HP Color LaserJet 4600n manual

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  • Brand: HP
  • Product: Printer
  • Model/name: Color LaserJet 4600n
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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Copyright and License
© Copyright Hewlett-Packard Company, 2002
All Rights Reserved. Reproduction, adaptation, or translation without
prior written permission is prohibited, except as allowed under the
copyright laws.
Part number: C9660-90912
First edition: April 2002
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Warranty
The information contained in this document is subject to change
without notice. Hewlett-Packard makes no warranty of any kind with
respect to this information.
HEWLETT-PACKARD SPECIFICALLY DISCLAIMS THE IMPLIED
WARRANTY OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A
PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
Hewlett-Packard shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental,
consequential, or other damage alleged in connection with the
furnishing or use of this information.
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Trademark Credits
Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.
Arial is a U.S. registered trademark of the Monotype Corporation.
Energy Star and the Energy Star logo are U.S. registered service
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PostScript is a trademark of Adobe Systems.
TrueType is a U.S. trademark of Apple Computer, Inc.
UNIX is a registered trademark The Open Group.
Windows ® , MS Windows ® , and Windows NT ® are U.S. registered
trademarks of Microsoft Corporation.
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Contents
1 Printer basics
Quick access to printer information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
World Wide Web links. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
User guide links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
Where to look for more information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Setting up the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Using the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Printer configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
HP Color LaserJet 4600 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
HP Color LaserJet 4600n (Europe only). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
HP Color LaserJet 4600dn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
HP Color LaserJet 4600dtn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
HP Color LaserJet 4600hdn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 7
Printer features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Factors affecting printer performance. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Walk around . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Control panel overview . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Introduction. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Display . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Accessing the control panel from a computer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Control panel buttons . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Interpreting control panel indicator lights. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16
Control panel menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Overview. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Getting started basics . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
Menu hierarchy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Retrieve job menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Information menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Paper handling menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Configure device menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Diagnostics menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Retrieve job menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Information menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 23
Paper handling menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
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Configure device menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Printing menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Print quality menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
System setup menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
I/O menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Resets menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30
Diagnostics menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Changing printer control panel configuration settings . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Job storage limit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32
Job held timeout . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Tray behavior options: use requested tray and manually feed . 33
PowerSave Time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
Personality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Clearable warnings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Auto continue . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Supplies low . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Jam recovery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Language . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Using the printer control panel in shared environments . . . . . . . . . 40
Printer drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Printer software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Software for networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
HP Web Jetadmin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 43
UNIX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Embedded Web server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Other components and utilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
Network configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 47
Configuring Novell NetWare frame type parameters . . . . . . . . 47
Configuring TCP/IP parameters . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Disabling network protocols (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
To disable IPX/SPX . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
To disable DLC/LLC . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Parallel configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Enhanced I/O (EIO) configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
HP Jetdirect print servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54
Available enhanced I/O interfaces . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
NetWare networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Windows and Windows NT networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
AppleTalk networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
LocalTalk configuration. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
LocalTalk network configuration . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
UNIX/Linux networks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
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Supplies and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Ordering directly through the embedded Web server
(for printers with network connections) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
Ordering directly through the printer software
(for printers directly connected to a computer) . . . . . . . . . . . . . 57
2 Printing tasks
Controlling print jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Print setting priorities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Selecting print media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Media to avoid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Media that may damage the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Configuring input trays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Configuring Tray 1 media type . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Configuring Tray 1 media size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Tray 2 and Tray 3 media type. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Tray 2 and Tray 3 media size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Tray 2 or Tray 3 custom media. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 68
Printing from Tray 1 (multipurpose tray) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Printing envelopes from Tray 1. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Printing from Tray 2 and Tray 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Loading standard-sized media into Tray 2 and Tray 3 . . . . . . . 72
Loading custom-sized media into Tray 2 and Tray 3 . . . . . . . . 74
Printing on special media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Transparencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Glossy paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 75
Colored paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 76
Labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Heavy paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 77
Preprinted forms and letterhead . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Recycled paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
2-sided (duplex) printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Control panel settings for 2-sided printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Options for binding 2-sided printing jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 81
Manual 2-sided printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Special printing situations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Printing a different first page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Printing on custom-size media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 83
Stopping a print request . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Job retention features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Storing a print job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Quick copying a job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Proofing and holding a job . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Private jobs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Printing with the optional HP Fast InfraRed Receiver . . . . . . . . . . . 90
