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Setting Up the LaserJet (Hardware)
Introduction
This document explains how to set up the physical parts of the product. Complete these steps before you install the product software on your computer. If you already set up the product hardware, and need software installation help, see Links to Software Installation Instructions at the end of this document.
This document includes the following steps to set up the printer:
  • Check the contents of the box
  • Remove packing tape
  • Prepare the print cartridge
  • Prepare the output bin
  • Load plain paper
  • Connect the power cord
  • Turn on power
Setting up the printer
Follow these steps in order. When you are finished, you can click the appropriate link at the end of this document if you need instructions to install the printer software.
NOTE:
Do not connect a USB cable now. If you plan to use a USB cable to connect the printer to the computer, you will be prompted to connect it at the correct time during the software installation.
Step one: Check the contents of the box
Remove the printer from the box, and then check the contents of the box.
The contents might vary by country/region. See the packaging for a list of items shipped in the box.
Step two: Remove packing tape
Remove all packing tape from the printer.
Step three: Prepare the print cartridge
  1. Open the cartridge access door.
    Figure : Open the cartridge access door
    Illustration: Open the cartridge access door.
  2. Lift up the paper packing, but do not remove it.
    Figure : Lift the paper packing
    Illustration: Lift the paper packing.
  3. Remove the print cartridge packaging.
    Figure : Remove the print cartridge packaging
    Illustration: Remove the print cartridge packaging.
  4. Remove the print cartridge from the printer.
    Figure : Remove the print cartridge
    Illustration: Remove the print cartridge.
    CAUTION:
    To prevent damage to the print cartridge, hold the print cartridge at each end.
  5. Remove the packaging from inside the printer.
    Figure : Remove the packaging from inside the printer
    Illustration: Remove the packaging from inside the printer.
  6. Remove the orange clip from the end of the print cartridge.
    Figure : Remove the orange clip from the print cartridge
    Illustration: Remove the orange clip from the print cartridge.
  7. Gently rock the print cartridge back and forth to distribute the toner evenly.
    Figure : Rock the print cartridge
    Illustration: Rock the print cartridge.
  8. Bend the tab on the left side of the print cartridge until the tab breaks loose. Pull the tab to remove all the sealing tape from the print cartridge.
    Figure : Remove the sealing tape
    Illustration: Remove the sealing tape.
    CAUTION:
    If toner gets on your clothing, wipe it off with a dry cloth and wash the clothing in cold water. Hot water sets toner into the fabric .
  9. Insert the print cartridge, and then close the print cartridge door.
    Figure : Insert the print cartridge and close the door
    Illustration: Insert the print cartridge and close the door.
Step four: Prepare the output bin
Insert the output bin extender into the output bin. The two clips on either side of the extender snap into place.
Figure : Insert the output bin extender
Illustration: Insert the output bin extender.
Step five: Load plain paper
  1. Load the paper face-up, top forward in the input tray.
    Figure : Load paper in the input tray
    Illustration: Load paper in the input tray
  2. Slide the paper guides inward so that they rest against the stack of paper.
    NOTE:
    To prevent jams and skewing, always adjust the side and front paper guides.
    Figure : Adjust the paper guides
    Illustration: Adjust the paper guides
Step six: Connect the power cord
  1. Connect the power cord to the back of the printer.
    Figure : Connect the power cord
    Illustration: Connect the power cord to back of printer
  2. Plug the power cord into an electrical outlet.
Step seven: Turn on power
Press the Power button ( ) to turn on the printer.
Figure : Turn on the power
Illustration: Turn on the power.
NOTE:
A blank page might print when you turn on the printer for the first time.