Scan using the HP LaserJet M1120 printer


HP LaserJet M1120 MFP

Dear friends, today we will discuss how to use the HP LaserJet M1120 MFP Scanner. At the same time, another issue will be resolved: what to do if the HP LaserJet M1120 MFP does not scan? That is, the problem with the scanner of this device will be completely solved. First, let’s take a closer look at this wonderful gadget.

So, the M1120 version is not just a printer, but a three-in-one multifunctional device that allows you to not only print finished documents and other data from a computer, but also copy and scan. For example, you can put the contract in a special tray under the lid (on the glass), then print several copies if necessary. We will not talk about how such a gadget is used, because for sure you yourself already know this, since you purchased this device.

HP LaserJet M1120

Connecting and setting up an HP MFP is easy: you only need drivers, a cable and a few minutes of your time

Let’s move on to the issue of scanning. Before using any product, be it a printer, keyboard, USB flash drive, and so on, you need to install special software on a computer or laptop that will allow the gadget to work fully. And in this case, there will be no exceptions. We will learn about installing all the required applications below. This is an extremely necessary operation, since by omitting this item, you will not be able to do anything with the printer. Therefore, we proceed to the next block and install the necessary software.

Installing the required software

Friends, it is worth noting that the following installation (starts from the fourth point) can also be done using the installation disk that comes with the device. It is enough to insert it into the drive and install the software, following the prompts on the screen, like any game, for example. Below we will consider the installation method via a download file from the HP support site.

  1. First you need to connect the printer to a computer or laptop via a USB port. The cable for connecting the device is included, so finding it will not be a problem. If suddenly for some reason it was not in the box, be sure to contact the store where the device was purchased. However, if you yourself lost this cable, then purchase a new one, otherwise you will not be able to use the device.
  2. So, the HP MFP is connected to the computer. Now turn on the printer using the power button on its body. You will hear characteristic sounds, and you will also see that the power indicator lights up green.
  3. By default, the system will automatically start searching for drivers for the device. Wait until this operation reaches its logical conclusion. You may need to restart your personal computer.
  4. After a reboot (if required), open a browser and go to . This is the download page for our printer software. If necessary, change the version of the computer’s operating system if the site does not recognize it correctly.
    Download drivers from the HP website

    To start downloading the software, click Download

  5. Click on the “Driver – Device Software Installation Kit” tab, then click on the “Basic Drivers” field that appears and click on the “Download” button next to the driver name (blue button on the right).
  6. After downloading this file, install it as an administrator by right-clicking on it and selecting the appropriate item. Installation does not take much time, it is easy: just follow the prompts and instructions in the dialog boxes. Please note that this software also includes the HP LaserJet M1120 MFP scanning software.
  7. Now again go to the same site, but now open the “Firmware” tab. There will be a download button right there. Install the program in the same way as in the previous paragraph.
  8. After installing both programs, restart your computer or laptop. Ready!

Scan documents HP LaserJet M1120 MFP

It’s time to talk, in fact, about how to scan documents using our printer. Now it will be possible to do this, since we previously installed a scanning program together with other software. So, there are three ways to scan:

  1. You can put the necessary document on the glass under the printer cover, then press the Scan button on the MFP body. Then you will only need to wait for the end of the process and go to the folder where the scanned documents are saved. By default, on computers running the Windows operating system, this location is the Pictures system folder.
    Button to start scanning

    Click the button and get the result ?

  2. The second option: after installation, an icon of the HP LaserJet M1120 MFP scanning program will appear on the desktop. Double click on it and run the utility. First, of course, you need to put the document in the tray. The program provides a simple user interface, so there will be no problems with it.
  3. The third option is to use ABBYY Scan Station or similar ABBYY products that are familiar to office workers. These utilities allow you not only to scan documents, but also to combine them into common pdf files, archives, and so on. Here you can also recognize the text if it is well printed. In general, there is where to roam.


So, now you know how to use all the features of the HP LaserJet M1120 MFP printer. It turned out that all you had to do was simply install special software either from the HP website or from the installation disk that came with the device. Do not forget to share your opinion, impression, and personal experience in the comments!

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