HP ENVY 4500 PRINTER SETUP

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HP ENVY 4500 PRINTER SETUP

The wireless multifunction printer, HP Envy 4500, is meant to bring productivity to a whole new level. The printer can easily print at a speed of 8 pages per minute for black copies and around 5.2 pages per minute for color. You can print wirelessly using this printer, courtesy of the Wi-Fi Protected setup and the Wi-Fi Direct features. You can get to save time with automatic 2-sided printing. The HP Envy 4500 printer delivers a monthly volume of 100-400 pages. Here are the setup steps for the HP Envy 4500 printer.

Hp Envy 4500 Printer Setup

Contents in the box

  • The HP Envy 4500 printer
  • Power Cord
  • Ink Cartridges
  • User and Setup Manuals

Hardware Setup

  • Unpack the printer from the carton and place the printer on a flat surface.
  • Remove the protective tapes surrounding the printer body and discard them.
  • Open the cartridge access door.
  • Remove the packaging material present inside.
  • Close the cartridge access door.
  • Unpack the power cord from the sealed packaging.
  • Connect the power cord to the AC power outlet and to the rear end of the HP Envy printer.
  • Turn on the HP Envy 4500 printer.
  • Use the navigation buttons and select the language of your choice.
  • Open the cartridge access door.
  • Unpack the ink cartridges from the carton.
  • Peel the protective tapes from the bottom of the ink cartridge.
  • Open the latch for both the cartridge slots.
  • Place the ink cartridges into their places and make sure to close the latch to hold them firmly.
  • Close the cartridge access door.
  • Open the paper tray from the bottom of the printer.
  • Move the paper guides to the sides inside the tray.
  • Place a paper stack and adjust the paper guides accordingly.
  • Insert the paper tray back into your printer and pull the paper support.

Software setup

  • Once the hardware setup is complete, you can go ahead with the software setup.
  • Download the HP Smart app from the HP support page, from your App Store (Mac), or Microsoft Store (Windows).
  • Connect a USB interface cable between the computer and the HP printer.
  • Open the HP Smart app.
  • Click the Add Printer button or the + button and add the printer to the HP Smart app.
  • Once the HP Envy 4500 printer is added to the HP Smart app, you will see a green tick next to the printer indicating that the software setup is complete.

HP ENVY 4500 DRIVER DOWNLOAD

With the help of the HP printer driver downloaded to your computer, you can perform all your printing tasks with just a click away. Here, there are two ways to download the driver for your computer. Further instructions are described below.

Hp Envy 4500 Driver Download

HP ENVY 4500 DRIVER FOR WINDOWS

  • On this page, click the Driver Download button.
  • The driver for your Windows OS will be downloaded immediately.
  • One more way to download the printer driver is from the official HP support page. Here are the steps.
  • Open the browser on your computer.
  • Open the support page for the HP Envy 4500 printer.
  • Once the page opens, click the Software, Drivers and Firmware tab.
  • On the next page, you will find that the support page has detected your operating system.
  • In case it doesn’t, you can choose your operating system from Choose a different OS.
  • Select the Windows option and the version of the Windows from the drop-down lists.
  • Click Change.
  • Click the link for Driver-Product Installation Software (1).
  • You will be asked to download HP Smart.
  • Click the Install button.
  • The Microsoft Store page will open.
  • Click Get to download HP Smart.

HP ENVY 4500 DRIVER FOR MAC

  • Click the Driver Download button and the download for the printer driver will begin immediately.
  • One more way to download the printer driver is from the official HP support page.
  • Open the default browser on your computer.
  • Enter the URL for HP Envy 4500 in the address bar and press Enter.
  • Once the support page opens, click the Software, Drivers and Firmware tab.
  • The driver page will open, asking you to install HP Smart.
  • Click the Install button.
  • Wait for the App Store to open on your Mac.
  • Download HP Smart from the App Store.

HP ENVY 4500 DRIVER FOR IPAD

If you wish to perform the tasks for the HP Envy 4500 printer from your iPad, you can do so in simple steps. Before proceeding, ensure that your HP Envy 4500 printer and your iPad are connected to the same wireless network.

  • Open the App Store on your iPad.
  • Tap the search bar and look for HP Smart.
  • Once the HP Smart app page opens, tap the Download icon.
  • The HP Smart app will be downloaded to your iPad.
  • Open HP Smart and add the printer following the commands on the screen.

HP ENVY 4500 WIRELESS SETUP

Since the HP Envy 4500 printer supports wireless printing, you can easily connect the printer to your wireless network. There are different ways to connect the HP Envy 4500 printer to your wireless network.

HP ENVY 4500 WIRELESS SETUP MAC

In this section, we will see the steps to use the Push Button Method to connect your printer to the wireless network. This method needs you to have a router enabled with a WPS button. The WPS connection is simple compared to other methods.

