How do I change the ink cartridge?
Make sure you have a
replacement cartridge handy before you begin. You must install the new
cartridge immediately after removing the old one.
Caution: Leave your old cartridge in the printer until you
are ready to replace it to prevent the print head nozzles from drying out. Do
not open the ink cartridge package until you are ready to install the ink.
Cartridges are vacuum packed to maintain reliability.
- Turn on your product.
- If the ink
cartridge is expended, you see a message on the LCD screen. Press the
button, then press
- If you are
replacing the cartridge before you see a message on the LCD screen, press the
button, then 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
Caution: Do not lift up the scanner unit when the
document cover is open.
- 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.
- Before opening the new cartridge package, shake it gently four or
Caution: Do not shake the cartridge after opening the
package, or ink may leak.
- Remove the cartridge from the package.
Caution: Do not touch the green chip or the small window
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.
- Remove the yellow tape from the cartridge.
Caution: Do not remove any other labels or seals, or ink
- Insert the new cartridge into the holder and push it down until it
clicks into place.
- Lower the scanner unit.
- Press the
The print head moves to its home position and the printer
starts priming the ink. This takes about 2 minutes. When you see a confirmation
message on the screen, ink priming is finished.
Caution: Never turn off the
product while the power light is flashing or you will waste ink.
If you see an error screen telling you an ink cartridge is
installed incorrectly, press the
button, lift up the scanner unit, and press the ink cartridge down until it
clicks into place. When you're finished, press the
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, 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.
Note: If you replace a cartridge while copying a document on the scanner
glass, cancel printing and make sure your original is still placed correctly on
the document table. Then copy your original again.
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Published: March 21, 2013
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