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HP Photosmart P1000, P1100, and 1000 Series Printers - Setting up and Installing the Printer

Introduction

This document offers suggestions on how to set up the printer using a parallel cable connection or a Universal Serial Bus (USB) cable connection.

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System requirements

To use the printer with a computer, the computer system must meet the following requirements:

Component
Minimum
Processor
Pentium(R) 133 MHz (233 MHz for 1000)
RAM
16 MB (32 MB for Windows NT 4.0, 64 MB for 1000)
Free hard disk space
150 MB (200 MB for 1000)
Sound card
Not required
CD-ROM
4x or better

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Supported Microsoft(R) operating systems

  • Windows 95, NT 4.0 Parallel (no USB support)

  • Microsoft Windows 98, Me, 2000, and XP (USB, Parallel)

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Setting up the printer

  1. Remove printer from box.

  2. Remove any packing materials from the printer.

  3. Connect power cord to the back of the printer.

  4. Connect the other end into a functioning wall outlet.

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Loading paper

Loading and using the paper tray

NOTE: The amount of paper that can be loaded in the paper tray depends on the type of paper being used.

To load a stack of paper in the paper tray:

  1. Pull out the front paper guide on the paper tray.

  2. Place a stack of paper into the paper tray.

    • Load the paper print side down.

    • Always load paper in the portrait direction, with the long edge of the paper against the long edge of the paper tray.

    • Avoid using too much paper. The stack should be below the front paper guide.

    • Use one kind and size of paper at a time. Do not mix paper types or sizes in the paper tray.

  3. Make sure the photo tray is disengaged. On the output tray, move the slider (visible through the output tray) toward you (away from the inside of the printer) until it stops.

  4. Adjust the side and front paper guides to fit close to the edges of the paper without bending the paper. This helps the paper feed into the printer straight.

Loading and using the photo tray

NOTE: Use the printer's photo tray to print on 102 x 152 mm (4 x 6 inches) photo paper. When using the photo tray, it is okay to leave regular paper in the paper tray.

To load paper in the photo tray:

  1. On the output tray, move the slider (visible through the output tray) toward you (away from the inside of the printer) until it stops. This slider action will disengage the photo tray.

  2. Lift the output tray.

  3. Load paper in the photo tray with the print side down. If using tabbed paper, feed or place the tabbed paper into the printer so the tab feeds in last.

  4. Lower the output tray to its original position.

  5. On the output tray, move the slider away from you (toward the inside of the printer) until it stops against the edge of the paper. This slider action will engage the photo tray.

  6. When done using the photo tray, disengage it so the printer will use the paper in the paper tray.

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Inserting the print cartridges

  1. Press the POWER button to turn on the printer.

  2. Open the top cover. The print cartridge holder will move into view near the center of the printer.

  3. Remove the appropriate print cartridge from its package. Grasp the tab and peel off the tape.
    CAUTION: Avoid touching the ink nozzles or the copper contacts. Doing so may cause print cartridge failure.
  4. Insert the print cartridge (Figure 1 below):

    1. Lift the print cartridge holder cover.

    2. Insert the bottom of the print cartridge into the holder.

    3. Push the top of the cartridge toward the back of the printer.

    4. Close the print cartridge holder cover.

    5. Repeat steps as needed for the second cartridge.

      Figure 1: \Inserting the print cartridge

  5. Close the top cover. The liquid-crystal display (LCD) prompts to load paper in the paper tray. Make sure paper is loaded in the paper tray.

  6. On the front panel, press the OK/YES button. The printer will print a calibration page.

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Connecting the printer

Using a parallel port

NOTE: A bidirectional IEEE 1284-compliant printer cable to connect the printer to the computer's parallel port is required. While it must be purchased separately, the cable is readily available from office or computer supply stores.
  1. Shut down Windows and turn off the computer.

  2. Connect the printer to the computer using a parallel cable as shown in Figure 2.

    Figure 2: \Connecting the printer to the computer

  3. Plug in the printer using the power cord that came in the package.

  4. On the printer front panel, press the POWER button to turn on the printer.

  5. Turn on the computer.

  6. Proceed to the section titled "Installing the printer software."

    NOTE: Make sure that either the Rear Access Door has been locked or that the Automatic Two-Sided Printing module has been connected properly. A ”Rear Door/ Module is missing” error message will be appear on the display if either the Automatic Two-Sided Printing Module or the Rear Access Door has not been installed correctly.

Using a USB port

If using Windows 98, Windows Millennium (Me), or Windows 2000 and the computer has a USB port, it is possible to connect the printer to the computer using USB.

NOTE: You will need a USB cable to connect the printer to the computer's USB port. This cable must be purchased separately and should be a certified Universal Serial Bus Cable such as the HP part C6518.
  1. Connect the printer to the computer using a USB cable as shown in Figure 3.

    Figure 3: Connecting the printer to the computer

  2. Plug in the printer using the power cord that came in the package.

  3. On the printer front panel, press the POWER button to turn on the printer.

    NOTE: The printer requires a parallel cable that supports bidirectional communication (IEEE-1284-compliant), and supports them up to a length of 3 meters.

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Installing the printer software

NOTE: Do not connect the printer to the computer until prompted to do so. If the printer is already connected to the computer, uninstall and disconnect the printer before continuing.

