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HP DeskJet 2600 Printers - First Time Printer Setup

This document is for HP DeskJet 2620, 2621, 2622, 2623, 2624, 2630, 2632, 2633, 2634, 2635, 2652, 2655, DeskJet Ink Advantage 2675, 2676, 2677, and 2678 All-in-One printers.
To set up your printer for the first time, remove all package materials, connect the power cord, install the ink cartridges, and then load paper in the input tray.
  note:
If you are looking for the printer software, go to 123.hp.com/dj2600.
Video overview
Step 1: Remove the printer from the box
Remove the printer from the box, and then remove all tape, stickers, and package materials from the printer.
  1. Remove the printer from the box.
  2. Remove all tape and package materials from the outside of the printer.
  3. Lower the output tray, reach inside the printer, and then grasp the handle and lower the ink cartridge access door to open it.
    Open the ink cartridge access door
  4. Remove all tape and package materials from inside the printer.
    Remove the tape and package materials
  5. Make sure you remove all hardware and materials from the box before discarding or recycling the box and package materials.
Step 2: Connect the power cord
Plug the printer into a power source to turn on the printer.
  note:
Do not connect a USB cable at this time. The connection to the computer is established during software installation.
  1. Connect the power cord to the rear of the printer, and then plug the other end of the power cord into an electrical outlet.
    Connect the power cord
  2. Press the Power button to turn on the printer.
    The carriage moves to the center of the printer.
  3. Wait until the printer is idle and silent before you continue.
Step 3: Install the ink cartridges
Install the HP ink cartridges that shipped in the box with your printer.
  1. Remove one of the ink cartridges from its package. Be careful to only touch the black plastic on the ink cartridge.
    Remove the ink cartridge from its package
  2. Remove the plastic tape.
      caution:
    Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or the ink nozzles. Do not replace the protective tape on the contacts. Handling these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.
    Remove the plastic tape
  3. Hold the ink cartridge by its sides with the contacts toward the printer, insert the ink cartridge into its slot, and then gently push the ink cartridge until it snaps into place.
      note:
    Install the color ink cartridge on the left and the black ink cartridge on the right.
    Snap the ink  cartridge into place
  4. Repeat these steps to install the other ink cartridge.
  5. Close the ink cartridge access door, and then close the output tray.
    Close the ink cartridge access door
Step 4: Load paper into the input tray
Load plain, U.S. letter or A4 paper in the input tray after you install the ink cartridges.
  1. Raise the input tray.
    Raise the input tray
  2. Slide the paper width guide all the way to the left.
    Slide the paper width guide to the left
  3. Load a stack of plain white paper into the input tray.
    Load the paper into the input tray
  4. Slide the paper width guide to the right until it rests at the edge of the paper.
    Slide the paper width guide to the right.
  5. Lower the output tray, and then pull out the tray extender.
    Lower the output tray and pull out the output tray extender.
Step 5: 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.
Download the latest version of the printing software from the following HP website: 123.hp.com/dj2600.
  note:
For print quality purposes, the printer prints an alignment page after five pages are printed. Follow the instructions on the alignment page to complete the ink cartridge alignment.

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