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Setting up to print with Windows 95, 98, 2000,
NT, ME, and XP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Setting up to print with Macintosh computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 91
Printing a job. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Interrupting and resuming printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Managing memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 93
3 Managing the printer
Printer information pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Menu map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 97
Configuration page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Supplies status page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 98
Usage page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
Demo . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
File directory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 99
PCL or PS font list . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Event log. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
Print quality troubleshooting pages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 101
Using the embedded Web server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
To access the embedded Web server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102
Information tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 103
Using Printer Status and Alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 106
4 Color
Using color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
HP ImageREt 2400. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Paper selection. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Color options. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
sRGB . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 112
Managing color . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Print in Grayscale . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Automatic or manual color adjustment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 113
Matching colors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
PANTONE®* color matching . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Swatch book color matching. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
5 Maintenance
Managing the print cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
HP print cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Non-HP print cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Print cartridge authentication . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 121
Print cartridge storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Print cartridge life expectancy. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Checking the print cartridge life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Changing print cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
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Replacing supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Locating supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Supply replacement guidelines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Making room around the printer for replacing supplies. . . . . . 127
Approximate replacement intervals for supplies . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Configuring alerts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
6 Problemsolving
Basic troubleshooting checklist . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Control panel messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Status messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Warning messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Error messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Critical error messages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Paper jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 160
Paper jam recovery. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 161
Common causes of paper jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 162
Clearing jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Jam in Tray 1, Tray 2, or Tray 3 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 164
Jams in the top cover . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 166
Jam in paper input path or paper path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 169
Jam in duplex path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 170
Media-handling problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 172
Printer response problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 177
Printer control panel problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 180
Color printing problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 181
Incorrect printer output . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 183
Guidelines for printing with different fonts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 184
Software application problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 185
Print quality troubleshooting . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Print quality problems associated with media. . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Overhead transparency defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 186
Print quality problems associated with the environment. . . . . 187
Print quality problems associated with jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 187
Print quality troubleshooting pages. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 188
Appendix A Service and support
Hewlett-Packard limited warranty statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 189
Limited warranty for print cartridge life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 191
Transfer unit and fuser warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 192
HP maintenance agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
On-site service agreements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 193
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Appendix B Specifications and regulatory information
Printer specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Physical dimensions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Electrical specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 195
Operating environment specifications. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
Acoustic emissions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 196
FCC regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 197
Environmental product stewardship program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Protecting the environment. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 198
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 201
Safety statements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Laser safety . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
Canadian DOC regulations. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
EMI statement (Korea) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 202
VCCI statement (Japan) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Laser Statement for Finland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Luokan 1 laserlaite . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 203
Appendix C Print media specifications
Supported media weights and sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 205
Appendix D Working with
memory and print server cards
Printer memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 211
Installing memory and font DIMMs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
To install memory and font DIMMs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 213
Enabling memory . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Enabling the language font DIMM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 216
Checking DIMM installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 217
Installing an HP Jetdirect print server card . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
To install an HP Jetdirect print server card. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 218
Appendix E Glossary
Index
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1 Printer basics
This chapter contains information on setting up your printer and
becoming familiar with its features. The following topics are covered:
z Quick access to printer information
z Where to look for more information
z Printer configurations
z Printer features
z Walk around
z Control panel overview
z Control panel buttons
z Interpreting control panel indicator lights
z Control panel menus
z Menu hierarchy
z Retrieve job menu
z Information menu
z Paper handling menu
z Configure device menu
z Diagnostics menu
z Changing printer control panel configuration settings
z Using the printer control panel in shared environments
z Printer drivers
z Printer software
z Software for networks
z Embedded Web server
z Other components and utilities
z Network configuration
z Parallel configuration
z Enhanced I/O (EIO) configuration
z Supplies and accessories
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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:
http://www.hp.com/support/lj4600
Printer drivers may be obtained from the following sites:
In China: ftp://www.hp.com.cn/support/lj4600
In Japan: ftp://www.jpn.hp.com/support/lj4600
In Korea: http://www.hp.co.kr/support/lj4600
In Taiwan: http://www.hp.com.tw/support/lj4600
or the local driver website:
http://www.dds.com.tw
To order supplies:
United States: http://www.hp.com/go/ljsupplies
Worldwide: http://www.hp.com/ghp/buyonline.html
To order accessories:
http://www.hp.com/go/accessories
User guide links
z Walk around
z Replacing supplies
z Index
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Where to look for more information
WWW Several references are available for use with this printer. See
http://www.hp.com/support/lj4600.
