How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the Canon PIXMA TS302 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. Canon recommends that you use original Canon ink cartridges, which they call FINE cartridges.

Check the estimated ink levels
You can check the estimated ink levels from the Canon printer software. The ink level detector is mounted on the printer to detect the remaining ink level. The printer considers as ink is full when a new cartridge is installed, and then starts to detect a remaining ink level. If you install a used cartridge, the indicated ink level of it may not be correct. In such case, refer to the ink level information only as a guide.

To check the ink levels from the printer software (Windows):

Open the printer driver setup window:
– Select the print command from your application software. The Print command can generally be found in the File menu.
Select your printer model, and click Preferences or Properties. The printer driver’s setup screen appears.

You can also display the printer driver’s setup screen by clicking the printer icon:
– Select Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Devices and Printers.
Right-click the icon of your model. When the menu appears, select Printing preferences.

Canon IJ Status Monitor
The Canon IJ Status Monitor displays the printer status and the printing progress. You can also use it to check the remaining ink level and the cartridge types for your model. The Canon IJ Status Monitor launches automatically when print data is sent to the printer. When launched, the Canon IJ Status Monitor appears as a button on the task bar. Click the button of the status monitor displayed on the task bar. The Canon IJ Status Monitor appears. To open the Canon IJ Status Monitor when the printer is not printing, open the printer driver setup window and click View Printer Status on the Maintenance tab.
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Canon sells most of their cartridges in a standard yield size and a high yield or XL. Some printers also use extra-high yield, or XXL cartridges. All cartridge sizes are the exact same size and install in your printer the same way, the only difference is the amount of ink that is inside the cartridge. XL (Extra Large) cartridges cost more but do provide better value in the long run. 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. A new Canon printer includes a complete set of starter ink cartridges. Starter cartridges are filled with less ink than a standard yield cartridge so you shouldn’t expect to get very many prints out of them before they need to be replaced.

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.

Single cartridge
If an ink cartridge runs out of ink, you can print with either the color or black ink cartridge. However the print quality may be reduced compared to when printing with both cartridges. We recommend to use a new ink cartridge in order to obtain optimum qualities. Even when printing with one cartridge only, print with leaving the empty ink cartridge installed. If either the color ink cartridge or black ink cartridge isn’t installed, an error occurs and the printer can’t print.


Which ink cartridges do I need for my Canon PIXMA TS302 Printer?

For your US Canon PIXMA TS302 Printer you need a Canon PG-245 black cartridge AND a Canon CL-246 color cartridge OR the XL versions: Canon PG-245XL black cartridge AND a Canon CL-246XL color cartridge. All cartridges mentioned above are also available in two-in-one valuepacks.

If you would like to use cheaper but genuine Canon cartridges for your Canon PIXMA TS302, consider purchasing Canon PG-243 AND CL-244 cartridges. They contain about 50% less ink, but are fully compatible with the standard 245/246 cartridges.

Try Amazon's ink selector tool to find compatible ink cartridges for your printer.

Replace the ink cartridges

1. Press the ON button to turn on the printer, if it is not already turned on.
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2. Open the paper support (A) and pull out the paper output tray (B) and the output tray extension (C).
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3. Load unused plain white Letter or A4-sized paper on the rear tray. If the paper size loaded on the rear tray is different from the Paper lamp indication (H), press the Paper Select button (I) to change the selection.
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4. Open the cover. The cartridge holder moves to the replacement position. Wait until the printer is idle and silent before continuing.
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5. Remove the empty cartridge.
Push down the empty ink cartridge until it clicks.
– Remove the empty cartridge.
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6. Prepare a new cartridge.
– 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.
Remove the protective tape (G) gently.



