HP Deskjet D2600 Series Printers - Setting Up a New Printer
This document explains the basics of setting up the printer hardware. This document does not explain how to operate the printer.
Setting up a new printer
Follow these steps to set up the new printer.
Step one: Unpack the printer
Remove any tape and packing materials from outside the product.
Figure 1: Remove outside packaging
Open the cartridge door, and then remove any tape and packing materials from inside the product.
Figure 2: Remove inside packaging
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 adapter to the back of the product, and then connect the
power cord to the power adapter and to the electrical outlet.
Figure 3: Connect the power cord and adapter
1 - Connect power adapter to back of product 2 - Connect power cord to back of product and to the electrical outlet
Step four: Turn on the power and lower the paper tray
Press the Power button () to turn on the
Lower the paper tray.
Figure 4: Lower the paper tray
Step five: Load plain paper
Pull out the paper tray extension.
Figure 5: Pull out the paper tray extension
Flip up the paper stop at the end of the extension.
Slide the paper-width guide all the way to the left.
Load a stack of 216 x 279 mm (8.5 x 11 inch) plain paper into the paper tray, print-side down. Slide the stack of paper forward until it stops.
Figure 6: Load paper
Slide the paper-width guide snugly against the paper.
Step six: Install the cartridges
Press the Power button () to turn on the product, if it is not already turned on. Wait until the product is idle and silent before proceeding.
Open the cartridge door.
The carriage moves to the center of the product. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before continuing.
Figure 7: Open the cartridge door
Lightly press down on a cartridge to release it, and then pull the cartridge out to remove it from its slot.
Figure 8: Remove the cartridge
Remove the new cartridge from its packaging, and then carefully remove the
plastic tape using the pink pull tab.
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
1 - Copper-colored contacts 2 - Plastic tape with pink pull tab (must be removed before installing) 3 - Ink nozzles under tape
Hold the cartridge by its sides with the nozzles toward the product, and then insert the cartridge into its color-coded slot until it snaps into place. Make sure that the icon on the cartridge matches the icon on the slot.
Figure 10: Example of inserting the tri-color cartridge
Insert the tri-color cartridge in the slot on the left.
Insert the black cartridge in the slot on the right.
Figure 11: Color-coded cartridge slots
Close the cartridge door.
Figure 12: Close the cartridge door
Step seven: Install the software
Use one of the following options to install the HP software. The software installer prompts you to connect your USB cable. Do not connect the USB cable before the prompt.
Method one: Install the software from the product CD
Follow these steps to install the software using the product CD.
CAUTION: Do not connect the USB cable until prompted to do so during software installation. HP recommends using a USB cable that is less than 3 m (10 feet) long.
NOTE: If you get any firewall messages during installation, click unblock or accept, or the installation fails.
Insert the software CD into the CD drive of the computer. The software installer starts automatically.
NOTE: If the User Account Control screen opens, click Allow to continue.
Follow the on-screen instructions to finish installing the software.
Method two: Download and install the software from the Web