HP Officejet Pro 6978 Setup - Step By Step Instructions

Before using a new printer, you have to make sure that it is completely prepared and ready for printing. Unboxing and setting up the printer is straightforward. However, the process might vary a little bit based on the printer model and the computer OS type you’re using.This printer setup guide shows you how to unbox the HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 Setup for the first time. If you’re using a second-hand printer, restore its settings to the original factory default settings, and then continue the setup process.Read the simple instructions given under the HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 unboxing setup section on this page and execute the same for a quick and simple setup.

HP Officejet Pro 6978 Unboxing - First Time Setup

As said earlier, prepare your printer for the setup if you haven’t done it yet. After doing that, turn on the printer and perform the hardware setup followed by the software installation to complete the setup process.

Follow the simple instructions given below to know more about the same.

  • Remove the HP OfficeJet printer out of the box and place it on a neat surface.
  • Unpack the printer completely. Now, move the unpacked printer closer to an electrical outlet if necessary.
  • Connect your printer directly to the electrical outlet using its power cord.
  • It is now time to turn on the printer. If you’re turning on your printer for the first time, it might take a few seconds or minutes to become idle. So, wait patiently for the printer to become stable.
  • The screen prompting you to choose the device language will open once the printer is ready for the setup.
  • Choose the language of your preferences from the list and tap Yes.
  • Similarly, configure the other initial settings by following the prompts displayed on the screen.
  • Now, unpack and install the genuine HP SETUP ink cartridges on your printer.
  • To do so, lift the access door, remove the orange parts from the cartridges, and install them into their slots.
  • Ensure that the cartridges are seated properly and close the door.
  • Now, choose the paper type that fits your printing or copying needs from the recommended list and load it into the input tray.
  • After doing that, configure the paper size and type settings correctly on your printer.
  • Now, if you have installed the ink cartridges and loaded the correct paper type into the tray, the printer will display the “Align the Printer” message on its control panel.
  • Tap OK to begin the alignment process.
  • Align the printer by following the on-screen instructions.
  • After completing that, download (if necessary) and use the HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 driver for Windows or Mac to install the printer on your computer. (Refer to the instructions given under the HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 driver installation section to know the printer driver installation in detail).

We hope that the HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 setup instructions given above have helped you set up your printer.

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HP Officejet Pro 6978 Driver Download

Choosing the latest and most compatible printer driver for your OS type might be a time-consuming process. So, to help you choose the right HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 printer driver for your OS type, we have made the driver download process easy on this page.

Just click on the download button below.

Driver Download for Windows Driver Download for Mac

Now, your current operating system and its version type will be auto-detected, and the printer drivers available for the same will start downloading on the computer. Once the installer file is downloaded, use it to install the printer on your computer.

Hp Officejet Pro 6978 Driver Install

  • When performing the driver installation, the printer must be turned on. Because this will easily help the installer file detect the machine, so, make sure that your HP OfficeJet printer is switched on.
  • Also, ensure that the printer is not connected to your computer (Windows) using the USB cable.
  • If you wish to use the Wi-Fi connection to connect the printer to your computer, make sure that the printer is in the setup mode or connected to the Wi-Fi network (Refer to the instructions given under the HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 wireless setup section for the same).
  • Now, run the HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 driver for Windows or Mac on your computer.
  • Accept the EULA and choose the connection type of your preferences by following the prompts displayed on the screen.
  • Complete the rest of the driver installation process by following the prompts displayed on the screen.

HP Officejet Pro 6978 Wireless Setup

You can use the Wi-Fi Setup Wizard or the WPS (requires a router with a WPS button) method to set up your HP OfficeJet printer over a wireless network. Both the methods are pretty easy to perform. The below section covers an overview of how to perform the HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 Wi-Fi setup.

  • Before you begin, make sure that the Ethernet or USB cable is not connected to your printer. Also, ensure that the printer is turned on and placed closer to your wireless router.
  • Now, open the Dashboard on your printer.
  • Tap Wi-Fi > Settings > Wireless Settings.
  • Now, choose the Wireless Setup Wizard option if you wish to connect your printer to the wireless network using the network SSID and passwo
  • Similarly, select the Wi-Fi Protected Setup option if you want to connect your printer to Wi-Fi in one single press.
  • After doing that, connect your computer (Windows or Mac on which you wish to install) to the same network (to which you have connected the printer) over a wired or wireless connection.
  • Open the installer file and use it to install the HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 printer on your computer over a wireless network.

HP Officejet Pro 6978 Usb Setup- Mac (using Built-in Driver)

Don’t have a router for the wireless setup? Don’t worry. Use the USB cable to set up your printer on a macOS.

