How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Officejet Pro 8720 All-in-One series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 7 Steps

HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 All-in-One Wireless Printer with Mobile Printing, Instant Ink ready - White (M9L75A)

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 estimated ink levels from the printer software or from the printer control panel. The icon below displays the estimated ink levels. From the printer control panel, touch or swipe down the tab at the top of the screen to open the Dashboard, and then touch:
hp officejet pro 8720_01 to check the estimated ink levels. Ink level alerts and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only. When you receive a low-ink alert, consider having a replacement cartridge available to avoid possible printing delays. You do not have to replace the cartridges until you are prompted to do so. 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 Pro 8720 All-in-One series Printer?

For your US HP OfficeJet Pro 8720 All-in-One series Printer you need a
HP 952 Black Ink Cartridge and 3 color cartridges: HP 952 Cyan, HP 952 Magenta and HP 952 Yellow.
There are also Combo Packs (4 cartridges in one pack) available, like the HP 952XL Black and 952 Tri-color (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) Combo Pack.

For your European or UK HP OfficeJet Pro 8740 All-in-One series Printer you need a HP 953 Black Ink Cartridge and 3 color cartridges: HP 953 Cyan, HP 953 Magenta and HP 953 Yellow.

Replace the cartridges

1. Turn the printer on by pressing the power button, if it is not already turned on. Wait until the product is idle and silent before continuing.
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Remove the empty cartridge
2. Lift up and push back the ink cartridge access door. The carriage moves to the center of the printer. Wait until the print carriage stops moving before proceeding.
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3. Find the cartridge you want to replace. Push in on the front of the cartridge to release it, and then pull it toward you to remove it from its slot.
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Insert new cartridge
4. Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging. Do NOT touch the electrical contacts and ink port.

Do NOT lift the latch handle on the print carriage to install the ink cartridges. Doing so could cause the printhead or ink cartridges to be incorrectly seated, which can cause errors or print quality problems. The latch must remain down in order to correctly install the ink cartridges.

5. Hold the new cartridge so that the cartridge contacts face the printer. Using the color-coded letters for help, slide the ink cartridge into the empty slot until until it clicks into place and it is securely installed in the slot. 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 print-carriage access door and wait until the warm-up sequence finishes and your printer is quiet before you proceed.
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Align the printhead only if necessary.
Aligning the printhead ensures the high-quality output. The printhead does not have to be realigned when cartridges are replaced. However, you might want to use this feature for print quality issues in printouts where straight lines look wavy or jagged. You can align the printhead from the printer software and from the printer display.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Officejet Pro 8710 All-in-One series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 7 Steps

HP M9L66A Office Jet Pro 8710 All-in-One Printer Copy/Fax/Print/Scan

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 estimated ink levels from the printer software or from the printer control panel. The icon below displays the estimated ink levels. Ink level alerts and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only. When you receive a low-ink alert, consider having a replacement cartridge available to avoid possible printing delays. You do not have to replace the cartridges until you are prompted to do so. 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.
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Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Officejet Pro 8710 All-in-One series Printer?

For your US HP Officejet Pro 8710 All-in-One series Printer you need a HP 952 Black Ink Cartridge and 3 color cartridges: HP 952 Cyan, HP 952 Magenta and HP 952 Yellow.
There are also Combo Packs (4 cartridges in one pack) available, like the HP 952XL Black and 952 Tri-color (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) Combo Pack.

For your European or UK HP OfficeJet Pro 8715 All-in-One series Printer you need a HP 953 Black Ink Cartridge and 3 color cartridges: HP 953 Cyan, HP 953 Magenta and HP 953 Yellow.
There are also Combo Packs (4 cartridges in one pack) available, like the Hewlett Packard HP Original 953 cartridges 4er Set black, cyan, magenta, yellow Combo Pack.

Replace the cartridges

1. Turn the printer on by pressing the power button, if it is not already turned on. Wait until the product is idle and silent before continuing.
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Remove the empty cartridge
2. Slip your fingers into the slot on the left side of the printer, and then pull forward to open the cartridge access door. The carriage moves to the left side of the printer. Wait until the print carriage stops moving before proceeding.
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3. Find the cartridge you want to replace. Push in on the front of the cartridge to release it, and then pull it toward you to remove it from its slot.
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Insert new cartridge
4. Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging. Do NOT touch the electrical contacts and ink port.

