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  • Brand: HP
  • Product: Printer
  • Model/name: Business Inkjet 2600
  • Filetype: PDF
  • Available languages: English

Table of Contents

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Copyright information
© 2001 Hewlett-Packard Company
All Rights Reserved. Reproduction, adaptations, or translation without prior written
permission is prohibited except as allowed under copyright laws.
Edition 1, 12/2001
Warranty
The information contained in this document is subject to change without notice.
Hewlett-Packard makes no warranty of any kind with respect to this information.
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MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE.
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Contents
Getting started
Setting up
Understanding printer parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-1
Setting up the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-4
Check the box contents . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-4
Install the printer trays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-4
Connect the power cord and turn on the printer. . . . . . . . . . . . .2-5
Install the HP Auto-Duplex Unit (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-5
Set up the LCD control panel for your language (optional) . . . .2-6
Load paper and configure media types and sizes . . . . . . . . . . .2-6
Install the ink cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-8
Install the printheads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-8
Install the printer software and connect the interface cable . . .2-9
Enable the HP Auto-Duplex Unit
in the printer driver (optional) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .2-14
Using the printer with a Macintosh computer
Macintosh printing software components . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-1
Installing the printer software and connecting the interface cable . .3-2
Connecting the printer with a USB cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-2
Connecting the printer with a network (Ethernet) cable . . . . . . .3-3
Enabling the HP Auto-Duplex Unit in the printer driver . . . . . . . . .3-5
Changing printer settings and printing documents . . . . . . . . . . . . . .3-5
Installing optional accessories
HP Auto-Duplex Unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-1
HP Jetdirect print server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-1
Installing an HP Jetdirect internal print server . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-1
Obtaining more information . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-4
Additional printer memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5
Installing memory. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-5
Checking memory installation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .4-7
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Using the LCD control panel
Understanding LCD control panel parts . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-1
Printing an LCD control panel menu map . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-2
Changing LCD control panel menu settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-2
Information Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-3
Paper Handling Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-4
Configuration Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-5
Printing Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-6
EIO Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-7
Resetting the HP Jetdirect print server . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-9
I/O Menu. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-10
Maintenance Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-10
Reset Menu . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-11
Common printer messages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .5-11
Using remote diagnostics tools
Using the HP Business Inkjet 2600 Series Toolbox . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-1
Printer Status tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-1
Information tab . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-2
Using the embedded Web server. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-2
Gaining access to the embedded Web server . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-3
Embedded Web server pages . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .6-3
Selecting and using print media
Media and paper-handling specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-1
Supported media types . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-1
Supported media sizes. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-2
Media handling. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-4
Selecting and loading print media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-5
Tips for loading paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-6
Configuring paper trays . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-7
Loading the manual feed units. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-9
Using the printer driver . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-11
Setting the default printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-11
Changing printer settings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-11
Printing using the printer drivers . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-12
Printing on special media . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-15
Printing on envelopes and cards . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-15
Printing on transparencies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-16
Printing on heavy paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-17
Printing on custom-sized paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-19
Printing on both sides of the page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-20
Guidelines for printing on both sides of a page . . . . . . . . . . . .7-20
Layout options . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .7-21
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Troubleshooting and maintaining
General troubleshooting tips. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-1
Quick checkup . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-1
Printing a Configuration Page . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-4
Printing a Diagnostic Page. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-5
Solving advanced printer problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-6
Problems with the printer . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-6
Printing problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-10
Color problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-18
Paper-handling problems. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-21
Solving media feed problems . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-23
Incorrect media type or size . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-23
Media jams. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-24
Replacing ink cartridges and printheads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-27
Maintaining the printheads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-27
Printhead information. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-27
Cleaning the printheads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-27
Aligning the printheads. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .8-28
Ordering supplies and accessories
Available accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-1
Auto-duplex unit . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-1
Memory modules . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-1
Parallel cables . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-1
USB cable . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-1
Networking accessories . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-2
Supplies . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-3
Ink cartridges . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-3
Printheads . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-3
Everyday paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-3
Business communication paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-4
Presentation paper. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-6
Photo paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-6
Design paper . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .9-8
Contacting customer support and specifications
Contacting customer support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-1
Finding HP help on the Web . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-1
Telephone support . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-2
Printer specifications . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-4
Hewlett-Packard Limited Warranty Statement . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-10
Declaration of Conformity . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .10-12
Index
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1 Getting started
Thank you for purchasing this printer. This guide provides information
about the following topics:
! Setting up the printer
! Installing and using printer software
! Connecting and using the printer on a network
! Printing on different media types
! Installing optional accessories
! Solving problems with the printer
Also, the following resources provide more information about the
printer:
! Setup Poster
The setup poster provides illustrated setup information. A printed
version of this document is provided with the printer. Also, an
electronic version is available as an Adobe® Acrobat® Portable
Document Format (PDF) file on the Starter CD.
! Reference Guide
The reference guide provides information about setting up the
printer. This guide is provided with the printer in a printed format.
! Printer Driver Online Help (Windows® only)
The online help provides information about using the printer driver.
! HP Jetdirect Print Server Administrator’s Guide
The guide provides information for configuring and troubleshooting
the HP Jetdirect print server used with this printer. It is available as
a PDF file on the Starter CD.
! Embedded Web Server
The embedded Web server provides configuration, status, and
diagnostic information about the printer. The embedded Web
server can be used from a standard Web browser or from the
Toolbox. For more information, see “Using the embedded Web
server.”
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! hp instant support
The hp instant support is a web-based tool that provides self-help
troubleshooting tips and printer usage information. This e-service is
enabled by the embedded Web server within the printer.
! World Wide Web
The following HP websites have the latest printer software, product
information, and support information available for the printer.
• http://www.hp.com/support/businessinkjet2600
• http://www.hp.com
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2 Setting up
Understanding printer parts
1 Tray extension lock (It allows
a tray to be expanded to
accommodate larger media
sizes. Both tray 1 and tray 2
have tray extension locks.)
2 LCD control panel
3 Top cover
4 Printhead cover
5 Ink cartridge cover
6 Front manual feed
7 Tray 2 base (holds tray 2 and
supports the printer)
8 Tray 1
9 Output tray
10 Paper guide
11 Tray 2
12 Tray 2 cover
1
2
3
4
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
5
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1 Printhead access latch (It
provides access for installing
or removing printheads from
their color-coded sockets. To
lift this latch, you must turn on
the printer and install the ink
cartridges first.)
2 Ink cartridge cover
3 Printhead cover
4 Ink cartridges
5 Hook (connects to the
carriage lock and must be
engaged for the printer to
operate)
6 Carriage lock (secures the
printhead access latch)
7 Printheads
4
6
5
7
3
2
4
1
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1 Parallel port
2 Universal serial bus (USB) port
3 HP PCL 5C/PS3 Card
4 EIO slot (This slot allows an
HP Jetdirect print server to be
installed. By default,
HP Business Inkjet 2600dn
includes a print server in this
slot.)
