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HP Photosmart A310, A311, A314, and A316 Printers - Replace the Print Cartridge

Introduction
Follow the instructions below to replace the print cartridge.
Replacing the print cartridge
Step one: Confirm that ink level is low
When the print cartridge is low on ink, the Print Cartridge light turns solid red.
Step two: Purchase new print cartridges
Purchase replacement print cartridges at retail outlets or directly from HP by clicking How to Buy on this page.
Before replacing print cartridges, verify that you are using the correct cartridges.
This printer uses an HP 110 tri-color Inkjet print cartridge.
Step three: Remove the print cartridge
  1. Verify that the printer is on.
  2. Open the print cartridge door. The print cartridge light flashes red.
  3. Push down and pull the print cartridge toward you out of its slot.
  warning:
Do not touch the copper-colored contacts inside the print cartridge compartment or on the print cartridge.
Step four: Install the new print cartridge
  1. Remove the new print cartridge from its packaging.
  2. Load paper in the input tray so that the printer can print an alignment page when you insert the new print cartridge.
  3. Remove the bright pink tape from the cartridge.
    Figure : Removing the tape
      caution:
    Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles. Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.
    Figure : Do not touch the print cartridge contacts
  4. Hold the replacement cartridge with the label on top. Slide the cartridge at a slight upward angle into the cradle so the copper-colored contacts go in first. Push the cartridge until it snaps into place.
    Figure : Inserting the print cartridge
  5. Close the print cartridge door.
  6. If the print cartridge is new, the printer prints an alignment page to confirm that the alignment was successful. This may take a few minutes.
    Figure : Alignment page
    The check marks verify that the print cartridge is installed correctly and functioning properly.
    If an "x" is displayed to the left of any of the bars, align the print cartridge again.

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