Explore more about the 123 HP Officejet 5740

A high-performance printer, the 123 HP Officejet 5740 printer is easy to maintain, has twin cartridges, and provides high-quality prints at extremely low costs. You can perform the ink refill with the Instant Ink facility from HP. The subscription allows you print a particular number of pages per month and even prompts if you have overdone your limit or still have pages that you can carry forward. Since the 5740 is a wireless printer, you can, along with the 123 HP Officejet 5740 installation, configure and complete the 123 HP Officejet 5740 wireless setup too. The touchscreen control is white in color, which is easy to view and the printer has a straight-through paper path. The wireless connection allows you to print from mobile devices. If you research the internet, you will notice that any 123 HP Officejet 5740 review will consider it as a bargain printer that is compact and one of the most affordable devices for small offices and home users. It acts as a printer, copier, scanner and faxing machine. It is not unusual to find the very helpful 123 HP Officejet 5740 manual that will provide comprehensive instructions on the 123 HP Officejet 5740 setup. The Officejet 5740 overall, offers great value for an all-in-one-printer.

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123 HP Officejet 5740

Easy unboxing, setting up and installation of the HP Officejet 5740

The 123 HP Officejet 5740 comes with a 35-page document feeder, a 60-sheet input tray, and a 25-sheet output tray. The printer also allows printing from your smartphone and other remote devices to your printer with the help of the ePrint feature. You just have to download the app to avail of remote printing even on your Amazon devices. With a speed of approximately 11 pages per minute for printing text documents, the printer is one of the most economical multifunctional devices available in the market. The first time printer setups are fairly easy and in the case of difficulties refer to the 123.hp.com/setup 5740 manual PDF for some constructive guidance.

Executing the first time unboxing and 123 HP Officejet 5740 printer setup:

  • As you open the box, you will find a handy pamphlet that will provide you with instructions as to how to install the printer
  • An in-depth card is also available that will give you step by step instructions to getting started with the printer
  • Along with the package also comes with the installation CD that also contains the software and 123 HP Officejet 5740 driver download
  • Gently pull the printer out of the box
  • Remove all the tapes around it
  • Connect the printer to the power outlet with the help of the power cord that comes along with the printer
  • [Note: The power cord has to go in all the way for the power to get connected]
  • Press the power button on the control panel to put the printer on
  • Wait for the printer to initialize
  • The control panel will automatically display instructions to set preferences such as language, region. Date and time and press ‘Confirm’ for all the prompts
  • Prompts will now ask you to install the ink cartridges
  • Pull out the trays of the cartridge access area and let the slots align up for placement of the ink cartridges
  • Open the ink cartridges from their packages (black and color cartridges) and place them inside their respective areas
  • Close the cartridge access area trays
  • Now, press ‘Ok’
  • The printer will ask you load the paper
  • Place the paper in carefully in the slot to the back of the printer, adjust the slider width guides and click on ‘Yes’
  • The printer will now print an alignment page, which has to be placed on the scanner to run through the alignment
  • Lift the lid of the scanner glass and press ‘Ok’
  • A message will display on the control panel stating that ‘Scanning was successful’, after which you can click on ‘Finish’

Learn to scan a document or a photo using the 123 HP Officejet 5740

To complete the driver and software download, you just have to insert the installation CD that is provided along with the package to do the needful. Alternatively, you can also visit a legitimate URL to download the latest version of the drivers and software. However, it is imperative to complete the hardware setup first before embarking on the driver installation. The text quality is of the 5740 is sharp and clear and the scanner produces color copies equal to the originals. You can also use the 123 HP Officejet 5740 scan to email feature and even send quick faxes. Find detailed information on the HP Officeject 5740 how to scan from the printer’s manual. Refer to the online troubleshooting manual for 123 HP Officejet 5740 scanner, not working issues.

