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HP 2000CN Professional Series Color Printer - Setting Up the Printer

Introduction
The instructions contained in this document may be used to setup the printer hardware for use on a network. These instructions are also available on the HP 2000CN Professional Series Setup Poster that ships with the printer.
 warning:
Do NOT remove the access cover unless the printer is plugged in and turned ON. Failure to follow this sequence will result in the printhead latch remaining locked. If this happens, put the access cover back on the printer (see Step 6 below), turn the printer off and unplug it. Then plug the printer back in, turn it on, and then remove the access cover. If this sequence is followed, the printhead latch should unlock and easily lift up.
Prepare the printer
Attach the Accessory Paper Tray
  1. Position the HP 2000CN color printer directly over the accessory paper tray.
  2. Lower the printer so that it rests directly on top of the tray, using the three metal pegs on the top of the tray to align the tray to the printer. The weight of the printer will hold it in place.
Connect the power cord
  1. Plug the power cord into the printer.
  2. Plug the other end of the power cord into an electrical outlet.
Turn the printer on
Turn the printer on by pressing the Power button. The green Power light will come on and the amber Attention light will begin flashing.
Remove the Access Door
 note:
Do not remove the access cover unless the printer is plugged in and turned on.
  1. Open the ink cartridge door.
    Figure : Opening the ink cartridge door
  2. Grasp the front of the printhead access cover and lift up firmly to snap the cover open and completely remove the printhead access cover.
    Figure : Removing the printhead access cover
Install the ink cartridges
  1. Remove the four ink cartridges from their packaging and insert each ink cartridge into its own color-coded slot.
    Figure : Installing the ink cartridges
  2. Push each ink cartridge down firmly.
Install the printheads
 note:
Make sure you have turned on the printer.
  1. Open the purple printhead latch by lifting the latch from the rear.
     caution:
    If the printhead latch does not easily lift up, do NOT force it. If the access cover was removed with the printer turned off, put the access cover back on the printer (see step 9 below), turn the printer off and unplug it. Then plug the printer back in, turn it on and remove the access cover. If this sequence is followed, the printhead latch should unlock and easily lift up.
    Figure : Lifting the latch
  2. Pull the latch toward the front of the printer and then down to release the latch hook from the purple carriage lock.
  3. Then lift and push the latch toward the back of the printer.
    Figure : Lifting and pushing the latch back
  4. Remove each printhead from its package.
  5. Remove the protective tape from each printhead to expose the copper-colored circuit.
    Figure : Removing the protective tape
  6. Insert each printhead into its own color-coded socket.
    Figure : Inserting the printheads
  7. Push each printhead down firmly.
  8. Close the printhead latch. Be sure that the hook on the printhead latch catches the purple carriage lock.
     note:
    If the hook is not properly attached to the printhead latch, the printer will flash the Attention light and will not print.
    Figure : Closing the purple printhead latch
  9. Replace and close the printhead access cover by aligning the tabs on the back of the cover with the notches on the back of the printer. Lower the printhead access cover and then close the ink cartridge door.
Figure : Replace and close the printhead access cover
 note:
The amber Attention light should stop flashing.
Load Cut-Sheet Paper
  1. Insert a stack of paper up to 0.63 inches (16 mm) thick into the IN tray.
  2. Position the width and length adjusters to fit snugly against the paper's edge.
Initialize the Printer
  1. Press and hold the Power button for five seconds to begin the initialization process. This process may take up to five minutes.
     note:
    One to four high-pitched tones may be heard as printheads are initialized.
  2. Once initialization is complete, the green Activity light will begin to flash and two pages will print.
Attach the HP Jetdirect 300x Print Server
Figure : HP Jetdirect Print Server, mounting clip, and cable connections
  1. Turn off the printer.
  2. Attach the HP Jetdirect 300X Print Server and mounting clip to the back of the printer.
  3. Connect the HP Jetdirect 300X Printer Server to the network with a network connection cable.
  4. Connect the printer cable to the parallel port on the back of the printer.
  5. Secure the connector to the printer using the clips.
  6. Connect the other end of the printer cable to the parallel port on the HP Jetdirect 300X Print Server.
  7. Secure the printer cable to the print server using the connector’s screws.
  8. Plug the print server's power cord into the power receptacles on the print server and on the printer.
Check the Print Server Setup
  1. Print a configuration page from the HP Jetdirect 300X Print Server by following these steps.
    1. Turn on the printer. This also turns on the print server, which does not have a separate power switch.
    2. Wait 30 seconds while the print server initializes.
    3. When the print server Status light is lit, press and release the Test button on the print server.
    4. Two configuration pages will print. The first page will display the message "I/O CARD READY" to indicate a successful hardware installation.
       note:
      If the first page does not display the message, see the Troubleshooting chapter in the HP Jetdirect Print Server Software Installation Guide included with the printer.
