123.hp.com/oj8040 - HP Printer Setup

Although the HP OfficeJet 8040  printer looks bulky, it’s certainly light weight and has high performance. Check out the Printer specifications below.

♦ Print Speed (B/W): 8.5 ppm

♦ Print Speed (colour): 6 ppm

♦ Paper Input Tray: 60 sheets

♦ Paper Output Tray: 25 sheets

♦Ink Cartridges: HP 63 Black, HP 63 Tri-colour

♦Operating System Requirements: Windows, OS X,  Linux

♦Connectivity: Wired, Wireless, USB, Ethernet, HP Smart App, NFC


HP OfficeJet 8040 Unboxing

  • First, open the box and remove the installation CD and power cord. You can download the drivers for your printer from 123.hp.com/oj8040 or 123.hp.com/setup 8040 install the software from the CD provided
  • Then, take out the pamphlets, installation guides, etc from the top of the printer.
  • Now, remove the cardboard on the top of the printer and tilt the box so that you can pull the printer out of the box.
  • Next, drag the printer out of the box and remove the Styrofoam caps on the sides.
  • Then, remove the plastic film on the printer and peel away the tapes on the surface of the printer.
  • Open the Paper Input Tray and remove the packaging materials inside.
  • Now, open the front panel to access the ink cartridge access area.
  • Then, remove the packaging materials in the ink cartridge access area.
  • Next, open the scanner glass lid and remove the Styrofoam sheet. 

HP OfficeJet 8040 Printer Initialization

First, you must switch on your printer to initialize it so that you can install ink cartridges and software drivers from 123.hp.com/oj8040 or 123.hp.com/setup 8040 . Follow the steps below to switch on and initialize your printer.

    • The rear of the HP OfficeJet 8040 printer has printer ports, USB port and a slot for the power cord. You must insert the power cord into the power cord slot.
    • Make sure that you don’t use power strips so that you can avoid issues with your printer
    • Now, insert the power cord in the port provided behind.
  • Next, take the other end of the power cord and insert it into the wall outlet.
  • Now, use the power button to switch on the printer.
  • The printer turns on and makes some noise. Don’t proceed with the installation until the printer is silent.
  • In the next screen, you must select the language and tap Yes to confirm.
  • Similarly, scroll through the list provided and choose the region in which the printer is located.
  • Lastly, tap Yes to confirm and go to the next step.

HP OfficeJet 8040 Ink Cartridge Installation

First, open the front panel. Then, open the ink cartridge access door. Next, unwrap the tri-colour cartridge. Then, peel away the orange coloured tab on the electrical contacts. Next, insert the cartridge into the appropriate slot and make sure that it snaps into place. Now, unwrap the black ink cartridge and insert it into the remaining slot in the same way as the tri-colour cartridge. While inserting the cartridges, don’t touch the copper coloured contacts and ink nozzles. Once you’ve inserted the ink cartridges, you can close the ink cartridge access area. This is one of the pre-requisites of installing the software drivers from 123.hp.com/oj8040

HP OfficeJet 8040 Loading Unused Paper

First, take a stack of plain A4 sheets and align them on a hard surface. Then, open the Paper Input Tray located at the back of the printer. Next, insert the stack of papers into the Paper Tray. Now, slide the Paper width guides and adjust them such that they just touch the edges of the sheet. Next, pull out the Paper Output Tray so that the printer can print out an alignment sheet. Once the printer has printed the alignment sheet, open the scanner glass lid and place the alignment sheet face down on the scanner glass. Next, close the scanner glass lid. If the printer has finished successfully scanning the sheet, it displays an Alignment Successful message. Lastly, tap Finish to finish setting up the Web Services. Next, you’ll learn how to connect your OfficeJet 8040 to the internet and download the software drivers from 123.hp.com/oj8040 or 123.hp.com/setup 8040 .

HP OfficeJet 8040 Wireless Setup Wizard

The Wireless Setup Wizard helps your OfficeJet 8040 to connect to the internet and download the software drivers from 123.hp.com/oj8040

  • First, check if you’ve inserted any USB slot into the printer. In case there’s any USB cable, remove it.
  • Next, go to the home menu of the OfficeJet 8040 printer and touch the Wireless icon.
  • Now, the printer displays the Wireless screen. Next, touch the Settings icon on the Wireless menu. Then, tap the Wireless Setup Wizard in the Setting a menu.
  • The printer automatically searches for all the Wireless networks in the area and displays the list on the screen.
  • Next, select the network that you want to connect your HP OfficeJet 8040 printer and enter the password when prompted.
  •  Now, wait for the printer to connect to the network.
  • If the printer is successfully connected to the wireless network, it displays a Connection successful message.

Now, you can download and install the software drivers from 123.hp.com/oj8040

HP Officejet 8040 Driver Installation

    • First, switch on your HP printer and system. Make sure that they are both connected to the same wireless network.
    • Now, open a browser on your system and go to 123.hp.com/oj8010 . Then, enter the printer’s name and model number in the search bar of the website and press Search. Then, click the Download button and wait for the software download to complete.
    • Now, open the software from the browser download bar and if the Windows User Account control asks to make changes to the system, allow it to make the necessary changes. Then, read and agree to HP’s terms and conditions in order to proceed with the driver installation process.
    • Now, follow the instructions on the screen to continue with during the installation process, you might be asked to enter details like printer location and mode of usage to complete the installation. Enter the relevant details as and when required.

This completes the installation of the software drivers from 123.hp.com/oj7612 or 123.hp.com/setup 7612

HP OfficeJet 8040 Scan Process

First, make sure that you’ve downloaded and installed the full-feature software drivers from 123.hp.com/oj8040 or 123.hp.com/setup 8040 so that you scan documents using your printer. Then, open the scanner glass lid of your printer and place the document that you want print-side down on the printer’s scanner glass. Then, close the scanner glass lid and choose the Scan option from the Home menu. The printer will ask you in which format you’d like to save the scan.

Once you’ve selected the scan format, you can tap the Scan button to scan the document.

HP OfficeJet 8040 Paper Jam

Follow the steps below to check for and clear out Paper Jams in various places

  • Paper Jam in Input Tray: If you find that there’s a Paper Jam in the Paper Input Tray area, remove the paper from the Input Tray and check for foreign objects in the Input Tray.
  • Paper Jam in Output Tray: In case there’s a Paper Jam in the Output Tray, pull the paper out of the tray and clear the blocked path.
  • Paper Jam in the ink cartridge access area: If you find a Paper Jam in the ink cartridge access area, switch off the printer.
  • Then, push the Paper Output tray inside. Next, open the ink cartridge access area.
  • Then, slide the ink carriage towards the extreme right and remove the jammed paper.
  • Next, close the cartridge access door and the front panel of the printer.
  • Gently pull out the paper that is causing the paper jam.
  • Then, close the ink cartridge access door and the front panel of the printer. Now, switch on the printer again.
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