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hp LaserJet
1150 1300 1300n
use
hp LaserJet 1150 and
hp LaserJet 1300 series printer
user guide
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Part number: Q1334-90941
Edition 1: 4/2003
Hewlett-Packard Company
11311 Chinden Boulevard
Boise, Idaho 83714 U.S.A.
Contents
1 Printer basics
Quick access to more information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
WWW links for drivers, software, and support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
User guide links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Where to look for more information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2
Printer configurations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
hp LaserJet 1150 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 3
hp LaserJet 1300 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
hp LaserJet 1300n . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 4
Printer features . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Print with excellent quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Save time . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Save money . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Create professional documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 5
Walk around . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
hp LaserJet 1150 printer and hp LaserJet 1300 series printer. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 6
Printer control panel . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8
Media paths . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Main input tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Priority input tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Printer media guides . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 9
Straight-through output path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Output bin. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10
Print cartridge access . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Print cartridge door. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 11
Printer software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Supported operating systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Installing printer software . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12
Printer properties (driver) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 13
Print setting priorities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Printer properties online help . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14
Software for Windows. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 15
Software for Macintosh computers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
hp LaserJet 1150 printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 17
hp LaserJet 1300 series printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Accessing the print driver (Mac OS 9.x). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
PostScript Printer Description files (PPDs) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18
Software for network installations only . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 19
Printer connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
USB connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 20
Parallel connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 21
Network connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
Wireless connections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 22
ENWW Contents iii
2 Media
Choosing paper and other media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24
Media to avoid . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Media that may damage the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 25
Optimizing print quality for media types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 26
Loading media into the input trays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Main input tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Priority input tray . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Specific types of media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 27
Printing on transparencies or labels . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28
Printing on envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Printing one envelope . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 29
Printing multiple envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 31
Printing on letterhead and preprinted forms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
To print letterhead or preprinted forms. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 33
Printing on custom-sized media and cardstock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34
3 Printing tasks
Manual feed . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36
Printing watermarks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Accessing the watermark feature. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37
Printing multiple pages on a single sheet of paper (N-up printing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Accessing the multiple pages per sheet feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38
Printing on both sides of the paper (manual duplexing) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Manual duplex using the top output bin . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 39
Manual duplex on heavy media or card stock . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 41
Printing booklets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 42
Canceling a print job. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 44
Understanding print quality settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 45
Using EconoMode (Saves toner) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 46
4 Maintenance
Using HP print cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
HP policy on non-HP print cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 48
Storing print cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 49
Print cartridge life expectancy . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 50
Saving toner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 51
Redistributing toner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 52
Changing the print cartridge . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53
Cleaning the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Cleaning the print cartridge area . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 55
Cleaning the printer media path . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 56
5 Managing the printer
Printer information pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Demo page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Configuration page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58
Using the hp toolbox. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Supported operating systems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
Supported browsers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
To view hp toolbox . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 59
hp toolbox sections . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Other links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60
Status tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
Troubleshooting tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61
iv Contents ENWW
Alerts tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Documentation tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62
Advanced Printer Settings window. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Network window . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 63
Using the embedded Web server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
To open the embedded Web server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 64
Information tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Settings tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 65
Networking tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Other links . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 66
Wireless printing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
IEEE 802.11b standard . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
Bluetooth . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 67
6 Problemsolving
Finding the solution . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 70
Status light patterns . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 72
Common Macintosh problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 74
Selecting an Alternate PostScript Printer Description (PPD)
for the hp LaserJet 1300 series printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Renaming the Printer (hp LaserJet 1300 series only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 78
Troubleshooting PostScript (PS) errors . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 79
