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HP Photosmart Pro B9180 and B9180gp Photo Printers - Description of the External Parts of the Printer

Introduction

This information describes the external printer parts and their functions.

Printer parts and descriptions

Printer front

Figure : Front of Printer
Number
Part
Description
1
Printer screen
Check the ink levels and see print or error messages here.
2
Control panel
Use these buttons to open and navigate the printer menu, cancel print jobs, and respond to prompts on the printer screen.
3
Top door
Lift to gain access to the printheads and to clear paper jams.
4
Specialty media tray (closed)
Lower to insert a single sheet of rigid or thick media, such as card stock.
5
Ink cartridge door
Press the raised bumps at the top of the door to open the door and insert or remove ink cartridges.
6
On button
Press to turn on the printer or put it into power save mode. Flashes blue if the printer is busy.
7
Output tray
Print jobs come out here. For easier access to the main tray, remove the output tray by sliding it toward you.
8
Main tray
Place a stack of plain paper, transparencies, envelopes, or other media in this tray for printing.

Printer back

Figure : Back of printer
Number
Part
Description
1
USB port
Use this port to connect the printer to a computer.
2
Ethernet port
Use this port to connect the printer to a network.
3
Rear door
Remove this door to clear paper jams.
4
Rear paper slot
Print jobs from the specialty media tray pass back and forth through this slot before being ejected on the output tray at the front of the printer. Check that there is enough room behind the printer for the paper to pass back and forth through the slot without any obstructions. The space behind the printer should be equivalent to the length of paper you are printing on.
5
Rear door release
Press the two releases on either side of the rear paper slot to remove the rear door.
6
Power cord connection
Use this port to connect the power cord included with the printer.

Control Panel

Figure : Control panel
Number
Part
Description
1
Printer screen
Use this screen to view menus and messages.
2
Menu
Press to view the printer menu.
3
Previous
Press to navigate to a previous menu option.
4
OK
Press to select a menu option or respond to a prompt on the printer screen.
5
Next
Press to navigate to the next menu option.
6
Cancel
Press to exit a menu option or to stop the current print job.
7
Attention
Flashes red if an error requiring user action occurs. An error message is also displayed on the printer screen. Appears solid amber if there is an unrecoverable error. For more information, see Troubleshooting.
8
Ink level dots
These dots show you the position of each colored ink cartridge in the ink cartridge stalls below. When the printer is idle, the printer screen displays a bar graph to indicate the ink level of each cartridge in the order of the colored dots.

Paper trays

Figure : Paper trays
Number
Part
Description
1
Main tray
Place a stack of plain paper, transparencies, envelopes, or other media in this tray for printing. Squeeze the main tray release to lengthen or shorten the main tray, depending on the size of paper you are loading.
2
Output tray
Print jobs come out here. Remove this tray for easier access to the main tray.
3
Specialty media tray (open)
Insert a single sheet of rigid or thick media, such as card stock, in this tray.
4
Main tray release
Squeeze this release and pull it toward you to extend or retract the main tray extension, or to remove the tray from the printer.
5
Paper catch
Flip up to keep print jobs from falling off the output tray extension.
6
Output tray extension
Pull it toward you to extend the output tray to catch the printed paper as it is ejected from the printer.

Main paper tray

Figure : Main tray
Number
Part
Description
1
Paper-width guide
Adjust this guide to fit close to the left edge of the paper in the tray by pressing the button on the front of the guide and sliding the guide across.
2
Paper-size markings
Refer to these markings to guide you for loading paper in the correct orientation.
3
Main tray extension
Extend the main tray to load larger sizes of paper. Fully extended, the main tray can hold up to 32 x 48 cm (13 x 19 in) paper.
4
Main tray release
Squeeze this release and pull it toward you to extend or retract the main tray extension, or to remove the tray from the printer.
5
Paper stops
Align the paper against these stops so that the paper feeds correctly into the printer.
6
Paper-length guide
Adjust this guide to fit close to the end of the paper in the tray.

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