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


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


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


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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