
to select PRINT QUALITY.
6. Press
to highlight SET REGISTRATION.
7. Press
to select SET REGISTRATION.
You can select a tray by specifying a SOURCE. The default SOURCE is Tray 2. To set the
registration for Tray 2, go to step 12. Otherwise, proceed to the next step.
8. Press
to highlight SOURCE.
9. Press
to select SOURCE.
10. Press
or
to highlight a tray.
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11. Press
to select the tray.
After selecting the tray, the printer control panel returns to the SET REGISTRATION
menu.
12. Press
to highlight PRINT TEST PAGE.
13. Press
to select PRINT TEST PAGE.
14. Follow the instructions on the printed page.
Event log
The event log lists the printer events, including printer jams, service errors, and other printer
conditions.
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight DIAGNOSTICS.
3. Press
to select DIAGNOSTICS.
4. Press
to highlight PRINT EVENT LOG.
5. Press
to select PRINT EVENT LOG.
The message Printing... EVENT LOG appears on the display until the printer finishes
printing the event log. The printer returns to the Ready state after printing the event log.
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Control panel message types
Control panel messages are divided into three types, depending on their severity.
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Status messages
●
Warning messages
●
Error messages
Within the error message category, some messages are ranked as Critical error messages.
This section explains the differences between the control panel message types.
Status messages
Status messages reflect the current state of the printer. They inform you of normal printer
operation and require no interaction to clear them. They change as the state of the printer
changes. Whenever the printer is ready, not busy, and has no pending warning messages,
the status message Ready is displayed if the printer is online.
Warning messages
Warning messages inform you of data and print errors. These messages typically alternate
with the Ready or Status messages and remain displayed until the button is pressed. If
CLEARABLE WARNINGS is set to JOB in the printer’s configuration menu, these
messages are cleared by the next print job.
Error messages
Error messages communicate that some action must be performed, such as adding paper or
clearing a paper jam.
Some error messages are auto-continuable; if AUTO CONTINUE=ON the printer will
continue normal operation after displaying an auto-continuable error message for 10 seconds.
NOTE
Any button pressed during the 10-second display of an auto-continuable error message will
override the auto-continue feature and the function of the button pressed will take
precedence. For example, pressing the MENU button will display the main menu.
Critical error messages
Critical error messages inform you of a device failure. Some of these messages can be
cleared by turning the printer off and then on. These messages are not affected by the
AUTO CONTINUE setting. If a critical error persists, service is required.
The following table lists and describes control panel messages, in alphabetical order.
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Control panel messages
Control panel messages
Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
10.X.X SUPPLY
The printer cannot read or write to at
least one print cartridge memory tag or
at least one memory tag is missing.
1.
Turn the printer off and then back on.
2.
Press
The following control panel messages
correspond to the color of the print
cartridge:
3.
If the error persists, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
1.
Press for detailed information
about clearing the jam.
2.
Press and
instructions.
3.
If the message persists after
clearing all pages, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
1.
Press for detailed information
about clearing the jam.
2.
Press and
instructions.
3.
If the message persists after
clearing all pages, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
1.
Press for detailed information
about clearing the jam.
2.
Press and
instructions.
3.
If the message persists after
clearing all pages, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
MEMORY ERROR
alternates with
For help press
The supplies gauge will display the
consumption levels of print
cartridges.
for more information.
10.00.00 = black print cartridge
10.00.01 = cyan print cartridge
10.00.02 = magenta print cartridge
10.00.03 = yellow print cartridge
13.12.00 JAM IN
There is a jam in the duplex path.
DUPLEX PATH
For help press
13.XX.Y2 MULTIPLE
There is a jam in the duplex path.
JAMS IN DUPLEX PATH
For help press
13.XX.Y2 MULTIPLE
There are multple jams in the paper path.
JAMS IN PAPER PATH
For help press
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to step through the
to step through the
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
13.XX.YY JAM IN
A page is jammed in the multi-purpose
tray.
1.
Press for detailed information
about clearing the jam.
2.
Press and
instructions.
3.
If the message persists after
clearing all pages, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
1.
Press for detailed information
about clearing the jam.
2.
Press and
instructions.
3.
If the message persists after
clearing all pages, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
1.
Press for detailed information
about clearing the jam.
2.
Press and
instructions.
3.
If the message persists after
clearing all pages, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
1.
Press for detailed information
about clearing the jam.
2.
Press and
instructions.
3.
If the message persists after
clearing all pages, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
1.
Press
PAPER PATH
Clear jam then
press
alternates with
13.XX.YY JAM IN
to step through the
PAPER PATH
For help press
13.XX.YY JAM IN
There is a jam in the media path.
PAPER PATH
For help press
13.XX.YY JAM IN
There is a jam in the top cover area.
TOP COVER AREA
For help press
13.XX.YY JAM IN
TRAY X
A page is jammed in Tray 2, Tray 3, Tray
4 or multiple trays.
For help press
20 INSUFFICIENT MEMORY
For help press
The printer has received more data from
the computer than fits in available
memory.
to step through the
to step through the
to step through the
to continue printing.
NOTE
alternates with
A loss of data will occur.
20 INSUFFICIENT MEMORY
2.
Reduce the complexity of the print
job to avoid this error in the future.
3.
Adding memory to the printer may
allow printing of more complex
pages.
To continue press
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Control panel messages (continued)
Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
22 EIO X
The printer’s EIO card in slot X has
overflowed its I/O buffer during a busy
state.
1.
BUFFER OVERFLOW
To continue press
22 PARALLEL I/O
BUFFER OVERFLOW
Press
to continue printing.
NOTE
A loss of data will occur.
The printer’s parallel buffer has
overflowed during a busy state.
2.
If the message persists, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
1.
Press
to resume printing.
NOTE
For help press
A loss of data will occur.
alternates with
2.
If the message persists, disconnect
the parallel cable at both ends and
reconnect.
3.
If the message still persists, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
1.
Press
22 PARALLEL I/O
BUFFER OVERFLOW
To continue press
22 SERIAL I/O
BUFFER OVERFLOW
The printer’s serial buffer has overflowed
during a busy state.
To continue press
22 USB I/O
BUFFER OVERFLOW
NOTE
A loss of data will occur.
The printer’s USB buffer has overflowed
during a busy state.
2.
If the message persists, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
1.
Press
TRANSMISSION
Loss of data will occur.
A serial data error (parity, framing, or
line overrun) has occurred while the
printer was receiving data.
To continue press
40 EIO X BAD
TRANSMISSION
To continue press
2.
If the message persists, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
1.
Press
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to continue printing.
NOTE
A loss of data will occur.
A connection with the card in EIO slot X
has been abnormally broken.
2.
If the message persists, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
1.
Press
to continue printing.
NOTE
A loss of data will occur.
2.
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to continue printing.
NOTE
To continue press
40 BAD SERIAL
to continue printing.
If the message persists, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
41.3 UNEXPECTED
Media is loaded that is longer or shorter
in the feed direction than the size
configured for the tray.
1.
SIZE IN TRAY X
For help press
If the incorrect size was selected,
cancel the job or press to access
help.
OR
alternates with
LOAD TRAY XX
2.
Press
3.
Press and
instructions.
1.
If the incorrect size was selected,
cancel the job or press to access
help.
[TYPE] [SIZE]
to select another tray.
to step through the
To use another
tray press
41.5 UNEXPECTED
TYPE IN TRAY X
The printer senses a different media
type in the media path than configured in
the tray.
For help press
OR
alternates with
LOAD TRAY XX
2.
Press
3.
Press and
instructions.
1.
Press to continue or press
more information.
2.
If the message persists, turn the
printer off and then back on.
3.
If the message still persists, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
1.
Turn the printer off and then back on.
2.
If the message persists, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
[TYPE] [SIZE]
to select another tray.
to step through the
To use another
tray press
41.X
A printer error has occurred.
PRINTER ERROR
X Description
For help press
1. Unknown misprint error
alternates with
2. Beam detect misprint error
41.X
3. Media feed error (type)
PRINTER ERROR
4. No VSYNC error
To continue press
5. Media feed error (type)
for
6. ETB detection error
7. Feed delay error
9. Noise VSREQ error
49.XXXX
PRINTER ERROR
To continue
A critical firmware error has occurred.
turn off then on
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Control panel messages (continued)
Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
50.X FUSER ERROR
A fuser error has occurred.
1.
Turn the printer off and then back on.
For help press
The following are specific fuser errors:
2.
If the message persists, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
1.
Turn the printer off and then back on.
2.
If the problem persists, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
50.1 - A low fuser temperature error has
occurred in the main thermistor.
50.2 - A fuser warm-up service error has
occurred.
50.3 - A high fuser temperature error has
occurred in the main thermistor.
50.4 - A faulty fuser error has occurred.
50.5 – Inconsistent fuser.
50.6 – Open fuser.
50.7 – Fuser pressure release
mechanism failure.
50.8 - A low fuser temperature error has
occurred in the sub-thermistor.
50.9 - A high fuser temperature error has
occurred in the sub-thermistor.
These errors may be due to an
inadequate power supply, inadequate
line voltage, or a problem with the fuser.
51.2Y
PRINTER ERROR
For help press
alternates with
The values of Y are:
Y Description
0 - Black/no color
51.2Y
PRINTER ERROR
To continue
turn off then on
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laser error has occured.
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2 - Magenta
3 - Yellow
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
53.XY.ZZ CHECK RAM
An error occurred on some memory of
the printer.
If prompted to do so, press to
continue. The printer should come to the
Ready state, but will not make full use of
all memory installed.
DIMM SLOT X
Values of X, Y, and ZZ are:
X Device Location
1 Slot 1
Otherwise:
1.
Turn the printer off.
2.
Verify that all DDR SDRAM meets
specifications and is correctly seated.
1 Bank number 1
3.
Turn the printer on.
2 Bank number 2
4.
If the problem persists, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
1.
Turn the printer off and then back on.
2.
If the problem persists, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
1.
Turn the printer off and then back on.
2.
If the problem persists, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
2 Slot 2
Y Bank Number
3 Bank number 3
4 Bank number 4
ZZ Error Number
01 Unsupported memory
02 Unrecognized memory
03 Under minimum memory limit
04 Exceeded maximum memory limit
05 Failed RAM test
54.X PRINTER
ERROR
To continue
turn off then on
Printing cannot continue. There is a
toner remaining sensor malfunction.
Values of X are:
15 - Yellow
16 - Magenta
17 - Cyan
18 - Black
54.XX PRINTER
ERROR
To continue
turn off then on
01 - Printing cannot continue. The
humidity environmental sensor is
abnormal.
02 – Rotary motor abnormality.
05 – OHT sensor/media sensor.
06 – Density sensor.
55.0X.YY DC
A printer command error has occurred.
1.
Turn the printer off and then back on.
CONTROLLER ERROR
X Description
2.
For help press
00 – Communication error
If the problem persists, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
alternates with
01 – DC controller memory error
55.0X.YY
02 – Outgoing parity error
PRINTER ERROR
03 – No engine response
To continue
04 – Communication timeout
turn off then on
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Control panel messages (continued)
Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
56.XX
A printer error has occurred.
1.
Turn the printer off and then back on.
PRINTER ERROR
XX Description
2.
To continue
01 – Illegal input
If the problem persists, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
turn off then on
02 – Illegal output
57.0X
A printer fan error has occurred.
1.
Turn the printer off and then back on.
2.
If the problem persists, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
PRINTER ERROR
To continue
turn off then on
58.0X
A memory tag error was detected.
1.
Turn the printer off and then back on.
PRINTER ERROR
X Description
2.
For help press
01 – Blank
If the problem persists, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
alternates with
02 – Air temp sensor
58.0X
03 – CPU
PRINTER ERROR
04 – Power supply
To continue
turn off then on
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
59.XY
A printer motor error has occurred.
1.
Turn the printer off and then back on.
PRINTER ERROR
A startup error occurs when the rotation
of the motor does not reach the specified
speed.
2.
If the problem persists, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
For help press
alternates with
59.XY
PRINTER ERROR
To continue
turn off then on
A rotation error occurs when the number
of rotations (speed) runs out of the
specified range.
Note: This message might also
appear if the transfer unit is missing
or incorrectly installed. Ensure that
the transfer unit is correctly installed.
X Description
0 for motor error
1 for motor startup error
2 for motor rotation error
3 for fuser motor startup error
4 for fuser motor rotation error
5 for image drum motor startup error
6 for image drum motor rotation error
7 for developer motor startup error
8 for developer motor rotation error
9 for ETB/ITB motor startup error or
missing fuser
9 for T2 clutch error
A for ETB/ITB motor rotation error
B for developer alienation motor startup
error
C for developer alienation rotation
startup error (bi-abnormality of developer
alienation motor)
D for registration motor starting error
E for registration motor rotation error
Y Description
0 for black/no color
1 for Cyan
2 for magenta
3 for yellow
9 for T2 clutch error
62 NO SYSTEM
To continue
turn off then on
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No system was found.
1.
Turn the printer off and then back on.
2.
If the problem persists, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
68.X PERMANENT
1.
Press
2.
For help press
A non-volatile storage device is full.
Pressing the button should clear the
message. Printing can continue, but
there may be unexpected behavior.
For 68.0 errors, turn the printer off
and then back on.
alternates with
X Description
3.
If a 68.0 error persists, contact
HP Support.
68.X PERMANENT
0 for onboard NVRAM
4.
STORAGE FULL
1 for removable disk (flash or hard)
For 68.1 errors, use the HP Web
Jetadmin software to delete files
from the disk drive.
5.
For 68.1 errors that persist, contact
HP Support.
1.
Press
2.
If the message persists, turn the
printer off and then back on.
3.
If the problem persists, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
1.
Press
2.
If the message persists, turn the
printer off and then back on.
3.
If the problem persists, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
1.
Turn the printer off and then back on.
2.
If the problem persists, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
1.
Turn the printer off and then back on.
2.
If the problem persists, contact
HP Support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
STORAGE FULL
To continue press
68.X PERMANENT
STORAGE WRITE FAIL
To continue press
A non-volatile storage device is full.
Pressing the button should clear the
message. Printing can continue, but
there may be unexpected behavior.
X Description
0 for onboard NVRAM
to continue.
to continue.
1 for removable disk (flash or hard)
68.X STORAGE ERROR
SETTINGS CHANGED
For help press
alternates with
One or more printer settings saved in the
non-volatile storage device is invalid and
has been reset to its factory default.
Pressing the button should clear the
message. Printing can continue, but
there may be unexpected behavior.
68.X STORAGE ERROR
to continue.
SETTINGS CHANGED
To continue press
79.XXXX
A critical hardware error has occurred.
PRINTER ERROR
To continue
turn off then on
8X.YYYY
EIO X ERROR
The EIO accessory card in slot X has
encountered a critical error.
