How To Perform HP Smart Tank 7301 Setup?

This page shows you how to unbox and set up your HP Smart Tank 7301 printer easily, quickly, and most importantly, without a problem.Setting up a printer for the first time is never a troublesome and back-breaking job. If you have some basic knowledge and skills in operating computers and electronic gadgets, you can set up the printer in no time.Unpacking a printer is performed as the initial step to prepare it for the setup. Once you have done the preparation, you can turn on the printer and begin the hardware setup processes, such as loading paper, installing the ink cartridges, filling the ink tanks, etc. Finally, install the printer on your computer or smartphone to complete the setup.These are the basic steps for setting up a new printer, and the above instructions might vary a little bit based on each printer model. Now, if you want to know about HP Smart Tank 7301 Setup, read the instructions below, and execute the same for an easy, quick, and problem-free setup.

HP Smart Tank 7301 Unboxing Setup

Here are the five simple steps for unboxing and setting up your HP Smart Tank 7301 printer.

Preparing The Printer

  • If you have recently bought the new HP Smart Tank 7301 printer, unpack it completely to prepare the machine for the setup.
  • Remove the packing tapes, cardboard pieces, and Styrofoam pieces from the printer.
  • Now, if you have bought a second-hand printer, check whether its settings are restored.
  • If not, restore them and begin the setup process. (Refer to the instructions given under the HP Smart Tank 7301 factory reset section on this page for the same).

Turning On The HP Smart Tank 7301 Printer

  • Prepared your printer for the setup? If yes, turn it on to begin the next stage in the HP Smart Tank 7301 setup.
  • Get the power cord of your printer that was shipped with the product box.
  • Locate the printer's power inlet and plug the cord’s one end into it.
  • Connect the other end of the same power cord directly to your electrical outlet.
  • You can find the printer’s Power button on the front of it.
  • Press the button to switch on your printer.
  • Wait for your printer to become silent.
  • Don’t press the Wi-Fi button until it is necessary. Because this will disable the Wi-Fi Setup mode on your printer.

Choose The Setup Type

  • If you’re using Windows 10, 11, 8, or 8.1, macOS 10.10.5, or later, use the HP Smart app to complete the rest of the HP Smart Tank 7301 setup, including the printer’s hardware setup.
  • In case you’re utilizing an older version of Mac or Windows, complete the printer’s hardware setup and then download and use the HP Easy Start software to install the printer on your

Using The HP Smart App

  • Connect your smartphone or computer to a stable wireless network.
  • Now, install and open the HP Smart app on your device.
  • Tap or click Continue on the 'Welcome to HP Smart!' screen.
  • Install the printer on your device over a wireless network by following the on-screen prompts.
  • Once the HP Smart Tank printer is installed on your device, a screen prompting you to complete the printer’s hardware setup, such as loading paper, installing printheads, etc., will open.
  • Complete the hardware setup by following the on-screen instructions if you haven’t done it yet.

Using The HP Easy Start Software

  • Complete the HP Smart Tank 7301 printer’s hardware setup and align the printheads by following the instructions below.
  • After doing that, download, install, and use the HP Easy Start software to install the printer on your computer. (Scroll down this page to learn how to download and install the HP Easy Start software on your computer).

Complete The Hardware Setup

  • Fill the ink tanks, install the printheads, and load paper into the tray to complete the printer’s hardware setup. Follow the instructions below for the same.
  • Always use the genuine and recommended ink to fill the tanks.
  • Get the ink bottles that were shipped with your printer.
  • The ink tanks are placed under the scanner unit. So, raise the scanner unit.
  • Open the ink tank caps. The black tank will be on your left-hand side of the printer, and the color tanks will be on the right-hand side of the printer.
  • Unpack the ink bottles and fill the ink tanks. After doing that, close the tanks and lower the scanner unit.
  • Now, wait for 30 seconds to allow the printer to complete the calibration process.
  • After that, raise the scanner unit again.
  • Now, unpack and install the genuine HP printheads that were shipped with your printer.
  • Before installing the heads, ensure that the carriage is moved to the center.
  • Install the blackhead on the right-hand side of the slot and tri-color on the left-hand side of the slot.
  • Ensure that the heads are installed correctly.
  • Close the printhead cover and lower the scanner unit.
  • Get the recommended paper type for your printer.
  • Open the input tray.
  • Move the guides to the ends.
  • Now, load the paper with its printable side facing down into the tray.
  • Before closing the tray, adjust the guides properly.
  • Now, open the output tray and its extender.

