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HP LaserJet 4000 Printer Family - 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’s control panel settings. See the help files associated with the 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.

NOTE: Printer driver and software commands override the printer’s control panel settings.

You can print a menu map from the control panel that shows the current printer configuration. This document lists all the items and possible values for the printer (default values are listed in the "Item" column).

Additional menu items can appear in the control panel, depending on the options currently installed in the printer.

The printer’s control panel consists of the following:

  • Two-line display

  • Three lights

  • Six keys

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Control Panel Lights

Ready:
The printer is ready to print.
Data:
The printer is processing information.
Attention:
Action is required. See the control panel display.

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Control Panel Keys

[Go]
Places the printer either online or offline.
Prints any data residing in the printer’s buffer.
Allows the printer to resume printing after being offline. Clears most printer messages and places the printer online.
Allows the printer to continue printing with an error message such as TRAY x LOAD [TYPE] [SIZE] or UNEXPECTED PAPER SIZE.
Confirms a manual feed request if Tray 1 is loaded and TRAY 1 MODE=CASSETTE has been set from the Paper Handling Menu in the printer’s control panel.
Overrides a manual feed request from Tray 1 by selecting paper from the next available tray.
Exits the control panel menus. (To save a selected control panel setting, first press [Select].)
[Cancel Job]
Cancels the print job that the printer is processing. The time it takes to cancel depends on the size of the print job. (Press it only once.)
[Menu]
Cycles through the control panel menus. Press the right end of the button to move forward or the left end of the button to move backward.
[Item]
Cycles through the selected menu’s items. Press the right end of the button to move forward or the left end of the button to move backward.
[- Value +]
Cycles through the selected menu item’s values. Press [+] to move forward or [-] to move backward.
[Select]
Saves the selected value for that item. An asterisk (*) appears next to the selection, indicating that it is the new default. Default settings remain when the printer is switched off or reset (unless you reset all factory defaults from the Resets Menu).
Prints one of the printer information pages from the control panel.

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Control Panel Menus

Press [Menu] for access to all control panel menus. When additional trays or other accessories are installed in the printer, new menu items automatically appear.

Changing a control panel setting

  1. Press Menu until the desired menu appears.

  2. Press Item until the desired item appears.

  3. Press - Value + until the desired setting appears.

  4. Press Select to save the selection. An asterisk (*) appears next to the selection in the display, indicating that it is now the default.

  5. Press Go to exit the menu.

    NOTE: Settings in the printer driver and software application override control panel settings. (Software application settings override printer driver settings.)

    If you cannot access a menu or item, it is either not an option for the printer, or your network administrator has locked the function. (The control panel reads Access Denied Menus Locked.) See your network administrator.

Printing a control panel menu map

To see the current settings for all of the menus and items available in the control panel, print a control panel menu map.

  1. Press Menu until Information Menu appears.

  2. Press Item until Print Menu Map appears.

  3. Press Select to print the menu map.

You might want to store the menu map near the printer for reference. The content of the menu map varies, depending on the options currently installed in the printer.

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Information Menu

This menu contains printer information pages that give details about the printer and its configuration. To print an information page, scroll to the desired page and press [Select].

Item
Explanation
PRINT
MENU MAP
The menu map shows the layout and current settings of the control panel menu items.
PRINT
CONFIGURATION
The configuration page shows the printer’s current configuration. If an HP Jetdirect print server card is installed (HP LaserJet 4000 N/4000 TN printers), a Jetdirect configuration page will print out as well.
PRINT
PCL FONT LIST
The PCL font list shows all the PCL fonts currently available to the printer.
PRINT
PS FONT LIST
The PS font list shows all the PS fonts currently available to the printer.
PRINT
FILE DIRECTORY
This item appears only when a mass storage device (such as an optional flash DIMM or hard disk) containing a recognized file system is installed in the printer. The file directory shows information for all installed mass storage devices.
PRINT
EVENT LOG
The event log lists printer events or errors.
SHOW
EVENT LOG
This item allows you to view the most recent printer events on the control panel display. Press [-Value+] to scroll through the event log entries.
PRINT
PAPER PATH TEST
The paper path test can be used to verify that the paper path is working properly, or to troubleshoot problems with a type of paper. Choose the input tray, output bin, duplexer (if available), and number of copies.

