How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Deskjet 2680 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 as 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 2680 All-in-One series Printer?

For your US HP DeskJet 2680 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 2680 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.
There are also Multipacks available like the HP 3JB05AE 304 Original Ink Cartridges, Black and Tri-Colour, Pack of 2.

Replace the ink cartridges

1. Press the Power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already turned on.
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2. Load unused plain white Letter or A4-sized paper into the input tray.
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Remove cartridge
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.
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4. Lightly press down on the cartridge to release it, and then pull the cartridge out of its slot.
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Insert 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.
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6. Pull the coloured tab to remove the plastic tape.
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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 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.
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8. Push the cartridge forward until it snaps into place.
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9. Repeat step 4 to 8 to replace the other cartridge, if necessary.
10. Close the cartridge access door.
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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.
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– 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.
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– 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 the HP printer software.
– Click Print & Scan, and then click Maintain Your Printer to access the printer toolbox.
– 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 OfficeJet Pro 9018 series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 8 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. From the printer control panel, touch or swipe down the tab at the top of the screen to open the Dashboard, and then touch the ink icon (see below) 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.
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Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP OfficeJet Pro 9018 series Printer?

For your US HP OfficeJet Pro 9018 series Printer you need a HP 962 Black Ink Cartridge and 3 color cartridges: HP 962 Cyan, HP 962 Magenta and HP 962 Yellow (or the HP 962 XL versions).
There are also Combo Packs (4 cartridges in one pack) available, like the HP 962XL High Yield Black and HP 962 Cyan, Magenta, Yellow Original Ink Cartridges Pack of 4 (3JB34AN).

For your European or UK HP OfficeJet Pro 9018 series Printer you need a HP 963 Black Ink Cartridge and 3 color cartridges: HP 963 Cyan, HP 963 Magenta and HP 963 Yellow (or the HP 963 XL versions).
There are also Combo Packs (4 cartridges in one pack) available, like the HP 962XL High Yield Black and HP 962 Cyan, Magenta, Yellow Original Ink Cartridges Pack of 4 (3JB34AN)

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 behind the upper side of the front door, and then pull forward to open the front door.
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3. Lift the cartridge access door. Wait until the print carriage stops moving before proceeding.
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4. 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
5. Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging. Do NOT touch the electrical contacts and ink port.
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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.

6. 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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7. Repeat steps 3 through 5 for each ink cartridge you are replacing.

8. Close the print-carriage access door.
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9. Close the front 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 ENVY 5531 e-All-in-One Series 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 ENVY, but you can also leave one ink cartridge carriage empty (single-cartridge mode). 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 ENVY 5531 e-All-in-One Series Printer?

For your US HP ENVY 5531 e-All-in-One Series Printer you need
HP 61 or HP 61XL cartridges.
For your European or UK HP ENVY 5531 e-All-in-One Series Printer you need HP 301 or HP 301XL 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 into the input tray.
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Remove the old cartridge
3. Open the cartridge access door. To do this, locate the cutouts on the site of the printer. Use this cutouts to lift the cartridge access door and wait for the print carriage to move to the right side of the product. Wait until the printer is idle and silent before continuing.
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4. To release the cartridge, lift the lid on the cartridge slot, and then gently push the lid back until it stops. Pull up on the cartridge to remove it from the slot.
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Insert the new cartridge
5. Remove the new ink cartridge from its package. Be careful to only touch the black plastic on the ink cartridge by holding the ink cartridge by its sides.
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6. Pull the coloured tab to remove the plastic tape.
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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 cartridge at a slight upward angle with the cartridge contacts facing the rear of the printer, and then slide the cartridge into the empty slot, and then squeeze the lid closed as the cartridge slides into place. The color cartridge is on the left, and the black cartridge is on the right.
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8. Repeat steps 4 to 7 to install the other cartridge, if necessary.

9. Close the cartridge access door.
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4. Close the scanner lid.
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Align the cartridges when prompted to do so
The HP printer software prompts you to align the ink cartridges when you print a document after installing a new ink cartridge. Aligning the cartridges ensures the high-quality output. If you remove and reinstall the same ink cartridge, the HP All-in-One will NOT prompt you to align 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. To align the cartridges from the printer software
– In the printer software, click Print & Scan, and then click Maintain Your Printer to access the Printer Toolbox.
– In the Printer Toolbox, click Align Ink Cartridges on the Device Services tab. The printer prints an alignment sheet.
– Load the alignment sheet print side down on the right front corner of the scanner glass and follow the instructions on the printer display to align the cartridges. Recycle or discard the cartridge alignment sheet.
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B. To align the cartridges from the printer display
– From the Home screen on the printer display, select Tools.
NOTE: If you do not see the Home screen, touch the Home button.
– From the Tools menu on the printer display, select Align Printer. Follow the on-screen instructions.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Deskjet 2732 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 2 times as many pages as 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 2732 All-in-One series Printer?

For your US HP DeskJet 2732 All-in-One series Printer you need HP 67 Black AND HP 67 Tri-color cartridges OR the XL versions: HP 67XL Black AND HP 67XL Tri-color cartridges.

For your European or UK HP DeskJet 2732 All-in-One series Printer you need HP 305 Black AND HP 305 Tri-color cartridges OR the XL versions: HP 305XL Black AND HP 305XL Tri-color cartridges.

Replace the ink cartridges

1. Press the Power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already turned on.
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2. Load unused plain white Letter or A4-sized paper into the input tray.
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Remove cartridge
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.
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4. Lightly press down on the cartridge to release it, and then pull the cartridge out of its slot.
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Insert 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.
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6. Pull the coloured tab to remove the plastic tape.
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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 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.
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8. Push the cartridge forward until it snaps into place.
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9. Repeat step 4 to 8 to replace the other cartridge, if necessary.
10. Close the cartridge access door.
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Align the cartridges

11. To achieve the best print quality, it is always useful to align the ink cartridges. You can print the alignment page from the HP Smart app or from the printer software.

A. To print the alignment page from the printer software:

Open the printer software.
– In the printer software, click Print & Scan.
– Click Maintain Your Printer to access the printer toolbox.
– Click Align Cartridges on the Device Services tab.

The printer prints an alignment page.
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– Follow the onscreen instructions to align the cartridges.
– Recycle or discard the cartridge alignment sheet later.