How To Install HP Photosmart 2605 Printer?

The HP PHOTOSMART 2605 printer needs to be set up completely before you start operating it. Initially, open the product box, take the printer out, and remove the protective materials from both inside and outside the printer. Check if the printer accessories (ink cartridges, user manual, installation CD, & power cord) are present inside the box. Now, continue with the steps to install HP Photosmart 2605 printer.

HP PHOTOSMART 2605 Unboxing Setup

The HP Photosmart 2605 printer supports the USB and Ethernet interfaces. You have to use the recommended cable to establish the connection. To set up the HP Photosmart 2605 printer for the first time, perform the following step-by-step instructions.

Remove packing materials

  • Unpack the product box and take out the printer. Check if the following components are included in the product box.
  • Installation CD for Windows and Mac
  • Print cartridges
  • User Guide & Network Guide
  • Power cord and adapter
  • Phone cord
  • Ethernet cable
  • Clear all the protective tapes from the outside and inside of the printer.

Attach the control-panel overlay

  • If the control-panel overlay is not attached, place it on the printer’s top panel.
  • Raise the color graphics display.

Load plain paper

  • Place some plain white paper in the main input tray.
  • Align the paper-width and paper length guides with the loaded paper.

Connect the power cord

  • Use the power cord and adapter to connect the printer to the power supply.
  • Turn on the HP Photosmart 2605 printer.
Install HP Photosmart 2605 Printer

Install The Print Cartridges

  • Raise the access door.
  • Install the black and tri-color print cartridges.
  • Close the printer’s access door and align the print cartridges.

Install The Printer Software

  • Install the HP Photosmart 2605 printer software on your computer.

HP PHOTOSMART 2605 DRIVER DOWNLOAD

Method 1 - Download the driver from this page

  • Steps to install HP Photosmart 2605 printer for downloading the driver are as follows. Click Driver Download to download the HP Photosmart 2605 printer driver from this page.

Method 2 - Download the driver from the manufacturer website

  • Access the official HP website. Enter the printer's model in the search bar.
  • Go to the Software and drivers tab. Navigate to the All drivers section.
  • Click the Download link below the HP Photosmart and Officejet Full Features Software and Drivers file.
  • By default, the downloaded file will be saved in the computer’s Downloads folder.
HP PHOTOSMART 2605 DRIVER DOWNLOAD

HP PHOTOSMART 2605 DRIVER INSTALL

    Method 1 - Using the installation CD

    On Windows:

    • Insert the installation CD into your Windows computer’s CD drive.
    • Carry out the on-screen instructions.
    • When you see the Connection Type screen, select the Directly to this computer or Through the network option.
    • Proceed with the instructions on the screen to complete the driver installation.
    • Once the Connected message appears, close the installation wizard.

    On Mac:

    • Place the installation CD in your Mac computer’s CD drive.
    • Locate the HP All-in-One installer file and double-click its icon.
    • Follow the steps that prompt on the screen to finish the driver installation.

    Method 2 - Using the downloaded setup file

    • If your computer does not have a CD drive, download the printer driver from the manufacturer website.
    • Locate the saved printer driver, double-click it, and continue with the prompts to complete the installation.

HP PHOTOSMART 2605 WIRED SETUP

Procedure to install HP Photosmart 2605 printer for wired setup are given below.

  • Remove the yellow plug from the printer’s Ethernet port.
  • Take an Ethernet cable and connect it to your router.
  • Plug the Ethernet cable’s other end to the printer’s Ethernet port.
  • Install the printer software using the installation CD.
  • While installing, select the Through the network option in the Connection Type window.

HP PHOTOSMART 2605 USB SETUP

  • Use the installation CD to install the HP Photosmart 2605 printer software on your computer.
  • While installing, select the Directly to this computer (for example, using a USB cable) option in the Connection Type window.
  • Establish a connection between the HP printer and your computer using a USB cable only when you see a prompt message on the screen.

HP PHOTOSMART 2605 Printer Functions:

HP Photosmart 2605 is an All-in-One printer that supports all the functions such as print, copy, scan, and fax. The simple steps to perform printer functions are given on this page.

Load paper

  • Remove the printer’s output tray.
  • In the main input tray, move the paper-width and paper-length guides outwards.
  • Load enough plain paper in the input tray.
  • Align the paper-width and paper-length guides according to the paper dimension.
  • Place the output tray and pull out its extender.

Print from a computer

  • Open a document to print on your Windows computer.
  • Click the File tab and select the Print option.
  • Choose the HP Photosmart 2605 printer.
  • Click Properties, Options, Printer Setup, or Printer.
  • Specify your print preferences and click OK.
  • Select the Print or OK option to begin printing.

Load originals

  • Lift the scanner lid.
  • Place your document with its print side face-down on the scanner glass.
  • Close the scanner lid.

Scan Setup for USB printer

  • Make sure the HP printer is directly connected to your computer using a USB cable.
  • Press Scan on the printer’s control panel.
  • Now, the Scan Menu appears on the display panel. To decide on the applications or destinations to appear on the Scan Menu, use the HP Image Zone software on the connected computer.
  • Choose your application to receive the scanned document.
  • Press the OK or Start Color button. If you want to scan in black and white, press the Start Black button instead of OK.
  • Preview the scanned document in the HP Scan window. If needed, edit it.
  • Once done, click the Accept button.
  • The printer scans the document and sends it to the specified application.

Scan Setup for Network printer

  • Ensure both the printer and your computer are connected over the same network.
  • Press Scan, then select the Select Computer option and press OK.
  • After selecting your computer, press OK.
  • Choose an application to receive the scanned data.
  • Press OK or Start Color.
  • To change the scan settings, use the HP Image Zone software.
  • Click Accept to scan the document.
  • On the printer’s glass, place a document for copying.
  • Place enough paper in the main input tray.
  • Press Copy on the control panel to display the Copy menu.
  • Set your copy preferences.
  • Press Start Copy Black or Start Copy Color to begin copying on the HP Photosmart 2605 printer.
  • Use a phone cord for establishing a connection between the printer’s LINE port and a telephone wall jack.
  • Press Setup -> 4-> 3.
  • When the Basic Fax Setup menu appears, select the Auto Answer option.
  • Press the 1 button and select the On option.
  • To save the fax settings, press the OK button.
  • Perform a fax test.

HP PHOTOSMART 2605 Printer Offline

You may face printer offline issues while install HP Photosmart 2605 printer. Refer to the steps below to fix it easily.

  • On your connected computer, run the HP Print and Scan Doctor software to diagnose the offline problem automatically.
  • On your Windows computer, enter devices in the search bar. Click the Printers & Scanners option. If the Let Windows manage my default printer option is selected, deselect it.
  • Select the HP Photosmart 2605 printer and click Manage -> Set as default.
  • Make sure the printer uses the correct WSD port.
  • Troubleshoot the connection between the printer and your computer.
  • If you have connected the printer and computer to a network, connect the computer to a TCP/IP port.
  • Also, establish a manual IP connection.
  • If you need technical assistance in resolving the printer problem, contact our support members.

HP PHOTOSMART 2605 Not Printing Issues

The HP Photosmart 2605 printer does not print when it is not communicating with your computer. To resolve this problem, perform the following simple steps.

  • If you are using an old USB cable, it might not work. Use a new USB cable to connect the printer to your computer.
  • Make sure the length of the USB cable must not exceed 3 meters.
  • Ensure the USB cable connection is firm at both ends.
  • Turn off the printer and turn it on.
  • If necessary, uninstall the HP Image Zone software and re-install it. If you need remote help to install HP Photosmart 2605 printer, click the call button.