Setting up the printer
Getting Started Guide
Step-by-step instructions for
installing and setting up
the printer.
HP Jetdirect Print Server
Administrator’s Guide
Instructions to configure and
troubleshoot the HP Jetdirect print
server.
Accessory and Consumable
Installation Guides
Step-by-step instructions, supplied with
the printer’s optional accessories and
consumables, for installing the printer’s
accessories and consumables.
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Using the printer
CD User Guide
Detailed information on using and
troubleshooting the printer. Available on
the CD-ROM that came with the printer.
Online Help
Information on printer options that are
available from within printer drivers. To
view a Help file, access the online Help
through the printer driver.
HTML (Online) User Guide
Detailed information on using and
troubleshooting the printer. Available at
http://www.hp.com/support/lj4600.
Once connected, select Manuals.
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Printer configurations
Thank you for purchasing the HP Color LaserJet 4600 series printer.
This printer is available in the configurations described below.
HP Color LaserJet 4600
The HP Color LaserJet 4600 printer is a four-color laser printer that
prints 17 pages per minute (ppm) for letter size paper and 16 ppm for
A4 size paper.
z Trays. The printer comes with a multipurpose tray (Tray 1) that
holds up to 100 sheets of various print media or 20 envelopes;
500-sheet paper feeder (Tray 2) that supports letter, legal,
executive, JIS B5, A4, and A5-sized and custom media. Supports
an optional 500-sheet paper feeder (Tray 3) that supports letter,
legal, executive, JIS B5, A4, and A5-sized and custom media.
z Connectivity. The printer provides parallel and network ports for
connectivity. The printer also contains three enhanced
input/output (EIO) slots, an FIR connection, and a standard
bidirectional parallel cable interface (IEEE-1284 compliant).
z Memory. The printer contains 96 megabytes (MB) of
synchronous dynamic random access memory (SDRAM). To
allow for memory expansion, the printer has three 168-pin DIMM
slots that accept 64, 128, or 256 MB RAM each. This printer can
support up to 512 MB of memory. 416 MB is available for
additional SDRAM. An optional hard disk drive is available.
HP Color LaserJet 4600n (Europe only)
The HP Color LaserJet 4600n printer includes the features of the
4600, plus automatic 2-sided printing.
HP Color LaserJet 4600dn
The HP Color LaserJet 4600dn includes the features of the 4600n
plus an HP Jetdirect 610N printer server EIO network card.
HP Color LaserJet 4600dtn
The HP Color LaserJet 4600dtn includes the features of the 4600dn,
additional 500-sheet paper feeder (Tray 3), and a total of 160 MB of
SDRAM.
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HP Color LaserJet 4600hdn
The HP Color LaserJet 4600hdn includes the features of the 4600dtn,
plus a hard disk.
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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.
Feature Characteristics
Performance z 17 pages per minute (ppm) for letter size paper and
16 ppm for A4 size paper.
z Prints on transparencies and glossy paper. For more
information, see Supported media weights and sizes.
Memory z 96 megabytes (MB) of synchronous dynamic random
access memory (SDRAM) (160 MB in the HP Color
LaserJet 4600dtn and 4600hdn printers).
z Can be expanded to 512 MB.
z Optional hard disk drive (included with the HP Color
LaserJet 4600hdn printer).
User interface z Graphic display on control panel.
z Enhanced Help with animated graphics.
z Embedded Web server to access support and order
supplies (network-connected printers).
Supported
printer
personalities
z HP PCL 6.
z HP PCL 5c.
z PostScript 3 emulation.
z Automatic language switching.