Configure the Printer for Network Use
Server Configuration
  1. Answer the following four (4) questions to determine the Server Profile.
    1. What is the Network Operating System?
      • Microsoft (R)
      • Novell NetWare (Bindery)
      • Novell NetWare (NDS)
         note:
        A Network Operating System (NOS) consists of the special software that runs on client computers and servers to allow them to communicate over the network and control the network resources. Microsoft Windows and Novell NetWare are the most common computer network operating systems today.
    2. Which computer will be used to configure the new HP 2000C series printer?
      • Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, or Windows 95
      • Windows 3.1x or Windows for Workgroups
         note:
        Select the Operating System that will be used to set up the HP 2000C series printer for network printing.
    3. What Network Protocol will be used?
      • TCP/IP
      • IPX/SPX
         note:
        If Novell NetWare is used as the Network Operating System, the answer is likely IPX/SPX. If Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, or Windows 95 is being used, right-click on the Network Neighborhood icon and select Properties. On the Configuration or Protocols tab, check to see which protocol is listed.
    4. If TCP/IP was chosen in step c, has the HP Jetdirect 300X print server been configured with a valid IP address?
      • Yes
      • No
         note:
        Print the HP Jetdirect 300X Configuration Page (press and release the Test button). Inspect the IP ADDRESS parameter and answer Yes if a valid IP address is specified (default values of 192.0.0.192 and 0.0.0.0 are not valid addresses).
  2. Find the match for the server profile (from step 1) in the tables below and then see the appropriate section in the HP 2000C Network Configuration Guide for details on configuring the server.
NOS = Microsoft
PC for Configuring
Protocol
IP Address Assigned
Configuration Location
NT 4.0 or Win 95/98
TCP/IP
Yes
Section 3.1
NT 4.0 or Win 95/98
TCP/IP
No
Section 3.2
NT 4.0 or Win 95/98
IPX/SPX
N/A
Section 3.3
NOS = Novell NetWare Bindery
PC for Configuring
Protocol
IP Address Assigned
Configuration Location
NT 4.0 or Win 95/98
TCP/IP
Yes
See Novell Documentation
NT 4.0 or Win 95/98
IPX/SPX
N/A
Section 3.4
Win 3.1 or WFWG
IPX/SPX
N/A
Section 3.5
NOS = Novell NetWare NDS
PC for Configuring
Protocol
IP Address Assigned
Configuration Location
NT 4.0 or Win 95/98
TCP/IP
Yes
See Novell Documentation
NT 4.0 or Win 95/98
IPX/SPX
N/A
Section 3.6
Win 3.1 or WFWG
IPX/SPX
N/A
Section 3.7
 note:
If the profile does not match any of those listed, please refer to the HP Jetdirect Print Server Software Installation Guide included with the printer. Click here for important Jetadmin software discontinuance and migration information.
Client Configuration
  1. Answer the following two (2) questions to determine the Client Profile. The Client Profile will be used to identify the correct documentation for setting up clients on the network.
    1. What is the operating system of the Client computer?
      • Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, or Windows 95
      • Windows 3.1x or Windows for Workgroups
         note:
        Once the printer is set up on the network by the system administrator, the client printer software (driver and utilities) must be installed on each Windows-based computer that will use the printer on the network.
    2. Which type of network printing will be used?
      • Client-Server
      • Peer-to-Peer
         note:
        If the Network Operating System (NOS) is either Novell NetWare Bindery or Novell NetWare NDS, Client-Server printing will be used. If the NOS is either Windows NT 4.0, Windows 98, or Windows 95, a choice must be made between Client-Server or Peer-to-Peer. On a Client-Server network (recommended), client computers send print jobs to dedicated computers, known as servers, which control the use of each printer. Setup for each client is a simple software installation. Setup for the server is more complex. With Peer-to-Peer printing (typically used on small networks), dedicated servers are not used. Instead, each computer can access each networked printer directly. The client setup for this type of network printing is more complex than for Client-Server networks, but can significantly increase printing performance.
  2. Find the match for the client profile (from step 1) in the tables below, then see the appropriate section in the HP 2000C Network Configuration Guide for details on configuring the client.
NOS = Microsoft
Client OS
Type of Network Printing
Configuration Location
Win NT 4.0 or Win 95/98
Client-Server
Section 4.1
Win NT 4.0 or Win 95/98
Peer-to-Peer
Section 4.2
Win 3.1x or WFWG
Client-Server
Section 4.3
 note:
For more information about using the printer driver software, see the HP 2000C Toolbox, a software utility available through the Taskbar in Windows 95, 98, and NT 4.0 or in the HP 2000C Utilities Program Group in Windows 3.1x.

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