How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Deskjet 450wbt Mobile 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 new HP ink cartridges.

You can check the estimated ink levels from Toolbox. The Toolbox provides status and maintenance information about your printer. The Printer Status tab displays print cartridge and battery status. Click the Status Information button to display the part number and status information about the installed cartridges, including the estimated amount of remaining ink.

The printer LEDs indicate the printer status and are useful for diagnosing printing problems. The left print cartridge LED lights up in amber when the tri-color print cartridge is low on ink, and blinks when it needs to be replaced. The right print cartridge LED Lights up in amber when the black or photo print cartridge is low on ink, and blinks when it needs to be replaced.
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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.

Use the single-cartridge mode to operate the HP Deskjet 450wbt Mobile Printer with only one ink cartridge. The singlecartridge mode is initiated when an ink cartridge is removed from the ink cartridge carriage. Printing with one print cartridge may be slower, and colors will differ from those when both print cartridges are installed. It is recommended to install both print 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. However, (original) HP XL cartridges for the HP Deskjet 450wbt Mobile Printer are NOT available.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Deskjet 450wbt Mobile Printer?

For your US, European and UK HP Deskjet 450wbt Mobile Printer you need HP 56 Black AND HP 57 Tri-color cartridges. There are also 2-Packs available, like the HP 56 / 57 Black and Tri-Color Original Value Pack Combo.

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 Letter or A4 unused plain white paper in the input tray.
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Remove the old cartridge
3. With the printer turned on, open the front access cover. Wait for the carriage to go to print cartridge change position. This should take only a few seconds.
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4. Lift the print cartridge latch open and gently remove the print cartridge from its socket at the angle shown below. 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 OR photo print cartridges.
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Insert a new cartridge
5. Remove the cartridge from packaging. Be careful to only touch the black plastic on the ink cartridge.
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6. Remove the plastic tape from the ink cartridge 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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7. Hold the ink cartridge by its sides with the nozzles toward the printer, then insert the new print cartridge into its socket at the same angle at which you removed the old print cartridge. 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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8. Close the print cartridge latch. If the cartridge is inserted correctly, closing the latch gently pushes the cartridge into its socket. Press the latch to make sure it is seated flat on the cartridge.
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9. Repeat steps 4 through 8 for the other cartridge if needed.

10. Close the front access cover. Wait for the carriage to complete the print cartridge initialization routine and return to the home position at the right side of the printer before using the printer.
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Align the new cartridges
Whenever a print cartridge is replaced, the print cartridges should be aligned for the best possible print quality. If a printout is grainy, has stray dots, jagged edges, or the ink is bleeding into another color on the page, the print cartridges can be realigned through the Toolbox or the printer driver.

To align from the printer driver (Windows)
– Click Start > Settings > Printers.
Right-click the printer icon, and then click Printing Preferences
– Click the Services tab, and click Align Print Cartridges.
– Click Align from the Align Print Cartridges dialog box. You are prompted to specify the combination of print cartridges you are using.
– Specify the combination of print cartridges you are using. An alignment page prints.
– Follow the instructions on the screen to select the best-aligned patterns from the alignment page.
– Click OK to close the Align Print Cartridges dialog box when the alignment procedure is complete.
– Discard or recycle the alignment page.

If you have the Toolbox installed, you can also align the print cartridges from the Printer Services tab in the Toolbox.
– Click the Align Print Cartridges button to align the left and right print cartridges.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP OfficeJet Pro 8022 series – 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 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:
– 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.
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Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP OfficeJet Pro 8022 printer?

For your US HP OfficeJet Pro 8022 series printer you need 1 HP 910 Black OR the XL-version HP 910XL Black AND 3 color cartridges: HP 910 Cyan/Magenta/Yellow OR the XL-version HP 910XL Cyan/Magenta/Yellow.
There are also Combo Packs (4 cartridges in one pack) available, like the HP 910 | 4 Ink Cartridges | Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow | 3YL61AN, 3YL58AN, 3YL59AN, 3YL60AN.

For your European or UK HP OfficeJet Pro 8022 series printer you need 1 HP 912 Black OR the XL-version HP 912XL Black cartridge AND 3 color cartridges: HP 912 Cyan + HP 912 Magenta + HP 912 Yellow cartridges. OR the XL-version of the color cartridges: HP 912XL Cyan + HP 912XL Magenta + HP 912XL Yellow.
There are also Combo Packs (4 cartridges in one pack) available, like the HP 3YP34AE 912XL High Yield Original Ink Cartridge, Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow, Pack of 4.

Replace the cartridges.

1. Look at the Power button located on the printer. If it is not lit, the printer is turned off. Press the Power button to turn on the printer. Wait until the product is idle and silent before continuing.
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Remove the old cartridge
2. Open the front door.
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3.Open the cartridge access door. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before you proceed.
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4. 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.
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Insert the new cartridge
5. 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.
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6. Remove the orange cap from the cartridge. Hold the ink cartridge by its sides, and then twist the cap counter-clockwise until it snaps off. A forceful twist may be required to remove the cap.
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7. 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.
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8. 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.
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9. Repeat step 4 to 8 for each ink cartridge you are replacing.

10. Close the ink cartridge access door.
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11. Close the front door.
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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 display and from the HP printer software.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP OfficeJet Pro 8028 series – 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 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:
– 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.
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Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP OfficeJet Pro 8028 printer?

For your US HP OfficeJet Pro 8028 series printer you need 1 HP 910 Black OR the XL-version HP 910XL Black AND 3 color cartridges: HP 910 Cyan/Magenta/Yellow OR the XL-version HP 910XL Cyan/Magenta/Yellow.
There are also Combo Packs (4 cartridges in one pack) available, like the HP 910 | 4 Ink Cartridges | Black, Cyan, Magenta, Yellow | 3YL61AN, 3YL58AN, 3YL59AN, 3YL60AN.

For your European or UK HP OfficeJet Pro 8028 series printer you need 1 HP 912 Black OR the XL-version HP 912XL Black cartridge AND 3 color cartridges: HP 912 Cyan + HP 912 Magenta + HP 912 Yellow cartridges. OR the XL-version of the color cartridges: HP 912XL Cyan + HP 912XL Magenta + HP 912XL Yellow.
There are also Combo Packs (4 cartridges in one pack) available, like the HP 3YP34AE 912XL High Yield Original Ink Cartridge, Black/Cyan/Magenta/Yellow, Pack of 4.

Replace the cartridges.

1. Look at the Power button located on the printer. If it is not lit, the printer is turned off. Press the Power button to turn on the printer. Wait until the product is idle and silent before continuing.
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Remove the old cartridge
2. Open the front door.
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3.Open the cartridge access door. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before you proceed.
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4. 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.
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Insert the new cartridge
5. 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.
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6. Remove the orange cap from the cartridge. Hold the ink cartridge by its sides, and then twist the cap counter-clockwise until it snaps off. A forceful twist may be required to remove the cap.
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7. 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.
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8. 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.
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9. Repeat step 4 to 8 for each ink cartridge you are replacing.

10. Close the ink cartridge access door.
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11. Close the front door.
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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 display and from the HP printer software.