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Technical Guide for HP Deskjet 2542 Setup

HP Deskjet 2542 Setup Guide

First Time HP Deskjet 2542 Setup

Step 1 : Examine the load of the box

The load may differ by country/region. See the checklist of the contents shipped in the box.

Step 2 : Empty the printer

  • Expel the printer from the box.
  • Discharge the tape and packing material from the outside of the printer.
  • Unlock the output tray, and then, the cartridge access door.
  • Pull out the tape and cardboard from inside the printer
  • Impend the cartridge access door& reutilize the packing materials.

Step 3 : Affix the power cord, and then hook on the printer

  • Consociate the cord from the adapter to the back of the HP Deskjet 2542 Setup.
  • Cohere the power cord to the power adapter, and then join the power cord into an electrical socket.
  • Switch the printer on.

Step 4 : How to mount paper?

  • Elevate the input tray & lower the output tray.
  • Drag out the tray extender and mount paper in the input tray.
  • Move the paper width guide inbound till it halts across the verge of the paper.

Step 5 : Introduce the cartridge.

  • Expel the new cartridge from its encase, and then move the orange tab to expel the plastic tape.
  • Clasp the cartridge by its sides with the nozzles against the printer, and then embed the cartridge into its relevant
  • The tri-color cartridge is inserted into the slot on the left.
  • The black cartridge is inserted into the slot on the right.
  • Thrust the cartridge ahead into its slot until it eases into place.
  • Recap these steps to seat the other cartridge.

Step 6 : Line up the cartridges

  • Increase the scanner lid.
  • Abode the lineup page on the scanner glass and shut the scanner lid.
  • Click the Start Copy Black or color button on the front panel of the HP Deskjet 2542 Setup. The printer lines up the cartridges.
  • Your HP Deskjet 2542 printer is now fixed and you can download the printing software.

Fixing up your Printer on a Network with Apple Airport

You can stake your HP Deskjet 2542 printer on the actual network by associating it to an Apple AirPort Express or AirPort Extreme Base Station with a USB cable. This link type permits you to print from more than one computer on the network. It is not essential for your printer to have innate network capability.

The steps in this document views that you have previously fixed up your AirPort Express or AirPort Extreme Base Station on your network.

I can print with airport, but I cannot scan. How do I scan?

Step 1 : Remove the printer software

  • Direct to your printer’s HP folder. This step differs with the operating
  • Access the Uninstall or HP Uninstaller
  • Survey the on-screen guidelines to remove the HP Deskjet 2542 Setup software, and then resume the computer when the uninstaller impels.

Step 2 : Download the printer software

  • Switch on the HP Deskjet 2542 Setup printer.
  • If your printer is associated to the computer with a USB cable, detach the cable from the printer.
  • If provoked, choose a method to classify your printer model, and then select Download or click Basic Drivers for other driver choices.

How to Monitor Ink or Toner Levels

Choose one of the below methods to monitor assessed ink or toner levels for your 123.HP.Com dj2542 printer and view if ink or toner cartridge is little.

Monitor from printer software (windows)

Review estimated ink or toner levels for a printer linked to a Windows computer.

  • Switch on the printer.
  • Find in Windows for HP, and then choose HP Solution Center or your printer name from the list of choices.

Monitor from Printer Software (Mac)

Review estimated ink or toner levels for a printer connected to a Mac computer.

  • Switch on the HP Deskjet 2542 Setup.
  • In the menu bar, select the Apple icon, and then tap System Preferences.
  • Choose Printers and ScannersPrint & Fax, or Print & Scan.
  • Choose the name of your printer in the printers list, select Options & Supplies, and then choose the Supply Levels

Monitor from the printer control panel menu

Most printers with a touchscreen or LCD control panel can show ink or toner levels from the printer. Use the control panel to find and choose the ink levels or Supplies Status selection. This may be an icon or a selection from the settings menu liable to your type of HP Deskjet 2542 Setup.

