How do I change the ink cartridges?
Do the following:
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.
Caution: Leave your old cartridges in the printer 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.
- Make sure that the CD/DVD tray is not inserted for printing.
- Turn on your product.
- If an ink
cartridge is expended, you see a message on the LCD screen. Note which
cartridges need to be replaced and select
Yes, replace now.
- If you are
replacing a cartridge before you see a message on the LCD screen, select
Ink Cartridge Replacement.
- Lift up the scanner unit.
Caution: Do not move the print head by hand; otherwise,
you may damage your product. Do not touch the flat white cable inside the
- Push in the blue tab to unlock the ink cartridge you are
replacing. Then lift the bottom of the ink cartridge to remove 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.
- Recap the used ink cartridge using the cap that came with it.
Note: Dispose of used cartridges carefully. Do not take the used
cartridge apart or try to refill it.
- Remove the new ink cartridge from the package.
Caution: Do not shake the cartridges after opening the
packages, or ink may leak. Do not touch the areas shown above. Doing so may
prevent normal operation and printing.
- Remove the cap from the cartridge and store it in the bag that
came with your product for later use.
Note: Save the cap so you can recap ink cartridges before
storing or disposing of them.
Caution: Do not remove any other labels or seals, or ink
- Insert the ink cartridge head first into the ink cartridge holder.
Then press the bottom of the ink cartridge down until it clicks into place.
- Once you replace all the cartridges that need replacing, close the
The product starts priming the ink. This takes a few
minutes. When you see a completion message on the LCD screen, ink replacement
Note: If you see an error screen telling you an ink cartridge is
installed incorrectly, lift up the scanner unit and press the ink cartridge
down until it clicks into place. When you're finished, close the scanner unit.
If you remove a low or expended ink cartridge, you cannot re-install
and use the cartridge.
Caution: If you remove
an ink cartridge for later use, recap the ink cartridge using the cap that came
with it to prevent the ink from drying out and to protect the surrounding area
from getting smeared by ink. Store the ink cartridge in the same environment as
the product. Do not leave the product with the ink cartridges removed for an
extended period of time. Otherwise, ink remaining in the print head nozzles may
dry out and you may not be able to print.
Purchase Epson Ink Cartridges
Published: March 19, 2013
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