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This article is for the HP Photosmart 7510 and 7520 e-All-in-One Printer Series.

This article contains steps for installing replacement cartridges.
Follow the link to watch the step-by-step video on Youtube…

Replacing cartridges

Follow these steps to replace the cartridges.
1. Turn on the printer, if it is not already turned on.

2. Open the ink cartridge access door.

The carriage moves to the center of the printer.
Figure: Opening the ink cartridge access door

Graphic: Open the cartridge access door

3. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before you continue.

4. Press in the tab on the front of the ink cartridge, and then pull it up and out to remove it from its slot.

Figure: Removing the ink cartridge from the slot

Image: Remove the ink cartridge from the slot.

CAUTION:
Do not lift the latch next to the carriage to install the ink cartridges. Doing so can result in incorrectly seated ink cartridges and printing problems.
The latch must remain down to install the ink cartridges correctly.

NOTE:
Never turn off the printer when ink cartridges are missing. 
Make sure that you replace any missing ink cartridges as soon as possible to avoid print quality issues and possible extra ink usage or damage to the ink system.

5. Remove an ink cartridge from its package, and then pull the orange pull-tab straight back.

 CAUTION:
Make sure you remove the orange pull-tab and plastic wrap completely before you remove the orange cap in the next step. Otherwise, ink might leak from the ink cartridge. When you remove the plastic wrap, the paper label on the top of the ink cartridge tears slightly, which is necessary to properly vent the ink cartridge.

Figure: Removing the new ink cartridge from the plastic wrap

Image: Remove the new ink cartridge from the plastic wrap.

6. Twist the orange cap counterclockwise to snap it off.

Figure: Removing the orange cap

Graphic: Twist the orange cap to remove it

7. With the nozzle and contacts facing down, slide the ink cartridge into its slot, and then press down on the ink cartridge until it snaps into place.
Make sure the colored icon on the ink cartridge matches the colored icon on the slot.

   CAUTION:
Do not lift the carriage latch handle to install the ink cartridges. Doing so can result in incorrectly seated ink cartridges and printing problems. The latch must remain down to install the ink cartridges correctly.

Figure: Inserting the ink cartridge

Image: Insert the ink cartridge.

8. If the ink cartridge does not snap into place, remove the ink cartridge from the carriage. Gently bend the tab away from the cartridge, and then reinsert the ink cartridge into the carriage.

CAUTION:
Be careful not to bend the tab out more than 1.27 cm (0.5 in). Moving the tab too far might damage the ink cartridge or cause the tab to break off.

Figure: Bending out the ink cartridge tab
Image: Adjust the ink cartridge tab
1. Bend the tab away from the cartridge

2. Do not bend the tab more than 1.27 cm (0.5 in)

9. Repeat these steps for each ink cartridge that needs replacement.
10. Close the ink cartridge access door.

When you insert a new ink cartridge, the printer automatically prompts you to align the ink cartridges.

Figure: Closing the ink cartridge access door

Graphic: Close the cartridge access door

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