Storage features z Job retention (for printers with hard disks).
z Fonts and forms.
z Personal identification number (PIN) printing.
Environmental
features
z PowerSave setting.
z High content of recyclable components and materials.
z Energy Star compliant.
z Blue Angel compliant.
Fonts z 80 internal fonts available for both PCL and PostScript
emulation.
z 80 printer-matching screen fonts in TrueType™ format
available with the software solution.
z Supports forms and fonts on the disk using HP Web
Jetadmin.
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Paper handling z Prints on media from 77 mm by 127 mm (3 inches by 5
inches) up to legal size.
z Prints on media with weights from 60 g/m2 to 163 g/m2
(16 lb bond to 44 lb bond).
z Prints on a wide range of media types including
glossy, labels, overhead transparencies, and
envelopes.
z Multiple gloss levels.
z A 500-sheet paper feeder (Tray 2) that supports letter-,
legal-, executive-, JIS B5-, A4-, and A5-sized and
custom media.
z Optional 500-sheet paper feeder (Tray 3) that supports
letter-, legal-, executive-, JIS B5-, A4-, and A5-sized
and custom media; standard on HP Color LaserJet
4600dtn and 4600hdn printers.
z Two-sided printing on HP Color LaserJet 4600dn,
4600dtn, and 4600hdn printers.
z 250-sheet face-down output bin.
Accessories z Printer hard disk, which provides storage for fonts and
macros as well as job storage; standard on HP Color
LaserJet 4600hdn.
z Dual inline memory modules (DIMM).
z Printer stand.
z Optional 500-sheet paper feeder (Tray 3) that supports
letter-, legal-, executive-, JIS B5-, A4-, and A5-sized
media; standard on HP Color LaserJet 4600dtn and
4600hdn printers.
z Flash DIMM.
z Fast InfraRed (FIR) pod.
Connectivity z Optional enhanced input/output (EIO) network card;
standard on HP Color LaserJet 4600dn, 4600dtn, and
4600hdn printers.
z FIR connection.
z HP Web Jetadmin software.
z Standard bidirectional parallel cable interface
(IEEE-1284 compliant).
Supplies z Supplies status page contains information on toner
level, page count, and estimated pages remaining.
z No-shake cartridge design.
z Printer checks for authentic HP print cartridges at
cartridge installation.
z Internet-enabled supply-ordering capabilities (using
embedded Web server or printer Status and Alerts).
Feature Characteristics
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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:
z the complexity and size of graphics
z the printer’s I/O configuration (network versus parallel)
z the speed of the computer you are using
z the amount of printer memory installed
z the network operating system and configuration (if applicable)
z printer personality (PCL or PostScript 3 emulation)
Note 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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Walk around
The following illustrations identify the locations and names of key
components of this printer.
Front view (shown with second 500-sheet paper feeder)
1. output bin
2. printer control panel
3. top cover
4. front cover (contains Tray 1)
5. Tray 2 (500 sheets of standard paper)
6. Tray 3 (optional; 500 sheets of standard paper)
7. on/off switch
8. access to print cartridges, transfer unit, and fuser
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Back/side view
1. output bin
2. on/off switch
3. Tray 3 (optional)
4. EIO connection (quantity 3)
5. FIR (Fast infrared) connection
6. parallel connection
7. power connection
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Control panel overview
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. Pause/Resume button
2. Cancel Job button
3. Ready light
4. Data light
5. Attention light
6. Help (V) button
7. Back arrow () button
8. Down arrow () button
9. Select (✔) button
10. Up arrow () button
11. 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.
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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:
1. Message area
2. Prompt area
3. Supplies gauge
4. Print cartridge colors 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). When a non-HP print cartridge is
installed, a ? appears instead of the consumption level. The supplies
gauge appears whenever the printer shows the READY state and
whenever the printer shows a warning or error message concerning a
supply item.
Accessing the control panel from a computer
You can also access the printer control panel from a computer by
using the setting page of the embedded Web server.
The computer shows the same information that the control panel
shows. From your computer, you can also perform control panel
functions such as checking supplies status, viewing messages, or
changing tray configuration. For more information, see Using the
embedded Web server.
