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HP PSC 1600 All-in-One Printer Series- Setting up the All-in-One (Hardware)

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 All-in-One
  • Check the contents of the box
  • Prepare the control panel
  • Load plain white paper
  • Connect the power cord and adapter
  • Turn the product on
  • Insert the cartridges
Setting up the All-in-One
Follow these steps in order.
Step one: Unpack the All-in-One
Remove the tape from the outside of the product, and then lift the access door and remove the tape inside the left side of the product.
Figure : Remove the tape
The contents might vary by country/region. See the packaging for a list of items shipped in the box.
Step three: Prepare the control panel
  1. If the control panel overlay is not attached, place the overlay in position, and then press it down firmly on all edges to secure it.
    Figure : Place the overlay in position
    Figure : Press down firmly
  2. Remove any protective film from the control panel display screen, and then lift the display for better viewing.
    Figure : Lift the control panel display
    Watch the display for messages as you set up the product.
Step four: Load plain white paper
  1. Slide the paper width guide all the way to the left.
  2. Unfold the paper tray extender.
  3. Insert paper into the paper tray.
  4. Slide the paper width guide snugly against the paper.
Step five: Connect the power cord and adapter
  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 : Connect the power cord and adapter
Step six: Turn the product on
Press the On button. After pressing the On button, the green light flashes, and then becomes solid. This might take up to a minute.
Figure : The On button
If the control panel display prompts you to set your language and country/region, use the arrow keys to make selections in the menu, and then press OK to confirm your selections.
Step seven: Insert the cartridges
Leave the product turned on for this procedure.
  1. Lift the access door until it stops.
    Figure : Open the access door
  2. Pull the pink tab to remove the tape from both cartridges.
    Figure : Remove the tape from the cartridges
    Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or re-tape the cartridges. This can damage the cartridges.
  3. With the label facing up, insert the tri-color cartridge in the left slot, and then push it in firmly until it snaps into place.
    Figure : Insert a cartridge
  4. Insert the black cartridge in the right slot.
    Figure : Correct cartridge placement
  5. Close the access door.
  6. Press OK at each of the prompts on the control panel display to start cartridge alignment.
    The alignment might take a few minutes. After the page prints, the alignment is complete.
  7. Check the control panel display for the status, and then press OK. Recycle or discard the alignment page.


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