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HP Deskjet D1400 and D1500 Series Printers - Replacing and Aligning Cartridges

Introduction

This document explains how to replace the cartridges.

Video of replacing cartridges

You can use this video to help you learn how to replace the cartridges or to help you through the following steps. The product in the video might not look exactly like your product, but the steps are the same.
If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube.

Replacing cartridges

Follow these steps in the order presented to install and align a replacement cartridge.

Step one: Remove the old cartridge

  1. Press the Power button () to turn on the product.
  2. Open the product lid, and then wait for the carriage to move to the center of the product.
  3. When the carriage is idle and silent, press down lightly on the cartridge you want to replace to release it, and then slide it out of the carriage.
      Figure : Press down lightly on the cartridge
      Illustration: Pressing down lightly on the cartridge
    1. Tri-color cartridge
    2. Black or photo color cartridge

Step two: Prepare the new cartridge

Remove the cartridge from its package, and then carefully use the pink pull-tab to remove the plastic tape.
Figure : Remove the plastic tape
Remove the plastic tape
note:
Do not touch the copper-colored electrical contacts or the ink nozzles. Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.
Figure : Do not touch the electrical contacts or the ink nozzles
Do not touch the electrical contacts or the ink nozzles

Step three: Replace the old cartridge

  1. Open the product lid and wait for the carriage to move to the middle of the product.
  2. When the carriage is idle and silent, hold the tri-color cartridge in front of the left slot, with the copper contacts facing down and toward the product.
  3. Hold the cartridge with the front of the cartridge pointed up slightly, and then insert the cartridge into the slot.
    Figure : Insert the print cartridge
    Insert the cartridge into its slot
  4. Press firmly until the cartridge clicks into place.
    Figure : Press the cartridge into its slot firmly
    Press the cartridge into its slot firmly
      caution:
    When installing the cartridge and pressing it into the slot, do not rest your hand on top of the product for leverage. This might cause the carriage to lift out of position.
    Figure : Do not grasp the top of the product for leverage
    Do not grasp the top of the product for leverage
  5. Repeat steps 2 through 5 for the black cartridge, inserting it into the slot on the right.
    note:
    The black cartridge might not be included withyour product. It is not required to operate the product.
  6. Close the top cover.

Step four: Align the new cartridge

Use one of these methods to align the new cartridge.

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