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Paper Handling Menu

When paper handling settings are correctly configured through the control panel, you can print by choosing the type and size of paper from the printer driver or software application.

Some items in this menu (such as duplex and manual feed) can be accessed from a software application, or from the printer driver (if the appropriate driver is installed). Printer driver and software application settings override control panel settings.

Item
Values
Explanation
ENVELOPE FEEDER
SIZE=COM10
All supported envelope sizes.
This item appears only when the optional envelope feeder is installed. Set the value to correspond with the envelope size currently loaded in the envelope feeder.
ENVELOPE FEEDER
TYPE=PLAIN
All supported envelope types.
This item appears only when the optional envelope feeder is installed. Set the value to correspond with the envelope type currently loaded in the envelope feeder.
TRAY 1 MODE=
FIRST
FIRST
CASSETTE
Determine how the printer will use Tray 1.
FIRST: If paper is loaded in Tray 1, the printer will pull paper from that tray first.
CASSETTE: A paper size must be assigned to Tray 1 using the TRAY 1 SIZE option (the next item in this menu when TRAY 1 MODE=CASSETTE). This allows Tray 1 to be used as a reserved tray.
TRAY 1 SIZE=
LETTER
All supported paper sizes.
This item appears only when TRAY 1 MODE=CASSETTE. Set the value to correspond with the paper size currently loaded in Tray 1.
TRAY 1 TYPE=
PLAIN
All supported paper types.
This item appears only when TRAY 1 MODE=CASSETTE. Set the value to correspond with the paper type currently loaded in Tray 1.
TRAY 2 TYPE=
PLAIN
All supported paper types.
Set the value to correspond with the paper type currently loaded in Tray 2.
TRAY 3 TYPE=
PLAIN
All supported paper types.
This item appears only when a third paper tray is installed. Set the value to correspond with the paper type currently loaded in Tray 3.
TRAY 4 TYPE=
PLAIN
All supported paper types.
This item appears only when a fourth paper tray is installed (available only on the HP LaserJet 4000 T/4000 TN printers). Set the value to correspond with the paper type currently loaded in Tray 4.
MANUAL FEED=OFF
OFF
ON
Feed the paper manually from Tray 1, rather than automatically from a tray. When MANUAL FEED=ON and Tray 1 is empty, the printer goes offline when it receives a print job and displays MANUALLY FEED [PAPER SIZE].
DUPLEX=OFF
OFF
ON
This item appears only when an optional duplexer is installed. Set the value to ON to print on both sides (duplex) or OFF to print on one side (simplex) of a sheet of paper.
BINDING=
LONG EDGE
LONG EDGE
SHORT EDGE
This item appears only when an optional duplexer is installed and the duplex option is on. Select the binding edge when duplexing (printing on both sides of paper).
OVERRIDE A4 WITH
LETTER=NO
NO
YES
Select YES to print on letter size paper when an A4 job is sent, but no A4 size paper is loaded in the printer (or to print on A4 size paper when a letter job is sent, but no letter paper is loaded in the printer).
CONFIGURE FUSER
MODE MENU=NO
NO
YES
Configure the fuser mode associated with each paper type. (This is only necessary if you are experiencing problems printing on certain paper types.)
NO: The fuser mode menu items are not accessible.
YES: Additional items appear (see below).
Note:
To see the default fuser mode for each paper type, select YES, scroll back to the Information Menu, and print a menu map.
[TYPE]=
NORMAL
NORMAL
LOW
HIGH
This item appears only when CONFIGURE FUSER MODE MENU=YES. Most paper types are set to NORMAL by default. The exception is as follows:
ROUGH=HIGH
Transparency=Low
(The ROUGH=HIGH setting is only available with A4, letter, and legal sizes.)

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Print Quality Menu

Some items in this menu can be accessed from a software application, or from the printer driver (if the appropriate driver is installed). Printer driver and software application settings override control panel settings.

