How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Deskjet 3511 e-All-in-One series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 16 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 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 Deskjet 3511 e-All-in-One series Printer?

For your US HP Deskjet 3511 e-All-in-One series Printer you need
HP 61 or HP 61XL cartridges.
For your European or UK HP Deskjet 3511 e-All-in-One 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 into the input tray, if you have not already done so.

Remove the old cartridge
3. Open the cartridge access door. The carriage moves to the center of the product. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before continuing.

4. Lightly press down on the cartridge to release it, and then pull the cartridge out to remove it from its slot.

Insert a new cartridge
5. Remove the new cartridge from its packaging. Be careful to only touch the black plastic on the ink cartridge by holding the ink cartridge by its sides.

6. Pull the coloured tab to remove the plastic tape.

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 by its sides with the nozzles toward the printer, and then insert the cartridge into its slot. Make sure that the icon on the cartridge matches the icon on the slot. The tri-color cartridge goes in the slot on the left, and the black cartridge goes in the slot on the right.

8. Push the cartridge forward until it snaps into place.

9. Repeat these steps to replace the other cartridge, if necessary.

10. Close the cartridge access door.

11. Follow any prompts on the screen.
12. Wait about 30 seconds for the alignment page to automatically print. If the alignment page did not print automatically, you can align the cartridges manually from the printer software and from the printer display on the product.

Align the cartridges

Aligning the cartridges ensures 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 print cartridge, the HP All-in-One will not prompt you to align the print cartridges. The HP All-in-One remembers the alignment values for that print cartridge, so you do not need to realign the print cartridges.

13. Lift the scanner lid.
14. 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.

15. Close the scanner lid.
16. On the printer control panel press OK to begin the scan. The printer automatically aligns the cartridges.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Officejet Pro 8500A Premium e-All-in-One series – an Illustrated Tutorial in 9 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.

You can check the estimated ink levels from the printer software, Control-panel, or the embedded Web server. The icon below on the Control-panel 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 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.
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Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Officejet Pro 8500A Premium Printer Series?

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

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

Replace the cartridges

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

Remove the old cartridge
3. Gently pull open the ink cartridge cover.
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4. 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
5. 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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6. Hold the cartridge by its sides with the nozzle toward the product, and then insert the cartridge into its color-coded slot.
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7. Press the cartridge forward into the slot until it snaps into place.
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8. If more than one cartridge is low on ink, repeat the steps to insert the other cartridges.
9. Close the ink cartridge cover.
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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).

– From the Control panel: Touch right arrow , touch Setup, touch Tools, and then select Align Printer.
– From the Embedded Web server: Click the Settings tab, click Device Services in the left pane, select Align Printer from the drop-down list in the Print Quality section, and then click Run Diagnostic.
– From the HP Software (Windows): Open the HP software that was included with the printer. Click Printer Actions, click Maintenance Tasks, and then click Align Printheads.
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How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus e-All-in-One series – an Illustrated Tutorial in 9 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.

You can check the estimated ink levels from the printer software, Control-panel, or the embedded Web server. The icon below on the Control-panel 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 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.
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Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Officejet Pro 8500A Plus Printer Series?

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

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

Replace the cartridges

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

Remove the old cartridge
3. Gently pull open the ink cartridge cover.
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4. 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
5. 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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6. Hold the cartridge by its sides with the nozzle toward the product, and then insert the cartridge into its color-coded slot.
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7. Press the cartridge forward into the slot until it snaps into place.
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8. If more than one cartridge is low on ink, repeat the steps to insert the other cartridges.
9. Close the ink cartridge cover.
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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).

– From the Control panel: Touch right arrow , touch Setup, touch Tools, and then select Align Printer.
– From the Embedded Web server: Click the Settings tab, click Device Services in the left pane, select Align Printer from the drop-down list in the Print Quality section, and then click Run Diagnostic.
– From the HP Software (Windows): Open the HP software that was included with the printer. Click Printer Actions, click Maintenance Tasks, and then click Align Printheads.
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