DeskJet 2540 all in a Digital Photo
I have photos on 4 X 6 photo paper difficulty printing on my Deskjet 2540. I am running 10.9.1. print options iPhoto doesn't give me not all sizes in addition to the standard paper sizes and 8 X 10 photo. I had to use the dialogue print another program to create a custom 4 X 6 size, but when I print, it only gives me half an inch of the image and leave the rest of the white photo paper. All the solutions out there?
Call technical support to obtain the solution to my problem. After the upgrade to the Mavericks, I intalled the latest drivers and software HP, but I didn't reset my printers through the system preferences, so I wasn't getting all the bang of my new driver. If you encounter the same problem, here's what you do.
1. go to System Preferences
2. Select Printers and Scanners
3. right click on one of the printers listed in the white box on the left, and select "Reset Printing System" at the bottom of the list
4. once the system is reset, click the "+" button at the bottom left and select "add printer or Scanner.
5. Select your HP printer in the list, and then select 'Printer name' in the menu 'Use' menu (mine was listed as "HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 2540 all-in-One").
6. click on 'Add' and you're ready to go!
A beautiful print media options palette now appears in your printer dialogs.
Thanks to endure phone tech, Jerry, a native of the Philippines, for helping me today. BTW, support relief and development there because they are still picking up the pieces after the Typhoon.
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I tried to connect my HP Deskjet 2540 all-in-One Series printer to my Dell Inspiron 15 for two days without success. Can you help me?
I have a HP DeskJet 2540 on my Dell Inspiron 1545.
The instructions from HP work so you should be fine if you follow them. The CD contains a ReadMe file that describes the installation procedure.
You must install the software first, and only then connect the printer. Note that you will first need to install it on a USB connection. You can change this later if, like me, you intend to use it with WiFi.
Need of compatible cartridges for HP Deskjet 2540 all-in-one series printer. Need all the compatible ink cartridge model #' s. hard to find here in Tahiti (Moorea).
Welcome to the HP Forums!
I understand that you need compatible ink cartridges for the Deskjet 2540. I will do my best to help you. I recommend the continuation of this entire HP document on cartridges. You can go to the website of HP SureSupply here, which shows the compatible ink for your printer cartridge (HP 61 black and tri-color 61).
You can also buy these cartridges on this Web site. If you have any further questions, please let me know. Have a good night!
I bought my printer a while ago and implemented so I could print wireless from my Mac. The other day I had to print some PDF documents and printed first, but the other two never printed. In the queue, it says "ready to print" and the two buttons wireless to the printer are turned on. It also does not print when I connect it to the USB port. But when I print the test page, which printed fine.
Welcome to the Forums of HP Support!
I see that you have some problems with your machine printing Mac OSX 10.11 for the all-in-one printer Deskjet 2540. I can help you with that.
To start, make sure that the printer is plugged directly into a wall outlet, not a surge protector. Once done:
- Disconnect the USB cable if it is connected.
- Turn the printer off.
- While the printer is turned off, disconnect the power cable from the back of the router.
- When the lights come back on the router, turn on the printer.
- Close any programs you have open.
- On your Mac, click on your Apple icon, system preferences and printers and Scanners.
- Hold down the CTRL key and click on an icon of your printer on the left.
- Click on reset printing system.
- Click the 'more' in the lower left corner.
- Select your printer from the list.
- Click in the box next to and select your printer from the list.
- Click on Add.
Please let me know if you can print after you follow the above. If you can, please click on accept solution. If you appreciate my help, please click on the thumbs up icon. The two icons are below this post.
I have a Deskjet 2540 brand new all-in-One. Printer is delivered without any instruction manual. How to print color? I hit 'print' of my document and it comes out in black and white. When I type on the printer, the 'color' button, it draws just a piece of paper through the unit and nothing is displayed at all. I do not understand this crazy thing. My old printer didn't need me to tell it to print color or black and white, that he knew what was coming through the system. I'm about to make this thing.
Thanks, actually it would print test print color, just not when I tried to get a print document in color. new printer, new cartridges. Change my selection of the printer of HP Deskjet 2540 2540 Deskjet series just seemed to settle, I don't know why. I just mention it here in case other Mac users have the same problem.
