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Setting Up the Printer Hardware for HP Deskjet 2510 and HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2515 All-in-One Printer Series

Introduction

This document explains how to set up the physical parts of the printer. In addition to the steps in this document, the software CD includes basic video demonstrations to set the language and set up your printer hardware before installing the software. You can follow the hardware setup steps on the software installation CD or refer to this document for detailed instructions to set up the hardware.

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

  • Check the contents of the box

  • Unpack the printer

  • Connect the power cord and turn on the power

  • Load paper

  • Install the cartridges

  • Align the cartridges

Looking for the driver?

If you have not already set up the hardware, follow the steps in this document to do so first. But, if you have already installed the hardware and are just looking for the driver to download, click this link HP Software and Driver Downloads .

Setting up the printer

NOTE: The images in some of these steps might not look exactly like your printer, but the steps are the same.

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 All-in-One

  1. Remove the tape and cardboard from the outside of the printer.

    Figure 1: Remove the tape from the outside of the printer

    Image: Removing the tape from the outside of the printer
  2. Open the output tray, open the cartridge access door, and then remove the tape and cardboard from inside the printer.

    Figure 2: Remove tape and cardboard from the inside of the printer

    Image: Remove cardboard from the inside
  3. Remove the cardboard box containing components from inside the printer.

    Figure 3: Remove box from inside the printer

    Image: Remove the cardboard box
  4. Check to make sure all the items shown are present in the box.

    Figure 4: Contents of component box

    Image: Contents of component box
    1 - Black ink cartridge
    2 - Color ink cartridge
    3 - Power cord
    4 - AC power adapter
  5. Close the cartridge access door.

    Figure 5: Close the cartridge access door

    Image: Close cartridge access door

Step three: Connect the power cord and turn on the All-in-One

  1. Connect the power cord to the rear of the printer, and then plug it into a wall outlet.

    Figure 6: Connect the power cord

    Image: Connecting the power cord
  2. Press the Power button ( ) to turn on the printer.

    Figure 7: Press the power button

    Image: Press the power button

Step four: Load paper

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  1. Raise the input tray.

    Figure 8: Raise the input tray

    Image: Raise the input tray
  2. Lower the output tray.

    Figure 9: Lower the output tray

    Image: Lower the output tray
  3. Pull out the tray extender.

    Figure 10: Pull out the tray extender

    Image: Pull out the tray extender
  4. Slide the paper width guide to its outermost position.

    Figure 11: Slide the paper width guide to its outermost position

    Image: Slide the paper width guide left
  5. Load a stack of U.S. letter or A4 size paper into the input tray, with the short edge first and the print side facing toward you. Slide the stack of paper in until it stops.

    Figure 12: Load paper

    Image: Loading paper
  6. Slide the paper width guide in until it rests against the edge of the paper.

    Figure 13: Slide in the paper width guide

    Image: Slide the paper width guide right

Step five: Install the cartridges

  1. Press the Power button ( ) to turn on the printer, if it is not already turned on. Wait until the printer is idle and silent before continuing.

  2. Load plain white paper into the input tray.

  3. 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 14: Open the cartridge access door

    Image: Open the cartridge access door
    NOTE: The outside of the printer might not look exactly the same as your printer, but the steps are the same.
  4. Remove the new cartridge from its packaging, and then pull the pink pull tab to remove the plastic tape.

    Figure 15: Remove the plastic tape

    Image: Remove the tape from the cartridge
  5. Hold the cartridge by its sides with the nozzles toward the printer, and then insert the cartridge into its slot. Make sure that the icon on the cartridge matches the icon on the slot.

    • The tri-color cartridge ( ) goes in the slot on the left

    • The black cartridge ( ) goes in the slot on the right

    Figure 16: Insert the cartridge into the slot

    Image: Insert the cartridge
  6. Push the cartridge forward into its slot until it snaps into place.

    Figure 17: Snap the cartridge into place

    Image: Snap the cartridge into place
  7. Repeat these steps to replace the other cartridge, if necessary.

  8. Close the cartridge access door.

    Figure 18: Close the cartridge access door

    Image: Close the cartridge access door
  9. Wait about 30 seconds for the alignment page to automatically print.

    Figure 19: The alignment page prints automatically after 30 seconds

    Image: The alignment page prints automatically after 30 seconds
    NOTE: The printer will only print an alignment page automatically when a new cartridge has been installed.

Step seven: Align the cartridges

  1. Lift the scanner lid.

  2. Place the alignment page with the print 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 20: Place the alignment page on the scanner glass

    Image: Place the alignment page on the scanner glass
  3. Close the scanner lid.

  4. Press the Scan button ( ) to begin the scan. The printer automatically aligns the cartridges.

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