Removing and Installing Ink Cartridges

Make sure you have your replacement cartridges handy before you begin. You must install new cartridges immediately after removing the old ones.
Leave your old cartridges in the product until you are ready to replace them to prevent the print head nozzles from drying out. Do not open ink cartridge packages until you are ready to install the ink. Cartridges are vacuum packed to maintain reliability.
  1. Make sure the CD/DVD tray is not inserted in the product, and the  power light is on but not flashing.
  2. Open the printer cover.
  3. Press the  ink button to move the print head to the ink replacement position. If a cartridge is expended, a solid light appears above it.

    Note: If an ink cartridge is low, a flashing light appears above it. You can continue to use the low ink cartridge until it is expended. Do not hold the  ink button for more than three seconds, or the product may start cleaning the print head.
    Do not move the print head by hand; otherwise, you may damage your product. Do not touch the flat white cable inside the product.
  4. Open the ink cartridge cover.

  5. Squeeze the tab on the cartridge and lift the cartridge straight up to remove it.

    Note: Dispose of used cartridges carefully. Do not take the used cartridge apart or try to refill it.
    Warning: If ink gets on your skin, wash it thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. If ink gets into your mouth, spit it out and see a doctor right away. Keep ink cartridges out of the reach of children.
  6. Remove the cartridge from the package.

    Do not touch the green chip on the cartridge. Install the new cartridge immediately after removing the old one; if you do not, the print head may dry out and be unable to print.
  7. Remove the yellow tape from the bottom of the cartridge.

    Do not remove any other labels or seals, or ink will leak.
  8. Insert the new cartridge into the holder and push it down until it clicks into place.

  9. Once you replace all the cartridges that need replacing, close the cartridge cover and the printer cover.

  10. Press the  ink button to begin charging the ink. This takes about 2 minutes. When the  power light stops flashing and remains on, ink charging is finished.
    Never turn off the product while the power light is flashing or you will waste ink.
    Note: If the  ink light is on after the print head moves to its home position, the ink cartridge may not be installed properly. Press the  ink button again, and press down the ink cartridge until it clicks into place.

If you remove a low or expended ink cartridge, you cannot re-install and use the cartridge.

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 the printer. The valve in the ink supply port is designed to contain any excess ink, but do not touch the ink supply port or surrounding area. Always store ink cartridges with the label facing up; do not store cartridges upside-down.
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