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HP PSC 1400 All-in-One Printer Series- Setting up the All-in-One (Hardware)


This document explains how to set up the physical parts of the product. Complete these steps before you install the product software on your computer.
This document includes the following steps to set up the product:
  • Unpack the All-in-One
  • Check the contents of the box
  • Attach the control panel overlay, if not attached
  • Connect the power cord and adapter
  • Turn the product on
  • Load plain white paper
  • Insert the cartridges
  • Align the cartridges

Setting up the All-in-One

Follow these steps in order.

Step one: Unpack the All-in-One

  1. Remove all of the packing tape from the outside of the product.
  2. Lower the paper tray, and then lower the access door.
  3. Remove the shipping material and components from the inside of the product.
Figure : Remove all packing materials
Remove tape on the outside and cardboard and components from the inside.

Step two: Check the contents of the box

The contents might vary by country/region. See the packaging for a list of items shipped in the box.

Step three: Attach the control panel overlay, if not attached

  1. Hold the control panel overlay with the printed side facing you and gently bend the bottom tab of the control panel overlay away from you.
    Figure : Bend bottom tab
    Bend the bottom tab back
  2. Remove the bottom tab and the backing from the overlay.
    Figure : Remove bottom tab
    Hold the bottom tab and peel upward to remove the backing from the overlay.
  3. Lift the lid of the product. Attach the overlay to the control panel.
    Figure : Open lid and attach the overlay
    Attach the overlay to the control panel
  4. Press down on the overlay to make sure it is firmly attached.
    Figure : Press down on the overlay to attach it
    Press down firmly to attach the overlay

Step four: Connect the power cord and adapter

  1. Plug the printer end of the power adapter into the back of the printer.
  2. Plug the adapter end of the power cord into the power adapter.
  3. Plug the remaining end of the power cord into a grounded wall outlet or surge protector.
Figure : Connect the power cord and adapter
Attach the power cord and adapter

Step five: Turn the product on

Press the On/Resume button to turn the product on.
Figure : Press the On/Resume button
On/Resume button at top left of product control panel
After you press the button, the green light flashes, and then becomes solid. This might take up to a minute.

Step six: Load plain white paper

  1. Open the paper tray door.
    Figure : Open the paper tray door
    Lower the paper tray
  2. Pull the paper tray extender toward you, as far as it will go. Flip the paper catch at the end of the paper tray extender to open the extender the rest of the way.
    Legal paper might get caught on the paper tray extender if it is fully extended when you print onto legal paper. To avoid a paper jam when using legal-size paper, do not open the paper tray extender.
  3. Squeeze and hold the tab on the top of the paper-width guide, then slide the paper-width guide to its outermost position.
    Figure : Slide the paper-width guide to the outermost position
    Slide out the paper-width guide
  4. Tap a stack of paper on a flat surface to align the edges, and then check the paper for the following:
    • Make sure it is free of rips, dust, wrinkles, and curled or bent edges.
    • Make sure all the paper in the stack is the same size and type.
  5. Insert the stack of paper into the paper tray with the short edge forward and the print side down. Slide the stack of paper forward until it stops. Do not force the paper too far forward into the tray.
    If using letterhead, insert the top of the page first with the print side down. For more help on loading full-size paper and letterhead, refer to the diagram engraved in the base of the paper tray.
    Figure : Insert paper into the tray
    Insert paper into the input tray
    Squeeze and hold the tab on the top of the paper-width guide, then slide the paper-width guide inward until it stops at the edge of the paper.
    Figure : Slide the paper-width guide to the edge of the paper
    Slide the paper guide inward
    Do not overload the paper tray. Make sure that the stack of paper fits within the paper tray and is no higher than the top of the paper-width guide.

Step seven: Insert the cartridges

  1. Lower the access door until it stops.
    Figure : Lower the access door
    Lower the cartridge access door
    Make sure the carriage moves to the center.
    Figure : Carriage in the center of the product
    Carriage resting in the center of the product
  2. Pull the pink tab to remove the protective tape from both cartridges.
    Figure : Remove the tape
    Remove the protective tape from the cartridges
    Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or retape the cartridges.
    Do not touch  the electrical contacts
  3. Insert the tri-color cartridge in the left slot of the carriage, and then push the cartridge firmly into the slot until it snaps into place.
    Figure : Insert the cartridge
    Insert the color cartridge in the left slot
    Figure : Push the cartridge into place
    Push the cartridge in
  4. In the same way, insert the black cartridge in the right slot of the carriage.
      Figure : The cartridges in the proper position
      Cartridges correctly installed
    1. Tri-color cartridge
    2. Black cartridge
  5. Close the access door.

Step eight: Align the cartridges

After you insert the cartridges, a cartridge alignment page prints. This might take a few minutes.
  1. Lift the lid of the product.
  2. Place the top of alignment page face down in the left front corner of the glass.
    Figure : Place the alignment page face down
    Place the alignment page on the glass
    The colors shown above may differ than those seen in the exact alignment page.
  3. Close the lid.
  4. Press the Scan button.
    Figure : Press the scan button
    Press the scan button on the lower left of the control panel
  5. After the On/Resume light stops blinking, alignment is complete.






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