HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 is one of the best printers available in the market. If you are planning to buy a new printer and the model is HP OfficeJet Pro 8710, then this article will be extremely helpful for you.
In this article, we will guide you with thorough steps to complete the HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 All-in-One printer setup process. So, check out this article till the end to learn the steps of setting up and configuring your HP printer completely.
Steps to Perform for the HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 All-in-One Printer Setup:
To proceed with the HP OfficeJet 8710 setup process, first of all, you need to install it in a proper location. Some of the important things which you need to keep in your mind while choosing the printer installation location are as follows.
- A Power Outlet should be nearby to the HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 printer installation location.
- It is better to install the printer in such a location, which is near to both the Wi-Fi network and PC.
- A secure place is a good choice, to keep your printer out from any external disturbance, while in the printing process.
After deciding the printer installation location, by keeping all these above factors in mind, proceed with the further steps to complete the HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 All-in-One printer setup process.
Step 1: Unbox and Take out the Components of HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 All-in-One Printer
To install the printer in a location at first, you need to go through an unboxing step. This is one of the most time-consuming processes that you need to perform. Take a knife or any other sharp object to cut the tape from the upper portion of the box, do it carefully. After that, take out every component from it. The components which you will get inside the box are as follows:
- Installation CD for both Windows and Mac
- HP Instant Ink card
- Readiris Pro installation disc
- HP printer setup installation guide
- HP Ink Cartridge caution flyer
- Power Cord
- Two wire Phone Cord (used to set up printer’s fax connection)
- Setup Cartridges (952 black, cyan, yellow, and magenta ink cartridges)
After taking out all these above components, set the box on its side and make sure that the bottom of the printer face is down. Lastly, take out the printer device very carefully.
Step 2: Remove Every Blue Tapes from the Printer’s Body
After taking out the printer device from the box, open the blue tapes which are attached to the different parts of the printer’s body. Do not forcefully take out the tapes. Thus, remove the tapes gently to avoid any damage. Check out the rare portion of the printer and remove the two pieces of tape from there. Also, remove the tapes from these locations as stated below.
- Clear blue tapes and cellophane from the HP logo
- Tape that holds down the scanner lid
- Remove blue tape along with the cellophane, which covers the printer’s Control panel
- Two pieces of tape from the input and output trays
All these are the pre-steps to start the HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 All-in-One printer setup process. Also, don’t forget to remove the foam sheet by opening the scanner lid. After removing the foam sheet from the scanner lid, close it. Then, go to the front face of the printer and slide out the input tray. After that, remove the cardboard restraint by removing the blue tapes from its sides. After that, close the input tray and continue the further steps as stated below.
Step 3: Connect the Printer to the Power Outlet
This time take the power cord from the printer components and join the one end of it to the printer’s Power port and the other end to the Power supply. Next, turn on the power supply to begin the installation step. After you have switched on the power supply, tap the Power button of the printer to start the device. For the first, when the printer starts, it will make some noise.
Note: Always it is recommended to connect the power wire directly to the wall socket.
Step 4: Utilize the Printer’s Control Panel
Now, as the printer turns on, look at the Control panel of the printer to proceed with the further steps. From this HP control panel window, select your preferred language. And then, select “Yes” to confirm the language choice. Next, it will open the “Select Your Country/Region” window, with a lot of options. From this country/region options, select your own country and then tap on the “Confirm” option to proceed further.
Further, set the date and click on “Continue”. Next, this will open the “Set the Time” window. After setting it up, click on Continue to confirm. Furthermore, click on the “Continue Setup” option and then select the Printer Setup Environment, the options available for this are as follows.
- Self Management
- IT Management
Self Management is recommended for the normal purpose of usage whereas IT Management is for the advanced IT users. Here, we are proceeding with the Self Management option. Then, click on “Continue” to proceed. This will take a little more time to process, then you will be getting a pop-up window which says “Use the cartridges that came with the printer”.
Install the Ink Cartridges Properly
Now, open the ink cartridge access door and grab the bundled cartridges, which come with the printer’s components. Next, separate the cartridges by removing all the outer covering of it. Attach the cartridges inside the printer slots accordingly, by visiting the colors below the cartridge setting up region. The black cartridge is bigger in size compared to the others, so it is better to place it lately. Remember that every cartridge is suitable for its corresponding slots. So, do not forcefully place the cartridges inside the printhead. Because it may either damage the ink cartridge or the slot, where you are trying to adjust the wrong cartridge. After inserting the cartridges, close the Cartridge access door. Now, wait until the printer device recognizes the cartridges. As the cartridge recognition process is over by the printer, you will visit the Paper Load screen get to appear.
Note: The proper series to follow to insert the ink cartridges is magenta> yellow> cyan> black.
Load the Bunch of White Paper inside the Paper Tray
As you find the Paper Load message on the control panel screen, open the paper input tray by sliding it. Then, take a bunch of white paper and place it inside the tray. Next, adjust the paper length and width by adjusting the guides over here. After that, push the input tray gently, to close it. Next, you will see that the Control panel open a message as “Install Ink Ready”, click on OK to proceed. Furthermore, click on the Continue button to initialize the printer.
