How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Officejet Pro 8000 (A809) Printer Series – an Illustrated Tutorial in 7 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 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 need to replace cartridges until prompted to do so.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Officejet Pro 8000 Printer Series?

For your US HP Officejet Pro 8000 Printer 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 8000 Printer 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.

Remove the old cartridge
2. Gently pull open the ink cartridge cover.
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3. Remove the ink cartridge that requires replacement by grasping it between your thumb and forefinger and pulling it firmly toward you.
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Insert a new cartridge
4. Remove the new ink cartridge from its package. Be careful to touch only the plastic on the cartridge. Do NOT touch the electrical contacts and ink port.
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5. 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. It should snap into place.
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6. If more than one cartridge is low on ink, repeat the steps to insert the other cartridges.
7. 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 1112 series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 10 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 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.

Use the single-cartridge mode to operate the HP DeskJet 1112 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 1112 series Printer?

For your US HP DeskJet 1112 series Printer you need
HP 63 or HP 63XL cartridges.
For your European or UK HP DeskJet 1112 series Printer you need HP 302 or HP 302XL cartridges.

Replace the cartridges

1. Before you replace the cartridges load plain white paper in the input tray.
2. Press the power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already on.
3. Lower the output tray, if it is not already lowered.
4. Reach inside the printer, grasp the handle, then lower 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
5. 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
6. Remove the new cartridge from its package. Be careful to touch only the black plastic on the cartridge.
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7. 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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8. Hold the ink cartridge by its sides with the nozzles toward the printer, then insert the ink cartridge into its correct slot. Slide the ink cartridge at a slightly upward angle into the empty slot, then gently push up on the ink cartridge 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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9. Close the ink cartridge access door.
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Align the cartridges
10. After loading the paper, the printer automatically prints an alignment page. The printer only prints an alignment page automatically when new ink cartridges are installed. If your printer did not automatically print an alignment page, you can select your operating system to align the ink cartridges from your computer using the HP software. Your alignment test page might be different from the one pictured. Examine the alignment page to see if the printer is properly aligned. If the patterns on the alignment test page are faded, streaked, or smeared, check the estimated ink levels and clean the printhead.
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How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Officejet 8040 e-All-in-One series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 11 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 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.

Use the single-cartridge mode to operate the HP Officejet 8040 series with only one ink cartridge. The single-cartridge mode is initiated when an ink cartridge is removed from the ink cartridge carriage. During single-cartridge mode, the printer can copy documents, copy photos, and print jobs from the
computer.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Officejet 8040 e-All-in-One series Printer?

For your US, European and UK HP Officejet 8040 e-All-in-One series Printer 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. Before you replace the cartridges load plain white paper in the input tray.

2. Press the Power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already on.

3. Open the cartridge access door by placing two fingers under one or both of the small handles on the sides of the cartridge access door and then lifting it up. The Door Open screen displays on the printer control panel with the message, ‘The cover or door must be closed to print. Check that it is completely closed.’ A Change Ink option also displays on the bottom right corner of the touchscreen. Touch Change Ink to watch a video on the touchscreen about replacing the cartridges (optional).
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Remove the old cartridge
4. Lightly press down on one of the old cartridges to release it, and then pull the cartridge toward you out of its slot, and then 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
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 orange 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. Reinsert the cartridge by sliding it at a slight upward angle into the empty slot, and then gently pushing up on the cartridge until it snaps into place. Repeat these steps to replace the other cartridge, if necessary. Reinsert the tri-color cartridge into the left slot. Reinsert the black cartridge into the right slot .
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8. Close the cartridge access door.
When the door is completely closed, the Door Open screen with the message, ‘The cover or door must be closed to print. Check that it is completely closed.’ disappears, and the printer returns to the Home screen.
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Align the cartridges
Aligning the cartridges ensures the high-quality output. The HP All-in-One prompts you to align the cartridges every time you install a new cartridge. If you remove and reinstall the same ink cartridge, the HP Officejet 8040 e-All-in-One series Printer will NOT prompt you to align the ink cartridges. The HP All-in-One remembers the alignment values for that ink cartridge, so you do not need to realign the ink cartridges. Follow the instructions on the printer display to align the cartridges. You can also align the cartridges from the printer software.

9. Touch OK after closing the cartridge access door.
10. Wait for the printer to calibrate and align the cartridges. After the alignment is complete, the printer prints an alignment page.
11. Touch OK, and then discard or recycle the alignment page.

The alignment page did not print?
If the printer did not print an alignment page, follow these steps to manually align the printer:
– On the printer control panel, touch Setup.
– Touch Printer Maintenance , and then touch Align Printer.
– Follow the instructions on the control panel to complete the alignment process.