HP OfficeJet 250 Setup & Troubleshoot

Bought a new HP OfficeJet 250 printer and looking for a simple and easy guide to set it up? If yes, this page is for you. We have explained the HP OfficeJet 250 setup process using step-by-step instructions and in an easy-to-understand format on this page.You can use the instructions below as a reference for setting up your printer for the first time. Before beginning the setup, ensure that your printer is unpacked and ready for the setup. Begin the setup by turning on your printer.Load paper, install the HP ink cartridges, and align the printer to complete the hardware setup. Finally, use the recommended HP printer software for your OS type to install the printer on your computer.Refer to the instructions given on this page's HP OfficeJet 250 Unboxing Setup section to know the entire setup process in detail.

HP OfficeJet 250 Unboxing Setup

The following step-by-step instructions explain how to perform the HP OfficeJet 250 setup, from unboxing to the software installation process.

Preparing The Printer

  • Unpack your printer if you haven’t done it yet. To do so, place the printer on a stable and neat surface.
  • Remove the blue tapes, Styrofoam sheets, etc., from the inside and outside of the printer.
  • This printer comes with a lithium-ion rechargeable battery; you have to install it before turning on the machine. So, get the battery provided with your printer and unpack it.
  • The battery slot is positioned at the back of the printer.
  • Remove the battery cover. Install the unpacked battery into the slot and close the cover.

Turn The HP Printer Online

  • Get the power cable and use it to connect your printer directly to the electrical outlet.
  • Turn on the printer by pressing its Power button.
  • Raise and adjust the control panel as per your needs.
  • Once your printer is ready, the Language screen will open.
  • You can choose the language of your preferences by tapping on it.
  • Tap Confirm to save the language setting.
  • Similarly, by following the on-screen prompts, configure the other printer settings, such as date, time, etc.

Install The HP OfficeJet 250 Ink Cartridges

  • The Install Cartridges screen will open once you complete configuring the initial printer settings.
  • Open the access door. Ensure that no packing material is present inside the printer.
  • Now, remove the cartridges from their package.
  • Gently peel off the orange plastic tapes from the cartridges.
  • Ensure that the carriage is not moving. Now, install the cartridges into their slots.
  • Close the door if the cartridges are seated properly.

Load Photo Paper In HP Printer

  • Now, the Load Paper screen will open.
  • Tap OK on the opened screen.
  • Get a stack of unused, plain white letter paper and load it into the input tray.
  • Avoid overloading the tray. This can help prevent paper jam issues in the future.
  • Adjust the guides properly.
  • The Alignment in progress message will show on your printer screen.
  • That means your printer is starting the alignment process.
  • Get the printed alignment page from your printer’s output tray and place it on the scanner glass.
  • Scan the page to complete the alignment process.
  • The following screen will open if the printer’s hardware setup and alignment process are done successfully.
  • Tap OK on it.

Installing The HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile Software

  • Now, the “Select the Connection Method” screen will open on your printer.
  • Choose the Wireless option if you wish to set up your printer on the computer over a wireless network.
  • Proceed with the on-screen instructions to finish the remaining steps of the HP OfficeJet 250 setup.
  • Tap on the Connect Later tab if you want to connect your printer to the computer using the USB cable.

This is how you can perform the HP OfficeJet 250 setup.

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HP OfficeJet 250 Mobile All-in-One Driver Download

Downloading the correct printer driver for your OS type is somehow a time-consuming job. So, we have made the driver download process pretty easy on this page. Here, you can download the latest and most compatible HP OfficeJet 250 printer driver for your OS type.

Use any of the download buttons below to download the printer driver for your OS type. After downloading the printer driver, use the same to install the machine on your Windows or Mac computer.

(Read the instructions given under the HP OfficeJet 250 driver install section on this page to get an idea about installing the printer driver on your computer).

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HP Printer's Driver Install

  • Before running the printer’s setup file on your computer, make sure that the printer is powered on and in setup mode. Also, connect the OfficeJet printer to the wireless network if you wish to use the Wi-Fi connectivity option to install it on your computer.
  • Run the setup file.
  • Accept the EULA of the printer.
  • Perform the on-screen instructions.
  • Once you reach the following screen, choose the connection type that you wish to use and click Next.
  • Now, if you have picked the USB option, the screen with the instructions for connecting the HP printer to your computer using the USB cable will open. Do as instructed on the screen to install the printer on your computer over a USB connection.
  • Similarly, if you have chosen the Wireless option, the setup file will automatically detect the printer that is in setup mode or connected to the same Wi-Fi network as your computer and install it on the device.
  • Finish the rest of the HP OfficeJet 250 driver installation process by following the on-screen instructions.