Item
Values
Explanation
RESOLUTION=
FASTRES 1200
300
600
FASTRES 1200
PRORES 1200
Select the resolution from the following values:
300: Produces draft print quality at the printer’s maximum speed (16 ppm - A4 or 17ppm - Letter). 300 dpi (dots per inch) is recommended for some bitmapped fonts and graphics, and for compatibility with the HP LaserJet III family of printers.
600: Produces high print quality at the printer’s maximum speed (16 ppm - A4 or 17ppm - Letter).
FASTRES 1200: Produces optimum print quality (comparable to 1200 dpi) at the printer’s maximum speed (16 ppm - A4 or 17ppm - Letter).
PRORES 1200: Produces optimum print quality (true 1200 dpi) at half the printer’s maximum speed.
When the resolution is changed, any downloaded resources (such as fonts or macros) will need to be downloaded again, unless they are stored on an optional hard disk or flash DIMM.
Note:
It is best to change the resolution from the printer driver or software application. (Driver and software settings override control panel settings.)
RET=MEDIUM OFF
LIGHT
MEDIUM
DARK
Use the printer’s Resolution Enhancement technology (REt) setting to produce print with smooth angles, curves, and edges. REt does not affect print quality when the print resolution is set to ProRes 1200. All other print resolutions, including FastRes 1200, benefit from REt.
Note:
It is best to change the REt setting from the printer driver or software application. (Driver and software settings override control panel settings.)
ECONOMODE=OFF
OFF
ON
Turn EconoMode on (to save toner) or off (for high quality). EconoMode creates draft-quality printing by reducing the amount of toner on the printed page by up to 50%.
Caution
HP does not recommend full-time use of EconoMode. (If EconoMode is used full-time, it is possible that the toner supply will outlast the mechanical parts in the print cartridge.)
Note:
It is best to turn EconoMode on or off from the printer driver or software application. (Driver and software settings override control panel settings.)
TONER DENSITY=3
1
2
3
4
5
Lighten or darken the print on the page by changing the toner density setting. The settings range from 1 (light) to 5 (dark), but the default setting of 3 usually produces the best results. Use a lower toner density setting to save toner.
Note:
It is best to change the toner density from the printer driver or software application. (Driver and software settings override control panel settings.)
CREATE CLEANING
PAGE
No value to select.
Press [Select] to print a cleaning page (for cleaning excess toner from the paper path). In order for the cleaning page to work properly, print the page on copier grade paper (not bond or rough paper). Follow the instructions on the cleaning page.
PROCESS CLEANING
PAGE
No value to select.
This item appears only after a cleaning page has been generated (as described above). Press [Select] to process the cleaning page.

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Printing Menu

Some items in this menu can be accessed from a software application, or from the printer driver (if the appropriate driver is installed). Printer driver and software application settings override control panel settings.