  • The latest macOS versions come with the basic driver for almost all the printer models.
  • When you connect the HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 printer to your computer using the USB cable, the built-in driver recognizes the printer model and starts installing the necessary software.
  • You can perform the print operation using this software.
  • However, you have to install the full feature software of your printer to perform the printing and other operations using the advanced options.
  • Download the latest printer driver for Windows or Mac from this page.
  • Run the installer file.
  • Choose the USB Connection option, connect the USB cable from your printer to the Mac computer, and install the necessary drivers when prompted.

HP Officejet Pro 6978 Scan

You can scan an original from the printer’s control panel or computer (using the HP Scan software or a web browser) and save its copy to a computer, memory device, and email with the HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 printer.

Scan the hard copy of the original and save it to a computer, memory device, and email by following the instructions below.

  • Use the printer’s ADF or scanner glass to load the original.
  • For Scan to a Computer: Enable the “Scan to a computer” feature on your computer and open the HP printer software on it. Go to the Scan section. Scan and save the original on your computer by following the instructions displayed on the screen.
  • For Scan to a memory device: Insert the memory device into your printer’s USB port. Open the Scan screen on your printer. Configure the scan settings and tap Start Scan.
  • For Scan to email: Configure the scan to email settings using the Scan-to-Email app (you can find this on your printer’s home screen). After doing that, scan and send the original to an email address from the printer’s control panel or the HP printer software.
  • Scan using Webscan: Enable the Webscan feature on your printer’s EWS page. Initiate the scan operation from a web browser and save the original on your computer.

HP Officejet Pro 6978 Fax

  • To send a standard fax from your printer to the recipient, ensure that the machine is connected to the telephone wall outlet using a phone cord. Make sure that the necessary fax settings are configured correctly.
  • Now, load the original on the scanner glass or in the ADF of your printer.
  • Tap on the Fax option on your printer’s home screen.
  • Select “Send Now.”
  • Type the receiver’s fax number in the given field and configure the fax settings (if necessary) as per your preferences.
  • Finally, tap Black or Color to scan and fax the loaded original to the entered fax number.

HP Officejet Pro 6978 Troubleshooting

Facing a printer-related problem when using your printer is a very common thing. But, there is a solution for almost all the printer problems. When you face a problem for the first time, try to understand the exact cause of it. Why? This helps you in troubleshooting the issue quickly.

The section below will guide you in resolving the common printer problems. You can also reach our team if you need real-time assistance in resolving your printer problems.

Hp Officejet Pro 6978 Clean Printhead

You can clean your printer’s printhead from the machine’s control panel or using the software. This section shows you how to clean the HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 printhead from the printer’s control panel.

  • Initially, ensure that the input tray of your printer has enough paper.
  • Now, open the Dashboard on your printer.
  • Select Setup > Printer Maintenance.
  • Clean the printhead by following the prompts displayed on the screen.

Hp Officejet Pro 6978 Error 0x6100004a- 3 Quick Solutions

When there is a blockage in the ink cartridge contacts or vents, “error code: 0x6100004a” will be displayed on the screen.

To clear this error code, try the simple troubleshooting solutions below.

  • Clean the ink cartridge contacts.
  • Clean and align the printhead.
  • Check if there is a cartridge jam. If yes, clear it to resolve the error.

HP Officejet Pro 6978 Is Not Printing Color Correctly

Is your printer not printing colors correctly? If yes, try these simple troubleshooting solutions to resolve it.

  • Initially, ensure that you’re using the genuine HP Setup ink cartridges on your printer.
  • Next, check the ink levels of the cartridges. If the levels are low or empty, replace the existing cartridges with new ones.
  • Align the printhead if necessary.
  • Clean the cartridge contacts and the printhead.

HP Officejet Pro 6978 Hard Reset

Misconfigured the printer settings? Are you looking to sell or present your printer to someone? Then, before doing that, restore its settings to default. Follow the instructions below for the same.

  • Open the Dashboard on your printer.
  • Select Setup > Printer Maintenance > Restore > Restore Settings > Continue > Yes.

HP Officejet Pro 6978 Won't Print Wirelessly

Is your printer not responding to the print operation (or command) over a wireless network? If yes, perform the following troubleshooting instructions to rectify it.

  • Initially, check whether the devices (printer and computer) are connected to the same wireless network. If not, connect them to the same network.
  • Next, make sure that the print settings are configured correctly.
  • Disable the security software or the firewall feature enabled on your wireless network because this can also block the printer from communicating with your computer over a wireless network.
  • Restart the devices, including the router.

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