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. Install the new cartridge.
Insert the new cartridge at a slant into the cartridge holder.
The tri-color cartridge goes in the slot on the left.
The black cartridge goes in the slot on the right.
Push the cartridge in and up firmly until it snaps into place.
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8. Check if the cartridge is installed correctly.
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9. Repeat step 5 through 8 to replace the other cartridge, if necessary.
The tri-color cartridge goes in the slot on the left.
The black cartridge goes in the slot on the right.

10. Close the cover. If the Alarm lamp flashes after the cover is closed, take appropriate action.
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Align the cartridges

11. After replacing the cartridge, align the print head. The Canon PIXMA TS302 is a basic printer, without a scanner, so you have to align the printhead manually, using a utility on your Windows or Mac computer.

– Open the Canon IJ Printer Assistant Tool.
– Click Print Head Alignment. The Print Head Alignment dialog box opens.
– Click Start. Follow the instructions in the message.
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Check the first printed pattern.
– In each entry field, enter the number of the pattern with the least prominent streaks or stripes (the most solid color / the best printed pattern) from among the printed patterns. You can also enter numbers into the entry fields automatically by clicking relevant pattern in the preview.
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– After completing the entries, click OK.
– Confirm the displayed message and click OK. The second pattern is printed.
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Check the second printed pattern.
– In each entry field, enter the number of the pattern with the least prominent stripes (the most solid color / the best printed pattern) from among the printed patterns. You can also enter numbers into the entry fields automatically by clicking relevant pattern in the preview.
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– After completing the entries, click OK.
– Click OK.

The adjustment of the head position is complete. Discard the alignment page.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the Canon PIXMA TS5320a All-in-One Wireless Inkjet Printer, Scanner, Copier – an Illustrated Tutorial in 11 Steps

Make sure you purchase the right ink cartridges for your specific printer or have your old ones refilled. Cartridges are not compatible between different brands, and often not within the same brand. Canon recommends that you use original Canon ink cartridges, which they call FINE cartridges.

Check the estimated ink levels
You can check the estimated ink levels from the display on the printer operation panel and from the Canon printer software. The ink level detector is mounted on the printer to detect the remaining ink level. The printer considers as ink is full when a new cartridge is installed, and then starts to detect a remaining ink level. If you install a used cartridge, the indicated ink level of it may not be correct. In such case, refer to the ink level information only as a guide.

To check the estimated ink levels from the printer LCD display:
– Check that printer is turned on.
– Press the OK button. A symbol appears in the upper right corner (A), if there is any information about the remaining ink level.
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– Select Estimated ink levels. A symbol is displayed on top of the cartridge (B) where there is a notification. The ink is running low. Prepare a new ink cartridge. The resulting print quality may not be satisfactory, if printing is continued under this condition. The image below shows estimated ink levels. Select Order ink now and press the QR button to display the QR code and access the ink purchasing site. You can check the model number of the cartridge by selecting Ink model number.
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To check the ink levels from the printer software (Windows):

Open the printer driver setup window:
– Select the print command or printer icon from your application software. The Print command can generally be found in the File menu.
Select your printer model, and click Preferences or Properties. The printer driver’s setup screen appears.

You can also display the printer driver’s setup screen by clicking the printer icon:
– Select Control Panel -> Hardware and Sound -> Devices and Printers.
Right-click the icon of your model. When the menu appears, select Printing preferences.

Canon IJ Status Monitor
The Canon IJ Status Monitor displays the printer status and the printing progress. You can also use it to check the remaining ink level and the cartridge types for your model. The information displayed on the Canon IJ Status Monitor may differ depending on the country or region where you are using your printer.The Canon IJ Status Monitor launches automatically when print data is sent to the printer. When launched, the Canon IJ Status Monitor appears as a button on the task bar. Click the button of the status monitor displayed on the task bar. The Canon IJ Status Monitor appears. To open the Canon IJ Status Monitor when the printer is not printing, open the printer driver setup window and click View Printer Status on the Maintenance tab.
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Canon sells most of their cartridges in a standard yield size and a high yield or XL. For some printer models, extra-high yield, or XXL cartridges are available. All cartridge sizes are the exact same size and install in your printer the same way, the only difference is the amount of ink that is inside the cartridge. XL (Extra Large) cartridges cost more but do provide better value in the long run. They will be able to print at least 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. A new Canon printer includes a complete set of starter ink cartridges. Starter cartridges are filled with less ink than a standard yield cartridge so you shouldn’t expect to get very many prints out of them before they need to be replaced.

