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HP Deskjet 3050A Printers - Setting Up the Printer Hardware

Introduction

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.

Setting up the All-in-One

Follow these steps in order.
  caution:
Do NOT connect the USB cable now. If you need a USB cable to connect the product to the computer, you will be prompted to connect it at the correct time during software installation.

Step one: Unpack the All-in-One

  1. Remove the tape and cardboard from the outside of the printer.
    Figure : Remove the tape from the outside of the printer
    Graphic: Remove the tape from the outside of the printer
  2. Open the front access door, open the cartridge access door, and then remove the tape and cardboard from inside the printer.
    Figure : Remove the tape and cardboard from inside the printer
    Graphic: Remove the tape and cardboard from inside the printer
  3. Close the cartridge access door.

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: Connect the power cord and adapter

  1. Connect the power cord to the back of the printer.
    Figure : Connect the power cord into the back of the printer
    Graphic: Connect the power cord into the back of the printer
  2. Connect the power cord to the power supply, and then into a power outlet in the wall.
    Figure : Connect the power cord to the power supply, and then into a power outlet in the wall
    Graphic: Connect the power cord to the power supply, and then into a power outlet in the wall

Step four: Lift the control panel display

Lift the control panel display.
Figure : Lift the control panel screen
Graphic:Lift the control panel display

Step five: Turn on the power

Press the Power button to turn on the printer.
Figure : Turn on the printer
Graphic: Turn on the printer

Step six: Select the language and region

When the printer is first turned on, the control panel prompts you to select the language and the region. Use the following steps to set the default language and country/region for your printer.
  1. Press the button () next to the Down Arrow () to scroll through the languages.
  2. Press the button () next to OK, and then select Yes to confirm the language choice. The Country/Region screen displays.
  3. Press the button () next to the Down Arrow () to scroll through and select your desired region.
  4. Press the button () next to OK, and then select Yes. A 'Thank you for using HP' message displays.
  5. Press the button () next to OK, and the cartridge installation process begins.
    Figure : Select your language and region from the printer control panel
    Graphic: Select your language and region from the printer control panel

Step seven: Install the cartridges

  1. Open the cartridge access door. The carriage moves to the center of the printer. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before continuing.
    Figure : Open the cartridge access door
    Graphic: Open the cartridge access door
  2. Remove the new cartridge from its packaging, and then carefully pull the pink pull tab to remove the plastic tape.
      caution:
    Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles. Also, do not re-tape the cartridges. Doing so can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.
    Figure : Remove the plastic tape
    Image: Removing the plastic tape
  3. Hold the cartridge by its sides with the nozzles toward the printer, and then insert the cartridge into its slot.
    • The tri-color cartridge goes in the slot on the left.
    • The black cartridge goes in the slot on the right.
    Figure : Insert the cartridge into its slot
    Image: Inserting the cartridge into its slot
  4. Push the cartridge forward into its slot until it snaps into place.
    Figure : Snap the cartridge into place
    Graphic: Snap the cartridge into place
  5. Repeat these steps to insert the other cartridge.
  6. Close the cartridge access door.
    Figure : Close the cartridge access door
    Image: Closing the cartridge access door

Step eight: Load plain paper

  1. Raise the input tray.
    Figure : Raise the input tray
    Graphic: Raise the input tray
  2. Pull out the tray extender.
    Figure : Pull out the tray extender
    Graphic: Pull out the tray extender
  3. Slide the paper width guide to its outermost position.
    Figure : Slide the paper width guide outward
    Graphic: Slide the paper width guide outward
  4. Load the paper into the input tray, and then slide the paper width guide inward to rest against the edge of the paper.
    Figure : Load plain, white paper into the input tray
    Graphic: Load plain, white paper into the input tray
  5. Press the button () next to OK to print an alignment page.

Step nine: Align the cartridges

  1. Lift the scanner lid.
  2. Place the alignment page with the printed-side down on the right-front corner of the scanner glass. See the engraved guide next to the scanner glass for help loading the alignment page.
    Figure : Place the alignment page on the scanner glass
    Image: Placing the alignment page on the scanner glass
  3. Close the scanner lid.
    Figure : Close the scanner lid
    Image: Closing the scanner lid
  4. Press the button () next to OK. The scanner scans the page and completes the alignment process.

Getting started with ePrint

Now you can stay connected and productive on the go with ePrint. ePrint lets you print directly to your ePrint-enabled HP printer using a smartphone, notebook, or other mobile device. For additional information related to setting up and using ePrint, click the link provided.

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