How to Install a HP Laserjet 1012 in Windows 10 (Unsupported Personality PCL mentioned) by Steve Kofskie

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  1. Attention light
  1. Ready light
  1. Go light
  1. Go Button
  1. Cancel job button
  1. Print cartridge door
  1. Priority feed slot
  1. Main input tray
  1. Tray cover (only with HP LaserJet 1012 printer and HP LaserJet 1015 printer in some countries/regions)
  1. Output bin

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  1. USB port
  1. Parallel port (HP LaserJet 1015 printer only)
  1. On/off switch
  1. Power receptacle
  1. Separation pad

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Printer control panel

The printer control panel has three lights and two buttons. These lights produce patterns that identify your printer’s status.
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  1. Attention light: Indicates printer media input tray is empty, print cartridge door is open, print cartridge is missing, or other errors.
  1. Ready light: Indicates that the printer is ready to print.
  1. Go button and light: To print a demo page or to continue printing while in manual feed mode, press and release the Go button. To print a configuration page, press and hold the Go button for 5 seconds.
  1. Cancel Job button: When the printer is processing data, press the Cancel Job button to cancel the print job.

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Note See Status light patterns for a description of the light patterns.
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Media paths

Main input tray

The enclosed main input tray, located in front of the printer, holds up to 150 sheets of 20 lb paper, multiple envelopes, or other media.

Priority input tray

You should use the priority input tray when feeding up to 10 sheets of 20 lb paper or when printing single envelopes, postcards, labels, or transparencies. You can also use the priority input tray to print the first page on different media than the rest of the document.
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Note The printer automatically prints from the priority input tray before printing from the main input tray.
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See Loading media for more information about media types.

Printer media guides

Both input trays have side media guides. The main input tray also has a rear media guide. Media guides ensure that the media is correctly fed into the printer and that the print is not skewed (crooked on the media). When loading media, adjust the media guides to match the width and length of the media that you are using.
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Output bin

The output bin is located on the top of the printer.

Fold open the tray extension to support the media as it exits the printer.
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Print cartridge access

Print cartridge door

The print cartridge door is located on the top of the printer. You must open the print cartridge door to access the print cartridge, clear jams, and clean the printer. To open the print cartridge door, insert your finger in the indentation at the right side of the print cartridge door, and pull the print cartridge door up.
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Printer software

Supported operating systems

For easy printer setup and access to the full range of printer features, HP strongly recommends that you install the software provided. Not all software is available in all languages. Install the software before setting up the printer. See the Readme for the latest software information.

The most recent drivers, additional drivers, and other software are available from the Internet and other sources.

The printer comes with software for the following operating systems:

  • Windows 95 and Windows NT 4.0 (driver only, parallel connections only)
  • Windows 98
  • Windows Me
  • Windows 2000
  • Windows XP (32-bit and 64-bit)
  • Mac OS 9, v9.1 and higher
  • Mac OS X, v10.1 and v10.2

Installing printer software

To install the print driver for Windows 95

To install the printer software for Windows 95, you must use the Add Printer Wizard.

  1. Click Start, and then point to Settings.
  1. Click Printers.
  1. Double-click Add Printer, and click Next as necessary.
  1. Select local printer, and click Next.
  1. Click Have Disk.
  1. Click Browse, and select the appropriate letter for the CD-ROM drive.
  1. Double-click the correct folder for your language.
  1. Double-click the Drivers folder.
  1. Double-click the Win9X_ME folder.
  1. Double-click the PCL 5e driver folder.
  1. Click the hp1300w5.inf file to highlight it.
  1. Click OK to complete the driver installation. Follow the instructions on the screen.

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To install the print driver for Windows NT 4.0

To install the printer software for Windows NT 4.0, you must use the Add Printer Wizard.

  1. Click Start, and then point to Settings.
  1. Click Printers.
  1. Double-click Add Printer, and click Next as necessary.
  1. Select My Computer, and click Next.
  1. Select the appropriate port, and click Next.

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Note For a local connection, the port is LPT1.
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  1. Click Have Disk.
  1. Click Browse, and select the appropriate letter for the CD-ROM drive. If the letter for the CD-ROM drive does not appear in the drop-down list, type the correct letter followed by a colon and a forward slash. For example, type E:/
  1. Double-click the correct folder for your language.
  1. Double-click the Drivers folder.
  1. Double-click the WinNT folder.
  1. Double-click the PCL 5e driver folder.
  1. The hp1300m5.inf file should be highlighted. If not, click it to highlight it.
  1. Click Open.
  1. In the Install from Disk dialog box, click OK.
  1. Click Next.
  1. Choose the printer name (this is optional), and the default printer options. Click Next.
  1. Select whether the printer will be shared, and click Next.
  1. Select Yes, print a test page, and click Finish to complete the driver installation.

To install printer software for all other operating systems

Insert the software CD that came with the printer into the computer CD-ROM drive. Follow the on-screen installation instructions.

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Printer properties (driver)

Printer properties control the printer. You can change the default settings, such as media size and type, printing multiple pages on a single sheet of media (N-up printing), resolution, and watermarks. You can access the printer properties in the following ways:

  • Through the software application that you are using to print. This only changes the settings for the current software application.
  • Through the Windows® operating system. This changes the default settings for all future print jobs.
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Because many software applications use a different method of accessing the printer properties, the following section describes the most common methods used in Windows 98, 2000, Millennium, and Windows XP.

