Replace Ink Cartridges : Remove and Install Cartridges

Remove and Install Cartridges
Be sure you have your replacement cartridges handy before you begin. You must install new cartridges immediately after removing the old ones.
Do not open ink cartridge packages until you are ready to install the ink. Cartridges are vacuum packed to maintain reliability.
If you’re replacing a cartridge before you see a message on the printer’s LCD screen, press the Setup button. Press  or  to select Ink Cartridge Replacement, then press  Start.
Do not touch the white cable inside your printer.

Do not open the ink cartridge cover while the print head is moving.
Squeeze the tab on the cartridge and lift the cartridge straight up to remove it. Dispose of it carefully. Do not take the used cartridge apart or try to refill it.
If ink gets on your hands, wash them thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children.
Do not remove any other labels or seals, or ink will leak.
Press  Start to begin priming the ink. This takes about 2 minutes.
When you see a completion message on the LCD screen, ink priming is finished.
If you continue to see an ink replacement message on the LCD screen, Press  Start and press down all the cartridges securely. Then press  Start again.
If you replaced a cartridge while copying a document or photo, cancel printing and make sure your original is still placed correctly on the document table. Then copy your original again.
Never turn off your Epson printer while ink is priming or you’ll waste ink.

If you remove an ink cartridge for later use, protect the ink supply area from dirt and dust and store it in the same environment as your Epson printer with the label facing upward. Note that there is a valve in the ink supply port, making covers or plugs unnecessary, but care is needed to prevent the ink from staining items that the cartridge touches. Do not touch the ink cartridge ink supply port or surrounding area, and do not store the cartridge upside down.

If you remove a low or expended ink cartridge, you cannot reinstall and use the cartridge.