asked Mar 19, 2007 at 11:07am
Hp HP Color LaserJet 4650

HP Laserjet 4650 problem...

Hi, every time I print more than ONE item in Adobe InDesign I get the following page printed from my printer...

Error: Unable to store job at printer
Reason: Insufficient disk space for this job

Solution: Delete some files from the disk before resending this job

But I have plenty of free space on the disk and I can print multiple items from other software packages?

What do I do please? Any help is much appreciated, I need to print from Indesign all the time now.



P.S. We have another 4650 in the same building and that prints multiple items from Indesign fine???
I just got a new computer running Vista Business. Now I can't print multiple copies of a document..only 1 at a time. I get an error message: Unable to store job at printer. Printer not configured to collate. Install EIO hard disk.

I use a network printer and can still print all I want from other computers in the office. Is it Vista doing this? Can it be fixed without having to purchase the EIO hard disk?


by Anonymous on Mar 20, 2008 at 1:22pm Add comment
Compare the firmware versions of the printers.

It's saying the printer hard drive does not have enough space, does that printer have a hard drive installed?

You might also check and see if one printer has more installed memory.

Print the configuration pages to compare settings.
by Stephen on Mar 19, 2007 at 1:14pm Add comment
Ok, just done that and both Memory settings are exactly the same???

Installed DIM Memory: 128mb
On Board Memory: 32mb
Total Memory: 160mb
DWS: 6.00
Automatice Resource Saving Enabled

I've cleared the completed jobs queue, I don't know what else to try?
by radical on Mar 20, 2007 at 5:33am Add comment
What about the Firmware versions?
by Stephen on Mar 20, 2007 at 5:41am Add comment
Firmware Version is the same on both: -


by radical on Mar 20, 2007 at 6:17am Add comment
You could try doing a hard drive initialization on the printer.

Does it actually have a hard drive installed?

I'd try this even if a drive was not installed.

To initialize the hard disk:

1 Turn the printer on.

2 As the printer performs its power-on sequence, press and hold the PAUSE/RESUME (HP Color LaserJet 4600 models) or MENU (HP Color LaserJet 4610n and 4650 models) button until all three lights on the control panel are lit.

3 Press the left arrow button The message INITIALIZE DISK appears on the control-panel display.

4 Press the check mark button, the printer initializes the hard disk and continues its power-on sequence.
by Stephen on Mar 20, 2007 at 6:21am Add comment
Hi mate, tried that, still no luck, this is crazy???

Thanks for the help though, any other suggestions?
by radical on Mar 20, 2007 at 7:42am Add comment
It just hit me that the firmware version you reported does not look right.

The printer firmware version is in the information block in the upper left corner of the config page.

The current version of the 4650 firmware is: 07.005.2

by Stephen on Mar 20, 2007 at 11:26am Add comment
Hi Stephen,

On the config's the Firmware DATACODE for one printer is: 20040827 07.001.2
and the other (one with the problem) is: 20050524 07.003.3

Could this be the problem? How do I fix it?

Thanks again!

by radical on Mar 21, 2007 at 6:00am Add comment
Both are downlevel, it *could* be the problem.

You download the updates and instructions from HP, go to the driver page where the ON-SITE listings are and scroll down.

by Stephen on Mar 21, 2007 at 1:53pm Add comment
Hi mate, yep done that, still no luck!

The Firmware datacode is 20060403 07.005.2
by radical on Mar 23, 2007 at 4:32am Add comment
You still have not answered Stephen's question if you have ahard disk in the printer. One suggestion would be to change drivers from postscript to pcl or vice versa. Also make sure you tell the driver that you have 160 total meg ram. There is a setting under the advanced tab. If all does not work, best to contact Adobe since it may be an issue with their software.
by dmzcompute on Mar 23, 2007 at 5:03am Add comment
That's all I can think of on the printer side without swapping parts.

You have prevented a potential non-resetable lock up by upgrading the one that was at: 20040827 07.001.2.

I'd also make sure all the driver settings were the same on all PC's.

Then I'd swap formatters between the machines.
by Stephen on Mar 23, 2007 at 5:06am Add comment
Yeah I'm having problems with other machines in the office now! They can't use it since I've updated the firmware. Not sure if it's got its own hard disk, how can I tell?

All I know is it's exactly the same as the other one, so why can that print multiple items and this one can't? That's why I thought it would be a simple setting problem?

by radical on Mar 26, 2007 at 6:38am Add comment
Hard drives in 4650 printers are mounted on EIO cards, so just see if there are any odd items in EIO slots, (same slots JetDirects plug into).

