How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Officejet Pro 251dw Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 7 Steps

HP OfficeJet Pro 251dw Wireless Photo Printer with Mobile Printing (CV136A)

Make sure you purchase the right ink cartridges for your specific printer and printer region or have your old ones refilled. Cartridges are not compatible between different brands, and often not within the same brand. Unlike other inkjet manufacturers, HP often designs its inkjet hardware to use country-specific consumables. When you unbox a new HP inkjet printer and set it up, you install a set of ink tanks that ship with the printer. As you turn on the device and get ready to use it, an initialization sequence localizes it to the country associated with the ink cartridges you installed.

HP recommends that you use Original HP ink cartridges. XL (Extra Large) cartridges cost more but do provide better value in the long run. They will be able to print at least double the pages of a regular cartridge. Our advice is that if you print often, go with XL. However, ink can dry up. So if you are not a frequent printer, go with the regular cartridges.

You can check the estimated ink levels from the printer software or from the printer control panel. The icon below displays a screen where you can see information about the ink cartridges, including fill levels. This icon has a red border when an ink cartridge needs attention. Ink level alerts and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only. When you receive a low-ink alert, consider having a replacement cartridge available to avoid possible printing delays. You do not have to replace the cartridges until you are prompted to do so.
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For regular usage, this product is not designed to print using only the black cartridge when the color cartridges are out of ink. However, your printer is designed to let you print as long as possible when your cartridges start to run out of ink. When there is sufficient ink in the printhead, the printer will offer you the use of black ink only when one or more of the color cartridges are out of ink, and the use of color ink only when the black cartridge is out of ink. The amount that you can print using black or color ink only is limited, so have replacement ink cartridges available when you are printing with black or color ink only. When there is no longer sufficient ink to print, you will get a message that one or more cartridges are depleted, and you will need to replace the depleted cartridges before you resume printing.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Officejet Pro 251dw Printer?

For your US, European and UK HP Officejet Pro 251dw Printer you need a HP 950 Black cartridge and 3 color cartridges: HP 951 Cyan/Magenta/Yellow. There are also Combo Savers (4 cartridges in one pack) available, like the HP 950XL Black and 951 Tri-color (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) Combo Saver.

Replace the cartridges

1. Turn the printer on by pressing the power button, if it is not already turned on. Wait until the product is idle and silent before continuing.
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Remove the empty cartridge
2. Open the cartridge access door AND the product lid. . The carriage moves to the middle of the product. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before proceeding.
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3. Find the cartridge you want to replace. Push in on the front of the cartridge to release it, and then pull it toward you to remove it from its slot.
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Insert a new cartridge
4. Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging. Do NOT touch the electrical contacts and ink port.

Do NOT lift the latch handle on the print carriage to install the ink cartridges. Doing so could cause the printhead or ink cartridges to be incorrectly seated, which can cause errors or print quality problems. The latch must remain down in order to correctly install the ink cartridges.

5. Using the color-coded letters for help, slide the ink cartridge into the empty slot until it snaps into place and is securely installed in the slot. Make sure that you insert the ink cartridge into the slot that has the same colored letter as the color you are installing.
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6. Repeat steps 3 through 5 for each ink cartridge you are replacing.

7. Close the product lid AND the cartridge access door..
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Align the printhead only if necessary.
The printer automatically aligns the printhead during the initial setup. You might want to use this feature when the printer status page shows streaking or white lines through any of the blocks of color or if you are having print quality issues with your printouts. You can align the printhead from the printer’s control panel, from the Toolbox (Windows) or HP Utility (OS X), and from the embedded web server (EWS).

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 All-in-One series – an Illustrated Tutorial in 9 Steps

HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing, Instant Ink ready (T0F28A)

Make sure you purchase the right ink cartridges for your specific printer and printer region or have your old ones refilled. Cartridges are not compatible between different brands, and often not within the same brand. Unlike other inkjet manufacturers, HP often designs its inkjet hardware to use country-specific consumables. When you unbox a new HP inkjet printer and set it up, you install a set of ink tanks that ship with the printer. As you turn on the device and get ready to use it, an initialization sequence localizes it to the country associated with the ink cartridges you installed.

HP recommends that you use original HP ink cartridges. XL (Extra Large) cartridges cost more but do provide better value in the long run. They will be able to print at least double the pages of a regular cartridge. Our advice is that if you print often, go with XL. However, ink can dry up. So if you are not a frequent printer, go with the regular cartridges.

