HP Deskjet 3050A e-All-in-One Printer Series (J611) - Setting up the All-in-One (Hardware)
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.
Looking for the driver?
If you did not already set up the hardware, follow the steps in this document to do so first. But, if you already installed the hardware and are just looking for the driver to download, click this link
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. For instructions on how to install the software, here are some shortcuts:
Setting up the All-in-One
Follow these steps in order.
CAUTION: Do NOT connect the USB cable now. If you need a USB cable to connect the product to the computer, you will be prompted to connect it at the correct time during software installation.
Step one: Unpack the All-in-One
Remove the tape and cardboard from the outside of the printer.
Figure 1: Remove the tape from the outside of the printer
Open the front access door, open the cartridge access door, and then remove the tape and cardboard from inside the printer.
Figure 2: Remove the tape and cardboard from inside the printer
Close the cartridge access door.
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: Connect the power cord and adapter
Connect the power cord to the back of the printer.
Figure 3: Connect the power cord into the back of the printer
Connect the power cord to the power supply, and then into a power outlet in the wall.
Figure 4: Connect the power cord to the power supply, and then into a power outlet in the wall
Step four: Lift the control panel display
Lift the control panel display.
Figure 5: Lift the control panel screen
Step five: Turn on the power
Press the Power button to turn on the printer.
Figure 6: Turn on the printer
Step six: Select the language and region
When the printer is first turned on, the control panel prompts you to select the language and the region. Use the following steps to set the default language and country/region for your printer.
Press the button () next to the Down Arrow () to scroll through the languages.
Press the button () next to OK, and then select Yes to confirm the language choice. The Country/Region screen displays.
Press the button () next to the Down Arrow () to scroll through and select your desired region.
Press the button () next to OK, and then select Yes. A 'Thank you for using HP' message displays.
Press the button () next to OK, and the cartridge installation process begins.
Figure 7: Select your language and region from the printer control panel
Step seven: Install the cartridges
Open the cartridge access door. The carriage moves to the center of the printer. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before continuing.
Figure 8: Open the cartridge access door
Remove the new cartridge from its packaging, and then carefully pull the pink pull tab to remove the plastic tape.
CAUTION: Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles. Also, do
not re-tape the cartridges. Doing so can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad
Figure 9: Remove the plastic tape
Hold the cartridge by its sides with the nozzles toward the printer, and then insert the cartridge into its slot.
The tri-color cartridge goes in the slot on the left.
The black cartridge goes in the slot on the right.
Figure 10: Insert the cartridge into its slot
Push the cartridge forward into its slot until it snaps into place.
Figure 11: Snap the cartridge into place
Repeat these steps to insert the other cartridge.
Close the cartridge access door.
Figure 12: Close the cartridge access door
Step eight: Load plain paper
Raise the input tray.
Figure 13: Raise the input tray
Pull out the tray extender.
Figure 14: Pull out the tray extender
Slide the paper width guide to its outermost position.
Figure 15: Slide the paper width guide outward
Load the paper into the input tray, and then slide the paper width guide inward to rest against the edge of the paper.
Figure 16: Load plain, white paper into the input tray
Press the button () next to OK to print an alignment page.
Step nine: Align the cartridges
Lift the scanner lid.
Place the alignment page with the printed-side down on the right-front corner of the scanner glass. See the engraved guide next to the scanner glass for help loading the alignment page.
Figure 17: Place the alignment page on the scanner glass
Close the scanner lid.
Figure 18: Close the scanner lid
Press the button () next to OK. The scanner scans the page and completes the alignment process.
Getting started with ePrint
Now you can stay connected and productive on the go with ePrint. ePrint lets you print directly to your ePrint-enabled HP printer using a smartphone, notebook, or other mobile device. For additional information related to setting up and using ePrint, click the link provided.