During the HP OfficeJet 5742 e-All-in-One Printer installation for the first time, you have to follow the below given instructions and install in a proper manner. A set of instructions has to followed with the help of correct guidelines otherwise it may lead to serious consequences. You can complete the HP OfficeJet 5742 e-All-in-One Printer installation after reading the setup thoroughly.
1. Content checking
Before proceeding to the HP OfficeJet 5742 e-All-in-One Printer installation process, you have to finish this step and it mandatory. The contents in the package may vary from the listed items because the accessories that is sent along with the printer may be different from country/region. Compare the accessories and items listed. If both are same, move on to the next step , otherwise report to the customer support
2. Unpacking the printer
You must unbox the printer carefully by removing the unwanted packing materials like tapes, stickers and cardboard box. In the rear of printer and control panel, there will be packing materials which has to be removed to use the printer. Open the scanner lid and remove the packing materials like cardboard and stickers inside the printer. After removing the packing materials, you have to send them to the recycling department.
3. Connection using power cord
In the power cord setting, you have to plug in the power cord and switch on the printer and computer. You can not use the USB cable during software installation. Start by connecting the power cord to the printer and electrical outlet. One end of the printer should be connected to rear of the printer and the other end should be connected to power source.
4. Control panel settings
Switch on the printer after making the power cord connections. In the control panel, click the down arrow. You will notice the appearance of many languages. Select one language you wish and confirm it by pressing OK.
Click the down arrow again on the control panel. This time you have to set the country and region. You will see the Set Country/Region meu and select your country and region. Confirm by pressing OK.
5. Ink cartridge installation
Keep your hands on both sides of the cartridge access door and then raise the ink cartridge access door until it locks into place. You have to remain quiet for the printer to become idle and silent.
Touch only the black plastic in the cartridge and remove one ink cartridge from the package. The plastic tape in the ink cartridge should be removed. Then lift up the ink cartridge slot and hold them by their sides with nozzles towards the printer.
Press the ink cartridge forward to keep it in its place. Close the ink cartridge slot after inserting the ink cartridge in its place. Close the cartridge access door and follow the onscreen instructions to print the alignment page and complete HP OfficeJet 5742 e-All-in-One Printer installation process.
6. Paper loading in main tray
To load the paper into the tray, you have to open the input tray door. After opening the input tray door, extend the input tray by pulling it towards yourself. After pulling the input tray extender, lift up the paper catch and slide the paper width guide.
Then load a stack of paper into the main input tray. Push it into the tray and rest the paper width guides against the edges of the paper. Push the input tray forward until it gets into place to avoid the error message
7. Ink cartridge alignment
After installing the ink cartridge, an alignment page will be printed by the printer. Eject the alignment page to continue your printing process. If the printer did not print an alignment page, use the control panel to align the ink cartridges.
Press the down arrow in the control panel and click the Tools option after scrolling down and click OK. Press the down arrow and click the Align Printer after scrolling down and click Ok. Now your printer will print an alignment page
8. Software installation
To install the software visit the website http://123.hp.com/OJ5742. This website has the most current version of the printers. During HP OfficeJet 5742 e-All-in-One Printer installation, you are not allowed to connect the printer to your computer until you are instructed to do so in the printing software