It would also be listed on the configuration page.
by Stephen on Mar 26, 2007 at 7:05am Add comment

Installed DIMM Memory: 128mb
On Board Memory: 32mb
Total Memory: 160mb
DWS: 6.00
Automatic Resource Saving Enabled

Maybe if I disabled the automatic resource saving How would I do that?

Can't see any odd items in slots?

If I reset to factory settings will it reset the firmware datacode, think I should do that because the rest of the office cant use it???

Thanks for still replying, hope we get there.


by radical on Mar 26, 2007 at 7:45am Add comment
The firmware datecode will not change.
by Stephen on Mar 26, 2007 at 10:01am Add comment
Oh dear, so I've now made the situation worse.

Any other suggestions at all mate? Really could do with fixing this.

Any idea how to disable the automatic resource saving?

by radical on Mar 26, 2007 at 10:31am Add comment
1. Does the issue ONLY happen with the one application?
2. If so, and you are using the PCL6 driver try switching to the PS driver. The PS driver works better with Adobe software in any case.
3. Update the firmware, you should always keep your firmware current. Firmware is stored in its own DIMM chip. A failure for firmware updates to take can indicate a problem with either your network or the firmware DIMM.
4. Cold reset the printer. This will restore all ADJUSTABLE settings to factory defaults. Remove any network cards BEFORE cold resetting the printer. Everything else can safely stay on board.

If all else fails isolate the printer from the network and attempt printing directly to the printer. If the problem persists then its definitely in the printer. If not, its a network problem and you need to go beat your IT person.
by Anonymous on Mar 26, 2007 at 11:38am Add comment

Have you made any progress?

Is there any chance you could scan both config pages and post them online, or email them to me? (hint, click on the crossed tools)

by Stephen on Mar 27, 2007 at 5:50pm Add comment
We're having this problem with a 5550. It seems that in the driver setup, mopier mode is diabled.

I can't enable mopier mode without adding more memory to the printer. We're at 160M now.
by Anonymous on Oct 5, 2007 at 11:47am Add comment
Then go to www.memory.com and buy more memory...
by Stephen on Oct 5, 2007 at 3:34pm Add comment
One thing is obvious, Stephen shouldn't be posting here. - Anonymous
Enable the Ram disk.
by Anonymous on Oct 5, 2007 at 6:27pm Add comment
That's a good idea to buy more memory.
by Anonymous on Oct 16, 2007 at 12:25pm Add comment
See if there is an update for the Adobe software you are using. I have seen some versions of Adobe not play nice with printers. Seriously. Reader 8.0 chokes the HP Color Laserjets. 8.1 works fine. Odd..
by Anonymous on Dec 5, 2007 at 2:00pm Add comment
If I shouldn't be posting here, then I guess they need to delete about 6,000 posts, <g>.

by Stephen on Dec 5, 2007 at 2:27pm Add comment
Obviously, the thin air in Denver is affecting your brain functions. Perhaps you should consider moving closer to sea level. This is your first and only post on the forum, so if you can't contribute, I suggest you don't post any further. Stephen happens to be one of the better techs posting on the forum.

Forum Moderator
by moe on Dec 5, 2007 at 5:09pm Add comment
From the database:

HP Color LaserJet 4600 and 5500 Series Printers - Requirements and Method used to Configure the Printer for MOPY
Requirements and methods used to configure the printer for MOPY
This document presents the requirements of the HP Color LaserJet 4600 or 5500 series printers for MOPYing and the method used to configure the printer for Mopying. "MOPY" means Multiple Original Copies. To MOPY, the HP Color LaserJet 4600 and 5500 must have a Hard-Disk installed. When MOPYing, the printer driver sends only one copy of the print job from the computer to the printer. The print job is then stored on the printer Hard-Disk, from which additional copies of the print job are generated. The computer does not need to send each additional copy as a separate print job, freeing computer resources more quickly than when printing multiple copies in the conventional manner. MOPYing can also cut down on network traffic.

