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HP LaserJet 5200 Series Printers - Working with Memory and Print Server Cards

Introduction
This document explains the memory features of the printer and provides steps for expansion.
Overview
One dual inline memory module (DIMM) slot and two CompactFlash slots are available for upgrading the printer with the following items:
  • More printer memory-DIMMs are available in 32, 48, 64, 128, 256, and 512 MB.
  • CompactFlash font cards-Unlike standard printer memory, CompactFlash cards can be used to permanently store downloaded items, such as fonts and forms, even when the printer is off. These cards can also be used to enable the printer to print non-Roman characters.
  • Other DIMM- and CompactFlash based printer languages and printer options.
  note:
Single inline memory modules (SIMMs) used in previous HP LaserJet printers are not compatible with the printer.
The printer also has one EIO slot for expanding the printer networking capabilities. The EIO slot can be used to upgrade the printer with an additional network connection, such as a wireless print server, network card, or a connectivity card for a serial or AppleTalk connection.
  note:
Some HP LaserJet 5200 series printers come with a network device already installed. The EIO slot may be used to provide networking capabilities in addition to those already built into the printer.
To find out how much memory is installed in the printer, or to find out what is installed in the EIO slots, print a configuration page. See Using printer information pages.
Installing printer memory
You might want to add more printer memory to the printer if you often print complex graphics, print PostScript (PS) documents, or use many downloaded fonts. Added memory also gives you more flexibility in supporting job-storage features, such as quick copying.
To install printer memory
  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, then touch bare metal on the printer.
The HP LaserJet 5200 printers come with one DIMM slot. If desired, you can replace a DIMM installed in the slot with a higher memory DIMM.
If you have not already done so, print a configuration page to find out how much memory is installed in the printer before adding more memory. See Using printer information pages.
  1. After the configuration page has printed, turn the printer off and disconnect the power cord.
  2. Disconnect all interface cables.
  3. Remove the right side panel by sliding it towards the rear of the printer until the side slides from the printer.
  4. Open the access door by pulling on the metal tab.
  5. Remove the DIMM from the antistatic package.
      caution:
    To reduce the possibility of damage caused by static electricity, always wear an electrostatic discharge (ESD) wrist strap or touch the surface of the antistatic package before handling DIMMs.
  6. Hold the DIMM by the edges, and align the notches on the DIMM with the DIMM slot. (Check that the locks on each side of the DIMM slot are open.)
  7. Press the DIMM straight into the slot, and press firmly. Make sure the locks on each side of the DIMM snap into place.
      note:
    To remove a DIMM, first release the locks.
  8. Close the access door, and press firmly until it snaps into place.
  9. To replace the right side panel, line up the alignment arrows and slide the panel toward the front of the printer until it latches into place.
  10. Reconnect the interface cable(s) and the power cord.
  11. Turn the printer on.
Installing CompactFlash cards
Up to two CompactFlash cards can be installed to add fonts to the printer.
To install a CompactFlash card
  1. After the configuration page has printed, turn the printer off and disconnect the power cord.
  2. Disconnect all interface cables.
  3. Remove the right side panel by sliding it towards the rear of the printer until the side slides from the printer.
  4. Open the access door by pulling on the metal tab.
  5. Remove the new CompactFlash card from its package.
  6. Hold the CompactFlash card by its edges and line up the grooves in the side of the card with the tabs in the CompactFlash card slot.
  7. Slide the CompactFlash card into place.
  8. Close the access door, and press firmly until it snaps into place.
  9. To replace the right side panel, line up the alignment arrows and slide the panel toward the front of the printer until it latches into place.
  10. Reconnect the interface cable(s) and the power cord.
Use Device Storage Manager in HP Web Jetadmin to manage fonts. For more information, see the Help in HP Web Jetadmin.
Checking DIMM or CompactFlash installation
After installing the DIMM or CompactFlash card, make sure that the installation was successful.
To verify that DIMMs or CompactFlash cards are installed correctly
  1. Turn the printer on. Check that the Ready light is illuminated after the printer has gone through the startup sequence. If an error message appears, a DIMM or CompactFlash card might have been incorrectly installed.
  2. Print a configuration page.
  3. Check the memory section on the configuration page and compare it to the configuration page that was printed before the memory installation. If the amount of memory has not increased, the DIMM or CompactFlash card might not be installed correctly, or the DIMM or CompactFlash card might be defective. Repeat the installation procedure. If necessary, install a different DIMM of CompactFlash card.
  note:
If you installed a printer language (personality), check the "Installed Personalities and Options" section on the configuration page. This area should list the new printer language.
Saving resources (permanent resources)
Utilities or jobs that you download to the printer sometimes include resources (for example, fonts, macros, or patterns). Resources that are internally marked as permanent remain in the printer memory until you turn the printer power off.
Use the following guidelines if you use the page description language (PDL) ability to mark resources as permanent. For technical details, see an appropriate PDL reference for PCL or PS.
  • Mark resources as permanent only when it is absolutely necessary that they remain in memory while the printer power is turned on.
  • Send permanent resources to the printer only at the beginning of a print job and not while the printer is printing.
  note:
Overusing permanent resources or downloading them while the printer is printing might affect printer performance or the ability to print complex pages.
Enabling memory for Windows
  1. On the Start menu, point to Settings, and click Printers or Printers and Faxes.
  2. Select this printer and select Properties.
  3. On the Configure tab, click More.
  4. In the Total Memory field, type or select the total amount of memory that is now installed.
  5. Click OK.
  6. Go to Checking DIMM or CompactFlash installation.
Using HP Jetdirect print server cards
Follow these procedures to install or remove an EIO card.
Installing an HP Jetdirect print server card
  1. Turn off the printer, and then remove the right cover.
  2. Remove the two screws and cover plate from the EIO slot on the back of the printer.
    procedure illustration
      note:
    Do not discard the screws or the cover plate. Save them for future use if you remove the EIO card.
  3. Install the EIO card in the EIO slot and tighten the screws.
    procedure illustration
  4. Connect the network cable to the EIO card.
  5. Replace the right cover, turn on the printer, and then print a configuration page to verify that the new EIO device is recognized. See Using printer information pages.
  note:
When you print a configuration page, an HP Jetdirect configuration page that contains network configuration and status information also prints.
Removing an HP Jetdirect print server card
  1. Turn off the printer.
  2. Disconnect the network cable from the EIO card.
  3. Remove the two screws from the EIO card, and then remove the EIO card from the EIO slot.
  4. Place the cover plate from the EIO slot onto the back of the printer. Insert and tighten the two screws.
  5. Turn on the printer.

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