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.

Single cartridge
If an ink cartridge runs out of ink, you can print with either the color or black ink cartridge. However the print quality may be reduced compared to when printing with both cartridges. We recommend to use a new ink cartridge in order to obtain optimum qualities. Even when printing with one cartridge only, print with leaving the empty ink cartridge installed. If either the color ink cartridge or black ink cartridge isn’t installed, an error occurs and the printer can’t print.


Which ink cartridges do I need for my Canon PIXMA TS5320a Wireless All-in-One Printer?

For your US Canon PIXMA TS5320a Wireless All-in-One Printer you need a Canon PG-260 black cartridge AND a Canon CL-261 color cartridge OR the XL versions: Canon PG-260 XL black cartridge AND a Canon CL-261 XL color cartridge. There are also two-in-one valuepacks available like the PG-260/PG-261 Value Pack (also available in XL).

Try Amazon's ink selector tool to find compatible ink cartridges for your printer.

Replace the ink cartridges

1. Press the ON button to turn on the printer, if it is not already turned on. It may take a while for the printer to start working after you turn on the printer.
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2. Load paper
Open the rear tray cover (A) gently. Pull straight up and fold back paper support (B).
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3.
– Open the feed slot cover (C) and slide the right paper guide (D) to open both paper guides.
– Load paper stack in portrait orientation with print side facing up.
– Slide the right paper guide (D) to align with both sides of paper stack. Do not slide the paper guides too hard against the paper. The paper may not be fed properly.
– Close the feed slot cover (C) gently.
– After closing the feed slot cover, the paper setting confirmation screen for the rear tray appears on the LCD. If page size and media type on LCD match size and type of paper loaded in rear tray, select OK. If not, select Change to change the settings in accordance with the size and type of the loaded paper.
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4. Pull out the paper output tray (H) and open the paper output support (I).
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5. Replace the cartridges.
Open the scanning unit / cover, using one or both of the tabs at sides of the cover. The cartridge holder moves to the replacement position. Wait until the printer is idle and silent before continuing.
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6. Remove the empty cartridge.
Open the ink cartridge locking cover by pushing the front tab in, while lifting the cover up.
– Lift out the empty cartridge.
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7. Prepare a new cartridge.
– 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.
Remove the protective tape (G) gently.



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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8. Install the new cartridge.
Insert the new cartridge into the cartridge holder.
The tri-color cartridge goes in the slot on the left.
The black cartridge goes in the slot on the right.
– Close the ink cartridge locking cover to secure the ink cartridge. Push the ink cartridge locking cover fully until it clicks. The cartridge will be locked.
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9. Repeat step 5 through 7 to replace the other cartridge, if necessary.
The tri-color cartridge goes in the slot on the left.
The black cartridge goes in the slot on the right.

10. Close the scanning unit / cover. Be sure to lift the cover first a little to unlock the hinge, then take it down gently.
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Align the cartridges if necessary.
If printed ruled lines are misaligned or print results are otherwise unsatisfactory, align the print head.

11.
– Press the Maintenance on the LCD.
– Select Print Head Alignment – Auto. The confirmation screen will appear. Then, select Yes and Press the OK button. The print head alignment sheet is printed, and the print head is aligned automatically. This may take 4 to 5 minutes. When the completion message appears, select OK.
– Discard or recycle the alignment page.
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How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Deskjet 1255 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. 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.

You can easily check the estimated ink levels from the the HP printer software.