Before the installation of the printer, the printer uninstaller should be activated to eliminate files or previous versions of HP printer drivers in the computer that may create issues during installation. Follow the steps below to run the uninstaller.

  1. Make sure all printer cables are disconnected from the computer.

  2. Turn on the computer and insert the HP Photosmart CD-ROM in to the CD-ROM drive.

  3. A HP Photosmart window should appear. Click Remove HP Photosmart Printer Software.

  4. Follow the prompts on the screen. When finished, do not restart the computer.

  5. Click Cancel when prompted to restart the computer.

  6. Shut down the computer by clicking Start and Shut Down.

If the printer is connected to the computer with a parallel cable in Windows 95, 98, Me, and NT versions 2.2

  1. Connect the parallel cable to the computer and the printer.

  2. Turn on the computer.

  3. If a New Hardware Found dialog box appears, click Cancel.

  4. Insert the HP Printer Software CD into the CD-ROM drive.

  5. Select Install the HP Photosmart P1x00 Series Printer Software.
    NOTE: If the installation screen does not appear, click Start, then Run. Type the letter of the computer's CD-ROM player (usually D:\ or E:\), followed by SETUP.EXE and click OK.
  6. Click Next, then Accept for the License Agreement.

  7. The software will then load and after a few minutes, depending on the speed of the system, the Congratulations screen will appear.

  8. On the following screens, you will be able to register the printer, print a Demo page and install the bonus software off the CD.

If the printer is connected to the computer with a USB cable in Windows 98 and Me version 2.1/2.2

  1. Turn on the computer.

  2. Insert the software CD-ROM into the computer CD-ROM drive. If the Install screen appears, click Cancel.

  3. Connect the USB cable and the Found New Hardware screen will appear. The next screen will read, “What do you want Windows to do.”

In Windows 98

  1. Select Search for Best Driver for Your Device, then click Next.

  2. Select Specify a Location.

  3. Click Browse (Do not click Next).

  4. Navigate to and select the 98driver folder on the disk drive in which the printer software CD or disk is installed.

  5. Click OK to close the Browse screen and return to the Wizard.

  6. Click Next. The Add New Hardware Wizard will search for the 98driver.

  7. When the driver file is located, click Next. The driver file will be installed on the computer.

  8. Follow the remaining onscreen instructions.

In Windows Me

  1. Select Automatically Search for the Best Driver, click Next.

  2. Windows will then list the driver’s found for the device, click OK.

  3. Click Next to install the driver.

  4. Follow the remaining onscreen instructions.

If the printer is connected to the computer with a parallel cable in Windows 95 or NT version 2.1

  1. Turn on the computer.

  2. If a New Hardware Found dialog box appears, click Cancel.

  3. Insert the HP Printer Software CD into the CD-ROM drive.

  4. Click Start, then Run.

  5. Type the letter of the computer CD-ROM player (usually D:\ or E:\), followed by SETUP.EXE and click OK.

  6. Select Install the HP Photosmart P1x00 Series Printer Software.

  7. Click Next, then Accept for the License Agreement.

  8. The software will then load and after a few minutes, depending on the speed of the system, the Congratulations screen will appear.

  9. On the following screens, you will be able to register the printer, print a Demo page and install the bonus software off the CD.

    NOTE: The drive letter associated with the CD-ROM player can be identified by clicking Browse and locating the letter next to the CD-ROM icon.

If the printer is connected to the computer with a parallel cable in Windows 98 or Me version 2.1

  1. Insert the HP Photosmart Software CD into the CD-ROM drive.

  2. When the Add New Hardware Wizard appears, click Next.

  3. In Windows 98, select Search for the Best Driver for your Device, then click Next and proceed to Step 4. For Windows Me, select Automatically Search for the Best Driver and click Next, then proceed to Step 7.

  4. Click Specify a Location.

  5. Click Browse.

  6. Look for and select the CD-ROM drive (the drive letter is usually D: or E: and should be listed as hppp), then click the 98driver folder and OK.

  7. Continue through the Wizard screens, clicking Next or Finish as appropriate.

  8. Several Install and Add New Hardware screens will appear. Click Next on all of them.

  9. Click Accept at the License Agreement.

  10. The software will load and after a few minutes, depending on the speed of the system, the Congratulations screen will appear.

  11. Use the following screens to register the printer, print a Demo page, and install the bonus software from the installation CD.

If the printer is connected to the computer with a parallel cable in Windows 2000 only (any driver version)

  1. Turn on the computer after connecting the communication cable.

  2. Insert the HP Photosmart Software CD into the CD-ROM drive.

  3. When the Add New Hardware Wizard appears, click Next.

  4. Click Search for Suitable Driver for my Device, then Next.

  5. Click CD-ROM Drives and Next again.

  6. When the correct driver on the CD-ROM drive is located, click Next again.

  7. After the drivers are installed, click Finish.

  8. Click Next at the subsequent Hardware Install screens.

  9. Click Accept at the License Agreement.

  10. The software will load and after a few minutes, depending on the speed of the system, a Congratulations screen will appear.

  11. Use the following screens to register the printer, print a Demo page, and install the bonus software from the CD.

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