How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Officejet 6500 All-in-One Series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 8 Steps

HP Officejet 6500 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 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.

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 6500 All-in-One Series Printer?

For your US HP Officejet 7000 Wide Format Printer you need HP 920 Black and HP 920 Cyan/Magenta/Yellow cartridges. There are also Combo Packs (4 cartridges in one pack) available, like the HP 920XL Black and 920 Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Ink Cartridges With Media Kit Combo Pack.

For your European and UK HP Officejet 7000 Wide Format Printer you need HP 920 Black and HP 920XL Cyan/Magenta/Yellow cartridges. There are also Combo Packs (4 cartridges in one pack) available, like the HP 920XL 4-pack High Yield Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Original Ink Cartridges Combo Pack.

Replace the cartridges

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 ink cartridge access door by lifting from the front right of the product, until the door locks into place. The carriage moves to the center side of the printer. Wait several seconds until the carriage is idle and silent before you proceed.
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1 Print-carriage access door
2 Ink cartridges
3 Printhead

3. Press the tab inward on the front of the old cartridge to release it, and then pull up on the cartridge to remove it from the slot. Do NOT lift the gray latch next to the carriage to install the cartridges. Doing so can result in incorrectly seated ink cartridges and printing problems. The latch must remain down to correctly install the ink cartridges.
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Insert a 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 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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5. 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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6. Turn the cartridge so that the cartridge contacts face downward, and then match the label color with the color dot on the carriage. Slide the ink cartridge into the empty slot until it clicks securely into the slot and it is firmly seated. Make sure that you insert the ink cartridge into the slot that has the same colored letter as the color you are installing. Do NOT lift the latch handle on the print carriage to install the ink cartridges. Doing so can result in incorrectly seated ink cartridges and printing problems. The latch must remain down in order to correctly install the ink cartridges.
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7. Repeat steps 3 through 6 for each ink cartridge you are replacing.

8. Close the ink cartridge access door. The carriage moves to the right side of the product.

Align the printhead only if necessary.
The product automatically aligns the printhead during the initial setup. However, you might want to use this feature when the printer status report shows streaking or white lines through any of the blocks of color or if you are having print quality issues with your printouts. 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).
Example of a print quality report:
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How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Officejet 5743 e-All-in-One series – an Illustrated Tutorial in 8 Steps

HP OfficeJet 5743 All-in-One Wireless Printer with Mobile Printing, includes 2 years of Instant Ink (F8B10A)

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. Use the single-cartridge mode to operate the HP All-in-One with only one print cartridge. The single-cartridge mode is initiated when a print cartridge is removed from the print cartridge carriage. During single-cartridge mode, the product can copy documents, copy photos, and print jobs from the computer.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Officejet 5743 e-All-in-One series Printer?

For your US, European and UK HP Officejet 5743 e-All-in-One 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.

Note: The HP Officejet 5743 e-All-in-One series Printer is the same as the HP Officejet 5740 e-All-in-One, except the 5743 comes with a $240 (good for up to 2 years of ink) HP Instant Ink prepaid enrollment card in the box. HP Instant Ink is currently available in Canada, France, Germany, Spain, the United Kingdom, and the United States. HP is planning on expanding, though.

Replace the cartridges

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


2. 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. You do not need to select this option at this time.
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Remove the old cartridge
3. Lightly press down on one of the old cartridges to release it, and then pull the cartridge toward you out of its slot.
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Insert a new cartridge
4. Remove the cartridge from packaging.
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5. Remove 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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6. 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. Reinsert the tri-color cartridge into the left slot. Reinsert the black cartridge into the right slot.
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7. 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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8. 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 5743 e-All-in-One 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.

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

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Deskjet D1341 series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 8 Steps

HP D1341 DeskJet 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. 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 ink levels by using the software installed with the HP Deskjet. 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. You’ll usually install both the black and tri-color cartridges in the Deskjet, but you can use the ink-backup mode to operate the HP Deskjet with only one print cartridge. The ink-backup mode is initiated when a print cartridge is removed from the print cartridge carriage. This printing mode lets you print with a single print cartridge, but it slows the product and affects the quality of printouts.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Deskjet D1341 series Printer?