To configure the printer for MOPYing, perform the following steps:

Select Start, Settings, and Printers. (In Microsoft Windows XP, select Start, Control Panel, Printers and Other Hardware, Printers and Faxes, and View Installed Printers).
Right-click the CLJ4600 PCL6 or PCL 5c printer driver.
Left-click Properties.
Select the Configure tab and click the More button.
Place a check in the Printer Hard Disk check box.
Place a check in the Ignore Application Collation check box and click OK.
Click OK and close the Windows Printers folder.
Select File and Print from the software application.
Select the number of copies desired.
Click OK to print.
NOTE: When MOPYing, the printer's display will read "Processing Copy 1 of X," "Processing Copy 2 of X" (where X is the total number of copies selected).
If the printer is not equipped with a Hard Disk, purchase one (part number: J6054B) to enable MOPY capabilities.

by Anonymous on Dec 10, 2007 at 5:24am Add comment
i'm having problems printing exactly in the middle of my page. i have a little more white space on the right side of page. i've tried to adjust in both publisher & adobe with no luck. so i think there is something on the printer that will need to be adjusted. any help would be most appreciated!!!!
by unknown on Mar 18, 2008 at 7:16am Add comment
You need to run a configuration page from the information menu and see if the margins on the left and right are the same. If not the only adjustment is that paper tray itself which really does not help much since it is just the left and right guides keeping the paper straight.
by dmzcompute on Mar 18, 2008 at 2:49pm Add comment
I ran into the same problem with a 4650 recently. The pages were misaligned enough to where they would wrinkle intermittently when going through the fuser assy. This was when printing the config. page. I compared it with another 4650 and saw the difference in margins. I swapped trays with the other 4650 and the margins straightened out and no more wrinkles.
by moe on Mar 18, 2008 at 3:02pm Add comment
The post about MOBY has the key for this issue. If not hardrive is installed, MOBY (aka mopies) needs to be disabled. Cheaper and quicker then buying a hardrive.
by alanpater on May 1, 2008 at 8:57am Add comment
My HP printer is used in our network here at work, but there is one employee that some how locks up the printer everytime he is in the office. I have uninstalled/ reinstalled printer drivers, but nothing seems to work. I have even reinstalled the whole entire office suite on his system and that didn't work either.
by unknown on May 27, 2008 at 8:28am Add comment
Hi all - I have a printer that's stumped 3 of us. A 4650 prints color then it just switches to B&W. She showed me a MSExcel print job - 7 pages - the first 5 were B&W, and the last 2 were in beautiful color.

It seems to print color according to its mood. :|

So far, all I've tried is deleting/re-adding the printer to the PC. I wanted to see if this is a common issue with a quick-n-easy fix before I try other PC's, re-image her existing PC, etc. (she's able to print to a 2605dn just fine - but that user is territorial about "his" printer :)

Any quick ideas?

by Anonymous on May 29, 2008 at 10:03am Add comment
I used to have this issue too with a particular user on my network, but I uninstalled the printer driver and reinstalled it. That resolved the issue.

I hope this helps.
by unknown on Jul 30, 2008 at 3:35am Add comment
Thanks Mykel. I wish I hadn't tried that already - didn't work for me.

I've actually formatted/re-installed the whole darn thing (WinXPPro).

Next, I'll try Divine intervention (prayer, voodoo, submerging the printer in water...)

Any other slightly less drastic ideas? Before I pull an Office Space on this printer? :D

by Anonymous on Jul 30, 2008 at 4:20am Add comment
what you need to do is go here http://h20000.www2.hp.com

Download the driver follow installation instructions and then go to the printer folder right click on HP Color LaserJet 4650 PCL 6 print properties - device settings -
printer hard disk - not installed
job storage - disabled
mopier mode - disabled

apply and try print again. These were the instruction i received from HP, and i can print multiple copies of the same page. yay.
by Anonymous on Sep 8, 2008 at 8:59am Add comment
These steps work (as posted by anoymous):

Download the driver follow installation instructions and then go to the printer folder right click on HP Color LaserJet 4650 PCL 6 print properties - device settings -
printer hard disk - not installed
job storage - disabled
mopier mode - disabled

- Anonymous
I am having problems with the color printing. When you print in grayscale, everything is fine, but as soone as someone prints in color, I am getting very bright yellow color done one side of the page. And now it is on both sides and even the back of the page as well. Does anyone know what I need to do or replace here? My cartridges show they are fine and don't need replacing.
Thanks for any help!!!
by unknown on Feb 5, 2009 at 9:41am Add comment

Even though your cartridges show as being good, you probably have a defective yellow cartridge. I would try and replace it
- wpc
if you still have the problem after changing the toner cartridges, then also try changing the transfer belt (big black thing that has to be pulled down before you can see the cartridges).
by Anonymous on Feb 6, 2009 at 3:32pm Add comment
Disable the "Advanced Printing Features" form the printer's properties. I did it and it is working fine for me.
by Anonymous on Feb 16, 2009 at 10:11pm Add comment
I am having a weird problem, on my print output its choping the right 1 cm margin of the document. I have tried many things but its not doing any good, please help.