5 HP Auto-Duplex Unit (optional)
(included with the HP Business
Inkjet 2600dn)
6 Auto-duplex unit release
buttons
7 Rear manual feed (It must be
removed to install the optional
auto-duplex unit.)
8 Rear manual feed release
buttons
9 Power input
1
3
5
4
6
7
8
9
2
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Setting up the printer
To set up the printer, complete the following steps.
Note For illustrated setup information, see the setup poster.
Step 1: Check the box contents
Unpack the printer and remove the packing tape and shipping foam.
Step 2: Install the printer trays
Install tray 2
1 Position the tray 2 base in the location where you want to place the
printer. The printer is designed to rest directly on top of the base.
2 Lift the printer and align it with the tray 2 base.
3 Set the printer on top of the tray 2 base.
4 Place the tray 2 cover on the end of the tray.
5 Align tray 2 with the opening in the tray 2 base, and then slide the
tray into the base until it snaps into place.
Install the output tray
1 Align the output tray with the slot above the tray 1 opening.
2 Slide the output tray firmly into the printer until it snaps into place.
Install tray 1
Slide tray 1 into the printer below the output tray until it snaps into place.
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Step 3: Connect the power cord and turn on the
printer
1 Connect the power cord to the printer and an alternating current
(ac) power outlet.
2 Locate the power button on the LCD control panel and turn on the
printer.
WARNING! To prevent electric shock, connect the power cord only to a grounded
outlet. Only use the power cord included with the printer.
Step 4: Install the HP Auto-Duplex Unit
(optional)
The printer can automatically print on both sides of paper with an
optional printing accessory called the HP Auto-Duplex Unit.
The auto-duplex unit is included with HP Business Inkjet 2600dn, but it
can be purchased separately for the HP Business Inkjet 2600. If your
printer includes an auto-duplex unit, complete this step.
Note When the auto-duplex unit is installed, the rear manual feed is
unavailable.
Duplexing might require additional memory. For more information, see
“Additional printer memory.”
1 While pushing the rear manual feed release buttons, slide the rear
manual feed out of the printer.
2 Slide the auto-duplex unit into the printer.
Note After you have performed “Step 9: Install the printersoftware and connect
the interface cable,” configure the auto-duplex unit in the printer driver.
For more information, see “Step 10: Enable the HP Auto-Duplex Unit in
the printer driver (optional).”
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Step 5: Set up the LCD control panel for your
language (optional)
If necessary, attach the LCD control panel overlay for your preferred
language, and configure the printer to display messages and print
configuration pages in your preferred language.
Note When the printer is turned on for the first time, you have the option to set
the language to display messages in different languages.
To configure the LCD control panel language
1 Ensure that the printer is turned off.
2 Press and hold VALUE on the LCD control panel and turn on the
printer.
3 Press VALUE to scroll through the language list.
4 Press SELECT to confirm the language selection.
Step 6: Load paper and configure media types
and sizes
By default, tray 1 is designed to support letter and A4 media, and tray 2
is designed to support larger media sizes. However, you can load any
supported size or type of media in either tray.
To use your printer most effectively, decide which types and sizes of
media you want to use in the paper trays, and then configure this
information in the LCD control panel.
For more information about configuring paper trays, as well as a
summary of media you can use with the printer, see “Selecting and
using print media.”
To load paper in the paper trays
1 Grasp the handle under the front of the tray, and then pull the tray
out of the printer. If you are loading tray 2, remove the tray 2 cover.
2 Pinch and slide the paper length guide and paper width guide to
their outermost positions.
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3 For paper larger than legal size, follow these steps to extend the
tray:
a Locate the tray extension lock on the front left of the tray.
b Slide it to the left, and then release it.
c Pull the tray out lengthwise until it clicks into place. This extends
the tray to support media up to Super B (13 x 19 inches) size.
Note To retract the tray after extending it, slide the tray extension lock once,
and push the tray inward until it clicks.
4 Place up to 150 sheets of paper or 80 transparencies (up to 15 mm,
or 0.58 inch, stacked) into tray 1 or up to 250 sheets of paper (up to
25 mm, or 0.98 inch, stacked) into tray 2. Make sure the print-side
of the media is facing down, and do not overload the tray.
5 Pinch and slide the paper length guide and paper width guide until
they fit snugly against the media.
6 If you have loaded tray 2, replace the tray 2 cover.
Align the tray with the opening in the printer and slide it back into
place.
7 In the LCD control panel, set the type and size of paper loaded in
each tray.
a Press MENU until PAPER HANDLING MENU appears.
b Press ITEM until TRAY 1 SIZE appears, press VALUE until the
desired paper size appears, and then press SELECT.
c Press ITEM until TRAY 1 TYPE appears, press VALUE until the
desired paper type appears, and then press SELECT.
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d Repeat steps b through c to set the paper size and type for
tray 2.
e Press RESUME to exit the menu.
Note If you do not set all of the tray size and type settings, the printer prompts
you to set the remaining options when you print a document.
Step 7: Install the ink cartridges
Note Install the ink cartridges before you install the printheads.
1 Lift the ink cartridge cover.
2 Remove each ink cartridge from its package.
3 Align the colored arrows, and then insert each ink cartridge into its
color-coded socket.
4 Press firmly on the cartridges to ensure proper contact.
Step 8: Install the printheads
CAUTION Turn on the printer to install the printhead.
Do not attempt to force open the printhead access latch.
1 If the printer is not already on, turn it on.
2 Lift the printhead cover.
3 Open the printhead access latch by lifting it from the rear (1) and
then pulling it forward and down to release the hook from the
carriage lock (2).
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4 Lift and push the printhead access latch toward the back of the
printer (3).
5 Remove each printhead from its package.
6 Remove the protective tape from each printhead.
7 Insert each printhead into its color-coded socket.
Note The color positioning of the printheads does not correspond to the color
positioning of the ink cartridges.
8 Press firmly on each printhead to ensure proper contact after
installation.
9 Lift the latch so that the hook catches the carriage lock, and then
push the latch towards the back of the printer. You might have to
apply some pressure to close the printhead access latch.
10 Close the printhead cover and the ink cartridge cover.
11 Wait while the printer initializes the printheads. This can take a few
minutes. When initialization is complete, an alignment page prints.
If no alignment page prints, check to make sure there is media in
the trays.
Step 9: Install the printer software and connect
the interface cable
You can install the printing software for local printing or network
printing. For local printing, you can connect the printer using a USB
cable or a parallel cable.
Note Do not connect the printer using both the USB cable and a parallel cable.
For more information about using USB or parallel interface connections
with your computer, see the documentation available for the computer.