Step 5: Initialize a Printing Trial
By pressing the Continue option from the Initialize the Printer window, you will hear a noise. This noise is because of the process that the printer is adjusting the printhead accordingly to proceed with a print out activity. While the printer is printing out a page, on the Control panel screen, you will see the website details. By navigating to this website, you can begin with the set up the software process. Once a printing comes out, you can be sure that the process is going OK. At this time, you need to proceed to the printer software setup process by using a computer device. Follow up this next section to continue the HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 All-in-One printer setup process.
Step 6: Open a Web Browser on your Computer
At this instant, start your computer device and open a web browser of your choice. Using the address bar of this web browser navigate to the HP printer software setup page. From here, click on the Download button, to begin the HP printer software downloading process. In case, if you visit a prompted window from your browser, click on Run to continue. Once the downloading process is over, your system will extract the software and gets open a prompt-up window. On this User Account Control prompt window, click on Yes to continue.
After selecting the Yes option on this User Account Control prompt window, you will visit the HP Easy Start utility opens. This will process the printer connecting process with the network, by installing every single requirement of the printer, for the installation purpose. This process will consume a minimum amount of time to get completed. So till then keep patience. As the process is over, click on “Continue” to proceed. Then, it will open up the installation Agreements and Settings window, and click on the checkbox. This will ensure the fact that you have read the whole agreement and then click on Continue.
Step 7: Continue with the HP Easy Start Window
Further, you will visit the “Printer found, Getting it on the network is easy!” window. From this window, hit the checkbox, which is beside “Enable HP Auto Wireless Connect” and hit on the Continue box to proceed. Then, you will see on your computer screen that the Connecting process is in Progress. Now, you will find that the Printer-Specific Agreements and Settings screen gets open. From this window, at first, tick the checkbox beside the “I have reviewed and accept the agreements and settings” section, and click on Continue. Then, you will visit that a window gets open, this is to save your ink, select your choice. The two options of choice are: a) No, do not activate and b) Yes, activate.
In this case, we are proceeding with the “No, do not activate” option. After selecting this option, you will visit the Reminder window, click on “No Thanks” to stop the reminder. Next, in front of the screen, you will visit the “Activate and register your printer” section. Here, we proceed by selecting the “Skip without activating” button. Then, you need to select an option “How will you primarily use this printer?” section with the help of the menu arrow. In this scenario, we are choosing the “In a home” option and selecting “In the house for personal use” for the “How will you primarily use the printer?” section.
Again, you need to fill up the “Where is the printer located?” box. Next, click on Continue. By doing this, the installer will scan the HP’s servers for the latest drivers and software for the HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 printer.
Step 8: Scan for the Latest Software and Drivers for the HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 Printer
Furthermore, you will visit the “Choose your software and driver” section window with two options which are as follows:
- Full Software and Drivers (Recommended)
- Basic Drivers
It is better to select the “Full Software and Drivers (Recommended)” option, as here we do, to get all the printer needy software install. After selecting the aforesaid option, click on Continue. Then, the printer software downloading process gets started. Once the software gets downloaded, then the device will automatically extract the software and open. Next, click on “Continue” option from this software window. Then, from this next opening screen, you can customize the software selection. In this window, if you find that the “I.R.I.S. OCR” software gets installed automatically, then there is no need of using the disc that came with the printer device. Now, click on Next to proceed. This will open the “Installation Agreements and Settings” window.
Under this “Installation Agreements and Settings” window, you will visit a checkbox beside the “I have reviewed and accept the installation agreements and settings” line, tick it. Further, proceed by selecting the “Next” box. Then, the software and drivers installation process get activated. Do not disturb until the installation process gets over. This will take a minimum amount of time to get completed.
Step 9: Connection Options>> Information About Your Device
As here, we have set the printer wirelessly so, select the first option, which is “Wireless”, under this Connection Options window. Then, click on “Next” to proceed. In this Network Check window, you need to visit your printer’s model name along with the IP Address or host, MAC Address, and Network Type in the below section. Moreover, in the above portion of this window, you will visit the green indicating bar of the Checking network environment loading process, click on Next. Now, as the Network Check process gets over, you will visit the “Fax Setup Wizard” pop-up window. Here, as we are not adding the fax facility, so, we click on Skip to move with the further steps.
After clicking on Skip for the fax facility, you will see the “Information About Your Device” window on the screen with these below-said answers section.
- How will you primarily use this device?
- Where is the device located?
As in the case of the printer control panel option, we select the “In a home” > “In the home for personal use” for the “How will you primarily use this printer?”. Here, we also select the same option. Also, for the “Where is the device located?” query selection, you need to enter the same details as you have typed earlier in the printer’s Control panel. After that, click on Next to complete the setup software process for the printer device. Next, get back to the printer’s Control panel for further steps.
Step 10: Click on OK for Online Setup Progress and Continue
After getting back to the printer’s Control panel, select the OK option for this Online Setup Progress window. Then, you will get a printed paper out from your printer device. Here, on this printing paper, you will get the complete information for the procedure, if you want to setup e-printing.
Next, look at your computer device. As now the software installation process gets over, again you will visit the “Activate and register your printer” popup window. In this case, we proceed by choosing the “Skip without activating” option. Then, you will get the “Congratulations! Setup is complete” pop up message. After that, click on Finish to complete the HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 All-in-One printer setup process.
Hopefully, you can easily perform the printer set up by going through this article and following the guidelines carefully as stated above. So, if you skip any of the above steps, then it is requested to read this HP OfficeJet Pro 8710 All-in-One printer setup article thoroughly.