You can check the estimated ink levels from the printer control panel or from the printer software. Ink level warnings and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only. When you receive a low-ink warning message, consider having a replacement cartridge available to avoid possible printing delays. You do not have to replace the cartridges until prompted to do so.

To check the estimated ink levels from the printer control panel:
From the printer control panel, touch or swipe down the tab at the top of the screen to open the Dashboard, and then touch the ink icon to check the estimated ink levels.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 printer?

For your US HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 All-in-One series printer you need 1 HP 902 Black OR HP 906XL cartridge AND 3 color cartridges: HP 902 Cyan/Magenta/Yellow cartridges.
There are also Combo Packs (4 cartridges in one pack) available, like the HP 902xl Black.

For your European or UK HP OfficeJet Pro 6968 All-in-One series printer you need 1 HP 903 Black OR HP 907XL AND cartridge AND 3 color cartridges: HP 903 Cyan + HP 903 Magenta + HP 903 Yellow cartridges.

Replace the cartridges.

1. Check that power is on. If the product is off, press the Power button to turn on the product. Wait until the product is idle and silent before continuing.
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Remove the old cartridge
2. Open the cartridge access door.
Locate the two slots on the sides of the printer. Place your fingers in the slots, and then lift to open the ink cartridge access door. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before you proceed.
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3. Press the tab on the front of the cartridge inward to release it, and then pull up on the cartridge to remove it from the slot.
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Insert the new cartridge
4. Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging by pulling the orange pull-tab straight back to remove the plastic wrap from the ink cartridge. Make sure you remove the orange pull-tab completely. When you remove the plastic wrap, the paper label on the top of the cartridge tears slightly, which is necessary to vent the cartridge. Do not touch the copper-colored electrical contacts and ink port.
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5. Remove the orange cap from the cartridge. Twist the cap counter-clockwise until it snaps off. A forceful twist may be required to remove the cap.
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6. Gently bend the tab away from the ink cartridge.
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7. Hold the ink cartridge so that the ink cartridge contacts are facing down and toward the printer. Match the colored dot on the ink cartridge with the dot of the same color on the carriage. Slide the new ink cartridge into its slot, and then gently press the ink cartridge down until it clicks into place and is seated firmly in the slot. Make sure that the color-coded letter on the cartridge matches that on the slot.
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8. Repeat step 3 to 6 for each ink cartridge you are replacing.

9. Close the cartridge access door.
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Align the printhead only if necessary.
The printer automatically aligns the printhead during the initial setup. However, you might want to use this feature for print quality issues in printouts where straight lines look wavy or jagged. You can align the printhead from the printer control panel, from the HP printer software and from the embedded web server (EWS).

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 All-in-One series – an Illustrated Tutorial in 9 Steps

HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing, Instant Ink ready (T0F29A)

Make sure you purchase the right ink cartridges for your specific printer and printer region or have your old ones refilled. Cartridges are not compatible between different brands, and often not within the same brand. Unlike other inkjet manufacturers, HP often designs its inkjet hardware to use country-specific consumables. When you unbox a new HP inkjet printer and set it up, you install a set of ink tanks that ship with the printer. As you turn on the device and get ready to use it, an initialization sequence localizes it to the country associated with the ink cartridges you installed.

HP recommends that you use original HP ink cartridges. XL (Extra Large) cartridges cost more but do provide better value in the long run. They will be able to print at least double the pages of a regular cartridge. Our advice is that if you print often, go with XL. However, ink can dry up. So if you are not a frequent printer, go with the regular cartridges.

You can check the estimated ink levels from the printer control panel or from the printer software. Ink level warnings and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only. When you receive a low-ink warning message, consider having a replacement cartridge available to avoid possible printing delays. You do not have to replace the cartridges until prompted to do so.

To check the estimated ink levels from the printer control panel:
From the printer control panel, touch or swipe down the tab at the top of the screen to open the Dashboard, and then touch the ink icon to check the estimated ink levels.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 printer?

For your US HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 All-in-One series printer you need 1 HP 902 Black OR HP 906XL cartridge AND 3 color cartridges: HP 902 Cyan/Magenta/Yellow.
There are also Combo Packs (4 cartridges in one pack) available, like the HP 902xl Black.

For your European or UK HP OfficeJet Pro 6978 All-in-One series printer you need 1 HP 903 Black OR HP 907XL AND 3 color cartridges: HP 903 Cyan + HP 903 Magenta + HP 903 Yellow.

Replace the cartridges.