Printing software components
The printing software includes the following components:
! Printer drivers
The following printer drivers can be used with the printer:
• PCL 5C
• Postscript
• ADI (to support AutoCAD™ releases 13 and 14)
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! HP Business Inkjet 2600 Series Toolbox
The HP Business Inkjet 2600 Series Toolbox provides printer status
and troubleshooting information.
! Screen fonts
Screen fonts (also called “printer matching fonts”) are fonts used by
the computer that correspond to the fonts in the printer.
Adobe PostScript® 3™ screen fonts are also included.
! Customization Utility
This utility lets you copy the selected installation options in the
printer software onto floppy disks, to a hard drive, or a network
drive.
Note Printer installation software for UNIX® (HP-UX, Sun Solaris) networks
is available for download at http://www.hp.com/support/net_printing.
For information about using the IBM PostScript 3 emulation printer driver
for IBM OS/2, see http://www.hp.com/support/businessinkjet2600.
For information about installing the printer software for AutoCAD, see
the Installation and Use Guide for the Autodesk ADI printer driver. This
guide is located in the Docs\<language> folder on the Starter CD (where
<language> is your preferred language).
If you are using Windows NT® 4.0, Windows 2000, or Windows XP, you
must have administrator privileges to install a printer driver.
For Macintosh instructions, see “Using the printer with a Macintosh
computer.”
Connecting the printer using a USB cable
Use a USB cable to connect the printer to the computer if the computer
has a USB port and is running Windows 98, Windows Millennium
Edition (Me), Windows 2000, or Windows XP.
If your computer does not meet these specifications, connect the printer
to your computer using a parallel cable.
In most cases, after you install the printer software and connect a
printer to the computer, you can install additional printers with USB
cables without reinstalling the printing software.
Note It is recommended that you install the software before you connect the
printer to the computer.
Do not connect the USB cable until you are prompted by the computer.
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Software-first installation
1 Start Windows and make sure no other Windows applications are
running.
2 Insert the Starter CD into the CD-ROM drive. The CD menu runs
automatically.
If the CD menu does not run automatically, click Start, click Run,
and at the command line box, type the letter of your computer's CD-
ROM drive followed by :\SETUP (for example, type D:\SETUP).
3 Click Install Printer Driver from the CD menu.
4 Choose your language, and then click OK.
5 Follow the instructions on the screen.
6 Click Connected to this computer, and then click Next.
7 Click USB, and then click Next.
Note When connecting the printer using a USB cable, you can install either
the PCL 5C or the Postscript printer driver at any one time.
8 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
9 Connect the USB cable to the computer and the printer. The Found
New Hardware wizard appears on the computer screen and the
printer icon is created in the Printers folder.
Hardware-first installation
If you have connected the USB cable to the ports on the computer and
the printer before installing the printer software, the Found New
Hardware wizard appears on the computer screen.
1 Click Next in the Found New Hardware wizard.
2 Click Search for the best driver for your device
(Recommended), and then click Next.
3 Insert the Starter CD into the CD-ROM drive.
If the CD menu appears, click Exit twice to close the CD menu.
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4 Select Specify a location, click Browse to locate the installation
files for the operating system the computer is using, and then click
OK.
• For Windows 98 and Windows Millennium Edition, use
DRIVERS\<PRINTER DRIVER>\WIN9X_ME\<LANGUAGE>.
For example, DRIVERS\PCL5\WIN9X_ME\ENGLISH contains
the installation files for the English version of the PCL 5C printer
driver.
• For Windows 2000 and Windows XP, use
DRIVERS\<PRINTER DRIVER>\WIN2K\<LANGUAGE>.
For example, DRIVERS\PCL5\WIN2K\ENGLISH contains the
installation files for the English version of the PCL 5C printer
driver.
5 Click Next, and then follow the instructions on the screen.
6 Click Next, and then click Finish.
7 If you are using Windows 98 or Windows Millennium Edition,
complete steps 3 through 6 again to finish the installation.
Connecting the printer using a parallel cable
Use a parallel cable to connect the printer to the computer if the
computer has a parallel port and is running Windows 95, Windows 98,
Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT 4.0, Windows 2000, or
Windows XP.
1 Start Windows and make sure no other Windows applications are
running.
2 Insert the Starter CD into your CD-ROM drive. The CD menu runs
automatically.
If the CD menu does not run automatically, click Start, click Run,
and at the command line box, type the letter of your computer's CD-
ROM drive followed by :\SETUP (for example, type D:\SETUP).
3 Click Install Printer Driver from the CD menu.
4 Choose your language, and then click OK.
5 Follow the instructions on the screen.
6 Click Connected to this computer, and then click Next.
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7 Click Parallel.
Note If the Express Install using HP recommended defaults check box is
selected, the installation program uses default options. If you want to
specify the installation options, clear this check box.
8 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
9 Connect the parallel cable to the computer and the printer.
Connecting the printer using a network connection
Note When setting up the printer using a network connection, connect the
printer to the network first, and then install the software.
1 Install the HP Jetdirect print server in the printer. The print server
must be installed before you install the printer software. For more
information about installing the HP Jetdirect print server, see
“Installing optional accessories.”
Note The HP Jetdirect print server is pre-installed in the HP Business Inkjet
2600dn printers.
2 Connect the network cable between the HP Jetdirect print server
and a network port.
3 Start Windows and make sure no other Windows applications are
running.
4 Insert the Starter CD into your CD-ROM drive. The CD menu runs
automatically.
If the CD menu does not run automatically, click Start, click Run,
and at the command line box, type the letter of your computer's CD-
ROM drive followed by :\SETUP (for example, type D:\SETUP).
5 Click Install Printer Driver from the CD menu.
6 Choose your language, and then click OK.
7 Follow the instructions on the screen.
8 Click Connected to the network, and then click Next.
9 Click Basic Server or Peer-to-Peer Network Setup, and then click
Next.
10 Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the installation.
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Step 10: Enable the HP Auto-Duplex Unit
in the printer driver (optional)
If you have installed an HP Auto-Duplex Unit, you must enable it in the
printer driver.
Note For Macintosh instructions, see “Using the printer with a Macintosh
computer.”
If you are using operating systems other than Windows or the Mac OS,
you might need to enable the auto-duplex unit from the LCD control
panel’s Printing Menu. For more information, see “Printing Menu.”
To enable the auto-duplex unit in Windows
1 Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Printers (Windows 95,
Windows 98, Windows Millennium Edition, Windows NT 4.0, and
Windows 2000).
-Or-
Click Start, and then click Printers and Faxes (Windows XP).
2 Right-click the icon for the desired printer driver, and then click
Properties.
• PCL 5C: On the Configure tab, select the Duplexing Unit
check box, and then click OK.
• PS: On the Device Options tab, click Duplexing Unit (for 2-
sided printing), choose Installed from the drop-down menu,
and then click OK.
