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HP Deskjet 1600C and 1600CM Printers - Hardware Installation

Load the Print Cartridges
  note:
While the printer is on, if a new print cartridge is installed or the top cover opened, the printer automatically performs a calibration procedure. This procedure will last 5 to 15 seconds per new cartridge. Once a print cartridge has been calibrated, the results are stored in the printer's memory until a new cartridge is installed.
Hold the cartridge by the black areas only. The color of the ink in the print cartridge (shown on the outer edge of the label) must match the color of the dot above the cartridge stall.
  1. Remove the print cartridge from the carton.
  2. Remove both the green tab and the blue transparent tape from the print cartridge nozzles by pulling on the green tab.
  3. Raise the top cover and push the correct color print cartridge firmly down into the carriage stall (you may or may not hear a "snap" sound when doing this).
  4. Push the print cartridge forward (toward the dot on the stall) until it is firmly set in place (until the cartridge can go no further). You will hear a snap sound when it is pushed fully forward.
  5. Repeat steps 1-4 until all four print cartridges have been installed.
Install the Paper Trays
There are three parts to the standard paper trays: The support tray, the input tray, and the output tray.
  1. Install the support tray first.
    1. Connect the support tray onto the printer. For positioning, the embossed arrows are on top and pointing towards the printer.
  2. Install the input tray second.
    1. Hold the input paper tray so the tray guides are pointing towards the front of the printer.
    2. Slide the tray forward along the rail guides of the printer until the paper tray snaps firmly into place. (Make certain the input tray is also snapped onto the support tray.)
  3. Install the output tray last.
    1. Insert the output paper tray as far forward as it will go.
    2. Lower the tray until it settles firmly on top of the input paper tray.
        note:
      Check between the input tray and the tray support to make sure they are snapped together. If not, push down on the top of the tray assembly and they will snap together.
Load a Stack of Paper
  1. Move the paper-width selector on the left side of the lower paper tray all the way to one end or the other to load letter-, legal-, or A4-size paper.
      note:
    The paper-width selector position is correct only when fully forward or fully back.
  2. Pull the paper-length adjuster from the lower paper tray until it comes to a stop.
  3. Insert a stack of paper (up to 180 sheets) fully forward into the input tray with the print side down and letterhead first. Make sure the paper is lying flat at all its corners and is not lying on top of any obstructions. Paper can be inserted with the upper tray on or off.
  4. Push the paper-length adjuster forward so the paper is fully inserted into the printer and the adjuster comes to a stop. The adjuster may not go all the way forward, depending on the length of the paper. The tray is full when paper is up to the tab.
      note:
    If you have purchased an optional 500-sheet paper tray (HP C3543A), install it next.
Connect the Power Cord
The printer comes with the power cord for the country to which it is shipped. If the plug on your power cord does not look familiar, contact your dealer or local HP Sales and Support Office.
  warning:
In case of emergencies, be sure the plug in the outlet is readily accessible to all persons. Power is present in the printer even if the On/Off button is off. To completely shut off power, the power cord must be disconnected. Make certain to use the power cord with a properly grounded outlet to avoid electric shock
Insert the connector on the power cord into the power socket on the back of the printer and the other end into a properly grounded power outlet.
Turn the printer on
The on/off button, when in the off (raised) position, puts the printer in a "standby" condition (also, any data in the printer's memory is erased). This means that although the printer is not functional, there is still power applied. When the On/Off button is set to the on (depressed) position, the printer is "ready" to print after completing an initialization sequence.
  note:
The top cover must be closed before and during the entire time the printer is initializing or printing. If you open the top cover while the printer is initializing, the printer will not initialize properly. A troubleshooting table provided in Chapter 5 of the User’s Guide will help if the printer does not initialize properly.
Print a Self-Test
Use the printer's built-in self-test to verify the printer is operating properly. (The printer does not have to be connected to a computer to run the self-test.) The self-test gives the status of the printer's page specifications, type of I/O being used, how much memory installed in the printer, the printer's firmware version, and other important information.
Follow the steps below to print the self-test.
  1. Make sure paper is loaded in the paper tray, print cartridges are loaded and pushed fully forward, and the top cover is closed.
  2. Turn the printer on by pressing the ON/OFF button.
  3. Make sure the Ready light is on. If any of the other lights are on, refer to Troubleshooting, Chapter 5 in the User’s Guide.
