For you to start performing tasks using your printer, you need to download and install the latest printer software on your computer. You can also use the CD bundled along with the printer in the box, but make sure to check if the software in it is not outdated. When you download the driver software, be sure to download the full feature driver to get the most out of your printer. The job of a driver software is to make the printer perform tasks without it being aware of the background processes. Click on the button above to download the latest driver software for your HP Deskjet 2132 Printer.
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Check for the contents inside the box at the back of the printer because what’s inside varies depending on the region. A typical unboxing should include the printer, power cable, USB cable, black and color ink cartridges and the documentation. Unwrap the package and take the contents out of the box before you setup the HP Deskjet 2132 Printer.
Step 1:Place the printer on a flat surface and remove all the plastic tape from the outer body of the printer.
Step 2:Lower the output tray to open the cartridge access door and remove all the plastic tape from inside the printer and close the cartridge access door.
Step 3:Connect one end of the power cord to the printer and the other end into the power socket. Do not connect the USB cable at this time.
Step 4:Turn on the printer and set the location, language, date and time etc. Open the cartridge access door and wait till the carriage moves to the center.
Step 5:Remove the cartridge from its package and be careful to not touch anywhere other than the black plastic part of the cartridge.
Step 6:Remove the plastic tape from the cartridge and slide it into the slot with the copper contacts facing the HP Deskjet 2132 Printer.
Step 7:Push it in to lock it into place. Repeat the same for the other cartridge and close the cartridge access door.
Step 8:Load paper into the paper tray and align the cartridges. Download and install the latest printer software on your computer.
To install your printer first, check for the type of connections your printer supports. A USB connection is the simplest to setup. You have to install the driver software on your computer and connect the printer to it. Add the printer to your computer’s operating system and you can start assigning jobs to your HP Deskjet 2132 Printer. Click on the links below to learn more.
Install the latest full feature driver on the computer and connect your printer to start using it.
Download the latest driver software for the printer on your computer. The file will get saved to the downloads folder. Open the file to install it and connect the printer to the computer when prompted. You can now start using the printer. Step by step instructions on how to install the driver software is listed below.
Search Windows for Change device installation settings and open it.
Select Yes and save changes to set your computer to automatically update the drivers.
Connect the printer to the computer with the help of a USB cable.
In the Devices and Printers menu, click on the Add a Printer option.
Select your printer and click Next. Follow the on-screen instructions to install the printer.
Try printing a document to check if the printer has been installed properly.
Connect your printer to the Mac and install the driver software using the Apple Software Updater.
On a Mac, you can either download the driver software from the internet or install it using the Apple Software Updater. Before you install the printer, check if the computer is connected to the internet. Follow the instructions mentioned in the document to install your printer and get it running.
Open the System Preferences menu and select Printers and Scanners.
Check if the printer is listed in the menu and remove it using the – sign.
Add the printer by clicking on the + sign at the bottom of the menu.
Click the Add a Printer option and choose the name of your printer.
Select the Use or Print Using menu and select your HP Deskjet 2132 Printer from the list to add it.
Close the System Preferences menu and try printing a document using the printer.
To perform a scan using your scan capable printer, you need to download and install the driver software for your printer. After installing the software, place the document that you want to scan on the scanner glass and click Scan. You need to select the file format and the storage location before scanning the document. Follow the steps below to learn how to scan a document or a photo to your computer.
Scan Multiple Pages
There can be times when you need to scan multiple pages of a single document. Scanning individual pages one by one and combining them together can be a tedious and time-consuming task. The instructions on how to scan multiple pages to a document are mentioned below.
Install the full feature driver on your computer to enable the printer’s ability to scan multiple pages to a document.
Place the document that you want to scan on the scanner glass and align it properly before you close the lid.
On a Mac, open HP Easy Scan app and select your printer from the list. Click Scan and select Scan Next item to scan multiple pages.
On Windows, open Printer Assistant select Scan a document. Make sure the resolution is set below 300 DPI. Show Scan Preview and uncheck Create Individual File Option.
Scan To Computer
Using the HP Deskjet 2132, you can directly scan document or photos to the computer. In the scan menu, set the file destination as computer and select your computer from the list. Learn how to scan a document to the computer by following the instructions mentioned below in the document.
Load the document that you want to scan on the scanner glass and make sure it is aligned with the lines on the glass.
Check if the printed side is facing down and close the lid. Press Scan. In the scan settings, select the file format.
Choose the destination to which you want the file to be saved and change other scan settings like quality etc.
Click Scan and the document or the image will now be saved to the location you selected.
Before you install the ink cartridge, make sure it is a genuine ink cartridge manufactured by HP. Always hold the cartridge by the plastic part, touching it anywhere else can cause it to fail. Clean the ink cartridge with the help of a soft damp cloth once a while to remove any dirt or leaks. Check the ink levels in the installed cartridge before you replace it.
Ink Cartridge Replacement
To replace an ink cartridge, open the cartridge access door, remove the cartridge present inside and pull it out to remove it. Check the ink levels of the cartridge before you replace it with another one.
Check Ink Levels
Before you replace the cartridge, it is important that you check their ink levels because there is a good chance that the issue with the cartridge may not be due to low ink levels. Click on the link below to learn more.
Ink Cartridge Installation
Turn on the HP Deskjet 2132 Printer and open the cartridge access door. Wait till the printer becomes silent. Take out the cartridge from its package and hold it by the plastic part to slide it in. For step by step instructions on how to install a cartridge, click on know more.
Problems occur over time in printers and by using the right set of instructions, they can be easily fixed. Depending on the complexity of the problem, the troubleshooting can take a little longer. The most commonly occurring problems in the HP Deskjet 2132 Printer are Printer might go offline, print jobs might get stuck in the queue or there may be some problem with the cartridge. Read the document below to learn more.
The printer might go offline when there is a drop in the connection between the printer and the computer. At this point, the HP Deskjet 2132 Printer will stop performing operations and will remain the same until the connection has been reestablished.
Color or Black Ink Not Printing
Check if the cartridges have been inserted into their respective slots. Check if the cartridge has been damaged and clean it up manually. Check the ink levels and replace the cartridges if required.
Print Jobs Stuck in Print Queue
When the print jobs get stuck in the queue, the printer stops accepting further print jobs until the error has been fixed. You will not be able to cancel or delete the print jobs. Turn off the HP Deskjet 2132 Printer and unplug the power cord to resolve the issue.
Blinking lights denote an error and it is important to check the combination in which the lights are blinking. Each combination represents a different error and needs to be handled accordingly.