DeskJet 500

Language: PCL Level 3, Epson (with optional cartridge)

Speed: 120 CPS - Letter, 240 CPS - Draft

Memory: 512 KB, up to 2 optional 128 KB or 256 KB RAM cartridges can be installed for soft fonts

Graphics: 300dpi

 FontsPaperSettingsMessagesInterfaces

Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 500 Fonts

Typeface Heights Pitches Style Weight Sym. Set Orientation
Courier 6, 12 5, 10, 16.67, 20 Upright Medium PC-8 Portrait
Courier 6, 12 5, 10, 16.67, 20 Upright Bold PC-8 Portrait
Courier 6, 12 5, 10, 20 Italic Medium PC-8 Portrait
Courier 6, 12 5, 10, 20 Italic Bold PC-8 Portrait
Letter Gothic 6, 12 12, 24 Upright Medium PC-8 Portrait
Letter Gothic 6, 12 12, 24 Upright Bold PC-8 Portrait
Letter Gothic 6, 12 12, 24 Italic Medium PC-8 Portrait
Letter Gothic 6, 12 12, 24 Italic Bold PC-8 Portrait
CG Times 6, 12 Proportional Upright Medium PC-8 Portrait
CG Times 6, 12 Proportional Upright Bold PC-8 Portrait
CG Times 6, 12 Proportional Italic Medium PC-8 Portrait
CG Times 6, 12 Proportional Italic Bold PC-8 Portrait
Courier 6, 12, 24 10, 16.67, 20 Upright Medium PC-8 Landscape
Courier 6, 12, 24 10, 16.67, 20 Upright Bold PC-8 Landscape

Optional Fonts

Cartridge/Soft Fonts

Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 500 Paper Handling

Unprintable Regions

Left: 75 dots ( inch)

Right: 75 dots ( inch)

Top: 75 dots ( inch)

Bottom: 150 dots ( inch)

Continuous Feeding

Standard Feeders: One Paper Tray [capacity: 100 sheets]

1. Slide the paper width adjustment lever to the left. The paper width adjustment lever is located below the left corner of the tray.

2. Pull out the paper tray extender. The paper tray extender is located at the center front edge of the tray.

3. Take out a inch (approximately 1 cm) stack of paper (about 100 sheets) and tap the paper edge on a flat surface to even the stack.

4. Insert the stack of paper squarely into the tray, print side down. Make sure the right edge of the paper is aligned again the right wall of the tray.

5. Push the paper tray extender in toward the printer, making sure the paper does not buckle in the tray.

6. Slide the paper width adjustment lever to the right, making sure that the paper does not buckle in the tray. This will ensure that the right edge of the paper is aligned against the right wall of the tray and minimize skewed printing. If you are using US letter (8 inch x 11 inch) or US legal (8 inch x 14 inch) size paper, slide the lever back to the left.

Paper size is selected by DIP switches

Envelope Feeding

Envelopes are manually loaded, one at a time, through the envelope guides located in the printer output tray. Be sure to use only No. 10 (US) or DL (European) size envelopes in your DeskJet 500 printer.

1. Remove the output tray cover and set it aside.

2. Remove any paper from the output tray.

3. Hold the envelope with the flap side facing up.

4. Flex the envelope gently at the middle, slip it under the output tray wings, and set it, head first, into the output tray.

5. With the right side of the envelope flush against the right side of the output tray, push the envelope forwards, under the envelope guides and then under the paper feed rollers until the envelope stops.

6. Press the [ENVELOPE] button.

Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 500 Messages

Keypad Display Cause Solution
     
All keypad lights are on. It is possible that the printer was hung up when it was turned on. Turn off the printer.

Make sure the computer is turned off. If the printer and computer are connected to a power strip, turn off the power strip.

Turn on the computer, wait 30 seconds, and then turn on the printer. If the problem has been cleared, all keypad lights will flash on, then the ON LINE and COUR 10/20 lights will remain on, and the print carriage will "home." If nothing happens, call HP Personal Peripheral Assist.

     
BUSY and ON LINE lights are blinking A paper jam has occurred. Remove the tray cover and open the top cover.

Press the [UP] or [DOWN] arrow key to advance or retract the paper out of the printer. The paper jam should clear. If it doesn't, press the [UP] or [DOWN] arrow key with one hand while pulling the paper out with your other hand.

     
ON LINE light is blinking. The printer is out of paper. Reload paper into the input tray.
     
ON LINE light is blinking, paper is loaded. Paper is not loaded completely. Make sure the paper was loaded in the input tray and not the output tray.

Make sure that the paper tray extender is holding the paper against the printer.

Make sure that the paper loaded in your printer is 16 to 24 pound paper stock.

     
BUSY light is blinking, printer is in Landscape orientation The printer is waiting to print. Press the [FF] key to begin printing.

Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 500 Settings

The DeskJet 500 printer has two banks of mode function switches located on the printer's front base, under the input tray. These switches define a number of default printer settings, ranging from paper size to data communications settings for an RS-232C serial interface connection.

To change the mode function switch settings, use a pen or pencil to flip the switches to the desired (UP or DOWN) position.

Note: Settings that you select through your software or printer control panel will override mode function switch settings.

Settings in bold are default settings.

Bank A

Default Character Set PC-8

HP Roman 8

PC-8 Danish/Norwegian

United Kingdom (ISO 4)

Germany (ISO 21)

French (ISO 69)

Italian (ISO 15)

Norwegian v.1 (ISO 60)

Swedish Names (ICO 11)

Spanish (ISO 17)

ASCII

Portuguese (ISO 16)

PC-850

EMCA-94 Latin 1

HP Legal

Default on Front Font Cartridge

Paper/Envelope Size US Letter (8 inch x 11 inch)

European A4 (210 mm x 297 mm)

US Legal (8 inch x 14 inch)

Envelope (US #10, European DL)

Carriage Return Definition CR only

CR and LF

Perforation Skip Mode On

Off

Bank B

Text Scale Mode 63 lines/page

66 lines/page*

Graphics Density 75 DPI

300 DPI

Terminal Mode Disabled

Enabled

RS-232C Baud Rate 9600 Baud

19200 Baud

2400 Baud

1200 Baud

RS-232C Parity and No Parity, 8 Data Bits

Word Length Odd Parity, 7 Data Bits

Even Parity, 7 Data Bits

No Parity, 8 Data Bits

RS-232C Handshaking DTR & XON/XOFF

DTR Only

*Changing the Text Scale Mode setting to 66 lines/page is ignored when Perforation Mode is on.

Hewlett-Packard DeskJet 500 Interfaces

The interface connections are located on the bottom of the printer.

Parallel

Availability: Standard

Connection: Centronics Female

Activation: Automatic

Serial

Availability: Standard

Connection: DB-25 RS-232-C.

Activation: Automatic