Hp Envy 4500 Wireless Setup
  • First, press and hold the Wireless button on your printer.
  • You will notice that the Wireless light on the printer starts blinking.
  • Within the next couple of minutes, ensure that you press the WPS button located on the router.
  • You will notice the printer trying to find the connection coming from the wireless router.
  • Once you see the Wireless light turn solid, you can be sure that the printer is connected to the wireless network.

HP ENVY PRINTER SCANNER SETUP

  • Loading the original document to scan is the first thing you need to follow to perform a scanning setup.
  • Ensure that the HP Envy 4500 printer is turned on.
  • Open the scanner lid of the printer.
  • Place the original document you wish to scan on the scanner glass.
  • Ensure that the document is placed properly according to the edge of the scanner glass.
  • Close the scanner lid.

HP ENVY 4500 SCAN TO COMPUTER

  • Open the scanner lid of the HP Envy 4500 printer.
  • Place the original document and close the scanner lid.
  • Press the Home button.
  • Select the Scan option.
  • Use the navigation buttons (Up or Down arrow).
  • Select Scan.
  • Choose Scan to Computer.
  • Select the computer you want to scan from the printer display.
  • Proceed to scan.

HP ENVY 4500 SCAN TO PDF

  • First, you need to load the original document on the scanner glass of the HP Envy 4500 printer.
  • Open the HP Smart app.
  • Click the Scan button.
  • Select Scanner.
  • Select Preview to know how your document looks.
  • Click on the Scan icon and make the necessary adjustments based on your requirements.
  • Select a file type (Save as PDF).
  • Click the Scan button to complete the scan and the document will be scanned to your computer in PDF format.

HP ENVY 4500 SCAN TO EMAIL

It’s unfortunate to say that the HP Envy 4500 printer cannot scan to email.

HP ENVY 4500 SCAN TO IPAD

  • Open App Store on your iPad.
  • Search for HP Smart.
  • Once the HP Smart page opens, tap the Get button.
  • Search for the HP Envy printer that is connected to the same wireless network as your smartphone.
  • Place the document(s) on your HP Envy 4500 printer.
  • Select the Scan tab on your HP Smart app.
  • Follow the commands on your iPad screen and complete the scan.

HP ENVY 4500 TROUBLESHOOTING

Despite the great features the HP Envy 4500 printer possesses, there are some problems you might face while operating this machine. With the help of the simple troubleshooting steps given in this section, the problems you might face can be resolved. Here are some issues that are bound to occur at some point while using HP Envy 4500.

  • Ensure that the HP Envy 4500 printer is turned on.
  • Open the cartridge access door.
  • Open the latch for the color ink cartridge.
  • Remove the color ink cartridge from the slot.
  • Ensure that the protective tape is removed from the cartridge and discarded.
  • Place the cartridge back into the slot and see if the color printing issue is resolved.
  • The problem could be because of the ink cartridge itself. Replace the ink cartridge.

  • Remove the old cartridge and keep it aside.
  • Unpack the new color ink cartridge from the packaging.
  • Now, remove the protective tape from the bottom of the cartridge.
  • Place the new cartridge into the slot and ensure that the latch is closed.
  • Ensure that the black ink cartridge is placed properly inside the printer.
  • Make sure that the latch closes the ink cartridge completely.
  • Ensure that the ink cartridge is not empty or getting close to being empty; replace the ink cartridge with a new black cartridge if required.
  • If you feel that the steps are not helping, you can clean the printhead of the printer for best results.

  • Select Settings from your printer control panel.
  • Choose Tools > Clean Printhead.

The HP Envy 4500 printer will clean the printhead and you can test to see if the printer prints in black.

When you suddenly notice the HP Envy 4500 printer printing blank pages, it means that the printer has run out of ink. The best solution is to replace the ink cartridges.

  • Ensure that the printer is placed on a flat surface.
  • If the black ink cartridge is nearing emptiness or is old, replace it immediately.
  • Make sure that the protective tape is removed from the bottom of the ink cartridge.
  • The HP Print and Scan Doctor software is one of the best tools for HP printers and can easily troubleshoot the issue you are facing now.

  • Download the HP Print and Scan Doctor tool from the official HP support page.
  • Once the download is complete, run the HPPSdr.exe file.
  • Open the application and click the Start button.
  • Add the HP Envy 4500 printer to the utility.
  • Depending on the problem, choose the appropriate option in the utility.
  • Fix the printing issue.
  • Once resolved, you will see a green tick indicating that the printer has passed the test.
  • Make sure that the HP Envy 4500 printer is connected to your computer (USB or Wireless connection).
  • See if the original document is properly placed on the scanner glass according to the edges of the glass.
  • Make sure that you wipe the scanner glass clean to get rid of the dust accumulated on it.