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.
Warning:
Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children and do not drink the ink.
Caution:
Do not open ink cartridge packages until you are ready to install the ink. Cartridges are vacuum packed to maintain reliability.
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If you’re replacing a cartridge before you see a message on the LCD screen, press  Menu, press  or  to select Maintenance, and press OK. Then select Ink Cartridge Replacement and press OK.
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Warning:
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 and do not drink the ink.
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Caution:
Do not remove any other labels or seals, or ink will leak. Do not touch the green chip on the front of the cartridge. This can damage the ink cartridge.
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Press OK to begin priming the ink. This takes about 2 1/2 minutes.
When you see a completion message on the LCD screen, ink priming is finished.
Note:
If you replaced a cartridge while copying a document or photo, cancel printing and make sure your original is still placed correctly on the scanner glass. Then copy your original again.
Caution:
Never turn off your Epson product 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 product 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.