X Description
1: error in slot 1
2: error in slot 2
Access Denied
MENUS LOCKED
Calibrating...
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An attempt has been made to modify a
menu item while the control panel
security mechanism is enabled by the
printer administrator. The message will
disappear shortly, and the printer will
return to Ready or BUSY state.
Contact the printer administrator to
change settings.
The printer is calibrating.
No action necessary.
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
Canceling...
The printer is in the process of canceling
a job. The message will continue to be
displayed while the job is stopped, the
paper path flushed, and any remaining
incoming data on the active data
channel is received and discarded.
No action necessary.
CARD SLOT X NOT
The flash card in slot X is not working
correctly.
1.
Turn the printer off.
2.
Remove the card from the slot
indicated and replace with a new
card.
Checking paper path
The engine is turning its rollers to check
for possible paper jams.
No action necessary.
Checking printer
The engine is doing an internal test.
No action necessary.
CHOSEN PERSONALITY
PJL encountered a request for a
personality that did not exist in the
printer. The job is aborted and no pages
will be printed.
1.
Press
2.
Press and
instructions.
3.
Reprint using the correct driver for
the device.
FUNCTIONAL
NOT AVAILABLE
To continue press
alternates with
for detailed information.
to step through the
CHOSEN PERSONALITY
NOT AVAILABLE
For help press
Clearing event log
This message is displayed while the
event log is cleared. The printer will exit
the MENUS once the event log has been
cleared.
No action necessary.
Clearing paper path
The printer jammed or detected
misplaced paper when turned on. The
printer is attempting to eject jammed
pages automatically.
No action necessary.
CLOSE FRONT COVERS
The covers need to be closed.
Close front covers.
For help press
NOTE
This message might also appear if the
fuser is missing or incorrectly installed.
Ensure that the fuser is correctly installed.
DATA RECEIVED
To print last page press
alternates with
The printer received data and is waiting
for a form feed. When the printer
receives another file, the message
should disappear.
Press
to continue printing.
The printer is currently deleting the
stored job.
No action necessary.
Ready
To print last page press
Deleting...
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
DETECTABLE SIZE
The printer receives a print job for
standard size media, but the tray switch
is set to CUSTOM
1.
Press to see step-by-step
information. Size specified is a
standard size.
For help press
2.
Move switch in tray to STANDARD
alternates with
3.
Confirm guieds are in the correct
position.
4.
To exit, press .
IN TRAY X
DETECTABLE SIZE
Recommend move switch to
STANDARD
Event Log Empty
SHOW EVENT LOG was selected from
the control panel, and the event log is
empty.
No action necessary.
FLASH DEVICE
A device failure has occurred on the
specified drive. Printing may continue for
jobs that do not require the Flash DIMM.
1.
To clear the message, press the
key.
2.
Turn the printer back on.
3.
If the message still persists, replace
the Flash DIMM.
1.
To clear the message, press the
key.
2.
If the message persists, turn the
printer off and then back on.
3.
If the message reappears, there
may be a problem with the software
application.
1.
Use HP Web Jetadmin software to
delete files from the Flash Memory
and try again.
2.
To clear the message, press the
key.
3.
If the message persists, turn the
printer off and then back on.
1.
To enable writing to the Flash
Memory, turn off write protection,
using HP Web Jetadmin.
2.
To clear the message, press the
key.
3.
If the message persists, turn the
printer off and then back on.
FAILURE
To clear press
alternates with
Ready
FLASH FILE
OPERATION FAILED
To clear press
alternates with
The printer received a PJL file system
command that attempted to perform an
illogical operation (for example, to
download a file to a non-existent
directory).
Ready
FLASH FILE
SYSTEM IS FULL
To clear press
alternates with
The printer received a PJL file system
command that attempted to store
something on the file system but was
unsuccessful because the file system is
full.
Ready
FLASH IS
WRITE PROTECTED
The file system device is protected and
no new files can be written to it.
To clear press
alternates with
Ready
Genuine HP supplies installed
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A new HP cartridge has been installed.
The printer returns to the Ready state
after approximately 10 seconds.
No action necessary.
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
If no paper in tray:
A job was sent that specified MANUAL
FEED and Tray 1 is empty.
Load Tray 1 with the specified media.
Manually Feed
<TYPE> <SIZE>
OR
To use media from another tray, press
and select the tray from the list.
For help press
alternates with
Manually Feed
<TYPE> <SIZE>
To use another
tray press
INCORRECT <COLOR>
CARTRIDGE
A cartridge is installed in the wrong slot
and the cover is closed.
1.
Open the top cover and image
transfer unit.
alternates with
CAUTION
For help press
The image transfer unit can be easily
damaged.
The supplies gauge will display the
consumption levels of print
cartridges.
2.
Remove the incorrect print cartridge.
3.
Install the correct print cartridge.
4.
Close the front cover.
Incorrect PIN
The wrong PIN was entered. After three
incorrect PIN entries, the printer will
return to Ready
Re-enter PIN correctly.
INCORRECT SUPPLIES
At least one supply item is incorrectly
positioned in the printer and another
supply item is missing, incorrectly
placed, out, or low.
1.
Press to access the SUPPLIES
STATUS menu.
2.
Press and to highlight the
specific supply that has a problem.
3.
Press
4.
Press and
instructions.
For status press
The supplies gauge will display the
consumption levels of print
cartridges.
Initializing
to view help for the supply.
to step through the
Displayed when the printer is turned on
to show that permanent storage is being
initialized.
No action necessary.
Initializing...
This message is displayed when the
printer is turned on, as soon as the
individual tasks begin initialization.
No action necessary.
INSERT OR CLOSE
Tray XX must be inserted or closed
before the current job can be printed.
Close the tray indicated.
permanent storage
TRAY X
For help press
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
INSTALL <COLOR>
The cartridge is either not installed or not
correctly installed in the printer.
1.
CARTRIDGE
Open the top cover and image
transfer unit.
alternates with
CAUTION
For help press
The image transfer unit can be easily
damaged.
The supplies gauge will display the
consumption levels of print
cartridges.
INSTALL SUPPLIES
For status press
The supplies gauge will display the
consumption levels of print
cartridges.
INSUFFICIENT MEMORY
TO LOAD FONTS/DATA
For help press
alternates with
Device
To continue press
LOAD TRAY 1:
<TYPE> <SIZE>
At least one supply item is missing or is
not correctly seated in the printer and
another supply item is missing,
incorrectly placed, out, or low. Insert the
supply item or make sure the installed
supply item is fully seated.
The device does not have enough
memory to load the data, such as fonts
or macros from the location specified.
Device can be one of the following:
2.
Insert the print cartridge and make
sure that it is fully seated.
3.
Close the front cover.
4.
If the error persists, contact HP
support at http://www.hp.com/
support/clj4610.
1.
Press to access the SUPPLIES
STATUS menu.
2.
Press and to highlight the
specific supply that has a problem.
3.
Press
4.
Press and
instructions.
1.
To use the device without the data,
press .
2.
To solve the problem, add more
memory to the device. DDR
SDRAM Memory: 128MB, (Q2630A)
or 256MB (Q2631A).
1.
If the correct paper is loaded, press
.
2.
Otherwise, remove the incorrect
paper and load Tray 1 with the
specified paper.
3.
Confirm that the media guides are in
the correct position.
4.
Verify that the tray switch is in the
correct position.
5.
To use another tray, remove paper
from Tray 1 and then press .
1.
Load the paper tray with the
specified media.
2.
Confirm that the media guides are in
the correct position.
3.
Verify that the tray switch is in the
correct position.
INTERNAL = ROM directly on the
formatter board
DIMMS
Tray 1 is loaded and configured for a
type and size other than the one
specified in the job.
alternates with
LOAD TRAY 1:
<TYPE> <SIZE>
To continue press
[TYPE] [SIZE]
For help press
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to step through the
CARD SLOT X = font card in slot X
For help press
LOAD TRAY XX
to view help for the supply.
Tray XX is either empty or configured for
a type and size other than specified in
the job. No other tray is available.
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
LOAD TRAY XX
Tray XX is either empty or configured for
a type and size other than specified in
the job.
1.
Load the paper tray with the
specified media.
2.
Confirm that the media guides are in
the correct position.
3.
Verify that the tray switch is in the
correct position.
4.
To use another tray, press .
1.
Load the paper tray with the
specified media.
2.
Confirm that the media guides are in
the correct position.
3.
Verify that the tray switch is in the
custom position.
1.
Load the paper tray with the
specified media.
2.
Confirm that the media guides are in
the correct position.
3.
Verify that the tray switch is in the
custom position.
4.
To use another tray, press .
1.
Load the paper tray with the
specified media.
2.
Confirm that the media guides are in
the correct position.
3.
Verify that the tray switch is in the
STANDARD position so the printer
will automatically detect the size.
1.
Load the paper tray with the
specified media.
2.
Confirm that the media guides are in
the correct position.
3.
Verify that the tray switch is in the
STANDARD position so the printer
will automatically detect the size.
[TYPE] [SIZE]
For help press
alternates with
LOAD TRAY XX
[TYPE] [SIZE]
To use another tray press
LOAD TRAY XX
LOAD TRAY XX
Tray XX is either empty or configured for
a type and size other than specified in
the job. Tray XX is either empty or
configured for a type and size other than
specified in the job. The size specified in
the job requires that the tray switch be in
the custom position.
[TYPE] [SIZE]
No other tray is available.
[TYPE] [SIZE]
Move tray switch to CUSTOM.
alternates with
For help press
LOAD TRAY XX
[TYPE] [SIZE]
Move tray switch to CUSTOM.
alternates with
Tray XX is either empty or configured for
a type and size other than specified in
the job. The size specified in the job
requires that the tray switch be in the
custom position.
LOAD TRAY XX
[TYPE] [SIZE]
To use another tray press
LOAD TRAY XX
[TYPE] [SIZE]
Recommend move tray switch to
STANDARD. Then close tray
Tray XX is either empty or configured for
a type and size other than specified in
the job. The size specified in the job is a
detectable size.
No other tray is available.
alternates with
LOAD TRAY XX
[TYPE] [SIZE]
For help press
LOAD TRAY XX
[TYPE] [SIZE]
Recommend move tray switch to
STANDARD. Then close tray
alternates with
LOAD TRAY XX
Tray XX is either empty or configured for
a type and size other than specified in
the job. The size specified in the job is a
detectable size.
[TYPE] [SIZE]
To use another tray press
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
Loading
Programs and fonts can be stored on the
printer’s file system and are loaded into
RAM when the printer is turned on. The
number XX specifies a sequence
number indicating the current program
being loaded.
No action necessary. Do not turn the
printer off.
The even-numbered pages of a manual
two-sided document have been printed
and the printer is waiting for the output
stack to be inserted for the oddnumbered pages to be printed.
Follow the instructions on the Print on
Both Sides instruction dialog box at the
computer.
program X
DO NOT POWER OFF
MANUALLY FEED
OUTPUT STACK
OR
Press
Manually Feed
<TYPE> <SIZE>
For help press
Manually Feed
<TYPE> <SIZE>
A job was sent specifying MANUAL
FEED and Tray 1 is empty.
for help at the printer.
Load Tray 1 with the specified media.
No other tray is available.
A job was sent that specified Manually
Feed. Tray 1 is already loaded.
Load Tray 1 with the specified media.
OR
If the corrected paper is loaded in Tray
1, press to print.
For help press
alternates with
To use media from another tray, clear
the media from Tray 1, and then press .
Manually Feed
<TYPE> <SIZE>
To continue press
Moving solenoid
The printer is executing a Component
Test and the component selected is a
solenoid.
No action necessary.
NO STORED JOBS
This message is displayed when the
user enters the RETRIEVE JOB menu
and there are no jobs to retrieve.
No action necessary.
NON HP SUPPLY
A new cartridge has been installed that
is not made by HP. This message is
displayed until an HP cartridge is
installed or the button is pressed.
If you believe you purchased an HP
cartridge, please call the HP fraud
hotline at (1-877-219-3183, toll-free in
North America).
To exit press
STOP KEY
DETECTED
The supplies gauge will display the
consumption levels of print
cartridges.
CAUTION
Any printer repair required as a result of
using non-HP cartridges is not covered
under HP warranty.
To continue printing, press .
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
NON HP SUPPLY
The printer has detected that a non-HP
print cartridge is currently installed.
If you believe you purchased an HP
cartridge, please call the HP fraud hotline.
IN USE
alternates with
CAUTION
Ready
Any printer repair required as a result of
using non-HP cartridges is not covered
under HP warranty.
The supplies gauge will display the
consumption levels of print
cartridges, but the level of any
refilled cartridge will not be shown.
ORDER <COLOR>
CARTRIDGE
The supplies gauge will display the
consumption levels of print
cartridges.
alternates with
Ready
The identified print cartridge is nearing
the end of its useful life. The printer is
ready and will continue for the estimated
number of pages indicated. Estimated
pages remaining is based upon the
historical page coverage of this printer.
1.
Press to view help for the
message.
2.
Obtain the part number for the print
cartridge indicated.
3.
Order a print cartridge
1.
Press to view help for the
message.
2.
Obtain the part number for the fuser
kit.
3.
Order the fuser kit.
Printing will continue until a supply
needs to be replaced.
The supplies gauge will display the
consumption levels of print
cartridges.
ORDER FUSER KIT
LESS THAN XXX PAGES
For help press
alternates with
The fuser is near end of life. The printer
is ready and will continue for the
estimated number of pages indicated.
Printing will continue until a supply
needs to be replaced.
Ready
ORDER SUPPLIES
More than one supply item is low.
1.
Press MENU to access the menus.
alternates with
Printing will continue until a supply
needs to be replaced.
2.
Press or to highlight
INFORMATION, and then press .
3.
Press or to highlight
SUPPLIES STATUS, and then
press .
4.
Press or to highlight a supply
that needs to be ordered.
5.
Press to access help for the
supply.
6.
Obtain a part number from help.
7.
Order the supply.
8.
Repeat the previous steps as
necessary for each supply that
needs to be ordered.
Ready
For help press
The supplies gauge will display the
consumption levels of print
cartridges.
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
ORDER TRANSFER KIT
The transfer unit is near end of life.
1.
LESS THAN XXX PAGES
Printing can continue until transfer unit
life ends.
Press to view help for the
message.
2.
Obtain the transfer kit part number
from help.
3.
Order the transfer kit.
For help press
alternates with
Ready
Output Bin Full
The output bin is full and must be
emptied for printing to continue.
Remove media from the output bin.
The printer is paused, and there are no
error messages pending at the display.
The I/O continues receiving data until
memory is full.
Press the STOP key.
The printer is performing a Print/Stop
Test.
No action necessary.
A firmware upgrade is in process.
