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Setting Up the Printer Hardware for HP Officejet Pro 251dw, 276dw, 8600, and 8610 Printer Series

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This document is for the HP Officejet Pro 251dw, 276dw Multifunction, 8600, and 8616 e-All-in-One printers.
This document explains how to set up the physical parts of the printer. Complete these steps before you install the printer software on your computer.
If you already set up the printer hardware and want steps to set up the fax, see the link at the end of this document.
NOTE:Do not connect a USB cable now. If you plan to use a USB cable to connect the printer to the computer, the installer prompts you to connect it at the correct time during the software installation.
If you already set up the printer and are just looking for the driver to download, go to the HP Software and Driver Downloads page.
Follow these steps to unpack the printer.
  1. Remove the printer from the box.
  2. Remove all tape and packing materials from the outside of the printer.
    Figure 1: Remove the packing materials
    Image: Remove the tape and packing materials.
  3. Remove the sticker on the control panel display.
  4. Place your fingers into the slot on the left side of the printer, and then pull to open the cartridge access door.
    Figure 2: Place your fingers in the slot on the left side of the printer
    Image: Slot on the left side of the printer.
    Figure 3: Cartridge access door open
    Image: Cartridge access door.
  5. Remove all tape and packing materials from inside the printer.
  6. Close the cartridge access door.
The contents might vary by country/region. See the packaging for a list of items shipped in the box.
Follow these steps to install the duplexer.
  1. Find the duplexer in the box.
  2. Take the duplexer out of its packing material, and then remove any tape from the duplexer.
  3. Turn the printer so the rear of it faces you.
    Figure 4: Turn the printer
    Image: Turn the printer around.
  4. Hold the duplexer by its sides with the rollers toward the printer, and then insert it into the slot in the rear of the printer.
    NOTE:Look for the engraved arrows on the duplexer for help positioning it.
    Figure 5: Insert the duplexer
    Image: Insert the duplexer into the rear access area.
  5. Push the duplexer into the printer until it snaps into place.
    Figure 6: Make sure that the duplexer snaps into place
    Image: The duplexer snaps into place.
  6. Turn the printer back around so the front faces you.
Follow these steps to install Tray 2, which is an optional accessory. Skip this step if you do not have a Tray 2.
  1. Remove Tray 2 from its box, remove its packing material, and then remove any tape from the tray.
  2. Place the tray on a flat, level surface where you intend to use the printer.
  3. Lift the printer, position it over the top of the paper tray, and then lower the printer on top of the paper tray.
    CAUTION:Keep your fingers and hands clear of the bottom of the printer.
    Figure 7: Set the printer on top of Tray 2
    Image: Lower the printer onto Tray 2.
  4. Make sure that the printer is even with the left, right, and back edges of the tray.
Follow these steps to load paper into Tray 1.
  1. Grasp the underside of Tray 1, and then pull the tray out.
    Figure 8: Pull the paper tray out
    Image: Pull out the paper tray.
  2. Slide the paper width guides to their outermost positions.
    Figure 9: Slide the paper width guides out
    Image: Slide out the paper width guides.
  3. Insert plain white paper in the tray. Make sure that the print side is face-down and the short edge is forward.
    CAUTION:Do not fill the paper above the red lines on the sides of the tray.
    Figure 10: Load paper into the tray
    Image: Load paper into the paper tray.
  4. If necessary, slide the paper width guides inward so that they rest on the edges of the paper.
  5. Push the tray toward the printer until it locks into place.
    Figure 11: Push the paper tray in
    Image: Push in the paper tray.
Follow these steps to load paper in Tray 2, which is an optional accessory. If you do not have a Tray 2, skip to the next step in this document.
  1. Grasp the underside of Tray 2, and then pull the tray out.
    Figure 12: Pull Tray 2 outward
    Image: Pull out Tray 2.
  2. Slide the paper width guides to their outermost positions.
  3. Insert a stack of plain white paper in the center of the tray. Make sure that the print side is down.
    CAUTION:Do not fill the paper above the red lines on the gauges on the sides of the tray.
  4. Slide the paper guides inward so that they rest against the edges of the paper.
    Figure 13: Slide the paper guides in paper Tray 2
    Image: Adjust the paper guides in Tray 2.
  5. Gently reinsert the tray into the printer.
  6. Pull out the output tray extender, and then raise the paper catch.
    Figure 14: Pull out the tray extender
    Image: Pull out the tray extender.
Follow these steps to connect the printer to the power source, and then set the language and country/region.
  1. Connect the power cord to the rear of the printer.
  2. Plug the other end of the power cord into an electrical outlet.
    Figure 15: Connect the power cord
    Image: Plug the power cord into the printer and the electrical outlet.
  3. Press the Power button to turn on the printer.
  4. In the Preferences menu, touch Language.
  5. Touch your preferred language, and then touch Yes to confirm your choice. The printer returns to the Preferences menu.
  6. On the Preferences menu, touch Country/Region, and then touch your specific country/region.
  7. Touch Yes to confirm your choice, and then touch the Home icon () to return to the main menu.
Follow these steps to install the SETUP cartridges that came with your printer.
CAUTION:Failure to install the SETUP cartridges that came with the printer causes a cartridge error.
  1. Place your fingers into the slot on the left side of the printer, and then pull to open the cartridge access door.
    Figure 16: Place your fingers in the slot on the left side of the printer
    Image: Slot on the left side of the printer.
    Figure 17: Cartridge access door open
    Image: Cartridge access door.
  2. Remove the new SETUP cartridges from their packaging.
    NOTE:After you remove a cartridge from its package, install it right away to avoid damage to the ink.
  3. Hold the cartridge by its sides with the nozzles toward the printer, and then insert the cartridge into its color-coded slot.
    Figure 18: The color-coded slots
    Image: The color-coded slots.
    Figure 19: Insert the cartridge into its color-coded slot
    Image: Insert the cartridge into its color-coded slot.
  4. Press the cartridge forward into the slot until it snaps into place.
  5. Repeat these steps to install all the new cartridges.
  6. Close the cartridge access door.
  7. Wait for the printer to align the cartridges. After the alignment is complete, the printer prints an alignment page.
Follow these steps to set the date and time.
  1. On the printer control panel, touch the Right Arrow (), and then touch Setup ().
  2. Touch the Down Arrow (), and then touch Preferences.
  3. Touch Date and Time:, and then touch the Up and Down Arrows () to set the month, day, and year.
  4. Touch Done, and then touch the Return Arrow () to return to the Preferences menu.
After you complete the previous setup steps, you can set up the printer to send and receive faxes. For instructions, click the following link.
Set up the printer to send and receive faxes
Setting up the HP All-in-One to Send and Receive Faxes
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