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HP DeskJet 3700 Printers - First Time Printer Setup

This document is for HP DeskJet 3720, 3721, 3722, 3730, 3732, 3733, 3735, 3750, 3752, 3755, 3758, 3760, 3762, 3764, 3772, DeskJet Ink Advantage 3775, 3776, 3778, 3785, 3786, 3787, 3788, 3789, and 3790 All-in-One printers.
To set up a printer for the first time, remove the printer and all packing materials from the box, connect the power cable, install the ink cartridges, load paper into the input tray, download and install the printer software, and then align the ink cartridges.
If you are looking for the printer software, go to 123.hp.com/dj3700 to download the print driver.

Step 1: Remove the printer from the box

The contents might vary by country/region. See the packaging for a list of items shipped in the box.
Remove the printer from the box and the plastic wrap from the printer.
  1. Remove the printer from the box.
  2. Remove the plastic wrap from the printer.
  3. Recycle the packing materials.

Step 2: Connect the power cord

Plug the printer into a wall outlet, and then turn on the printer.
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.
    Connecting the power cord
  2. Turn on the printer.
    Turning on the printer

Step 3: Install the ink cartridges

Install the HP ink cartridges that came in the box with your printer.
  1. Open the ink cartridge access door.
    The carriage moves to the center of the printer.
    Opening the ink cartridge access door
  2. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before you continue.
  3. Remove the new ink cartridge from its package. Be careful to only touch the black plastic on the ink cartridge.
  4. Remove the plastic tape from the ink cartridge.
    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.
    Removing the plastic tape
  5. 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.
    Install the color ink cartridge on the left and the black ink cartridge on the right.
    Snapping the ink  cartridge into place
  6. Repeat these steps for the other ink cartridge.
  7. Close the ink cartridge access door.
    Closing the ink cartridge access door
    The printer starts an initialization process. It is normal for the printer to make noises during this process.

Step 4: Load plain paper into the input tray

Load plain U.S. letter or A4 paper into the input tray.
  1. Raise the input tray and the input tray extender.
    Raising the input tray and the input tray extender
  2. Pull the input tray shield back and hold it, slide the paper width guide all the way to the left, and then release the input tray shield.
    Sliding the paper width guide left
  3. Load up to 60 sheets of plain white paper into the input tray, and then slide the stack of paper down until it stops.
     Loading plain white paper
  4. Pull the input tray shield back and hold it, slide the paper width guide to the right until it stops at the edge of the paper, and then release the input tray shield.
    Sliding the paper width guide right
  5. Pull out the output tray and the output tray extender, and then lift the paper catch.
    Pulling out the output tray and extender and lifting the paper catch
After loading paper, make sure to select the correct paper size and paper type settings when printing or copying.

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/dj3700.
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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