hp LaserJet 400 Printer
21 Sep

If you have already set up the product hardware and you need software installation help, see Links to software installation instructions at the end of this document.

This document includes the following steps to set up the product:

Unpack the product
Before you unpack the product, select a site to place the product that meets the following specifications:
A sturdy work surface, well-ventilated area, and away from direct sunlight
Temperature range: 17° – 25° C (62.6° – 77° F)
Humidity range: 30% – 70%

CAUTION: The product weighs 15 kg (33.1 lb). HP recommends two people move the product.
Take the HP product out of the box, and then remove the packaging material. Verify that the contents match this illustration.
NOTE: HP recommends recycling packing materials whenever possible.
Figure: Contents of the box

Open the front door, and then remove the packing materials from the inside the product.
Figure: Open the front door and remove packing materials

Remove the toner cartridge.
Figure: Remove the toner cartridge

Locate the orange ring on the toner cartridge. Carefully pull on the ring to remove the cartridge sealing tape.
Figure: Remove the sealing cartridge tape

Reinstall the toner cartridge, and then close the front door.
Figure: Reinstall the toner cartridge and close the front door

Remove the orange shipping tape on the front of the document feeder and the protective sheet on the touchscreen control panel.
Figure: Close the front door and then remove the shipping tape and protective sheet

Load paper
Open Tray 2.
Figure: Open Tray 2

Adjust the sliding front and side paper guides to the correct paper size.
Figure: Adjust the paper guides

Place the paper in the tray, and then slide the sliding front and side paper guides snug against the paper stack.
Figure: Load paper in the tray

Close the tray.
Figure: Close the tray

Connect the network cable (optional)
If you are connecting to a network, connect the network cable now. If not, skip this step and go to Connect the power cable and turn on the product.
CAUTION: Do not connect a USB cable now. If you plan to use a USB cable to connect the product to the computer, it will be connected during the software installation.
Figure: Connect the network cable

Connect the phone cable for fax (optional)

To use the fax function, connect the supplied phone cable between the fax port on the product and a phone jack.
NOTE: A country/region-specific adapter for the RJ11 phone cable might be required to connect to the phone jack.
Figure: Connect the phone cable for fax

Connect the power cable and turn on the product
Connect the power cable between the product and a grounded AC outlet. To prevent damage to the product, use only the power cable that is provided with the product.
Figure: Connect the power cable

CAUTION: Make sure your power source is adequate for the product voltage rating. The voltage rating is on the product label. The product uses either 100-127 Vac or 220-240 Vac and 50/60 Hz.
Turn the product power on.
Figure: Press the power button

Wait for 60 seconds before continuing. During this time, if you connected the product to a network, the network recognizes the product and assigns an IP address or hostname for the product.
When the Home screen appears, touch the Setup button and then select System Setup menu to configure the Language setting.
NOTE: After you install the software, more advanced setup is available by using the HP Device Toolbox (see your user guide for more information).
Figure: Control panel product configuration

To verify that your product prints, do the following:

  • Setup button on the control panel.
  • Reports menu on the control panel.

Configuration Report item on the control panel to print the product configuration and Jetdirect pages.
NOTE: If you plan to use the product on a network, save these pages. The Jetdirect page contains the product IP address.
If you connected the product to a network, find the IP address on the Jetdirect page.
IPv4: If the IP address is 0.0.0.0, or 192.0.0.192, or 169.254.x.x, you must manually configure the IP address. Otherwise, the network configuration was successful.
IPv6: If the IP address begins with “fe80:”, the product should be able to print. If not, you must manually configure the IP address.
Figure: Jetdirect page

To test the document feeder and copy function, do the following:

Place the printed configuration report into the document feeder face-up.
From the Home screen on the product control panel, touch the Copy button.
Touch the Start Copy button on the control panel to start copying. The product copies, and then prints a page.

To test the scanner glass and copy function, do the following:

  • Place the printed configuration report face-down on the scanner glass.
  • From the Home screen on the product control panel, touch the Copy button.
  • Touch the Start Copy button on the control panel to start copying. The product copies, and then prints a page.

If the product will be connected with a USB cable, the software installation process requires that the product is turned on and in the Ready state. Configure the following setting so the product wakes from Sleep mode during the software installation process:
CAUTION: Do not connect a USB cable now. If you plan to use a USB cable to connect the product to the computer, it will be connected during the software installation.

  • Setup button on the control panel.
  • System Setup item to open the menu.
  • Energy Settings item.
  • Sleep Delay item.
  • Off item.
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