Item
Values
Explanation
COPIES=1
1 to 999
Set the default number of copies by selecting any number from 1 to 999. Press [-Value+] once to change the setting by increments of 1, or hold down [-Value+] to scroll by increments of 10.
Note:
It is best to set the number of copies from the printer driver or software application. (Driver and software settings override control panel settings.)
PAPER=
LETTER
(110V printers)
and
ENVELOPE=
COM10
(110V printers)
All supported paper and envelope sizes.
Set the default image size for paper and envelopes (the item name will change from paper to envelope as you scroll through the available sizes).
Note:
The defaults indicated here are for 110V printers. The default paper size for 220V printers is A4. The default envelope size for 220V printers is DL.
CONFIGURE CUSTOM
PAPER=NO
NO
YES
NO: The custom paper menu items are not accessible.
YES: The custom paper menu items appear (see below).
UNIT OF MEASURE=
INCHES
(110V printers)
or
MILLIMETERS
(220V printers)
INCHES
MILLIMETERS
This item appears only when CONFIGURE CUSTOM PAPER=YES . Select the unit of measurement for the custom paper size.
X DIMENSION=
8.5 INCHES
(110V printers)
or
216 MILLIMETERS
(220V printers)
3.00 to 8.5
INCHES
(110V printers)
or
76 to 216
MILLIMETERS
(220V printers)
This item appears only when CONFIGURE CUSTOM PAPER=YES. Select the dimension to be fed into the printer (short edge).
Y DIMENSION=
14.0 INCHES
(110V printers)
or
356 MILLIMETERS
(220V printers)
5.00 to 14.0
INCHES
(110V printers)
or
127 to 356
MILLIMETERS
(220V printers)
This item appears only when CONFIGURE CUSTOM PAPER=YES. Select the other dimension (long edge).
ORIENTATION=
PORTRAIT
PORTRAIT
LANDSCAPE
Determine the default orientation of print on the page.
Note:
It is best to set the page orientation from the printer driver or software application. (Driver and software settings override control panel settings.)
FORM=60 LINES
(110V printers)
or
64 LINES
(220V printers)
5 to 128
Sets vertical spacing from 5 to 128 lines for default paper size. Press [-Value+] once to change the setting by increments of 1, or hold down [-Value+] to scroll by increments of 10.
PCL FONT SOURCE=
INTERNAL
INTERNAL
SOFT
SLOT 1, 2, or 3
INTERNAL: Internal fonts.
SOFT: Permanent soft fonts.
SLOT 1, 2, or 3: Fonts stored in one of the three DIMM slots.
PCL FONT NUMBER=
0
0 to 999
The printer assigns a number to each font and lists them on the PCL Font List. The font number appears in the Font # column of the printout.
PCL FONT PITCH=
10.00
0.44 to 99.99
This item might not appear, depending on the font selected. Press [-Value+] once to change setting by increments of .01 for pitch, or hold down [-Value+] to scroll by increments of 1.
PCL FONT POINT SIZE=
12.00
4.00 to 999.75
This item might not appear, depending on the font selected. Press [-Value+] once to change setting by increments of .25 for point size, or hold down [-Value+] to scroll by increments of 1.
PCL SYMBOL SET=
PC-8
PC-8
many others
Select any one of several available symbol sets from the printer’s control panel. A symbol set is a unique grouping of all the characters in a font. PC-8 or PC-850 is recommended for line draw characters. Order the PCL 5/PJL Technical Reference Documentation Package for symbol set charts or for more information.
COURIER=REGULAR
REGULAR
DARK
Select the version of Courier font to use:
REGULAR: The internal Courier font available on the HP LaserJet 4 series printers.
DARK: The internal Courier font available on the HP LaserJet III series printers.
Both fonts are not available at the same time.
WIDE A4=NO
NO
YES
The Wide A4 setting changes the number of characters that can be printed on a single line of A4 paper.
NO: Up to 78 10-pitch characters can be printed on one line.
YES: Up to 80 10-pitch characters can be printed on one line.
APPEND CR TO LF=
NO
NO
YES
Select YES to append a carriage return to each line feed encountered in backward-compatible PCL jobs (pure text, no job control). Some environments, such as UNIX, indicate a new line using only the line feed control code. This option allows the user to append the required carriage return to each line feed.
PRINT PS ERRORS
= OFF
OFF
ON
Select ON to print the PS error page when PS errors occur.

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Configuration Menu

Items in this menu affect the printer’s behavior. Configure the printer according to your printing needs.

