HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer Setup

HP Officejet Pro 8740 is a Versatile Multifunctional Printer that can Print, Fax, Scan, Copy and Web all from one device that’s designed for Office Use. HP OJ Pro 8740 Printer renders Scalable Type fonts at Professional Quality while Printing and Scanning. Your All-in-One Printer is designed to be Fast, Accurate and 3 times more on Print Volume. HP OJ Pro 8740 Printer requires a dye-based Tri-color and a pigment based Black Ink Cartridge that provides high yield. Your Printer can be loaded up to 250 sheets in the Input Tray and in return can hold 150 sheets in the Output Tray. In addition, you may also attach one more Input Tray of 250 sheets capacity. Use the USB Host at the front of your Printer for a walk-up Print and Copy task.

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HP OJ Pro 8740 Printer is built with a 4.3inch CGD Infrared Control Panel that is integrated with Shortcut Frame for instant access. Now you can easily Install and Setup your HP OJ Pro 8740 Web Services from the Touchscreen Panel. Superfast Two-sided Printing and Duplexing is achieved through Automatic Duplexer and Automatic Document Feeder. Use the preview screen in your Control Panel for Creative Color Printing and HP Print Apps.

123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer can be connected on the Network using USB, Ethernet, Wireless and Wi-Fi Direct Access. Your HP OJ Pro 8740 Printer is capable of handling Fleet Management Solutions since compatible on different Printer Languages. HP OJ Pro 8740 Printer is often used on Wi-Fi Direct with or without the Internet, thus enabling Print function accessible from anywhere and with any device viable. Your HP 8740 Printer is present with NFC button for connecting Mobiles, Tablets and Notebooks instantly and at all times thus allowing you to manage your Projects efficiently. Therefore your HP 8740 is a Dynamic Security enabled Printer. 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer is reliable on establishing a Traditional Wireless LAN Setup and making Wireless Printing secure. Use Google Cloud Print, ePrint and AirPrint web services for easy setup and Print on the go.

Description of the Control Panel

  1. ON button: Turn the Printer Power ON/OFF
  2. Home button: Returns to the Home Screen path
  3. Control Panel Display: Touch or Swipe the tab in the Control Panel to Open HP OJ Pro 8740 Dashboard
  4. Wireless Light: indicates the printer wireless connection status. Some of the different types of status are
  • A Solid blue light shows the readiness of the Wireless connection
  • A Fast blinking light indicates wireless connection error
  • No Light indicates a wireless connection to be OFF
  1. Near Field Communication button: Press NFC button to display the mobile devices that are synchronized with 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer from the control panel. Touch the corresponding device to establish a local wireless connection
  2. Back button: Return to the previous screen
  3. Help button: Opens Help Menu depending upon the current option selected

HP Officejet Pro 8740

123 HP Printer Setup

About 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer Series

Your HP OfficeJet Pro 8743, 8744, 8745, 8746 and 8747 Printer Series are similar in features to that of 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 All-in-One Printer. The automatic Software update is available on all HP OJ Pro Printer 8740 Series. You may also establish a Local Wireless Connection for all of these HP OJ Pro 8740 Printer series. 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740, 8743, 8744 and 8745 Printers are well suited for lightening fast printing at enterprise volume. While HP OfficeJet Pro 8746 and 8747 Printers are good at Creative Photo Print, Digital Scan, and Copy features.

Unpack Setup and Installation of 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer:

  • Unpack your 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer for setting up the Printer peripheral
  • Cut open the tapes and remove packing present on your printer
  • Remove the stickers from the Printer Control Panel
  • Lift to open the Scanner lid and remove the tape from it
  • Close the scanner lid
  • Remove the internal packing in the cartridge access door
  • Remove other packing present in your Paper tray
  • Power-Up your 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer and Computer
  • Now connect the USB cable to the Computer and the other end to your 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer

Printer Sleep Mode:

Sleep Mode is used in order to reduce the Power usage. Once the initial setup is completed for the 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer and kept undisturbed for 5 minutes then by default your device goes into Sleep Mode. You can change the time for Sleep Mode using the Printer Control Panel. Touch or Swipe down the tab in the Control Panel to Open the Dashboard. Touch HP EcoSolutions and tap Sleep Mode. Touch either After 5 or 10 or 15 minutes options to enable Sleep Mode.

123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer Software Setup

How to Install and open the 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Software in Windows OS:

Insert the 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 installation Drive onto the CD Drive of your Computer and follow the Automatic Setup onscreen instructions to complete the 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Software installation. Select from the list of Windows Versions to run the 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer Software. Alternately, open the Control Panel in your Windows OS and double-click to open the Printer folder. Click New Printer Installation and select the 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer and follow the onscreen instructions to complete the Setup.