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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 Function
✔ Select Makes selections and resumes printing after
continuable errors
 Up arrow
 Down arrow
Navigate menus and text, and increase or
decrease the values of numerical items in the
display
 Back arrow Navigates backward in nested menus, or quits
menus or help
Pause/Resume Temporarily stops and restarts printing, exits all
menus
Cancel Job Cancels and halts the current job in progress,
clears paper from the printer, clears any
continuable errors associated with the halted
job, and is used to override a non-HP print
cartridge
V Help 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. Ready
2. Data
3. Attention
Indicator On Off Flashing
Ready
(green)
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.
Data
(green)
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.
Attention
(amber)
A critical error has
occurred. Printer
requires attention.
No conditions
exist that require
attention.
An error has
occurred. Printer
requires attention.
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Control panel menus
Overview
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.
Getting started basics
z Enter the menus and activate any selection by pressing the
SELECT KEY (✔).
z Use the Up or Down arrows () to navigate through the
menus. In addition to menu navigation, the Up and Down arrows
can increase and decrease numerical value selections. Hold
down the Up or Down arrows to scroll faster.
z The Back button () allows you to move back in menu selections
as well as select numerical values when configuring the printer.
z Exit all menus by pressing PAUSE/RESUME.
z If no key is pressed for 30 seconds, the printer will return to the
Ready state.
z 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 ✔ once to enter MENUS.
Press  or  to navigate the listings.
Press ✔ to select the appropriate option.
Retrieve job menu
See Retrieve job menu for more information.
MENUS RETRIEVE JOB
INFORMATION
PAPER HANDLING
CONFIGURE DEVICE
DIAGNOSTICS
SERVICE
RETRIEVE JOB A list of stored jobs appears
NO STORED JOBS
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Information menu
See Information menu for more information.
Paper handling menu
See Paper handling menu for more information.
INFORMATION PRINT MENU MAP
PRINT
CONFIGURATION
PRINT SUPPLIES
STATUS PAGE
SUPPLIES STATUS
PRINT USAGE PAGE
PRINT DEMO
PRINT FILE
DIRECTORY
PRINT PCL FONT
LIST
PRINT PS FONT LIST
PAPER HANDLING TRAY 1 SIZE
TRAY 1 TYPE
TRAY <N> SIZE
N = 2 or 3
TRAY <N> TYPE
N = 2 or 3
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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
DUPLEX
OVERRIDE A4/LETTER
MANUAL FEED
COURIER FONT
WIDE A4
PRINT PS ERRORS
PCL
PRINT QUALITY ADJUST COLOR
SET REGISTRATION
PRINT MODES
OPTIMIZE
SYSTEM SETUP JOB STORAGE LIMIT
JOB HELD TIMEOUT
TRAY BEHAVIOR
POWERSAVE TIME
PERSONALITY
CLEARABLE WARNINGS
AUTO CONTINUE
SUPPLIES LOW
JAM RECOVERY
LANGUAGE
I/O I/O TIMEOUT
PARALLEL INPUT
EIO X
(Where X=1, 2, or 3.)
RESETS RESTORE FACTORY SETTINGS
POWERSAVE
RESET SUPPLIES
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Diagnostics menu
See Diagnostics menu for more information.
DIAGNOSTICS PRINT EVENT LOG
SHOW EVENT LOG
PQ TROUBLESHOOTING
DISABLE CARTRIDGE CHECK
PAPER PATH TEST
SENSOR TEST
COMPONENT TEST
PRINT/STOP TEST
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Retrieve job menu
The retrieve job menu allows you to view listings of all stored jobs.
Menu item Description
A list of stored jobs
appears.
Scroll through the list to find a specific stored
job.
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.
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.
PRINT SUPPLIES
STATUS
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 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 FILE
DIRECTORY
Prints the name and directory of files stored in
the printer on an optional hard disk.
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. This menu can also be used to set default media 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 previous HP LaserJet printers, you might be
accustomed to configuring Tray 1 to first mode or cassette mode. To
mimic the settings for first mode, configure Tray 1 for size = ANY and
type = ANY. To mimic the settings for cassette mode, set either the size
or type for tray 1 to a setting other than ANY.
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. 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. See
Supported media weights and sizes for
a complete list of available types.