Do not turn the printer off until the printer
returns to Ready.
The printer is performing a Paper Path
Test.
No action necessary.
Please wait
The printer is in the process of clearing
data.
No action necessary.
Powersave on
The printer is in the power save mode.
Any button press, an error condition, or
the receipt of printable data may clear
this message.
No action necessary.
PRINTING STOPPED
This message is displayed when a Print/
Stop Test is run and time expires.
Press
This message displays while the printer
CMYK samples page is being generated.
No action necessary.
The printer is generating the
configuration page. The printer will
return to the online Ready state when
the page is completed.
No action necessary.
Remove all paper
from bin
Paused
To return to Ready
press RESUME key
Performing
PRINT/STOP TEST
Performing
upgrade
Performing...
PAPER PATH TEST
To continue press
Printing...
CMYK Samples
Printing...
CONFIGURATION
Printing...
DEMO PAGE
Printing...
Event Log
Printing...
FILE DIRECTORY
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to continue printing.
The printer is generating the demo page. No action necessary.
The printer will return to the online
Ready state when the page is completed.
The printer is generating the event log
No action necessary.
page. The printer will return to the online
Ready state when the page is completed.
The printer is generating the mass
storage directory page. The printer will
return to the Ready state when the page
is completed.
No action necessary.
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
Printing...
The printer is generating either the PCL
or PS personality typeface list. The
printer will return to the Ready state
when the page is completed.
No action necessary.
FONT LIST
Printing...
MENU MAP
Printing...
PQ TROUBLESHOOTING
Printing...
REGISTRATION PAGE
Printing...
RGB Samples
Printing...
SUPPLIES STATUS
Printing...
Usage Page
The printer is generating the printer
No action necessary.
menu map. The printer will return to the
Ready state when the page is completed.
The printer is generating the print quality
troubleshooting pages. The printer will
return to the Ready state when the
pages are printed.
Follow the instructions on the printed
pages.
The printer is generating the registration
page. The printer will return to the SET
REGISTRATION menu when the page
is completed.
Follow the instructions on the printed
pages.
This message displays while the printer
RGB samples page is being generated.
No action necessary.
The printer is generating the supplies
status page. The printer will return to the
online Ready state when the page is
completed.
No action necessary.
The printer is generating the usage
No action necessary.
page. The printer will return to the online
Ready state when the page is completed.
Processing...
The printer is currently processing a job
but is not yet picking pages. When paper
motion begins, this message will be
replaced by a message that indicates
which tray the job is being printed from.
No action necessary.
Processing...
The printer is currently processing or
printing collated copies. The message
indicates that copy X of Y total copies is
currently being processed.
No action necessary.
The printer is actively processing a job
from the designated tray.
No action necessary.
The printer is online and ready for data.
No status or device attendance
messages are pending at the display.
No action necessary.
The printer is in a special diagnostics
mode.
Press the STOP key to exit the special
diagnostics mode.
copy <X> of <Y>
Processing...
from tray xx
Ready
The supplies gauge will display the
consumption levels of print
cartridges.
Ready
Diagnostics mode
OR
To exit press STOP KEY
No action is necessary.
Receiving
upgrade
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A firmware upgrade is in progress.
Do not turn the printer off until the printer
returns to Ready.
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
REMOVE ALL
The printer is executing a Component
Test and the component selected is Belt
Only.
Remove all print cartridges.
The printer is executing a Disable
Cartridge Check or Component Test
where the component selected is
Cartridge Motor.
Remove one print cartridge.
The identified print cartridge has
reached the end of life and the COLOR
SUPPLY OUT setting in SYSTEM
SETUP is set to STOP. Printing will not
continue until the cartridge is replaced.
1.
PRINT CARTRIDGES
To exit press STOP KEY
Remove at least one
print cartridge.
To exit press STOP KEY
REPLACE <COLOR>
CARTRIDGE
The supplies gauge will display the
consumption levels of print
cartridges.
Open the top cover and image
transfer unit.
CAUTION
The image transfer unit can be easily
damaged.
alternates with
2.
Remove the identified print cartridge.
For help press
3.
Install a new print cartridge.
The supplies gauge will display the
consumption levels of print
cartridges.
4.
Close the top and front covers.
1.
Order the identified print cartridge.
2.
To continue printing, press .
3.
To replace the cartridge, perform
the following steps:
REPLACE <COLOR>
CARTRIDGE
The supplies gauge will display the
consumption levels of print
cartridges.
The identified print cartridge is nearing
the end of its useful life and the
SUPPLIES LOW setting in SYSTEM
SETUP is set to STOP.
●
alternates with
Open the top cover and image
transfer unit.
To continue press
CAUTION
The supplies gauge will display the
consumption levels of print
cartridges.
The image transfer unit can be
easily damaged.
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●
Remove the identified print
cartridge.
●
Install a new print cartridge.
●
Close the top and front covers.
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
REPLACE FUSER KIT
The fuser kit has reached the end of its
life. Printing will not continue until the
fuser has been replaced.
1.
Open the top cover.
2.
Loosen the blue thumb screws.
3.
Remove the old fuser unit.
4.
Install a new fuser unit and secure
with thumb screws.
5.
Close the top cover.
For help press
NOTE
If you want to continue printing past the
end-of-life message, the fuser kit count
must be reset using the printer control
panel. Please note that the end-of-life
message is provided as a customer
service, and printing past it is likely to
result in print quality degradation in the
near future. Once the fuser kit count has
been reset after an end-of-life message,
feedback on the kit's remaining life will
be incorrect until the kit is replaced and
the count is reset again.
To reset the fuser count
1.
Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2.
Press and to highlight
CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3.
Press to select CONFIGURE
DEVICE.
4.
Press
and
5.
Press
to select RESETS.
6.
Press and
SUPPLIES.
7.
Press
8.
Press and
FUSER KIT.
9.
Press
to highlight RESETS.
to highlight RESET
to select RESET SUPPLIES.
to highlight NEW
to select NEW FUSER KIT.
10. Press
and
11. Press
to select YES.
to highlight YES.
The fuser count is reset and the printer
is ready to use.
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Control panel messages (continued)
Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
REPLACE FUSER KIT
The fuser is nearing the end of its useful
life and the SUPPLIES LOW setting in
SYSTEM SETUP is set to STOP.
1.
Order the fuser kit.
2.
To continue printing, press .
3.
To replace the fuser kit, perform the
following steps:
For help press
alternates with
REPLACE FUSER KIT
To continue press
●
Open the top cover.
●
Loosen the blue thumb screws.
●
Remove the old fuser unit.
●
Install a new fuser unit and
secure with thumb screws.
●
Close the top cover.
NOTE
If you want to continue printing past the
end-of-life message, the fuser kit count
must be reset using the printer control
panel. Please note that the end-of-life
message is provided as a customer
service, and printing past it is likely to
result in print quality degradation in the
near future. Once the fuser kit count has
been reset after an end-of-life message,
feedback on the kit's remaining life will
be incorrect until the kit is replaced and
the count is reset again.
To reset the fuser count
1.
Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2.
Press and to highlight
CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3.
Press to select CONFIGURE
DEVICE.
4.
Press
and
5.
Press
to select RESETS.
6.
Press and
SUPPLIES.
7.
Press
8.
Press and
FUSER KIT.
9.
Press
to highlight RESETS.
to highlight RESET
to select RESET SUPPLIES.
to highlight NEW
to select NEW FUSER KIT.
10. Press
and
11. Press
to select YES.
to highlight YES.
The fuser count is reset and the printer
is ready to use.
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Control panel messages (continued)
Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
REPLACE SUPPLIES
Multiple supplies are at the end of their
useful life. If the supplies affected are
cartridges only, printing has stopped
because the COLOR SUPPLY OUT
setting in SYSTEM SETUP is set to
STOP. If the fuser or transfer kit is
affected, then printing always stops.
1.
Press to access the SUPPLIES
STATUS menu.
2.
Press and to highlight the
specific supply that has a problem.
3.
Press
4.
Press and
instructions.
For status press
The supplies gauge will display the
consumption levels of print
cartridges.
REPLACE SUPPLIES
To continue press
The supplies gauge will display the
consumption levels of print
cartridges.
REPLACE SUPPLIES
Using black only
The supplies gauge will display the
consumption levels of print
cartridges.
Multiple supplies are at the end of their
1.
useful life and the SUPPLIES LOW
setting in SYSTEM SETUP is set to STOP.
2.
At least one color cartridge is at the end
of its useful life and the COLOR
SUPPLY OUT setting in SYSTEM
SETUP is set to AUTOCONTINUE
BLACK. Printing will continue using
black toner only.
to view help for the supply.
to step through the
Press to access the SUPPLIES
STATUS menu.
Press and to highlight the
specific supply that has a problem.
3.
Press
4.
Press and
instructions.
to view help for the supply.
to step through the
Press to identify which supplies should
be replaced. Replace identified supplies
to continue printing in color.
alternates with
Ready
For help press
The supplies gauge will display the
consumption levels of print
cartridges.
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Control panel messages (continued)
Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
REPLACE TRANSFER KIT
The transfer unit is at end of life. Printing
will not continue until the transfer kit has
been replaced.
1.
Open the top and front cover.
2.
Remove the old unit by pressing the
blue buttons on either side of the unit.
3.
Slide the old unit out of the printer.
4.
Install a new transfer unit.
5.
Close the front and top covers.
For help press
NOTE
If the old transfer unit was not at end-oflife when it was replaced (for example, if
it was damaged), or if you want to
continue printing past the end-of-life
message, the transfer unit count must be
reset using the printer control panel.
Please note that the end-of-life message
is provided as a customer service, and
printing past it is likely to result in print
quality degradation in the near future.
Once the transfer kit count has been
reset after an end-of-life message,
feedback on the kit's remaining life will
be incorrect until the kit is replaced and
the count is reset again.
To reset the transfer unit count
1.
Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2.
Press and to highlight
CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3.
Press to select CONFIGURE
DEVICE.
4.
Press
and
5.
Press
to select RESETS.
6.
Press and
SUPPLIES.
7.
Press
8.
Press and to highlight NEW
TRANSFER KIT.
9.
Press
KIT.
to highlight RESETS.
to highlight RESET
to select RESET SUPPLIES.
to select NEW TRANSFER
10. Press
and
to highlight YES.
11. Press
to select YES.
The transfer unit count is reset and the
printer is ready to use.
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Control panel messages (continued)
Control panel message
Description
REPLACE TRANSFER KIT
The transfer unit is nearing the end of its 1.
useful life and the SUPPLIES LOW
2.
setting in SYSTEM SETUP is set to STOP.
3.
For help press
alternates with
REPLACE TRANSFER KIT
To continue press
Recommended action
Order the transfer kit.
To continue printing, press .
To replace the transfer kit, perform
the following steps:
●
Open the top and front cover.
●
Remove the old unit by
pressing the blue buttons on
either side of the unit.
●
Slide the old unit out of the
printer.
●
Install a new transfer unit.
●
Close the front and top covers.
NOTE
If the old transfer unit was not at end-oflife when it was replaced (for example, if
it was damaged), or if you want to
continue printing past the end-of-life
message, the transfer unit count must be
reset using the printer control panel.
Please note that the end-of-life message
is provided as a customer service, and
printing past it is likely to result in print
quality degradation in the near future.
Once the transfer kit count has been
reset after an end-of-life message,
feedback on the kit's remaining life will
be incorrect until the kit is replaced and
the count is reset again.
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Control panel messages (continued)
Control panel message
Description
REPLACE TRANSFER KIT
The transfer unit is nearing the end of its Continued
useful life and the SUPPLIES LOW
To reset the transfer unit count
setting in SYSTEM SETUP is set to STOP.
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
For help press
alternates with
REPLACE TRANSFER KIT
Recommended action
2.
Press and to highlight
CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3.
Press to select CONFIGURE
DEVICE.
4.
Press
and
5.
Press
to select RESETS.
6.
Press and
SUPPLIES.
7.
Press
8.
Press and to highlight NEW
TRANSFER KIT.
9.
Press
KIT.
To continue press
to highlight RESETS.
to highlight RESET
to select RESET SUPPLIES.
to select NEW TRANSFER
10. Press
and
to highlight YES.
11. Press
to select YES.
The transfer unit count is reset and the
printer is ready to use.
Request accepted
The printer has accepted a request to
print an internal page, but the current job
must finish printing before the internal
page will print.
No action necessary.
The firmware upgrade was not
completed successfully.
Attempt upgrade again.
Resetting Kit Count
YES is selected in the Reset Supplies
menu, to reset the counts for any of the
supplies that cannot be detected as new.
No action necessary.
Restoring...
The printer is restoring settings.
No action necessary.
Restoring...
The printer is restoring factory settings.
No action necessary.
A component test is in progress; the
component selected is the <color>
Cartridge motor.
Press STOP when ready to stop this test.
The printer is executing a Component
Test and the component selected is a
motor.
Press STOP when ready to stop this test.
A menu selection has been saved.
No action necessary.
please wait
Resend
upgrade
factory settings
Rotating <COLOR>
motor
To exit press
STOP key
Rotating motor
To exit press
STOP key
Setting saved
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Control panel messages (continued)
Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
SIZE MISMATCH
The tray is loaded with media longer or
shorter in the feed direction than the size
configured for the tray.
1.
Adjust the side and rear media
guides against the paper.
2.
If the media used is letter, A4,
executive, JIS B5, A5, or legal, the
tray switch should be set to
STANDARD. Set the tray switch to
CUSTOM for all other media sizes.
The tray switch must be set before
the size can be selected from the
control panel.
3.
If necessary, press after the tray
is closed to reset the paper size or
type.
1.
If the configuration of the size and
type is correct, press to clear the
message.
2.
To change media size or type, press
.
TRAY XX=[SIZE]
For help press
alternates with
Ready
Tray X
[TYPE] [SIZE]
The printer is reporting the current
configuration of tray X. The tray switch is
in the STANDARD position.
Size detected by tray
alternates with
Use and to highlight the size or
type, and then press to select.
Tray X
[TYPE] [SIZE]
To change size or type
3.
If action is required to change the
size, a message with instructions
will appear after the selection is
attempted.
1.
If the configuration of the size and
type is correct, press to clear the
message.
2.
To change media size or type, press
.
press
Tray X
[TYPE] [SIZE]
The printer is reporting the current
configuration of tray X. The tray switch is
in the CUSTOM position.
Size specified by user
alternates with
Use and to highlight the size or
type, and then press to select.
TRAY XX [TYPE] [SIZE]
To change size or type
press
TRAY X EMPTY
[TYPE] [SIZE]
3.
If action is required to change the
size, a message with instructions
will appear after the selection is
attempted.
4.
See Configuring input trays for more
details.
The specified tray is empty and the
current job does not currently need this
tray to print.