For your US, European and UK HP Deskjet D1341 series Printer you need
HP 21 Black AND HP 22 Tri-color cartridges OR HP 21XL Black AND HP 22XL Tri-color cartridges.
There are also 2-Packs available, like the HP 21 Black and 22 Tri-color Original Ink Cartridges, 2 pack.

Replace the cartridges

1. Press the Power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already turned on. Wait until the product is idle and silent before continuing.
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2. Load unused, plain white letter or A4-sized paper in the tray, if you have not already done so.


Remove the empty cartridge
3. Open the printer cover. The carriage moves to the center of the printer. If the carriage does not move to the center, turn off the printer, and then turn it on again. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before proceeding.
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4. Press down on the empty cartridge to release it, and then pull it toward you out its slot. 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 cartridge from its packaging. Be careful to touch only the black plastic.
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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

6. Gently remove the plastic tape on the cartridge by pulling the colored pull tab.
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7. Hold the new cartridge by its sides, so that the copper strip is on the bottom and facing toward the printer. Slide the new print cartridge at a slight upward angle into the empty slot. Then push firmly until the cartridge clicks into place. If you are installing the tri-color print cartridge, slide it into the left slot. If you are installing the black print cartridge, slide it into the right slot. Repeat these steps to replace the other cartridge, if needed.
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When installing the cartridge and pressing it into the slot, do not rest your hand on top of the product for leverage. This might cause the carriage to lift out of position.
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8. Close the printer cover.

Align the new cartridge
After installing a print cartridge, align the print cartridges to ensure the best print quality. Use the printer Toolbox to align the print cartridges. To open the printer Toolbox:
– Open the Printer Properties dialog box.
– Click the Features tab, and then click the Printer services button. The Toolbox is displayed.
– Click Align the Print Cartridges.
– Click Align, and then follow the on-screen instructions. The product prints a test page, aligns the print cartridges, and calibrates the printer.
– Recycle or discard the test page.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Deskjet D1530 Printer series – an Illustrated Tutorial in 8 Steps

HP Deskjet D1530 Printer (CB708A#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 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 ink levels by using the software installed with the HP Deskjet. 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. You’ll usually install both the black and tri-color cartridges in the Deskjet, but you can use the ink-backup mode to operate the HP Deskjet with only one print cartridge. The ink-backup mode is initiated when a print cartridge is removed from the print cartridge carriage. This printing mode lets you print with a single print cartridge, but it slows the product and affects the quality of printouts.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Deskjet D1530 Printer series Printer?

For your US, European and UK HP Deskjet D1530 Printer series Printer you need
HP 21 Black AND HP 22 Tri-color cartridges OR HP 21XL Black AND HP 22XL Tri-color cartridges.
There are also 2-Packs available, like the HP 21 Black and 22 Tri-color Original Ink Cartridges, 2 pack.

Replace the cartridges

1. Press the Power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already turned on. Wait until the product is idle and silent before continuing.
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2. Load unused, plain white letter or A4-sized paper in the tray, if you have not already done so.

Remove the empty cartridge
3. Open the printer cover. The carriage moves to the center of the printer. If the carriage does not move to the center, turn off the printer, and then turn it on again. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before proceeding.
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4. Press down on the empty cartridge to release it, and then pull it toward you out its slot. 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 cartridge from its packaging. Be careful to touch only the black plastic.
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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

6. Gently remove the plastic tape on the cartridge by pulling the colored pull tab.
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7. Hold the new cartridge by its sides, so that the copper strip is on the bottom and facing toward the printer. Slide the new print cartridge at a slight upward angle into the empty slot. Then push firmly until the cartridge clicks into place. If you are installing the tri-color print cartridge, slide it into the left slot. If you are installing the black print cartridge, slide it into the right slot. Repeat these steps to replace the other cartridge, if needed.
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When installing the cartridge and pressing it into the slot, do not rest your hand on top of the product for leverage. This might cause the carriage to lift out of position.
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8. Close the printer cover.

