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HP DesignJet Series - Installing a JetDirect Print Server

Introduction
There are several HP DesignJet series printers that support HP JetDirect print servers. HP JetDirect print servers are designed to help meet the needs of a broad base of networked environments.
HP DesignJets printers covered in this document include the 400, 600, 700, and 1000 series, as well as, the HP DesignJet CP series and the HP ColorPro CAD/GA models.
What you need for installation
  • The appropriate HP JetDirect print server, documentation, and software.
  • A static-safe environment for handling the card.
  • A grounding wrist strap or similar device is recommended.
  • Appropriate network cables and connectors for connecting the card to the network.
  • A small flat-blade screwdriver.
  caution:
The HP JetDirect card contains electronic components that can be damaged by static electricity through electrostatic discharge (ESD). To prevent ESD damage, maintain frequent contact with any bare, sheet metal surface on the printer. A grounding wrist strap (or similar device) is useful for this purpose. Handle the card carefully at all times. Avoid touching electronic components or circuit paths.
Insert the HP JetDirect print server card into the printer
Locate the instructions for installing the card into your specific printer. To prevent electrostatic discharge (ESD) damage when installing the card, maintain frequent contact with any bare, sheet metal surface on the printer.
  note:
To install the card into the HP DesignJet 400, 600, 700 series and the HP DesignJet CP series printers, turn off the printer but leave the power cord plugged into the outlet.
  1. Turn off the printer and unplug the power cord.
  2. Locate the HP Modular Input/Output (MIO) slot for the printer (see the appropriate figure).
  3. If the slot has a cover plate, remove it.
  4. Insert the card. Align the card with the guide rails in the printer.
  5. Press the card into the slot until firmly seated and tighten each thumbscrew a little at a time, alternating between each side until both screws are secure.
  6. Connect the network cable to the card.
  7. Connect the power cord and/or turn on the printer.
Installation diagrams
Figure : Installing an HP JetDirect device into an HP DesignJet ColorPro series printer
  note:
For HP DesignJet ColorPro CAD/GA printers, the MIO information is provided on a separate HP JetDirect self-test page, which prints immediately after the printer's diagnostic page.
Figure : Installing an HP JetDirect device into an HP DesignJet 400, 600, 700 or CP series printer
  note:
To install the card into the HP DesignJet 400, 600, 700 series and the HP DesignJet CP series printers, turn off the printer but leave the power cord plugged into the outlet.
Figure : Installing an HP JetDirect device into an HP DesignJet 1000 series printer
General restrictions
Note the following restrictions:
  • The use of two Ethernet cards in the same printer (which includes both 10Base-T or 100Base-TX cards) is not supported.
  • For the HP J4100A JetDirect card (RJ-45 and BNC), you can connect to one of the Ethernet ports (only one Ethernet port is active at a time). For the HP J4105A JetDirect card (RJ-45 and DB9), you can connect to only one Token Ring port.
Verify that the card was installed correctly
  1. Print a new self-test page or configuration page.
  2. Using the diagram on the following page as a guide, locate the phrase "I/O CARD READY" on the self-test page. The I/O CARD READY message is included in the MIO section of the self-test page, which also provides information about the following:
    • Product number
    • Firmware revision number
    • LAN hardware address
    • Port selection type
    • Manufacturing identification number
    • Network statistics
    • Network protocol messages
  3. For more information about this section of the self-test page, see your HP JetDirect software installation guide.
  4. If the I/O CARD READY message appears, the card has been installed successfully. You are now ready to configure the card for your network operating system (NOS).
  5. If the message I/O CARD READY does not appear, check that you have:
    • Installed the card correctly
    • Connected the printer/plotter to the network
    • Turned the printer off and on
What to do next
You are now ready to configure the HP JetDirect print server. You can configure it in various ways, including:
  • Using the printer's control panel on selected printers for basic network parameters.
  • Using HP JetDirect software on the HP JetDirect CD-ROM and other network utilities for print server and printer configuration.
HP DesignJet printer and HP JetDirect device Compatibility Guide
The following table provides an overview of which HP JetDirect print servers will be compatible with the various HP DesignJet printers.
HP Design Printers
HP JetDirect Print Server
Print Server Part Number
HP DesignJet 400 Series
HP DesignJet 700 Series
HP DesignJet 1000 Series
HP DesignJet CP Series
HP DesignJet ColorPro Series
JetDirect 170X (External)
J3258B
HP DesignJet 400 Series
HP DesignJet 700 Series
HP DesignJet 1000 Series
HP DesignJet CP Series
HP DesignJet ColorPro Series
JetDirect 300X (External)
J3263A
HP DesignJet 400 Series
HP DesignJet 700 Series
HP DesignJet 1000 Series
HP DesignJet CP Series
HP DesignJet ColorPro Series
JetDirect 500X (External)
J3265A
HP DesignJet 400 Series
HP DesignJet 700 Series
HP DesignJet 1000 Series
HP DesignJet CP Series
HP DesignJet ColorPro Series
JetDirect 500X Token Ring (External)
J3264A
HP DesignJet 400 Series
HP DesignJet 700 Series
HP DesignJet 1000 Series
HP DesignJet CP Series
HP DesignJet ColorPro Series
JetDirect Ex Plus (External)
J2591A
HP DesignJet 1000 Series
JetDirect 600N Ethernet (Internal)
J3110A
HP DesignJet 1000 Series
JetDirect 600N Combo (Internal)
J3111A
HP DesignJet 1000 Series
JetDirect 600N Token Ring (Internal)
J3112A
HP DesignJet 1000 Series
JetDirect 600N 10/100 Base-TX (Internal)
J3113A
HP DesignJet 600 Series
HP DesignJet 700 Series
HP DesignJet CP Series
HP DesignJet ColorPro Series
JetDirect 400N 10/100 Base-TX (Internal)
J4100A
HP DesignJet 600 Series
HP DesignJet 700 Series
HP DesignJet CP Series
HP DesignJet ColorPro Series
JetDirect 400N Token Ring (Internal)
J4105A
HP DesignJet 600 Series
HP DesignJet 700 Series
HP DesignJet CP Series
HP DesignJet ColorPro Series
JetDirect 400N 10Base-T (Internal)
J4106A

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