How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Officejet Pro 8610 / 8620 / 8630 e-All-in-One Printer

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. 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. For regular usage, this printer 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.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Officejet Pro 8610 / 8620 / 8630 Printer?

For your US, European and UK HP Officejet Pro 8610 / 8620 / 8630 Printer you need HP 950 Black and HP 951 Cyan/Magenta/Yellow cartridges. There are also Combo Savers (2 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 (#9).
2. Pull out main input tray (#7), load paper and slide in the input tray.
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3. Open the ink cartridge access door (#1). Wait until the print carriage stops moving before proceeding.
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4. Find the cartridge you want to replace. Press the front of the ink cartridge to release it, and then remove it from the slot.
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5. Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging. Do NOT touch the electrical contacts and ink port.

6. Using the color-coded letters for help, slide the ink cartridge into the empty slot until it is securely installed in the slot.
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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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7. Repeat steps 3 through 6 for each ink cartridge you are replacing.

8. Close the print-carriage access door.

9. Align the printhead 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’s control panel, from the Toolbox (Windows) or HP Utility (OS X).

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP ENVY 120 e-All-in-One series

Hewlett Packard Envy 120 Wireless Color Photo Printer with Scanner and Copier

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 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’ll usually install both the black and tri-color cartridges in the HP ENVY, but you can also leave one ink cartridge carriage empty (single-cartridge mode).

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP ENVY 120 e-All-in-One series Printer?

For your US HP ENVY 120 e-All-in-One series Printer you need
HP 60 or HP 60XL cartridges.
For your European or UK HP ENVY 120 e-All-in-One series Printer you need HP 300 or HP 300XL cartridges.

Replace the cartridges

1. Check that power is on.

2. Remove cartridge.

a. Open access door.
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Wait for print carriage to move to center of product.


b. Lift up lid on print cartridge, then remove it from slot.
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3. Insert new cartridge.
a. Remove cartridge from packaging and then pull the colored tab to remove the protective film from the cartridge.
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! Do not touch the copper-colored electrical contacts or the ink nozzles !
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b. Place new cartridge in slot at an angle under the opened lid.
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c. Squeeze the lid closed as the cartridge slides into place.
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d. Close access door.
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After you insert new cartridges, align the printer for best print quality. You can align printer either from the printer display or from the printer software.

To align printer from the printer display.
1. From the Home screen, touch the Setup icon, and then touch Tools.
2. On the Tools menu, touch and drag your finger vertically to scroll through the options, and then touch Align Printer.
3. Follow the instruction on the screen.

To align printer from the printer software.

On Windows:
a. From the Start menu on your computer, click All Programs, click HP.
b. Click the HP ENVY 120 e-All-in-One series folder, click HP ENVY 120 e-All-in-One series.
c. Under Print, double-click Maintain Your Printer.
d. Under the Device Services tab, double-click Align Printheads.

On Mac:
Open HP Utility, click Align, and then click Align again.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Officejet 150 Mobile All-in-One Printer

HP OJ 150 Mobile Wireless Color Printer with Copier

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 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. If one of the ink cartridges runs out of ink before you can replace it, you can still print with a single ink cartridge. Printing with one ink cartridge might be slower and the print quality might be affected. It is recommended to print with both ink cartridges. For borderless printing, the tri-color ink cartridge must be installed.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Officejet 150 Mobile All-in-One Printer?

For your US HP Officejet 150 Mobile All-in-One Printer you need
HP 98 Black or HP 94 Black cartridges and HP 95 Tri-color or HP 97 Tri-color cartridges.
For your European or UK HP Officejet 150 Mobile All-in-One Printer you need HP 337 Black or HP 338 Black cartridges and HP 343 Tri-color or HP 344 Tri-color cartridges.

Replace the ink cartridges

1. Remove the new ink cartridge from its package and then pull the colored tab to remove the protective film from the cartridge.
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1. Copper-colored contacts
2. Plastic tape with pink pull tab (must be removed before installing)
3. Ink nozzles under tape

! Do not touch the copper-colored electrical contacts or the ink nozzles !
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2. With the printer turned on, open the cartridge access door. Wait for the carriage to stop moving. This should take only a few seconds.
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3. Lift the ink cartridge latch open and gently remove the ink cartridge from its cradle compartment.
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4. Insert the new ink cartridge into its cradle compartment at the same angle at which you removed the old ink cartridge.
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5. Close the ink cartridge latch. If the cartridge is inserted correctly, closing the latch gently pushes the cartridge into its cradle compartment. Press the latch to make sure it is seated flat on the cartridge.
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6. Close the cartridge access door.

7. Wait for the carriage to complete the ink cartridge initialization routine before using the printer.

8. Align the ink cartridges. Whenever you install a new ink cartridge, you should align the ink cartridges for the best possible print quality. If the printout is grainy, has stray dots, jagged edges, or the ink is bleeding into another color, you can realign them through Toolbox, or HP Utility (Mac OS). Load plain paper into the input tray before aligning the ink cartridges. An alignment page is printed during the alignment process.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Officejet 2620 All-in-One Printer

HP Officejet 2620 All-in-One Printer

1: 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 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’ll usually install both the black and tri-color cartridges in the HP Officejet, but you can also leave one ink cartridge carriage empty (single-cartridge mode).

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Officejet 2620 e-All-in-One Printer?

For your US HP Officejet 2620 e-All-in-One Printer you need
HP 61 or HP 61XL cartridges.
For your European or UK HP Officejet 2620 e-All-in-One Printer you need HP 301 or HP 301XL cartridges.

2: Check that power is on.

3: Load paper.


4: Remove cartridge.
a. Open the cartridge access door and wait for the print carriage to move to the center of the printer.
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b. Press down to release the ink cartridge, and then remove it from the slot.
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5: Insert new ink cartridge.
a. Remove the ink cartridge from the packaging.
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b. Remove the plastic tape using the pink pull tab.
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! Do not touch the copper-colored electrical contacts or the ink nozzles !
do not touch contacts
c. Slide the ink cartridge into slot until it clicks into place.
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d. Close the cartridge access door.
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The HP printer software prompts you to align the ink cartridges when you print a document after installing a new ink cartridge. The printer usually prints an alignment sheet automatically. If it doesn’t, go to your printer software to print the alignment sheet manually.

6: Load the alignment sheet print-side down on the right front corner of the scanner glass.
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7: Follow the instructions on the printer display to align the cartridges. Recycle or discard the cartridge alignment sheet.