1. Check that power is on. If the product is off, press the Power button to turn on the product. Wait until the product is idle and silent before continuing.
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Remove the old cartridge
2. Open the cartridge access door.
Locate the two slots on the sides of the printer. Place your fingers in the slots, and then lift to open the ink cartridge access door. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before you proceed.
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3. Press the tab on the front of the cartridge inward to release it, and then pull up on the cartridge to remove it from the slot.
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Insert the new cartridge
4. Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging by pulling the orange pull-tab straight back to remove the plastic wrap from the ink cartridge. Make sure you remove the orange pull-tab completely. When you remove the plastic wrap, the paper label on the top of the cartridge tears slightly, which is necessary to vent the cartridge. Do not touch the copper-colored electrical contacts and ink port.
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5. Remove the orange cap from the cartridge. Twist the cap counter-clockwise until it snaps off. A forceful twist may be required to remove the cap.
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6. Gently bend the tab away from the ink cartridge.
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7. Hold the ink cartridge so that the ink cartridge contacts are facing down and toward the printer. Match the colored dot on the ink cartridge with the dot of the same color on the carriage. Slide the new ink cartridge into its slot, and then gently press the ink cartridge down until it clicks into place and is seated firmly in the slot. Make sure that the color-coded letter on the cartridge matches that on the slot.
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8. Repeat step 3 to 6 for each ink cartridge you are replacing.

9. Close the cartridge access door.
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Align the printhead only if necessary.
The printer automatically aligns the printhead during the initial setup. However, you might want to use this feature for print quality issues in printouts where straight lines look wavy or jagged. You can align the printhead from the printer control panel, from the HP printer software and from the embedded web server (EWS).

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP OfficeJet 200 Mobile series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 9 Steps

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Make sure you purchase the right ink cartridges for your specific printer and printer region (or have your old ones refilled). Cartridges are not compatible between different brands, and often not within the same brand. Unlike other inkjet manufacturers, HP often designs its inkjet hardware to use country-specific consumables. When you unbox a new HP inkjet printer and set it up, you install a set of ink tanks that ship with the printer. As you turn on the device and get ready to use it, an initialization sequence localizes it to the country associated with the ink cartridges you installed.

HP recommends that you use Original HP ink cartridges. XL (Extra Large) cartridges cost more but do provide better value in the long run. They will be able to print at least double the pages of a regular cartridge. Our advice is that if you print often, go with XL. However, ink can dry up. So if you are not a frequent printer, go with the regular cartridges.

Ink level warnings and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only. When you receive a low-ink warning message, consider having a replacement cartridge available to avoid possible printing delays. You do not have to replace the cartridges until the print quality is unacceptable.

Printing when one of the ink cartridges is empty
For regular usage, the HP OfficeJet 200 is not designed to print using only one cartridge. However, when one cartridge runs out of ink, you can remove it and use the other cartridge to continue printing. The printer supports this capability only if the cartridge has sufficient ink. Printing with one cartridge might slow the printer and affect the quality of printouts. Therefore, you should replace the empty cartridge as soon as possible.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP OfficeJet 200 Mobile series Printer?

For your US, European and UK HP OfficeJet 200 Mobile series you need HP 62 Black and HP 62 Tri-Color cartridges or HP 62XL Black and HP 62XL Tri-Color cartridges. There are also Combo Packs (2 cartridges in one pack) available, like the HP 62XL/62 High Yield Black and Standard Tricolor Ink Cartridges Combo Pack.

Replace the cartridges

1. Turn the printer on by pressing the On/Off button (power button), if it is not already turned on. Wait until the product is idle and silent bfore continuing.
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2. Load Letter, A4, or Legal unused plain white paper into the paper tray.

Remove the empty cartridge
3. Open the ink cartridge access door. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before you continue.
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4. To release the ink cartridge, lift the ink cartridge latch. Gentely pull the cartridge toward you out of its slot, and set it aside for recycling. Remove the cartridge from the slot on the left to replace the tri-color cartridge. Remove the cartridge from the slot on the right to replace the black cartridge.
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Insert new cartridge
5. Remove the new ink cartridge from its package. Be careful to touch only the black plastic on the ink cartridge.
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6. Remove the protective tape from the ink cartridge.
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Do NOT:
– Remove the copper electrical strip.
– Touch the copper-colored contacts or the ink nozzles.
– Replace the protective tape on the contacts.
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7. Hold the ink cartridge by its sides with the nozzles toward the printer, then insert the ink cartridge into its correct slot. Insert the new ink cartridge into its slot, and then press the ink cartridge forward until it latches into place. Close the latch as illustrated below. Insert the tri-color ink cartridge into the left slot. Insert the black ink cartridge into the right slot.
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8. Repeat steps 4 through 7 for the other cartridge if needed.