Refill the tray at a convenient time.
The specified tray is open or not closed
completely.
Close the tray.
alternates with
Ready
TRAY X OPEN
For help press
alternates with
Ready
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
TRAY XX SIZE= <SIZE>
A detectable media size was selected
from the menu and the tray is open.
1.
Adjust the side and rear media
guides against the paper.
Although not required, the size selected
can be automatically sensed if the tray
switch is moved to STANDARD.
2.
If the media used is letter, A4,
executive, JIS B5, A5, or legal, the
tray switch should be set to
STANDARD. Set the tray switch to
CUSTOM for all other media sizes.
The tray switch must be set before
the size can be selected from the
control panel.
A non-detectable media size was
selected from the menu and the tray
switch is set to STANDARD.
1.
Adjust the side and rear media
guides against the paper.
2.
If the media used is letter, A4,
executive, JIS B5, A5, or legal, the
tray switch should be set to
STANDARD. Set the tray switch to
CUSTOM for all other media sizes.
The tray switch must be set before
the size can be selected from the
control panel.
3.
Reset the paper size in the paper
handling menu or the tray size popup menu.
1.
Adjust the side and rear media
guides against the paper.
2.
If the media used is letter, A4,
executive, JIS B5, A5, or legal, the
tray switch should be set to
STANDARD. Set the tray switch to
CUSTOM for all other media sizes.
The tray switch must be set before
the size can be selected from the
control panel.
3.
If necessary, reset the paper size
again.
Recommend move tray switch to
STANDARD. Then close tray
alternates with
TRAY XX SIZE= <SIZE>
then close tray
TRAY XX SIZE= <SIZE>
Setting not saved
alternates with
TRAY XX SIZE= <SIZE>
To change move tray switch to
CUSTOM
TRAY XX SIZE= <SIZE>
Setting not saved
alternates with
TRAY XX SIZE= <SIZE>
To change, move guide in tray X
TRAY XX SIZE= <SIZE>
Setting saved
TRAY XX SIZE= <SIZE>
Setting saved
alternates with
TRAY XX SIZE= <SIZE>
Recommend move tray switch to
STANDARD. Then close tray
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In order to change the tray size to the
size selected, the tray switch must first
be in the custom position.
A detectable media size was selected
from the menu, but the tray guide
sensors detect a different size.
The size selected from the menu does
not match the size detected by the tray.
Size detection occurs when the tray
switch is set to the STANDARD position.
The tray switch is already in the correct
position for the size selected.
The size selected from the menu has
been saved.
No action is necessary.
A detectable media size was selected
from the menu and the tray switch is set
to CUSTOM.
1.
Adjust the side and rear media
guides against the paper.
2.
If the media used is letter, A4,
executive, JIS B5, A5, or legal, the
tray switch should be set to
STANDARD. Set the tray switch to
CUSTOM for all other media sizes.
The tray switch must be set before
the size can be selected from the
control panel.
3.
Reset the paper size in the paper
handling menu or tray size pop-up
menu.
Although not required, the size selected
can be automatically sensed if the tray
switch is moved to STANDARD.
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Control panel message
Description
Recommended action
TRAY XX SIZE= <SIZE>
A non-detectable media size was
selected from the menu and the tray is
open.
1.
Adjust the side and rear media
guides against the paper.
2.
If the media used is letter, A4,
executive, JIS B5, A5, or legal, the
tray switch should be set to
STANDARD. Set the tray switch to
CUSTOM for all other media sizes.
The tray switch must be set before
the size can be selected from the
control panel.
3.
Close the tray.
1.
Adjust the side and rear guides
against the paper.
2.
If size is a detectable size, set the
tray switch to STANDARD,
otherwise set the tray switch to
CUSTOM.
3.
If necessary, press after the tray
is closed to change the paper size
or type.
Verify tray switch set to CUSTOM
alternates with
TRAY XX SIZE= <SIZE>
then close tray
TYPE MISMATCH
The selected size requires that the tray
switch be set to CUSTOM, otherwise
when the tray is closed, the tray size will
change.
The media type loaded in the tray does
not match the media type configured for
the tray.
TRAY XX=[TYPE]
For help press
alternates with
Ready
Unable to mopy job
alternates with
A Mopy job cannot be mopied because
of a memory, disk, or configuration
problem. Only one copy will be produced.
Install additional memory in the printer.
A job cannot be stored because of a
memory or configuration problem.
Install additional memory in the printer.
The printer is offering a selection of
alternate media to use for the print job.
1.
View tray configurations (type and
size) using and .
2.
Press
Processing...
Unable to Store Job
alternates with
Processing...
USE TRAY XX
[TYPE] [SIZE]
To change press
/
to select a tray to use.
To use press
Wait for printer
to reinitialize
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RAM disk settings have been changed
before the printer automatically restarts,
or external device modes have changed
or the printer is coming out of the
diagnostics mode and will automatically
restart.
No action necessary.
The printer is coming out of PowerSave
mode. Printing will continue as soon as
warmup is completed.
No action necessary.
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Paper jams
Use this illustration to troubleshoot paper jams in the printer. For instructions on clearing
paper jams, see Clearing jams.
Paper jam locations
1
2
3
4
5
top cover area
duplex path
paper path
input path
tray
Paper jam recovery
This printer automatically provides paper jam recovery, a feature that allows you to set
whether the printer should attempt to automatically reprint jammed pages. The options are:
NOTE
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●
AUTO — Printer will attempt to reprint jammed pages.
●
OFF — Printer will not attempt to reprint jammed pages.
During the recovery process, the printer may reprint several good pages that were printed
before the paper jam occurred. Be sure to remove any duplicated pages.
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To disable paper jam recovery
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
5. Press
to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press
to highlight JAM RECOVERY.
7. Press
to select JAM RECOVERY.
8. Press
to highlight OFF.
9. Press
to select OFF.
10. Press the MENU button to return to the Ready state.
To improve print speed and increase memory resources, you may want to disable paper jam
recovery. If paper jam recovery is disabled, the pages involved in a jam will not be reprinted.
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Common causes of paper jams
The following table lists common causes of paper jams and suggested solutions for resolving
them.
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Cause
Solution
Print media does not meet HP-recommended
media specifications.
Use only media that meets HP specifications.
See Supported media weights and sizes.
A supply item is installed incorrectly, causing
repeated jams.
Verify that all print cartridges, the transfer unit,
and the fuser are correctly installed.
You are reloading paper that has already passed
through a printer or copier.
Do not use media that has been previously
printed on or copied.
An input tray is loaded incorrectly.
Remove any excess media from the input tray.
Press media down in the input tray so it fits
below the tabs, and within the media width
guides. See Configuring input trays.
Print media is skewed.
Input tray guides are not adjusted correctly.
Adjust input tray guides so they hold media
firmly in place without bending it. If media
heavier than 105 g/m2 (28 lb) is loaded into Tray
2, the media might skew.
Print media is binding or sticking together.
Remove media, flex it, rotate it 180 degrees, or
flip it over. Reload media into the input tray. Do
not fan media.
Print media is removed before it settles into the
output bin.
Reset the printer. Wait until the page completely
settles in the output bin before removing it.
Print media is in poor condition.
Replace the print media.
Print media is not picked up by the internal
rollers from Tray 2.
Remove the top sheet of media. If the media is
heavier than 105 g/m2 (28 lb), it may not be
picked from the tray.
Print media has rough or jagged edges.
Replace the media.
Print media is perforated or embossed.
This media does not separate easily. You might
need to feed single sheets from Tray 1.
Printer supply items have reached the end of
their useful life.
Check the printer control panel for messages
prompting you to replace supplies, or print a
supplies status page to verify the remaining life
of the supplies. See Replacing supplies for more
information.
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Cause
Solution
Media was not stored correctly.
Replace the print media. Media should be stored
in the original packaging in a controlled
environment.
NOTE
If the printer continues to jam, contact HP
Customer Support or your authorized HP service
provider. For more information, see
http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610.
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Clearing jams
Each section below corresponds with a jam message that might appear on the control panel.
Use these procedures to clear the jam.
Jam in Tray 1
1. Open Tray 1.
2. Remove any jammed paper from Tray 1.
3. Reload paper in Tray 1 and check to make sure the media is located correctly.
NOTE
Do not load media above the fill tabs.
4. Confirm that the guides are in the correct position.
5. Close Tray 1.
6. To continue printing, press , and then press .
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Jam in Tray 2
1. Pull out the tray indicated and place it on a flat surface. Make sure that the paper guides
are in the correct position.
2. Remove any partially fed media. Grasp the media by both corners and pull down.
NOTE
Use Tray 1 to avoid jams with heavier paper.
3. Inspect the media path to ensure that it is clear.
NOTE
If the media tears, make sure that all media fragments are removed from the paper path
before resuming printing.
4. Check to make sure the media is located correctly and underneath the front corner tabs.
Insert the tray into the printer. Make sure all trays are completely closed.
Jams in the top cover
Jams in the top cover occur in of the areas indicated in the figures below. Use the
procedures in this section to clear a jam in this area.
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1
2
Jammed paper
Crumpled paper in the fuser
To clear a jam in the top cover area
WARNING!
Do not touch the fuser. It is hot and could cause burns! The fuser’s operating temperature is
190°C (374° F). Wait ten minutes to allow the fuser to cool before touching the fuser.
1. Using the side handles, open the top cover.
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2. Firmly lift the two green handles on either side of the fuser to disengage the fuser rollers.
3. Grasp the media by both corners and pull to remove it.
NOTE
If the media tears, make sure that all media fragments are removed from the paper path
before resuming printing. Do not reach into the fuser until it has cooled.
4. Grasp the green handles on the transfer unit and pull down. The front cover will open as
the transfer unit is pulled down.
CAUTION
Do not place anything on the transfer unit while it is open. If the transfer unit is punctured,
print quality problems may result.
5. Grasp the media by both corners and pull down. If the media appears to be crumpled in
the fuser, go to step 6.
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6. Open the fuser cover and remove any media that is crumpled in the fuser.
NOTE
If the media tears, make sure that all media fragments are removed from the paper path
before resuming printing. Do not reach into the fuser until it has cooled.
7. Firmly press down on the two green handles on either side of the fuser to re-engage the
fuser rollers.
8. Close the transfer unit and front cover.
9. Close the top cover.
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Jam in paper path
1. Using the side handles, open the top cover.
2. Grasp the green handle on the transfer unit and pull down. The front cover will open as
the transfer unit is pulled down.
CAUTION
Do not place anything on the transfer unit while it is open. If the transfer unit is punctured,
print quality problems may result.
3. Grasp the media by both corners and pull up.
4. Inspect the media path to ensure that it is clear.
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before resuming printing.
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5. Close the transfer unit and front cover.
6. Close the top cover.
Multiple jams in paper path
1. Using the side handles, open the top cover.
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2. Grasp the green handle on the transfer unit and pull down. The front cover will open as
the transfer unit is pulled down.
CAUTION
Do not place anything on the transfer unit while it is open. If the transfer unit is punctured,
print quality problems may result.
3. Grasp the media by both corners and pull up.
4. Inspect the media path to ensure that it is clear.
NOTE
If the media tears, make sure that all media fragments are removed from the paper path
before resuming printing.
5. Firmly lift the two green handles on either side of the fuser to disengage the fuser rollers.
6. Grasp the media by both corners and pull to remove it.
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before resuming printing. Do not reach into the fuser until it has cooled.
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7. Firmly press down on the two green handles on either side of the fuser to re-engage the
fuser rollers.
8. Close the transfer unit and front cover.
9. Close the top cover.
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Media-handling problems
Use only media that meets the specifications outlined in the HP LaserJet Printer Family Print
Media Guide. For ordering information, see Supplies and accessories.
For paper specifications for this printer, see Supported media weights and sizes.
Printer feeds multiple sheets
Cause
Solution
The input tray is overfilled.
Remove excess media from the input tray.
The media is not under the tabs in the input tray
(Trays 2).
Open the input tray and verify that the media is
seated under the metal tabs.
Print media is sticking together.
Remove media, flex it, rotate it 180 degrees or
flip it over, and then reload it into the tray.
NOTE
Do not fan media. Fanning can cause static
electricity, which can cause media to stick
together.
Media does not meet the specifications for this
printer.
Use only media that meets HP media
specifications for this printer. See Supported
media weights and sizes.
Media lift plate is not locked down before the tray
is inserted back into the printer.
Lock down media lift plate before inserting the
tray into the printer.
Trays are not properly adjusted.
Make sure that the rear media-length guide
indicates the length of media being used.
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Cause
Solution
The correct size media is not loaded in the input
tray.
Load the correct size media in the input tray.
The correct size media is not selected in the
software application or printer driver.
Confirm that the settings in the application and
printer driver are appropriate, since the
application settings override the printer driver
and control panel settings, and the printer driver
settings override the control panel settings. For
more information about how to access the printer
drivers, see Accessing the printer drivers.
The correct size media for Tray 1 is not selected
in the printer control panel.
From the control panel, select the correct size
media for Tray 1.
The media size is not configured correctly for the
input tray.
Print a configuration page or use the control
panel to determine the media size for which the
tray is configured.
The guides in the tray are not against the paper.
Verify that the rear and width media guides are
touching the paper.
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Cause
Solution
The Custom/Standard switch in the tray is not in
the correct position.
Verify that the switch is in the correct position for
the media size.
Printer pulls from incorrect tray
Cause
Solution
You are using a driver for a different printer. For
more information about how to access the printer
drivers, see Accessing the printer drivers.
Use a driver for this printer.
The specified tray is empty.
Load media in the specified tray.
Tray behavior for the requested tray is set to
FIRST in the system setup submenu of the
configure device menu.
Change the setting to EXCLUSIVELY.
The media size is not configured correctly for the
input tray.
Print a configuration page or use the control
panel to determine the media size for which the
tray is configured.
The guides in the tray are not against the paper.
Verify that the guides are touching the paper.
The Custom/Standard switch in the tray is not in
the correct position.
Verify that the switch is in the correct position for
the media size.
Media does not feed automatically
Cause
Solution
Manual feed is selected in the software
application.
Load Tray 1 with media, or, if the media is
loaded, press .
The correct size media is not loaded.
Load the correct size media.
The input tray is empty.
Load media into the input tray.
Media from a previous jam has not been
completely removed.
Open the printer and remove any media in the
paper path. Closely inspect the fuser area for
jams. See Paper jams.
The media size is not configured correctly for the
input tray.
Print a configuration page or use the control
panel to determine the media size for which the
tray is configured.
The guides in the tray are not against the paper.
Verify that the rear and width media guides are
touching the paper.
The custom/standard switch in the tray is not in
the correct position.
Verify that the switch is in the correct position for
the media size.
