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HP Deskjet 1010 and Deskjet Ink Advantage 1010 Printer Series - Replacing the Cartridges

Introduction

This document contains steps for replacing the cartridges.
Purchase replacement cartridges and other supplies from the HP Store or local retailers.

Replacing the cartridges

Follow these steps to replace one or both cartridges and then align the printer.

Step one: Remove the old cartridge

Follow these steps to remove one or both of the cartridges.
  1. Press the Power button to turn on the printer, if it is not on already.
  2. Lower the output tray, and then open the cartridge access door. The carriage moves to the center of the printer. Wait until the printer is idle and quiet.
    Figure : Open the cartridge access door
    Image: Open the cartridge access door
  3. Place your finger on top of the cartridge you want to replace, and then lightly pull and press down on the cartridge to release it.
      Figure : Pull and press to remove the cartridges
      Image: Pull and press down on the cartridges to remove them
    1. The tricolor cartridge (left-hand slot)
    2. The black cartridge (right-hand slot)

Step two: Install the new cartridge

  1. Remove the new cartridge from its package, and then carefully pull the orange tab to remove the protective plastic tape.
      caution:
    Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles. Also, do not re-tape the cartridges. Doing so can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.
    Figure : Remove the protective tape
    Image: Remove the protective tape
  2. Hold the cartridge by its sides with the nozzles toward the printer, and then insert the cartridge into its slot. Make sure that the icon on the cartridge matches the icon on the slot.
    • The tri-color cartridge () goes in the slot on the left
    • The black cartridge () goes in the slot on the right
    Figure : Insert the cartridge into its slot
    Image: Insert the cartridge into its slot
  3. Push the cartridge forward until it snaps into place.
  4. Repeat these steps to insert the other cartridge, if necessary.
    Figure : Install the second cartridge
    Image: install the other cartridge
  5. Close the cartridge access door.
    Figure : Close the cartridge access door
    Image: Close the cartridge access door

Step three: Load paper in the paper tray

  1. Lift the paper tray.
    Figure : Lift the paper tray
    Image: Lift the paper tray
  2. Lower the output tray, and then pull out the output tray extender.
    Figure : Pull out the tray extender
    Image: Pull out the output tray extender
  3. Slide the paper width guide to its outermost position.
  4. Load clean, white paper in the input tray with the short edge forward and the print side up.
    Figure : Load the paper
    Image: Load the paper
  5. Slide the paper width guide to the right until it stops at the edge of the paper but does not bend the paper.
    Figure : Slide the paper width guide against the paper
    Image: Slide the paper width guide against the paper

Step four: Align the cartridges

After you install the new cartridges, follow the steps for your operating system to align the cartridges. If you do not align the cartridges now, the printer prompts you to do so the next time you try to print.

Mac OS X

  1. Open the HP folder.
    • From the Dock: Click the HP Utility icon (), click Devices, and then click your printer's name.
    • From Finder: In the Finder navigation bar, click Go, and then click Applications.
  2. Under Devices, select your printer, and then click the Align icon ().
  3. Click the Align button. The printer aligns the cartridges and then prints an alignment page.
  4. Review the alignment page, follow the on-screen instructions to complete the alignment, and then click Done.

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