How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP OfficeJet 6958 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 control panel or from the printer software. 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 prompted to do so.

To check the estimated ink levels from the printer control panel:
– From the Home screen, touch the Ink Icon (see below) to check the estimated ink levels.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP OfficeJet 6958 printer?

For your US HP OfficeJet 6958 All-in-One series printer you need 1 HP 902 Black OR the XL-version HP 902XL Black AND 3 color cartridges: HP 902 Cyan/Magenta/Yellow OR the XL-version HP 902XL Cyan/Magenta/Yellow.
There are also Combo Packs (4 cartridges in one pack) available, like the HP 902XL/902 Black/Tri-color Ink Cartridges, Pack Of 4 Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow.

For your European or UK HP OfficeJet 6958 All-in-One series printer you need 1 HP 903 Black OR the XL-version HP 903XL Black cartridge AND 3 color cartridges: HP 903 Cyan + HP 903 Magenta + HP 903 Yellow cartridges. OR the XL-version of the color cartridges: HP 903XL Cyan + HP 903XL Magenta + HP 903XL Yellow.

Replace the cartridges.

1. Check that power is on and the scanner lid is closed. If the product is off, press the Power button to turn on the product. Wait until the product is idle and silent before continuing.

Remove the old cartridge
2. Open the cartridge access door.
Locate the two slots on the sides of the printer. Place your fingers in the slots, and then lift to open the ink cartridge access door. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before you proceed.

3. Press the tab on the front of the cartridge inward to release it, and then pull up on the cartridge to remove it from the slot.

Insert the 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 you remove the orange pull-tab completely. When you remove the plastic wrap, the paper label on the top of the cartridge tears slightly, which is necessary to vent the cartridge. Do not touch the copper-colored electrical contacts and ink port.

5. Remove the orange cap from the cartridge. Twist the cap counter-clockwise until it snaps off. A forceful twist may be required to remove the cap.

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6. Gently bend the tab away from the ink cartridge. Be careful not to bend the tab out more than 1.27 cm (0.5 in). Moving the tab too far might damage the ink cartridge or cause the tab to break.

7. Hold the ink cartridge so that the ink cartridge contacts are facing down and toward the printer. Match the colored dot on the ink cartridge with the dot of the same color on the carriage. Slide the new ink cartridge into its slot, and then gently press the ink cartridge down until it clicks into place and is seated firmly in the slot. Make sure that the color-coded letter on the cartridge matches that on the slot.

8. Repeat step 3 to 7 for each ink cartridge you are replacing.

9. Close the cartridge access door.

Align the printhead only if necessary.
The printer automatically aligns the printhead during the initial setup. 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 control panel and from the HP printer software.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Deskjet 2622 All-in-One series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 11 Steps


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

XL (Extra Large) cartridges cost more but do provide better value in the long run. They will be able to print almost 3 times as many 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.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Deskjet 2622 All-in-One series Printer?

For your US HP DeskJet 2622 All-in-One series Printer you need HP 65 Black AND HP 65 Tri-color cartridges OR the XL versions: HP 65XL Black AND HP 65XL Tri-color cartridges.
There are also Multipacks available like the HP 65 Black and Tri-color Original Ink Cartridges, 2 pack.
For your European or UK HP DeskJet 2622 All-in-One series Printer you need HP 304 Black AND HP 304 Tri-color cartridges OR the XL versions: HP 304XL Black AND HP 304XL Tri-color cartridges.

Replace the ink cartridges

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

2. Load unused plain white Letter or A4-sized paper into the input tray.

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3. Lower the output tray, reach inside the printer, grasp the handle, and then lower the ink cartridge access door. The carriage moves to the center of the printer. Wait until the printer is idle and silent before continuing.

4. Lightly press down on the cartridge to release it, and then pull the cartridge out of 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.

Insert the 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 at a slight upward angle. 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 step 4 to 8 to replace the other cartridge, if necessary.
10. Close the cartridge access door.

Align the cartridges

11. To achieve the best print quality, it is necessary to align the ink cartridges. After installing new ink cartridges, the printer automatically prints an alignment page.

– Lift the scanner lid.
– Place the alignment page with the print side down on the scanner glass, and then position it according to the engraved guides around the glass.

– Close the scanner lid.
– Press the Start Copy Black button or the Start Copy Color button on – the printer control panel. The printer aligns the ink cartridges.

The alignment page did not print?
If the alignment page did not print automatically, you can align the cartridges manually from the printer software.

– Open or search for the HP folder in your list of installed software programs, click the folder for your printer, and then click the name of your printer. HP Printer Assistant opens.
– Click Print & Scan, and then click Maintain Your Printer.
– Click the Device Services tab, and then click Align Ink Cartridges. The printer prints an alignment sheet.
– Now go back to step 11.
– Recycle or discard the cartridge alignment sheet.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Photosmart C4680 All-in-One Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 13 Steps


Make sure you purchase the right ink cartridges for your specific printer. Cartridges are not compatible between different brands, and often not within the same brand. 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. Consider getting replacement print cartridges when you receive a low-ink warning message. This avoids possible printing delays. You do not need to replace the print cartridges until print quality becomes unacceptable.

Use the ink-backup mode to operate the printer by using only one print cartridge. The ink-backup mode is initiated when a print cartridge is removed from the print cartridge carriage. During ink-backup mode, the printer 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 Photosmart C4680 All-in-One printer?

For your US HP Photosmart C4680 All-in-One Printer you need HP 60 or HP 60XL cartridges.
For your European or UK HP Photosmart C4680 All-in-One Printer you need HP 300 or HP 300XL cartridges.

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.

2. Pull out the tray extender, and then Load Letter, A4, or Legal unused plain white paper into the paper tray. Slide the stack of paper forward until it stops.

3. Open the ink cartridge access door. The print carriage moves to the center of the device. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before you continue. If it does not move to the center, turn the device off, then turn it back on again.

Remove the old cartridge
4. Lightly press down on one of the old cartridges to release it, and then pull the cartridge toward you out of its slot. 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.

Insert new cartridge
5. Remove the new ink cartridge from its package. Be careful to touch only the black plastic on the ink cartridge.

6. Remove the protective tape from the ink cartridge by using the coloured pull tab.

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 print cartridge so that the copper strips are on the bottom, facing toward the printer and the HP logo is on top. Slide the print cartridge into the slot as shown. Make sure you push the print cartridge in firmly until it snaps into place. Always install the tri-color print cartridge (marked with a triangle) in the left side of the print cartridge cradle. Install the black print cartridge (marked with a square or pentagon) in the right side of the print cartridge cradle.

8. Repeat steps 4 through 7 for the other cartridge if needed.

9. Close the ink cartridge access door.

10. When prompted, press OK. The product prints a print cartridge alignment page.

Align the cartridges
– Load the page print side down on the right front corner of the glass, and then press OK to scan the page. The product aligns the print cartridges.

– Recycle or discard the print cartridge alignment sheet.

The alignment page did not print?
If the alignment fails, check to make sure the cartridges are installed correctly, and start the print cartridge alignment manually. You can align the print cartridges at any time from the device by using the software you installed with the device. If you remove and reinstall the same print cartridge, the device will not prompt you to align the print cartridges. It remembers the alignment values for that print cartridge, so you do not need to realign the print cartridges.

In the HP Solution Center, click Settings.
– In the Print Settings area, click Printer Toolbox. The Printer Toolbox appears.
– Click the Device Services tab.
– Click Align the Print Cartridges.
– Go to step 10 and below.