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HP Deskjet F300 All-in-One series
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    HP Deskjet F300 All-in-One series User Guide...

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    HP Deskjet F300 All-in-One series User Guide...

  • Page 3: Safety Information

    US registered marks of the United States Environmental Protection Agency. Publication number: Q8130-90157 February 2006 Notice The only warranties for HP products and services are set forth in the express warranty statements accompanying such products and services. Nothing herein should be construed as constituting an additional warranty.

  • Page 4: Table Of Contents

    Contents HP All-in-One overview...3 The HP All-in-One at a glance...3 Control panel buttons...4 Status light overview...5 Find more information... 7 Sources of information...7 Connection information...9 Supported connection types...9 Connect using a USB cable...9 Use printer sharing...9 Load originals and load paper...11 Load originals...11...

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    Prepare the HP All-in-One for shipment...54 Pack the HP All-in-One...54 12 Technical information...57 System requirements...57 Paper specifications...57 Print specifications...59 Copy specifications...60 Scan specifications...60 Physical specifications...60 Power specifications...60 Environmental specifications...60 Acoustic information...60 Environmental product stewardship program...61 Regulatory notices...62 Index...65 HP Deskjet F300 All-in-One series...

  • Page 6: Hp All-in-one Overview

    You can make copies quickly and easily from the HP All-in-One without turning on your computer. You can also use the HP All-in-One to print and scan photos and text documents by using the software installed on your computer during the initial setup.

  • Page 7: Control Panel Buttons

    HP All-in-One is powered on. The light blinks while performing a job. When the HP All-in-One is off, a minimal amount of power is still supplied to the device. To completely disconnect the power supply to the HP All-in-One, turn the device off, and then unplug the power cord.

  • Page 8: Status Light Overview

    Label Icon Name and Description of an original. However, if you connect the HP All-in-One to a computer, you can use the HP Photosmart Software to specify more. When initiating more than nine copies of an original from the HP Photosmart Software, only the last digit of the number of copies is represented on the control panel.

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    HP All-in-One. ● The print cartridge might be defective. Scanner failure. Turn off the HP All-in-One, then on again. If the problem persists, contact HP Support. The HP All-in-One has a fatal error. Turn the HP All-in-One off.

  • Page 10: Find More Information

    Setup Guide. HP Photosmart Software Tour (Windows) The HP Photosmart Software Tour is a fun, interactive way to get a brief overview of the software included with the HP All-in-One. You will learn how the software you installed with the HP All-in-One can help you edit, organize, and print your photos.

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    The Explore what you can do topic provides more information about the practical and creative things you can do with the HP Photosmart Software and the HP All-in-One. If you need further assistance or want to check for HP software updates, see the Troubleshooting and support topic. (Mac) The How Do I? topic provides access to animated videos that show you how to perform common tasks.

  • Page 12: Connection Information

    USB cable to connect a computer to the rear USB port. Use printer sharing If your computer is on a network, and another computer on the network has an HP All- in-One connected to it by a USB cable, you can print to that printer using printer sharing.

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    Chapter 3 client, has access only to the print features. You must perform other functions from the host computer or from the control panel on the HP All-in-One. To enable printer sharing on a Windows computer ➔ Refer to the user guide that came with your computer or see the Windows onscreen Help.

  • Page 14: Load Originals And Load Paper

    Load originals and load paper You can load many different types and sizes of paper in the HP All-in-One, including letter or A4 paper, photo paper, transparencies, and envelopes. ● Load originals ● Choose papers for printing and copying ●...

  • Page 15: Recommended Papers For Printing And Copying

    If you want the best print quality, HP recommends using HP papers that are specifically designed for the type of project you are printing. If you are printing photos, for example, load HP Premium or HP Premium Plus photo paper in the input tray. Note 1 This device supports 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6 inch) with tab, A4-, letter-, and legal- (US only) size paper only.

  • Page 16: Load Paper

    ● Load other types of paper Load full-size paper You can load many types of letter or A4 paper into the input tray of the HP All-in-One. To load full-size paper Slide the paper-width guide to its outermost position. Tap a stack of paper on a flat surface to align the edges, and then check the paper for the following: –...

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    Load 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6 inch) photo paper You can load 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6 inch) photo paper into the input tray of the HP All-in- One. For the best results, use 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6 inch) HP Premium Plus Photo Paper or HP Premium Photo Paper with tab.

