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HP LaserJet 1200 Series Printer - Upgrading from the 1200 to the 1220 (Adding the Copier/Scanner)


NOTE: The copier/scanner accessory may only be purchased through the HP Business Store. This unit is not available through retailers or third-party suppliers.

The part number for the accessory is C7046A.

NOTE: Parts and accessories are subject to availability

Click here for current availability and pricing for the HP LaserJet 1200 series copier/color scanner accessory. Non-HP site

Review package contents

Make sure all parts of the copier/scanner are included in the package (see Figure 1).

Figure 1: Package contents

1 - Copier/scanner
2 - Copier/scanner media input tray
3 - Copier/scanner output bin
4 - Getting Started Guide (hard copy)
5 - Software and electronic user guide (two CD-ROMs)

Locate parts

Locate the parts of the copier/scanner (see Figure 2).

Figure 2: Copier/scanner parts

1 - Copier/scanner media input tray
2 - Copier/scanner output bin
3 - Long media support
4 - Copier/scanner control panel
5 - Copier/scanner I/O cable

Unplug the printer

Turn off the printer’s power switch (220-volt models only) and unplug the printer (see Figure 3).

Figure 3: Unplugging the printer



Open the toner door

Pull the sides of the door forward until the door locks in its open position (see Figure 4).

Figure 4: Opening the toner door

NOTE: Do not close the door until the left side panel has been reattached.

Remove the left side panel

  1. Grasp the left side panel using the finger hole (see Figure 5).

  2. Pull out and remove the panel (see Figure 5).

Figure 5: Removing the left side panel

Remove the I/O cable

Remove either the parallel or USG input/output cable (see Figure 6).

Figure 6: Removing the USB or parallel cable

Remove the scanner access cover

Remove the scanner access cover from the left side panel (see Figure 7). Save the scanner access cover in case the scanner is removed.

Figure 7: Remove the scanner access cover

Install the copier/scanner

Place the copier/scanner unit on top of the printer. Firmly slide the copier/scanner toward the rear until it snaps into place (see Figure 8).

Figure 8: Installing the copier/scanner

Attach the copier/scanner cable

Attach the cable to the edge of the I/O board (see Figure 9). Make sure that the connection is secure.

Figure 9: Attaching the copier/scanner cable

NOTE: If the HP LaserJet 1220 software will be installed, do not reattach the parallel or USB cable.

Reattach the left side panel

  1. Insert the left side panel tabs behind the edge of the front panel.

  2. Swing the panel shut while pressing the top of the panel under the scanner.

Figure 10: Reattaching the left side panel

Close the toner door

Close the toner door. When the door is closed, the print cartridge engages.

Figure 11: Closing the toner door

Install copier/scanner trays

Figure 12: Installing the copier/scanner trays

1 - Insert the copier/scanner media output bin into the copier/scanner unit
2 - Insert the copier/scanner media input tray above the output bin

Attach the power cord

Connect the power cord to the printer and an AC outlet (see Figure 13). For 220-volt models, turn on the power switch.

Figure 13: Attaching the power cord


Copier test

To test the copier, place a document in the copier/scanner input tray and press the COPY button (see Figure 14). The document should feed into the copier/scanner. A copy should appear in the printer’s output bin.

Figure 14: Testing the copier


If the copier test fails, use the following steps:

  1. Check the configuration report to verify that the copier/scanner is recognized. (The configuration report will say “1220” at the top of the page if the copier/scanner is recognized.)

  2. If it is recognized, retry the copier test.

  3. If the copier/scanner was not recognized, verify that the copier/scanner cable is firmly connected.

  4. Unplug the printer, plug the printer back in, and retry the test.

  5. If there are still errors, call HP Customer Support.


Software installation (PC)

Use the following steps to install the copier/scanner hardware for Windows:

  1. Insert CD No. 1 (for Windows) into the computer’s CD-ROM drive. or Click here to download the software from the HP Web site (
    NOTE: The scanning software is part of the print driver software suite.
  2. Select Install from the autorun screen.

    NOTE: If autorun does not occur, select Start , select Run , and type x:\setup (where x is the letter of the CD-ROM drive).
  1. Follow the instructions on the screen.

  2. Click Finish to complete the installation.

  3. After the installation is complete, connect the I/O cable to the computer

  4. Reboot the computer.


Software installation (Macintosh - USB)

Use the following steps to install the copier/scanner hardware for Macintosh:

  1. Connect the I/O cable to the computer.

  2. Insert CD No. 2 (for Macintosh) into the computer’s CD-ROM drive.

  3. Select a language.

  4. Click Install and follow the screen instructions.

  5. When the installation is complete, restart the computer.

  6. Click Next when the setup assistant starts.

  7. Under Select Device , choose USB and select HP LaserJet 1220 .

  8. Click Next .

  9. Follow the screen instructions.

  10. Click Go Ahead .


Scanner test

To test the scanner, use the following steps:

  1. Place a document in the copier/scanner input tray and press the Scan button (see Figure 15).

    Figure 15: Testing the scanner

  2. The HP LaserJet Director appears on the screen.

  3. Click Scan .

  4. Select the printer from the Destination field.

  5. Click OK .

The document should feed into the copier/scanner. The copy should appear in the printer output bin.


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