Unboxing, Setting Up, and Installing the HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 Printer | HP OfficeJet | HP

Unboxing, Setting Up, and Installing the HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 Printer | HP OfficeJet | HP


Hi, my name is Adam and I work for HP. Today I am going to show you the unboxing, set up,
and installation of the HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 printer. The first thing we’re going to do is open
the box. Inside the box, you’ll find the installation
CD for both Windows and Mac. If in the future you misplace this disc, you
can download the software and drivers at 123.hp.com/ojpro8710. The next CD in the box is the Readiris Pro
installation disc. Readiris Pro is optical character recognition software. This software will convert written text into
documents that can be edited on your computer. The next item is the setup flyer, which is
the basic set up instructions for your printer, similar to what we are showing in this video. Next is the HP Ink Cartridge caution flyer. Here we have the HP Instant Ink card for this printer. HP offers a subscription service for replacement ink. If you subscribe, your printer will order
ink automatically for you based on the subscription plan that you choose. The last document in the box is the User Guide
for your printer. This provides information on setting up additional
features for your printer such as fax and web services. Next, we have the power cord. The two wire phone cord for setting up your
printer’s fax connection. Then we have the setup cartridges. Setup cartridges are used to initialize the
printer and calibrate ink levels. These are the 952 black, cyan, yellow, and
magenta ink cartridges. Remove the cardboard and set it aside for recycling. All HP package materials are capable of being recycled. For more information about recycling with
HP, go to hp.com/recycle. Now we can remove the printer from the box. The best way to do this is to set the box
on its side, making sure the bottom of the printer faces down. Pull out the Styrofoam end caps. Then, use the clear plastic bag to slide the
printer out of the box. Set the box aside for recycling. Remove the printer from the bag. Next, we will remove all of the visible blue
tape from around the printer. Don’t forget to remove the two pieces of
tape on the rear of the printer. Remove the clear cellophane from the HP logo. Then remove the remaining tape that holds
down the scanner lid. Remove the small piece of blue tape and cellophane
covering the printer control panel. Then remove the last two pieces of tape from
the input and output trays. Remove any protective plastic around the smooth,
black areas of the printer. Open the scanner lid and remove the foam sheet. Then, close the scanner lid. Go to the front and slide out the input tray. Remove the two pieces of blue tape and the
cardboard restraint. Slide in the input tray. Now, let’s connect the power cord. Go to the back of the printer. Remove the twist tie from the power cord and
plug it into the rear of the printer. Plug the other end of the power cord into
a power source. HP recommends using a wall outlet, but for
the purpose of this video, we are using a power strip. Press the Power button to turn on the printer. The printer will begin initializing and make
some noise. From the printer control panel, you will have
to choose your language. Select your language, and then touch Yes to confirm. Then select your country or region, and touch Confirm. Set the date and touch Continue. Then set the time and touch Continue. Touch Continue Setup. From the Printer Setup Environment screen,
you can touch Self-Managed or IT-Managed. IT-Managed is for advanced configuration,
typically by an IT department. For most users, you’ll touch Self-Managed. Touch Continue. Now we are going to install the cartridges
that came with the printer. Open the ink cartridge access door. Then grab the bundled cartridges. Remove the cartridges from the packaging. When setting up your printer, make sure you
only use the setup cartridges that came with your printer. Starting with the 952 magenta, insert it into
the corresponding slot in the printhead. You’ll have to push it until you feel it
snap into place. These cartridges are keyed so they will only
go into their corresponding slot. Next install the yellow. Then the cyan. And lastly, the black. The black cartridge is noticeably larger as
it gets used more often. Close the ink cartridge access door. The printer will check the cartridges, and then prompt you to load paper. Slide out the paper input tray and align a
stack of plain, white paper, and load it into the tray. Adjust the paper length and width guides and
then slide in the input tray. Touch OK on the Instant Ink prompt, and then touch Continue to initialize the printer. During the initialization, the printer will
align the printhead and print out a page. This screen tells you the website to visit
to set up the software for your printer, which we will show in a minute. Once the alignment page prints, you can remove
it and recycle the page. At this point, we can set up the software
on your computer. Go to your computer and open the web browser
of your choice. For this video, we are using Internet Explorer, but the steps would be similar for Firefox,
Chrome, Safari, etc. Go to 123.hp.com/setup. Click the Download button to begin downloading
the software for your printer. If prompted in Internet Explorer, click the
Run button. Once downloaded, the installer will extract
and then open. If prompted by the User Account Control in
Windows, click Yes. The HP Easy Start utility opens. HP Easy Start will connect your printer to
the network, activate and register your printer, and install the latest
drivers and software. Click Continue. Click the checkbox to agree to the terms, and then click Continue. HP Easy Start will detect your printer. To automatically connect your printer to the
same wireless network your computer is connected to, make sure Enable HP Auto
Wireless Connect is checked, and then click Continue. The installer will connect to the printer,
and apply the wireless settings from your computer to your printer. Click the checkbox to agree to the terms, and then click Continue. Here you can set up a free trial for Instant Ink. If you want to start your trial, click Yes, activate. In this video, we are going to click No, do
not activate. Click No Thanks. At this point you can activate and register
your printer. Again for this video, we are going to skip
without activating. Select how you will primarily use your printer
and put in your postal code. Click Continue. Now the installer will check HP’s servers for the
latest software and drivers for your printer. HP recommends using the full software and
drivers to get the most out of your printer. Click Continue to start downloading the software. Once downloaded, the printer software installation
will extract, and then open. Click Continue. From this screen, you can customize your
software selections. As you can see, it will install the I.R.I.S.
OCR software automatically, so you don’t have to use the disc that came
with your printer. Click Next. Read through the installation agreements
and settings. Click the checkbox to agree to the terms, and then click Next. All the software and drivers will now install. For the purpose of this video, we sped up
this process. Since we set up the printer wirelessly using the HP Easy Start utility, click the Wireless option, and then click Next. The installer detects printers on the network
and lists them here. Select your printer name from the list, and then click Next. The Fax Setup Wizard will guide you to set
up your fax line if you are using one. If you are going to set up your printer for faxing, make sure you use the 2-wire phone cord that
came with your printer. Just follow the prompts to complete fax setup. In this video, we are clicking Skip. Click how you will use your printer and enter
your postal code one more time. Click Next to finish setting up the software
for your printer. Back on the printer control panel, touch OK. And you can remove the web services
information sheet. You can use this sheet if you want to set
up ePrinting or add your printer to HP Connected. After the software is finished installing,
you’ll be prompted to activate and register your printer again if you have
not already done so. I’m going to click Skip without activating. And that completes the software setup for
your printer. Click Finish. HP Connected will open automatically. This is where you can set up your printer for
ePrinting as well as manage other web services. This has been the unboxing, set up, and installation
of the HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 printer. You can find additional helpful videos at
hp.com/SupportVideos and on our YouTube channel, youtube.com/HPPrinterSupport.

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