Monitor using the HP Print and Scan Doctor (Windows)

HP delivers a free tool called HP Print and Scan Doctor to identify and resolute printing and scanning problems.

  • HP Print and Scan Doctor commences, select Start on the Welcome screen.
  • Choose your printer, and then select Next.
  • In the HP Print and Scan Doctor window, choose Printer.
  • In the drop-down option, choose Supply Levels or Ink Levels.
  • The tool shows the estimated ink or toner levels.

Monitor by printing a printer report

  • Look for your printer model and the document on printing a self-test reportself-test page, or Supplies Status
  • Use the orders in this document for your printer to print a self-test or Supplies Status report. If the option shows, print an extended self-test report.
  • On the self-test or Supplies Status report, evaluate the ink or toner level information.

Monitor from your smartphone or tablet

If you have the 123.HP.Com dj2542 All-in-One Printer Remote app, you can monitor assessed ink or toner levels from your phone or tablet.

  • In the AiO Remoteapp, choose your HP Deskjet 2542 Setup.

Touch the tile for supplies status or printer settings, subject to your device.

Replacing the Ink Cartridges for HP Deskjet 2542

Step 1 : Change the cartridges

  • Switch on the 123.HP.Com dj2542 printer and mount white paper into the input tray.
  • Access the cartridge access door. The carriage transfers to the center of the printer.
  • Mildly press down on the cartridge to free it, and then drag the cartridge out of its place.
  • Eliminate the new cartridge from its packaging, and then tug the orange tab to eliminate the plastic tape.
  • The tri-color cartridge moves in the slot on the left.
  • The black cartridge moves in the slot on the right.
  • Drive the cartridge forward into its slot.
  • Shut the cartridge access door.

Step 2 : Line up the cartridges

  • Position the alignment page on the right-front corner of the scanner glass. Use the engraved guide next to the scanner glass for help mounting the alignment page.
  • Select the Start Copy Black button or the Start Copy Color button on the front panel of the printer. The printer line up the cartridges.

Printing with Wireless Direct

Wireless direct delivers a direct wireless connection to your HP Deskjet 2542 Setup without linking a local network or connecting to the Internet. When you start HP wireless direct on your 123.HP.Com dj2542 printer, you can firmly print documents or photos from most Wi-Fi-capable computers and mobile devices.

How do I print from a computer with wireless direct?

  • Ensure that the 123.HP.Com dj2542 printer driver is installed on the computer.
  • On the printer control panel, tap the wireless direct icon, or move to the Network Setup or Wireless Settings menu and tap Wireless Direct, and then switch on the connection.
  • To gain a password when connecting to the printer, choose On or On with security. Note the security passcode, and then tap OK.
  • On the computer or laptop, select the wireless icon or, and then select HP-Print from the list of offered networks.
  • If urged, enter the security passcode from the HP Deskjet 2542 Setup control panel.
  • Access the photo or document that you want to print, and then select File > Print.
  • Choose your printer model from the list of available printers, and then select Print.
  • Relink the computer to your normal wireless network after the print job finishes.

HOW DO I PRINT FROM A MOBILE DEVICE WITH WIRELESS DIRECT

  1. On the printer control panel, tap the wireless direct icon, or move to the Network Setup or Wireless Settings menu and click Wireless Direct, and then switch on the connection.
  2. To acquire a password when linking to the HP Deskjet 2542 Setup, choose Onor On with security. Note the security passcode, and then tap OK.
  3. On the mobile device, tap Settings > Wi-Fi, and then choose HP-Print from the list of existing networks.
  4. If urged, enter the security passcode from the HP Deskjet 2542 printer control panel.
  5. Access the photo or document that you want to print, and then select Print from the app menu or the action option.
  6. Relink the mobile device to your normal wireless network after the print job finishes.

How do I install my printer driver on a computer using the wireless direct connection?