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3 Using the printer with a
Macintosh computer
Macintosh printing software components
The printing software includes the following components:
! PostScript® Printer Description files (PPDs) (Mac OS 8.6 to
Mac OS 9.1)
PPDs, in combination with the Apple LaserWriter 8 printer driver,
access the printer features and allow the computer to communicate
with the printer. An installation program for the PPDs and other
software is provided on the Starter CD. Use the Apple
LaserWriter 8 printer driver that comes with the computer.
! Printing Dialog Extensions (PDEs) (Mac OS X)
PDEs are code plug-ins that provide access to printer features,
such as number of copies, print on both sides, and quality settings.
An installation program for the PDEs and other software is provided
on the Starter CD.
! HP LaserJet Utility
The HP LaserJet Utility allows control of features that are not
available in the driver. Use the illustrated screens to select printer
features and complete tasks with the printer, such as the following:
• download files, view fonts, and change many of the printer
settings
• check the levels of printer ink supplies
• configure and set the printer for Internet Protocol (IP) or
AppleTalk printing
Note The HP LaserJet Utility is not supported for the Korean, Japanese,
Simplified Chinese, and Traditional Chinese languages.
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Installing the printer software and connecting the
interface cable
Use a USB cable or a network (Ethernet) cable to connect the printer to
the computer.
Connecting the printer with a USB cable
Note When setting up the printer using a USB cable, install the software first,
and then connect the printer to the computer.
1 Insert the Starter CD into the CD-ROM drive. The CD menu runs
automatically.
If the CD menu does not run automatically, double-click the CD icon
on the desktop, and then double-click the ClassicInstaller icon (if
you are using Mac OS 8.6 to Mac OS 9.1) or the CarbonInstaller
icon (if you are using Mac OS X). This icon is located in the
Installer:<language> folder of the Starter CD (where <language> is
your language preference).
2 Follow the instructions on the screen.
3 Connect the cable between the ports on the computer and the
printer.
4 If you are using Mac OS 8.6 to Mac OS 9.1, complete steps 5
through 9.
-Or-
If you are using Mac OS X, complete steps 10 through 13.
Mac OS 8.6 to Mac OS 9.1
5 Open the Desktop Printer Utility:
• Mac OS 8.6 to Mac OS 9.0.x: On the hard drive, double-click
the Desktop Printer Utility icon in the Apple Extras: Apple
LaserWriter Software folder.
• Mac OS 9.1: On the hard drive, double-click the Desktop Printer
Utility icon in the Applications (Mac OS 9): Utilities folder.
6 Select LaserWriter8 from the pop-up menu, select Printer (USB)
from the list, and then click OK.
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7 In the PostScript Printer Description (PPD) File section of the
window that appears, click Auto Setup.
8 Make sure HP Business Inkjet 2600 is selected and click Select.
9 Click Create. The printer icon appears on the desktop.
Mac OS X
10 Open the Print Center (located in the Dock at the bottom of the
screen), and then click Add Printer.
11 From the pop-up menu, select USB.
12 If necessary, select the Zone.
13 Select HP Business Inkjet 2600 from the list, and then click Add.
A blue dot appears beside the printer name, indicating that this
printer is now the default printer.
Connecting the printer with a network
(Ethernet) cable
When connecting the printer to a network, make sure the
HP Jetdirect print server is installed in the printer before you install
the printer software. For more information about using the HP Jetdirect
print server, see “Installing optional accessories.”
1 Insert the Starter CD into the CD-ROM drive. The CD menu runs
automatically.
If the CD menu does not run automatically, double-click the CD icon
on the desktop, and then double-click the ClassicInstaller icon (if
you are using Mac OS 8.6 to Mac OS 9.1) or the CarbonInstaller
icon (if you are using Mac OS X). This icon is located in the
Installer:<language> folder of the Starter CD (where <language> is
your language preference).
2 Follow the instructions on the screen.
3 Connect the cable between the ports on the computer and the
printer.
4 If you are using Mac OS 8.6 to Mac OS 9.1, complete steps 5
through 9.
-Or-
If you are using Mac OS X, complete steps 10 through 13.
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Mac OS 8.6 to Mac OS 9.1
5 Open the Desktop Printer Utility:
• Mac OS 8.6 to Mac OS 9.0.x: On the hard drive, double-click
the Desktop Printer Utility icon in the Apple Extras: Apple
LaserWriter Software folder.
• Mac OS 9.1: On the hard drive, double-click the Desktop Printer
Utility icon in the Applications (Mac OS 9): Utilities folder.
6 Select LaserWriter8 from the pop-up menu, select Printer
(AppleTalk) from the list, and then click OK.
7 In the PostScript Printer Description (PPD) File section of the
window that appears, click Auto Setup.
8 Make sure HP Business Inkjet 2600 is selected and click Select.
9 Click Create. The printer icon appears on the desktop.
Mac OS X
10 Open the Print Center (located in the Dock at the bottom of the
screen), and then click Add Printer.
11 If you are using an AppleTalk network, select AppleTalk from the
pop-up menu.
-Or-
If you are using an LPR network, select LPR Printer using IP from
the pop-up menu, and then type the IP address for the printer.
12 If necessary, select the Zone.
13 Select HP Business Inkjet 2600 from the list, and then click Add.
A blue dot appears beside the printer name, indicating that this
printer is now the default printer.
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Enabling the HP Auto-Duplex Unit in the printer
driver
If you have installed an HP Auto-Duplex Unit and you are using
Mac OS 8.6 to Mac OS 9.1, you must enable it in the printer driver
before you can use it with the printer.
Note Mac OS X automatically enables the auto-duplex unit in the printer driver
when you install the printer software.
To enable the auto-duplex unit
1 Click the printer’s desktop printer icon.
2 From the Printing menu, click Change Setup.
3 From the Change pop-up menu, select Duplex Unit (for 2-sided
printing).
4 From the To pop-up menu, select Installed.
5 Click OK.
Changing printer settings and printing
documents
In the Mac OS, you can configure printer settings at the LCD control
panel or from the Page Setup and Print dialog boxes in the Mac OS.
Settings configured in the Mac OS override settings configured in the
LCD control panel.
You can also select the default printer. The default printer is the one
that is used if you choose the Print command without first specifying
which printer you want to use with an application. The default printer
should be the printer that you use most often.
For more information about using the Mac OS to configure printer
settings, see the Mac Help on your computer. For information about
using the LCD control panel, see “Using the LCD control panel” in this
guide.
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To set the default printer
Mac OS 8.6 to Mac OS 9.1
1 Click the desktop printer icon for the printer you want to be the
default printer.
2 From the Printing menu, click Set Default Printer. A dark
outline appears around the printer’s desktop printer icon.
Mac OS X
1 Open the Print Center, select the printer you want to be the
default printer from the Printers List. For information about
opening the Print Center, see the Mac Help on your computer.
