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HP Officejet 6000 (E609a) and 6000 Wireless (E609n) Printers - Setting Up a New Printer

Introduction

This document describes how to set up the product hardware and install the software. It does not include information on how to use the product.

Setting up a new Printer

Follow these steps to set up the product hardware and install the software.
  caution:
Do not connect the USB cable until these steps prompt you to do so.

Step one: Unpack the Printer

Follow these steps to unpack the product.
  1. Remove all tape and packing materials from outside and inside the product. Be sure to lift the top cover, and then remove the cardboard insert from the carriage.
      Figure : Remove packing materials from product
      Illustration of removing packing materials
    1. Remove cardboard insert from carriage
  2. Remove all tape and packing materials from the rear of the product.
    Figure : Remove packing materials from back
    Illustration of removing packing materials from the rear of the product.

Step two: Install the two-sided printing accessory

Follow these steps to install the two-sided printing accessory (duplexer) to the rear of the product.
note:
The optional duplexer only ships with some models. If you do not have the optional duplexer, skip to the next step.
  1. Find the duplexer in the box, and then remove it from its packing material. Remove any tape from the duplexer.
    Figure : Duplexer
    Illustration of the two-sided printing accessory (duplexer).
  2. Turn the product to access its rear side.
  3. Hold the duplexer by its sides with the rollers toward the product, and then insert it into the slot on the rear of the product.
    note:
    Look for the engraved arrow on the duplexer for help positioning it.
    Figure : Insert the duplexer
    Illustration of inserting the duplexer.
  4. Push the duplexer into the product until it snaps into place.
    Figure : Snap the duplexer into place
    Illustration of snapping the duplexer into place.

Step three: Connect the power

Follow these steps to connect the product to a power source.
  caution:
Do not connect the USB cable at this stage.
  1. Turn the product to access its rear side.
  2. Connect the power supply to the rear of the product.
  3. Connect the power cord to the power supply.
  4. Plug the other end of the power cord into an electrical outlet.
      Figure : Connect the power
    1. Connect the power supply to product
    2. Connect power cord to power supply
    3. Plug power cord into outlet
  5. Press the Power button () to turn on the product.
    Figure : Turn on the product
    Illustration of turning the product on.

Step four: Load paper

Use the following steps to load plain white paper in the product.
  1. Lift the output tray.
    Figure : Lift output tray
    illustration of lifting the output tray
  2. Slide the paper-width guide to its outermost position.
  3. Load the paper print-side down along the right edge of the tray. Make sure the stack of paper aligns with the right and back edges of the tray.
    note:
    Make sure stack of paper does not exceed the line marking in the tray.
  4. Slide the paper-width guide snugly against the paper, and then lower the output tray.
    Figure : Slide width guide in
    illustration of sliding the paper-width guide in
  5. Pull out the extension on the output tray.
    Figure : Pull out tray extension
    illustration of pulling out the tray extension

Step five: Install the printhead

Follow these steps to install the printhead.
Figure : Printhead that shipped in the box
Illustration of the printhead
  1. Open the top cover.
    Figure : Open the top cover
    Illustration of opening the top cover.
  2. Lift the gray latch on the printhead assembly.
    Figure : Lift the gray latch
    Illustration of lifting the gray latch.
  3. Remove the printhead from its packaging.
    Figure : Remove printhead from its packaging
    Illustration of removing the printhead from its packaging.
      caution:
    Do not touch the copper-colored contacts. Do not let the contacts touch any surface and be careful not to scratch the contacts while inserting the ink cartridges.
    Figure : Do not touch contacts
    illustration of do not touch copper-colored contacts
  4. Hold the printhead upright, with the color-coded icons facing up.
    Figure : Hold the printhead upright
    Illustration of holding the printhead upright.
  5. Lower the printhead into the product so that the purple and green blocks on the printhead align with the purple and green blocks on the product.
    Figure : Insert the printhead
    Illustration of inserting the printhead into its slot.
  6. Slowly lower the gray latch.
    Figure : Lower the gray latch
    Illustration of lowering the gray latch.

Step six: Install the cartridges

Follow these steps to install the cartridges.
Figure : Cartridges that shipped in the box
Illustration of the cartridges that shipped in the box.
  1. On one of the cartridges, pull the orange pull-tab straight back to remove the plastic wrap.
    Figure : Remove the plastic wrap
    Illustration of removing the plastic wrap from a cartridge
  2. Twist the orange cap counterclockwise to snap it off the cartridge.
    Figure : Remove the orange cap
    Illustration of removing the orange cap from a cartridge
  3. With the cartridge contacts facing the printhead, slide the cartridge into the correct slot. The color-coded icons on the cartridge and in the printhead indicate the correct slot.
    Figure : Insert the cartridge
    Illustration of inserting a cartridge in its slot
  4. Press down on the cartridge until it clicks firmly into place.
    Figure : Press the cartridge into place
    Illustration of pressing a cartridge into its slot
  5. Repeat these steps to load each cartridge.
    Figure : Cartridges installed
    illustration of installed cartridges
  6. Close the top cover. The carriage moves to the right side of the product.
    Figure : Close top cover
    illustration of closing the top cover
  7. Wait for the product to align the cartridges and print an alignment page. This process takes about 10 minutes.
    Figure : Example alignment page
    Illustration of an alignment page.
    note:
    Mechanical noises during alignment are normal.

Step seven: Install the software

Use one of the following methods to install the HP software. The software installer prompts you to connect your USB cable. Do not connect the USB cable before the prompt.

Method one: Install the software from the product CD

Follow these steps to install the software using the product CD.
  caution:
Do not connect the USB cable until prompted to do so during software installation. HP recommends using a USB cable that is less than 3 m (10 feet) long.
note:
If you get any firewall messages during installation, click unblock or accept, or the installation fails.
  1. Insert the software CD into the CD drive of the computer. The software installer starts automatically.
    note:
    If the User Account Control screen opens, click Allow to continue.
  2. Follow the on-screen instructions to finish installing the software.

Method two: Download and install the software from the Web

  1. If you have not already done so, type your product number in the designated text box, and then click Next.
  2. If necessary, click your product model number from the list of matching products.
  3. Click your operating system. A list of available software and driver downloads displays.
  4. In the Driver section, click the Full Feature software and Drivers option.
    note:
    If you prefer a basic install, click the basic version instead of the full feature version.
  5. Thoroughly review the download options and information, and then click Install now or Download only, depending on your download preferences.
    note:
    Click the View directions () link for step-by-step instructions on downloading and installing the software.
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the installation.

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