Media does not feed from input Tray 2
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Cause
Solution
Manual feed is selected in the software
application.
Load Tray 1 with media, or, if the media is
loaded, press .
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Media does not feed from input Tray 2 (continued)
Cause
Solution
The correct size media is not loaded.
Load the correct size media.
The input tray is empty.
Load media in the input tray.
The correct media type for the input tray is not
selected in the printer control panel.
From the printer control panel, select the correct
media type for the input tray.
Media from a previous jam has not been
completely removed.
Open the printer and remove any media in the
paper path. Closely inspect the fuser area for
jams. See Paper jams.
The media size is not configured correctly for the
input tray.
Print a configuration page or use the control
panel to determine the media size for which the
tray is configured.
The guides in the tray are not against the paper.
Verify that the guides are touching the paper.
The custom/standard switch in the tray is not in
the correct position.
Verify that the switch is in the correct position for
the media size.
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Cause
Solution
The correct media type is not specified in the
software or printer driver.
Verify that the correct media type is selected in
the software or printer driver.
The input tray is overfilled.
Remove excess media from the input tray. Do
not load more than 200 sheets of glossy paper
or glossy film, or more than 100 transparencies
in Tray 2. Do not exceed the maximum stack
height for Tray 1.
Media in another input tray is the same size as
the transparencies, and the printer is defaulting
to the other tray.
Make sure that the input tray containing the
transparencies or glossy paper is selected in the
software application or printer driver. Use the
printer control panel to configure the tray to the
media type loaded. For more information about
how to access the printer drivers, see Accessing
the printer drivers.
The tray containing the transparencies or glossy
paper is not configured correctly for type.
Make sure that the input tray containing the
transparencies or glossy paper is selected in the
software application or printer driver. Use the
printer control panel to configure the tray to the
media type loaded. See Configuring input trays.
For more information about how to access the
printer drivers, see Accessing the printer drivers.
Transparencies or glossy paper may not meet
supported media specifications.
Use only media that meets the HP media
specifications for this printer. See Supported
media weights and sizes.
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Envelopes jam or will not feed in the printer
Cause
Solution
Envelopes are loaded in an unsupported tray.
Only Tray 1 can feed envelopes.
Load envelopes into Tray 1.
Envelopes are curled or damaged.
Try using different envelopes. Store envelopes in
a controlled environment.
Envelopes are sealing because the moisture
content is too high.
Try using different envelopes. Store envelopes in
a controlled environment.
Envelope orientation is incorrect.
Verify that the envelope is loaded correctly. See
Configuring input trays.
This printer does not support the envelopes
being used.
See Supported media weights and sizes or the
HP LaserJet Printer Family Print Media Guide.
Tray 1 is configured for a size other than
envelopes.
Configure Tray 1 size for envelopes.
Output is curled or wrinkled
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Cause
Solution
Media does not meet the specifications for this
printer.
Use only media that meets the HP media
specifications for this printer. See Supported
media weights and sizes.
Media is damaged or in poor condition.
Remove media from the input tray and load
media that is in good condition.
Printer is operating in an excessively humid
environment.
Verify that the printing environment is within
humidity specifications. See Printer specifications.
You are printing large, solid-filled areas.
Large, solid-filled areas can cause excessive
curl. Try using a different pattern.
Media used was not stored correctly and may
have absorbed moisture.
Remove media and replace it with media from a
fresh, unopened package.
Media has poorly cut edges.
Remove media, flex it, rotate it 180 degrees or
turn it over, and then reload it into the input tray.
Do not fan media. If the problem persists,
replace the media.
The specific media type was not configured for
the tray or selected in the software.
Configure the software for the media (see the
software documentation). Configure the tray for
the media, see Configuring input trays.
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Printer response problems
No display message
Cause
Solution
The printer’s on/off button is in the standby
position.
Verify that the printer is on. Fans may run while
the printer is in standby mode (off).
The printer’s memory DIMMs are defective or
installed incorrectly.
Verify that the printer’s memory DIMMs are
correctly installed and are not defective.
The power cord is not firmly plugged into both
the printer and the power receptacle.
Turn off the printer and then disconnect and
reconnect the power cord. Turn the printer back
on.
The line voltage is incorrect for the printer power
configuration.
Connect the printer to a proper voltage source,
as specified on the Power Rating Label on the
back of the printer.
The power cord is damaged or excessively worn.
Replace the power cord.
The power source receptacle is not working
correctly.
Connect the printer to a different power
receptacle.
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Cause
Solution
The printer’s Ready indicator light is not lit.
Press STOP to return the printer to the Ready
state.
The top cover is not closed properly.
Close the top cover firmly.
The Data indicator light is flashing.
The printer is probably still receiving data. Wait
for the Data indicator to stop flashing.
REPLACE <COLOR> CARTRIDGE appears on
the printer display.
Replace the print cartridge specified on the
printer display.
A printer message other than Ready appears on
the printer control panel.
See Control panel messages.
The parallel port may have a DOS timeout error.
Add a MODE command to the AUTOEXEC.BAT
file. See the DOS manual for additional
information.
The PS (PostScript Emulation) personality is not
selected.
Select PS or AUTO for the printer language. For
more information, see Changing printer control
panel configuration settings.
The correct driver is not selected in the software
application or printer driver.
Select the driver for PostScript Emulation for this
printer in the software application or printer
driver. For more information about how to
access the printer drivers, see Accessing the
printer drivers.
The printer is not properly configured.
See Changing printer control panel configuration
settings.
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Printer is on, but nothing prints (continued)
Cause
Solution
The computer port is not configured or is not
working properly.
Run another peripheral connected to this port to
verify that the port is working properly.
The printer has not been correctly named for the
network or for a Macintosh computer.
Use the appropriate utility to name the printer on
the network. For Macintosh OS 9.x computers,
select the printer from within the Chooser. For
Macintosh OS X.1 and later, open the Print
Center Application, select the connection type,
and then select the printer.
Printer is on, but is not receiving data
Cause
Solution
The printer’s Ready indicator light is not lit.
Press STOP to return the printer to the Ready
state.
The top cover is not closed properly.
Close the top cover firmly.
A printer message other than Ready appears on
the printer control panel.
See Control panel messages.
The interface cable is not correct for this
configuration.
Select the correct interface cable for your
configuration. See Parallel configuration,
Enhanced I/O configuration, or USB configuration.
The interface cable is not securely connected to
both the printer and the computer.
Disconnect and reconnect the interface cable.
The printer is not configured correctly.
See Changing printer control panel configuration
settings for configuration information.
The interface configurations on the printer’s
configuration page do not match the
configurations on the host computer.
Configure the printer to match the computer
configuration.
The computer is not working properly.
Try using an application that you know works
properly to check the computer, or, in DOS, type
Dir>Prn at the DOS prompt.
The computer port that the printer is connected
to is not configured or is not working properly.
Run another peripheral connected to this port to
verify that the port is working properly.
The printer has not been correctly named for the
network or Macintosh computer.
Use the appropriate utility to name the printer on
the network. For Macintosh OS 9.x computers,
select the printer from within the Chooser. For
Macintosh OS X.1 and later, open the Print
Center Application, select the connection type,
and select the printer.
Unable to select the printer from the computer
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Cause
Solution
If you are using a switch box, the printer may not
be selected for the computer.
Select the correct printer through the switch box.
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Cause
Solution
The printer’s Ready indicator light is not lit.
Press STOP to return the printer to the Ready
state.
A printer message other than Ready appears on
the printer control panel.
See Control panel messages.
The correct printer driver is not installed in the
computer.
Install the correct printer driver. For more
information about how to access the printer
drivers, see Accessing the printer drivers.
The correct printer and port are not selected on
the computer.
Select the correct printer and port.
The network is not configured properly for this
printer.
Use the network software to verify the printer’s
network configuration, or consult with the
network administrator.
The power source receptacle is not working
correctly.
Connect the printer to a different power
receptacle.
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Printer control panel problems
Control panel settings work incorrectly
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Cause
Solution
The printer control panel display is blank or is
not lit, even when the fan is running.
Fans may run while the printer is in standby
mode (off). Press the printer’s on/off button to
turn the printer on.
Printer settings in the printing software
application or printer driver differ from the printer
control panel settings.
Confirm that the settings in the application and
printer driver are appropriate, since the
application settings override the printer driver
and control panel settings, and the printer driver
settings override the control panel settings. For
more information about how to access the printer
drivers, see Accessing the printer drivers.
Control panel settings were not correctly saved
after they were changed.
Reselect the control panel settings and then
press . An asterisk (*) should appear to the
right of the setting.
The Data indicator light is lit, and there are no
pages printing.
Buffered data exists in the printer. Press to
print the buffered data using current control
panel settings and activate the new control panel
settings.
If the printer is on a network, another user may
have changed printer control panel settings.
Consult the network administrator to coordinate
changes to printer control panel settings.
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Incorrect printer output
Incorrect fonts are printed
Cause
Solution
The font has not been correctly selected in the
software application.
Re-select the font in the software application.
The font is not available to the printer.
Download the font to the printer or use another
font. (In Windows, the driver does this
automatically.)
The correct printer driver is not selected.
Select the correct printer driver. For more
information about how to access the printer
drivers, see Accessing the printer drivers.
Unable to print all characters in a symbol set
Cause
Solution
The correct font is not selected.
Select the correct font.
The correct symbol set is not selected.
Select the correct symbol set.
The selected character or symbol is not
supported by the software application.
Use a font that supports the selected character
or symbol.
Drifting text between printouts
Cause
Solution
Your software application is not resetting the
printer to the top of the page.
See the documentation for the software or the
PCL/PJL Technical Reference Package for
specific information.
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Cause
Solution
The interface cable is of poor quality.
Try using a different, higher-quality, IEEEcompliant cable. Parallel cables can be no
longer than 10 meters (30 feet).
The interface cable is loose.
Disconnect and reconnect the interface cable.
The interface cable is damaged or bad.
Try using a different interface cable.
The power cable is loose.
Disconnect and reconnect the power cable.
You are attempting to print a PCL job with the
printer configured for PostScript Emulation.
From the printer control panel, select the correct
printer personality, and then resend the print job.
You are attempting to print a PostScript job with
the printer configured for PCL.
From the printer control panel, select the correct
printer personality, and then resend the print job.
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Partial printout
Cause
Solution
A memory error message appears on the printer
control panel.
1.
Free up printer memory by deleting
unneeded downloaded fonts, style sheets,
and macros from printer memory; or
2.
Add more memory to the printer.
The file you are printing contains errors.
Check the software application verify that the file
does not contain errors. To do so:
1.
Print another file that you know is error-free
from within the same application; or
2.
Print the file from another application.
Guidelines for printing with different fonts
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The 80 internal fonts are available in PostScript Emulation (PS) and PCL mode.
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To conserve printer memory, download only those fonts that are needed.
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If you require several downloaded fonts, consider installing additional printer memory.
Some software applications automatically download fonts at the beginning of each print job.
It might be possible to configure those applications to download only soft fonts that are not
already resident in the printer.
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Software application problems
Unable to change system selections through software
Cause
Solution
System software changes are locked out by the
printer control panel.
Consult with your network administrator.
The software application does not support
system changes.
See the software application documentation.
The correct printer driver is not loaded.
Load the correct printer driver. For more
information about how to access the printer
drivers, see Accessing the printer drivers.
The correct application driver is not loaded.
Load the correct application driver.
Unable to select a font from the software
Cause
Solution
The font is not available to the software
application.
See the software application documentation.
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Cause
Solution
The software application does not support color.
See the documentation for the software
application.
Color mode is not selected in the software
application or printer driver.
Select color mode instead of grayscale or
monochrome mode.
The correct printer driver is not loaded.
Load the correct printer driver.
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Color printing problems
Printing black instead of color
Cause
Solution
Color mode is not selected in the software
application or printer driver.
Select color mode instead of grayscale or
monochrome mode in the software application or
printer driver, see Printer information pages to
learn how to print a configuration page.
The correct printer driver is not selected in your
software application.
Select the correct printer driver.
No color appears on the configuration page.
Consult your service representative.
Incorrect shade
Cause
Solution
The sealing tape has not been removed from the
print cartridge.
Remove the sealing tape from the print cartridge
for the color that is missing. See Changing print
cartridges.
The media does not meet the specifications for
this printer.
See the HP LaserJet Printer Family Print Media
Guide.
Go to http://www.hp.com/ support/lj4650 for HP
LaserJet Family Paper Specification Guide
ordering information. When you connect, select
Manuals. Or go to http://www.hp.com/support/
ljpaperguide to download the guide in PDF format.
You are operating the printer in excessively
humid conditions.
Verify that the printer’s environment is within
humidity specifications. See Environmental
specifications.
NOTE
For more information about color quality
problems, see Print quality troubleshooting.
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Cause
Solution
Defective HP print cartridge.
Replace the cartridge.
A non-HP cartridge might be installed.
Ensure that you are using a genuine HP print
cartridge.
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Inconsistent colors after installing a print cartridge
Cause
Solution
The sealing tape has not been removed from the
print cartridge.
Remove the sealing tape from the print cartridge
for the color that is missing. See Changing print
cartridges.
Another print cartridge may be low.
Check the supplies gauge on the control panel
or print a supplies status page. See Printer
information pages.
Print cartridges may be improperly installed.
Verify that each print cartridge is installed
properly.
A non-HP cartridge might be installed.
Ensure that you are using a genuine HP print
cartridge.
Printed colors do not match screen colors
Cause
Solution
Extremely light screen colors are not being
printed.
The software application may interpret extremely
light colors as white. If so, avoid using extremely
light colors.
Extremely dark screen colors are being printed
in black.
The software application may interpret extremely
dark colors as black. If so, avoid using extremely
dark colors.
The colors on the computer screen differ from
the printer output.
On the printer driver’s Color Control tab, select
Screen Match.
NOTE
Several factors can influence your ability to
match printed colors to those on your screen.
These factors include print media, overhead
lighting, software applications, operating system
palettes, monitors, and video cards and drivers.
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Print quality troubleshooting
When occasional print quality problems occur, use the information in this section to help
solve the problem.
Print quality problems associated with media
Some print quality problems arise from use of inappropriate media.
●
Use paper that meets HP paper specifications. See Supported media weights and sizes.
●
The surface of the media is too smooth. Use media that meets HP paper specifications.
See Supported media weights and sizes.
●
The driver setting is incorrect. Change the paper type setting to glossy for Tray 2 or
heavy or heavy glossy for Tray 1.
●
The media you are using is too heavy for the printer, and the toner is not fusing to the
media.
●
The transparencies you are using are not designed for proper toner adhesion. Use only
transparencies designed for HP Color LaserJet printers.
●
The moisture content of the paper is uneven, too high, or too low. Use paper from a
different source or from an unopened ream of paper.