2 From the Printers menu, click Make Default. A blue dot appears
next to the printer’s name in the Printers List.
To change page setup settings
1 Open the document you want to print.
2 On the File menu, click Page Setup.
3 Select the printer for which you want to format the document from
the Format for pop-up menu, and then change the desired settings
(such as selecting the type of media and setting custom page
sizes).
4 Select the media size on which you want to print from the Paper
pop-up menu (Mac OS 8.6 to Mac OS 9.1) or the Paper Size pop-
up menu (Mac OS X).
5 Click OK.
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To change print settings
1 Open the document you want to print.
2 On the File menu, click Print.
3 Select the location of the media or the type of media on which you
want to print:
• Mac OS 8.6 to Mac OS 9.1: Click All pages from, and then
select the media source or the media type from the pop-up
menu.
• Mac OS X: Select Paper Feed from the pop-up menu, click All
pages from, and then select the media source or the media type
from the pop-up menu.
4 Change the desired settings (such as selecting a source for the
print job and choosing print quality modes)
5 Click Print.
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4 Installing optional
accessories
The following printer accessories are available for the printer.
! HP Auto-Duplex Unit
! HP Jetdirect print server
! Additional printer memory
For information about ordering accessories, see “Ordering supplies and
accessories.”
HP Auto-Duplex Unit
The printer can automatically print on both sides of paper with an
optional printing accessory called the HP Auto-Duplex Unit. The auto-
duplex unit is included with HP Business Inkjet 2600dn, but it can be
purchased separately for HP Business Inkjet 2600.
For information about installing an auto-duplex unit, see “Step 4: Install
the HP Auto-Duplex Unit (optional)” in the “Setting up” chapter. For
information about using an auto-duplex unit, see “Printing on both sides
of the page” in the “Selecting and using print media” chapter.
HP Jetdirect print server
Your printer can be shared in a network environment by connecting it
directly to the network with an HP Jetdirect external or internal print
server.
Installing an HP Jetdirect internal print server
An HP Jetdirect print server provides better performance than printing
through a computer, as well as flexibility in preparing a location for the
printer. Also, the HP Jetdirect print server can be used in both client-
server and peer-to-peer network configurations.
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Note HP Business Inkjet 2600dn comes with an HP Jetdirect 615n (EIO)
internal print server installed. It is recommended that the printer be
shared on a network through the print server.
If you own the HP Business Inkjet 2600dn, skip step 1.
If you own an HP Business Inkjet 2600, you can purchase an
HP Jetdirect internal print server for it. For the list of HP Jetdirect print
servers, see “Networking accessories.”
Step 1: Install the HP Jetdirect EIO print server
CAUTION The HP Jetdirect print server contains electronic components that can
be damaged by static electricity. To prevent buildup of static electricity,
maintain frequent contact with any bare sheet metal surface on the
printer. If possible, wear a grounding wrist strap (or similar device).
Handle the print server carefully at all times. Avoid touching electronic
components or circuit paths.
1 Turn off the printer and unplug the power cord.
2 Unscrew and remove the metal plate on the back of the printer.
3 Insert the print server. Align the print server with the guide rails in
the printer.
4 Press the print server into the slot until it is firmly seated.
5 Tighten each thumbscrew a little at a time, alternating between
each side until both screws are secure.
6 Connect the network cable to the print server.
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Step 2: Verify that the printer works
1 Connect the power cord and turn on the printer.
2 Press MENU on the LCD control panel repeatedly until
INFORMATION appears.
3 Press ITEM repeatedly until PRINT CONFIGURATION PAGE appears.
4 Press SELECT to print the configuration page.
Note Because you have installed an HP Jetdirect print server, two
configuration pages print. The HP Jetdirect Configuration Page contains
setup information (for example, LAN HW ADDRESS) that might be
needed for the next step.
Step 3: Install the printer software
Install the PCL 5C or Postscript printer driver from the Starter CD. For
more information, see “Install the printer software and connect the
interface cable.”
Note For more information about setting up and using the HP Jetdirect print
server, see its guide on the Starter CD.
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Obtaining more information
If you encounter any problems or difficulty printing over a network, see
the following sources.
For more information about HP Web JetAdmin and other HP network
printing software, visit the website www.hp.com/support/net_printing.
Document Description
HP Jetdirect Print Server
Administrator's Guide
This guide, included on the Starter CD, provides
detailed information about setting up and using
your HP Jetdirect EIO print server.
It also provides information about the following:
! HP Software Solutions for HP Jetdirect print
servers:
! HP Web JetAdmin, a Web-based tool
for managing network peripherals
! HP IP/IPX Printer Gateway for NDPS
! HP LaserJet Utility to set up printers on
AppleTalk networks
! TCP/IP Configurations
! Using LPD (Line Printer Daemon) services
on the HP Jetdirect print server
! FTP Printing
! Troubleshooting and configuration page
messages
! Embedded Web server to access
configuration and management pages for
the print server and device
Documentation for the
operating system and
network operating system
This documentation came with your computer or
your network operating system. It describes
basic network printing common to all network
printers.
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Additional printer memory
If you often print complex graphics or Postscript documents or if you
print with the optional auto-duplex unit, you might want to add more
memory to the printer.
Note Adding memory to the printer will allow it to process more complex
Postscript and PCL 5C jobs, but it may not necessarily increase
processing speed.
To find out how much memory is installed in the printer, print a
configuration page. See “Printing a Configuration Page.”
Installing memory
The printer is shipped with 48 MB of memory. The printer has one dual
inline memory module (DIMM) slot for upgrading with more printer
memory. DIMMs are available in 64 and 128 MB, for a maximum of 176
MB. This additional memory is available for purchase as an accessory.
For more information, see “Ordering supplies and accessories.”
To install memory
CAUTION DIMMs contain electronic components that can be damaged by static
electricity. To prevent buildup of static electricity, maintain frequent
contact with any bare sheet metal surface on the printer. If possible, wear
a grounding wrist strap (or similar device). Handle DIMMs carefully at all
times. Avoid touching electronic components or circuit paths.
1 If you have not already done so, print a Configuration Page to find
out how much memory is installed in the printer before adding more
memory. See “Printing a Configuration Page.”
2 Turn off the printer.
3 Unplug the power cord and disconnect any cables.
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4 Remove the HP PCL 5C/PS3 Card from the back of the printer by
loosening the two thumbscrews.
5 Remove the DIMM from the antistatic package, and then align the
DIMM with the DIMM slot on the HP PCL 5C/PS3 Card.
6 Insert the DIMM at an angle into the slot (1) and press it down until
it snaps into the slot (2). (To remove a DIMM, the locks on the
DIMM slot must be released by pushing them outwards.)
7 Replace the card and fasten the thumbscrews.
8 Reattach any cables and the power cord, and then turn on the
printer.