9. Close the ink cartridge access door. The printer automatically aligns any newly installed ink cartridge.
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Align the cartridges
If the printer did not automatically align the ink cartridges, align the ink cartridges through the printer control panel:

– From the home screen on the printer control panel, use the arrow buttons ▼ ▲ to select Setup, and then press OK.
– Press the down arrow ▼ to select Tools, and then press OK.
– Press the down arrow ▼ to select Align Printer, and then press OK. Aligning… displays on the control panel. The printer might beep or make mechanical noises, and then the printer prints an alignment page.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Deskjet 5150 Color Inkjet Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 9 Steps

HP Deskjet 5150 Color Inkjet Printer

Make sure you purchase the right ink cartridges for your specific printer and printer region or have your old ones refilled. Cartridges are not compatible between different brands, and often not within the same brand. Unlike other inkjet manufacturers, HP often designs its inkjet hardware to use country-specific consumables. When you unbox a new HP inkjet printer and set it up, you install a set of ink tanks that ship with the printer. As you turn on the device and get ready to use it, an initialization sequence localizes it to the country associated with the ink cartridges you installed. HP recommends that you use original HP ink cartridges.

Ink level warnings and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only. When you receive a low-ink warning message, consider having a replacement ink cartridge available to avoid possible printing delays. You do not have to replace the ink cartridges until the print quality is unacceptable. Use the ink-backup mode to operate the HP Deskjet 5150 with only one ink cartridge. The ink-backup mode is initiated when an ink cartridge is removed from the print cartridge cradle. Printing in ink-backup mode slows the printer and affects the quality of printouts. We do not recommend using a photo print cartridge for ink-backup mode.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Deskjet 5150 Printer series Printer?

These print cartridges can be used with the printer:
l. black print cartridge
2. tri-color print cartridge
3. photo print cartridge
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For your US, European and UK HP Deskjet 5150 Printer series Printer you need
HP 56 Black AND HP 57 Tri-color cartridges.
There are also 2-Packs available, like the HP 56 / 57 Black and Tri-Color Original Value Pack Combo.

Quality color photos: For more vibrant colors when printing color photographs or other special documents, remove the black print cartridge and install a HP 58 Photo Ink Cartridge.

Replace the cartridges

1. Press the power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already on.
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2. Load plain Letter or A4 white paper in the input tray.

Remove the old cartridge
3. Open the printer cover. Wait until the print cartridge cradle moves to the center of the printer and is idle and silent before you continue.
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4. Lift the print cartridge latch to the open position, then slide the print cartridge out of the print cartridge cradle.
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Insert a new cartridge
5. Remove the new cartridge from its package. Be careful to touch only the black plastic on the cartridge.
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6. Remove the plastic tape using the pull tab.
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Do NOT:
– Remove the copper electrical strip.
– Touch the copper-colored contacts or the ink nozzles.
– Replace the protective tape on the contacts.
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7. Hold the print cartridge so that the copper strips are on the bottom and facing toward the printer, and then slide the print cartridge into the cradle as shown. Always install the tri-color print cartridge in the left side of the print cartridge cradle. Install the black OR photo print cartridge in the right side of the print cartridge cradle.
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8. Pull the latch forward. Then press it down to tuck the tabs into place. Push it down until it snaps closed.
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9. Close the printer cover. The printer automatically prints a calibration page for optimum print quality.
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Calibrating print cartridges
The printer automatically calibrates the print cartridges after a new print cartridge is installed. You can also calibrate the print cartridges at other times to ensure optimal print quality:

– Load a stack of plain white paper in the In tray.
– Go to printer maintenance.
– Click Calibrate Printer.
– Click Calibrate, then follow the onscreen instructions.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Deskjet 5550 Series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 9 Steps

HP DeskJet 5550 Inkjet Printer

Make sure you purchase the right ink cartridges for your specific printer and printer region or have your old ones refilled. Cartridges are not compatible between different brands, and often not within the same brand. Unlike other inkjet manufacturers, HP often designs its inkjet hardware to use country-specific consumables. When you unbox a new HP inkjet printer and set it up, you install a set of ink tanks that ship with the printer. As you turn on the device and get ready to use it, an initialization sequence localizes it to the country associated with the ink cartridges you installed. HP recommends that you use original HP ink cartridges.

