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HP Officejet 100 (L411a and L411b) Mobile Printer Series - Setting Up the Product (Hardware)

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:

  • Check the contents of the box

  • Unpack the product

  • Connect the power cord

  • Load plain paper

  • Install the cartridges

  • Align the cartridges

Setting up the printer

Step one: 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 two: Unpack the printer

Remove all packing tape and protective film from outside and inside the product.

Figure 1: Remove the packing tape

Illustration: Remove the packing tape

Figure 2: Remove the protective film

Illustration: Remove the packing material

Step three: Connect the power cord

  1. Connect the power supply to the rear of product.

  2. Plug the power cord into the power supply.

  3. Plug the power cord into a grounded wall outlet.

Figure 3: Connect the power cord

Illustration: Connect the power cord
1 - Connect the power supply to the rear of the product
2 - Plug the power cord into the power supply
3 - Plug the power cord into the wall outlet

Step four: Load plain paper

Follow these steps to load the paper.

Video of loading the paper

The following video demonstrates how to load paper.

  1. Lift the access cover.

  2. Press the Power button () to turn on the product, if it is not already on.

  3. Lift the paper tray.

    NOTE: Do not use torn or wrinkled paper, paper on a roll, or paper that is clipped or stapled.
  4. Tap a stack of plain, white, unused paper on a hard surface to align the edges.

  5. Load the stack of paper print-side up into the tray, and then adjust the paper width guide so it fits snugly against the side of the paper.

    Figure 4: Load plain paper

    Illustration: Load plain paper

Step five: Install the cartridges

  1. Press the Power button () to turn on the product, if it is not already on.

  2. Open the front access cover. Wait until the cartridge carriage is idle and silent before you continue.

    CAUTION: Only install cartridges when the cartridge carriage stops moving.

    Figure 5: Open the front access cover

    Illustration: Open the front access cover
  3. Remove the new cartridge from its package, and then pull the pink tab to remove the protective tape.

    CAUTION: Do not touch the copper contacts on the back of the cartridge or the ink nozzles on the bottom of the cartridge. Touching the contacts or the nozzles might damage the cartridge.

    Figure 6: Remove the protective tape from the cartridge

    Image: Remove the protective tape from the cartridge
    1 - Copper-colored contacts
    2 - Plastic tape with pink tab
    3 - Ink nozzles under tape
  4. Lift open the cartridge latch, and then insert the cartridge at a slight angle into the cartridge slot.

    NOTE: Place the tri-color cartridge in the left slot, and the black or photo cartridge in the right slot.
  5. Close the cartridge latch. Press the latch down to make sure that it rests flat on the cartridge.

    Figure 7: Close the cartridge latch

    Image: Close the cartridge latch
  6. Close the access cover, and then allow the cartridge initialization process to complete before you continue.

    Figure 8: Close the front access cover

    Image: Closing the front access cover

    Once installed, the cartridges start to initialize. The carriage stops moving once the initialization process completes.

Step six: Align the cartridges

Whenever you install a new cartridge, align the cartridges for the best possible print quality.

NOTE: Make sure to load unused, plain, white paper into the paper tray before you align the ink cartridges. An alignment page prints during the alignment process.

Select your operating system, and then follow the instructions to align the cartridges.

  • Windows XP

    1. Click Start (), click All Programs, click HP, click HP Officejet 100 (L411) Mobile Printer Series, and then click Toolbox. The Toolbox opens.

    2. Click the Services tab, and then click Align the Print Cartridges.

    3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the alignment.

  • Windows Vista

    1. Click the Windows icon (), click Programs, click HP, click HP Officejet 100 (L411) Mobile Printer Series, and then click Toolbox. The Toolbox opens.

    2. Click the Services tab, and then click Align the Print Cartridges.

    3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the alignment.

  • Windows 7

    1. Click the Windows icon (), click All Programs, click HP, click HP Officejet 100 (L411) Mobile Printer Series, and then click Toolbox. The Toolbox opens.

    2. Click the Services tab, and then click Align the Print Cartridges.

    3. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the alignment.

  • Mac OS X

    1. Double-click the HP Utility icon in the Dock. The HP Utility opens.

    2. If more than one product is listed in the utility, click your product under Printers.

    3. Click Align.

    4. Follow the on-screen instructions to complete the alignment.

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