HP Smart Tank 551 Setup

HP Smart Tank Plus 551 is a three-in-one printer that helps you to perform the print, scan, and copy operations over a wireless network. Almost all the operating systems are compatible with this printer. The mobile printing process is possible on this printer with the help of HP Smart app, Apple AirPrint, HP ePrint, and Mopria features. Inside the printer package, you can find the HP Smart Tank Plus 551 printer, a set of black, yellow, & magenta ink bottles, an installation guide, a power cord, and a driver software CD. HP Smart Tank 551 setup, follow the instructions given below.

HP Smart Tank 551 Setup

HP Smart Tank 551 Unboxing & Setting Up

  1. First, unpack your HP printer completely and place it on a table or in a location where you can work effectively.
  2. After that, connect the HP printer directly to awall outlet using the power cord provided with the package.
  3. Now, press the Power button on the printer’s control panel.
  4. Once your HP printer turns ON, perform the prompts displayed on the screen.
  5. Now, unpack the ink bottles.
  6. Open the cap of the ink tank.
  7. Fill the ink tanks with the correct ink type.
  8. After filling the tank with enough ink, close the cap.
  9. Begin the printhead installation by unpacking it.
  10. Open the front door of your HP printer.
  11. Then, slowly open the access door of the printhead.
  12. Ensure that you have removed the orange protective tape from the cartridges.
  13. Insert the ink cartridges into therespective slots.
  14. Then, close the access door,followed by the front door of the printer.
  15. Now, get a stack of plain paper.
  16. Open the tray.
  17. Place the papers on the tray.
  18. Close the paper tray.
  19. The HP Smart Tank 551 setup’s hardware setting up is completed.
  20. Now, begin theprinter software installation on your Windows or Mac computer by using the installation CD or downloaded driver file.
  21. Finish the driver installation and try a test print.
HP Smart Tank Plus 551 printer Setup

HP Smart Tank 551 Driver Download

  1. Locate and click the Driver Download Windows or Driver Download Mac 
  2. As soon as you do it, the HP Smart Tank Plus 551 printer driver files will start to download.
HP Smart Tank 551 setup Windows Driver

HP Smart Tank 551 Manual Download

  1. Click the Manual Download button provided on this web page.
  2. Now,the soft copy of the HP Smart Tank Plus 551 printer’s user guide will start to download.
HP Smart Tank 551 User Manual Download

Install HP Smart Tank 551 Driver

  1. Before you begin the HP Smart Tank Plus 551 driver installationon your Windows or Mac computer, make sure that the initial printer hardware setup is completed.
  2. Now, insert the print driver installation CD into your computer’ s disc tray.
  3. If your computer is not compatible with the disc tray, then download the HP Smart Tank Plus 551 printer driver from the printer’s official site or this web page.
  4. Ensure to select the correct printer model and connection type when prompted.
  5. Run the downloaded installer file and perform the driver installation as instructed on the screen.
  6. Finally, try a test print to check the printer functions.

HP Smart Tank 551 Wireless Setup

Follow the instructions given below to set up the HP Smart Tank Plus 551 printer over a wireless network using the WPS method.

  1. Get the wireless router that has a WPS 
  2. Connect your computer to the same wireless network to whichthe HP printer is to be connected.
  3. Locate the Wi-Fi button on your HP printer and hold it down for three seconds.
  4. Once the wireless light on your HP printer starts blinking, press the WPS button available on your Wi-Fi router.
  5. After your HP printer is connected to the wireless network, install its driver file on the computer.
  6. Finish the wireless setup by installing the driver file successfully on your computer.

HP Smart Tank 551 Print Setup

Using the HP Smart Tank 551 setup, you can print documents, photos, and envelopes. The below section will assist you in printing photos on your HP printer.

  1. First, open the paper tray of your HP printer.
  2. Place the photo paper on the tray.
  3. Close the tray.
  4. Now, open the photo file you wish to print on your computer.
  5. Click the File menu on the application screen.
  6. Select the Print 
  7. Set the print preferences as per your needs.
  8. Finally, click the Print button followed by 
  9. Now,your HP printer will start to print the photo file that you have selected.

HP Smart Tank 551 Scan Setup

The HP Smart Tank Plus 551 printer is compatible with the scan operation via HP Easy Scan, HP Smart, and Apple Image Capture. The below section explains how to perform the scan operation on your HP printer using the HP Smart app in the Android device.

  1. Install the HP Smart app on your Android device.
  2. Connect the HP Smart Tank Plus 551 printer and your Android device to the same wireless network.
  3. Launch the smart app on your Android device.
  4. Choose your HP printer from the list.
  5. Tap the Scan 
  6. Follow the on-screen instructions.
  7. Once the scanning process is completed, the scanned copy will be displayed on your Android device screen.
  8. You can view, share, edit, or print it based on your preferences.

HP Smart Tank 551 Setup Troubleshooting Guidance

The troubleshooting method can be used to solve your printer’s common issues. Most of the troubleshooting methods you try today are developed by experts after solving various printer related issues. Click the Call button provided on this web page to get remote assistance in solving your printer related issues.

HP Smart Tank 551 Offline Solution

The error Printer Offline is a common issue faced by most of the HP Smart Tank 551 setup users. You can solve this issue easily by performing the simple troubleshooting instructions given below. 

  1. As soon as the error Printer Offline is displayed on your computer screen, check if the HP Smart Tank Plus 551 printer is turned ON.
  2. If your HP printer is turned OFF, turn it ON, and then check if the issue is resolved.
  3. Ensure that you have made the correct printer selection during the print operation preferences.
  4. Try performing the print operation, after disabling the Print Offline 
  5. Make sure that your HP printer and the computer are connected to the same network.
  6. Check if you have installed the correct updated printer driver on your computer.
  7. If not, uninstall and reinstall the correct printer driver on your computer.
  8. Try, restart your HP printer and the computer.
  9. To get remote more remote assistance in solving the HP Smart Tank Plus 551 printer offline issue, click the Call button provided on this screen.

Steps: HP Smart Tank 551 Reset

The reset process will help you to resolve your printer-related issues. To reset your HP Smart Tank Plus 551 printer, read and proceed with the instructions given below.

  1. Switch off your HP Smart Tank Plus 551 printer,if it is turned ON.
  2. Disconnect the power cord and other cables from the printer.
  3. Leave your HP printer disconnected from the power cord for a while.
  4. Then, reconnect the power cable to your HP printer and turn it ON.
  5. Now,your HP Smart Tank Plus 551 printer is reset.

To factory reset your HP printer from its control panel, follow the quick steps given below.

  1. Switch on your HP printer.
  2. Hold down the Power 
  3. Now, press and hold the Black Copy and Resume buttons simultaneously.
  4. Once the spinning wheel appears on your HP printer, release the three buttons.
  5. Your HP Smart Tank 551 setup is factory reset successfully.