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Checking memory installation
Follow this procedure to verify that DIMMs are installed correctly.
To check memory installation
1 Check that READY appears on the LCD control panel when the
printer is turned on. If an error message appears, a DIMM might
have been incorrectly installed. For information about printer
messages, see “Common printer messages.”
2 Print a new configuration page. See “Printing a Configuration
Page.”
3 Check the memory section on the configuration page and compare
it to the configuration page printed before the DIMM installation. If
the amount of memory has not increased, one of the following
problems might have occurred:
• The DIMM might not be installed correctly. Repeat the
installation procedure.
• The DIMM might be defective. Try a new DIMM.
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5 Using the LCD control
panel
The LCD control panel allows you to configure printer settings, view
printer status and common printer messages, and diagnose printer
problems. Additional menu items can appear in the LCD control panel,
depending on the hardware modules installed in the printer.
Understanding LCD control panel parts
1 LCD display: Shows status
messages and the remaining
ink levels in the ink cartridges.
2 RESUME: Continues a print job
that is waiting.
3 CANCEL: Cancels the current
print job. The time it takes to
cancel depends on the size of
the print job. Press this button
only once to cancel a queued
print job.
4 Indicator light: Lights up when
the printer is online (green).
Blinks when the printer is
printing (green) and when the
printer needs user
intervention or is in a
nonrecoverable error state
(amber).
5 Power button: Turns the
printer OFF and ON.
6 MENU: Cycles through the
LCD control panel menus.
7 ITEM: Cycles through the
selected menu's items.
8 VALUE: Cycles through the
selected menu item's values.
9 SELECT: Selects the value that
is currently shown on the
display.
1
2
5
4
3
8
7
6
9
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Printing an LCD control panel menu map
You can print a menu map from the LCD control panel.
To print an LCD control panel menu map
1 Press MENU on the LCD control panel until INFORMATION MENU
appears.
2 Press ITEM until PRINT MENU MAP appears.
3 Press SELECT to print the menu map.
Changing LCD control panel menu settings
Settings in the printer driver and software application override LCD
control panel settings. (Software application settings override printer
driver settings.)
If you cannot gain access to a menu or item, it is either not an option for
the printer, or you have not enabled the associated higher-level option.
To change an LCD control panel setting
1 Press MENU on the LCD control panel repeatedly until the desired
menu appears.
2 Press ITEM repeatedly until the desired item appears.
3 Press VALUE repeatedly until the desired setting appears.
4 Press SELECT to save the selection. An asterisk (*) appears next to
the selection in the display, indicating that it is now the default.
5 Press RESUME to exit the menu.
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Information Menu
This menu contains printer information pages that give details about the
printer and its configuration. To print an information page, scroll to the
desired page and press SELECT.
Message Value Description
PRINT MENU MAP not
applicable
(N.A.)
Prints a single page map of the menu
structure of the printer.
PRINT
CONFIGURATION
N.A. Prints a single reference page describing
current configuration settings (firmware
version, model, accessories installed,
fonts installed, I/O support, cartridge and
printhead information). If an HP Jetdirect
print server is installed, two pages will be
printed.
PRINT PCL FONT
LIST
N.A. Prints the internal PCL 5C fonts.
PRINT PS FONT
LIST
N.A. Prints the internal Postscript fonts.
PRINT DEMO N.A. Prints a sample page. It might take a few
minutes to print.
PRINT IMAGE
DIAGNOSTICS
N.A. Prints patterns that help users or service
technicians diagnose printhead health
and alignment problems.
PRINT SERVICE
INFO
N.A. Prints service information, such as printer
identification, printer status, and ink
supplies status. This information can be
used by service technicians to diagnose
problems with the printer.
PRINT EXTENDED
SERVICE INFO
N.A. Prints the nonvolatile memory (NVM)
content of the printer.
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Paper Handling Menu
Printer driver and software application settings override LCD control
panel settings.
SHOW EVENT LOG N.A. Shows, on the LCD control panel, the last
five error events logged in the NVM of the
printer.
TEST PAPER
PATH 1
1 to 300 Tests the tray 1 paper feed mechanism.
The value selected indicates the number
of pages that the printer uses for the
paper path test. Default = 1.
TEST PAPER
PATH 2
1 to 300 Tests the tray 2 paper feed mechanism.
The value selected indicates the number
of pages that the printer uses for the
paper path test. Default = 1.
TEST DUPLEX
PATH 1
1 to 300 Tests the tray 1 duplex paper feed
mechanism. The value selected indicates
the number of pages that the printer uses
for the paper path test. Default = 1.
TEST DUPLEX
PATH 2
1 to 300 Tests the tray 2 duplex paper feed
mechanism. The value selected indicates
the number of pages that the printer uses
for the paper path test. Default = 1.
Message Value Description
Message Value Description
TRAY1 SIZE Set of options. Select media size loaded in tray 1.
Default = NOT SET.
TRAY1 TYPE Set of options. Select media type loaded in tray 1.
Default = NOT SET.
TRAY2 SIZE Set of options. Select media size loaded in tray 2.
Default = NOT SET.
TRAY2 TYPE Set of options. Select media type loaded in tray 2.
Default = NOT SET.
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Configuration Menu
Items in this menu affect the printer’s behavior. Configure the printer
according to your printing needs.
PICK FROM
OTHER TRAY IF
EMPTY
YES
NO
Allows Auto Select and non-Windows or
non-Mac OS print jobs to use the other
tray if a tray is out of media or contains
the wrong size media. The tray size and
type options on the LCD control panel
must be set correctly to use this option.
Default = NO.
TRANSPARENCY
SENSE
ON
OFF
Enables the printer to automatically
switch to a transparency printing mode if
the current sheet is detected to be a
transparency.
Default = ON.
Message Value Description
Message Value Description
LCD BACK LIGHT OFF
1 MINUTE
5 MINUTES
10 MINUTES
15 MINUTES
Sets the length of time the LCD
backlight remains on after a period of
LCD control panel inactivity.
Default = 5 MINUTES.
PERSONALITY AUTO
PCL ONLY
PS ONLY
Sets the personality used to process the
job.
Default = AUTO.
JOB MISMATCH
TIMEOUT
OFF
1 HR
4 HR
1 DAY
1 WEEK
Length of time before the printer
recovers from a mismatch in the
automatically selected page size or an
empty paper tray.
Default = 1 HR.
PRINT PS
ERRORS
ON
OFF
Select ON to print the PS error page
when PS errors occur.
Default = OFF.
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Printing Menu
The items in this menu are used when printing from MS-DOS®, UNIX,
and Linux. If your computer is running Windows or the Mac OS,
configure these settings using the printer driver.
Message Value Description
NUMBER OF
COPIES
1 - 999 Sets the number of copies to print.
Default = 1.
QUALITY LEVEL NORMAL
BEST
FAST
Sets the default print quality level.