Ink level warnings and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only. When you receive a low-ink warning message, consider having a replacement ink cartridge available to avoid possible printing delays. You do not have to replace the ink cartridges until the print quality is unacceptable. Use the ink-backup mode (reserve mode) to operate the HP Deskjet 5550 with only one ink cartridge. The ink-backup mode is initiated when an ink cartridge is removed from the print cartridge cradle. Printing in ink-backup mode slows the printer and affects the quality of printouts. We do not recommend using a photo print cartridge for ink-backup mode.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Deskjet 5550 Series Printer Printer?

These print cartridges can be used with the printer:
l. black print cartridge
2. tri-color print cartridge
3. photo print cartridge
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For your US, European and UK HP Deskjet 5550 Series Printer you need
HP 56 Black AND HP 57 Tri-color cartridges.
There are also 2-Packs available, like the HP 56 / 57 Black and Tri-Color Original Value Pack Combo.

Quality color photos: For more vibrant colors when printing color photographs or other special documents, remove the black print cartridge and install a HP 58 Photo Ink Cartridge.

Replace the cartridges

1. Press the power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already on.
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2. Load plain Letter or A4 white paper in the input tray.

Remove the old cartridge
3. Open the printer cover. Wait until the print cartridge cradle moves to the center of the printer and is idle and silent before you continue.
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4. Lift the print cartridge latch to the open position, then slide the print cartridge out of the print cartridge cradle.
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Insert a new cartridge
5. Remove the new cartridge from its package. Be careful to touch only the black plastic on the cartridge.
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6. Remove the plastic tape using the pull tab.
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Do NOT:
– Remove the copper electrical strip.
– Touch the copper-colored contacts or the ink nozzles.
– Replace the protective tape on the contacts.
do not touch contacts

7. Hold the print cartridge so that the copper strips are on the bottom and facing toward the printer, and then slide the print cartridge into the cradle as shown. Always install the tri-color print cartridge in the left side of the print cartridge cradle. Install the black OR photo print cartridge in the right side of the print cartridge cradle.
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8. Pull the latch forward. Then press it down to tuck the tabs into place. Push it down until it snaps closed.
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9. Close the top cover. The printer automatically prints a calibration page for optimum print quality.

Calibrating print cartridges
The printer automatically calibrates the print cartridges after a new print cartridge is installed. You can also calibrate the print cartridges at other times, using the printer assistant OR the printer properties.

To calibrate print cartridges from printer properties:
Open the file you want to print. Click File > Print, then select Properties.
– Select the Services tab.
– Click the Open the HP Toolbox button.
– Click Calibrate the Device, then follow the onscreen instructions.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Officejet Pro 8210 series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 9 Steps

HP OfficeJet Pro 8210 Wireless Printer with Mobile Printing, Instant Ink ready (D9L64A)

Make sure you purchase the right ink cartridges for your specific printer and printer region or have your old ones refilled. Cartridges are not compatible between different brands, and often not within the same brand. Unlike other inkjet manufacturers, HP often designs its inkjet hardware to use country-specific consumables. When you unbox a new HP inkjet printer and set it up, you install a set of ink tanks that ship with the printer. As you turn on the device and get ready to use it, an initialization sequence localizes it to the country associated with the ink cartridges you installed.

HP recommends that you use Original HP ink cartridges. XL (Extra Large) cartridges cost more but do provide better value in the long run. The XL version of the cartridge for your HP Officejet Pro 8210 will be able to print at least double the pages of a regular cartridge. Our advice is that if you print often, go with XL. However, ink can dry up. So if you are not a frequent printer, go with the regular cartridges. You can check the estimated ink levels from the printer software or from the printer control panel.

To check the estimated ink levels from the printer control panel
– From the Home screen, select Ink Information, and then press OK.
– Select Estimated Levels (selected by default), and then press OK.

To check the estimated ink levels from the HP printer software
– Open the HP printer software.
– In the printer software, from the main menu on the top, click Estimated Cartridge Levels.

Ink level alerts and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only. When you receive a low-ink alert, consider having a replacement cartridge available to avoid possible printing delays. You do not have to replace the cartridges until you are prompted to do so. HP recommends that you replace any missing cartridges as soon as possible to avoid print quality issues and possible extra ink usage or damage to the ink system. Never turn off the printer when ink cartridges are missing.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Officejet Pro 8210 series Printer?

For your US HP OfficeJet Pro 8210 series Printer you need a
HP 952 Black Ink Cartridge OR the XL version: HP 952XL Black High Yield Original Ink Cartridge OR the HP 956XL Black High Yield Original Ink Cartridge AND 3 color cartridges: HP 952 Cyan, HP 952 Magenta and HP 952 Yellow.
There are also Combo Packs (4 cartridges in one pack) available, like the HP 952XL Black and 952 Tri-color (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) Combo Pack.