TRAY <N> SIZE
N = 2 or 3
A list of available sizes
appears.
Allows you to configure the media size
for Tray 2 or Tray 3. The default setting
is the size detected by the guides in
the tray. To use a custom size, move
the switch in the try to custom. See
Supported media weights and sizes for
a complete list of available sizes.
TRAY <N> TYPE
N = 2 or 3
A list of available types
appears.
Allows you to configure the media type
for Tray 2 or Tray 3. 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.
Menu item Values Description
COPIES 1 - 32000 Allows you to set the default number of
copies.
DEFAULT PAPER SIZE A list of available sizes
appears.
Allows you to set the default media size.
DEFAULT CUSTOM PAPER
SIZE
UNIT OF MEASURE
X DIMENSION
Y DIMENSION
Allows you to set the default size for any
job without dimensions.
DUPLEX OFF
ON
Allows you to enable or disable the
duplex function on models with duplexing
capability.
OVERRIDE A4/LETTER NO
YES
Allows you to set the printer to print an
A4 job on letter-size paper when no A4
paper is loaded.
MANUAL FEED ON
OFF
Allows you to manually feed media.
COURIER FONT REGULAR
DARK
Allows you to select a version of the
Courier font.
WIDE A4 NO
YES
Allows you to change the printable area
of A4 paper so that eighty 10-pitch
characters may be printed on a single
line.
PRINT PS ERRORS OFF
ON
Allows you to select to print PS error
pages.
PCL FORM LENGTH
ORIENTATION
FONT SOURCE
FONT NUMBER
FONT PITCH
FONT POINTSIZE
SYMBOL SET
APPEND CR TO LF
Allows you to configure settings for the
printer control language.
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Print quality menu
This menu allows you to adjust all aspects of print quality, including
calibration, registration, and color half tone settings.
Menu item Values Description
ADJUST COLOR CYAN DENSITY
MAGENTA DENSITY
YELLOW DENSITY
BLACK DENSITY
RESTORE COLOR
VALUES
Allows you to modify the half tone
settings for each color.
SET REGISTRATION PRINT TEST PAGE
SOURCE
ADJUST TRAY 1
ADJUST TRAY 2
ADJUST TRAY 3
Allows simplex and duplex image
alignment.
PRINT MODES A list of available
modes appears.
Allows you to associate each media type
with a specific print mode.
OPTIMIZE REDUCE BACKGROUND
TRANSFER
RESTORE OPTIMIZE
Allows you to optimize certain
parameters for all jobs rather than
optimizing by media type.
CALIBRATE NOW Performs all printer calibrations.
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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.
Menu item Values Description
JOB STORAGE LIMIT 1-100 Sets the limit for the maximum number of
jobs stored on the hard disk at the printer.
JOB HELD TIMEOUT OFF
1 HOUR
4 HOURS
1 DAY
1 WEEK
Sets the period of time that the system
keeps files in job storage before deleting
them from the queue.
COLOR/MONO MIX AUTO
MOSTLY COLOR PAGES
MOSTLY BLACK PAGES
AUTO will reset the printer to the factory
default setting. MOSTLY COLOR PAGES
will exhibit the NEVER SWITCH behavior
to maximize performance. MOSTLY
BLACK PAGES will exhibit the LOOK
AHEAD FIRST behavior to improve cost
per page as much as possible while
minimizing impact to performance.
TRAY BEHAVIOR USE REQUESTED TRAY
MANUALLY FEED
PROMPT
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.)
POWERSAVE TIME 1 MINUTE 15 MINUTES
30 MINUTES
1 HOUR
2 HOURS
4 HOURS
Reduces power consumption when the
printer has been inactive for an extended
period.
PERSONALITY AUTO
PCL
PS
Sets the default personality to automatic
switching, PCL, or PostScript emulation.
CLEARABLE WARNINGS ON
JOB
Sets whether a warning is cleared on the
control panel or when another job is sent.
AUTO CONTINUE ON
OFF
Determines printer behavior when the
system generates an Auto Continuable
error.
SUPPLIES LOW CONTINUE
STOP
Sets low supplies reporting options.
JAM RECOVERY AUTO
ON
OFF
Sets whether the printer will attempt to
reprint pages after a jams.
