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HP LaserJet P2015 Series Printer - Product Hardware and Software Installation

Site preparation

Place the printer on a sturdy, level surface that meets the following environmental requirements:

  • Temperature: 15°C to 32.5°C (59°F to 90.5°F)

  • Humidity: 10% to 80% relative humidity (no condensation)

  • Exposure: Place away from direct sunlight, open flames, ammonia fumes, and air vents.

  • Clearance: Allow sufficient space around the printer for access.

  • Ventilation: Ensure that the printer is located in a well-ventilated area.

Package contents

Package contents shows the package contents for the HP LaserJet P2015 Series printer.

1: Package contents

1
HP LaserJet P2015 Series printer
2
Software and user documentation CD-ROM
3
Power cable

Install tray 3

If you have tray 3, install tray 3 as shown.

After installing tray 3, configure the printer driver to allow printing from tray 3.

  1. On the Windows task bar, click Start, click Settings, and then click Printers.

  2. Right-click the HP LaserJet P2015 icon.

  3. Click Properties.

  4. Click the Device Settings tab.

  5. Windows 2000/XP: Under Installable Options, change Tray 3 to Installed.

    Windows 98/Me: Click Configure, and then select Tray 3 under Optional Paper Sources.

Drivers

Windows printer drivers

The software CD‑ROM that came with the printer includes three Windows printer drivers: PCL 5e, PCL 6, and HP postscript level 3 emulation. Choose a printer driver based on the way you use the printer.

  • Use the PCL 5e printer driver if you need print results to look consistent with those from older HP LaserJet printers. Certain features are not available in this printer driver.

  • Use the PCL 6 printer driver to take full advantage of all printer features. Unless complete backward compatibility with previous PCL drivers or older printers is necessary, the PCL 6 driver is recommended.

  • Use the HP postscript level 3 emulation printer driver for HP postscript level 3 emulation. Certain printer features are not available in this printer driver.

Macintosh printer driver

The software CD‑ROM that came with the printer includes an HP LaserJet P2015 Series driver for Macintosh OS X V10.2.8, V10.3.9, and V10.4.3

Driver downloads

The latest printer drivers and printing software for your HP LaserJet printer are available on the Web at http://www.hp.com/support/ljp2015 .

Supported operating systems

The printer software runs on the following operating systems:

  • Windows 98 (printer driver only)

  • Windows Me (printer driver only)

  • Windows 2000

  • Windows Server 2003 (printer driver only)

  • Windows XP (32-bit)

  • Windows XP (64-bit) (printer driver only)

  • Macintosh OS X V10.2.8, V10.3.9, and V10.4.3

Install printer software

Installing software on Microsoft® Windows

Two methods are available for installing printer drivers and software components for the printer.

Full (Recommended). Installs everything that your device needs to work plus HP ToolboxFX:

  • HP LaserJet P2015 Series PCL 6 driver.

  • HP ToolboxFX. Allows you to change printer settings and contains documentation and self-help tools.

  • Screen Fonts. Printer-matching TrueType fonts help ensure WYSIWYG printing.

  • HP LaserJet P2015 Series printer documentation. A list of documentation, which includes information about product operation, troubleshooting, warranty and specifications, supplies, and support.

  • HP Software Update. Use this software to check for software updates for your HP products.

Minimum. Installs only the software required to print. The following is a list of available components:

  • HP LaserJet P2015 Series PCL 6 driver

  • Screen Fonts. Printer-matching TrueType fonts help ensure WYSIWYG printing.

  • HP Software Update. Use this software to check for software updates for your HP products.

To install additional printer drivers (PCL 5e or HP postscript level 3 emulation), utilize the Windows Add Printer utility.
Administrator privileges are required to install the printing system onto a Windows 2000 or Windows XP operating system.

USB Connection

  1. Insert the software installation CD into the computer CD-ROM drive.

  2. If the installation program does not start automatically, browse the CD contents and run the SETUP.EXE file.

  3. Follow the onscreen instructions.

Network connections

The HP LaserJet P2015n, HP LaserJet P2015dn, and HP LaserJet P2015x printers can connect to networks through the HP internal networking port. External network print servers are available for the HP LaserJet P2015 and HP LaserJet P2015d printers. The following table identifies what is required to add networking to any HP LaserJet P2015 Series printer.

