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Turn the printer off, and then on to delete any stored fonts or macros and clear the temporary memory. Try again to copy, fax, or print. If the issue persists, make sure the printer is running the latest version of firmware available. Print a Configuration Report from the control panel.
Cause. This issue may occur if the printer does not have enough memory to complete the PostScript print job. For example, if your document contains TrueType fonts that are downloaded as Type42 (outline) fonts, your printer may not have enough memory to perform the Type42 font download in native TrueType format.
A supply memory error happens when the metal contacts / chip on an HP toner cartridge doesn`t correctly connect with the corresponding contacts inside the printer. The printer cannot detect the toner cartridge and displays the `Supply Memory Error` message on the printer display panel.
Insufficient memory error means low RAM not hard drive space.
Most consumer-grades printers have very little storage memory, and that`s typically volatile memory. To wipe out the memory, unplug the printer and let it sit for a while before re-plugging it in. The data will likely be gone.
To stop high RAM usage, start small by quitting programs you aren`t using, restarting your computer, uninstalling unneeded programs, and scanning for any malware that may be on your device. If this doesn`t work, consider downloading a RAM cleaning software or even installing more RAM.
A memory read error is a malfunction that occurs when data is being accessed from memory for use by a program, or when a value read from RAM fails to match an expected value. Memory read errors can cause miscalculations, program malfunctions, unresponsiveness, the blue screen of death (BSOD) and spontaneous restarts.
The printer cannot print in the required quality level because of insufficient memory, and the printer lowers the quality automatically so that the printer can continue printing.

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My 2550n Color LaserJet does not want to print in color
ANSWER : That model had issues with the carousel solenoid sticking. That might explain why it works after you let it sit for 10 minutes. The solenoid gets hotter with use which causes the deteriorated foam on it to become sticky and hold down the release plate instead of letting it go. This allows the carousel to spin when it is supposed to stop for each color. The solenoid is located on the right side of the printer. If you open the lid, it is just behind the opening at the top right. You need to remove the top of the printer and scrape off the goo on top of the solenoid body. I put a piece of thin sticky backed felt to replace it. Other people use electrical tape.

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ANSWER : Did you ever get a resolution for the 57.00.03 error? I’m having a similar problem with an M602 model. Thanks.

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