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LANGUAGE A listing of available
languages appears.
Sets the default language.
Menu item Values Description
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I/O menu
This menu allows you to configure the printer’s I/O options.
See Network configuration.
Menu item Values Description
I/0 TIMEOUT 5 - 300 Allows you to select the I/O timeout in
seconds.
PARALLEL INPUT HIGH SPEED
ADVANCED FUNCTIONS
Allows you to select the speed at which
the parallel port communicates with the
host and to enable or disable the bi-
directional parallel communication.
EIO X
(Where X=1, 2, or 3.)
Possible values are:
TCP/IP
IPX/SPX
AAPLETALK
DLC/LLC
LINK SPEED
NOVELL
Allows you to configure EIO devices
installed in slot 1, 2, or 3.
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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 ON
OFF
Allows you to enable and disable
PowerSave.
RESET SUPPLIES NEW TRANSFER KIT
NEW FUSER KIT
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.
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.
PQ TROUBLESHOOTING This item will print a series of print quality
assessment pages that will help troubleshoot
any print quality problems.
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 TEST This item is useful for testing the paper
handling features of the printer, such as the
configuration of the trays.
SENSOR TEST This item allows you to test the paper path
sensors and switches for correct operation.
PRINT/STOP TEST This item isolates print quality faults more
accurately by stopping the printer in mid print
cycle. Stopping the print or in mid cycle allows
you to see where the image begins to
degrade.
COMPONENT TEST This item will activate individual parts
independently to isolate noise, leaking, and
other hardware issues.
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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.
The printer control panel can also be accessed from a computer by
using the setting page of the embedded Web server. The computer
shows the same information that the control panel shows. For more
information, see Using the embedded Web server.
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 hard disk at the printer. The maximum number allowed is 100, and
the default value is 32.
Note This option is only available if a hard disk is installed.
To set the job storage limit
1. Press ✔ 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  to change the value.
8. Press ✔ to set the value.
9. Press PAUSE/RESUME.
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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.
Note This option is only available if a hard disk is installed.
To set the job held timeout
1. Press ✔ 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  to select the appropriate time period.
9. Press ✔ to set the time period.
10. Press PAUSE/RESUME.
Tray behavior options: use requested tray and
manually feed
Tray behavior allows two user-defined options:
z 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.
EXCLUSIVELY is the default setting.
z MANUALLY FEED—If you select ALWAYS (the default value), the
system always displays a prompt before pulling from the
multipurpose tray. If you select UNLESS LOADED, the system will
only display the prompt if the multipurpose tray is empty.
To set use requested tray
1. Press ✔ to enter the MENUS.
2. Press  to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
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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  to select EXCLUSIVELY or FIRST.
10. Press ✔ to set the behavior.
11. Press PAUSE/RESUME.
To set manually feed prompt
1. Press ✔ 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  to select ALWAYS or UNLESS LOADED.
11. Press ✔ to set the behavior.
12. Press PAUSE/RESUME.
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, or to 1 HOUR, 2 HOURS, or 4 HOURS.
The default setting is 30 MINUTES.
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Note The printer display dims when the printer is in PowerSave mode.
PowerSave mode does not affect printer warm-up time.
To set PowerSave Time
1. Press ✔ 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  to select the appropriate time period.
9. Press ✔ to set the time period.
10. Press PAUSE/RESUME.
To disable/enable PowerSave
1. Press ✔ 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  to select ON or OFF.
9. Press ✔ to set the selection.
10. Press PAUSE/RESUME.
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Personality
This printer features automatic personality (printer language)
switching. AUTO is the default value.
z AUTO configures the printer to automatically detect the type of
print job and configure its personality to accommodate that job.
z PCL configures the printer to use Printer Control Language.
z PS configures the printer to use PostScript emulation.
To set the personality
1. Press ✔ 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  to select the appropriate personality (AUTO, PCL,
PS).
9. Press ✔ to set the personality.
10. Press PAUSE/RESUME.
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.
z ON displays clearable warnings until you press ✔.
z JOB displays clearable warnings until the end of the job in which it
was generated.
