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.
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.
- 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 press the
button, then choose
- If you are
replacing a cartridge before you see a message on the LCD screen, press the
button if necessary and select
Maintenance, then select
Ink Cartridge Replacement and press the
- Lift up the scanner unit.
Do not move the print head by hand; otherwise,
you may damage your product. Do not touch the flat white cable inside the
- 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
Do not shake the cartridges after opening the
packages, or ink may leak.
- 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.
- Remove the yellow tape from the bottom of the cartridge.
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.
- Press the
- Lower the scanner unit.
The print head moves to its home position and the printer
starts charging the ink. This takes about 4 minutes. When you see the
Ink Cartridge Replacement screen, ink charging
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, 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.
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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Published: June 3, 2013
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