●
Some areas of the paper reject toner. Use paper from a different source or from an
unopened ream of paper.
●
The letterhead you are using is printed on rough paper. Use a smoother, xerographic
paper. If this solves your problem, consult with the printer of your letterhead to verify that
the paper used meets the specifications for this printer. See Supported media weights
and sizes.
●
The paper is excessively rough. Use a smoother, xerographic paper.
Overhead transparency defects
Overhead transparencies may display any of the image quality problems that any other type
of media will cause, as well as defects specific to printing transparencies. In addition,
because transparencies are pliable while in the print path, they are subject to being marked
by the media-handling components.
NOTE
Allow transparencies to cool at least 30 seconds before handling them.
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On the printer driver’s Paper tab, select Transparency as the media type. Also, make
sure that the tray is correctly configured for transparencies.
●
Check that the transparencies meet the specifications for this printer. See Supported
media weights and sizes. For more information, consult the HP LaserJet Family Print
Media Guide.
See http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610 for HP LaserJet Family Print Media Guide
ordering information.
For downloadable manuals, go to http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610. When you
connect, select Manuals. Or go to http://www.hp.com/supportljpaperguide to download
the guide in PDF format.
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Handle transparencies by the edges. Skin oil on the surface of transparencies can cause
spots and smudges.
●
Small, random dark areas on the trailing edge of solid fill pages may be caused by
transparencies sticking together in the output bin. Try printing the job in smaller batches.
●
The selected colors are undesirable when printed. Select different colors in the software
application or printer driver.
●
If you are using a reflective overhead projector, use a standard overhead projector
instead.
Print quality problems associated with the environment
The printer is operating in excessively humid or dry conditions. Verify that the printing
environment is within specifications. See Environmental specifications.
Print quality problems associated with jams
●
Make sure that all media is cleared from the paper path. See Paper jam recovery.
●
The printer recently jammed. Print two to three pages to clean the printer.
●
The media does not pass through the fuser causing image defects to appear on
subsequent documents. Print two to three pages to clean the printer. However, if the
problem persists see the next section.
Print quality troubleshooting pages
The print quality troubleshooting pages provide information on aspects of the printer that
affect print quality.
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight DIAGNOSTICS.
3. Press
to select DIAGNOSTICS.
4. Press
to highlight PQ TROUBLESHOOTING.
5. Press
to select PQ TROUBLESHOOTING.
The message Printing... PQ troubleshooting appears on the display until the printer
finishes printing the print quality troubleshooting information. The printer returns to the
Ready state after printing the print quality troubleshooting information.
The print quality troubleshooting information includes one page for each color (cyan,
magenta, yellow, and black), printer statistics related to print quality, instructions on
interpreting the information, and procedures to solve print quality problems.
If following the procedures recommended by the print quality troubleshooting pages do not
improve print quality, go to http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610.
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Print quality troubleshooting tool
The print quality troubleshooting tool helps you identify and troubleshoot print quality issues
for the HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer. The tool includes solutions for many print quality
issues, using standard images to provide a common diagnostic environment. It is designed
to provide intuitive, step-by-step directions for printing troubleshooting pages that are used
to isolate print quality problems and provide possible solutions.
To find the print quality troubleshooting tool, go to the following quick URL:
http://www.hp.com/go/printquality/clj4610.
Calibrating the printer
The HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer automatically calibrates and cleans at various times to
maintain the highest level of print quality. The user may also request the printer to calibrate
via the printer’s control panel, using QUICK CALIBRATE NOW or FULL CALIBRATE NOW
located in the CALIBRATION and PRINT QUALITY menu. QUICK CALIBRATE NOW is
used for color tone calibration (D-Max & D-Half) and takes about 86 seconds. If color density
or tone seems wrong, Quick Calibration can be run. Full Calibration includes the Quick
Calibrate routines and adds Drum Phase Calibration and Color Plane Registration (CPR).
This takes about 3 minutes and 15 seconds. If color layers (cyan, magenta, yellow, black) on
the printed page seem to be shifted from one another, Full Calibration should be run.
The HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer incorporates a new feature to skip calibration when
appropriate, thereby making the printer available more quickly. For example, if the printer is
powered off and on quickly (within 20 seconds) then calibration is not needed and will be
skipped. This saves approximately one minute in time to be ready.
While the printer is calibrating and cleaning, the printer will pause printing for the amount of
time it takes to complete the calibration or cleaning. For most calibrations and cleaning, the
printer will not interrupt a print job, but will wait for the job to complete before calibrating or
cleaning.
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
2. Press
to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press
to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press
to highlight PRINT QUALITY.
5. Press
to select PRINT QUALITY.
6. Press
to highlight QUICK CALIBRATE NOW.
7. Press
to select QUICK CALIBRATE NOW.
OR
To perform a full calibration, use FULL CALIBRATE NOW instead of QUICK CALIBRATE
NOW in steps 6 and 7.
Print quality defect chart
Use the examples in the print quality defect chart to determine which print-quality problem
you are experiencing, and then see the corresponding pages to find information that can
help you troubleshoot the problem. For the latest information and problem-solving
procedures, go to http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610.
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NOTE
The print-quality defect chart assumes the use of letter- or A4-size media that has moved
through the printer short-edge first (portrait orientation).
An image with no defects
Horizontal lines or
streaks
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Make sure that the
operation and
location
requirements of the
printer are met.
●
Print the Print Quality
Troubleshooting
Pages (see Print
quality
troubleshooting) and
follow the diagnostic
procedure listed on
the first page to help
isolate the defect to
a particular
component.
Misaligned colors
●
Calibrate the printer.
Vertical lines
Repetitive defects
●
●
Make sure that the
operation and
location
requirements of the
printer are met.
●
Print the Print Quality
Troubleshooting
Pages (see Print
quality
troubleshooting) and
follow the diagnostic
procedure listed on
the first page to help
isolate the defect to
a particular
component.
Print the Print Quality
Troubleshooting
Pages (see Print
quality
troubleshooting) and
follow the diagnostic
procedure listed on
the first page to help
isolate the defect to
a particular
component.
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Color fade in all colors
Color fade in one color
●
Make sure that the
operation and
location
requirements of the
printer are met.
●
Make sure that the
operation and
location
requirements of the
printer are met.
●
Calibrate the printer.
●
Calibrate the printer.
●
Print the Print Quality
Troubleshooting
Pages (see Print
quality
troubleshooting) and
follow the diagnostic
procedure listed on
the first page to help
isolate the defect to
a particular
component.
Fingerprints and media
dents
●
Make sure to use
supported media.
●
Make sure that the
media you are using
does not have any
wrinkles or dents
from handling, and
that the media is not
contaminated with
visible fingerprints or
other foreign
substances.
●
Print the Print Quality
Troubleshooting
Pages (see Print
quality
troubleshooting) and
follow the diagnostic
procedure listed on
the first page to help
isolate the defect to
a particular
component.
Loose toner
●
Make sure that the
operation and
location
requirements of the
printer are met.
●
Make sure to use
supported media.
●
Make sure that the
media type and size
for the tray are set
correctly in the
control panel for the
media that you are
using.
●
Make sure that the
media is loaded
correctly, the size
guides are touching
the edges of the
stack of media, and
the custom-media
switch is set
appropriately.
Make sure that the
media you are using
does not have any
wrinkles or dents
from handling, and
that the media is not
contaminated with
visible fingerprints or
other foreign
substances.
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supported media.
White areas (dropouts)
on page
●
Make sure that the
operation and
location
requirements of the
printer are met.
●
Make sure to use
supported media.
●
Make sure that the
media you are using
does not have any
wrinkles or dents
from handling, and
that the media is not
contaminated with
visible fingerprints or
other foreign
substances.
●
Make sure that the
media type and size
for the tray are set
correctly in the
control panel for the
media that you are
using.
●
Calibrate the printer.
●
Print the Print Quality
Troubleshooting
Pages (see Print
quality
troubleshooting) and
follow the diagnostic
procedure listed on
the first page to help
isolate the defect to
a particular
component.
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Media damage
(wrinkles, curl, creases,
tears)
●
●
Make sure to use
supported media.
●
Make sure that the
media is loaded
correctly.
●
Make sure that the
media type and size
for the tray are set
correctly in the
control panel for the
media that you are
using.
●
Make sure that the
media you are using
does not have any
wrinkles or dents
from handling, and
that the media is not
contaminated with
visible fingerprints or
other foreign
substances.
●
Make sure that the
following supplies
are seated correctly:
●
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Make sure that the
operation and
location
requirements of the
printer are met.
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fuser
●
transfer belt
Specks or stray toner
●
Make sure that the
operation and
location
requirements of the
printer are met.
●
Make sure to use
supported media.
●
Make sure that the
media type and size
for the tray are set
correctly in the
control panel for the
media that you are
using.
●
Calibrate the printer.
●
Print the Print Quality
Troubleshooting
Pages (see Print
quality
troubleshooting) and
follow the diagnostic
procedure listed on
the first page to help
isolate the defect to
a particular
component.
Inspect the jam
areas and remove
any undetected
jammed or torn
media.
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Skewed, stretched, or
off-center page
●
Make sure that the
operation and
location
requirements of the
printer are met.
●
Make sure to use
supported media.
●
Make sure that the
media is loaded
correctly.
●
For problems with
page skew, turn over
the stack of media
and rotate the stack
180 degrees.
●
Make sure that the
following supplies
are seated correctly:
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fuser
●
transfer belt
Inspect the jam
areas and remove
any undetected
jammed or torn
media.
Print quality troubleshooting
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A
Working with memory and
print server cards
Printer memory
The printer has one 200-pin DDR SDRAM slot. The slot is available for increasing printer
memory. DDR SDRAM memory is available in 128, 256, or 512 MB modules.
NOTE
Memory specification: The HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer uses 200-pin small outline dual
inline memory modules (SODIMM) that support 128, 256, or 512 MB of RAM.
The printer has a flash memory card slot reserved for printer firmware.
NOTE
Use the flash memory card slot for firmware only. The slot is marked "Firmware Slot".
NOTE
The flash memory card adheres to Compact Flash specifications and size.
CAUTION
Do not insert a flash memory card that is designed for use with a digital camera into the
printer. The printer does not support photo printing directly from a flash memory card. If you
install a camera-type flash memory card, the control panel displays a message asking if you
want to reformat the flash memory card. If you choose to reformat the card, all data on the
card will be lost.
You may want to add more memory to the printer if you often print complex graphics or PS
documents, or use many downloaded fonts. Additional memory also allows the printer to
print multiple, collated copies at the maximum speed.
NOTE
Single in-line memory modules (SIMMs) / dual in-line memory modules (DIMMs) used on
previous HP LaserJet printers are not compatible with the printer.
NOTE
To order DDR SDRAM, see Supplies and accessories.
Before ordering memory, see how much is currently installed by printing a configuration page.
Printing a configuration page
1. Press MENU to enter the MENUS.
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2. Press
to highlight INFORMATION.
3. Press
to select INFORMATION.
4. Press
to highlight PRINT CONFIGURATION.
5. Press
to print the configuration page.
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Installing memory
You can install more memory for the printer.
CAUTION
Static electricity can damage DIMMs. When handling DIMMs, either wear an antistatic wrist
strap, or frequently touch the surface of the DIMM antistatic package and then touch bare
metal on the printer.
To install DDR memory DIMMs
1. Turn the printer off.
2. Disconnect all power and interface cables.
3. Locate the formatter board in the rear of the printer.
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4. Using a #2 Phillips screwdriver, remove the eight screws holding the board in place, and
set them aside.
5. Slide out the formatter board and set it on a clean, flat, grounded surface.
6. To replace a DDR DIMM that is currently installed, spread the latches apart on each side
of the DIMM slot, lift the DDR DIMM up at an angle, and pull it out.
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7. Remove the new DIMM from the antistatic package. Locate the alignment notch on the
bottom edge of the DIMM.
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8. Holding the DIMM by the edges, align the notch on the DIMM with the bar in the DIMM
slot at an angle and firmly press the DIMM into the slot until it is fully seated. When
installed correctly, the metal contacts are not visible.
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76 *
03 7 6
SE 03
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P 1 28
*2 P1
*2
9. Push down on the DIMM until both latches engage the DIMM.
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76 *
03 76
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28 SE
P1 28
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*2
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P1 28
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NOTE
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If you have difficulty inserting the DIMM, make sure the notch on the bottom of the DIMM is
aligned with the bar in the slot. If the DIMM still does not go in, make sure you are using the
correct type of DIMM.
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10. Align the formatter board in the tracks at the top and bottom of the slot, and then slide
the board back into the printer. Replace and tighten the eight screws removed in step 4.
11. Reconnect the power cable and interface cables, and turn the printer on.
12. If you installed a memory DIMM, go to Enabling memory.
To install a flash firmware card
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CAUTION
Do not insert a flash memory card that is designed for use with a digital camera into the
printer. The printer does not support photo printing directly from a flash memory card. If you
install a camera-type flash memory card, the control panel displays a message asking if you
want to reformat the flash memory card. If you choose to reformat the card, all data on the
card will be lost.
1. Turn the printer off.
2. Disconnect all power and interface cables.
3. Locate the formatter board in the rear of the printer.
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4. Using a #2 Phillips screwdriver, remove the eight screws holding the board in place, and
set them aside.
5. Slide out the formatter board and set it on a clean, flat, grounded surface.
6. Align the groove on the side of the flash memory card with the notches in the connector
and push it in the slot until it is fully seated.
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76 *
03 76
SE 03
28 SE
P1 28
*2 P1
*2
*
76 *
03 76
SE 03
28 SE
P1 28
*2 P1
*2
CAUTION
Do not insert the flash memory card at an angle.
NOTE
The flash memory slot marked "Firmware Slot" is reserved for firmware only.
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7. Align the formatter board in the tracks at the top and bottom of the slot, and then slide
the board back into the printer. Replace and tighten the eight screws removed in step 4.
8. Reconnect the power cable and interface cables, and turn the printer on.
Enabling memory
If you installed a memory DIMM, set the printer driver to recognize the newly added memory.
To enable memory for Windows 2000 and XP
1. On the Start menu, point to Settings, and click Printers or Printers and Faxes.
2. Right-click the printer and select Properties.
3. On the Device Settings tab, click Printer Memory (in the Installable Options section).
4. Select the total amount of memory that is now installed.
5. Click OK.
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Installing an HP Jetdirect external print server
See the installation instructions provided with the HP Jetdirect 175x external print server.
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Installing an HP Jetdirect external print server
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B
Supplies and accessories
To order supplies in the US, see http://www.hp.com/go/ljsupplies. To order supplies
worldwide, see http://www.hp.com/ghp/buyonline.html. To order accessories, see
http://www.hp.com/go/accessories.