Item
Values
Explanation
POWERSAVE=
30 MINUTES
OFF
15 MINUTES
30 MINUTES
1 HOUR
2 HOURS
3 HOURS
Set the printer to enter PowerSave after it has been idle for a specified amount of time. Turning PowerSave off is not recommended. The PowerSave feature does the following:
* Minimizes the amount of power consumed by the printer when it is idle.
* Reduces wear on the printer’s electronic components (turns off the display’s backlight).
When you send a print job, press a control panel key, open a paper tray, or open the top cover, the printer automatically comes out of PowerSave mode.
Note:
PowerSave turns off the backlight on the display, but the display is still readable.
PERSONALITY=
AUTO
AUTO
PCL
PS
Select the default printer language (personality). Possible values are determined by which valid languages are installed in the printer. Normally you should not change the printer language (the default is AUTO). If you change it to a specific printer language, the printer will not automatically switch from one language to another unless specific software commands are sent to the printer.
RESOURCE SAVE=
OFF
OFF
ON
AUTO
Dedicate printer memory to save each language’s permanent resources (you might need to add memory to the printer in order for this item to appear). The amount of memory set aside can be different for each installed language. Some languages might have memory set aside for resource saving without requiring all languages to do so. Any time the amount of memory dedicated to a specific language is changed, all languages will lose all saved resources, including any unprocessed print jobs.
OFF: No language resource saving is performed, and language-dependent resources, such as fonts and macros, are lost when language or resolution changes.
ON: An item will appear for each installed language that allows the user to allocate a particular amount of memory to that language’s resource saving area (see the following items).
AUTO: The printer automatically determines the amount of memory to use for each installed language’s resource saving area.
PCL MEMORY=
400K
0K and up
(This value depends on the amount of installed memory.)
This item appears only when RESOURCE SAVE=ON. Select the amount of memory used for saving PCL resources. Printer default is the minimum amount of memory needed to perform resource saving for PCL. Press
[-Value+] to change settings by increments of 10 (up to 100 KB) or by increments of 100 (above 100 KB).
PS MEMORY=
400K
0K and up
(This value depends on the amount of installed memory.)
This item appears only when RESOURCE SAVE=ON. Select the amount of memory used for saving PS resources. Printer default is the minimum amount of memory needed to perform resource saving for PS. Press
[-Value+] to change settings by increments of 10 (up to 100 KB) or by increments of 100 (above 100 KB).
PAGE PROTECT=
AUTO
AUTO
ON
This item appears only after a 21 PAGE TOO COMPLEX, PRESS GO TO CONTINUE message displays. Memory Enhancement technology (MEt) attempts to guarantee that all pages will print. If the page does not print, turn PAGE PROTECT to ON. This might increase chances of a 20 INSUFFICIENT MEMORY, PRESS GO TO CONTINUE message. If this occurs, simplify the print job or install additional memory.
CLEARABLE
WARNINGS=JOB
JOB
ON
Set the amount of time that a clearable warning is displayed on the printer’s control panel.
JOB: Warning messages display on the control panel until the end of the job from which they were generated.
ON: Warning messages display on the control panel until [Go] is pressed.
AUTO CONTINUE=
ON
ON
OFF
Determine how the printer reacts to errors.
ON: If an error occurs that prevents printing, the message will display, and the printer will go offline for 10 seconds before returning online.
OFF: If an error occurs that prevents printing, the message will remain on the display and the printer will remain offline until [Go] is pressed.
If the printer is on a network, you will probably want to turn AUTO CONTINUE to ON.
TONER LOW=
CONTINUE
CONTINUE
STOP
Determine how the printer behaves when toner is low. The TONER LOW message will first appear when the print cartridge is almost out of toner (about 100 to 300 sheets can still be printed).
CONTINUE: The printer will continue to print while the TONER LOW message is displayed.
STOP: The printer will go offline and wait for further action.
MOPIER MODE=
STANDARD
STANDARD
ENHANCED
OFF
Determine how the mopier functions behave. This item appears only when there is at least 8 MB of memory or an optional hard disk is installed.
STANDARD: This option is available if there is either a hard disk installed or a RAM disk configured in memory. This option uses I/O data stored in printer memory for generating multiple original prints (all copies will print at the same speed as the first copy).
ENHANCED: This option is available if there is a hard disk installed and at least 8 MB of memory. This option uses engine video data for printing multiple original prints and should print all copies after the first at the printer’s maximum speed.
OFF: Disables the mopier functions (the printer will not spool any jobs to the hard disk).
When the mopier mode is changed, any downloaded resources (such as fonts or macros) will need to be downloaded again, unless they are stored on an optional hard disk or flash DIMM.
RAM DISK=OFF
OFF
ON
AUTO
Determine how the RAM disk is configured. This item appears only if there is no optional hard disk installed and the printer has at least 8 MB of memory.
OFF: The RAM disk is disabled.
ON: The RAM disk is enabled. Configure the amount of memory to be used through the following item: RAM DISK SIZE.
Note:
If the setting is changed from OFF to ON or from OFF to AUTO , the printer will automatically reinitialize when it becomes idle.
RAM DISK SIZE=
xxxK
0K and up
(This value depends on the amount of installed memory.)
Determine the size of the RAM disk. This item appears if RAM DISK=ON or AUTO. Press [-Value+] to change settings by increments of 100.
Note:
This setting cannot be changed if RAM DISK=AUTO. Changing this value will cause the printer to reinitialize when it becomes idle.
JAM RECOVERY=
AUTO
AUTO
ON
OFF
Determine how the printer behaves when a paper jam occurs.
AUTO: The printer automatically selects the best mode for printer jam recovery (usually ON). This is the default setting.
ON: The printer automatically reprints pages after a paper jam is cleared.
OFF: The printer does not reprint pages following a paper jam. Printing performance might be increased with this setting.
MAINTENANCE
MESSAGE=OFF
OFF
This item appears only after the PERFORM PRINTER MAINTENANCE message displays.
OFF: The PERFORM PRINTER MAINTENANCE message will be cleared and will not be displayed again until the next maintenance is due.
The message should not be turned off unless the printer maintenance has been performed. If the required maintenance is not performed, the printer’s performance will degrade.
SMALL PAPER
SPEED=NORMAL
NORMAL
SLOW
Select SLOW when alternately printing envelopes or small paper and standard paper sizes. Be sure to return the speed to NORMAL when finished.