To scan a photo or a document on the 5740:

  • You can scan a .jpeg or a .pdf document file also to the computer:
  • Loading the media before scanning:
    • The printer driver and software have to be installed into the printer before using the scanner
    • Also, make sure that the printer connected to the computer through the wireless or the USB cable
    • Turn the printer on by pressing the power button on the front
    • You can load the document onto the scanner glass:
      • Place the document with the printed side facing down on the scanner glass
      • Take assistance from the guides provided around the glass for placement of the document
      • Close the lid of the scanner
      • If you are using the ADF or automatic document feeder:
        • Load documents with printed side facing upward
      • To execute the scanning:
        • Touch ‘Scan’ on the printer’s control panel
        • Select the computer name where you want to save the scan
        • There are saving options available such as:
          • Save as PDF: Documents are not editable
          • Save as JPEG: Set to JPEG when photos are involved
          • Email as PDF: Non-editable documents can be emailed
          • Email as JPEG: Images can be emailed directly
          • Everyday Scan: A customized scan option that is commonly used
        • Touch ‘Ok’ once completed

How to use AirPrint with the Officejet 5740

You can also use the 123 HP Officejet 5740 USB cable to connect to a port that is provided at the back of the printer. But using the wireless will give you several advantages over the wired, such as the ePrint and the AirPrint. For all your problems you can open the 123 HP OJ5740 troubleshooting manual online to get instructions on the repairs. Every time you see that there is the 123 HP Officejet 5740 not printing error also, you can use the troubleshooting manual for referral instructions.

For buying information go to the 123 HP Officejet 5740 Amazon site for some wonderful delivery deals. AirPrint compatibility has been provided for Apple iOS 4.2 version and the operating systems that have been introduced later. The 5740 comes with an attractive pricing that is absolutely irresistible. Running costs of the printer are extremely good and is the best option when you have presentations, photos or reports that you may have to print continuously. The AirPrint is an amazing attribute that lets the user to print from the iPhone, iPad, or iPod over a wireless network to your printer.

To setup and use the HP AirPrint (Apple iOS):

  • Check printing requirements:
    • If the device is running the iOS 4.2 version and later
    • Check if the HP printer supports AirPrint: Go to the relevant URL that will give you a list of printers and their compatibility information to AirPrint
    • The iOS device and the printer must be on the same network and both of them should support Wi-Fi Direct
    • When you try to print, the error message ‘No AirPrint Printers’ will be displayed
  • If the error message is displayed you must setup a wireless connection as follows:
    • Disconnect any USB or Ethernet cable
    • To connect the printer to a network::
      • On the printer’s control panel select ‘Setup’
      • Then choose the ‘Wireless’ menu
      • In the ‘Wireless Setup Wizard’ follow instructions available on-screen for connecting the printer to the network
    • The printer should be able to print a page
  • When the printer is still not able to print a page, you may have to look for the Wi-Fi Direct or wireless direct connection
    • To achieve this first connect the iOS device to the printer directly:
      • A solid blue light should be seen next to the Wi-Fi Direct or HP Wireless Direct button
      • Press the ‘Wi-Fi Direct’ or the ‘HP Wireless Direct’ button on the printer’s control panel [Note: In some cases, you may have to navigate through the menu settings to look for the buttons]
      • Tap on ‘Settings’ in the Apple iOS device and then select ‘Wi-Fi’
      • Select your printer under ‘Choose a network’ menu: The printer name usually be displayed with ‘DIRECT’ in the beginning
      • Type the password when prompted
    • Printing from the iOS device:
      • The printer should be in a ‘Ready’ state
      • Open the document that you wish to print: it could be a photo, email or webpage
      • Tap on the ‘Action’ icon: A set of menu options will be displayed
      • Then press on ‘Print’
      • Under ‘Printer Options’ choose ‘Select Printer’
      • From the list of printers displayed, select your printer
      • Click on ‘Options’ if you wish to change any other settings
      • Choose the number of copies that you would like from the prompt
      • Tap on ‘Print’