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Setting Up the Printer Hardware for HP Color Laserjet CP1515n and CP1518ni Printer Series

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.

This document includes the following steps to set up the product:

  • Unpack the printer

  • Check the contents of the box

  • Remove tape from the print cartridges

  • Load plain paper

  • Connect the power cord and turn on the power

Setting up the printer

Follow these steps in order.

Step one: Unpack the printer

  1. Select a sturdy, well-ventilated, dust-free area to position the product.

  2. Open the rear access door, remove the tape and packing material from the back of the product, and then close the rear access door.

    Figure 1: Remove tape and packing material

    Illustration of removing the tape and packing material.

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: Remove tape from the print cartridges

  1. Open the front access door, and then pull out the print cartridge drawer.

    Figure 2: Open front access door

    Illustration of opening the front access door.

    Figure 3: Pull out print cartridge drawer

    Illustration of pulling out the print cartridge door.
  2. Remove the protective tape from all four print cartridges.

    Figure 4: Remove tape from print cartridges

    Illustration of removing the tape from the print cartridges.
  3. Push the print cartridge drawer back in, and then close the front access door.

Step four: Load plain paper

  1. Pull the paper tray out of the product, and then slide the paper guides outward.

    Figure 5: Pull out paper tray

    Illustration of pulling out the paper tray.

    Figure 6: Slide out paper guides

    Illustration of sliding out the paper guides.
    NOTE: To load legal-size paper, extend the tray by pressing and holding the extension tab while pulling the front of the tray outward.

    Figure 7: Extend paper tray for legal size only

    Illustration of extending the paper tray.
  2. Place the stack of paper in the tray, and then make sure that it is flat at all four corners.

  3. Slide the paper guides inward so that they rest against the stack of paper.

    Figure 8: Slide paper guides inward

    Illustration of sliding the paper guides inward.
  4. Push down on the paper to make sure that the stack of paper is below the blue paper limit tabs on each side of the tray, and then reinsert the tray.

    Figure 9: Reinsert paper tray

    Illustration of reinserting the paper tray.

Step five: Connect the power cord and turn on the power

  1. Connect the power cord to the product.

  2. Connect the power cord to the electrical outlet.

  3. Press the Power switch to turn on the product.

    Figure 10: Power connection and switch

    Illustration of connecting the power cord and turning on the power.
    1 - Power connection
    2 - Electrical outlet
    3 - Power switch

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