Align the new cartridge
After installing a print cartridge, align the print cartridges to ensure the best print quality. To align print cartridges:

– In Windows click Programs or All Programs, click HP, and then click HP Solution Center.
– In HP Solution Center, click Settings, click Print Settings, and then click Printer Toolbox. The Printer Toolbox opens.
– Click Align the Print Cartridges.
– Click Align, and then follow the on-screen instructions. The product prints a test page, aligns the print cartridges, and calibrates the printer.
– Recycle or discard the test page.

You can also open the printer Toolbox from the Printer Properties dialog box.

– Open the Printer Properties dialog box.
– Click the Features tab, and then click the Printer services button.
The Toolbox is displayed.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Deskjet D1455 Printer series – an Illustrated Tutorial in 8 Steps

HP D1455 Deskjet Printer (Color)

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 ink levels by using the software installed with the HP Deskjet. 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. You’ll usually install both the black and tri-color cartridges in the Deskjet, but you can use the ink-backup mode to operate the HP Deskjet with only one print cartridge. The ink-backup mode is initiated when a print cartridge is removed from the print cartridge carriage. This printing mode lets you print with a single print cartridge, but it slows the product and affects the quality of printouts.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Deskjet D1455 Printer series Printer?

For your US, European and UK HP Deskjet D1455 Printer series Printer you need
HP 21 Black AND HP 22 Tri-color cartridges OR HP 21XL Black AND HP 22XL Tri-color cartridges.
There are also 2-Packs available, like the HP 21 Black and 22 Tri-color Original Ink Cartridges, 2 pack.

Replace the cartridges

1. Press the Power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already turned on. Wait until the product is idle and silent before continuing.
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2. Load unused, plain white letter or A4-sized paper in the tray, if you have not already done so.

Remove the empty cartridge
3. Open the printer cover. The carriage moves to the center of the printer. If the carriage does not move to the center, turn off the printer, and then turn it on again. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before proceeding.
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4. Press down on the empty cartridge to release it, and then pull it toward you out its slot. 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 cartridge from its packaging. Be careful to touch only the black plastic.
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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

6. Gently remove the plastic tape on the cartridge by pulling the colored pull tab.
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7. Hold the new cartridge by its sides, so that the copper strip is on the bottom and facing toward the printer. Slide the new print cartridge at a slight upward angle into the empty slot. Then push firmly until the cartridge clicks into place. If you are installing the tri-color print cartridge, slide it into the left slot. If you are installing the black print cartridge, slide it into the right slot. Repeat these steps to replace the other cartridge, if needed.
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When installing the cartridge and pressing it into the slot, do not rest your hand on top of the product for leverage. This might cause the carriage to lift out of position.
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8. Close the printer cover.

Align the new cartridge
After installing a print cartridge, align the print cartridges to ensure the best print quality. To align print cartridges:

– In Windows click Programs or All Programs, click HP, and then click HP Solution Center.
– In HP Solution Center, click Settings, click Print Settings, and then click Printer Toolbox. The Printer Toolbox opens.
– Click Align the Print Cartridges.
– Click Align, and then follow the on-screen instructions. The product prints a test page, aligns the print cartridges, and calibrates the printer.
– Recycle or discard the test page.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Deskjet D2680 Printer series – an Illustrated Tutorial in 9 Steps

HP Deskjet D2680 Printer (CH396A#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 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 ink levels by using the software installed with the HP Deskjet. 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. You’ll usually install both the black and tri-color cartridges in the Deskjet, but you can use the ink-backup mode to operate the HP Deskjet with only one print cartridge. The ink-backup mode is initiated when a print cartridge is removed from the print cartridge carriage. This printing mode lets you print with a single print cartridge, but it slows the product and affects the quality of printouts.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Deskjet HP Deskjet D2680 Printer series Printer?

For your US HP Deskjet D2680 Printer series Printer you need HP 60 or HP 60XL cartridges.
For your European or UK HP Deskjet HP Deskjet D2680 Printer series Printer you need HP 300 or HP 300XL cartridges.

