How To Install HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 With Setup Guide?
Unboxing a new HP Officejet printer is always exciting. But, without knowing the setup procedure to install the device, you can’t proceed with the printing task. For new users, it takes significant time for unboxing the printer and gradually move to the installation process. So, before you start with the setup, we recommend following this guide.
Before moving into the actual setup, select a place where u want to place the printer. After that, you can follow the instructions discussed in this post. To know more about the installation process of the HP Officejet Pro 8710, keep reading this article.
Instructions to Setup HP Officejet Pro 8710 Printer
To proceed with the setup for HP’s Officejet Pro 8710 All-in-one printer, follow these procedures.
But, before that, remove the printer from the carton and remove all the tapes and packaging materials from the device’s body. Then, remove the film from the printer’s control panel and do the same from the scanner glass after you lift the lid. Now, proceed with these following steps:
1. Connect Power Cord and Set Printer Preferences
Connect the printer’s adapter to the wall socket and then set your preferences. However, do not connect the USB cable now. The connection to the computer is established during the software installation, which we will discuss in the fourth step.
Firstly, connect the power cord to the printer and then turn it on. Choose your preferred language, country/ region in the control panel display menu and touch “Yes” to confirm your choices. If you are prompted, select the “Date & Time” and tap “Yes” to confirm.
2. Load Paper in Input Tray
A plain U.S letter or A4 paper will do the job if you want to test print a page after completing the setup. We always recommend using genuine HP paper for such printers otherwise, it may harm your device.
So, remove the paper tray and all the packing materials attached to your printer. Load a plain white paper into the tray, with the print side in the down position and short edge forward. Now, start pushing the tray until it reaches its limit. Slide in the paper and push the input tray back into the printer.
3. Install the SETUP Ink Cartridges
The HP SETUP ink cartridge always comes along with the printer inside the packaging box.
Primarily, open the cartridge access door and wait for the holder to stop moving before you continue with the process. Very carefully insert the ink cartridges into its slots.
The printer will initialize the installation process by making a noise, which is quite normal. After it is over, the printer will print an alignment page.
4. Install Printer Software Driver
So far, the processes were discussed regarding the hardware installations. Now, move to the software installation necessary for the printer setup.
Navigate to the Start icon and click on it. You will get a list of names, where you will have to click on “Devices and Printers”. This will direct you to the printers page.
To add a printer, click on the “Add a printer” option. You will now see a setup wizard on your screen, asking how you want to install the printer. So, you will be given two choices: USB cable or Wireless network setup options.
For the first time setup, choose USB cable. Click on “Use an existing port” USB port and select “USB001 / USB002”. Also, hit “Next” to proceed further.
You will have to obtain the correct HP Officejet printer driver to carry out the installation. So, select your printers name and model number to find the drivers. Then, install it by clicking “Next”.
If the above procedures didn’t work for you, download the drivers from HP’s official website. Also, use the Hard Disk option to provide the downloaded driver path. You can also install the driver by pressing the “Windows Update” button if connecting Officejet Pro 8710 to this OS.
These different processes will install the printer driver software if followed correctly. Now, you can use the printer whenever you want. Just adjust the device settings according to your needs.
Preventive Measures for HP Officejet Pro 8710
Do not let your printer sit unused for more than seven days. As the ink cartridges might dry and lead to accumulation of debris.
Keep your printer clean and tidy after doing the setup. Don’t let it expose to the sunlight and place it in a cool room.
To ensure the ink cartridges work smoothly, print at least one page a day.
You can follow these steps to keep your printer healthy and working. This will prevent the random breakdown of the HP Officejet printer.
It is very easy to carry out the HP Officejet Pro 8710 printer installation. You just need to follow the steps provided in this post. Also, follow the preventive measures to increase the life and performance of your printer.
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