Align The Printheads

  • Have you completed the HP Smart Tank 7301 printer’s hardware setup? If not, then align the printheads to complete the setup.
  • Why do I need to align the printheads? You have to perform this process to ensure that you have set up your printer correctly and the machine is ready to use.
  • Your HP printer will automatically print the alignment page if you have completed the printer’s hardware setup correctly.
  • Now, place the printed alignment page on the scanner glass and scan it to complete the alignment process.

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HP Smart Tank 7301 App

The HP Smart app is the only application that enables you to install and access the printer from your smartphone and the latest Windows or Mac computer. It is designed to work with almost all HP printers, including the HP Smart Tank 7301 printer.

You can download and install this app from the stores, such as Google Play Store or Apple App Store, Microsoft Store, and Mac store. Visit the preferred store. Search and install the HP Smart app on your device.

HP Smart Tank 7301 Driver Download

We have made the driver download process quite easier for our users on this page. Just click on the download button below.

Driver Download for Windows Driver Download for Mac

Now, the HP Smart Tank 7301 printer driver available for your current OS type will start downloading. Once the driver is downloaded, open and use it to install the printer on your computer. (Refer to the instructions given under the HP Smart Tank 7301 driver install section on this page for the same

HP Smart Tank 7301 Driver Install

  • Run the downloaded HP Easy Start setup file on your computer.
  • Accept the end-user license agreement of the printer.
  • Like the HP Smart app, the setup file can also detect the printers that are in setup mode and connected to the same network as your device.
  • So, ensure that your printer is in setup mode or connected to the network.
  • Choose the printer when prompted.
  • Complete the rest of the driver installation process by following the on-screen prompts.
  • If the setup mode is disabled and your printer is not connected to any network, connect the machine to the network manually.
  • To do so, choose the connection type that you wish to use when prompted by the installer file.
  • After doing that, connect your printer to the network and install it on the computer by following the on-screen prompts.

HP Smart Tank 7301 Wireless Setup

Setting up your printer over a wireless network enables you to access it from anywhere within the wireless network range. The Wi-Fi setup process is also pretty easy to perform. You can perform the HP Smart Tank 7301 Wi-Fi setup using the HP Smart app, the HP printer software, and using the WPS method.

All these three methods are pretty easy to perform. If you want to perform the Wi-Fi setup using the HP Smart app or the HP printer software, refer to the instructions given above in the “HP Smart Tank 7301 unboxing and setup” and “HP Smart Tank 7301 driver install” sections of this page.

Follow the instructions below to perform the HP Smart Tank 7301 Wi-Fi setup using the WPS method.

  • To perform this method, you need a wireless router with a stable internet connection and a WPS (also called Wi-Fi Protected Setup) button.
  • So, before you begin the Wi-Fi setup, get the router that is recommended for the setup.
  • Also, ensure that your printer, router, and device (computer or smartphone) are turned on and placed in the same room.
  • Locate the Wi-Fi button on your printer’s control panel.
  • Now, hold down the located button for at least 3 seconds to enable the Wi-Fi WPS Setup mode on your printer.
  • After enabling it, press the router’s WPS button to help your printer detect and connect to it.
  • You can confirm that your printer is connected to the Wi-Fi network by checking the Wi-Fi light status on its control panel.
  • Wi-Fi light is blinking: The printer is trying to connect to the network.
  • Wi-Fi light is stable and lit: The printer is connected to the network.
  • Now, connect your smartphone or computer to the printer’s network.
  • Use the HP Smart app or the printer software recommended for your computer’s OS type to install the printer on your device over a wireless network.

HP Smart Tank 7301 Scan

  • The HP Smart Tank 7301 printer comes with great scan features and enables you to scan an original using the HP Smart app, the printer software, and a web browser (Webscan).
  • In this section, we have shown you how to scan an original using the HP Smart app.