Default = NORMAL.
PAPER SIZE Set of options. Select the media size loaded in tray 1.
Default = LETTER.
PAPER TYPE Set of options. Select the media type loaded in tray 2.
Default = PLAIN PAPER.
ORIENTATION PORTRAIT
LANDSCAPE
Select the page orientation.
Default = PORTRAIT.
PAGE LENGTH 5 - 128 Set the page length in terms of numbers
of lines.
Default = 60.
DUPLEX ON
OFF
This item appears only when an auto-
duplex unit is installed. Set the value to
ON to print on both sides (duplex) or
OFF to print on one side (simplex) of a
sheet of paper. For more information,
see “Load paper and configure media
types and sizes.”
Default = OFF.
BINDING LONG EDGE
SHORT EDGE
This item appears only when an auto-
duplex unit is installed and the duplex
option is on. Choose the binding edge
when duplexing (printing on both sides
of paper). For more information, see
“Load paper and configure media types
and sizes.”
Default = LONG EDGE.
PCL FONT
NUMBER
0 - 79 Set the PCL 5C font for printing from
MS-DOS or UNIX without defining the
personality. The font number can be
obtained by printing the PCL 5C font
list.
Default = 0.
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EIO Menu
The EIO (enhanced input/output) Menu appears only when an EIO
device is installed (such as an HP Jetdirect print server). If the printer
contains an HP Jetdirect print server, you can configure basic
networking parameters using the EIO Menu. These and other
parameters can also be configured through HP Web JetAdmin.
Note The items available on the menu depend on the particular print server
installed.
PCL FONT PITCH 0.44 - 99.99 Set the font pitch.
Default = 10.
ISE FONT YES
NO
This item enables the printer to include
the ISE font in the available PCL 5C
symbol sets.
Default = NO.
PCL SYMBOL SET Set of options. Select the PCL 5C symbol set.
Default = PC8.
APPEND CR TO
LF
NO
YES
Configure whether or not a carriage
return (CR) is appended to each line
feed (LF) encountered in a backward
compatible PCL 5C job (pure text, no
job control).
Default = NO.
PCL FONT POINT
SIZE
4.00 - 99.00 Set the font point size.
Default = 12.
Message Value Description
Message Value Description
CFG NETWORK NO
YES
Selects whether or not you want to use
the HP Jetdirect menu items. You must
change this option to YES each time you
want to use the HP Jetdirect EIO menu.
IPX/SPX
DLC/LLC
TCP/IP
ATALK
ON
OFF
Selects whether or not a protocol is
enabled or disabled. Change it to OFF to
disable a protocol.
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CFG IPX/SPX NO
YES
Selects whether you want to use the
IPX/SPX menu and set the IPX/SPX
protocol parameters.
In the IPX/SPX menu, you can specify
the Frame Type parameter used on your
network.
! The default is AUTO, which
automatically sets and limits the
Frame type to the one detected.
! For Ethernet cards, frame type
selections include EN_8023,
EN_II, EN_8022, EN_SNAP.
! For Token Ring cards, frame type
selections include TR_8022,
TR_SNAP.
In the IPX/SPX menu for Token Ring
cards, you can also specify NetWare
Source Routing parameters, which
include SRC RT=AUTO (default), OFF,
SINGLE R, or ALL RT.
CFG TCP/IP NO
YES
Selects whether you want to use the
TCP/IP menu and set the TCP/IP
protocol parameters.
In the TCP/IP menu, you can specify
BOOTP=YES or DHCP=YES for TCP/IP
parameters to be automatically
configured by a BootP or DHCP server
when the printer is turned on.
If you specify BOOTP=NO and
DHCP=NO, you can manually set the
following TCP/IP parameters from the
LCD control panel:
! Each byte of the IP address (IP)
! Subnet Mask (SM)
! Syslog Server (LG)
! Default Gateway (GW)
! Idle Timeout period (default is 270
seconds; 0 disables the timeout)
When setting IP numbers, press VALUE
to increase the number by 1. Press
SELECT to make your selection.
Message Value Description
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Resetting the HP Jetdirect print server
Resetting the HP Jetdirect print server restores print server to the
factory default values.
Note All previously stored EIO settings will be lost.
To reset the HP Jetdirect print server
1 Turn off the printer.
2 While holding down both ITEM and RESUME on the LCD control
panel, turn on the printer.
CFG LINK NO
YES
Selects whether you want to manually
configure the HP Jetdirect 10/100Base-
TX print server’s network link speed and
communication mode. The HP Jetdirect
settings must match the network. The
default setting is NO, which bypasses
the link configuration menu items.
If you specify CFG LINK=YES, you can
select one of the following link
configuration menu items:
! AUTO (default): The print server
automatically configures itself to
match the link speed and
communication mode of the
network.
! 10T HALF: 10 Mbps, half-duplex
operation
! 10T FULL: 10 Mbps, full-duplex
operation
! 100T HALF: 100 Mbps, half-duplex
operation
! 100T FULL: 100 Mbps, full-duplex
operation
Message Value Description
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I/O Menu
The I/O Menu allows you to make changes to printer interface settings.
Maintenance Menu
Use the items in this menu to perform basic maintenance tasks for the
printer. Performing these maintenance tasks can improve print quality
and the health of the affected printer parts.
For more information about the maintenance tasks accomplished by
using these menu items, see “Maintaining the printheads.”
Message Value Description
I/O TIMEOUT 5 - 300 Set the length of time (in seconds) that the
printer waits for remaining data for a print job.
After this time, the printer cancels the print job.
Default = 15.
Message Description
CLEAN PRINTHEADS Initiates the printhead cleaning process.
ALIGN PRINTHEADS Initiates the printhead alignment process.
SHOW PRINTHEAD
HEALTH
Displays the health of the printhead on the LCD
control panel.
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Reset Menu
Use the restore option on this menu with caution. You can lose printer
configuration settings when you select these items. Only reset the
printer under the following circumstances:
! You want to restore the printer’s default settings.
! Communication between the printer and computer has been
interrupted.
Note This option does not reset an HP Jetdirect print server (if it is installed in
the printer) to its default settings. To reset the HP Jetdirect print server,
see “EIO Menu.”
Common printer messages
The table in this section explains messages that can appear on the LCD
control panel.
To resolve an error message, follow the instructions displayed on the
LCD control panel. If following these instructions does not resolve the
error message, turn off the printer, and then turn on the printer again. If
the message persists after performing all of the recommended actions,
contact an HP-authorized service or support provider.
Note This table does not describe all messages that can appear on the LCD
control panel. It explains only the most common messages.
Message Description
RESTORE FACTORY
SETTINGS
Restores all values (except those for an
HP Jetdirect print server) to the printer's
predetermined factory values.
Message Explanation Recommended action
[COLOR] INK CARTRIDGE
EMPTY
The cartridge is out of ink and
the printer will not print until
the cartridge is replaced.
