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HP Deskjet F4500 All-in-One Printer Series - Setting up the All-in-One (Hardware)

Introduction

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
  • Connect the power cord and adapter
  • Load plain white paper
  • Install the cartridges
  • Align the cartridges

Setting up the All-in-One

Follow these steps in order.

Step one: Unpack the All-in-One

  1. Lift the product out of its box.
  2. Remove all tape from the paper tray, and then open the front access door.
    Figure : Remove tape from paper tray
    Remove packing materials.
  3. Remove the packing material from inside the front access door.
    Figure : Remove packing material
    Remove packing material
  4. Close the front access door.
    Figure : Close the front access door
    Close the front access door

Step two: Check the contents of the box

The contents might vary by country/region. See the packaging for a list of items shipped in the box.

Step three: Connect the power cord and adapter

  1. Turn the product to access its rear side.
  2. Plug the power cord into the rear of the product.
    Figure : Connect the power cord to the rear of the product
    Connect the power cord to the rear of the product
  3. Connect the power cord to the power adapter.
    Figure : Connect the power cord to the power adapter
    Connect the power cord to the power adapter
  4. Plug the other end of the power cord into an electrical outlet.
    Figure : Connect the power cord to the electrical outlet
    Connect power cord
  5. Press the Power button () to turn on the product.
    Figure : Turn on the product
    Turn on the product

Step four: Load plain white paper

  1. Pull out the paper tray extender.
    Figure : Pull out the paper tray extender
    Pull out the paper tray extender
  2. Pull out the paper stop at the end of the paper tray extender.
    Figure : Pull out the paper stop
    Pull out the paper stop
  3. Slide the paper-width guide to its outermost position.
    Figure : Slide the paper-width guide to its outermost position
    Slide the paper-width guide to its outermost position
  4. Load a stack of plain white paper into the paper tray with the short edge forward and print side down. Push the paper forward until it stops.
    Figure : Load paper
    Load paper
  5. Adjust the paper-width guide so it rests against the stack of paper.
    Figure : Adjust the paper-width guide
    Adjust the paper-width guide

Step five: Install the cartridges

  1. Make sure the product is on.
  2. Open the front access door.
    Figure : Open the front access door
    Open the front access door
  3. Remove one of the cartridges from its packaging, and then pull the pink pull-tab to remove the protective tape from the nozzles.
    Figure : Remove the protective tape
    Remove the protective tape
      caution:
    Do not touch the cartridge contacts or nozzles.
    Figure : Do not touch the contacts
    Do not touch the contacts
  4. Hold the cartridge by its sides.
    Figure : Hold the cartridge by its sides
    Hold the cartridge by its sides
  5. Insert the cartridge into its designated slot. The black parallelogram icon () designates the slot for the black cartridge, and the magenta half circle icon () designates the slot for the color cartridge.
    Figure : Insert cartridge
    Insert cartridge
    The cartridge rests in its slot at a slight upward angle.
    Figure : Cartridge rests at upward angle
    Cartridge rests at upward angle
  6. Press the cartridge in to snap it into place.
    Figure : Snap cartridge into place
    Snap cartridge into place
  7. Repeat these steps to insert the other cartridge into its designated slot.
  8. Close the front access door.
    Figure : Close the front access door
    Close the front access door

Step six: Align the cartridges

  1. Wait while the product starts an automatic alignment process, and then prints an alignment sheet. The alignment process takes about 30 to 60 seconds to complete.
    Figure : Product prints an alignment sheet
    Alignment sheet prints
    note:
    If the product does not automatically start the alignment process, disconnect the power cord from the rear of the product, and then plug it back in.
  2. Lift the product lid.
    Figure : Lift the product lid
    Lift the product lid
  3. Place the alignment sheet on with the printed side down on the right-front corner of the scanner glass. See the engraved guide next to the scanner glass for help loading the alignment sheet.
    Figure : Load the alignment sheet
    Load the alignment sheet
  4. Lower the product lid.
    Figure : Lower the lid
    Lower the lid
  5. Press the Scan button () to scan the alignment sheet.
    Figure : Scan the alignment sheet
    Scan the alignment sheet
  6. Wait while the product scans the alignment sheet and completes the alignment process.

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