How to Use an HP Laser Jet P2055DN

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How to Use an HP Laser Jet P2055DN
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The Laserjet P2055DN produces black and white printouts of digital documents using powdered toner or ink. The printer attracts the toner powder to specific spots on the paper. The printer applies heat and pressure to each page once the toner has been applied so it fuses with the paper and will not smudge or run. You install the printer drivers on the computer, enabling you to change the printer's settings from the computer.

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    Change Driver Settings

  1. 1

    Turn on the Laserjet P2055DN and the attached computer. To change the settings while you have a certain program open, click on the "File" menu option at the top of the window.

  2. 2

    Click the pull-down menu labelled "Name" at the top of the window and select the Laserjet P2055DN. Click the button in the upper-right corner labelled "Properties" or "Preferences."

  3. 3

    Click the various tabs in the new window and click on the different setting options. Change the layout of the page from "Portrait" to "Landscape" as well as specify the type of media you are printing on, the level of print quality and the size of the media you have loaded in the printer. Click the "Apply" and then "OK" buttons once you have made the selections you want.

  4. 4

    Click the "Start" or "Windows" icon. Click the option named "Printers" or click "Control Panel" and then select "Printers."

  5. 5

    Right-click the P2055DN's icon and click "Properties" or "Printing Preferences" in the menu that appears. Click the various tabs and the setting options you wish to change, such as specifying the type of media you have loaded in the printer and the size of the media, the quality of the printout you desire and the ink density on the printout. Click the "Apply" and "OK" buttons to save you selections.

    Replace Toner Cartridge

  1. 1

    Push the release button on the printer's front door and fold the door down. Slide the old toner cartridge out of its slot inside the printer.

  2. 2

    Remove the new cartridge from the bag it came in and place the old cartridge in the bag. Rock the cartridge from front to back to distribute the toner evenly.

  3. 3

    Twist the plastic tab on the left side of the toner cartridge until it breaks loose of the cartridge. Pull the tab to remove the tape attached to it from the toner cartridge. Discard of the tab and tape.

  4. 4

    Slide the new toner cartridge into the printer the same way the old cartridge was installed. Make sure the cartridge is firmly in place, then fold the front door up so the release button clicks.

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