Remove the ink cartridge.
Reinstall the cartridge and try
to print. If the error persists,
replace the empty cartridge.
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[COLOR] INK CARTRIDGE
MISSING
The printer cannot detect the
ink cartridge because it is
missing, improperly installed,
or defective.
Open the ink cartridge door
and see whether the cartridge
is missing, improperly
installed, or the wrong
cartridge. If none of these
situations exists, replace the
cartridge.
[COLOR] PRINTHEAD
MISSING
The printer cannot detect the
ink printhead because it is
missing, improperly installed,
or defective.
Open the printhead door and
see whether the cartridge is
missing, improperly installed,
or the wrong printhead. If none
of these situations exists,
replace the printhead.If the
error persists, call HP.
AUTO-ALIGNMENT IN
PROGRESS
The printer is aligning the
printheads.
Follow the instructions in the
printer message.
BAD INK CARTRIDGE OR
PRINTHEAD
The printer detects a faulty ink
cartridge or printhead.
Follow the instructions in the
printer message.
CANCELLING JOB The printer is canceling the
current print job.
No action required
CHECK PAPER ALIGNED
CORRECTLY IN TRAY
The paper loaded in the tray is
incorrectly loaded or is
skewed.
Open the tray and make sure
the paper is stacked correctly.
CLOSE ALL COVERS The printer will not print until
all access covers are properly
closed.
Follow the instructions in the
printer message.
INSUFFICIENT MEMORY The printer is out of memory
and cannot print the current
job.
Cancel the current print job,
and add additional memory, or
reduce the complexity of the
document you are trying to
print.
LOAD MEDIA: [TRAY]
[MEDIA SIZE] [MEDIA
TYPE]
Printer requires media of a
specific type and size to be
loaded in specified paper tray.
Follow the instructions in the
printer message.
NO AUTO-DUPLEX/REAR
MANUAL FEED
An HP Auto-Duplex Unit or the
rear manual feed is not
installed in the printer. Printing
cannot continue until one of
these units is installed in the
back of the printer.
Install the HP Auto-Duplex
Unit or the rear manual feed in
the back of the printer. If one
of these units is installed,
make sure it is properly
inserted.
Message Explanation Recommended action
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NO EIO CARDS PRESENT An EIO card, such as an
HP Jetdirect print server, is not
installed in the printer.
Install an EIO card in the
printer. For ordering
information, see “Networking
accessories.”
NOT FOUND [TRAY]
[MEDIASIZE]
[MEDIATYPE]. PRESS
RESUME TO CONTINUE
The tray settings or the media
loaded in the automatically
selected paper tray do not
match the requirements for the
current job.
Load the correct media in the
designated paper tray and
press RESUME to print the
entire print job, or press
CANCEL to delete the print job
from the print queue.
PAPER JAM: [JAM
MESSAGE]
Media is jammed in the printer. Clear the jammed media. For
more information about
clearing media jams, see
“Solving media feed
problems.”
PERSONALITY CARD NOT
FOUND
The printer cannot detect the
personality card because it is
missing, improperly installed,
or defective.
Reinstall the personality card
or replace it. If the error
message persists, call HP.
PRINTED PAGE IS
DRYING. DO NOT
REMOVE. PRESS RESUME
TO CONTINUE
Printer is letting the current
page dry.
Allow the page to dry. If you
press RESUME to continue,
the ink might smear on the
page or the page might stick to
other pages.
REPLACE [COLOR] INK
CARTRIDGE
The printer detects a faulty ink
cartridge.
Reinstall the faulty ink
cartridge and try to print. If the
error persists, replace the
cartridge.
REPLACE [COLOR]
PRINTHEAD
The printer detects a faulty ink
printhead.
Reinstall the faulty ink
printhead and try to print.
Make sure the protective tape
has been removed. If the error
persists, remove the printhead
and use a dry, lint-free, soft
cloth to gently clean any ink off
the contact pads. Reinstall the
printhead and try to print. If the
error persists, replace the
printhead.
Message Explanation Recommended action
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TRAY 1: SIZE NOT SET The size of media loaded in
tray 1 has not been set.
Use the buttons on the LCD
control panel to select the
media size or the media type
from the list of available
options. For information about
configuring these settings, see
“Load paper and configure
media types and sizes.”
TRAY 1: SIZE/TYPE NOT
SET
Both the size and type of
media loaded in tray 1 have
not been set.
TRAY 1: TYPE NOT SET The type of media loaded in
tray 1 has not been set.
TRAY 2: SIZE NOT SET The size of media loaded in
tray 2 has not been set.
TRAY 2: SIZE/TYPE NOT
SET
Both the size and type of
media loaded in tray 2 have
not been set.
TRAY 2: TYPE NOT SET The type of media loaded in
tray 2 has not been set.
Message Explanation Recommended action
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6 Using remote
diagnostics tools
Using the HP Business Inkjet 2600 Series Toolbox
The HP Business Inkjet 2600 Series Toolbox provides status and
maintenance information about your printer. In addition, the Toolbox
gives you step-by-step guidance for basic printing tasks and provides
help solving problems. The Toolbox is available for Windows only.
The Toolbox has two tabs: the Printer Status tab and the Information
tab.
Note The Printer Status tab is only available if the printer is connected to a
network.
Printer Status tab
The Printer Status tab displays the printer and ink cartridge status.
Your computer must establish bidirectional communication in order to
display the status. The drop-down list displays the currently selected
printer. The status window display area displays the printer’s status.
The Ink Cartridge Information window displays part number and
status information about the installed cartridges, including the amount
of ink available in the cartridges.
The Preferences button lets you select Toolbox message preferences
and disable bidirectional communication.
Preferences
Use the Preferences dialog box to select which Toolbox messages
appear. You can specify whether you want to be notified by an audio
alert when an error occurs and the types of error messages you want to
see (such as those messages about media and hardware).
Also, use the Preferences dialog box to enable or disable bidirectional
communication. If you disable bidirectional communication, the Toolbox
will not display error messages.
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Information tab
Use the Information tab to register the printer and display printer
hardware information. It also gives you access to information about
using the printer, troubleshooting, and contacting HP.
! To display hardware information, click Printer Hardware.
! To register your printer, click Register Your Printer and follow the
instructions on the screen.
! To get step-by-step help for completing printer tasks, click
How Do I?
! To get step-by-step help with printer problems, click
Troubleshooting.
! To find out how to contact HP and get information about your
printer, click Contact HP.
! To display the printer’s embedded Web server, click Launch.
Using the embedded Web server
This printer comes equipped with an embedded Web server. Using a
standard Web browser, this remote management tool allows you to do
the following:
! View printer and ink supplies status
! View the usage and event log
! Send alerts notifications
! Configure printer, events, and security information
! Perform printer diagnostics

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