Solved

HP Color LaserJet 4650... SLOW!

Posted on 2006-10-25
3
959 Views
Last Modified: 2013-12-15
I have a Color LaserJet 4650 that all of a sudden whenever I print photographs it's taking forever... say 13 pages, 4 pics to a page... the first 3-4 pages print out w/ in the first 3-4 minutes... which is really slow for this machine. Then each additional page takes 2-3 minutes to spit out one page. This just started w/in the last 2 weeks or so. It was find up until then.

This is connected directly to my pc, win xp sp2, 768MB RAM. It is shared out over the network, and does the same thing no matter which machine tries to print to it. I would think it was the size of the pics... but I've printed pics off the same camera... 30-40 pages worth w/o this problem.

Of course when I call HP they tell me it's out of warranty.

I have a ton to print and at this rate it's going to take the rest of the week... PLEASE help! Oh and by the way... I resized all the photos down hoping that it was spooling too much, no luck!

TIA!
Kelly
0
Comment
Question by:kdomiano
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 2
3 Comments
 
LVL 4

Accepted Solution

by:
keola75 earned 500 total points
ID: 17805611
Have you tried the basic troubleshooting, i.e. turning off the printer, waiting a few minutes, then turning it back on?  Is the driver the most up to date, as well?  These can both affect the speed.
0
 

Author Comment

by:kdomiano
ID: 17811600
Printers are so nitpicky! I had to resize all the graphics, because the group of them was so large the printer was choking on it... then I had to restart EVERYTHING before it would accept the changes, AND I had to change to automatic instead of best quality in the printer setup
0
 
LVL 4

Expert Comment

by:keola75
ID: 17811967
I agree with you...I had to deal with several of them that were acting up yesterday.  One of them kept coming up with an error about the wrong paper size.  It turns out that when the paper was cut it was off by a millimeter from the standard size.  So, is it working now?
0

Featured Post

Create the perfect environment for any meeting

You might have a modern environment with all sorts of high-tech equipment, but what makes it worthwhile is how you seamlessly bring together the presentation with audio, video and lighting. The ATEN Control System provides integrated control and system automation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

When I recently replaced my image transfer kit on my office HP color laserjet 5550dn printer, I had a slight problem.  The left bracket that holds the transfer kit got stuck in the upright locked position instead of being at a 45 degree angle facing…
When you try to share a printer , you may receive one of the following error messages. Error message when you use the Add Printer Wizard to share a printer: Windows could not share your printer. Operation could not be completed (Error 0x000006…
In an interesting question (https://www.experts-exchange.com/questions/29008360/) here at Experts Exchange, a member asked how to split a single image into multiple images. The primary usage for this is to place many photographs on a flatbed scanner…
This video Micro Tutorial shows how to password-protect PDF files with free software. Many software products can do this, such as Adobe Acrobat (but not Adobe Reader), Nuance PaperPort, and Nuance Power PDF, but they are not free products. This vide…

627 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question