HP OfficeJet 250 Wireless Setup

You can set up wireless communication on your HP printer when setting up the machine for the first time or later (manually). Refer to the instructions given under the ‘HP OfficeJet 250 unboxing setup- Installing the printer software’ section to set up the Wi-Fi communication right after completing the printer’s hardware setup.

Follow the instructions below to set up your printer wirelessly from its control panel (manually).

  • The HP OfficeJet 250 printer comes with convenient Wi-Fi connectivity options, such as WPS or Wi-Fi Setup Wizard. If you’re looking to use the WPS method, get the WPS-enabled Wi-Fi router that is connected to a stable internet connection.
  • Similarly, if you’re using Wi-Fi Setup Wizard, use the wireless router connected to the internet for the same.
  • Now, open your printer’s Dashboard to begin the Wi-Fi setup.
  • Tap on the Wi-Fi icon on the Dashboard of your printer.
  • The opened screen displays your printer connection status.
  • Tap on the Setup icon (it looks like a gear) on the opened screen.
  • Choose the Wireless Settings option.
  • Now, the screen displaying the available Wi-Fi setup options and the Wi-Fi status of your printer will open.
  • Tap on the toggle button beside the Wireless option if your printer's Wi-Fi feature is disabled.
  • After enabling the Wi-Fi feature, choose the WPS or Wi-Fi Setup Wizard option to connect your printer to the wireless network.
  • Connect the OfficeJet 250 printer to your wireless network by following the on-screen instructions.

HP OfficeJet 250 Scan Setup

Want to scan an original and save its copy on your computer or USB drive, or send it to an email account? If yes, read the information below for the same.

  • You can scan the original and save it directly on your computer or USB drive with the HP OfficeJet 250 printer.
  • Load the original and tap Scan on your printer’s home screen.
  • Choose Computer or USB on the opened screen.
  • Configure and save the other scan settings, and finally, tap on the Start Scan button.
  • Now, the printer will scan the placed document and save its copy to the computer or USB drive as per your selection.
  • To scan and send it to an email account, you have to configure the ‘scan to email’ settings on your printer. The Scan-to-Email app designed for this printer will help you do the same.
  • Open the app and set the scan to email settings.
  • After doing that, use the same Scan-to-Email app to scan and send the document to the email address.

HP 250 Copy Setup

Create a duplicate copy of a document within a minute using your HP OfficeJet 250 printer’s control panel.

  • Place the document in the ADF of your printer.
  • Tap Copy > Document.
  • If you wish to continue the copy operation with the default settings, tap on the Start Black or Start Color button.
  • Otherwise, modify the default copy settings as per your requirements. Next, tap the Start Black or Start Color button to create a copy of the placed original.

HP OfficeJet 250 Troubleshooting

Most printer issues are known ones. So it is easy to solve them. However, some problems can be fixed within a minute, and some others require advanced troubleshooting solutions to fix them.

The HP OfficeJet 250 troubleshooting section below shows you how to resolve the printer offline error, the printer not printing black ink issue, and the printhead problem. If the methods below don’t resolve your printer problem, contact our support team for further assistance.

HP OfficeJet 250 Offline- Five Simple Steps

  • Restart your HP OfficeJet 250 printer.
  • Use one stable connection (Wi-Fi or USB) to connect your printer to the computer.
  • Disable the ‘Use Printer Offline’ option if it is enabled.
  • Set your printer as the default machine on the computer.
  • Use the HP diagnostic tools recommended for your printer

HP OfficeJet 250 Is Not Printing Black Error

  • Make sure that the black ink cartridge is unpacked and installed properly on your printer.
  • Clean the black cartridge contact if it contains clogs.
  • Tap on the Ink icon on your printer screen to view the ink level of the black cartridge. If the level is low or empty, replace the black cartridge with a new one.
  • Is your printer not printing black when the ink cartridge is full? Then, first, make sure that you’re using the genuine HP black cartridge recommended for your printer.
  • Clean the printhead.
  • Reconfigure the printer settings if they are misconfigured.

HP 250 Printer Printhead

  • Maintaining the printer’s printhead properly is very important to avoid print quality and other printer-related issues.
  • Make sure to align the printheads when you load new ink cartridges on your printer.
  • Also, clear the paper jam as soon as possible if it occurs. Failing to do this might damage the printheads.
  • You can also clean the printhead from your printer’s control panel or use the HP Utility to improve the print quality.

Now, you have seen how to perform the HP OfficeJet 250 setup. You have also learned some effective troubleshooting tips and techniques to solve some common printer issues. We are also explained about HP OfficeJet 5740 Printer setup. In case you require more clarifications regarding the procedures on this page, contact our technical experts to get more information. You can do this using the Call button on this page.

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