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.
- 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, then press
and follow the instructions on the screen.
- If you are
replacing a cartridge before you see a message on the LCD screen, press the
Maintenance, then select
Ink Cartridge Replacement.
- Lift up the scanner unit.
- Open the cartridge cover.
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.
- Squeeze the tab on the cartridge and lift the cartridge straight
up to remove it.
- Gently shake the new cartridge four or five times as shown. Then
remove the cartridge from the package.
Caution: Do not remove any labels or seals, or ink will
leak. 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 only the yellow tape.
- Insert the new cartridge into the holder and push it down until it
clicks into place.
- Close the cartridge cover and push it down until it clicks into
- Lower the scanner unit to begin ink priming.
Caution: If you see a message that an ink cartridge is
installed incorrectly, lift up the scanner unit, open the cartridge cover, and
press the ink cartridge down until it clicks into place. Then close the
cartridge cover and lower the scanner unit.
Note: Do not turn off the printer during ink priming.
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.
Purchase Epson Ink Cartridges and Maintenance Box
Published: February 1, 2013
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