How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP DeskJet 3637 All-in-One series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 18 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 or from the printer control panel. 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.

To check the estimated ink levels from the HP printer control panel:
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Ink Alert light
One of the Ink Level icons is blinking with no segment, the Ink Alert light is on, and the Resume light is blinking means: The corresponding ink cartridge is very low on ink.
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Ink Level Icons
The left ink icon shows the estimated ink level of the tri-color cartridge, and the right icon shows the estimated ink level of the black cartridge.
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To check the ink levels from the HP printer software (Windows):
Open the HP printer software.
– In the printer software, click the Estimated Ink Levels tab.

Use the single-cartridge mode to operate the HP DeskJet 3637 with only one ink cartridge. The single-cartridge mode is initiated when an ink cartridge is removed from the ink cartridge carriage. Printing with one cartridge might slow the printer and affect the quality of printouts. Therefore, you should replace the empty cartridge as soon as possible.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP DeskJet 3637 All-in-One series Printer?

For your US HP DeskJet 3637 All-in-One series Printer you need HP 63 or HP 63XL cartridges.
For your European or UK HP DeskJet 3637 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.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Deskjet 6540 Series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 10 Steps


Make sure you purchase the right ink cartridges for your specific printer and printer region or have your old ones refilled. Cartridges are not compatible between different brands, and often not within the same brand. Unlike other inkjet manufacturers, HP often designs its inkjet hardware to use country-specific consumables. When you unbox a new HP inkjet printer and set it up, you install a set of ink tanks that ship with the printer. As you turn on the device and get ready to use it, an initialization sequence localizes it to the country associated with the ink cartridges you installed.

HP recommends that you use Original HP ink cartridges. XL (Extra Large) cartridges cost more but do provide better value in the long run. They will be able to print at least double the pages of a regular cartridge. Our advice is that if you print often, go with XL. However, ink can dry up. So if you are not a frequent printer, go with the regular cartridges.

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. 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 Printing 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. We do not recommend using the photo print cartridge for ink-backup mode.

Estimated ink levels when both cartridges are low:
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Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Deskjet 6540 Series Printer?

Four print cartridges are available for use with the printer.
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1. Black
2. Tri-color
3. Photo
4. Gray photo

Everyday printing: Use the black and tri-color print cartridges for everyday print jobs.
– Quality color photos: For more vibrant colors when printing color photographs or other special documents, remove the black print cartridge and use a photo print cartridge in combination with the tri-color print cartridge.
– Quality black and white photos: For outstanding black and white photographs, remove the black print cartridge and use a gray photo print cartridge in combination with the tri-color cartridge.

For your US HP Deskjet 6540 Series Printer you need
HP 94 Black OR HP 96 Black cartridges AND HP 95 Tri-color OR HP 97 Tri-color cartridges.

For printing photos use HP 99 Photo Original cartridges.
For printing black-and-white photographs use HP 100 Gray Photo Original Ink Cartridge cartridges.

For your European or UK HP Deskjet 6540 Series Printer you need HP 338 Black OR HP 339 Black cartridges AND HP 343 Tri-color OR HP 344 Tri-color cartridges.

For printing photos use HP 99 Photo Original cartridges.
For printing black-and-white photographs use HP 100 Gray Photo Original Ink Cartridge 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.
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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 top cover. The carriage moves to the right side of the printer. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before proceeding.
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4. Press down lightly on top of the cartridge latch and pull out the bottom of the latch to unhook it. Then gently slide the print cartridge out of the print cartridge cradle.
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Insert a 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 print cartridge with the copper contacts facing the printer, and then slide the print cartridge into the cradle. After you insert the print cartridge, verify that the copper contacts of the print cartridge touch the back of the print cartridge cradle.
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8. Push down on the print cartridge latch until it snaps closed. Make sure the latch does not spring back open. If the cartridge is inserted correctly, closing the latch gently pushes the cartridge into its cradle compartment.
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9. Repeat step 4 to 8 to replace the other cartridge, if necessary.

10. Close the top cover. If you installed a new print cartridge, the printer aligns the print cartridges and prints an alignment page.
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Align the ink cartridges.
The printer automatically aligns print cartridges whenever a new print cartridge is installed. However, if your printout is grainy, has stray dots, or jagged edges, you can realign the print cartridges.

You can align the print cartridges from the printer Toolbox:
Open the printer Toolbox.
– Click Align the Device.
– Click Align, and then follow the onscreen instructions.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Deskjet F2210 All-in-One series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 12 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 ink levels by using the HP Photosmart Software:
– In the HP Solution Center, click Settings, point to Print Settings, and then click Printer Toolbox. You can also open the Printer Toolbox from the Print Properties dialog box.
– Click the Estimated Ink Level tab.
The estimated ink levels for the print cartridges appear.

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The Check Print Cartridge lights on the Control panel also inform you of the ink-status. The lights indicate the need to reinsert the specified print cartridge, replace the print cartridge, or close the print cartridge door. The Color light appears next to the three color drop icons and indicates that the problem is with the tri-color print cartridge. The Black/Photo light appears next to the single black drop icon and indicates that the problem is with the black or photo print cartridge.

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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. During ink-backup mode, the product can only print jobs from the computer. You cannot initiate a print job from the control panel (such as copying or scanning an original).

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Deskjet F2210 All-in-One series Printer?

For your US, European and UK HP Deskjet F2210 All-in-One 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. Turn the printer on by pressing the On/Off button (power button), if it is not already turned on. It can take a few seconds for the printer to turn on after you press the Power button. 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 print cartridge 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 empty cartridge to release it, and then pull it toward you out its slot. Remove the cartridge from the slot on the left (1) to replace the tri-color cartridge. Remove the cartridge from the slot on the right (2) to replace the black cartridge OR photo print cartridges.
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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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6. Gently remove the plastic tape on the cartridge by pulling the colored pull tab.
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Do NOT:
– Remove the copper electrical strip.
– Touch the copper-colored contacts or the ink nozzles.
– Replace the protective tape on the contacts.
do not touch contacts

7. Hold the new cartridge by its sides, so that the copper strip is on the bottom and facing toward the printer. The HP label is on top.
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8. Slide the print cartridge firmly into the cradle at a slight upward angle until you feel resistance. The 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 Or photo print cartridge, slide it into the right slot.
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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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9. Repeat step 4 to 8 to replace the other cartridge, if needed.

10. Close the print cartridge door. The product prints an alignment page.
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Align the new cartridge
Print cartridge alignment ensures better print quality.
11. After the print cartridge alignment sheet prints, load it on the left front corner of the glass with the top of the page to the left.
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12. Press the Scan button. The product aligns the print cartridges. Wait until the green (On button) light stops blinking. Recycle or discard the print cartridge alignment sheet.
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