Installing a Flash SIMM in the Hewlett Packard Laser Jet 5Si and 5SiMX
SIMM boards and your printer's controller board can be damaged by small amounts
of static electricity. When handling a SIMM or other board, it is best to
wear an anti-static wrist strap connected to the metal frame of the printer
(or to your anti-static system). If a wrist strap is not available, try to
touch the metal frame of the printer often. During installation, to prevent
generation of static electricity, avoid moving about the work area.
To avoid damaging the parts, follow these steps:
In this order, switch the printer power OFF, unplug the power cord, and
disconnect any attached cables.
Loosen (but do not remove) the two captive screws. If you are not wearing
an anti-static wrist strap, touch the printer's bare metal plate to discharge
any static charge on your body.
Grasp the screws and pull the printer controller board out of the printer.
Do not touch any component on the board. Place the board on a flat,
non-conductive surface. (For ease of replacement, note how the board fits
into slots in the printer.)
Remove the SIMM board from the anti-static package. Do not touch any component
on the SIMM board. Hold the board with your forefingers on the side edges
and your thumbs against the back edge, so the notch on one end is on the
right and the metal teeth face toward the SIMM slot.
Insert the board firmly into the SIMM slot (4) at about a 20-degree angle
with the metal teeth down. Use the closest open slot, starting with #4 as
Rotate the SIMM toward the back of the printer to about a 45-degree angle
until it clicks into the metal locking tabs. If it is properly seated, it
will not lift away from the slot. (To remove a SIMM, you must first release
the metal locking tabs.)
Align the printer controller board with the top slot, slide the board back
into the printer (A), and tighten the two screws (B).
Re-attach any cables and the power cord; then switch the printer power ON.
Test the Flash SIMM by printing a configuration page from the printer front
panel by pressing the menu button until the TEST MENU menu appears then press
the item button until PCL CONFIGURATION PAGE appears then press select. Look
for the heading "Installed Personalities and Options" and ensure that the
Flash SIMM is listed.
HP LJ 5si JetDirect card off line after
installing e-Forms chip.
HP LJ 5si prints blank sheet of paper
when asked to print status page.
Updateing e-Forms in the Laserjet 5Si with an .ALL