For a new driver installation, you can download and fix up the wireless connection using the wireless direct connection instead of the wireless connection through the router.

Installing with the product CD (windows only)

  • On the printer control panel, click the HP wireless direct icon, or direct to the Network Setup or Wireless Settings menu and tap Wireless Direct, and then switch on the connection.
  • To need a password when linking to the printer, choose Onor On with security.
  • On the computer or laptop, select the wireless icon, and then select HP-Printer 2542 from the list of obtainable networks.
  • If urged, enter the security passcode from the printer control panel.
  • Imbed the CD into the computer, and then pause for the installation to start.

Installing the Driver

  • Select Software & Drivers at the top of this page, type your model number, choose your operating system, and then select Download below Driver – Product Installation Software.
  • If an HP Download and Install Assistant window exhibits, choose Download only, select Next, and then track the on-screen commands to save the driver file to your computer.
  • On the printer’s control panel, tap the wireless direct icon, or direct to the Network Setup or Wireless Settings menu and tap Wireless Direct, and then switch on the connection.
  • To need a password when connecting to the HP Deskjet 2542 Setup, choose On or On with security. Note the security passcode, and then tap OK.
  • Open or run the file you downloaded, and then pause for the installation to start.
  • When urged, choose the Wireless connection, and then tap the name of your printer to finish the driver installation.

USB Scanner Connection Error (Windows & Mac)

Step 1 : Reboot the computer and printer

  • Switch off the 123.HP.Com dj2542 printer.
  • Ensure that the printer power cord links directly to an electrical socket and not through a surge protector or power strip.
  • Shutdown all running apps on your computer, then switch off the computer.
  • Switch on the printer & computer & attempt to scan.

Step 2 : Examine the USB connection

Relink the USB cable straight to a different port on the computer. If problems proceed, release all other devices from any of the other USB ports and use a different USB cable to link the printer.

  • Link to a different USB port: Link the cable to a different USB port on the computer.
  • Detach from a USB hub or docking station: If you linked the printer through a USB hub or docking station, attempt linking the cable directly to a port on the computer for HP Deskjet 2542 Setup.
  • Detach other USB devices: If you have numerous USB-connected devices, the computer may not have adequate power for the USB ports to notice all of them. Separate other USB devices that are not in usage.

Step 3 : Install the Print and Scan Doctor—-Windows

  • On the desktop open the tool Scan & doctor.
  • Select Start on the Welcome screen.
  • Choose your printer, and then select Next.
  • The Finding and Fixing Problems screen exhibits.
  • Select Fix Scanning.

Step 4 : Remove the printer software

  • If your printer links to the computer with a USB cable, detach the cable from the 123.HP.Com dj2542 printer and browse in windows for programs and
  • In the list of downloaded programs, select your printer name, then choose Uninstall or Yes.
  • Track the on-screen instructions to finish the software removal.
  • Reboot the computer & go to the next step.

Step 5 : Monitor for any installed printer devices in Windows

  • Browse Windows for devices, then select Device and Printers in the list of results.
  • If a device icon is displayed in the list of printers for your printer, right-click the icon and choose Remove Device.
  • Switch off the printer and restart the computer.

Step 6 : Install the software again

  • Switch on the HP Deskjet 2542 Setup.
  • Select Download and install it, to manually open the driver file over internet browsers download tools.
  • During the installation, choose the Typical or Recommended type of installation when impelled by the software installer.

