The following video shows how to replace and align the cartridges.
How to Replace an Ink Cartridge on the HP Deskjet 2510 Printer
No audio. Learn how to replace an ink cartridge on the HP Deskjet 2510 printer.
Follow these steps to replace and align the cartridges.
Step one: Replace the cartridge
Press the Power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already turned on. Wait until the printer is idle and silent before you continue.
Load plain white paper into the input tray.
Open the cartridge access door. The carriage moves to the center of the printer. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before you continue.
Figure : Open the cartridge access door
The outside of the printer might not look exactly the same as your printer, but the steps are the same.
Lightly press down on the cartridge to release it, and then pull the cartridge out to remove it from its slot.
Figure : Remove the cartridge
Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or the ink nozzles. Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.
Figure : Do not touch the contacts or nozzles
Remove the new cartridge from its packaging, and then pull the pull tab to remove the plastic tape.
Figure : Remove the plastic tape
Hold the cartridge by its sides with the nozzles toward the printer, and then insert the cartridge into its slot. Make sure that the cartridge is inserted in the proper slot.
Figure : Insert the correct cartridge into the slot
Push the cartridge forward into its slot until it snaps into place.
Figure : Snap the cartridge into place
Repeat these steps to replace the other cartridge, if necessary.
Close the cartridge access door.
Figure : Close the cartridge access door
Follow any prompts on the screen.
Wait about 30 seconds for the alignment page to automatically print.
Figure : The alignment page prints automatically after 30 seconds
The printer prints an alignment page automatically only when a new cartridge has been installed.
Step two: Align the cartridges
Follow these steps to perform a cartridge alignment.
Lift the scanner lid.
Place the alignment page with the print side down on the right-front corner of the scanner glass. See the engraved guide next to the scanner glass for help loading the alignment page.
Figure : Place the alignment page on the scanner glass
Close the scanner lid.
Press the Scan button (
) to begin the scan. The printer automatically aligns the cartridges.