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Supplies and accessories
Supplies, accessories, and part numbers
Part
Part number
Type/size
Memory
Q2635A
DIMM-32 MB Flash memory card
Q2630A
DIMM-128 MB DDR 200-pin SDRAM
Q2631A
DIMM-256 MB DDR 200-pin SDRAM
C9667A
Printer cabinet
J6035D
HP Jetdirect 175x series external print
server for USB, fast ethernet/ethernet
802.3
C9720A
Black print cartridge
C9721A
Cyan print cartridge
C9722A
Yellow print cartridge
C9723A
Magenta print cartridge
Q3675A
Image transfer kit
Q3676A
Image fuser kit (110 volt)
Q3677A
Image fuser kit (220 volt)
C2946A
IEEE-1284-C compliant parallel cable,
3 meters (m) (approximately 10 feet)
long, with 25-pin male/micro 36-pin
male ("C" size) connector
C6518A
USB 2.0 m cable
C6520A
USB 3.0 m cable
92215S
Macintosh DIN-8 printer cable
C2947A
10 m parallel cable
92215N
HP LocalTalk cable kit
C2934A
HP Color LaserJet Transparencies
(letter)
Accessories
Printer supplies
Cables
Media
50 sheets
C2936A
HP Color LaserJet Transparencies (A4)
50 sheets
C4179A
HP LaserJet Soft Gloss paper (letter)
200 sheets
C4179B
HP LaserJet Soft Gloss paper (A4)
200 sheets
Q1298A
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HP LaserJet Tough paper (letter)
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Supplies, accessories, and part numbers (continued)
Part
Reference materials
Part number
Type/size
Q1298B
HP LaserJet Tough paper (A4)
HPU1132
HP Premium Choice LaserJet paper
(letter)
CHP410
HP Premium Choice LaserJet paper
(A4)
HPJ1124
HP LaserJet paper (letter)
CHP310
HP LaserJet paper (A4)
Q2413A
HP Premium Cover paper letter (8.5
by 11 inches), 100 sheets
5963-7863
HP LaserJet Printer Family Print
Media Guide
5021-0337
PCL/PJL Technical Reference Package
For downloadable versions, go to
http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610.
When connected, select Manuals.
Q7732-90902
HP Color LaserJet 4610n Series User
Guide
For downloadable versions, go to
http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610.
When connected, select Manuals.
Q7732-90901
HP Color LaserJet 4610n Series
Getting Started Install Guide
For downloadable versions, go to
http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610.
When connected, select Manuals.
C9720-90902
HP Color LaserJet 4600 Series Print
Cartridge Install Guide
For downloadable versions, go to
http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610.
When connected, select Manuals.
Q3675-90901
HP Color LaserJet 4600 Series Image
Transfer Kit Install Guide
For downloadable versions, go to
http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610.
When connected, select Manuals.
Q3676-90902
HP Color LaserJet 4610n/4650 Series
Image Fuser Kit Install Guide
For downloadable versions, go to
http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610.
When connected, select Manuals.
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Supplies, accessories, and part numbers (continued)
Part
Part number
Type/size
C9667-90902
HP Color LaserJet 4600 Series Printer
Cabinet Install Guide
For downloadable versions, go to
http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610.
When connected, select Manuals.
HP Color LaserJet 4610n Series
Software Technical Reference Guide
For downloadable versions, go to
http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610.
When connected, select Manuals.
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C
Service and Support
Hewlett-Packard limited warranty statement
HP PRODUCT
HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer
DURATION OF LIMITED WARRANTY
One-year limited warranty
HP warrants to you, the end-user customer, that HP hardware and accessories will be free
from defects in materials and workmanship after the date of purchase, for the period
specified above. If HP receives notice of such defects during the warranty period, HP will, at
its option, either repair or replace products which prove to be defective. Replacement
products may be either new or equivalent in performance to new.
HP warrants to you that HP software will not fail to execute its programming instructions after
the date of purchase, for the period specified above, due to defects in material and
workmanship when properly installed and used. If HP receives notice of such defects during
the warranty period, HP will replace software which does not execute its programming
instructions due to such defects.
HP does not warrant that the operation of HP products will be uninterrupted or error free. If
HP is unable, within a reasonable time, to repair or replace any product to a condition as
warranted, you will be entitled to a refund of the purchase price upon prompt return of the
product.
HP products may contain remanufactured parts equivalent to new in performance or may
have been subject to incidental use.
Warranty does not apply to defects resulting from (a) improper or inadequate maintenance
or calibration, (b) software, interfacing, parts or supplies not supplied by HP, (c)
unauthorized modification or misuse, (d) operation outside of the published environmental
specifications for the product, or (e) improper site preparation or maintenance.
HP’s limited warranty is valid in any country/region or locality where HP has a support
presence for this product and where HP has marketed this product. The level of warranty
service you receive may vary according to local standards. HP will not alter form, fit or
function of the product to make it operate in a country/region for which it was never intended
to function for legal or regulatory reasons. TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW,
THE ABOVE WARRANTIES ARE EXCLUSIVE AND NO OTHER WARRANTY OR
CONDITION, WHETHER WRITTEN OR ORAL, IS EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AND HP
SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF
MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY, AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR
PURPOSE. Some countries/regions, states or provinces do not allow limitations on the
duration of an implied warranty, so the above limitation or exclusion might not apply to you.
This warranty gives you specific legal rights and you might also have other rights that vary
from country/region to country/region, state to state, or province to province.
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TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW, THE REMEDIES IN THIS WARRANTY
STATEMENT ARE YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDIES. EXCEPT AS INDICATED
ABOVE, IN NO EVENT WILL HP OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR LOSS OF DATA
OR FOR DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING LOST
PROFIT OR DATA), OR OTHER DAMAGE, WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, OR
OTHERWISE. Some countries/regions, states or provinces do not allow the exclusion or
limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitation or exclusion may
not apply to you.
THE WARRANTY TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS STATEMENT, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT
LAWFULLY PERMITTED, DO NOT EXCLUDE, RESTRICT OR MODIFY AND ARE IN
ADDITION TO THE MANDATORY STATUTORY RIGHTS APPLICABLE TO THE SALE OF
THIS PRODUCT TO YOU.
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Print Cartridge Limited Warranty Statement
Limited warranty for print cartridges and image drums. This HP product is warranted to be
free from defects in materials and workmanship.
This warranty does not apply to print cartridges that (a) have been refilled, refurbished,
remanufactured or tampered with in any way, (b) experience problems resulting from
misuse, improper storage, or operation outside of the published environmental specifications
for the printer product or (c) exhibit wear from ordinary use.
To obtain warranty service, please return the product to place of purchase (with a written
description of the problem and print samples) or contact HP customer support. At HP’s
option, HP will either replace products that prove to be defective or refund your purchase
price.
TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW, THE ABOVE WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE
AND NO OTHER WARRANTY OR CONDITION, WHETHER WRITTEN OR ORAL, IS
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AND HP SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY,
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL HP OR ITS
SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL
(INCLUDING LOST PROFIT OR DATA), OR OTHER DAMAGE, WHETHER BASED IN
CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE.
THE WARRANTY TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS STATEMENT, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT
LAWFULLY PERMITTED, DO NOT EXCLUDE, RESTRICT OR MODIFY AND ARE IN
ADDITION TO THE MANDATORY STATUTORY RIGHTS APPLICABLE TO THE SALE OF
THIS PRODUCT TO YOU.
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Fuser and Transfer unit Limited Warranty Statement
This HP product is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship until the
printer provides a low-life indicator on the control panel.
This warranty does not apply to products that (a) have been refurbished, remanufactured or
tampered with in any way, (b) experience problems resulting from misuse, improper storage,
or operation outside of the published environmental specifications for the printer product or
(c) exhibit wear from ordinary use.
To obtain warranty service, please return the product to place of purchase (with a written
description of the problem) or contact HP customer support. At HP’s option, HP will either
replace products that prove to be defective or refund your purchase price.
TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW, THE ABOVE WARRANTY IS EXCLUSIVE
AND NO OTHER WARRANTY OR CONDITION, WHETHER WRITTEN OR ORAL, IS
EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED AND HP SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS ANY IMPLIED
WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, SATISFACTORY QUALITY,
AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
TO THE EXTENT ALLOWED BY LOCAL LAW, IN NO EVENT WILL HP OR ITS
SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL
(INCLUDING LOST PROFIT OR DATA), OR OTHER DAMAGE, WHETHER BASED IN
CONTRACT, TORT, OR OTHERWISE.
THE WARRANTY TERMS CONTAINED IN THIS STATEMENT, EXCEPT TO THE EXTENT
LAWFULLY PERMITTED, DO NOT EXCLUDE, RESTRICT OR MODIFY AND ARE IN
ADDITION TO THE MANDATORY STATUTORY RIGHTS APPLICABLE TO THE SALE OF
THIS PRODUCT TO YOU.
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HP maintenance agreements
HP has several types of maintenance agreements that meet a wide range of support needs.
Maintenance agreements are not part of the standard warranty. Support services may vary
by area. Check with your local HP dealer to determine the services available to you.
On-site service agreements
To provide you with the level of support best suited to your needs, HP has on-site service
agreements with three response times:
Priority on-site service
This agreement provides 4-hour service response to your site for calls made during normal
HP business hours.
Next-day on-site service
This agreement provides support by the next working day following a service request.
Extended coverage hours and extended travel beyond HP’s designated service zones are
available on most on-site agreements (for additional charges).
Weekly (volume) on-site service
This agreement provides scheduled weekly on-site visits for organizations with many HP
products. This agreement is designated for sites using 25 or more workstation products,
including printers, plotters, computers, and disk drives.
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HP maintenance agreements
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D
Printer specifications
Physical dimensions
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Product
Height
Depth
Width
Weight
HP Color
LaserJet 4610n
566 mm
(22.30 in)
480 mm
(18.91 in)
456 mm
(17.97 in)
36.3 kg
(80.03 lbs)
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Electrical specifications
Power requirements
110-Volt models
220-Volt models
110-127V (+/- 10 percent)
220-240V (+/- 10 percent)
50/60 Hz (+/- 2 Hz)
50/60 Hz (+/- 2 Hz)
Power consumption (average, in watts)
Power consumption (average, in watts)
NOTE
Product model
Active (22
ppm letter)
Idle
PowerSave
Off
Heat OutputIdle (BTU/
Hour)
HP Color
LaserJet
4610n
560
38
26
0.3
130
Values are subject to change. See http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610 for current information.
PowerSave default activation time is 30 minutes.
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Acoustic emissions
NOTE
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Sound Power Level
Declared Per ISO 9296
Active (22 ppm letter)
LWAd=6.5 Bels (A) [65 dB (A)]
Idle
LWAd=5.0 Bels (A) [50 dB (A)]
SPL - Bystander Position
Declared Per ISO 9296
Active (22 ppm letter)
LpAm=51 dB (A)
Idle
LpAm=34 dB (A)
Values are subject to change. See http://www.hp.com/support/clj4610 for current information.
Acoustic emissions
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Environmental specifications
216
Specification
Recommended
Temperature
17 to 25 °C (62.6 to 77 °F)
Humidity
30 to 70 percent relative
humidity (RH)
Altitude
0 to 2600 m (0 to 8530 ft)
Appendix D Printer specifications
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E
Regulatory information
FCC regulations
This equipment has been tested and found to comply with the limits for a Class B digital
device, pursuant to Part 15 of the FCC rules. These limits are designed to provide
reasonable protection against harmful interference in a residential installation. This
equipment generates, uses, and can radiate radio frequency energy. If this equipment is not
installed and used in accordance with the instructions, it may cause harmful interference to
radio communications. However, there is no guarantee that interference will not occur in a
particular installation. If this equipment does cause harmful interference to radio or television
reception, which can be determined by turning the equipment off and on, the user is
encouraged to try to correct the interference by one or more of the following measures:
NOTE
●
reorient or relocate the receiving antenna.
●
increase separation between equipment and receiver.
●
connect equipment to an outlet on a circuit different from that to which the receiver is
located.
●
consult your dealer or an experienced radio/TV technician.
Any changes or modifications to the printer that are not expressly approved by HP could void
the user’s authority to operate this equipment.
Use of a shielded interface cable is required to comply with the Class B limits of Part 15 of
FCC rules.
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Environmental product stewardship program
Protecting the environment
Hewlett-Packard Company is committed to providing quality products in an environmentally
sound manner. This product has been designed with several attributes to minimize impacts
on the environment.
Ozone production
This product generates no appreciable ozone gas (O3).
Power consumption
Power usage drops significantly while in PowerSave mode, which saves natural resources
and saves money without affecting the high performance of this printer. This product
qualifies for ENERGY STAR® (Version 3.0), which is a voluntary program to encourage the
development of energy-efficient office products.
ENERGY STAR® is a U.S. registered service mark of the U.S. Environmental Protection
Agency. As an ENERGY STAR® partner, Hewlett-Packard Company has determined that
this product meets ENERGY STAR® Guidelines for energy efficiency. For more information,
see http://www.energystar.gov/.
Plastics
Plastic parts over 25 grams have markings according to international standards that
enhance the ability to identify plastics for recycling purposes at the end of the product’s life.
HP LaserJet printing supplies
In many countries/regions, this product’s printing supplies (print cartridges, fuser, and
transfer unit) can be returned to HP through the HP Printing Supplies Returns and Recycling
Program. An easy-to-use and free takeback program is available in over 48 countries/
regions. Multilingual program information and instructions are included in every new
HP LaserJet print cartridge and supplies package.
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HP Printing Supplies Returns and Recycling Program
Information
Since 1990, the HP Printing Supplies Returns and Recycling Program has collected millions
of used LaserJet print cartridges that otherwise might have been discarded in the world’s
landfills. The HP LaserJet print cartridges and supplies are collected and bulk-shipped to our
resource and recovery partners, who disassemble the cartridges. After a thorough quality
inspection, selected parts are reclaimed for use in new cartridges. Remaining materials are
separated and converted into raw materials for use by other industries to make a variety of
useful products.
●
U.S. returns—For a more environmentally responsible return of used cartridges and
supplies, HP encourages the use of bulk returns. Simply bundle two or more cartridges
together and use the single, pre-paid, and pre-addressed UPS label that is supplied in
the package. For more information in the U.S., call 1-800-340-2445 or visit the
HP LaserJet Supplies website at http://www.hp.com/go/recycle.
●
Non-U.S. recycling returns—Non-U.S. customers should call the local HP Sales and
Service Office or visit the http://www.hp.com/go/recycle website for further information
regarding availability of the HP Supplies Returns and Recycling Program.
Recycled paper
This product is capable of using recycled papers when the paper meets the guidelines
outlined in the HP LaserJet Family Print Media Guide. See Supplies and accessories for
ordering information. This product is suitable for the use of recycled paper according to EN
12281:2002.
