How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Deskjet D1660 Printer series – an Illustrated Tutorial in 6 Steps

HP Deskjet D1660 Printer (CB770A#B1H)

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 Deskjet, but you can also leave one ink cartridge carriage empty (ink-backup mode).

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Deskjet D1660 Printer series Printer?

For your US HP Deskjet D1660 All-in-One series Printer you need
HP 60 or HP 60XL cartridges.
For your European or UK HP Deskjet D1660 All-in-One series Printer you need HP 300 or HP 300XL cartridges.

Replace the cartridges

1. Check that power is on.

2. Remove the original cartridge.
a. Open the cartridge door.
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Wait for the print carriage to move to the center of the product.

b. Press down to release the cartridge, then remove it from slot.
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3. Insert the new cartridge.
a. Remove the new cartridge from packaging.
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b. Carefully pull the pink pull-tab to remove the plastic tape.
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Do not touch the copper-colored electrical contacts or the ink nozzles !
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c. Line up colored shaped icons, slide the cartridge into the slot, and then press your thumb firmly on the cartridge until it clicks into place.
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4. Follow these same steps to replace the other cartridge, if necessary.

5. Close the cartridge door only. Leave the paper tray down.
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6. Align the new cartridges.
a. Make sure that the paper tray contains paper.
b. Open HP Solution Center:
Windows XP: On the Windows taskbar, click Start, click All Programs, point to HP, and then click HP Solution Center.
Windows Vista: On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon (), click All Programs, point to HP, and then click HP Solution Center.
c. Click Open Toolbox. The printer Toolbox window opens.
d. Click Align the Print Cartridges. The Align the Print Cartridges window opens.
e. Click Align. The product aligns the cartridges, calibrates the product, and prints a test page.
f. Wait for the test page to print, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
g. Click Done.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Officejet Pro 8100 Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 7 Steps

HP OfficeJet Pro 8100 Wireless Photo Printer with Mobile Printing (CM752A)

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 8100 Printer?

For your US, European and UK HP Officejet Pro 8100 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. Make sure the printer is turned on.

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. Push the old cartridge inward to release it, and then pull it toward you to remove it from its slot.
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4. Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging. Do NOT touch the electrical contacts and ink port.

5. Using the color-coded letters for help, slide the ink cartridge into the empty slot until it is securely installed in the slot. Do not lift the latch handle on the print carriage to install the ink cartridges. The latch must remain down to correctly install the ink cartridges.
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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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6. Repeat steps 1 through 5 for each ink cartridge you are replacing.

7. Close the product lid and the cartridge access door.

Align the printhead 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 4635 e-All-in-One series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 5 Steps

HP OfficeJet 4635 e-All-in-One 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 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 4635 e-All-in-One Printer?

For your US HP Officejet 4635 e-All-in-One Printer you need
HP 61 or HP 61XL cartridges.
For your European or UK HP Officejet 4635 e-All-in-One Printer you need HP 301 or HP 301XL cartridges.

Replace the cartridges

1: Check that power is on.

2: Remove cartridge.
a. Open the cartridge access door and wait for the print carriage to move to the right side of the printer.
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b. Lift up the cartridge tab and remove it from the slot.
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3: Insert new cartridge.
a. Remove cartridge from packaging.
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b. Remove plastic tape using pink pull tab.
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! Do not touch the copper-colored electrical contacts or the ink nozzles !
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c. Place new cartridge in slot at an angle under the opened tab, and then squeeze the tab closed as the cartridge slides into place.
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d. Close the cartridge access door.
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4: Load plain paper and print out the alignment page.

5: Load the alignment page print-side down on the right front corner of the scanner glass, close the lid and press OK to complete the alignment.
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How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Officejet Pro 8500 (A909) All-in-One Series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 8 Steps

HP Officejet Pro 8500 Wireless 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.

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This icon shows the amount of ink in the ink cartridge. The color of the icon corresponds to the color of the ink cartridge, and the fill level of the icon corresponds to the fill level of the ink cartridge. 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 need to replace cartridges until prompted to do so.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Officejet Pro 8500 Printer?

For your US HP Officejet Pro 8500 (A909) All-in-One Series you need HP 940 Black (XL) and HP 940 Cyan/Magenta/Yellow cartridges. There are also Combo Packs (4 cartridges in one pack) available, like the HP 940XL Black Ink Cartridge and HP 940 Colors Standard Yield Cartridges Four Color Combo Pack.

For your European and UK HP Officejet Pro 8500 (A909) All-in-One Series you need HP 940 Black and HP 940XL Cyan/Magenta/Yellow cartridges. There are also Combo Packs (4 cartridges in one pack) available, like the HP 940XL 4-pack High Yield Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Original Ink Cartridges (C2N93AE).

Replace the cartridges

1. Turn the printer on by pressing the power button.
2. Pull out main input tray, load paper and slide in the input tray.

3. Gently pull open the ink cartridge cover.
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4. Remove the ink cartridge that requires replacement by grasping it and pulling it firmly toward you.
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5. Remove the new ink cartridge from its package. Do NOT touch the electrical contacts and ink port.
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6. Align the cartridge with its color-coded slot and insert the cartridge into the slot. Press down firmly on the cartridge to ensure proper contact.
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7. If more than one cartridge is low on ink, repeat the steps to insert the other cartridges.

