asked Mar 15, 2009 at 6:32pm
Hp HP DesignJet 30

HP LaserJet Printer out of memory

My HP dv7 laptop running Vista, is connected to a Laserjet 5L HP printer. I get an "out of memory" message when I send a 430 Kb Microsot Publisher document to the printer. However if I send only part of the document (20 out of 30 pages), it will print.

I increased the size of the virtual (paging) memory to 20,000 meg but it doesn't help.

Do I need to add memory (RAM) to the printer?

by ricksaint on Mar 16, 2009 at 11:16am Add comment
If you're just printing text, reduce the dpi setting in Control Panel to 300dpi. This will virtually quadruple the printer memory. You won't notice the difference in quality.
by moe on Mar 16, 2009 at 11:18am Add comment
I found this on the HP web site:
HP has a Windows Vista driver solution available for your product. This driver will enable your product's basic function to work.

"Basic function" ?! Does that mean the driver shouldn't be expected to give full functionality to the printer?
by ricksaint on Mar 16, 2009 at 11:41am Add comment
I am printing a document with lots of graphics. I tried 300 dpi but it doesn't look good.
by ricksaint on Mar 16, 2009 at 12:04pm Add comment
I'm fighting this problem as well, just as I fought with 5L when it was connected to an xp box.
I'm never going to buy another HP printer again.
Seriously, if they don't want to support their old hardware, that's fine by me. But why would they pretend to support 5L in Vista, when they actually don't (as the drivers provided with vista don't work properly)? To me it's lying to customers.
by unknown on May 16, 2009 at 9:09am Add comment
You can add more memory to a 5L. There are a few modules available on eBay today.
by Stephen on May 17, 2009 at 4:33am Add comment
Before you buy more memory, try using the HP6L printer driver on your HP5L, it comes on the XP disc - don't know about Vista though. You should be able to select it from within windows itself. I use it and it works even when using the highest 600 dpi resolution setting. David
by Anonymous on May 19, 2009 at 6:47am Add comment