Paper handling problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80
Printed page is different than what appeared on screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 82
Printer software problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 84
Improving print quality . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Light print or faded . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Toner specks . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Dropouts. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Vertical lines. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 85
Gray background . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Toner smear. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Loose toner . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Vertical repetitive defects . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 86
Misformed characters. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Page skew . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Curl or wave . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Wrinkles or creases . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 87
Toner scatter outline . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 88
Clearing jams . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 89
Removing a jammed page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 90
Changing the pickup roller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 92
Cleaning the pickup roller . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 95
Changing the printer separation pad . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 96
Appendix A Printer specifications
Specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 100
FCC compliance . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 104
Environmental product stewardship program . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Protecting the environment . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 105
Material safety data sheet . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 107
Regulatory statements . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Declaration of Conformity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 108
Declaration of Conformity. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 109
Laser safety statement. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Canadian DOC regulations . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
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Korean EMI statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
VCCI statement (Japan). . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 110
Laser statement for Finland . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 111
Appendix B Media specifications
Printer media specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 114
Supported media sizes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 115
Guidelines for using media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 116
Labels. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Transparencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 117
Envelopes . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 118
Card stock and heavy media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 119
Appendix C Warranty and licensing
Hewlett-Packard software license agreement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 122
Hewlett-Packard limited warranty statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 123
Limited warranty for print cartridge life . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 124
Hardware service . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 125
Extended warranty . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 126
Guidelines for repacking the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 127
How to contact HP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 128
Appendix D Ordering supplies and accessories
Ordering supplies and accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 129
10/100 networking and wireless print servers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 131
Appendix E Network configuration
Installing a shared printer on Windows 98 and Millennium . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 133
Installing a shared printer on Windows 2000 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 134
Installing a shared printer on Windows XP . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 135
Appendix F Memory
Installing a memory DIMM (1300 series only) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 138
Testing the DIMM installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 140
Removing a DIMM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 141
Appendix G Working with the print server
Installing the print server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Printing a configuration page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 144
Using the print server’s embedded Web server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Changing the IP address . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 145
Troubleshooting the print server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Installed print server stops working . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 146
Print server status light. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 147
Restoring the factory default settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 148
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1 Printer basics
This chapter provides information on the following topics:
● Quick access to more information
● Printer configurations
● Printer features
● Walk around
● Printer control panel
● Media paths
● Print cartridge access
● Printer software
● Printer connections
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Quick access to more information
WWW links for drivers, software, and support
If you need to contact HP for service or support, use one of the following links:
hp LaserJet 1150 printer
● In the United States, see http://www.hp.com/support/lj1150
● In other countries/regions, see http://www.hp.com
hp LaserJet 1300 series printer
● In the United States, see http://www.hp.com/support/lj1300
● In other countries/regions, see http://www.hp.com
User guide links
● Walk around (location of printer components)
● Changing the print cartridge
● Problemsolving
● Ordering supplies and accessories
● Index
Where to look for more information
● 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/lj1150 or http://www.hp.com/support/lj1300. Once
connected, select Manuals.
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Printer configurations
Below are the standard configurations for the HP LaserJet 1150 and 1300 series printers.
hp LaserJet 1150
● 18 ppm for letter-size paper, 17 ppm for A4-size paper
● First page out in less than 10 seconds
● 600 x 2 dpi (FastRes 1200) resolution
● 250-sheet enclosed input tray
● 10-sheet priority input tray
● 8 MB RAM
● 2500-page print cartridge
● PCL 5e
● Host-based printing
● USB
● 1284-B parallel port
● Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP
● Mac OS 9.x
● Mac OS X v10.1 and v10.2
● Network and wireless printing options
● Power switch
● HP toolbox provides printer status information, troubleshooting information, and printer
configuration information
● 26 PCL fonts
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hp LaserJet 1300
● 20 ppm for letter-size paper, 19 ppm for A4-size paper
● First page out in less than 10 seconds
● 1200 dpi (ProRes 1200) resolution
● 250-sheet enclosed input tray
● 10-sheet priority feed tray
● Optional additional 250-sheet input tray
● 16 MB RAM
● Memory is upgradeable to 80 MB
● 4000- or 2500-page print cartridge
● PCL 6 and PCL 5e and PostScript® 2 emulation
● USB
● 1284-B parallel port (through LIO connectivity card)
● Windows 98, Me, 2000, XP
● Mac OS 9.x
● Mac OS X v10.1 and v10.2
● Internal LIO network and wireless printing options
● Power switch
● 45 PCL fonts
● 35 PS fonts
hp LaserJet 1300n
The HP LaserJet 1300n printer includes all the features of the 1300 model, plus an HP Jetdirect
print server network card.
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Printer features
Congratulations on the purchase of your new product. The HP LaserJet 1150 and
HP LaserJet 1300 series printers provide the following benefits.
Print with excellent quality
● Print 1200 dots per inch.
● For the HP LaserJet 1150 printer, host-based and PCL 5e drivers are available.
● For the HP LaserJet 1300 series printer, PCL 5e, PCL 6, and PS drivers are available.
● The printer automatically determines and switches to the appropriate language for the print
job.
Save time
● Fast printing at up to 18 pages per minute (ppm) for the HP LaserJet 1150 printer and up to
20 ppm for the HP LaserJet 1300 series printer.
● No waiting. The first page is out in less than 10 seconds.
Save money
● Use EconoMode to save toner.
● Print multiple pages on a single sheet of paper (N-up printing).
