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If you break into a cold sweat at the thought of connecting that new printer, this guide will make the process easier and relieve your stress.

Step 1: Insert software CD
Insert the software CD and follow the on-screen directions.

Some Macs will be able to identify your printer even without the software CD.

Step 2: Connect power and USB cables
Connect the power cable to your printer, and plug it into a wall outlet. Then connect one end of the USB cable to the back of your printer and the other end to the computer.

If you don't have a spare USB port, connect your printer with a Firewire cable.

Step 3: Turn printer on
Turn on your printer and wait for the computer to recognize it. This may take a few minutes.

Step 4: Check for printer
Open the Print dialog box in any document.

Step 5: Add printer manually
In the printer setup utility window, add your printer manually by clicking Add Printer in the printer list, and then locating it on the list that pops up.

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