  • Page 18: Load Envelopes

    For best results, set the paper type and paper size before copying or printing. Load envelopes You can load one or more envelopes into the input tray of the HP All-in-One. Do not use shiny or embossed envelopes or envelopes that have clasps or windows.

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    (for printing only) ➔ Insert a small stack of HP greeting card paper into the input tray with the print side down; slide the stack of cards forward until it stops. Make sure the area on which you want to print is inserted first, facing down in the input tray.

  • Page 20: Avoid Paper Jams

    Adjust the paper-width guide in the input tray to fit snugly against all paper. Make sure the paper-width guide does not bend the paper in the input tray. ● Do not force paper too far forward in the input tray. ● Use paper types that are recommended for the HP All-in-One. User Guide...

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    Chapter 4 HP Deskjet F300 All-in-One series...

  • Page 22: Print From Your Computer

    Print from your computer The HP All-in-One can be used with any software application that allows printing. You can print a range of projects, such as borderless images, newsletters, greeting cards, iron-on transfers, and posters. ● Print from a software application ●...

  • Page 23: Stop A Print Job

    Chapter 5 Stop a print job Although you can stop a print job from either the HP All-in-One or the computer, HP recommends you stop it from the HP All-in-One for best results. To stop a print job from the HP All-in-One ➔...

  • Page 24: Use The Copy Features

    Use the copy features The HP All-in-One allows you to produce high-quality color and black-and-white copies on a variety of paper types. You can enlarge or reduce the size of an original to fit a specific paper size, adjust the copy quality, and make high-quality copies of photos, including borderless copies.

  • Page 25: Stop Copying

    Use the software that you installed with the HP All-in-One to set the number of copies higher than 9. Press Start Copy Black In this example, the HP All-in-One makes six copies of the original 10 x 15 cm (4 x 6 inch) photo. Stop copying To stop copying ➔...

  • Page 26: Use The Scan Features

    Stop scanning Scan an image You can start a scan from your computer or from the HP All-in-One. This section explains how to scan from the control panel of the HP All-in-One only. To use the scan features, the HP All-in-One and computer must be connected and turned on.

  • Page 27: Stop Scanning

    Chapter 7 Stop scanning To stop scanning ➔ Press Cancel on the control panel. HP Deskjet F300 All-in-One series...

  • Page 28: Maintain The Hp All-in-one

    Work with print cartridges Clean the HP All-in-One To ensure that your copies and scans remain clear, you might need to clean the glass and lid backing. You might also want to dust the exterior of the HP All-in-One. ● Clean the exterior ●...

  • Page 29: Print A Self-test Report

    Load letter or A4 unused plain white paper into the input tray. Press and hold the The HP All-in-One prints a self-test report, which might indicate the source of the printing problem. A sample of the ink test area of the report is shown below.

  • Page 30: Work With Print Cartridges

    Work with print cartridges To ensure the best print quality from the HP All-in-One, you will need to perform some simple maintenance procedures. This section provides guidelines for handling the print cartridges and instructions for replacing, aligning, and cleaning the print cartridges.

  • Page 31: Replace The Print Cartridges

    If you are replacing the black or photo print cartridge, remove the print cartridge from the slot on the right. If the HP All-in-One is off when you open the print cartridge door HP Deskjet F300 All-in-One series...

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    If you are removing the print cartridge because it is low or out of ink, recycle the print cartridge. The HP Inkjet Supplies Recycling Program is available in many countries/regions, and lets you recycle used print cartridges free of charge. For more information, go to the following website:

  • Page 33: Align The Print Cartridges

    Align the print cartridges The HP All-in-One prompts you to align cartridges every time you install or replace a print cartridge. You can also align the print cartridges at any time from the control panel or by using the software you installed with the HP All-in-One. Aligning the print cartridges ensures high-quality output.

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    If you remove and reinstall the same print cartridge, the HP All-in-One will not prompt you to align the print cartridges. The HP All-in-One remembers the alignment values for that print cartridge, so you do not need to realign the print cartridges.

  • Page 35: Clean The Print Cartridge Contacts

    Distilled, filtered, or bottled water (tap water might contain contaminants that can damage the print cartridges). Caution cartridge contacts. These can damage the print cartridge or the HP All-in- One. To clean the print cartridge contacts Turn on the HP All-in-One and open the print cartridge door.