For your European or UK HP OfficeJet Pro 8210 series Printer you need a HP 953 Black Ink Cartridge OR the XL version: HP 953XL High Yield Black Original Ink Cartridge OR the HP 957XL High Yield Black Original Ink Cartridge AND 3 color cartridges: HP 953 Cyan, HP 953 Magenta and HP 953 Yellow.

Replace the cartridges

1. Turn the printer on by pressing the power button, if it is not already turned on. Wait until the product is idle and silent before continuing.
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2. Load Letter, A4, or Legal unused plain white paper into the paper tray.

Remove the empty cartridge
3. Lift up and push back the ink cartridge access door. Wait until the print carriage stops moving before proceeding.
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4. Find the cartridge you want to replace. Push in on the front of the cartridge to release it, and then pull it toward you to remove it from its slot.
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Detailed image: Removing the empty cartridge from its slot.
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Insert new cartridge
5. Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging. Be careful to touch only the black plastic on the cartridge. Do NOT touch the electrical contacts and ink port.
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6. Hold the new cartridge so that the cartridge contacts face the printer. Using the color-coded letters for help, slide the ink cartridge into the empty slot until until it clicks into place and it is securely installed in the slot. Make sure that you insert the ink cartridge into the slot that has the same colored letter as the color you are installing.
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Detailed image: Inserting the new cartridge into its slot.
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7. Repeat steps 4 through 6 for each ink cartridge you are replacing.

8. Close the print-carriage access door and wait until the warm-up sequence finishes and your printer is quiet before you proceed.
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Align the cartridges
Aligning the cartridges or printhead ensures high-quality output. The printer prompts you to align the cartridges or printhead every time you install a new cartridge. If you remove and reinstall the same cartridge, it will not prompt you to align as the printer remembers the alignment values for that cartridge.

9. Follow the instructions on the printer screen to align the cartridges.

The alignment page did not print?
If the alignment page did not print automatically, you can align the cartridges manually from the printer software and from the printer display on the product.

To align the cartridges or printhead from the printer software (Windows):
Open the HP printer software.
– In the printer software, click Print > Maintain Your Printer to access the Printer Toolbox window.
– From the Device Services tab, click the option to align. The printer prints an alignment sheet.
– Now go to step 9.

To align the cartridges or printhead from the printer control panel:
– On the printer control panel, from the Home screen, select Setup, and then press OK.
– Select Tools, and then press OK.
– Select the option to align, press OK.
– Now go to step 9.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP DeskJet 3636 All-in-One series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 18 Steps

HP DeskJet 3636 Limited Edition Printer/Copier/Scanner Purple

Make sure you purchase the right ink cartridges for your specific printer and printer region or have your old ones refilled. Cartridges are not compatible between different brands, and often not within the same brand. Unlike other inkjet manufacturers, HP often designs its inkjet hardware to use country-specific consumables. When you unbox a new HP inkjet printer and set it up, you install a set of ink tanks that ship with the printer. As you turn on the device and get ready to use it, an initialization sequence localizes it to the country associated with the ink cartridges you installed. HP recommends that you use original HP ink cartridges.

XL (Extra Large) cartridges cost more but do provide better value in the long run. They will be able to print at least double the pages of a regular cartridge. Our advice is that if you print often, go with XL. However, ink can dry up. So if you are not a frequent printer, go with the regular cartridges.

Ink level warnings and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only. When you receive a low-ink warning message, consider having a replacement ink cartridge available to avoid possible printing delays. You do not have to replace the ink cartridges until the print quality is unacceptable. Use the single-cartridge mode to operate the HP DeskJet 3636 with only one ink cartridge. The single-cartridge mode is initiated when an ink cartridge is removed from the ink cartridge carriage.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP DeskJet 3636 All-in-One series Printer?

For your US HP DeskJet 3636 All-in-One series Printer you need
HP 63 or HP 63XL cartridges.
For your European or UK HP DeskJet 3636 All-in-One series Printer you need HP 302 or HP 302XL cartridges.