Create professional documents
● Use watermarks, such as Confidential, to protect your documents.
● Print booklets. You can use this feature to easily print the pages in the order required to create
cards or books. Once printed, all you have to do is fold and staple the pages.
● Print the first page on different media than the rest of the pages.
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Walk around
hp LaserJet 1150 printer and hp LaserJet 1300 series printer
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1 Ready light
2 Go button and light
3 Attention light
4 Main input tray
5 Priority input tray
6 Output bin
7 Print cartridge door
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1 Straight-through output door
2 On/off switch
3 Power receptacle
4 USB port
5 Parallel port (HP LaserJet 1150 printer)
LIO connectivity slot (HP LaserJet 1300 series)
6 HP Jetdirect print server (HP LaserJet 1300n printer only)
7 Parallel LIO adaptor (HP LaserJet 1300 series only)
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Printer control panel
The printer control panel is comprised of two lights and one lighted button. These lights produce
patterns that identify your printer’s status.
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1 Ready light: Indicates that the printer is ready to print.
2 Go button and light: To print a demo page or to continue printing while in manual feed mode,
press and release the Go button. To print a configuration page, press and hold the Go button
for 5 seconds.
3 Attention light: Indicates printer media input tray is empty, print cartridge door is open, print
cartridge is missing, or other errors.
Note See Status light patterns for a description of the light patterns.
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Media paths
Main input tray
The enclosed main input tray, located in front of the printer, holds up to 250 sheets of 20 lb paper,
multiple envelopes, or other media.
Priority input tray
You should use the priority input tray when feeding up to 10 sheets of 20 lb paper or when printing
single envelopes, postcards, labels, or transparencies. You can also use the priority input tray to
print the first page on different media than the rest of the document.
Note The printer automatically prints from the priority input tray before printing from the main input tray.
See Media for more information about media types.
Printer media guides
Both input trays have side media guides. The main input tray also has a rear media guide. Media
guides ensure that the media is correctly fed into the printer and that the print is not skewed
(crooked on the media). When loading media, adjust the media guides to match the width and
length of the media that you are using.
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Straight-through output path
The straight-through output path is useful when you are printing envelopes, transparencies, heavy
media, or any media that tends to curl when printed. Printed media exits in reverse order when the
straight-through output door is open.
Note Printed media does not stack when you use the straight-through output path. The media drops to
the surface below unless you remove each sheet as it exits the printer.
Output bin
The output bin is located on the top of the printer. Printed media is collected here in the correct
sequence when the straight-through output door is closed. Use the output bin when printing
normal and large, collated documents.
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Print cartridge access
Print cartridge door
The print cartridge door is located on the front of the printer. You must open the print cartridge door
to access the print cartridge, clear jams, and clean the printer. To open the print cartridge door,
firmly grasp the left and right sides and pull the print cartridge door toward you.
Note You will feel some resistance when opening the print cartridge door. Opening the print cartridge door
conveniently lifts the print cartridge for easy removal.
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Printer software
Supported operating systems
For easy printer setup and access to the full range of printer features, HP strongly recommends
that you install the software provided. Not all software is available in all languages. Install the
software before setting up the printer. See the Readme for the latest software information.
The most recent drivers, additional drivers, and other software are available from the Internet and
other sources.
The printer comes with software for the following operating systems:
● Windows 98
● Windows Me
● Windows 2000
● Windows XP (32-bit)
● Mac OS 9.x
● Mac OS X v10.1 and v10.2 (Apple encourages OS X v10.0 users to upgrade to v10.1)
Installing printer software
To install printer software for Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0
To install the printer software for Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0, you must use the Add Printer
Wizard.
1 Click Start, and then point to Settings.
2 Click Printers.
3 Double-click Add Printer.
4 Select the port that the printer is connected to, and click Next.
5 Click Have Disk. Click Browse.
6 On the CD-ROM, browse to the driver you want to install as follows:
a Select your language from the directory list, and double-click.
b Select drivers from the directory list, and double-click.
c Select your operating system from the directory list, and double-click.
d Select the driver from the directory list, and double-click.
e Click OK to select the INF file.
f Click the HP LaserJet 1150 or HP LaserJet 1300 series printer, and click OK to begin the
installation.
7 Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the software installation.
To install printer software for all other operating systems
Insert the software CD that came with the printer into the computer CD-ROM drive. Follow the
on-screen installation instructions.
Note If the Welcome screen does not open, click Start on the Windows task bar, click Run, type Z:\setup
(where Z is your CD drive letter), and click OK.
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Printer properties (driver)
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