Networking options
HP LaserJet model
10/100Base-TX
P2015 and P2015d
HP Jetdirect 175x
HP Jetdirect en3700
P2015n, P2015dn, P2015x
Included
Connect the printer to the network

To connect a networking-equipped HP LaserJet P2015 Series printer to your network, you need the following items:

  • Functional wired network

  • CAT-5 Ethernet cable

To connect the printer to your network, perform the following steps:

  1. Connect the CAT-5 Ethernet cable to an available port on the Ethernet hub or router.

  2. Connect the Ethernet cable to the Ethernet port on the back of the printer.

  3. Verify that one of the network lights (10 or 100) is illuminated on the network port located on the back of the printer.

  4. Print a Network Configuration page:
    When the printer is in the Ready state, press and hold the Go button for 5 seconds. The Network Configuration page automatically prints with the Configuration page.

    The IP address and MAC address are found on these pages.

Install the printer software for the network connection

If a computer on the network already has the HP LaserJet P2015 software installed, no additional software installation is necessary when adding a new HP LaserJet P2015 printer to the network. Otherwise, install the printer software on one of the networked computers as directed below.

Use HP ToolboxFX or embedded Web server utilities to configure and manage your network products.
  1. Insert the software installation CD into the computer CD-ROM drive.

  2. If the installation program does not start automatically, browse the CD contents and run the SETUP.EXE file.

  3. Follow the onscreen instructions.

  4. At the printer control panel, print a Network Configuration page to verify the installation was successful.

Installing software on Macintosh OS X V10.2.8, V10.3.9, and V10.4.3

USB connection

  1. Insert the CD-ROM.

  2. Run the installation utility.

  3. After the software installation is complete, attach the USB cable to the printer and the computer and then restart the computer.

  4. After the computer has restarted, open the Print Center or Printer Setup Utility to see if the printer name appears in the Printer List.

  5. If the printer name appears in the Printer List, the setup is complete. If the printer name does not appear in the Printer List, go to the next step.

  6. Click the Add button, and then select USB from the drop-down list.

  7. Select HP LaserJet P2015 Series and then click Add. The printer name appears in the Printer List. Setup is complete.

Network connection

  1. Connect the local area network (LAN) cable to the printer.

  2. Print the Network configuration report from the printer control panel. Find the "mDNS printer name" located under the TCP/IP heading. The mDNS name will be needed in step 7.

  3. Insert the CD-ROM.

  4. Run the installation utility.

  5. After the installation utility has completed, open the Print Center or Printer Setup Utility.

  6. Click Add, and then select Bonjour/Rendezvous from the drop-down list.

  7. Select the HP LaserJet P2015 Series printer name that matches the mDNS printer name found on the Network configuration report printed in step 2.

  8. Click Add. The printer name appears in the Printer List. Setup is complete.

  9. At the printer control panel, print a Network Configuration page to verify the installation was successful.

Uninstaller

Use the Uninstall icon in the HP LaserJet P2015 Series printer program group to select and remove the HP printing system components from a Windows machine.

  1. From the Start menu, in the HP LaserJet P2015 Series program group, click the Uninstall icon.

  2. The printing system guides you through removing all of the printing system components.

  3. If you have performed a Full install and you do not have any other HP devices installed, follow steps 4 and 5. Following these steps might disable the functionality of other HP devices that are installed because they share the software.

  4. Open the Microsoft Windows Control Panel. Double-click Add/Remove Programs.

  5. You will see entries for HP Extended Capabilities, HP Software Update, HP Imaging Device Functions, and HP Solution Center and Imaging Support Tools. For each item, click Change/Remove and follow the prompts.

For driver-only (Add Printer) installations, delete the printer icon from the Printers folder (Windows 98 Second Edition, Windows Me, Windows 2003 Server , and Windows XP 64-bit).

Printer information pages

You can print the following information pages.

Demo page

The Demo page contains examples of text and graphics. To print the Demo page, press the Go button when the printer Ready light is on and no other jobs are printing.

Configuration page

The Configuration page lists current settings and properties of the printer. It also contains a status log report. You can print a Configuration page from the following locations:

  • Printer control panel. Press the Go button until the Ready and Error lights start blinking, and then release the Go button.

  • Embedded Web server

  • HP ToolboxFX

You can also get the information contained in the Event log and the Configuration page through the HP ToolboxFX without printing the pages.

Supplies Status page

The Supplies Status page automatically prints when you print a Configuration page from the control panel. The Supplies Status page provides the following information:

  • The estimated percentage of toner remaining in the print cartridge

  • The number of pages and print jobs that have been processed

  • Ordering and recycling information

Network Configuration page

The Network Configuration page is only available on printers with an HP internal network port.

The Network Configuration page automatically prints when you print a Configuration page from the control panel. The Network Configuration page provides the following information about the printer network configuration:

  • IP address

  • firmware version

  • network statistics

  • protocol information

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