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Setting Up the Printer Hardware for HP Color LaserJet CP1215 and CP1217 Printer Series

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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.
This document includes the following steps to set up the product:
  • Unpack the printer
  • Check the contents of the box
  • Connect the power cord and turn on the printer
  • Load plain paper

Setting up the printer

Follow these steps in order.

Step one: Unpack the printer

  1. Select a sturdy, well-ventilated, dust-free area to position the product.
  2. Open the rear access door, remove the tape and packing material from the back of the product, and then close the rear access door.
    Figure 1: Remove tape and packing material
    Illustration of removing packing tape and material.
  3. Open the print cartridge door.
    Figure 2: Open the print cartridge door
    Illustration of opening the print cartridge door.
  4. Remove the protective tape from all four print cartridges.
    Figure 3: Remove protective tape from print cartridges
    Illustration of removing the protective tape from the print cartriges.
  5. Push the print cartridge drawer back in, and then close the front access door.

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: Connect the power cord and turn on the printer

  1. Connect the power cord to the back of the product.
  2. Plug the power cord into an electrical outlet.
  3. Press the Power switch to turn on the product.
    Figure 4: Connect the power cord and turn on the power
    Illustration of connecting the power cord and pressing the Power switch.

Step four: Load plain paper

  1. Pull the paper tray out of the product, and then slide the paper guides outward.
    Figure 5: Pull out paper tray
    Illustration of pulling out the paper tray.
    Figure 6: Slide out paper guides
    Illustration of sliding out the paper guides.
    NOTE:To load legal-size paper, extend the tray by pressing and holding the extension tab while pulling the front of the tray outward.
    Figure 7: Extend paper tray for legal size only
    Illustration of extending the paper tray for legal paper.
  2. Place the stack of paper in the tray, and then make sure that it is flat at all four corners.
  3. Slide the paper guides inward so that they rest against the stack of paper.
    Figure 8: Slide paper guides inward
    Illustration of sliding paper guides inward.
  4. Push down on the paper to make sure that the stack of paper is below the blue paper limit tabs on each side of the tray, and then reinsert the tray.
    Figure 9: Reinsert paper tray
    Illustration of reinserting the paper tray.

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