Do NOT lift the latch handle on the print carriage to install the ink cartridges. Doing so could cause the printhead or ink cartridges to be incorrectly seated, which can cause errors or print quality problems. The latch must remain down in order to correctly install the ink cartridges.

5. Hold the new cartridge so that the cartridge contacts face the printer. Using the color-coded letters for help, slide the ink cartridge into the empty slot until until it clicks into place and it is securely installed in the slot. 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 print-carriage access door and wait until the warm-up sequence finishes and your printer is quiet before you proceed.

Align the printhead only if necessary.
Aligning the printhead ensures the high-quality output. The printhead does not have to be realigned when cartridges are replaced. However, you might want to use this feature for print quality issues in printouts where straight lines look wavy or jagged. You can align the printhead from the printer software and from the printer display.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Officejet 6812 e-All-in-One Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 8 Steps

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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 estimated ink levels from the printer software or from the printer control panel. The icon below displays a screen where you can see information about the ink cartridges, including fill levels. Ink level alerts and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only. When you receive a low-ink alert, consider having a replacement cartridge available to avoid possible printing delays. You do not need to replace cartridges until the print quality becomes unacceptable.
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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 6812 e-All-in-One Inkjet Printer?

For your US, European and UK HP Officejet Pro 6812 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. Press the Power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already on.
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Remove the old cartridge
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 cartridge access area. Wait several seconds until the carriage is idle and silent before you continue.
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3. Push the ink cartridge inward and then pull up to remove it from the slot.
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Insert a new cartridge
4. Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging. 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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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. Make sure that you insert the ink cartridge into the slot that has the same colored letter as the color you are installing.
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7. Repeat steps 3 through 6 for each ink cartridge you are replacing.

8. Close the ink cartridge access door.
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Align the printhead only 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 3632 All-in-One series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 19 Steps

HP Deskjet 3632 All-in-One Printer Copier Scanner

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. Use the single-cartridge mode to operate the HP DeskJet 3632 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 3632 All-in-One series Printer?

For your US HP DeskJet 3632 All-in-One series Printer you need
HP 63 or HP 63XL cartridges.
For your European or UK HP DeskJet 3632 All-in-One series Printer you need HP 302 or HP 302XL cartridges.

Replace the cartridges

1. Press the power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already on.
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2. Load plain white paper in the input tray.
3. Close the output tray extender, and then rotate the output tray clockwise to stow it in the printer
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4. Open the front door of the printer.
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5. Open 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
6. 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
7. Remove the new cartridge from its package. Be careful to touch only the black plastic on the cartridge.
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8. 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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9. Hold the ink cartridge by its sides with the nozzles toward the printer, then insert the ink cartridge into its correct slot. Push the ink cartridge forward into its slot 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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10. Close the ink cartridge access door.
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11. Close the front door of the printer.
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12. Pull out the output tray and the tray extender.
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13. Follow any prompts on the computer screen.

Align the cartridges
14. Wait about 30 seconds for the alignment page to automatically print. The printer only prints an alignment page automatically when new ink cartridges are installed. Scanning the alignment page allows the printer to align the ink cartridges and provide the best print quality. If the alignment page fails to automatically print, you can manually print an alignment page using the HP Printer Assistant software (Windows) or the Printer Utility (Mac OS X).
15. Lift the scanner lid.
16. Place the alignment page with the print 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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17. Close the scanner lid.
18. Press the Start Copy Black button or the Start Copy Color button on the printer control panel. The printer aligns the ink cartridges.
19. Discard or recycle the alignment page.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP DeskJet 3631 All-in-One series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 19 Steps

HP Deskjet 3631 All-in-One Color Ink-jet - Printer / copier / scanner - English

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. Use the single-cartridge mode to operate the HP DeskJet 3631 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 3631 All-in-One series Printer?

For your US HP DeskJet 3631 All-in-One series Printer you need
HP 63 or HP 63XL cartridges.
For your European or UK HP DeskJet 3631 All-in-One series Printer you need HP 302 or HP 302XL cartridges.