Step 7 : Examine Windows Image Acquisition settings

  • Browse Windows for view local services, then select the View local services Control panel setting in the list of options.
  • The Services window displays.
  • Look in Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) in the Name column and view at the Status and Startup type values.
  • If the status is ‘Started’ and the Startup type is ‘Automatic’, WIA is running properly.
  • If the status is ‘Disabled’, click Windows Image Acquisition (WIA), select Properties, choose the General tab, select Start under the Service status, then choose Automatic from the Startup type dropdown

Step 8 : Fix Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) dependencies

  • Browse in Windows for Command Prompt.
  • Click Command Promptfrom the option of search results, and then choose Run as Administrator.
  • In the Command Prompt window, type Net stop stisvc, and then click Enter.
  • A Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) service was stopped successfully message shows.
  • In the Command Prompt window, type Sc config std svc depend= rpcss/ShellHWDetection, and then select Enter.
  • A [SC] ChangeServiceConfig SUCCESS message exhibits.
  • In the Command Prompt window, enter Net start stisvc, and then click Enter
  • A Windows Image Acquisition (WIA) service was started positively, message exhibits.
  • Attempt to scan using HP Deskjet 2542 Setup.

USB Scanner Connection Error (Mac)

Step 1 & Step 2 are same as above.

Step 3 : Eliminate and re-add the printer to the Mac.

  • Browse the Mac for Print, and then select Print & FaxPrint & Scan, or Printers & Scanners in the list of options.
  • Examine if the name of your printer exhibits in the Printers Do one of the following steps, reliant to if the printer is listed or not.
  • If your printer is listed, eliminate and re-add the printer to check communication and that the precise driver is used. Select the name of your 123.HP.Com dj2542 printer, choose the minus sign, then remove the printer. Once the printer is detached, select the plus sign, choose Add Printer or Scanner, select the name of your printer, then proceed with the remaining steps.
  • If your printer is not listed, choose the plus sign, select Add Printer or Scanner, choose the name of your 123.HP.Com dj2542 printer, then proceed with the remaining steps.
  • Select the Use or Print Using box, then choose the name of your printer in the pop-up menu.
  • Select Add to add the printer to the list.
  • Shut the System Preferences window and attempt to scan.

Step 4 : Remove the printer driver and software

  • Separate the HP DEskjet 2542 printer USB cable from the Mac.
  • On the desktop, select Macintosh HD, choose Applications, then select the Hewlett-Packard or HP
  • Select HP Uninstaller, then track the on-screen instructions to eliminate the software from the computer.
  • In Macintosh HD, select the Library folder, then select the Printers
  • Ctrl + click the HP folder, and then choose Move to Trash.
  • Click the PPDs folder, double-click the Contents folder, then click the Resources
  • Ctrl + click your HP Deskjet 2542 Setup in the option, then choose Move to Trash.
  • Select the Trash icon on the Dock, then choose the Empty
  • Select the Apple menu, then choose System Preferences.
  • Liable to your operating system, select Print & FaxPrint & Scan, or Printers & Scanners.
  • In the Printers list, choose your printer, then select the Minus button to delete the printer.

Step 5 : Download the latest drivers and software again

Download the latest print and scan drivers to resolute scanning issues. Liable to your printer and the operating system installed on your Mac, scanning might no longer work from the printer’s control panel.

  • Switch on the 123.HP.Com dj2542 printer.
  • If your printer is linked to the computer with a USB cable, detach the cable from the computer.
  • If urged, choose a method to identify your printer model.
  • Access the Downloads folder, then open the HP Easy Start file or the full feature driver .dmg file to start the installation.
  • Select the name of your printer, choose the Use or Print Using menu, tap the name of your printer in the pop-up menu, then select Add.

Step 6 : Attempt other scanning solutions

Contingent to your HP Deskjet 2542 Setup and the installed driver, the scan button on the printer control panel might not work. This does not mean your printer is impotent to scan.

Step 7 : Rearrange the print system

  • Right-click the blank space in the Printers list, then select Reset printing .
  • Choose Reset in the confirmation window.
  • Type the Administrator name and password, then select OK.
  • Wait for the printing system to reset. When complete, no printers should display in the list.
  • Try installing the HP driver and software again, then add the printer to the Mac.
  • Try to scan.
  • Double-click to edit and complete the HP Deskjet 2542 Setup.