HP Officejet 5740 Setup

There are a lot of protective material that go into the effective packaging of the HP Officejet 5740 Setup in order to withstand transport and orientation changes. A printer, by design, is not meant to be a mobile device, and hence the product has to be packaged securely and ready to hp officejet 5740 setup. To remove the printer from the box, lay the package on the side, and by firmly gripping the plastic bag that the printer is enclosed in, just pull the printer out from the cardboard box. The HP Officejet 5740 has adhesive tapes sealing shut the scanner doors, and these tapes have to be removed carefully. Care should be taken to remove the cardboard propped inside the printing module before installing the cartridges, so as to avoid damaging the print heads.

HP Officejet 5740 wireless setup setting

On the HP Officejet 5740 wireless setup the touch sensitive LCD screen will navigate to wireless printing module. Turn on the wireless printing. HP Officejet 5740 will start to broadcast its footprint wirelessly. Connect to the printer that has been broadcast from the computer or tablet/mobile device. Once that is done, running the setup process from the supplied software, or from the HP AIO App on mobile devices will make the HP Printer ready for wireless printing.

HP E-Print

HP’s standard printing app has seen evolution through several iterations and is now abreast of the latest changes in technologies. HP’s innate app helps connect with the printer and acts as a bridge between the printer and the mobile device. HP’s E-Print app is readily available across all leading app stores. After downloading the app onto the mobile device make sure that the printer is on the same network as the mobile device and hit the show icon on the app, which will reveal the printer that is on the network. After selecting the printer the steps are pretty self-explanatory as the printer is set up. The HP E-Print app is used for network and wired printing requirements.

Google Cloud Print

HP Officejet 5740 is Google Cloud Print ready. For google cloud print to be enabled, you will need a computer or a tablet or mobile device, and a gmail account. The HP Officejet 5740 should be powered on and connected to the same network as the computer with an active internet connection. None of these requirements are mutually exclusive. After ensuring that the printer is powered on, and connected to the same network as the computer and the internet connection is active, you need to type out chrome://devices on the chrome browser. This will show the printer as available devices. Hit the “Register” icon and follow the steps. There may be a confirmation sheet printed out.

Using Apple’s Air Print

Hp Officejet 5355 is fully integrated with Apple’s proprietary AirPrint technology. This makes printing across Apple devices to the Officejet 5740 an extremely easy seamless affair. The ease of operation is characteristic Apple technology where the hardware works in seamless conjunction with the software which is perfectly embedded as the source is the same organisation. To enable AirPrint, make sure that the hp officejet 5740 is connected to the same wireless that the Apple devices are connected to. In the Apple device search for printers from the Airprint app and the HP Officejet 5740 will be detected. Upon selecting the printer, you will be able to select the configuration as best suits you, and the printer will be ready to print over the network. In addition, you can also use the printer to scan images and documents over the network also.

HP officejet 5740 Troubleshooting

Troubleshooting on the HP Officejet 5740

 

The HP Officejet 5740 Troubleshooting has been perfected over several iterations over the years to come to what it is now. The fact that HP Officejet 5740 has been perfected over the years as a evolution of the models that have been perfected over the decades, by some of the best research and development teams. The printer comes with a basic troubleshooting guide, along with the packaging and this guide will have clear solutions to most of the typical problems. In addition the plethora of resources available at the HP website will completely take care of all issues that may arise. The entire range of issues that may arise have been documented and there are no unknowns. The most common issues with the HP Officejet 5740 are listed as follows.

Printer Not Printing

Subsequent to the Print command being given, if the printer ceases to perform or there is no print output, there are a standard set of troubleshooting commands that you need to check out.

  • Check the power status of HP Officejet 5740.
  • Check if the network is enabled and if the internet connection is stable and connected.
  • Check for physical detachments of cables, and check if the wireless is switched on the printer.

Printer offline

The HP Officejet 5740 being offline, envisages a list of reasons that starts with the most common reason – change of the network password. Over a period of time, the network password can be changed and many a time the home printer is overlooked. The new password has to be enabled on the HP Officejet 5740 in order for the printer to be able to speak to the network. This is the most common reason for the printer being offline. There can also be physical reasons for the printer to be offline. In case the printer is connected physically, check the integrity of the physical connection, as over time there may have been physical deterioration in the link and that would have caused the printer to go offline.