  4. Press the blue front-panel button to print the self-test.
  5. Press BUTTON to start self-test.
Performing the self-test at this point in the printer setup is designed to ensure the printer is working properly before connecting it to the computer. Some thin random streaks may appear in the color bars when the self-test is printed. This may not affect the quality of the print job. After the printer is connected to the computer, print a file from a software application and use that print job to determine the print quality. If print-quality problems are found, refer to the Troubleshooting chapter in the User's Guide.
Connect the Interface Cable
For PC Users Connecting to Centronics
  caution:
Many computer systems will have both Centronics and RS - 232 - C ports. These ports frequently appear identical. Make sure you plug your cable into the Centronics port (it should be labeled), or damage could occur to the printer.
In order to fully utilize the HP Deskjet 1600C printer Control Panel and Status Monitor, a bidirectional Centronics IEEE-1284 cable (all pins connected) must be used. In addition, you may need to turn bidirectional support ON in the computer's Setup program. Refer to your computer documentation for details.
In some cases, a Centronics interface card may need to be installed in the computer.
  1. Turn the printer and computer off and remove the power cord from the printer.
  2. On the computer connect the end of the Centronics cable that has screws to the computer's Centronics port and tighten the screws.
  3. Connect the other end of the cable to the printer's Centronics port.
  4. Latch the clips into place.
  5. Plug the printer in and turn the printer and computer on.
For PC Users Connecting to Ethernet 802.3
The following procedure assumes that an appropriate HP Jetdirect Print Server has been installed into the HP Deskjet 1600C printer. Token Ring and third party interface cards can also be used. If the print server has not yet been installed, refer to the documentation that comes with the HP Jetdirect Print Server. The HP Deskjet 1600CM printer comes with an HP Jetdirect Print Server (already installed), configuration guide, and configuration disks for Novell NetWare.
To connect with 10Base - T do the following:
  1. Turn the printer and computer off and remove the power cord from the printer.
  2. Plug an RJ45 cable firmly into the interface port on the print server as shown below.
  3. Plug the computer end of the interface cable into the hub designated for your printer.
  4. Plug the printer in and turn the printer and computer on.
For PostScript (R) Macintosh Users with LocalTalk Interface
The following procedure assumes that an HP Deskjet 1600CM printer or that the PostScript upgrade has been installed in the printer.
Connecting directly to your Macintosh:
  1. Turn the printer and computer off and remove the power cord from the printer.
  2. Plug one end of a DIN - 8 cable into the LocalTalk card on the back of the printer.
  3. Plug the other end of the cable into the printer port on the Macintosh.
  4. Plug the printer in and turn the printer and computer on.
Connecting to a LocalTalk network:
  1. Turn the printer and computer off and remove the power cord from the printer.
  2. Plug a LocalTalk connector box firmly into the interface port on the HP Jetdirect Print Server as shown below.
  3. Plug a second LocalTalk connector box into the printer port on the back of the Macintosh.
  4. Plug one end of the interface cable into the LocalTalk connector box on the printer, and the other end into the LocalTalk connector box on the computer. If using a PhoneNet type LocalTalk connector, ensure that both ends of the network are terminated.
  5. Plug the printer in and turn the printer and computer on.
For PostScript Macintosh Users with EtherTalk Interface
The following procedure assumes that you have an HP Deskjet 1600CM printer or that the PostScript upgrade has been installed in the printer.
To Connect with a 10Base - T:
  1. Turn the printer and computer off and remove the power cord from the printer.
  2. Plug an RJ45 cable firmly into the interface port on the print server.
  3. Plug the computer end of the interface cable into the hub designated for the printer.
  4. Plug the printer in and turn the printer and computer on.
Connecting with BNC:
  1. Turn the printer and computer off and remove the power cord from the printer.
  2. Attach one end of your ThinLAN (Thin Ethernet) cable to one side of a BNC "T" connector.
  3. Attach another ThinLAN cable section or a 50 - ohm terminator to the other side of the BNC "T" connector. If you are attaching the HP Deskjet 1600CM printer in the middle of your network, you must use another ThinLAN cable section. If you are attaching the printer to the end of your network, you must use a 50 - Ohm terminator.
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  4. Attach the BNC "T" connector to the Jetdirect card's BNC port. If the cables and "T" connector described in steps 2 and 3 are already installed on your network cable, attaching the BNC "T" connector to the adapter card's BNC port will not disrupt your network's operation.
  5. Place an insulating cover over the connection. The insulating cover protects the adapter card from electrostatic damage.
  6. Plug the printer in and turn the printer and computer on.

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