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I/O Menu

Items in the I/O (input/output) Menu affect the communication between the printer and the computer.

Item
Values
Explanation
I/O TIMEOUT=15
5 to 300
Select the I/O timeout period in seconds (I/O timeout refers to the time, measured in seconds, that the printer waits before ending a print job). This setting allows you to adjust timeout for best performance. If data from other ports appear in the middle of your print job, increase the timeout value. Press [- Value +] once to change settings by increments of 1, or hold down [- Value +] to scroll by increments of 10.
I/O BUFFER=AUTO
AUTO
ON
OFF
Allocate memory for I/O buffering.
AUTO: The printer automatically reserves memory for I/O buffering. Additional configurations are not required and the I/O BUFFER SIZE menu item does not appear.
ON: The I/O BUFFER SIZE item appears (see below). Specify the amount of memory to be used for I/O buffering.
OFF: I/O buffering is not performed and the I/O BUFFER SIZE item does not appear. When the I/O buffer setting is changed, any downloaded resources (such as fonts or macros) will need to be downloaded again, unless they are stored on an optional hard disk or flash DIMM.
I/O BUFFER SIZE=
100K
10K and up
This item appears only when I/O BUFFER=ON. Specify the amount of memory for I/O buffering. The maximum amount of memory available for I/O buffering is determined by the amount of memory installed in the printer, the languages installed in the printer, and by other memory allocations that must be made. Press [-Value +] to change settings by increments of 10 (up to 100 KB) or by increments of 100 (above 100 KB).
PARALLEL HIGH
SPEED=YES
YES
NO
Select the speed at which data is transmitted to the printer.
YES: The printer accepts faster parallel communications used for connections with newer computers.
NO: The printer accepts slower parallel communications used for connections with older computers.
PARALLEL ADV
FUNCTIONS=ON
ON
OFF
Turn the bidirectional parallel communication on or off. The default is set for a bidirectional parallel port (IEEE-1284). This setting allows the printer to send status readback messages to the computer (turning the parallel advanced functions on might slow language switching).
SERIAL PACING=
DTR/DSR
DTR/DSR
XON/XOFF
Select the type of pacing used. Pacing, or handshaking, allows the printer to tell the computer when to send information. The printer uses XON/XOFF and DTR/DSR signal protocols rather than ETX/ACK protocol.
DTR/DSR: Select this value if your computer requires hardware flow control (most personal computers do).
XON/XOFF: Select this value if your computer requires software flow control (a UNIX workstation, for example). The SERIAL ROBUST XON item appears (see below).
SERIAL ROBUST
XON=ON
ON
OFF
This item appears only when SERIAL PACING=XON/XOFF. Select the method for generating XONs.
ON: The printer sends an XON when the printer is online and when sufficient buffer space is available. If the host does not receive data within approximately one second, the printer will transmit additional XONs at one second intervals until the host receives data.
OFF: The printer sends one XON when it can accept more data or when it is online. The printer does not send XONs every second while the printer is online and ready for more data.
SERIAL BAUD
RATE=9600
300
600
1200
2400
4800
9600
19200
38400
57600
115200
Select the printer’s baud rate (speed at which information is transferred) for communicating from the computer to the printer.
SERIAL DTR
POLARITY=HIGH
HIGH
LOW
Determine whether pin #8 is high or low when the printer is ready.
HIGH: Pin #8 is held high when the printer is ready.
LOW: Pin #8 is held low when the printer is ready.

