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HP Smart Tank Printers - First time printer setup

To set up a HP Smart Tank 670, 720, 750, 790, 7000, 7300, or 7600 series printer for the first time, remove the printer from the box, connect the power cord, fill the tanks, install the printhead, load paper, align the printhead, and then install the printer software.

Note:

If you are looking for the printer software, go to 123.hp.com.

Remove the printer from the box

Remove the printer from the box, and then remove all tape, stickers, and packing materials.

  1. Remove the printer from the box.

  2. Place the printer on a level surface, where you intend to use it.

  3. Remove all tape from the outside of the printer.

    Removing tapes from the outside of the printer
  4. From the left side of the printer, lift the ink access door.

    Note:

    Do not lift the ink access door while the scan lid is open. If the scan lid is open, close the scan lid, and then lift the ink access door.

    Lifting the ink access door
  5. Remove tape and packing material from the ink access and other areas.

    Removing tape and packing material from the ink access and other areas
  6. Remove and recycle all packing material.

  7. Connect the power cord to the rear of the printer, and then plug the other end into an electrical outlet.

    CAUTION:

    Do not connect the USB cable at this time. The connection to the computer is established during software installation.

    Connecting the power cord
  8. Turn on the printer, and then wait until the printer is idle.

    Turning on the printer
  9. If your printer has a touchscreen control panel, follow the on-screen prompts to select a language.

Add the printer to HP Smart

The HP Smart app is required and helps connect your device to your printer. It also guides you through the rest of the setup process.

  • If you have not yet installed HP Smart, go to 123.hp.com to download and install the software. Once installed, open the HP Smart app and follow the prompts to connect and set up your printer.

  • If your device already has HP Smart installed, open it and click the plus sign to add your new printer. Follow the prompts in HP Smart to connect and set up your printer.

The steps that follow on this page can be used with the instructions in HP Smart to complete printer setup.

Fill the ink tanks

Fill empty or low ink tanks using official bottles of HP ink.

Be aware of the following when working with ink bottles:

  • Keep the ink bottles beyond the reach of children.

  • Open the ink bottle only when you are filling the ink tanks.

  • Store the ink bottles upright in a cool, dry place.

CAUTION:

To avoid possible printhead damage, do not install the printheads until you have filled the ink tanks.

  1. From the left side of the printer, lift the ink access door.

    Lifting the ink access door
  2. Open the tank covers.

    Opening the tank covers
  3. Open the cap on the ink tank you want to fill.

    Opening the ink tank cap
  4. Open the ink bottle.

    • If your ink bottles have twist-off lids, twist to remove the lid, and then set it aside.

      Opening an ink bottle with twist-off lid
    • If your ink bottles have a flip-top lid, twist the lid to remove it. Pull the seal tab to remove it, and then dispose of the seal. Replace and tighten the lid on the bottle, and then flip open the lid.

      Opening an ink bottle with flip lid
  5. Match the color of the ink bottle with the color of the ink tank. Hold the bottle on the tank nozzle, making sure the tip of the bottle fits properly over the nozzle, and let the ink drain into the tank until the tank is full.

    If the bottle does not start draining, remove it, and then reinsert it onto the tank. Do not squeeze the bottle.

    Filling ink into the tanks
  6. After the ink tank is filled, set the bottle upright, and then close the ink bottle lid.

  7. Close the ink tank cap.

    Closing the ink tank cap
  8. Repeat the previous steps to fill other ink tanks.

  9. Close the tank covers and ink access door, and then wait for 30 seconds.

    The printer completes ink purging and calibration.

    Closing the tank covers and then ink access door
  10. Store bottles with leftover ink upright in a cool, dry place.

Install the printheads

Install the printheads that came with your printer.

  1. From the left side of the printer, lift the ink access door, and then wait for the carriage to move to the center and stop.

    Lifting the ink access door
  2. Press the blue button to open the printhead cover.

    Pressing the blue button to open the printhead cover
  3. Remove and discard the orange guard.

    Note:

    Handle the orange guard carefully to avoid ink stains.

    Removing the orange guard
  4. Remove the printheads from their packaging.

    Removing the printheads from their packaging
  5. Remove the orange cap and protective tape from both printheads.

    CAUTION:

    Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or the ink nozzle. Do not replace the protective tape on the contact. Handling these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.

    Removing the orange cap and protective tape
  6. Insert the printheads.

    Inserting the printheads
  7. Close the printhead cover.

    Closing the printhead cover
  8. Close the ink access door.

    Closing the ink access door

Load paper

Load plain white paper in the input tray.

  1. Open the input tray.

    Opening the input tray
  2. Press and hold the button on one of the paper-width guides.

    Holding the button on one paper-width guide
  3. Slide the guides to the edges of the input tray.

    Sliding the guides
  4. Load a stack of plain paper with the print-side facing down into the input tray.

    Loading paper into the input tray
  5. Make sure the stack of paper is aligned with the appropriate paper size lines and does not exceed the stack-height marking in the tray.

    Making sure the stack is aligned and does not exceed stack-height
  6. Adjust the paper-width guides until they touch the edges of the stack of paper.

    Adjusting the paper-width guides
  7. Close the input tray.

    Closing the input tray
  8. Pull out the output tray extender.

    Pulling out the output tray extender

Align the printheads

Print an Alignment page, and then scan the page to align the printheads.

Print an Alignment page

Depending on your printer, print an Alignment page or get the Alignment page automatically.

  • If your printer has a touchscreen control panel, follow the control panel prompts to print an Alignment page.

  • If your printer does not have a touchscreen control panel, an A blinks on the control panel and an Alignment page prints automatically.

Scan the Alignment page

Scan the Alignment page to complete the printhead alignment.

  1. Place the alignment page with the print-side down on the scanner glass, and then align the page with the indicated corner.

    Placing the Alignment page on the scanner glass
  2. Close the scanner lid.

    Closing the scanner lid
  3. Depending on your printer model, press the blinking Copy button on the printer control panel or follow the on-screen instructions to scan the page.


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