8. Close the ink cartridge cover.
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Align the printhead if necessary.
Whenever you replace a printhead, the device automatically aligns the printheads to ensure the best print quality. However, if the appearance of your printed pages indicates that the printheads are misaligned, you can start the alignment process manually. 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.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Deskjet F4480 All-in-One series – an Illustrated Tutorial in 4 Steps

HP Deskjet F4480 Inkjet All-in-One Printer (CB745A#B1H)

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 Deskjet, but you can also leave one ink cartridge carriage empty (ink-backup mode).

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Deskjet F4480 All-in-One series Printer?

For your US HP Deskjet F4480 All-in-One series Printer you need
HP 60 or HP 60XL cartridges.
For your European or UK HP Deskjet F4480 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 the product.

b. Press down to release cartridge, then remove it from slot.
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3. Insert new cartridge.
a. Remove cartridge from packaging.
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b. Remove plastic tape using pink pull tab.
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! Do not touch the copper-colored electrical contacts or the ink nozzles !
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c. Line up colored shaped icons, then slide cartridge into slot until it clicks into place.
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d. Close cartridge door.
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4. Align cartridges.

To align the printer
1. Load letter, A4, or legal unused plain white paper into the input tray.
2. In the HP Solution Center, click Settings.
3. In the Print Settings area, click Printer Toolbox.
NOTE: You can also open the Printer Toolbox from the Print Properties
dialog box. In the Print Properties dialog box, click the Features tab, and
then click Printer Services.
The Printer Toolbox appears.
4. Click the Device Services tab.
5. Click Align the Printer.
The product prints a test page, aligns the print head, and calibrates the printer.
Recycle or discard the page.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Officejet 6815 e-All-in-One Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 7 Steps

HP Officejet 6815 e-All-in-One Printer (F0M65A#B1H)

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. 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 6815 e-All-in-One Inkjet Printer?

For your US, European and UK HP Officejet Pro 6815 All-in-One Inkjet Printer you need HP 934 Black and HP 935 Cyan/Magenta/Yellow cartridges. There are also Combo Packs (4 cartridges in one pack) available, like the HP 934XL Black and 935 Tri-color (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) Combo Pack.

Replace the cartridges

1. Make sure the printer is turned on.

2. Slip your fingers into the slot on the left side of the printer, and then lift to open the cartridge access door. The carriage moves to the left side of the printer. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before you proceed.
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3. Push the ink cartridge inward and then pull up to remove it from the slot.
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4.
a. Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging.
b. Pull the orange tab on the wrapper straight back. Make sure that you remove the orange pull-tab completely otherwise, ink might leak from the cartridge. When you remove the plastic wrap, the paper label on the top of the cartridge tears slightly, which is necessary to properly vent the cartridge.
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c. Hold the cartridge by its sides, and then twist the protective orange cap counter-clockwise to snap it off the cartridge. Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or the ink nozzles. Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.
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5. Using the color-coded letters for help, slide the ink cartridge into the empty slot until it clicks securely into 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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6. Repeat steps 3 through 5 for each ink cartridge you are replacing.

7. Close the ink cartridge access door.
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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. Load Letter or A4 unused plain white paper into the input tray first. You can align the printhead from the printer’s control panel, from the HP printer software or embedded web server (EWS).

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Deskjet 3520 e-All-in-One series

Hewlett Packard DJ 3520 e-All-In-One Wireless 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.

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.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Deskjet 3520 e-All-in-One series printer?

For your US HP Deskjet 3520 e-All-in-One series printer you need HP 564 Black and HP 564 Cyan/Magenta/Yellow cartridges.
There are also Combo Packs (4 cartridges in one pack) available, like the HP 564XL Black 564 Color Ink Cartridges Combo Pack.
For your European or UK HP Deskjet 3520 e-All-in-One series printer you need HP 364 cartridges.
There are also Combo Packs (4 cartridges in one pack) available, like the HP 364 Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow – Original Ink Cartridge Combo Content Pack – Standard Capacity.

Replace the cartridges.

1. Load plain paper. Whenever you install a new cartridge, the product prompts you to load paper so that you can complete a cartridge alignment.

2. 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.

3. Remove cartridge.
a. Open the cartridge access door. Grasp the handles on either side of the cartridge access door, and then raise the door until it locks into place. The carriage moves to the access area. Wait for print carriage to move to right side of product.
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b. 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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4. Insert new cartridge.
a. Pull the orange tab to remove the plastic wrap from the new cartridge.

Do not touch the copper-colored electrical contacts and ink port !
Make sure you remove the plastic wrap from the ink cartridge before installing it in the product, or printing will fail. When you remove the plastic wrap, the paper label on the top of the cartridge tears slightly, which is necessary to vent the cartridge.
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b. 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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c. With the nozzle and the contacts facing down, push the cartridge into its slot. Press down on the cartridge until it is firmly seated. Make sure that the color icon on the cartridge label matches the color icon on the slot.
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d. Repeat thease steps for each ink cartridge you are replacing.

e. Close the cartridge access door.
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5. After you load new cartridges and close the cartridge access door, the printer automatically prompts you to print an alignment page. Follow these steps to align the cartridges:

a. Load letter or A4, unused, plain white paper into the paper tray.
b. On the product control panel, press OK. The product prints an alignment page.
c. Open the lid.
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d. Place the alignment page on the scanner glass with the printed side down, and then position it on the front right corner of the glass.
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e. Close the lid.
f. Press OK. The product scans the alignment page.
g. Follow the control panel instructions to complete the alignment.
h. Recycle or discard the alignment page.