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EIO Menu (4000 N/4000 TN)

EIO (enhanced input/output) Menus depend on the particular accessory product installed in an EIO slot of the printer. If the printer contains an HP Jetdirect print server EIO card, you can configure basic networking parameters using the EIO Menu. These and other parameters can also be configured through HP Jetadmin.

Item
Values
Explanation
CFG NETWORK=NO
NO
YES
NO: The HP Jetdirect Menu is not accessible.
YES: The HP Jetdirect Menu appears.
NOVELL=ON
ON
OFF
Select whether the IPX/SPX protocol stack (in Novell NetWare networks, for example) is enabled (on) or disabled (off).
DLC/LLC=ON
ON
OFF
Select whether the DLC/LLC protocol stack is enabled (on) or disabled (off).
TCP/IP=ON
ON
OFF
Select whether the TCP/IP protocol stack is enabled (on) or disabled (off).
ETALK=ON
ON
OFF
Select whether the Apple EtherTalk protocol stack is enabled (on) or disabled (off).
CFG NOVELL=NO
NO
YES
NO: The IPX/SPX Menu is not accessible.
YES: The IPX/SPX Menu appears. In the IPX/SPX Menu, you can specify the frame type parameter used on your network. The default is AUTO, to automatically set and limit the frame type to the one detected.
For Ethernet cards, frame type selections include EN_8023, EN_II, EN_8022, EN_SNAP.
For Token Ring cards, frame type selections include TR_8022, TR_SNAP. In the IPX/SPX Menu for Token Ring cards, you can also specify NetWare Source Routing parameters, which include SRC RT=AUTO (default), OFF, SINGLE R, or ALL RT.
CFG TCP/IP=NO
NO
YES
NO: The TCP/IP Menu is not accessible.
YES: The TCP/IP Menu appears. In the TCP/IP Menu, you can specify BOOTP=YES for TCP/IP parameters to be automatically loaded from a bootp or DHCP server when the printer is turned on. If you specify BOOTP=NO, you can manually set selected TCP/IP parameters from the control panel. You can manually set each byte of the IP address (IP), Subnet Mask (SM), Syslog Server (LG), and Default Gateway (GW). Also, you can manually set the Timeout time period.
Note:
If no IP address is assigned within the first 5 minutes, the HP Jetdirect print server card will assume a default IP address of 192.0.0.192.
CFG ETALK=NO
NO
YES
NO: The EtherTalk Menu is not accessible.
YES: The EtherTalk Menu appears. In the EtherTalk Menu you can set the AppleTalk phase parameter (ETALK PHASE=1 or 2) for your network.

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Resets Menu

Use this menu with caution. You can lose buffered page data or printer configuration settings when you select these items. Only reset the printer under the following circumstances:

  • You want to restore the printer’s default settings.

  • Communication between the printer and computer has been interrupted.

  • You are using both the serial and parallel I/O ports, and one of the ports is having problems.

The items in the Resets Menu will clear all memory in the printer, while [Cancel Job] clears only the current job.

Item
Explanation
RESET MEMORY
This item clears the printer buffer and the active I/O input buffer, and makes the control panel defaults current. The DATA RECEIVED message might display on the control panel. Resetting memory during a print job can result in data loss.
RESTORE FACTORY
SETTINGS
This item performs a simple reset and restores most of the factory (default) settings. This item also clears the input buffer for the active I/O. The DATA RECEIVED message might display on the printer’s control panel.
RESET ACTIVE I/O
CHANNEL
This item performs a simple reset and clears the input and output buffers (for the active I/Os only). The DATA RECEIVED message might display on the printer’s control panel.
RESET ALL I/O
CHANNELS
This item performs a simple reset and clears the input and output buffers for all I/Os.

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