Material restrictions
This product does not contain batteries.
This product does not contain added mercury.
This product contains lead in solder that may require special handling at end-of-life.
For recycling information, contact http://www.hp.com/go/recycle, contact your local
authorities, or go to the Electronics Industries Alliance website http://www.eiae.org.
Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS) can be obtained by contacting the HP LaserJet
Supplies website at http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/community/environment/productinfo/safety.htm.
For more information
On HP’s environmental programs, including:
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●
Product environmental profile sheet for this and many related HP products
●
HP’s commitment to the environment
●
HP’s environmental management system
●
HP’s end-of-life product return and recycling program
●
Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
Environmental product stewardship program
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See http://www.hp.com/go/environment or http://www.hp.com/hpinfo/community/environment.
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Declaration of Conformity
Declaration of Conformity
according to ISO/IEC Guide 22 and EN 45014
Manufacturer’s Name:
Manufacturer’s Address:
Hewlett-Packard Development Company
11311 Chinden Boulevard,
Boise, Idaho 83714-1021, USA
declares that the product
Product Name:
Regulatory Model Number4:
Product Options:
HP Color LaserJet 4610n
BOISB-0304-00
All
conforms to the following Product Specifications:
Safety:
IEC 60950:1999 / EN60950:2000
IEC 60825-1:1993 +A1:1997 +A2:2001 / EN60825-1:1994 +A11:1996 +A2:2001 (Class 1 Laser/LED Product)
GB4943-2001
EMC:
CISPR 22:1997 / EN 55022:1998 Class B1, 3
EN 61000-3-2:1995 / A14
EN 61000-3-3:1995 / A1
EN 55024:1998
FCC Title 47 CFR, Part 15 Class B2 / ICES-003, Issue 3
GB9254-1998, GB17625.1-1998
Supplementary Information:
The product herewith complies with the requirements of the EMC Directive 89/336/EEC and the Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC, and carries
the CE-Marking accordingly:
1
The product was tested in a typical configuration with Hewlett-Packard Personal Computer Systems.
2
This Device complies with Part 15 of the FCC Rules. Operation is subject to the following two Conditions: (1) this device may not cause
harmful interference, and (2) this device must accept any interference received, including interference that may cause undesired operation.
3
The product includes LAN (Local Area Network) options. When the interface cable is attached to LAN connectors, the product meets the
requirements of EN55022 Class A in which case the following applies: "Warning - This is a class A product. In a domestic environment, this
product may cause radio interference, in which case the user may be required to take adequate measures".
4
For regulatory purposes, this product is assigned a Regulatory model number. This number should not be confused with the product name or
the product number(s).
Boise, Idaho 83714-1021, USA
29 January, 2004
For regulatory topics only:
Australia Contact:
Product Regulations Manager, Hewlett-Packard Australia, Ltd., 31-41 Joseph Street, Blackburn, Victoria 3130, Australia
European Contact:
Your Local Hewlett-Packard Sales and Service Office or Hewlett-Packard Gmbh, Department HQ-TRE/Standards
Europe, Herrenberger Straße 140, Böblingen, D-71034, Böblingen (FAX: +49-7031-14-3143)
USA Contact:
Product Relations Manager, Hewlett-Packard Company, PO Box 15, Mail Stop 160, Boise, Idaho 83707-0015, USA
(Phone: 208-396-6000)
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Safety statements
Laser safety
The Center for Devices and Radiological Health (CDRH) of the U.S. Food and Drug
Administration has implemented regulations for laser products manufactured since August 1,
1976. Compliance is mandatory for products marketed in the United States. The printer is
certified as a "Class 1" laser product under the U.S. Department of Health and Human
Services (DHHS) Radiation Performance Standard according to the Radiation Control for
Health and Safety Act of 1968. Since radiation emitted inside the printer is completely
confined within protective housings and external covers, the laser beam cannot escape
during any phase of normal user operation.
WARNING!
Using controls, making adjustments, or performing procedures other than those specified in
this user guide may result in exposure to hazardous radiation.
Canadian DOC regulations
Complies with Canadian EMC Class B requirements.
« Conforme à la classe B des normes canadiennes de compatibilité électromagnétiques.
« CEM ». »
EMI statement (Korea)
VCCI statement (Japan)
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Laser Statement for Finland
Luokan 1 laserlaite
Klass 1 Laser Apparat
HP Color LaserJet 4610n laserkirjoitin on käyttäjän kannalta turvallinen luokan 1 laserlaite.
Normaalissa käytössä kirjoittimen suojakotelointi estää lasersäteen pääsyn laitteen
ulkopuolelle. Laitteen turvallisuusluokka on määritetty standardin EN 60825-1 (1994)
mukaisesti.
VAROITUS!
Laitteen käyttäminen muulla kuin käyttöohjeessa mainitulla tavalla saattaa altistaa käyttäjän
turvallisuusluokan 1 ylittävälle näkymättömälle lasersäteilylle.
VARNING!
Om apparaten används på annat sätt än i bruksanvisning specificerats, kan användaren
utsättas för osynlig laserstrålning, som överskrider gränsen för laserklass 1.
HUOLTO
HP Color LaserJet 4610n -kirjoittimen sisällä ei ole käyttäjän huollettavissa olevia kohteita.
Laitteen saa avata ja huoltaa ainoastaan sen huoltamiseen koulutettu henkilö. Tällaiseksi
huoltotoimenpiteeksi ei katsota väriainekasetin vaihtamista, paperiradan puhdistusta tai
muita käyttäjän käsikirjassa lueteltuja, käyttäjän tehtäväksi tarkoitettuja ylläpitotoimia, jotka
voidaan suorittaa ilman erikoistyökaluja.
VARO!
Mikäli kirjoittimen suojakotelo avataan, olet alttiina näkymättömällelasersäteilylle laitteen
ollessa toiminnassa. Älä katso säteeseen.
VARNING!
Om laserprinterns skyddshölje öppnas då apparaten är i funktion, utsättas användaren för
osynlig laserstrålning. Betrakta ej strålen. Tiedot laitteessa käytettävän laserdiodin
säteilyominaisuuksista: Aallonpituus 775-795 nm
Teho 5 m W
Luokan 3B laser
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Glossary
bidirectional communication
Two-way data transmission.
bin
A receptacle for holding printed pages.
BOOTP
Abbreviation for "Bootstrap Protocol," an Internet protocol that allows a
computer to find its own IP address.
chooser
A Macintosh accessory that allows you to select a device.
CMYK
An acronym for colors "cyan, magenta, yellow, and black."
control panel
The area on the printer that contains buttons and a display screen. Use the
control panel to set printer settings and to get information about the printer’s
status.
DDR
Acronym for double data-rate.
default
The normal or standard setting for hardware or software.
DHCP
An acronym for "dynamic host configuration protocol." DHCP enables
individual computers or peripherals connected to a network to find their own
configuration information, including the IP address.
DIMM
An acronym for "dual in-line memory module." A small circuit board that
holds memory chips.
Emulated PostScript
Software that emulates Adobe PostScript, a programming language that
describes the appearance of the printed page.
firmware
Programming instructions that are stored in a read-only memory unit inside
the printer.
Flash memory card
A small-sized, high-quality, removable memory card.
font
A complete set of letters, numerals, and symbols in a typeface.
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fuser
The assembly that uses heat to fuse the toner onto the paper or other media.
grayscale
Various shades of gray.
halftone pattern
A halftone pattern uses differing sizes of ink dots to produce a continuoustone image such as a photograph.
HP Jetdirect
HP product for network printing.
HP Web Jetadmin
HP trademarked Web-based printer control software that lets you use a
computer to manage any peripheral connected to an HP Jetdirect print server.
I/O
An acronym for "input/output" and refers to computer port settings.
IP address
The unique number assigned to a computer device connected to a network.
IPX/SPX
An acronym for "internetwork packet exchange/sequenced packet exchange."
macro
A single keystroke or command that results in a series of actions or
instructions.
manual duplex
Allows printing on both sides of a sheet of paper.
media
The paper, labels, transparencies, or other material on which the printer
prints the image.
memory tag
A memory partition with a specific address.
monochrome
Black and white. Devoid of color.
mopy
The HP term for "multiple original prints" capability.
network
A system of computers interconnected by telephone wires or other means in
order to share information.
network administrator
A person who manages a network.
page buffer
Temporary printer memory used to hold page data while the printer creates
an image of the page.
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parallel cable
A type of computer cable often used to connect printers directly to a
computer rather than to a network.
parallel port
A connection point for a device connected with a parallel cable.
PCL
An acronym for "Printer Control Language."
peripheral
An auxilliary device, such as a printer, modem, or storage system, that works
in conjunction with a computer.
personality
Distinctive features or characteristics of a printer or printer language.
pixel
Abbreviation for "picture element," which is the smallest unit of area in an
image displayed on a screen.
PJL
An acronym for "Printer Job Language."
PostScript
A trademarked page description language.
PPD
An acronym for "PostScript Printer Description."
Print Task Quick Set
A feature of the printer driver that allows you to save the current printer
driver settings (for example: page orientation, two-sided printing, and paper
sources) for reuse.
printer driver
Software program that allows a computer to access printer features.
RAM
An acronym for "random access memory," a type of computer memory used
to store data that may change.
RARP
An acronym for "Reverse Address Resolution Protocol," a protocol that
enables a computer or peripheral to determine its own IP address.
raster image
An image composed of dots.
render
The process of outputting text or graphics.
RGB
An acronym for colors red, green, and blue.
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ROM
An acronym for "read-only memory," a type of computer memory used to
store data that should not be changed.
supplies
Materials used by the printer that are used up and must be replaced. Supply
items for the HP Color LaserJet 4610n printer are the four print cartridges,
the transfer belt, and the fuser.
TCP/IP
An internet protocol (developed by the U.S. Department of Defense) that has
become the global standard for communications.
toner
The fine black or colored powder that forms the image on the printed media.
transfer unit
The black plastic belt that transports the media inside the printer and
transfers the toner from the print cartridges onto the media.
tray
A receptacle for holding blank media.
xerographic paper
General term for paper intended for photocopy or laser printer use.
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Index
Symbols/Numerics
2-sided printing 89
A
accessories
ordering 203
part numbers 204
alerts
configuring 122
auto continue 54
B
booklet printing
90
C
cables
ordering 204
clearable warnings
setting display time 54
color
adjusting 108
CMYK ink set emulation 107
edge control 109
four-color printing 107
halftone options 108
HP ImageREt 2400 106
managing 108
matching 110
neutral grays 109
print in grayscale 108
printed vs. monitor 110
RGB 109
sRGB 107
using 106
color options
configuring 50
color supply out
reporting 55
components
locating 7
configuration page
printing 100
configure device menu 30, 35
configuring
alerts 122
control panel
blank display 175
buttons 24, 26
configuring 49
display 24
lights 24, 27
menus 28, 29
messages 130
overview 23, 24
printer personalities 53
problems 178
using in shared environments 58
controlling print jobs 68
D
Declaration of Conformity 221
diagnostics menu 46
DIMMs (dual inline memory modules)
installing 194
double-sided printing 89
driver autoconfiguration 8
duplex printing 89
E
embedded Web server
using to configure alerts
envelopes
jams 174
loading in Tray 1 77
environmental features 5
errors
auto continue 54
122
F
FCC regulations 217
flash memory card
installing 197
font list
printing 102
G
grayscale printing 108
H
HP fraud hotline 114
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HP Jetdirect print servers
installing 201
HP Web Jetadmin
checking toner level 115
using to configure alerts 122
I
I/O (input/output)
configuring 63
menu 44
information menu 33
input trays
capacities 20
configuring 34, 51, 72
IP address
displaying 50
J
jam recovery
setting 56
jams
common causes 160
configuring alerts 122
envelopes 174
locations 158
recovery 158
Japanese VCCI statement 222
job held timeout 49
job storage limit 49
K
Korean EMI statement 222
L
language
changing 57
lights 27
M
maintenance
agreements 211
media
colored paper 86
envelopes 86
glossy paper 85
heavy paper 86
labels 86
letterhead 87
loading in Tray 1 75
loading Tray 2, Tray 3, Tray 4 78, 80
maximum size 5
ordering 204
preprinted forms 87
recycled paper 88
selecting 70
size 20
tough paper 87
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transparencies 85
type 5, 20
weight 5, 20
memory
adding 97, 193
enabling 200
menu map
description 33
printing 100
menus
configure device 35
diagnostics 46
I/O (input/output) 44
information 33
paper handling 34
print quality 38
printing 35
resets 45
retrieve job 32
system setup 40
messages
error 129
status 129
warning 129
N
networks
administrative tools 19
AppleTalk 64
configuring 60
I/O interfaces 63
Novell NetWare 63
software 18
UNIX/Linux 64
Windows 63
P
paper handling 5
paper handling menu 34
paper path test page
printing 127
parallel configuration 61
personality
setting 53
PIN (personal identification number)
private jobs 95
PowerSave
changing settings 52
disabling 53
time 52
preconfiguration 8
print cartridge
authentication 114
checking the toner level 115
genuine HP 114
life expectancy 115
managing 114
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replacing 116
storing 115
print quality menu 38
print server card
installing 201
Printer 5
printer
accessories 5
connectivity 6
driver 9
fonts 5
performance 5
personalities 5
printer information pages
troubleshooting 127
printer personalities 53
printer settings 35
printing
booklets 90
printing menu 35
private jobs
deleting 96
printing 95
product stewardship 218
R
RAM (random access memory) 5
recycling
print cartridge 218
registration page
printing 127
regulations
FCC 217
resets menu 45
retrieve job menu 32
S
safety statements
laser safety 222
laser safety for Finland 223
service
agreements 211
software
applications 19
installing 12, 18
macintosh 12
networks 18
utilities 19
special situations
blank back cover 91
custom-sized media 91
different first page 91
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acoustic 215
dimensions 213
electrical 214
humidity 216
temperature 216
stopping a print request 92
storing jobs
deleting 94
printing 94
private jobs 95
proof and hold jobs 94
storing 93
supplies
ordering 203
part numbers 204
replacement intervals 121
supplies low
configuring alerts 122
reporting 55
supplies out
configuring alerts 122
supplies status page
description 33
printing 101
system setup menu 40
T
troubleshooting
checklist 125
color printing problems 182
control panel problems 178
incorrect printer output 179
jams 158
media handling problems 171
overhead transparencies 184
print quality 184
printer response 175
software applications 181
transparencies 173
two-sided printing 89
U
Update Now 8
usage page
description 33
printing 101
USB configuration 62
W
warranty
print cartridge 209
product 207
transfer unit 210
wireless printing
802.11b standard 65
Bluetooth 65
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