  • Windows 10: Click the Start Menu and click All Apps, select HP Tab and click the desired 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer
  • Windows 8.1: Click the down arrow in the Start Menu, to select the desired 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer
  • Windows 8: Click the Start Menu and Right Click on the empty space in Start Menu, Click All Apps and select the desired 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer Icon
  • Windows 7, Windows Vista and Windows XP: Click the Start Menu and select All Programs Tab, Select the HP Tab and Click on the Printer Folder. Select and Open the desired 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer

123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer Setup and Installation for MAC OS X:

Insert the 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 installation Drive onto the CD Drive of your Computer and follow the Automatic onscreen instructions Setup to complete the 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer Software installation. If Auto Setup Installation did not work then open the CD Drive from the Disk drives access and run the 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer Setup executables to manually install the HP OJ Pro 8740 Printer Software.

Open any File and Click Print and select 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 printer. Select the Properties button to open the Properties dialog box. According to Mac OS select Properties:

  • For Apple OS X v10.6: To access the print options, Click the blue triangle available next to Printer selection
  • For Apple OS X Lion and Mountain Lion: To access the print options, Click show details button available next to Printer selection
  • From Print options menu, select the Page Orientation, Size and Scaling Percentage etc., and then click Print

Software Setup for 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer Series:

Your HP OfficeJet Pro 8743, 8744, 8745, 8746 and 8747 Printers is similar to steps involved in Software Installation of 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 All-in-One Printer. The automatic Software update is available on all HP OJ Pro Printer 8740 Series. 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740, 8743, 8744 and 8745 Printers are well suited for substantial, fast and accurate printing on different Media types. While HP OfficeJet Pro 8746 and 8747 Printers are good at Color Printing on Photos, Brochures and Print Apps.

Update your Printer Software:

You can effortlessly update the Printer software through Printer Control Panel and Network Connection. By default, your Printer software is automatically updated on a scheduled basis. Swipe your Printer Control Panel and touch Setup. Touch Printer Maintenance. Touch Update the Printer option.

Update your Printer Software using EWS:

Open the Printer Embedded Web Server in a Web Browser to update the Printer software. One advantage you get here is that you can extend your Printer Network and increase Web Services features. Locate the Tools tab in the EWS homepage and select the Printer Updates tab. Click Firmware updates and follow the onscreen instruction to successfully update your Printer software. You can turn OFF your printer and reboot it.

Turn the Printer OFF:

Press the Power Button located in the front part of the Printer to turn OFF 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer. Wait until the Power light indicator turns OFF to unplug the Power Cord. If you imperfectly turn the HP OJ Pro 8740 Printer OFF, your Print Carriage may not return to its original position thus resulting in poor Print Quality and Cartridge problems.

123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 series Driver Installation

123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer offers innovative, web-enabled solutions that can easily access every document over the Network for Printing. Your HP OJ Pro 8740 is capable of Print on both sides and Copy Duplexing feature for enabling fast Printing. While using the HP OJ Pro 8740 scanner you are given an option to store documents through Webscan facility. You may also use Scan to Email option for sending documents to printer email address. Once Installed the Web Driver setup, ensure that your 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer is connected to the Network through USB, Ethernet Cable or Wireless Connection. HP ePrint and HP Print Apps are Web Services that can be used on a Wi-Fi Direct and NFC Network at ease. Moreover, HP ePrint feature of your 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer does transmits documents over a Local Wireless Network easily and thus enables Mobile Printing.

HP Print Apps can be used for Print Coupons, Tickets and Forms over the Printer Control panel. You can also Scan templates and edit from preview screen and store it on Web. Furthermore, your 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer is built-in with Digital Fax and Fax Archive capabilities that can Store and Archive Faxes automatically.

Install 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 series Web Services using Printer Control Panel:

Touch or Swipe down the tab in the Control Panel to open the Printer Dashboard. Touch Setup and tap Web Services Setup. Touch Yes to confirm. Touch Accept to agree to the Terms of Use and Follow the onscreen instructions. While Auto-Update screen appears Touch Yes button. When your HP OJ Pro 8740 Printer connects to the Server, print the information page that has Printer Email address, Status of HP ePrint, Printer Network, and Print Apps.

Update Web Services using Embedded Web Server:

Open the 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer EWS homepage on your Web Browser. Click the Web Services tab and select the Web Services settings. Click Setup and follow the on screen instruction and Click Yes to accept the terms of use. Click Yes if prompted for software update otherwise restart your Printer. After establishing the 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer and Web Server connection you will be prompted to print the Information Page to come out of the Setup.

