HP Color LaserJet 3000, 3600, and 3800 Series Printers - Printer Memory
NOTE: The information in this appendix pertains to the HP Color LaserJet 3000 and 3800 Series
The HP Color LaserJet 3000 and 3800 Series printers have one dual inline memory module (DIMM)
slot. Use the DIMM slot to upgrade the printer with the following items:
More printer memory - DIMMs are available in 128, 256, and 512 MB
Other DIMM-based printer languages and printer options.
NOTE: Single in-line memory modules (SIMMs) used on previous HP LaserJet printers are not
compatible with the printer.
NOTE: To order DIMMs, see Supplies and accessories
in the User Guide.
It might be required to add more memory to the printer if printing a large number of complex graphics, PostScript
documents, or if many downloaded fonts are used. Additional memory also allows the printer to print
multiple collated copies quicker by reducing spooling time.
Before ordering additional memory, see how much memory is currently installed by printing a
configuration page. See Using printer information pages
in the User Guide.
More memory can be installed in the printer. An additional font DIMM can be installed to allow the printer to
print characters for languages such as Chinese or the Cyrillic alphabet.
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 and then
touch bare metal on the printer.
Turn the printer off, and then disconnect all power and interface cables.
Figure 1: Disconnect all power and interface cables
On the right side of the printer, gently pull the black tabs together, and then pull the formatter
assembly from the printer.
Figure 2: Pull the black tabs together to remove formatter assembly
Place the formatter board on a clean, flat, grounded surface.
To replace a DIMM that is currently installed, spread the latches apart on each side of the DIMM
slot, lift the DIMM up at an angle, and pull it out.
Figure 3: Replace DIMM
Remove the new DIMM from the antistatic package, and then locate the alignment notch on the
bottom edge of the DIMM.
Figure 4: Locate alignment latch on the DIMM
Holding the DIMM by the edges, align the notch on the DIMM with the bar in the DIMM slot at an
angle and firmly press the DIMM into the slot until it is fully seated. When installed correctly, the
metal contacts are not visible.
Figure 5: Install DIMM
Push down on the DIMM until both latches engage the DIMM.
Figure 6: Ensure DIMM latched is in place
NOTE: If having difficulty inserting the DIMM, make sure that the notch on the bottom of
the DIMM is aligned with the bar in the slot. If the DIMM still does not go in, make sure that
the DIMM type used is the correct one.
Align the edge of the formatter board in the tracks at the top and bottom of the slot, and then slide
the board back into the printer. Push the formatter firmly until the formatter latches click
Figure 7: Align the formatter board and then slide
the board back into the printer
Reconnect the power cable and USB or network cable, and then turn on the printer.
After installing a memory DIMM, see Enabling memory below.
If a memory DIMM is installed, set the printer driver to recognize the newly added memory.
On the Start
menu, point to Settings
, and click Printers
or Printers and Faxes
Select this printer and select Properties
On the Configure
tab, click More
In the Total Memory
field, type or select the total amount of memory that is now installed.
Check that the DIMMs are installed correctly and working.
Turn the printer on. Check that the printer is in the Ready state after the it has gone through the
startup sequence. If an error message appears, a DIMM may have been incorrectly installed.
Print a configuration page. See Using printer information pages
in the User Guide.
Check the Installed Personalities and Options section on the configuration page and compare it with
the configuration page printed before the DIMM installation.
The DIMM may not be installed correctly. Repeat the installation procedure.
The DIMM may be defective. Try a new DIMM.