Replace the cartridges

1. Press the power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already on.
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2. Load plain white paper in the input tray.
3. Close the output tray extender, and then rotate the output tray clockwise to stow it in the printer
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4. Open the front door of the printer.
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5. Open the ink cartridge access door. The carriage moves to the center of the printer. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before you continue.
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Remove the old cartridge
6. Lightly press down on one of the old cartridges to release it, and then pull the cartridge toward you out of its slot. Set it aside for recycling. Remove the cartridge from the slot on the left to replace the tri-color cartridge. Remove the cartridge from the slot on the right to replace the black cartridge.
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Insert a new cartridge
7. Remove the new cartridge from its package. Be careful to touch only the black plastic on the cartridge.
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8. Remove the plastic tape using the pull tab.
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Do NOT:
– Remove the copper electrical strip.
– Touch the copper-colored contacts or the ink nozzles.
– Replace the protective tape on the contacts.
do not touch contacts

9. Hold the ink cartridge by its sides with the nozzles toward the printer, then insert the ink cartridge into its correct slot. Push the ink cartridge forward into its slot until it snaps into place. Repeat these steps to install the other ink cartridge, if necessary. Insert the tri-color ink cartridge into the left slot. Insert the black ink cartridge into the right slot.
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10. Close the ink cartridge access door.
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11. Close the front door of the printer.
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12. Pull out the output tray and the tray extender.
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13. Follow any prompts on the computer screen.

Align the cartridges
14. Wait about 30 seconds for the alignment page to automatically print. The printer only prints an alignment page automatically when new ink cartridges are installed. Scanning the alignment page allows the printer to align the ink cartridges and provide the best print quality. If the alignment page fails to automatically print, you can manually print an alignment page using the HP Printer Assistant software (Windows) or the Printer Utility (Mac OS X).
15. Lift the scanner lid.
16. Place the alignment page with the print side down on the right-front corner of the scanner glass. See the engraved guide next to the scanner glass for help loading the alignment page.
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17. Close the scanner lid.
18. Press the Start Copy Black button OR the Start Copy Color button on the printer control panel. The printer aligns the ink cartridges.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP HP Photosmart 8250 series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 11 Steps

HP Photosmart 8250 Printer (Q3470A#ABA)

You can check the estimated ink levels from the printer software or from the printer control panel. When no memory card is inserted, the printer screen displays six ink drop icons showing the approximate ink level for each cartridge. You can also press Select Photos ⏵ to see a larger, more accurate view of the ink levels.

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From the software: Right-click the HP Digital Imaging Monitor icon in the Windows taskbar, and select Launch/Show HP Solution Center. Select Settings, then Print Settings, and then Printer Toolbox. Click the Estimated Ink Levels tab.

Make sure you purchase the right ink cartridges for your specific printer. Cartridges are not compatible between different brands, and often not within the same brand. Unlike other inkjet manufacturers, HP often designs its inkjet hardware to use country-specific consumables. When you unbox a new HP inkjet printer and set it up, you install a set of ink tanks that ship with the printer. As you turn on the device and get ready to use it, an initialization sequence localizes it to the country associated with the ink cartridges you installed.

Hewlett-Packard Company cannot recommend the use of non-HP ink cartridges. Any damage caused by a non-HP print cartridge is not covered under the HP warranty and service agreements. XL (Extra Large) cartridges cost more but do provide better value in the long run. They will be able to print almost double the pages of a regular cartridge. Our advice is that if you print often, go with XL. However, ink can dry up. So if you are not a frequent printer, go with the regular cartridges.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Photosmart 8250 series Printer?

The HP Photosmart 8250 broke with HP’s tradition by offering a single ink system, with replaceable ink tanks for each of the six colours. The cartridges for the Photosmart 8250 don’t have built-in nozzles because the printer has a permanent print head. You must install all six cartridges. The printer will not work if an ink cartridge is
missing.

For your US HP Photosmart 8250 series Printer you need a
HP 02 Black Ink Cartridge AND 5 color cartridges: HP 02 Cyan, HP 02 Magenta, HP 02 Yellow, HP 02 Light Cyan and HP 02 Light Magenta. XL versions of these cartridges are also available, as well as 6 packs, like the HP 02 Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow, Light Cyan.

For your European or UK HP Photosmart 8250 series Printer you need a HP 363 Black Ink Cartridge AND 5 color cartridges: HP 363 Cyan, HP 363 Magenta, HP 363 Yellow, HP 363 Light Cyan and HP 363 Light Magenta. XL versions of these cartridges are also available, as well as 6 packs, like the HP 363 Series Photo Value Pack.

If you have already used the printer several times and you have installed the HP Photosmart printer software, you can also find the cartridge numbers in the printer software.

1. Press the power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already on.
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Remove the old cartridge
2. Open the printer top cover. Wait until the print cartridge is idle and silent before you continue.
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3. Squeeze the gray tab below an ink cartridge slot to release the gray latch inside the printer, then lift the latch. The ink cartridge areas are color-coded for easy reference. Lift the latch bel owthe appropriate color to insert or replace a cartridge. From left to right, the ink cartridges are black, yellow, light cyan, cyan, light magenta, and magenta.
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4. Now remove the old cartridge by pulling it toward you out of its slot.
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Insert the new cartridge
5. Remove the new cartridge from its package. Be careful to touch only the black plastic on the cartridge.