Replace the cartridges

1. Press the Power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already turned on. Wait until the product is idle and silent before continuing.
2. Load unused, plain white letter or A4-sized paper in the tray, if you have not already done so.

Remove the empty cartridge
3. Open the cartridge access door. The carriage moves to the center of the printer. If the carriage does not move to the center, turn off the printer, and then turn it on again. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before proceeding.
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4. Press down on the cartridge to release it, and then pull it toward you out its slot. 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 cartridge from its packaging. Be careful to touch only the black plastic.
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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

6. Gently remove the plastic tape on the cartridge by pulling the colored pull tab.
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7. Hold the new cartridge by its sides. Slide the new print cartridge at a slight upward angle into the empty slot. Then gently push on the upper part of the print cartridge forward until it snaps into place. If you are installing the tri-color print cartridge, slide it into the left slot. If you are installing the black print cartridge, slide it into the right slot. Repeat these steps to replace the other cartridge, if needed.
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8. Close the cartridge door. The product prints a test page, aligns the print head, and calibrates the printer. Follow any on-screen instructions.
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The alignment page did not print?
– In the HP Solution Center, click Settings.
– In the Print Settings area, click Printer Toolbox. You can also open the Printer Toolbox from the Print Properties dialog box.
The Printer Toolbox appears.
– Click the Device Services tab.
– Click Align the Printer.

The product prints a test page, aligns the print head, and calibrates the printer. Follow any on-screen instructions.

9. Recycle or discard the page.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Deskjet 2545 All-in-One series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 15 Steps

HP DESKJET 2545 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 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. You’ll usually install both the black and tri-color cartridges in the HP Deskjet, however, you can use the single-cartridge mode to operate the HP All-in-One with only one print cartridge. The single-cartridge mode is initiated when a print 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 Deskjet 2545 series Printer?

For your US HP Deskjet 2545 series Printer you need
HP 61 or HP 61XL cartridges.
For your European or UK HP Deskjet 2545 series Printer you need HP 301 or HP 301XL cartridges.

Replace the ink cartridges

1. Press the Power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already turned on. Wait until the product is idle and silent before continuing.
2. Load unused, plain white letter or A4-sized paper in the tray, if you have not already done so.

Remove the empty cartridge
3. Open the cartridge access door. The carriage moves to the center of the printer. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before proceeding.
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4. Press down on the cartridge to release it, and then pull it toward you out its slot. Remove the cartridge from the slot on the left to replace the 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 cartridge from its packaging. Be careful to touch only the black plastic.
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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

6. Gently remove the plastic tape on the cartridge by pulling the colored pull tab.
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7. Hold the cartridge by its sides with the nozzles toward the printer, and then insert the cartridge into its slot. Make sure that the cartridge is inserted in the correct slot. The tri-color cartridge goes in the slot on the left. The black cartridge goes in the slot on the right. Push the cartridge forward into its slot until it snaps into place.
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8. Repeat these steps to replace the other cartridge, if necessary.
9. Close the cartridge access door. Follow any prompts on the screen.
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10. Wait about 30 seconds for the alignment page to automatically print. The printer prints an alignment page automatically only when a new cartridge has been installed.
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Align the printer
11. Lift the scanner lid.
12. Place the alignment page with the printed-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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13. Close the scanner lid.
14. Press the Start Copy Black button on the front panel of the printer. The printer aligns the cartridges.
15. Remove the alignment page from the scanner glass, and then close the scanner lid. Discard or recycle the alignment page.

The alignment page did not print?
– In the printer software, click Print & Scan and then click Maintain Your Printer to access the printer toolbox. The printer toolbox appears.
– Click Align Ink Cartridges on the Device Services tab.
The printer prints an alignment sheet.
– Now go back to step 11.

