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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 of the tape and packing material from the outside and the inside of the product.
  1. Remove the tape from the outside of the lid, and then open it.
  2. Pull the paper tray down.
  3. Remove the packing material from the inside of the product, including the packing material from the carriage.
Figure 1: Unpack the product
Unpack the product
1 - Remove packing tape
2 - Remove packing material

Step two: Connect the supplied power cord and power adapter

Figure 2: Connect the power cord
Connect  the power cord
  1. Plug the cord from the power supply into the back of the product.
  2. Plug the power cord into the back of the power supply.
  3. Plug the other end of the power cord into a grounded wall outlet.

Step three: Turn on the power

Press the Power button ( ) to turn the product on.
Figure 3: Power button location
Power button location

Step four: Load paper into the tray

Follow these steps to load plain paper or photo paper into the tray.

Load plain paper

  1. Flip the tray extender over so that it is parallel with the paper tray.
    Figure 4: Move the tray extender into position
    Move the tray extender into position
  2. Close the lid.
  3. Press the tab in on the top of the paper width guide, and then slide the paper width guide all the way to the left side.
    Figure 5: Move the paper width guide
    Move the paper width guide
  4. Insert a small stack of paper into the paper tray, and then slide the paper width guide firmly against the paper.
    Figure 6: Slide the paper width guide against the paper
    Slide the paper width guide against the paper
  5. Close the lid.

Load photo paper

  1. Flip the tray extender over so that it is parallel with the paper tray.
    Figure 7: Move the tray extender into position
    Move the tray extender into position
  2. Close the lid.
  3. Press the tab in on the top of the paper width guide, and then slide the paper width guide all the way to the left side.
    Figure 8: Move the paper width guide
    Move the paper width guide
  4. Place the photo paper in the right side of the tray. Insert the printed side face down, with the short edge pointed toward the product.
    Figure 9: Load photo paper
    Load photo paper
    NOTE:If the photo paper you are loading has a tear off tab, make sure that the tab is pointing away from the product.
  5. Push the paper into the product until it stops.
  6. Slide the paper guide firmly against the edge of the paper.

Step five: Install the cartridges

  1. Remove the cartridge from its packaging, and then carefully remove the plastic tape.
    Figure 10: Remove the plastic tape
    Remove the plastic tape
    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 11: Do not touch the nozzles or contacts on the cartridge
    Do not touch the copper contacts or nozzles on the cartridge
    1 - Ink nozzles
    2 - Copper contacts
  2. Open the lid and wait for the carriage to move to the middle of the product. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent.
  3. Hold the tricolor cartridge in front of the left slot, with the copper contacts facing down and toward the printer.
    Figure 12: Insert the cartridges
    Insert the cartridges
  4. With the front of the cartridge pointed up slightly, insert the cartridge into the slot.
  5. Press firmly until the cartridge clicks into place.
  6. Repeat steps 2 through 4 for the black cartridge. Insert the black cartridge into the slot on the right.
    NOTE:A black cartridge might not be included with your product. A black cartridge is not required to operate the product.
  7. Close the lid.

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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