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HP Photosmart 7520 Printers - First Time Printer Setup

This document is for HP Photosmart 7520 and 7525 e-All-in-One printers.
To set up a printer for the first time, unpack the printer, connect the power cable, set your preferences, load paper in the main input tray, and then install the ink cartridges.
 note:
If you are looking for the printer software, go to http://123.hp.com/PS7520.
Step 1: Remove the printer from the box
Remove the printer from the box and all tape, stickers, and packing materials from the printer.
The contents might vary by country/region. See the packaging for a list of items shipped in the box.
  1. Remove all tape and packing material from the printer.
    Figure : Remove all tape and packing material from the printer
    Image: Remove all tape and packing material
from the printer
  2. Open the ink cartridge access door, and then remove the tape from inside the printer.
    Figure : Open the ink cartridge access door, and then remove the tape from inside the printer
    Image: Open the ink cartridge access door,  and then remove the tape from inside the printer
  3. Close the ink cartridge access door.
Step 2: Connect the power cord and turn on the printer
Connect the printer to a power source, and then turn on the printer.
  1. Connect the cord attached to the power adapter to the rear of the printer, connect the power cord to the power adapter, and then plug the power cord into a wall outlet.
      Figure : Connect the power cord to the printer
      Image: Connect the power cord to the printer
    1. Connect the cord from the power adapter to the printer
    2. Connect the power cord to the power adapter
    3. Plug the power cord into a wall outlet
  2. Turn on the printer.
    Figure : Turn on the printer
    Image: Turn on the printer
Step 3: Select your language and country/region
When you turn on the printer, it prompts you to select your language and region.
  1. Touch your desired language, and then touch Yes to confirm the language choice.
    The Set Country/Region menu displays.
  2. Touch your desired country/region, and then touch Yes to confirm the country/region choice.
Step 4: Adjust the control panel display
You can adjust the control panel of your HP printer to the viewing angle that works best for you.
  1. Grasp the top of the control panel and pull it firmly forward.
    The control panel clicks into place at each available viewing angle.
  2. Choose the viewing angle that works best for you, and then touch OK.
  3. Touch Setup to continue setting up your printer.
Step 5: Set the time and date
The printer prompts you to set the time and date.
 note:
If you need to return to the previous screen at any time, touch the back icon .
  1. The Set Time screen displays.
  2. Touch the up arrow or the down arrow to set the correct hour and minutes.
  3. Touch AM or PM.
  4. Touch OK to confirm the time you set.
  5. Using the numbers on the control panel, touch the numbers for the current month, day, and four-digit year, and then touch OK.
     note:
    The date format is MM/DD/YYYY. You must enter two digits for the month and day and four digits for the year. If you make a mistake, you can touch the backspace icon in the upper right corner.
Step 6: Load plain paper
Load plain white paper in the main input tray, and then wait for the printer to perform an automatic alignment.
The following video demonstrates how to load paper.
 note:
This video shows the HP Photosmart 7520 e-All-in-One printer, but the steps are the same for your printer
  1. Raise the photo tray.
  2. Slide the paper width guides to their outermost positions.
    Figure : Slide paper width guides to their outermost positions
    Image: Slide paper width guides to their outermost positions
  3. Load a stack of plain paper into the tray with the short edge facing toward the printer and the print side down (if the paper has a print side). Push the stack into the tray until it stops.
    Figure : Load paper into the tray
    Image: Load paper into the tray
  4. Slide the paper width guides until they rest against the edges of the paper.
    Figure : Slide the paper width guides against the edges of the paper
    Image: Slide the paper width guides against the edges of the paper
  5. Close the photo tray and the paper tray, pull the tray extender toward you, and then extend the paper catch until it is fully extended.
Step 7: Install the ink cartridges
Install the HP ink cartridges that shipped in the box with your printer, and then wait for the printer to perform an automatic alignment.
  1. Open the ink cartridge access door.
    The carriage moves to the access area.
    Figure : Open the ink cartridge access door
    Image: Open the ink cartridge access door
  2. Remove the protective cap from the carriage.
    Figure : Remove the protective cap from the carriage
    Image: Remove the protective cap from the carriage.
  3. Pull the orange tab to remove the plastic wrap from an ink cartridge.
    Figure : Pull the orange tab to remove the plastic wrap from an ink cartridge
    Image: Pull the  orange tab to remove the plastic wrap from an ink cartridge
  4. Remove the orange cap from the ink cartridge. Twist the cap counter-clockwise until it snaps off.
    Figure : Remove the orange cap from the ink cartridge
    Image: Remove the orange cap from the ink cartridge
  5. With the nozzle and the contacts facing down, push the ink cartridge into its slot. Press down on the ink cartridge until it snaps into place.
    Make sure the color icon on the ink cartridge label matches the color icon on the slot.
    Figure : Press down on the ink cartridge until it snaps into place
    Image: Press down on the ink cartridge until it snaps into place
  6. Repeat these steps to insert the other ink cartridges.
  7. Close the ink cartridge access door.
    Figure : Close the ink cartridge access door
    Image: Close the ink cartridge access door
    The printer checks the ink cartridges and verifies they are genuine HP ink cartridges. Once the verification is complete, the printer automatically performs an alignment. The alignment process ensures the best possible print quality from your HP printer.
  8. Touch OK when the printer completes the alignment.
Step 8: Install the printer software
Your HP printer hardware is now set up and you can install the printing software. Do not attempt to connect the printer to a computer until instructed to do so in the printing software.
To download the latest version of the printing software, go to http://123.hp.com/PS7520.
Step 9: Set up the printer for faxing
If you have completed the steps in this document and need to set up the printer for faxing, go to Setting up the HP All-in-One to Send and Receive Faxes.

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