How to Replace an ALCATEL ONETOUCH PIXI 3(4) (4013D) Battery – Tutorial

ALCATEL OneTouch Pixi 3 Global Unlocked 3G Smartphone, 4.5 Display, 5MP Camera (GSM - US Warranty)

Make sure you purchase the right battery for your Smartphone. Batteries are not compatible between different brands, and often not among phones within the same brand. It’s recommended that you use original ALCATEL ONETOUCH batteries.

Which battery do I need for my ALCATEL ONETOUCH PIXI 3(4) Cell Phone?
For your ALCATEL ONETOUCH PIXI 3(4) Smartphone you need a a lithium-ion rechargeable battery (sometimes called a Li-ion battery or LIB): Alcatel TLi014A1 Battery, 3.7V 1400mAh.

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Replace the Battery

1. Turn off the power so that you won’t lose any stored information. If the device is on, press and hold the power button on the right side of the device and then tap Power off.
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2. Remove the back cover. Hold the device in one hand and find the small notch that will help you to release the cover. It’s on the the bottom-left corner of the phone. Insert a fingernail into the notch. Lift upwards gently to pop the phone open. Working from the bottom-left corner to the bottom-right corner and then lifting the back cover upwards seems to work well. Be careful not to damage your fingernails when you remove the back cover. Also, be certain not to bend or twist the back cover excessively. Doing so may damage the cover.
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3. Take the old battery out. Using your nail or finger, lift up the current battery via the small notch at the top of the battery compartment and lift the battery out of the phone. The battery ought to pop out smoothly.
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4. Install the new battery by aligning the three contacts with the three prongs on the bottom-right side of the battery slot. Use the small white arrow for help. Slide the battery into the battery housing cavity and press down to secure it in place.
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5. Replace the back cover. Line up the two holes above the Pixi logo with the rear camera lens and the flash. Gently press the cover down and around the sides of the phone until it clicks into place.
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How to Insert, Remove or Replace a Memory Card in your ALCATEL ONETOUCH PIXI 3(4) (4013D) – Tutorial

ALCATEL OneTouch Pixi 3 Global Unlocked 3G Smartphone, 4.5 Display, 5MP Camera (GSM - US Warranty)

Which Memory Card do I need for my ALCATEL ONETOUCH PIXI 3(4) Smartphone?

Make sure you purchase the right Memory Card for your smartphone. The base model of the OneTouch Pixi 3 4.0 has 4 GB of internal storage, which makes it a poor choice for storing multimedia. Users who demand more memory from their smartphone can install an external microSD or microSDHC (High-Capacity) memory card with a maximum capacity of 32 GB. Many micro SD Cards come with an SD Card adapter for compatibility with SD-enabled devices, such as cameras, camcorders and (notebook) computers. Memory cards usually come pre-formatted and do not need to be formatted out of the box.

We recommend storing multimedia files (such as music, videos and pictures) on an external memory card in your device to free up your device’s internal memory for applications. Plus, if you buy a new smartphone, you can simply put your external memory card in your new phone and all your data is back immediately.

The SD Association defines standard speed classes indicating minimum performance to record video. The class indicates the minimum writing speed: Class 2 = 2 MB/s, Class 4 = 4 MB/s, Class 6 = 6 MB/s, Class 10 = 10 MB/s.

SDHC cards are usually shipped preformatted with the FAT file system. Android devices normally only support the FAT file structure. If you insert a card formatted with a different file structure, your device might ask you to reformat the memory card. Formatting your memory card on a PC may cause incompatibilities with your device. Format the memory card only on the device. Go to Settings > Storage > Scroll down > Format SD card > Format SD card > Delete all.

Popular memory cards for this smartphone include, but are not limited to: Kingston Digital 16 GB Class 4 microSDHC Flash Card with SD Adapter and SanDisk 32GB Class 4 Micro SDHC Memory Card With Adapter.

