Setting Up Your Photo 926 Dell Printer

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Setting Up Your Photo 926 Dell Printer
Set up your Dell All-In-One 926 printer on your Mac or PC. (Fax/Printer buttons image by Jeffrey Zalesny from Fotolia.com)

The Dell All-In-One 926 Inkjet printer is a personal printer, scanner, copier and fax machine that allows you to produce high-quality colour photos, documents, and projects from the comfort of your home or office. The printer comes with a USB cable that allows for easy set-up, as well as a printer installation CD that provides the necessary drivers for your computer. As of 2010, the 926 printer is compatible with Windows PCs as well as Macintosh computers, according to the official Dell support website.

Skill level:
Easy

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Things you need

  • Dell 926 USB cable
  • Dell 926 power cable
  • CD-ROM or DVD-ROM drive
  • Dell 926 driver installation CD

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Insert the power cable into the printer's power port located on the back of the printer and insert the other end of the power cable into an available electrical socket.

  2. 2

    Insert the USB cable into the USB port on the back of the printer and insert the narrow end of the USB cable into the USB 2.0 port on your computer. Press the "Power" button on the front of the printer to turn it on.

  3. 3

    Insert the "Drivers & Utilities" CD into your optical drive and double-click the CD icon on your desktop. Click "Continue" and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the driver installation.

  4. 4

    Click the "Apple" icon in the upper-left corner of the screen and select "System Preferences" from the drop-down menu. Click the Print & Fax icon in the System Preferences window, and click the "+" button to add a new printer.

  5. 5

    Click "Dell All-In-One 926 Printer" in the printer list and select the "Add" button in the lower-right corner of the printer preferences window.

  6. 6

    Place the paper onto the "In" tray of the printer, push the printer guides against the paper to secure the paper in place and fold the "Out" tray down.

  1. 1

    Plug the power cable into the printer's power port on the back of the printer and plug the other end of the power cable into an available electrical socket. Plug the USB cable into the USB port on the printer and insert the narrow end of the USB cable into the USB port on your PC.

  2. 2

    Press the "Power" button on the front of the printer to turn it on and click the "Start" button in the lower-left corner of the desktop.

  3. 3

    Select "Control Panel" from the menu and click the "Hardware and Sound" hyperlink. Click the "Printers" hyperlink and select "Add a printer." Click circle next to "Add a local printer" and select "Use an existing port." Click "Next" to continue, and click the "Have Disk" button.

  4. 4

    Insert the "Drivers & Utilities" CD into your disc drive and click the arrow next to the drop-down menu in the Have Disk window. Select your disc drive from the drop-down menu, and click "OK." Click "Next" and "Finish" to complete the driver installation.

  5. 5

    Place the paper onto the "In" tray of the printer and push the printer guides against the paper to secure the paper in place. Fold the "Out" tray down.

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