HP Officejet Pro 6978 Setup

HP Officejet Pro 6978 Setup

HP Officejet Pro 6978 Setup

The HP Officejet Pro 6978 printer can be set up with a driver installation CD or by downloading the driver from this site. The HP device should be removed from the box and powered on after the accessories are attached. The 6978 printer can be connected to a computer by double-clicking the driver and following the instructions displayed on the screen. The HP 6978 device can be set up in either via a Wired or Wireless method.

How to Set Up HP Officejet Pro 6978 Printer

  • Open the HP Officejet box and pull the flaps back.
  • Remove the instruction manual, cartridges, and other accessories from the box.
  • Set the phone cable and power cable aside for attaching them later.
  • Set the box on its side and pull the plastic package out of the box.
  • Remove the plastic bag, blue tapes, and protective plastic from around the printer. Slide out the input tray, remove the foam, and push the tray back in.
  • Open the scanner lid of the HP device and remove the styrofoam sheet. Connect the power cable to the HP 6978 printer’s rear and power outlet.
  • Power on the HP 6978 printer and set the preferences on the touchscreen display.
  • Install the HP cartridges in their slots when the prompt appears on the screen. Remove the plastic packaging from the cartridge and the orange plastic cap.
  • Follow the prompts on the screen and place the paper stack on the input tray when an appropriate prompt is displayed.
  • Pull the output tray and follow the instructions on the screen to align the printhead.
  • The HP 6978 printhead is aligned and the document can be printed.

HP Officejet Pro 6978 Setup Mac

To clean the HP Officejet Pro 6978 Printhead, follow the procedures given below.

  • Power on the HP 6978 printer and wait until it initializes.
  • Install the HP Easy Start application on your Mac computer. Navigate to the Software and Driver Downloads section on the manufacturer’s website and enter your HP printer’s model number.
  • Choose HP Easy Start from the driver page and click the Download button.
  • Follow the Installer guidelines mentioned on the screen and choose USB when it prompted for the mode of connection.
  • When you see a prompt asking you to add your printer to the queue, click your model and choose Use or Print Using. Choose your model and then click Add.
  • Go back to the driver installer and follow the remaining guidelines to complete the installation.
  • Test print a document on the HP 6978 from your computer.

HP Officejet Pro 6978 Setup Wireless

Before setting up the HP 6978 printer wirelessly, ensure that you have an SSID, and a network password to pair the printer with the computer.

  • Power on the HP 6978 and go to the touchscreen display.
  • Push the Wireless icon on the screen.
  • Select the Settings button and then go to Wireless Settings.
  • Switch on the Wireless connection by tapping the virtual slider on the screen.
  • Tap the Wireless Setup Wizard button and enter your credentials.
  • Select the OK button to complete the wireless connection.

How to Set Up Fax on HP Officejet Pro 6978

  • Connect the phone cord supplied with the HP 6978 printer to the rear 1Line port of the printer.
  • Power on the HP device and go to the control panel.
  • Navigate to the Fax menu on your control panel.
  • Set the preferences by using the touchscreen.
  • Go to the Setup menu and touch Fax Test button to get a report on the HP 6978 fax settings.
  • Run a test fax on the HP printer.

HP Officejet Pro 6978 Scan Setup

  • Download the full feature driver from the manufacturer’s site and install it on your computer.
  • Navigate to the HP Printer Assistant and go to the Scan menu.
  • Locate the Manage Scan to Computer button and click on it.
  • Ensure that ‘scan to computer is enabled and automatically start scan to computer’ option.
  • Now, a document can be placed on the scanner glass and scanned from the HP software.

How do I Set Up a Password for HP 6978

To set up the password for your HP 6978 printer, you can follow the simple guidelines mentioned below.

  • Power on the HP 6978 printer and go to the control panel.
  • Place sheets on the paper tray and set them in place with the paper guides. Go to Setup Reports Report Configuration Report.
  • Locate the IP address line on the printed report and type that address on your web browser.
  • The Embedded Web server page loads on your screen.
  • Navigate to the printer password location and set the password as required. Close the browser upon completing the password setup.

HP OJPRO6978 Set Up Cartridges

Follow the guidelines mentioned below to install the cartridges on your HP 6978 printer.

  • Power on the HP 6978 printer and wait until it initializes.
  • Open the cartridge access door of your HP device.
  • Wait until the cartridge carriage stops at the center.
  • Press the cartridge gently to release it from its slot.
  • Remove the new HP cartridge from its package and discard the plastic package and the orange cap.
  • Place the new cartridges in their slots press them still they lock into place.
  • Close the cartridge access door of the HP device.

HP OJPRO6978 Wired Setup

Follow these simple guidelines to set up the HP 6978 on your Windows computer.

  • Power on the HP 6978 after connecting it directly to a power outlet.
  • Install the HP full feature driver on your computer by downloading it from the manufacturer’ site.
  • Follow the guidelines displayed on the HP driver installer.
  • The HP to computer connection can be either wired or wireless. Choose the desired connection method.
  • Make the appropriate connections when the prompts are displayed on the installer screen. Click OK to finish the driver installation.
  • Test print a document on the computer.


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