Have upgraded to Windows 10 (not sure if 32 or 64 bit). Now cannot scan. Have tried uninstalling/reinstalling, loading HP Print and Scan and HP Support Assistant doctor and does everything that is asked. However, the software that load every time is just the basic application that allows printing - it shows not all the scanning application. Tried to use the scan software very basic own Windows, which communicates with the scanner and scans indeed, but not in PDF format (VERY base). Help, please.
Welcome to the HP community @Hippy79,
I understand the printing software will not fully installed for your Deskjet 2540 on your system Windows 10, causing problems of scanning software and I would try to help! Here are my suggestions for you to try. When you are finished, please let me know the results and problems or errors that you may encounter!
First step: clean boot, restart the PC and try the install again.
1. start by typing "msconfig" in the search box of Cortana, and then click MSConfig (run command)
On your keyboard press Windows + R key at same time and type Msconfig in the run window, and then click OK or press ENTER.
2. now, choose Selective startup
3. Remove the check of the Load Startup items
4. click on the Services tab
5. check "hide all Microsoft Services" and then click on disable all
6. click apply , then OK
7 restart the PC and temporarily disable firewalls or antivirus programs
8 run the Installation Wizard for Windows HP printer to install the printer
9 turn on the firewall and start services
Second step: you unregister and re-register the Windows Installer Service:
1. hold down the Windows key + R to fill the box "Run" and type cmd.exe, and then click OK.
2. at the command prompt, type msiexec /Unregister , and then press ENTER.
3. at the command prompt, type msiexec/regserver, and then press ENTER.
4. at the command prompt, type exit and press ENTER to close the command prompt.
5. run the Wizard for Windows HP printer installation
Step 3: run System File Checker Scan (up to 3 times) to repair the corrupted system files:
1. go to start
2. type CMD
3 right-click and run as administrator
4. to check and repair the OS type sfc/scannow (note the space between sfc and ' / ')
You may need to run this upward to 3 times to solve all the problems
When finished, it will say one of three things
Windows did not find any breach of integrity (a good thing)
Windows resource protection found corrupt files and repair the (good)
Windows resource protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some (or all) of them (not a good thing)
Try to reinstall the printer.
Step 4: activate the built-in Windows administrator account
1. first of all, you'll need to open an administrator mode command prompt by right-clicking and choosing "run as Administrator" (or use the shortcut Ctrl + Shift + Enter in the search box).
Note that it works the same in all versions of Windows. It just search for cmd and then do a right-click on the icon of the command prompt in the start menu or the boot screen.
2. If you are in Windows 8.x or 10 you can click on the Start button and choose to open a command prompt in this way.
3. now type the following command:
NET user administrator / Active: Yes
4. you should see a message that the command completed successfully. Log out, and you will now see the administrator as a choice account.
You will notice that there is no password for this account, so if you want to leave it enabled, you must change the password.
Try to reinstall the printer.
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Installed a new deskjet 2540, use WiFi, on an old desktop running Windows XP. Now try to install it on a laptop running Windows 8.1 but get an error message indicating that it cannot read the software from the disc so impossible to install the printer. Ideas please
Hello @Mike90, thanks for the reply!
First of all, here are some Windows 10 resources for you to review;
Don't think it's my AntiVirus because I run the same on my old desk.
Security software installed on your computer is designed to protect your computer against threats, but sometimes can block communication between devices and can cause problems when using your printer or install the software.
A quick troubleshooting technique is to disable your firewall/antivirus and see if the problem goes away. Remember to re-enable your security later.
You can see the category 'firewall and software provider specific security information' of this site; Security and firewall information if you would like more information on your security software.
When you have downloaded the software fact all-in-one HP Deskjet 2540 Printer series full feature software and drivers - download version 10 of Windows?
I would try this;
- Unplug your USB cable.
- Click on the Start Menu, find and open devices and printers.
- Right-click on any printer that refers to this model, then click on remove device (so delete all HP Deskjet 2540 s in here)
- Then repeat installation, unplugged the USB cable and see if the installation detects the printer already on your network.
Please let me know if any of these steps has resolved your problem, or if there is anything else I can do to help.
I look forward to hear from you!
Hi, my printer has suddenly stopped detecting my wireless network. When I turn on the printer, wireless blue light continues to blink and there is an exclamation point on the screen of the printer. I still have the same wifi network as before and have not changed it or its parameters. I have not physically moved the printer and the wireless works fine for all computers, iPads, and phones.
I tried to uninstall and reinstall the HP Utility Set Up software but it couldn't detect the printer to set up. I also tried running the diagnostic results, but all the results, said 'Not work', 'Not applicable' or 'None'. I can't even an IP address for my printer.
