How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Officejet Pro 8500A 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 Printer Series?

For your US HP Officejet Pro 8500A 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 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 ENVY 100 e-All-in-One series – 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.

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.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP ENVY 100 e-All-in-One series Printer?

For your US HP ENVY 100 e-All-in-One series Printer you need
HP 60 or HP 60XL cartridges.
For your European or UK HP ENVY 100 e-All-in-One series Printer you need HP 300 or HP 300XL 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 Letter or A4 white paper in the input tray.

Remove the old cartridge
3. Open the access door. The carriage moves to the center of the product. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before continuing.
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4. Lift the lid on the cartridge slot to release the cartridge, and then pull the cartridge out of the slot to remove it.
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Insert a new cartridge
5. Remove the new cartridge from its package. Be careful to touch only the black plastic on the cartridge.
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6. 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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7. Hold the cartridge at a slight upward angle with the cartridge contacts facing the rear of the product, and then slide the cartridge into the empty slot. Insert the color cartridge in the slot on the left. Insert the black cartridge in the slot on the right.
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8. Squeeze the lid closed as the cartridge slides into place.
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9. Repeat step 4 to 8 to replace the other cartridge, if necessary.

10. Close the access door.
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Align the cartridges
After replacing the cartridges, the alignment process should begin automatically. The product prints an alignment page. Once the alignment page has completed printing, your printer will be ready for regular use.

The alignment page did not print?
If the printer did not print an alignment page, follow these steps to manually align the printer:

A. To align printer from the printer display.
– Touch Setup on the product control panel.
– Touch Tools, and then touch Align Printer. The alignment process begins, and the alignment page automatically prints.

B. To align the printer from the computer.
Follow these steps to align the product using the product software.
– Open the HP product software: Click the Windows icon, click All Programs, click HP, click the folder for your HP product, and then click the icon for your HP product. The product software opens.
– In the product software, double-click Printer Actions. Double-click Maintenance Tasks. The HP Toolbox opens.
– On the Device Services tab, click Align Ink Cartridges. The alignment process begins, and the alignment page automatically prints.

Once the alignment page has completed printing, your printer will be ready for regular use.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP ENVY 110 e-All-in-One series – 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.

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.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP ENVY 110 e-All-in-One series Printer?

For your US HP ENVY 110 e-All-in-One series Printer you need
HP 60 or HP 60XL cartridges.
For your European or UK HP ENVY 110 e-All-in-One series Printer you need HP 300 or HP 300XL 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 Letter or A4 white paper in the input tray.

Remove the old cartridge
3. Open the access door. The carriage moves to the center of the product. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before continuing.
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4. Lift the lid on the cartridge slot to release the cartridge, and then pull the cartridge out of the slot to remove it.
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Insert a new cartridge
5. Remove the new cartridge from its package. Be careful to touch only the black plastic on the cartridge.
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6. 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.
do not touch contacts

7. Hold the cartridge at a slight upward angle with the cartridge contacts facing the rear of the product, and then slide the cartridge into the empty slot. Insert the color cartridge in the slot on the left. Insert the black cartridge in the slot on the right.
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8. Squeeze the lid closed as the cartridge slides into place.
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9. Repeat step 4 to 8 to replace the other cartridge, if necessary.

10. Close the access door.
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Align the cartridges
After replacing the cartridges, the alignment process should begin automatically. The product prints an alignment page. Once the alignment page has completed printing, your printer will be ready for regular use.

The alignment page did not print?
If the printer did not print an alignment page, follow these steps to manually align the printer:

A. To align printer from the printer display.
– Touch Setup on the product control panel.
– Touch Tools, and then touch Align Printer. The alignment process begins, and the alignment page automatically prints.

B. To align the printer from the computer.
Follow these steps to align the product using the product software.
– Open the HP product software: Click the Windows icon, click All Programs, click HP, click the folder for your HP product, and then click the icon for your HP product. The product software opens.
– In the product software, double-click Printer Actions. Double-click Maintenance Tasks. The HP Toolbox opens.
– On the Device Services tab, click Align Ink Cartridges. The alignment process begins, and the alignment page automatically prints.

Once the alignment page has completed printing, your printer will be ready for regular use.