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A. Insert a Memory Card

1. Turn off the power so that you won’t lose any stored information. If the device is on, press and hold the power button on the right side of the device and then tap Power off.
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2. Remove the back cover. Hold the device in one hand and find the small notch that will help you to release the cover. It’s on the the bottom-left corner of the phone. Insert a fingernail into the notch. Lift upwards gently to pop the phone open. Working from the bottom-left corner to the bottom-right corner and then lifting the back cover upwards seems to work well. Be careful not to damage your fingernails when you remove the back cover. Also, be certain not to bend or twist the back cover excessively. Doing so may damage the cover.
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3. Remove the battery. Using your nail or finger, lift up the battery via the small notch at the top of the battery compartment and lift the battery out of the phone.
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4. The Memory Card Slot is on the top-left corner of the battery compartment (near the camera lens). First open the metal clip by putting a fingernail at the right side of the clip. Slide the clip to the left until it clicks and then lift it up to open it.
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5. Insert a memory card with the gold-coloured contacts facing downwards. It should fit easily and exactly.
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6. Close the metal clip. Push it down first and slide the clip to the right until it clicks.
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7. Reinstall the battery by aligning the three contacts with the three prongs on the bottom-right side of the battery slot. Use the small white arrow for help. Slide the battery into the battery housing cavity and press down to secure it in place.
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8. Replace the back cover. Line up the two holes above the Pixi logo with the rear camera lens and the flash. Gently press the cover down and around the sides of the phone until it clicks into place.
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B. Remove a Memory Card

1. Before removing a memory card, first unmount it for safe removal.
Go to Settings > Storage > Scroll down > Unmount SD card.
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2. Turn off the power so that you won’t lose any stored information. If the device is on, press and hold the power button on the right side of the device and then tap Power off.
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3. Remove the back cover. Follow the instructions above to remove the cover.
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4. Remove the battery. Follow the instructions above to remove the battery.
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5. The Memory Card Slot is on the top-left corner of the battery compartment (near the camera lens). First open the metal clip by putting a fingernail at the right side of the clip. Slide the clip to the left until it clicks and then lift it up to open it.
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6. Pull the memory card out of the memory card slot.
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7. Close the metal clip. Push it down first and slide the clip to the right until it clicks.
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8. Reinstall the battery. Follow the instructions above to replace the battery.
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9. Snap the cover back in place. Follow the instructions above to replace the cover.
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How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP ENVY 114 e-All-in-One series – an Illustrated Tutorial in 10 Steps

HP Envy 114 E-all-in-one Printer - D411C (Black)

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.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP ENVY 114 e-All-in-One series Printer?

For your US HP ENVY 114 e-All-in-One series Printer you need
HP 60 or HP 60XL cartridges.
For your European or UK HP ENVY 114 e-All-in-One series Printer you need HP 300 or HP 300XL cartridges.

Replace the cartridges

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

Remove the old cartridge
3. Open the access door. The carriage moves to the center of the product. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before continuing.
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4. Lift the lid on the cartridge slot to release the cartridge, and then pull the cartridge out of the slot to remove it.
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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 cartridge at a slight upward angle with the cartridge contacts facing the rear of the product, and then slide the cartridge into the empty slot. Insert the color cartridge in the slot on the left. Insert the black cartridge in the slot on the right.
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8. Squeeze the lid closed as the cartridge slides into place.
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9. Repeat the previous steps to install the other cartridge, if necessary.

10. Close the access door.
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Align the cartridges
After replacing the cartridges, the alignment process should begin automatically. The product prints an alignment page. Once the alignment page has completed printing, your printer will be ready for regular use.

The alignment page did not print?
If the printer did not print an alignment page, follow these steps to manually align the printer:

A. To align printer from the printer display.
– Touch Setup on the product control panel.
– Touch Tools, and then touch Align Printer. The alignment process begins, and the alignment page automatically prints.

B. To align the printer from the computer.
Follow these steps to align the product using the product software.
– Open the HP product software: Click the Windows icon, click All Programs, click HP, click the folder for your HP product, and then click the icon for your HP product. The product software opens.
– In the product software, double-click Printer Actions. Double-click Maintenance Tasks. The HP Toolbox opens.
– On the Device Services tab, click Align Ink Cartridges. The alignment process begins, and the alignment page automatically prints.

Once the alignment page has completed printing, your printer will be ready for regular use.