To check the ink levels from the printer software (Windows):
– Open the HP printer software.
– In the printer software, click the Estimated Levels tab.

XL (Extra Large) cartridges cost more but do provide better value in the long run. They will be able to print at least 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 1255 Printer?

For your US HP DeskJet 1255 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. There are also combo packs available, like the Original HP 67 Black/Tri-color Ink Cartridges (2-pack).

For your European or UK HP DeskJet 1255 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.

Try Amazon's ink selector tool to find compatible ink cartridges for your printer.

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. Also, lower the output tray, if it is not already lowered.
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Remove the empty cartridge
3. 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 a 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 colored 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 through 8 to replace the other cartridge, if necessary.
The color ink cartridge is on the left.
The black ink cartridge is on the right.

10. Close the cartridge access door.
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Align the cartridges

After loading the paper, the printer automatically prints an alignment page.

– Follow any onscreen instructions to complete the alignment.
– Recycle or discard the cartridge alignment sheet later.
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The alignment page did not print?
If the alignment page did not print automatically, you can align the cartridges manually from the printer software.

To align the cartridges or printhead from the printer software (Windows):
Open the HP printer software.
– In the printer software, click Print > Maintain Your Printer to access the Printer Toolbox window.
– From the Device Services tab, click Align Ink Cartridges. The printer prints an alignment sheet.
– Follow any onscreen instructions to complete the alignment.
– Recycle or discard the cartridge alignment sheet later.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP ENVY 6452e All-in-One Printer – 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. HP 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 the printer control panel, from the HP printer software, and from the HP Smart App.

To check the ink levels from the printer software (Windows):
– Open the HP printer software.
– In the printer software, click Estimated Levels.

To check the ink levels from the HP Smart App:
Open the HP Smart App on your mobile device. The estimated ink levels for your printer appear at the top of the screen, beside the picture of the printer.

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 ENVY 6452e All-in-One Printer with only one ink cartridge. The single-cartridge mode is initiated when there is only one cartridge installed in the carriage, or a cartridge is removed from the carriage if there are two cartridges installed previously.

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.


Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP ENVY 6452e All-in-One Printer?

For your US HP ENVY 6452e All-in-One 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 ENVY 6452e All-in-One 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.

Try Amazon's ink selector tool to find compatible ink cartridges for your printer.

Replace the ink cartridges

1. Press the Power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already turned on. The power button is located at the left backside of the printer, next to the USB port. 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, if you have not already done so.
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Remove the old cartridge
3. Open the access door. To do this, Lift the ink cartridge access door by using the recessed areas on the sides of the printer until it locks into place. The carriage moves slightly to the left. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before you proceed.
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4. To release the ink cartridge, lift the lid on the ink cartridge slot, then gently push the lid back until it stops. Then, pull up on the ink cartridge to remove it from the 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.
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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 by holding the ink cartridge by its sides.
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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.
do not touch contacts

7. Hold the ink cartridge by its sides with the nozzles toward the printer, then slide the ink cartridge forward into the slot until it snaps into place. Then close the latch until it clicks to secure the ink cartridge into place.
– The color ink cartridge is on the left.
– Theblack ink cartridge is on the right.
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8. Repeat the previous steps to install the other ink cartridge, if needed.
The color ink cartridge is on the left.
The black ink cartridge is on the right.

9. Close the ink cartridge access door.
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Align the new cartridges
– The HP printer software prompts you to align the ink cartridges when you print a document after installing a new ink cartridge. The printer automatically prints an alignment page. Wait for the alignment page to fully eject from the printer.
Lift the scanner lid.
– Place the alignment page on with the printed-side down on the left-back corner of the scanner glass. See the engraved guide next to the scanner glass for help loading the alignment page.
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Close the scanner lid, press Black and White Copy button on the control panel. The scanner scans the alignment page and completes the alignment process.
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– Wait until the Cancel button light turns off, indicating the alignment is complete.
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– Discard or recycle the alignment page.

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