How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Deskjet 3056A series 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 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 easily check the ink supply level to determine how soon you might need to replace a cartridge. The ink supply level shows an estimate of the amount of ink remaining in the cartridges.

To check the ink levels from the control panel:
– From the Control Panel home screen, which displays Copy, Scan, and Quick Forms, press the Setup button.
Select Ink Status.

To check the ink levels from the Printer Software.
– Click the HP All-in-One desktop icon to open the printer software, or open the software from the Start Menu.
– In the Printer Software, click Estimated Ink Levels.

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 Deskjet, however, you can 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. During single-cartridge mode, the printer can only print jobs from the computer.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP Deskjet 3056A series Printer?

For your US HP Deskjet 3056A series Printer you need
HP 61 or HP 61XL cartridges.
For your European or UK HP Deskjet 3056A series Printer you need HP 301 or HP 301XL cartridges.

Replace the ink 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, if you have not already done so.
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Remove the empty cartridge
3. Open the cartridge 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. Lightly press down on the cartridge to release it, and then pull the cartridge out to remove it from its slot.
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Insert new cartridge
5. Remove the new cartridge from its packaging. Be careful to touch only the black plastic.
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6. Gently remove the plastic tape on the cartridge by pulling the colored 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 by its sides with the nozzles toward the printer, and then insert the cartridge into its slot. Make sure that the icon on the cartridge matches the icon on 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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8. Repeat step 4 to 7 to replace the other cartridge, if necessary.

9. Close the cartridge access door.
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10. Press the button next to OK on the control panel display. The printer prints an alignment page.

Align the cartridges
Aligning the cartridges ensures high-quality output. The HP All-in-One prompts you to align the cartridges every time you install a new cartridge. If you remove and reinstall the same print cartridge, the HP All-in-One will not prompt you to align the print cartridges. The HP All-in-One remembers the alignment values for that print cartridge, so you do not need to realign the print cartridges.

Lift the scanner lid.
Place the alignment page with the printed-side down on the right-front 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 the button next to OK on the control panel display. The product automatically aligns the cartridges.
When the Alignment successful message displays on the control panel screen, press the button next to OK on the control panel display to complete the alignment.
– Discard or recycle the alignment page.

The alignment page did not print?
If the printer did not print an alignment page, follow these steps to manually align the printer:
– In the HP Printer Software, click Printer Actions and then click Maintenence Tasks to access the Printer Toolbox. The Printer Toolbox appears.
Click Align Ink Cartridges on the Device Services tab. The product prints an alignment sheet.
– Now go back to steps above.

How to Replace an Empty Ink Cartridge in the HP Deskjet 2640 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 2640 All-in-One series Printer?

For your US HP DeskJet 2640 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 2640 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 DeskJet 3639 All-in-One series Printer – an Illustrated Tutorial in 18 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. 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.

To check the estimated ink levels from the HP printer control panel:
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Ink Alert light
One of the Ink Level icons is blinking with no segment, the Ink Alert light is on, and the Resume light is blinking means: The corresponding ink cartridge is very low on ink.
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Ink Level Icons
The left ink icon shows the estimated ink level of the tri-color cartridge, and the right icon shows the estimated ink level of the black cartridge.
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To check the ink levels from the HP printer software (Windows):
Open the HP printer software.
– In the printer software, click the Estimated Ink Levels tab.

Use the single-cartridge mode to operate the HP DeskJet 3637 with only one ink cartridge. The single-cartridge mode is initiated when an ink cartridge is removed from the ink cartridge carriage. Printing with one cartridge might slow the printer and affect the quality of printouts. Therefore, you should replace the empty cartridge as soon as possible.

Which ink cartridges do I need for my HP DeskJet 3637 All-in-One series Printer?

For your US HP DeskJet 3637 All-in-One series Printer you need HP 63 or HP 63XL cartridges.
For your European or UK HP DeskJet 3637 All-in-One series Printer you need HP 302 or HP 302XL 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 white paper in the input tray.
3. Close the output tray extender, and then rotate the output tray clockwise to stow it in the printer
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4. Open the front door of the printer.
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5. Open the ink cartridge access door. The carriage moves to the center of the printer. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before you continue.
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Remove the old cartridge
6. 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.
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Insert a new cartridge
7. Remove the new cartridge from its package. Be careful to touch only the black plastic on the cartridge.
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8. 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

9. Hold the ink cartridge by its sides with the nozzles toward the printer, then insert the ink cartridge into its correct slot. Push the ink cartridge forward into its slot until it snaps into place. Repeat these steps to install the other ink cartridge, if necessary. Insert the tri-color ink cartridge into the left slot. Insert the black ink cartridge into the right slot.
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10. Close the ink cartridge access door.
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11. Close the front door of the printer.
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12. Pull out the output tray and the tray extender.
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13. Follow any prompts on the computer screen.

Align the cartridges
14. Wait about 30 seconds for the alignment page to automatically print. The printer only prints an alignment page automatically when new ink cartridges are installed. Scanning the alignment page allows the printer to align the ink cartridges and provide the best print quality. If the alignment page fails to automatically print, you can manually print an alignment page using the HP Printer Assistant software (Windows) or the Printer Utility (Mac OS X).
15. Lift the scanner lid.
16. Place the alignment page with the print side down on the right-front corner of the scanner glass. See the engraved guide next to the scanner glass for help loading the alignment page.
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17. Close the scanner lid.
18. Press the Start Copy Black button OR the Start Copy Color button on the printer control panel. The printer aligns the ink cartridges.