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HP Designjet T7100 and T7100 Monochrome Printer Series - Remove an ink cartridge

Remove an ink cartridge

Ink cartridges should be removed for the following two reasons:
  • The ink cartridge is very low and you want to replace it with a full cartridge for unattended printing. You can use the remaining ink in the first cartridge at a more convenient time.
  • The ink cartridge is empty or faulty, and you must replace it to continue printing.
    Figure : Front-panel cartridge error: out of ink
The procedure to remove an ink cartridge must be initiated from the front panel. Do not remove an ink cartridge until the front panel prompts you.
Remove an ink cartridge only if you are ready to insert another one.
Make sure that the printer wheels are locked (the brake lever is pressed down) to prevent the printer from moving.
  1. At the front panel, select the icon, then select Replace ink cartridges.
    Figure : Front-panel replace ink cartridges now
  2. Grip the blue tab in front of the cartridge that you want to remove.
    Figure : Gripping the blue tab
  3. Pull the blue tab down and then pull it outwards, towards you.
    Figure : Pulling the blue tab down
  4. The cartridge comes out, in its drawer.
    Figure : Pulling out the ink cartridge drawer
  5. Lift the cartridge out of its drawer.
    Figure : Lifting the cartridge out of its drawer
    Avoid touching the end of the cartridge that is inserted into the printer, because the connection might be coated with ink.
    If necessary, store a partially-used ink cartridge in the same position as if it were inserted in the printer. Avoid using a partially-used cartridge that has been stored on its end.
  6. The front-panel display identifies the missing ink cartridge.
    Figure : Front-panel ink cartridge empty