6. If there’s any small plastic tape (not the label) on the cartridges, remove it using the pull tab.

7. while holding the new cartridge by the handle, slide it into the empty slot. Make sure you insert the ink cartridge into the slot that has the same shaped icon and color as the new cartridge. The copper-colored contacts should be facing the printer as the ink cartridge is inserted.
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8. Press down on the gray latch until it clicks into place.
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9. Repeat step 5 to 8 to replace the other cartridge, if necessary.

10. Close the top cover.
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11. Place the old ink cartridge in the box and refer to HP’s recycling instructions at http://www8.hp.com/us/en/hp-information/environment/product-recycling.html. You can also check out Amazon’s list of recycling programs and websites that will help point you in the right direction to recycle most anything.

Aligning the printer
Use the following procedure when the self test report shows streaking or white lines through any of the blocks of color.

– Press Menu.
Select Tools, then press OK.
– Select Align printer, then press OK. The printer aligns the print head, prints an alignment page, and calibrates the printer.
– Recycle or discard the alignment page.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Photosmart 7450 series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 9 Steps

HP PhotoSmart 7450 Inkjet Printer

Make sure you purchase the right ink cartridges for your specific printer and printer region or have your old ones refilled. Cartridges are not compatible between different brands, and often not within the same brand. Unlike other inkjet manufacturers, HP often designs its inkjet hardware to use country-specific consumables. When you unbox a new HP inkjet printer and set it up, you install a set of ink tanks that ship with the printer. As you turn on the device and get ready to use it, an initialization sequence localizes it to the country associated with the ink cartridges you installed. HP recommends that you use original HP ink cartridges.

Ink level warnings and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only. When you receive a low-ink warning message, consider having a replacement ink cartridge available to avoid possible printing delays. You do not have to replace the ink cartridges until the print quality is unacceptable. Use the ink-backup mode to operate the HP Photosmart 7450 series Printer with only one ink cartridge. The ink-backup mode is initiated when an ink cartridge is removed from the print cartridge cradle. Printing in ink-backup mode slows the printer and affects the quality of printouts. We do not recommend using a photo print cartridge for ink-backup mode.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Photosmart 7450 series Printer?

These print cartridges can be used with the printer:
l. black print cartridge
2. tri-color print cartridge
3. photo print cartridge
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For your US, European and UK HP Photosmart 7450 series Printer you need HP 56 Black AND HP 57 Tri-color cartridges.
There are also 2-Packs available, like the HP 56 / 57 Black and Tri-Color Original Value Pack Combo.

Quality color photos: For more vibrant colors when printing color photographs or other special documents, remove the black print cartridge and install a HP 58 Photo Ink Cartridge.

Replace the cartridges

1. Press the power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already on.
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2. Load plain unused Letter or A4 white paper in the input tray.

Remove the old cartridge
3. Open the printer top cover. Wait until the print cartridge is idle and silent before you continue.
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4. Lightly press down on one of the old cartridges to release it, and then pull the cartridge toward you out of its slot. Set it aside for recycling. Remove the cartridge from the slot on the left to replace the tri-color cartridge. Remove the cartridge from the slot on the right to replace the black OR photo cartridge.
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Insert the new cartridge
5. Remove the new cartridge from its package. Be careful to touch only the black plastic on the cartridge.
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6. Carefully remove the plastic tape using the pink pull tab.
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Do NOT:
– Remove the copper electrical strip.
– Touch the copper-colored contacts or the ink nozzles.
– Replace the protective tape on the contacts.
do not touch contacts

7. Hold the cartridge by its sides with the label on top and the nozzles toward the printer, and then insert the cartridge into its slot at a slight upward angle. Make sure that the icon on the cartridge matches the icon on the slot. The tri-color cartridge goes in the slot on the left, and the black OR photo cartridge goes in the slot on the right. Push the ink cartridge forward into its slot until it snaps into place.
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8. Repeat step 4 to 7 to replace the other cartridge, if necessary.

9. Close the top cover.
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Align cartridges
For optimal print quality and speed, align new print cartridges immediately after installing them:
Right-click on the HP Photosmart printer icon in your Windows taskbar.
– Select Open HP Photosmart 7400 Series Toolbox.
– From the Device Services tab, click Align the Printer.
– Follow the onscreen instructions to complete the cartridge alignment.