Driver Installation for 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer Series:

Your HP OfficeJet Pro 8743, 8744, 8745, 8746 and 8747 Printers is similar on steps involved in Driver Installation of 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 All-in-One Printer. 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740, 8743, 8744 and 8745 Printers are well suited for superfast Two-sided printing and Duplexing. While HP OfficeJet Pro 8746 and 8747 Printers are good at Creative Printing on Photos, Brochures and Print Apps.

Install 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 series Web Services using HP Printer Software in Windows OS:

Click Start menu and Open the 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer software. Double-Click Print, Scan & Fax and under the Print Section select the check box Connect Printer to the Web. Now you can use the same procedure that is being used in setting up Web Services through EWS. Alternately, Click Start menu and Open the Control Panel. Open the Printer folder and Click New Printer Setup. Follow the on screen instruction and when prompted for network connections select either USB/Ethernet/Wireless. Select 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer from the Installer. Once complete with installing the Web Services then Print the Information Page.

Install 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 series Web Services using HP Utility in Mac OS X:

Insert the HP Utility disk on your CD drive and open the HP Easy Start Setup. Follow the on-screen instructions to setup the 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer Connection and Install the printer software. Alternately, Open Mac Utility folder and double-click Printer and Devices. Click Add Printer to create a print queue on the Mac OS menu. Click either Use or Print Using and select 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer. Click Add button and proceed with the onscreen installer. Select the Printer Network either USB/Ethernet/Wireless connection to finish the Web Services Setup.

123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Wireless Printer Setup and Install

In order to Setup your 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer on a Wireless Network, ensure to configure your Wireless 802.11b/g/n Network using Router that is present with a Wireless Network Name and WEP Key. Check for the setup and working of Automatic Wireless Network.

Install your Automatic Wireless Connectivity:

Touch or Swipe down the tab in the Control Panel to open the Printer Dashboard. Touch Wireless and tap Settings button. Touch Wireless Setup Wizard and follow the on-screen instructions. While prompted for wireless network name enter the wireless network name (SSID) and password over the Control Panel itself. Touch the OK button to confirm. If you have security lapses then you may change the password from WEP Key to WPA passphrase.

Note: If your 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer is connected to a Network through USB/Ethernet cable then you can use the Printer Software to Change the Network Connection to Wireless type.

Wi-Fi Protected Setup:

Touch or Swipe down the tab in the Control Panel to open the Printer Dashboard. Touch Wireless and tap Settings button. Touch Wi-Fi Protected Setup and follow the on-screen instructions. While prompted for wireless network name enter the wireless network name (SSID) and password over the Control Panel itself. Touch the OK button to confirm. Now press the WPS button on your Router to synchronize 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer on a Wi-Fi Protected Setup.

Note: If WPS unavailable on your Router then you may use software to manually configure WPS Setup using the WPS PIN security.

Wi-Fi Direct Setup:

Touch or Swipe down the tab in the Control Panel to open the Printer Dashboard. Touch Wi-Fi Direct and tap Settings button. Touch Wi-Fi Direct to turn it ON and then tap Back button to know on the Wi-Fi Direct details. Here you find the Wi-Fi Direct Name and Password. Using this Log In details you can configure and enable Wi-Fi Direct for up to 5 Mobiles and Tablets.

Near Field Communication Setup:

Press and hold the NFC button present on your Control Panel to establish a Local Wireless Connection. Synchronize your Mobiles and Tablets on 2.4GHz speed Wi-Fi access together with your 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer. You may also move the 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer closer towards Mobiles and Tablets for achieving synchronicity. Touch the corresponding device to accept a Print Job.

Wireless Setup for 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer Series:

Your HP OfficeJet Pro 8743, 8744, 8745, 8746 and 8747 Printers is similar to steps involved in Wireless Setup of 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Wireless All-in-One Printer. 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740, 8743, 8744 and 8745 Printers are well suited for establishing NFC and Wi-Fi Direct Network. You can Print Wirelessly either through NFC-enabled Mobiles or HP AiO Mobile Apps. While HP OfficeJet Pro 8746 and 8747 Printers are good at establishing Traditional Wireless Network. Therefore, you can use Google Cloud Print, Dropbox and Google Drive on a Cloud Network to your advantage.

