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Learn how to set up and operate a computer printer with these Howcast videos.
You Will Need
- The printer's software CD
- The printer's power cable
- A USB Cable
- A Firewire cable (optional)
Insert software CD
Insert the software CD and follow the on-screen directions.
Connect power and USB cables
Connect the power cable to your printer, and plug it into a wall outlet. Then connect one end of the USB cable to the back of your printer and the other end to the computer.
Turn printer on
Turn on your printer and wait for the computer to recognize it. This may take a few minutes.
Check for printer
Open the Print dialog box in any document.
Add printer manually
In the printer setup utility window, add your printer manually by clicking Add Printer in the printer list, and then locating it on the list that pops up.