Printer not connected

After issuing the print command HP Officejet 5740 may not commence printing and may be stopped at the spooling stage. The status can be seen from the print notifications on the computer from which the print command is given. Since the HP Officejet 5740 is a non- portable printer, so over time there is a possibility that the printer may have been moved, thereby dislodging the cables. So check if the connecting cables are secure both at the printer end and at the router or the computer end. A printer restart and check the LCD for connection status after reboot of the printer. If the wireless connection is showing as not connected, then run through the wireless setup process from the LCD screen, under the module wireless network.

OS Issues

A majority of OS issues arise out of Compliance issues and general non-compatibility. The command areas of the software are Operating System dependant and they require full compatibility with the printer software in order to function seamlessly. Not all issues that may arise on the HP Officejet 5740 are a result of continuity interruptions or hardware. HP Officejet 5740 not being able to print could be a result of OS issues. The result of OS updates may make drivers incompatible unless the corresponding drivers have also been updated. OS issues manifest themselves when there is a non-updated software scenario.

Paper Jam

The effect of dust and moisture on the stack of papers in the printer cannot be ignored. The HP Officejet 5740 is a completely enclosed paper tray design, and therefore the result of impact on the paper sheath as a result of moisture and dust is extremely minimal. The dust and moisture can lead to the paper sheets getting stuck together, and may lead to jam.

When the HP Officejet 5740 encounters a paper jam, switch off the printer. Remove the paper output tray and see if there are remnants of paper from the jam in the output area. Then slide out the input tray and check for jam in the input derailleurs.

When there is a paper jam the HP Officejet 5740 alerts the user with an error message on the touch sensitive LCD screen. After switching the printer back on ensure that the error message has gone.

Prints a blank page

If the HP Officejet 5740 is left idle for a long time, then the residual ink on the print heads may get dry and may coat the print heads. A print command may yield no output from the printer in that the printer may just print out a blank sheet. This may in turn lead to the printing out of a blank sheet, while the printer may not actually issue a error prompt. The best and most straightforward solution is to run the diagnostic tool on the HP Officejet 5740. The printer comes with an inbuilt diagnostic tool and a automatic print head cleaning system. Once that is run the printer will diagnose the error and will run the print head cleaning program. It is advisable to run the alignment program after the print head self cleaning in order to rule out misalignment.

Network Issue

The HP Officejet 5740 is not immune to network issues. And most commonly the cause of the issue is external. As with connectivity issues, sometimes with a change in the router passwords, the printer would have not been updated. As a result of poor or cut network connectivity, the printer will not be able to carry out the print command and the result may be sub optimal. To correct the network issue, the first step is to physically check the condition of the network, if the printer is connected locally. Over time there may be physical degradation of the network cable and this may lead to break in network connectivity. If the actual network connectivity has been tested intact, then it will be incumbent upon the user to reinstall the network preferences in order to rule out data corruption.

HP Officejet 5740 printer Features

The HP Officejet 5740 is one of those Multifunction All in Ones that is extremely functional from a solid constructive standpoint and is very efficient, not to mention ideal as far as the value proposition is concerned and also as far as the sheer utilitarian aspect of the printer is concerned. The printer has a 25 sheet automatic document feeder which is perfect for scanning volumes of documents, comes with highly efficient cartridges that spell wonders for the print output and the printing of photographs. HP Officejet 5740 prints and scans seamlessly over the internet and through the app that is available on all major app stores, and is capable of remote print. The touch screen interface makes commanding tasks extremely intuitive and straightforward. The HP Officejet 5740 is an ideal candidate for the Small Office / Individual setup. HP Officejet 5740 also comes featured with a fully automatic duplexer that enables seamless two side printing.

Pros and Cons of the HP Officejet 5740 printer

Pros

  • Touch LCD screen
  • Automatic duplexer for seamless 2 side printing.
  • 250 sheet concealed Paper tray.
  • Separate tray for photo printing.
  • Wireless printing.
  • Easy to install
  • Google Cloud Print and Apple AirPrint compatible.
  • 25 sheet Automatic Document Feeder.
  • Duplex printing
  • Automatic Document Feeder makes it easy to scan multi page documents.
  • Realistic photo quality images.

Cons

  • Is not an ideal candidate for bulk printing requirements.
  • Tri- colour combined cartridge, may not be optimal for consumption of colour.
  • Maximum scan size is international A4, so cannot handle legal size scan operations.

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