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HP Deskjet 3915 Color Inkjet Printer support

Setting Up the Product (Hardware)

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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.

Setup the product

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 the USB cable now. If you need 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: Remove the packing material

Remove all packaging materials from the exterior and interior of the product.
Figure 1: Remove the packing material
Remove the packing material

Step two: Connect the supplied power cord

  1. Plug the power cord into the back of the product, and then plug the power cord into an electrical outlet.
    Figure 2: Connect the power cord
    Connect the  power cord
  2. Press the Power button () to turn on the product. Make sure the power light glows green.

Step three: Load plain paper

  1. Lift the top cover, and then fold the paper tray down.
    Figure 3: Fold the paper tray down
    Fold the paper tray down
  2. Load plain white paper into the paper tray, and then slide the paper guide firmly against the paper.
    Figure 4: Load paper
    Load paper

Step four: Install the cartridges

  1. Remove the cartridge from its packaging and carefully remove the pink plastic tape. Hold the cartridge so that the copper strips are on the bottom and facing toward the product.
    Figure 5: Remove tape from cartridge
    Remove tape from the cartridge
    CAUTION:Do not touch the copper contacts on the back of the cartridge or the ink nozzles on the bottom of the cartridge. Touching the contacts or the nozzles might damage the cartridge.
    Figure 6: Do not touch contacts or ink nozzles
    Do not touch contacts or ink nozzles
  2. Hold the cartridge so that the copper strips are on the back and facing the product, and then slide the cartridge into the cradle.
    NOTE: Some models can print using only a single cartridge (black or tricolor). However, you should use both the color and the black cartridges together for maximum print quality.
    Figure 7: Insert the cartridge
    Insert the cartridge
  3. Repeat steps 1 through 3 until both of the cartridges are inserted.
  4. After installing the cartridges, close the cover. You will hear the carriage move to the left side of the product.
    NOTE:After the carriage moves, some products automatically align the cartridges and print an alignment sheet.

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.