by Anonymous on Apr 13, 2009 at 3:08pm Add comment
when warming up goes to 128mb then stays there on screen
by gpr on Jul 21, 2009 at 2:23pm Add comment
it will get to 250mb during then stay on this screen
by gpr on Jul 22, 2009 at 5:22am Add comment
Remove the formatter and reseat all the memory dimms and try again.
by dmzcompute on Jul 22, 2009 at 5:28am Add comment
have done this thank you for reply
by gpr on Jul 22, 2009 at 5:53am Add comment
If you have a jet direct remove that and see if it will boot. Ive seen alot of those lock up with bad 615 cards usually after the memory check though. Also take the dimms and jetdirect out start installing one at a time with the jet direct last. Cold reset or NVRAM initialization would be my next suggestion.
by nivek on Jul 22, 2009 at 10:05am Add comment
Disable Mopier if you do not have enough memory to perform this function

For Networked Printers this should be done on the Print Server by Print Server Admin. Then reinstall the printer on the client to ensure the driver change is made.

Go to the properties of the printer.
Choose Device Settings tab
Scroll down close to bottom and find "Mopier Mode"
Select Disable from drop down list.

Toption is enabled by default. "Auto Config-ing" the printer will reset it back to ENABLED.

During our test, we 1st changed "Printer Hard Drive" to "Not installed" (didn't work). 2nd we set "Job Storage" to "Disabled, leaving 1st change (didn't work). 3rd we disabled "Mopier mode" (THIS WORKED)

After a successful print, we changed the 1st and 2nd options back to the way they were originally, printed again and IT WORKED !

Our printer only has 128Mb of memory. It's stated in another forum that 192Mb is needed on 4650's for Mopy function.

Found this in another post:

Mopier mode

When Mopier Mode is enabled, the printer produces multiple,

collated copies from a single print job. Multiple-original

printing (mopying) increases printer performance and reduces

network traffic by sending the job to the printer once, then

storing it in the printer's RAM. The remainder of the copies are

printed at the printer's fastest speed. All documents can be

created, controlled, managed, and finished from the desktop,

which eliminates the extra step of using a photocopier.

The HP Color LaserJet 4650 series printers support the mopying

feature, provided they have enough total memory (at least 192 MB

of total memory: 160 MB DDR plus 32 MB on the formatter board),

and the mopying feature is enabled by default if the Mopier Mode

setting is Enabled in the Device Settings tab.

Hope this helps others.

This is a good forum
by unknown on Sep 2, 2009 at 1:55pm Add comment
I have 4650dn network printer.I had to do a cold reset after a error"Can not iniatialize card slot".
After reset Error has gone away but now i cannot see Network config tab in I/O configuration.Network ip config tab has gone missing...
Pls help to resolve.
by unknown on Oct 13, 2009 at 3:19am Add comment
I also tried the steps below and it worked.
Thank you!

These steps work (as posted by anoymous):

Download the driver follow installation instructions and then go to the printer folder right click on HP Color LaserJet 4650 PCL 6 print properties - device settings -
printer hard disk - not installed
job storage - disabled
mopier mode - disabled
by nousndthem on Nov 24, 2009 at 6:01am Add comment



go to printer properties and advance tab, down the buttom you will see print processor, click on it and select winprint from print processor and default data type RAW

ok, Apply
try to print should work and worked for me too if not

another solution is
driver select Hp Universal printing PS and tick the print directly to the printer

both worked fine on my vista pcs.


by unknown on Jun 4, 2010 at 4:57am Add comment
We are having the exact issue at work as well, was wondering if anybody ever found the resolution to the problem. I don't have a problem enabling anything on the printer, just when I print 2 or more copies of anything it starts spitting out countless sheets of what was stated in the first post.
by agent929 on Dec 9, 2010 at 12:03pm Add comment

Your solution worked for us on our Windows 7 computers. Thanks! Maybe it is an issue with Vista and 7? We did not have this problem until we upgraded our computers. I guess the driver does not use the correct settings. Anyway thanks for sharing your solution!
by unknown on Jan 3, 2011 at 11:51am Add comment
When printing multiple copies, an error message page will print reading unable to store job .
To solve this issue, turn off the RAM disk function.
Here are the instructions how to resolve the issue:
The setting is located on the control panel of the printer as follows:
config device> system setup> RAM disk
The default setting is Auto . Change it to OFF .
by unknown on Mar 30, 2011 at 1:01am Add comment
I have had the same problem and just found a fix that worked for me. I do not have installed memory.
Go to printer properties
click on Advanced and then click on Print directly to printer! So simple and yet such a frustrating problem.
by shelpyle on Jul 19, 2012 at 9:48am Add comment