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    Do not remove both print cartridges at the same time. Remove and clean each print cartridge one at a time. Do not leave a print cartridge outside the HP All-in-One for more than 30 minutes. Inspect the print cartridge contacts for ink and debris buildup.

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    Chapter 8 HP Deskjet F300 All-in-One series...

  • Page 38: Order Supplies

    Order other supplies Order paper, or other media To order HP papers and other supplies, such as HP Premium Photo Papers or HP All- in-One Paper, go to If prompted, choose your country/ region, follow the prompts to select your product, and then click one of the shopping links on the page.

  • Page 39: Order Other Supplies

    If you want to order print cartridges, click Settings area, and then click Order other supplies To order other supplies, such as HP All-in-One software, a copy of the User Guide, a Setup Guide, or other customer-replaceable parts, call the phone number for your country/region. Country/region...

  • Page 40: Troubleshooting Information

    HP All-in-One or HP Photosmart Software. See more information. If you are unable to solve the problem using the onscreen Help or HP websites, call HP Support using the number for your country/region. For more information, see warranty and support.

  • Page 41: Setup Troubleshooting

    The HP All-in-One is not properly connected to a power supply. Solution ● Make sure the power cord is firmly connected to both the HP All-in-One and the power adaptor. Plug the power cord into a grounded power outlet, surge protector, or power strip.

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    One with a USB cable is straightforward. Simply plug one end of the USB cable into the back of your computer and the other into the back of the HP All-in-One. You can connect to any USB port on the back of your computer.

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    USB cable is securely plugged into the USB port on the back of the HP All-in-One. Make sure the other end of the USB cable is plugged into a USB port on your computer. After the cable is connected properly, turn the HP All-in-One off and then on again.

  • Page 44: Software Installation Troubleshooting

    Printers ● Look in the system tray at the far right of the Windows taskbar for an HP All-in- One icon. This indicates that the HP All-in-One is ready. When I insert the CD-ROM into my computer’s CD-ROM drive, nothing happens Solution If the installation does not run automatically, you can start it manually.

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    Normally, a green check appears indicating that the plug and play is successful. A red X indicates that the plug and play failed. Verify that the control panel overlay is firmly attached, unplug the HP All-in- One power cord, and then plug it in again.

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    If your installation is incomplete, or if you connected the USB cable to the computer before prompted by the software installation screen, you might need to uninstall and then reinstall the software. Do not simply delete the HP All-in-One application files from your computer. Make sure to remove them properly using the uninstall utility provided when you installed the software that came with the HP All-in-One.

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    After the software is installed, connect the HP All-in-One to your computer. Press the button to turn the HP All-in-One on. After connecting and turning on the HP All-in-One, you might have to wait several minutes for all of the Plug and Play events to complete. 10. Follow the onscreen instructions.

  • Page 48: Operational Troubleshooting

    The website also provides answers to frequently asked questions. Paper troubleshooting To help avoid paper jams, only use paper types that are recommended for the HP All- in-One. For a list of recommended papers go to Do not load curled or wrinkled paper, or paper with bent or torn edges, into the input tray.

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    Clear paper jams If the HP All-in-One has a paper jam, first check the rear door. If the jammed paper is not in the rear rollers, check the front door. To clear a paper jam from the rear door Press in the tab on the left side of the rear door to release the door.

  • Page 50: Print Cartridge Troubleshooting

    Close the print cartridge door. Press Start Copy Black Print cartridge troubleshooting If you are experiencing problems with printing, you might have a problem with one of the print cartridges. To troubleshoot print cartridges Remove the black print cartridge from the slot on the right. Do not touch the ink nozzles or the copper-colored contacts.

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    Chapter 10 HP Deskjet F300 All-in-One series...

  • Page 52: Hp Warranty And Support

    If you are unable to find the answer you need in the printed or onscreen documentation supplied with your product, you can contact one of the HP support services listed in the following section. Some support services are available only in the U.S. and Canada, while others are available in many countries/regions worldwide.

  • Page 53: Warranty Information

    3. HP's limited warranty covers only those defects that arise as a result of normal use of the product, and does not cover any other problems, including those that arise as a result of: a.