My laptop can detect the printer if I turn on the wireless Direct button and I connect to this network on my laptop, but that's all. I'd rather connect the printer to the wifi so I can print from all my devices (phone, iPad etc.). The printer is less than 6 months and I do not understand what is the problem with him. Can you please specify?
Welcome to the Forums of HP Support! I hope you enjoy your stay here.
I understand that the all-in-one printer Deskjet 2540 does not connect to your wireless network. I can help you with that.
To connect the printer to your network again you will need to run the USB cable from the printer to your computer Mac OS x 10.7. This makes the open Applications, Hewlett-Packard and inside this folder you will find a program with a similar name to the installation wizard. If you run this program, then you will find options to connect your printer to your wireless network.
Please let me know how it works for you and let me know if you have any questions.
Have a wonderful evening!
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Can I send a fax to a HP Deskjet 2540 printer all-in-one? I have phone line VoIP 'Basic Talk'... are not currently connected to the printer.
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I understand you're wondering if you can fax with the printer HP Deskjet 2540. I am happy to answer this question!
According to the user's guideof this printer, the printer cannot send fax. It can only print, scan and copy.
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I hope that answers your question!
I recently acquired a MacBook Pro running the version of Mac OS X 10.6.8. I could get my wireless networked 3540 HP all-in-one installed as printer, but it won't install, recognize oe open the scan function. ; even from the HP installation disk.
What can I do?
I see by your post you have the Deskjet 2540 and are not able to install it on Mac. I want to help you.
I provided some documents to help solve this problem.
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If you have any questions, please let me know what steps you have taken and the results. Thank you.
When you use "Scan to email" a window pops up "unable to find mail account" Although there are accounts of e-mail on my pc. the printer is connected to my pc with the usb cable and installed for use with cable and wireless use.
Welcome to the HP Forums! I understand your concerns with the Deskjet 2540.
Unfortunately, "Scan to Email" is not available with this printer. Now, there is a solution. You can scan a document to your computer, open your e-mail account and attach this document.
What kind of e-mail do you use? If you check this, I provide steps to show you how to scan a document, then attach a file to your email.
This printer must really have a connection. You want to connect to this printer via a USB cable or wireless?
Impatience on your part.
I have a printer HP 2540 who was printing today and just stop printing: all documents are empty!
I tried all options but no joy troubleshooting - can anyone help me?
Have you tried all the steps is this HP doc.?
I got a 2540 for my grandfather a few weeks ago. When I put to him that it worked fine. Now, however it will only print opend with Adobe pdf files and I have no idea why.
Any other print command will result in a blank page or a page with a few veins of black or color. It will not display even a test page.
This could very easily be a problem with the machine of my grandfather because it is very old and running Windows XP 32-bit. I also have no way to connect his machine on the internet before taking him home and update mine and I prefer not to do so.
I tried to download the drivers on an external device and then editing them, but that has done nothing to solve this problem.
Thanks for the replies
It is black ink. It must have been damaged as when I replaced it with a new one that he started printing very well. The reason why that worked the pdf was because it was all in color and like the fool that I am, I have not noticed.
Thanks for the quick response.
Hi, I created this printer with my last provider internet and router easily. When I got the new router, the printer do not connect so I'll try to put in place to work. I've uninstalled and reinstalled the software, but move to the part of the 'discovery' Device Setup and my camera is not automatically listed as the last time.
I printed the Network Configuration page. Network status says offline and the SSID is my former network, not a new one.
Hold down the two buttons for more than 5 seconds.
I'm on windows 8.1 x 64, I use office 2013 pro, I had this problem for some time and now I'm getting really annoyed that there is no solution for it, yet I have searched several sites and forums and nothing. I'm in the middle trying to print something IMPORTANT for the University. I saw someone posted on the use of another driver, but who can't find anywhere and i ' ts becomes so frustrating, I uninstalled and reinstalled, using the software dr anything. someone tell me for gods sake there at - it a fix for this problem, if not I'll get a refund sorted by your warranty cause this is outrageous.
This problem is now solved for me, my brother helped me find the cause, it turns out that when you use your firewall it seems to interrupt communication on wifi as it print fine with usb and wifi turned off. what you need to do is to find the ip address of the printer and add it to your chest/whtelist firewalls etc., it shouldn't be a problem
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