To only change the settings for the current software application

Although the steps can vary between software applications, this is the most common method.

  1. From the File menu in the software application, click Print.
  1. On the Print dialog, click Properties.
  1. Change the settings, and click OK.

To change the default settings for all future print jobs in Windows 98, 2000, and Millennium

  1. In the Windows system tray, click Start, select Settings, and click Printers.
  1. Right-click the HP LaserJet 1010 series printer icon.
  1. Click Properties, (in Windows 2000, you can also click Printing Preferences).
  1. Change the settings, and click OK.

In Windows 2000, many of these features are available from the Printing Preferences menu.

To change the default settings for all future print jobs in Windows XP

  1. In the Windows system tray, click Start, and click Control Panel.
  1. Double-click Printers and Other Hardware.
  1. Click Printers and Faxes.
  1. Right-click the HP LaserJet 1010 series printer icon.
  1. Click Properties, or click Printing Preferences.
  1. Change the settings, and click OK.

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Print setting priorities

There are three ways to change print settings for this printer: in the software application, in the printer driver, and in the HP toolbox. Changes made to print settings are prioritized according to where the changes are made, as follows:

  • Changes made in the software application override settings changed anywhere else. Within a software application, changes made in the Page Setup dialog box override changes made in the Print dialog box.
  • Changes made in the printer driver (Printer Properties dialog box) override settings made through the HP toolbox. Changes made in the printer driver do not override settings in the software application.
  • Changes made in the HP toolbox have the lowest priority.

If a particular print setting can be changed in more than one of the ways listed above, use the method that has the highest priority.

Printer properties online help

The printer properties (driver) online help includes specific information about the functions in the printer properties. This online help guides you through the process of changing your printer’s default settings.

To access the printer properties online help

  1. From the software application, click File, and then click Print.
  1. Click Properties, and then click Help.

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Software for Macintosh computers

Accessing the print driver (Mac OS 9.x)

  1. From the Apple menu, select the Chooser.
  1. Click the hp LaserJet vx.x icon in the top left side of the Chooser dialog box.
  1. Do one of the following, depending on how the computer and printer are connected.
  • USB: Go to step 4.
  • AppleTalk: Select the correct AppleTalk Zone for your printer in the lower left side of the Chooser dialog box
  1. Click the hp LaserJet 1010 series printer name in the right side of the Chooser dialog box.
  1. Close the Chooser.

Accessing the print driver (Mac OS X v10.x)

  1. Click the hard drive icon on the desktop.
  1. Click Applications, and then click Utilities.
  1. Click Print Center.
  1. Click Add Printer. The Add Printer List dialog box appears.
  1. Select USB or AppleTalk from the top menu.
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Note If you are using AppleTalk, you might also need to select the correct Zone from the second menu list.
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  1. Select the printer name from the printer list.
  1. Click Add.

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Printer connections

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Note Install the software before setting up the printer.
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USB connections

All HP LaserJet 1010 series printers support USB connections. The USB port is on the back of the printer.

Connecting the USB cable

Plug the USB cable into the printer. Plug the USB cable into the computer.
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Parallel connections

In addition to USB, the HP LaserJet 1015 model also supports parallel connections. The parallel port is on the back of the printer. Use an IEEE 1284-compliant parallel cable.

Connecting the parallel cable

Connect the parallel cable to the printer. Connect the other end of the parallel cable to the computer.
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Media

This chapter provides information on the following topics:

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Choosing paper and other media

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Media to avoid

The HP LaserJet 1010 series printer can handle many types of media. Use of media outside the printer’s specifications will cause a loss of print quality and increase the chance of paper jams occurring.

  • Do not use paper that is too rough.
  • Do not use paper with cutouts or perforations other than standard 3-hole punched paper.
  • Do not use multipart forms.
  • Do not use paper with a watermark if you are printing solid patterns.

Media that may damage the printer

In rare circumstances media can damage the printer. The following media must be avoided to prevent possible damage:

  • Do not use media with staples attached.
  • Do not use transparencies designed for inkjet printers or other low temperature printers. Use only transparencies that are specified for use with HP LaserJet printers.
  • Do not use photo paper intended for inkjet printers.
  • Do not use paper that is embossed or coated and is not designed for the temperatures of the printer’s image fuser. Select media that can tolerate temperatures of 200° C (392° F) for

0.1 second. HP produces a selection of media that is designed for the HP LaserJet 1010 series printer.

  • Do not use letterhead paper with low temperature dyes or thermography. Preprinted forms or letterhead must use inks that can tolerate temperatures of 200° C (392° F) for 0.1 second.
  • Do not use any media that produces hazardous emissions, or that melts, offsets, or discolors when exposed to 200° C (392° F) for 0.1 second.

To order HP LaserJet printing supplies, go to http://www.hp.com/go/ljsupplies in the U.S. or to http://www.hp.com/ghp/buyonline.html worldwide.

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Optimizing print quality for media types

Media type settings control the temperature of your printer’s fuser. You can change the settings for the media that you are using to optimize the print quality.

You can access the optimizing feature from the Paper tab in your printer driver or from HP toolbox.

Printing speeds are automatically reduced when printing special-sized media.

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