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Setting Up the LaserJet (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 printer
  • Check the contents of the box
  • Install the print cartridge
  • Connect the power cord
  • Turn on power
  • Load plain paper
Setting up the printer
Follow these steps in order.
The following video demonstrates how to remove the packing materials from your product. The product shown in the video is the HP LaserJet P1505n. The outside of the product might look different, but the steps are similar for your product.
Step one: Unpack the printer
Remove all the orange shipping tape and packaging material from the product.
Figure : Unpack the product
Illustration:  Unpack the product
The contents might vary by country/region. See the packaging for a list of items shipped in the box.
Step three: Install the print cartridge
Follow these steps to install a cartridge.
  1. Open the print cartridge door.
    Figure : Open the print cartridge door
    Illustration: Open the print cartridge door
  2. Remove the new print cartridge from the packaging.
    To prevent damage to the print cartridge, hold the print cartridge at each end.
  3. Pull the tab until all the tape is removed from the cartridge. Put the tab in the print cartridge box to return for recycling.
    Figure : Remove the sealing tape
    Illustration: Remove the sealing tape
  4. Gently rock the print cartridge from front to back to distribute the toner evenly inside the print cartridge.
    Figure : Rock the print cartridge
    Illustration: Rock the print cartridge
  5. Insert the print cartridge, and then close the print cartridge door.
    Figure : Insert the print cartridge
    Illustration: Insert the print cartridge
    If toner gets on your clothing, wipe it off with a dry cloth and wash the clothing in cold water. Hot water sets toner into the fabric.
Step four: Connect the power cord
  1. Connect the power cord to the back of the product.
    Figure : Connect the power cord
    Illustration:  Connect the power cord
  2. Plug the power cord into an electrical outlet.
Step five: Turn on power
Press the Power switch to turn on the product.
Figure : Turn on the product
Turn on the product
Step six: Load plain paper
  1. Slide the paper width and length guides to their outermost positions.
    Figure : Slide out the paper guides
    Slide out the paper guides
  2. Place the stack of paper in the tray, and then make sure that it is flat at all four corners.
  3. Slide the paper guides inward so that they rest against the stack of paper.
    Figure : Adjust the paper guides
    Adjust the paper guides


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