To set the clearable warnings
1. Press ✔ to enter the MENUS.
2. Press  to highlight CONFIGURE DEVICE.
3. Press ✔ to select CONFIGURE DEVICE.
4. Press  to highlight SYSTEM SETUP.
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5. Press ✔ to select SYSTEM SETUP.
6. Press  to highlight CLEARABLE WARNINGS.
7. Press ✔ to select CLEARABLE WARNINGS.
8. Press  or  to select the appropriate setting.
9. Press ✔ to set the selection.
10. Press PAUSE/RESUME.
Auto continue
You can determine printer behavior when the system generates an
Auto Continuable error. ON is the default setting.
z ON displays an error message for ten seconds before
automatically continuing to print.
z OFF pauses printing any time the printer displays an error
message and until you press ✔.
To set the auto continue
1. Press ✔ 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  to select the appropriate setting.
9. Press ✔ to set the selection.
10. Press PAUSE/RESUME.
Supplies low
The printer allows two options for reporting that supplies are low;
CONTINUE is the default value.
z CONTINUE allows the printer to continue printing while displaying a
warning until the supply is replaced.
z 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.
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To set supplies low reporting
1. Press ✔ 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  to select the appropriate setting.
9. Press ✔ to set the selection.
10. Press PAUSE/RESUME.
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.
z AUTO—the printer automatically turns jam recovery on when
sufficient memory is available.
z 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.
z 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 ✔ 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  to select the appropriate setting.
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9. Press ✔ to set the selection.
10. Press PAUSE/RESUME.
Language
The option to set the default language appears when the printer is
first initialized. As you scroll through the available options, the list will
appear in the language that is highlighted. When the list appears in
the language desired, press ✔ to set the language. You may also
change the language at any time by following these steps:
To select language
1. Press ✔ 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 LANGUAGE.
7. Press ✔ to select LANGUAGE.
8. Press  or  to select the appropriate language.
9. Press ✔ to set the selection.
10. Press PAUSE/RESUME.
To select language if the display is in a language you
do not understand
1. Press ✔ once.
2. Press  three times.
3. Press ✔ once.
4. Press  two times.
5. Press ✔ once.
6. Press  ten times.
7. Press ✔.
8. Press  or  to select the appropriate language.
9. Press ✔ to set the selection.
10. Press PAUSE/RESUME.
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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:
z Consult your system administrator before making changes to
control panel settings. Changing control panel settings could
affect other print jobs.
z Coordinate with other users before changing the default printer
font or downloading soft fonts. Coordinating these operations
conserves memory and avoids unexpected printer output.
z Be aware that switching printer personalities, such as Emulated
PostScript or PCL, affects the printed output of other users.
Note 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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Printer drivers
Printer drivers access the printer features and allow the computer to
communicate with the printer. The following printer drivers are
included with the printer.
1
Not all printer features are available from all drivers or operating
systems. See the online Help in your driver for availability of features.
Note If your system did not automatically check the Internet for the latest
drivers during software installation, download them from
http://www.hp.com/support/lj4600. Once connected, select
Downloads and Drivers to find the driver you wish to download.
Additional drivers
The following drivers are not included on the CD-ROM, but are
available from the Internet or from HP Customer Care.
z OS/2 PCL 5c/6 printer driver
z OS/2 PS printer driver
z Windows NT 3.51 PCL 5c, Windows NT 3.51 PS
z UNIX model scripts
z Linux drivers
z Windows 3.1x (HP LaserJet 4500 driver)
Note The OS/2 drivers are available from IBM and are packaged with OS/2.
They are not available for Traditional Chinese, Simplified Chinese,
Korean, and Japanese.
Note For more information about Windows 3.1x drivers, go to
http://www.hp.com/support/lj4600.
Operating system1 PCL 5c PCL 6 PS
Windows 95, 98, ME ✔ ✔ ✔
Windows NT 4.0 ✔ ✔ ✔
Windows 2000 ✔ ✔ ✔
Windows XP ✔ ✔ ✔
Macintosh OS ✔
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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, view the ReadMe files on the CD-ROM.
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:
z Microsoft Windows 95, 98, ME
z Microsoft Windows NT 4.0, 2000, and XP 32-bit
z Apple Mac OS, version 8.1 or greater
z AutoCAD drivers, versions 12-14
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/lj4600

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