Scan Using The HP Smart App

  • To scan the original using the HP Smart app, open the app.
  • If you want to scan an ID card or a single paper, use the scanner glass to load it.
  • Similarly, if you want to scan multiple pages of a document, use the ADF to load them.
  • Ensure that your printer is selected on the app’s main screen.
  • Select the Scanner tab.
  • Now, set the scan preset, output type, page size, etc., as per your preferences.
  • Finally, click on the Scan button.

HP Smart Tank 7301 Duplex Scanning

The HP Smart Tank 7301 printer doesn’t support the duplex or two-sided scan functions. If you want to perform duplex scanning, scan one side of the document and then scan the other side using the scanner glass or ADF of your printer.

HP Smart Tank 7301 Copy

  • Creating a duplicate copy of an original is pretty easy with the HP Smart Tank 7301 printer.
  • Use the ADF or scanner glass to load the original.
  • After that, press the Black Copy or Color Copy button to begin the copying process.
  • Press the Black Copy or Color Copy button multiple times or hold down the button to increase the number of copies.
  • If you want to create a copy of an ID card, place it on the scanner glass.
  • Press the ID Copy button followed by the Color Copy or Black Copy button.

HP Smart Tank 7301 Troubleshooting

Is your HP printer not printing or not connecting to a Wi-Fi network? If yes, don’t worry. These are the common problems many users face. This HP Smart Tank 7301 troubleshooting section explains how to resolve these common problems within a few minutes.

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HP Smart Tank 7301 Factory Reset

Configured your printer settings wrongly? Looking to sell or present your printer to someone? If yes, then restore its settings to their factory defaults. Follow the instructions below for the same.

  • Ensure that your HP Smart Tank 7301 printer is turned on.
  • Locate and hold down the Information button on your printer’s control panel for five seconds.
  • Once all the lights on the control panel turn on, release the button and open the ink access door of your printer.
  • Now, hold down the Cancel and Information buttons simultaneously for three seconds.
  • This will factory reset your printer settings to their original defaults.

HP Smart Tank 7301 Not Printing - Best & Recommended Solutions

  • Ensure that your Smart Tank printer is turned on and ready for print operation.
  • Check whether any error message or code is displayed on your printer screen. If yes, it means your printer is facing some issues in performing the print operation. Learn more about the error message or code displayed on the screen and perform the necessary methods to resolve it.
  • If the devices (printer and computer or smartphone) are connected to different networks, there is a chance for a communication issue to occur. This will block the printer from receiving the request sent from your computer. So, connect the printer and computer or smartphone to the same network and then perform the print operation.
  • Check your printer status. If it is offline, disable the Use Printer Offline option or enable Use Printer Online to bring your printer back online.
  • Use the HP printer diagnostic tool (HP Print and Scan Doctor for Windows and HP Smart Diagnose & Fix (which comes with the HP Smart app)) to detect and resolve printer issues.
  • Configure the print settings. Failing to choose the printer correctly in the Print dialog box will also lead to these kinds of print problems. Make sure that your Smart Tank printer is selected in the Print dialog box.

HP Smart Tank 7301 Not Connecting To Wifi - Five Best Solutions

  • Restart the devices (router and printer). Now, try to connect your printer to the wireless network.
  • Restore the printer’s network settings if the Wireless Setup Mode is disabled on it.
  • If your printer and the router are placed too far from each other or closer to devices, like microwave ovens, or Bluetooth devices, then there is a chance for these kinds of problems to occur. Therefore, relocate the devices if necessary.
  • Disable the firewall or security settings. Some security or firewall settings can also prevent the printer from connecting to your wireless network. So, temporarily turn off such security settings and then try to connect your printer to the Wi-Fi network.
  • Use the HP diagnostic tool for Windows, i.e., HP Print and Scan Doctor, to resolve the wireless connection issue on your Windows computer.

So, you’ve learned how to perform the HP Smart Tank 7301 setup. You’ve also seen the troubleshooting methods to resolve some common printer problems.

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