Replace the cartridges

1. Press the power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already on.
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2. Load plain white paper in the input tray.
3. Close the output tray extender, and then rotate the output tray clockwise to stow it in the printer
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4. Open the front door of the printer.
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5. Open 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
6. 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
7. Remove the new cartridge from its package. Be careful to touch only the black plastic on the cartridge.
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8. 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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9. Hold the ink cartridge by its sides with the nozzles toward the printer, then insert the ink cartridge into its correct slot. Push the ink cartridge forward into its slot 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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10. Close the ink cartridge access door.
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11. Close the front door of the printer.
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12. Pull out the output tray and the tray extender.
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13. Follow any prompts on the computer screen.

Align the cartridges
14. Wait about 30 seconds for the alignment page to automatically print. The printer only prints an alignment page automatically when new ink cartridges are installed. Scanning the alignment page allows the printer to align the ink cartridges and provide the best print quality. If the alignment page fails to automatically print, you can manually print an alignment page using the HP Printer Assistant software (Windows) or the Printer Utility (Mac OS X).
15. Lift the scanner lid.
16. Place the alignment page with the print 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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17. Close the scanner lid.
18. Press the Start Copy Black button or the Start Copy Color button on the printer control panel. The printer aligns the ink cartridges.
19. Discard or recycle the alignment page.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Deskjet D2445 Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 9 Steps

HP Deskjet D2445 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 D2445 Printer series Printer?

Three print cartridges can be used with the printer.
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1. Black print cartridge
2. Tri-color print cartridge
3. Photo print cartridge

For your US, European and UK HP Deskjet D2445 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.

Quality color photos: For more vibrant colors when printing color photographs or other special documents, remove the black print cartridge and install a HP 58 Photo Ink Cartridge.

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.


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

– In Windows click Programs or All Programs, click HP, and then click HP Solution Center. You can also double-click the HP Solution Center icon on the desktop to open it.
– 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 Officejet Pro 276dw Multifunction Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 7 Steps

HP OfficeJet Pro 276dw Wireless All-in-One Photo Printer with Mobile Printing (CR770A)

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.

When the ink level for the print cartridge is low, a message might appear on your computer screen. You can also check the estimated ink levels from the printer software or from the printer control panel. The icon below displays a screen where you can see information about the ink cartridges, including fill levels. This icon has a red border when an ink cartridge needs attention. Ink level alerts and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only. When you receive a low-ink alert, consider having a replacement cartridge available to avoid possible printing delays. You do not have to replace the cartridges until you are prompted to do so.
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For regular usage, this product 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. The amount that you can print using black or color ink only is limited, so have replacement ink cartridges available when you are printing with black or color ink only. When there is no longer sufficient ink to print, you will get a message that one or more cartridges are depleted, and you will need to replace the depleted cartridges before you resume printing.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Officejet Pro 276dw Multifunction Printer?

For your US, European and UK HP Officejet Pro 276dw Multifunction Printer you need HP 950 Black and 3 color cartridges: HP 951 Cyan/Magenta/Yellow. There are also Combo Savers (4 cartridges in one pack) available, like the HP 950XL Black and 951 Tri-color (Cyan, Magenta, Yellow) Combo Saver.

Replace the cartridges

1. Turn the printer on by pressing the power button, if it is not already turned on. Wait until the product is idle and silent before continuing.
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Remove the empty cartridge
2. Slip your fingers into the slot on the left side of the printer, and then pull forward to open the cartridge access door. The carriage moves to the left side of the printer. Wait until the print carriage stops moving before proceeding.
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3. Find the cartridge you want to replace. Push in on the front of the cartridge to release it, and then pull it toward you to remove it from its slot.
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Insert new cartridge
4. Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging. Do NOT touch the electrical contacts and ink port.

Do NOT lift the latch handle on the print carriage to install the ink cartridges. Doing so could cause the printhead or ink cartridges to be incorrectly seated, which can cause errors or print quality problems. The latch must remain down in order to correctly install the ink cartridges.

5. Using the color-coded letters for help, slide the ink cartridge into the empty slot until it is securely installed in the slot. 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 print-carriage access door.

Align the printhead only 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 Deskjet D2660 Printer series – an Illustrated Tutorial in 9 Steps

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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 D2660 Printer series Printer?

For your US HP Deskjet HP Deskjet D2660 Printer series Printer you need HP 60 or HP 60XL cartridges.
For your European or UK HP Deskjet HP Deskjet D2660 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.
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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 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.