  • Page 54: Get Support And Other Information From The Internet

    ● Access your serial number and service ID Access your serial number and service ID You can access the serial number and service ID for the HP All-in-One by printing a self-test report. Note If the HP All-in-One is not turning on, you can view the serial number by looking at the sticker on the rear side.

  • Page 55: Call In North America During Warranty

    Alternatively, you can ask your dealer or call HP at the phone number provided in this guide. As part of our constant efforts to improve our phone support service, we advise you to check our website on a regular basis for new information regarding service features and delivery.

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    Indonesia +971 4 224 9189 +971 4 224 9189 +971 4 224 9189 +971 4 224 9189 +971 4 224 9189 Ireland 1-700-503-048 Italia User Guide Jamaica 54-11-4708-1600 0800 222 47 0-800-555-5000 australia Luxembourg Malaysia Mauritius México (Ciudad de México)

  • Page 57: Prepare The Hp All-in-one For Shipment

    Any originals loaded in the HP All-in-One To remove print cartridges before shipment Turn on the HP All-in-One and wait until the print carriage is idle and silent. If the HP All-in- One will not turn on, skip this step and go to step 2.

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    If you do not have the original packaging materials, please use other adequate packaging materials. Shipping damage caused by improper packaging and/or improper transportation is not covered under the warranty. Place the return shipping label on the outside of the box. Include the following items in the box: –...

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    Chapter 11 HP Deskjet F300 All-in-One series...

  • Page 60: Technical Information

    Technical information The technical specifications and international regulatory information for the HP All-in-One are provided in this section. System requirements Software system requirements are located in the Readme file. Paper specifications This section contains information about paper tray capacities, paper sizes, and print margin specifications.

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    Index card: 101 x 152 mm 127 x 178 mm Letter: 8.5 x 11 inches A4: 210 x 297 mm 76 x 127 mm up to 216 x 356 mm (3 x 5 inches up to 8.5 x 14 inches) HP Deskjet F300 All-in-One series...

  • Page 62: Print Specifications

    Print margin specifications Top (leading edge) Paper or transparency film U.S. (Letter, Legal, 1.8 mm (0.07 inches) Executive) ISO (A4, A5) and JIS (B5) 1.8 mm (0.07 inches) Envelopes 1.8 mm (0.07 inches) Cards 1.8 mm (0.07 inches) This margin is not compatible; however, the total writing area is compatible. The writing area is offset from center by 5.4 mm (0.21 inches), which causes asymmetric top and bottom margins.

  • Page 63: Copy Specifications

    In the presence of high electromagnetic fields, it is possible the output from the HP All-in- One may be slightly distorted ● HP recommends using a USB cable less than or equal to 3 m (10 feet) in length to minimize injected noise due to potential high electromagnetic fields Acoustic information If you have Internet access, you can get acoustic information from the HP website.

  • Page 64: Environmental Product Stewardship Program

    Customers without Internet access should contact their local HP Customer Care Center. Hardware recycling program HP offers an increasing number of product return and recycling programs in many countries/ regions, as well as partnering with some of the largest electronic recycling centers throughout the world.

  • Page 65: Regulatory Notices

    Chapter 12 HP inkjet supplies recycling program HP is committed to protecting the environment. The HP Inkjet Supplies Recycling Program is available in many countries/regions, and lets you recycle used print cartridges and ink cartridges free of charge. For more information, go to the following website:

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    For more information, contact the Product Regulations Manager, Hewlett-Packard Company, San Diego, (858) 655-4100. The user may find the following booklet prepared by the Federal Communications Commission helpful: How to Identify and Resolve Radio-TV Interference Problems. This booklet is available from the U.S.

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    Chapter 12 HP Deskjet F300 All-in-One series declaration of conformity HP Deskjet F300 All-in-One series...

  • Page 68: Index

    11 clean exterior 25 glass 25 lid backing 26 print cartridge contacts 32 print cartridges 31 connection problems HP All-in-One does not turn on 38 connection types supported printer sharing 9 USB 9 control panel buttons 4, copy...

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    17 operational tasks 45 paper 45 print cartridges 47 Readme file 37 resources 7 setup 38 software installation 41 USB cable 39 uninstall software 43 USB cable installation 39 USB port speed 9 warranty 49 HP Deskjet F300 All-in-One series...

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    Black Tri-color Photo © 2006 Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. Electronic Edition *Q8130-90157* *Q8130-90157* Q8130-90157 Print Cartridge Selection Numbers...

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