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HP Officejet 6300 All-in-One Printer Series- Setting up the All-in-One (Hardware)

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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 product:
  • Unpack the All-in-One
  • Check the contents of the box
  • Attach the control panel faceplate
  • Attach the bottom paper tray
  • Load plain white paper
  • Connect the power cord and adapter
  • Connect the phone cord
  • Turn the All-in-One on
  • Install the cartridges
If you have not already set up the hardware, follow the steps in this document to do so first. But, if you have already installed the hardware and are just looking for the driver to download, or for instructions on how to install the software, here are some shortcuts:

Setting up the All-in-One

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 product software.
CAUTION:Do NOT connect a USB cable now. If you plan to use a USB cable to connect the product to the computer, you will be prompted to connect it at the correct time during software installation.

Step one: Unpack the All-in-One

  1. Remove all tape and packing material from the product.
    Figure 1: Remove all packing materials
    Remove all packing materials
  2. Lift the cartridge door.
  3. Remove and discard the orange shipping lock.
    Figure 2: Remove orange shipping lock
    Remove orange shipping lock

Step two: 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 three: Attach the control panel faceplate

Use the following steps to attach the control panel faceplate, if the faceplate is not already attached:
  1. Align the control panel faceplate over the buttons on the product control panel.
    Figure 3: Align the control panel faceplate
    Align the control panel faceplate
  2. Press down firmly on all edges of the faceplate until it snaps into place. Make sure that the corners and the bottom edge are attached and the buttons are accessible.
    Figure 4: Attach the control panel faceplate
    Attach the control panel faceplate
    NOTE:The control panel faceplate must be attached for the product to operate.

Step four: Attach the bottom paper tray

Align and attach the bottom (input) paper tray.
Figure 5: Attach tray
Attach tray

Step five: Load plain white paper

  1. Remove the top (output) tray, if installed.
  2. Slide the paper-width guide to the left.
    Figure 6: Slide out the paper-width guide
    Slide out the paper-width guide
  3. Insert plain white paper.
    Figure 7: Load paper
    Load paper
  4. Move the paper-width guide to the edge of the paper.
  5. Attach the top (output) tray.
    Figure 8: Attach the top tray
    Attach the top tray
  6. Make sure to hook the top edge of the tray into the light gray latches, and then lower it into position.
  7. Pull out and flip over the tray extender.
    Figure 9: Open tray extender
    Open tray extender

Step six: Connect the power cord and adapter

Connect the power cord and adapter to the product and electrical outlet.
  1. Plug the printer end of the power adapter into the back of the printer.
  2. Plug the adapter end of the power cord into the power adapter.
  3. Plug the remaining end of the power cord into a grounded wall outlet or surge protector.
    Figure 10: Connect the power cord and adapter
    Connect the power cord and adapter to the rear of the product

Step seven: Connect the phone cord

  1. Connect one end of the supplied phone cord to the phone port (1-LINE) and the other end to a wall jack.
    Figure 11: Connect the phone cord
    Connect the phone cord
  2. To connect a phone or answering machine to the product, remove the plug from the (2-EXT) port and then plug the phone or answering machine into the port.
    Figure 12: Connect a phone or answering machine
    Connect a phone or answering machine
NOTE:See the User Guide if you want to use your own phone cord or if you have any of the following features:
  • DSL
  • VolP/FolP
  • ISDN
  • Voice mail
  • Distinctive ring

Step eight: Turn the All-in-One on

  1. Press the On button on the product.
  2. Wait for the language prompt before continuing.
  3. To set the language for the display, use the arrow buttons to select a language, press OK , and then confirm.
  4. Use the arrow buttons to select a country/region, press OK , and then confirm.

Step nine: Install the cartridges

  1. Make sure the product is turned on.
  2. Open the cartridge access door until it stops. The carriage that holds the cartridges moves to the right side of the product.
    Figure 13: Open the cartridge door
    Open the cartridge door
    1 - Cartridge door
    2 - Carriage
  3. Remove the new cartridges from the packaging and, being careful to touch only the black plastic, gently remove the plastic tape by using the pink pull tab.
    Figure 14: Remove the tape
    Hold the cartridge by the sides and remove the protective tape
    1 - Copper-colored contacts
    2 - Plastic tape with pink pull tab (must be removed before installing)
    3 - Ink nozzles under tape
    CAUTION:Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles. Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.Do not touch the electrical contacts or ink nozzles.
  4. Slide the new cartridge forward into the empty slot. Then gently push it forward until it snaps into place.
    Install the tri-color cartridge in the left slot.
    Install the black or photo cartridge in the right slot.
    Figure 15: Insert the tri-color cartridge
    Insert the tri-color cartridge in the left slot
    Figure 16: Insert the black or photo cartridge
    Insert the black or photo cartridge in the right slot.
  5. Close the cartridge access door.
    Figure 17: Close the access door
    Close the cartridge access door.
  6. If you installed a new cartridge, the cartridge alignment process starts.
  7. Make sure that there is plain paper loaded in the input tray, and then press OK .
    The product aligns the cartridges and prints an alignment page.
  8. Check the status on the display, and then press OK again to complete the process.

Links to software installation instructions

After you complete the previous setup steps, you can install the product software with the product CD or by downloading the software from the HP Web site. For instructions, click the link for your computer operating system and type of connection.
CAUTION:Do NOT connect a USB cable now. You will be prompted to connect it at the correct time during software installation.

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