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HP LaserJet 4200, 4300 Series Printers - Installing the Automatic Two-Sided (Duplexer) Printing Accessory

Introduction

This document provides the steps for installing and removing the automatic two-sided (duplexer) printing accessory for the HP LaserJet 4200 and 4300 series printers, which is used for automatic two-sided printing.

Figure 1: Duplexer

Installing the duplexer

Use the steps in the following table to install the automatic two-sided (duplexer) printing accessory.

Figure
Step
Figure 2: Power button and right-angle power plug
1- Power button
2- Right-angle power plug
1. Remove the duplexer from the package and then remove the orange tape and all packing material from the duplexer.
2. Turn the printer power off. Make sure that the right-angle plug that came with the printer is being used.
Figure 3: Duplex-slot cover
3. Remove the duplex-slot cover from the back of the printer.
NOTE: Reinstall this cover when the duplexer is not attached.
Figure 4: Duplexer inserted into slot
4. Using both hands, insert the duplexer all the way into the slot.
Figure 5: Location of the power button
5. Turn the printer power on.
Figure 6: Printer driver configuration for Windows (R) computers
6. To take advantage of all the duplexer functions, the printer driver on the host computer for the printer must be configured to recognize the duplexer.
To configure the printer driver for Macintosh computers, go to Step 7.
To configure the printer driver for Windows computers, use the following steps:
a. At the host computer, open the Properties window for the printer.
b. On the Configure tab, select the checkbox for the duplexer. MS Windows XP: On the Device Settings tab choose Duplex Unit Installed
c. Continue with Step 8.
Figure 7: Printer driver configuration for Macintosh computers
7. Use the following steps to configure the printer driver for Macintosh computers.
For Macintosh OS 9.x computers:
a. Select the printer icon on the desktop, click the Printing menu at the top of the screen, and then click Change Setup .
b. In the setup window, click the Change menu.
c. Under Installable Options , select the device.
d. Click OK .
e. Continue with Step 8.
For Macintosh OS 10.1.x
a. Open the Print Center, highlight the printer that has the new accessory, and click Delete .
b. Click the Add Printer button and highlight the appropriate printer.
c. Use Auto Select for printer model.
d. Click Add .
NOTE: There is no way to add an accessory to a printer in OS 10.1.x. The operating system must communicate with the printer in order to detect any accessories.
e. Continue with Step 8.
For Macintosh OS 10.2:
a. In the Print Center, select the printer.
b. Click the Printers menu at the top of the screen, and then click Show Info .
c. Click the Name & Location menu, and then click Installable Options .
d. Set the duplexer as installed.
e. Continue with Step 8.
Figure 8: Printer control panel for printing a Configuration page
8. To verify that installation is complete, print a Configuration page. At the printer control panel, press (Select) to open the printer menus. Use (Up Arrow) or (Down Arrow) to scroll to INFORMATION, and then press (Select). Scroll to PRINT CONFIGURATION and then press (Select).
Figure 9: Accessory information on the Configuration page
9. Make sure that the Configuration page lists the duplexer as an installed accessory. If the duplexer is not listed, see the printer User Guide on the CD-ROM that came with the printer for troubleshooting information.
Figure 10: Selection of duplex (two-sided) printing
10. Select duplex or two-sided printing from the program. If neither of these options is available in the program, use the printer control panel menus to turn on duplexing. For more information, see the printer User Guide.
Figure 11: Printer User Guide on the CD-ROM
11. See the printer User Guide on the CD-ROM that came with the printer for information about gaining access to the printer driver, setting the control panel, using the duplexer, and solving problems, and for warranties and regulatory statements.

Removing the duplexer

Use the steps in the following table to remove the duplexer.

Figure
Step
Figure 12: Power button and right-angle power plug
1- Power button
2- Right-angle power plug
1. Turn the printer power off.
Figure 13: Duplexer removed from printer
2. Turn the printer so that the rear cover is accessible. Lift up and pull out to remove the duplexer.
Figure 14: Installation of the duplex-slot cover
3. Install the duplex-slot cover if the printer is going to be used without the duplexer.

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