123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 InkJet Cartridge Installation

123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 All-in-One Printer requires a dye-based Tri-color and a pigment based Black Ink Cartridge for Instant Ink Ready Printing. Your 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer InkJet Cartridges are 3 times long lasting and affordable. Ink from the InkJet Cartridge are drawn out through evaporative and residual process and thus results in keeping the print nozzles clear and the ink flow smooth. Moreover, your HP OJ Pro 8740 Printer is made with a Print Forward Design which improves the Print Speed and Quality. Always make sure that you turn off the 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer while not in use to reduce the ink waste and to avoid ink coagulation. Ensure to keep your InkJet Cartridges protected in the original sealed packages and kept at room temperature.

Replace 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 InkJet Cartridges:

Switch Off the 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer power and wait until the print carriage stops moving. Push upward to open the Cartridge Access door. Press the front of the InkJet Cartridge to remove it. Remove the packing and plastic taps present in the InkJet Cartridge. Replace by Pushing your InkJet Cartridge within the cartridge tab. Remember to install the InkJet Cartridges according to color-coded letters. Repeat the process to completely install all the InkJet Cartridges. Push downward to close the Cartridge Access Door. Power up your 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer.

InkJet Cartridge Installation for 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer Series:

Your HP OfficeJet Pro 8743, 8744, 8745, 8746 and 8747 Printers is similar to steps involved in InkJet Cartridge Installation of 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 All-in-One Instant Ink Ready Printer. 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740, 8743, 8744 and 8745 Printers are well suited for fast and accurate Printing while yielding 3 times extra. While HP OfficeJet Pro 8746 and 8747 Printers are well efficient on Borderless and Creative Printing, preserving Lab Quality results.

Troubleshoot Ink Cartridge Issue:

Firstly, you may press the Power button to stop the current Print task. Next, you can open the Cartridge access door side upward and remove the defective InkJet Cartridge. Clean the electrical contact that is exhibited in gold colored dots on the Ink Cartridge. Locate the Cartridge slot and clean the Carriage head that is exhibited in gold colored bumps. Ensure that you have removed the plastic tapes from all InkJet Cartridges. Clean all the New InkJet Cartridges and Latch them according to its slots. Close the Cartridge access door sliding downwards and continue Printing. If cartridge problems exist then reboot your Printer.

123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer Troubleshooting
To clear paper jam from the Print Zone:

Press the Power button to turn the 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer OFF. Open the Cartridge access door slide upward and find the print carriage, and move it to the far right and check for the paper jam to remove it. Also, move the print carriage to the far left to clear the paper jam. Slide Down to close the Cartridge access door. Next, remove the Input Tray completely to clear away any Paper Jams. Access the Cleanout gap that exists between the Input Tray and Control Panel to clear away Paper Jams. Furthermore, locate the rear of the Printer and Press the two tabs present on the Rear Door to Open it. Remove any jammed papers. Locate the two tabs on the paper path cover and press it to remove the cover. Clear away any Paper Jams. Insert the Paper Path Cover and Close the Rear Access Door. Press the Power button to turn the 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer ON.

Troubleshoot a Printer Auto Wireless connection:

Open the HP Print and Scan Doctor utility to diagnose and automatically fix wireless connection issues. Use HP online troubleshooting wizard to resolve wireless connection problems. Ensure that you have enabled the Wireless feature in your 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer. Check for the Wireless light is lit on Solid Blue color in the Printer Control Panel. Using the wireless Router check for the 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer configuration. If you have security lapses then you can change the password from WEP Key to WPA passphrase.

Troubleshoot a Printer Wi-Fi Direct:

Touch Wi-Fi Direct and tap Settings. Touch Wi-Fi Direct to switch it ON in your 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer. Enable Wi-Fi Access on your Computer or Mobile devices. Always use either a password or Wi-Fi Pin to establish a Wi-Fi Direct. You can also relocate 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer closer towards Local Wireless Network for better connectivity. Furthermore, you may also try installing the correct Mobile Apps in your Mobile or Tablet and establish the Wi-Fi Direct Printer connection.

Troubleshoot on Print head alignment:

If you experience ink smearing on Paper during printing then make use of the Clean Ink Smear service from the control panel to resolve it. In order to align the Print Head, load a full-size plain paper to the paper tray and while cleaning is in progress, your paper may go back and forth. Touch Setup from the Printer Dashboard. Touch Tools and tap Printer Maintenance. Touch Align Printhead and continue with the onscreen instructions to resolve the issue.

Printer Hardware Problem – Unexpectedly Printer shuts down:

Check for the incoming Power and the Power ON button. If the problem persists, then Disconnect the Power cord and wait for 15 seconds and Reconnect it to the wall outlet. Ensure that there is no damage to the Power cord and is firmly fixed to the 123 HP Officejet Pro 8740 Printer. Remember to create an interrupt on the timely basis to come out the Printer Sleep Mode.

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