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HP DeskJet 2700, 4100, 4800 Printers - Replacing the Ink Cartridges

This document is for the HP DeskJet 2710, 2710e, 2720, 2720e, 2721, 2721e, 2722, 2722e, 2723, 2723e, 2724, 2732, 2742e, 2752, 2752e, 2755, 2755e, 4110e, 4120e, 4121e, 4122e, 4123e, 4130e, 4132e, 4152e, 4155e, 4158e, DeskJet Ink Advantage 2775, 2776, 4175, 4176, DeskJet Plus 4110, 4120, 4121, 4122, 4130, 4140, 4152, 4155, 4158, DeskJet Ink Advantage Ultra 4825, 4826, 4828, 4829, and 4877 All-in-One printers.
Replace ink cartridges that are low or out of ink with new, genuine HP ink cartridges.

Step 1: Replace the ink cartridges

Replace any low or empty ink cartridges.
  1. Turn on the printer.
  2. Open the ink cartridge access door.
    The carriage moves to the center of the printer.
    DeskJet 2700
    DeskJet Plus 4100
    Opening the ink cartridge access door
    Opening the ink cartridge access door
  3. Wait until the printer is idle and silent before you continue.
  4. Lightly press down on the ink cartridge to release it, and then pull the ink cartridge out of its slot.
    Removing the ink cartridge
  5. Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging, and then remove the plastic tape using the pull tab.
      caution:
    Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or the ink nozzles. Handling these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electricalconnections.
    Removing the plastic tape
  6. Hold the ink cartridge by its sides with the nozzles toward the printer, and then insert the ink cartridge into its slot.
    • The tri-color ink cartridge () goes in the slot on the left.
    • The black ink cartridge () goes in the slot on the right.
  7. Slide the cartridge into the slot at a slight upward angle, and then push up on the cartridge until it snaps into place.
    Snapping the ink  cartridge into place
  8. Repeat these steps to replace the other ink cartridge, if necessary.
  9. Close the ink cartridge access door.
    DeskJet 2700
    DeskJet Plus 4100
    Closing the ink cartridge access door
    Closing the ink cartridge access door

Step 2: Align the ink cartridges

Printing the alignment page allows the printer to align the ink cartridges and provide the best print quality.
  1. Load letter or A4 size unused plain white paper into the input tray.
    DeskJet 2700
    DeskJet Plus 4100
    Loading paper into the input tray
    Loading paper into the input tray
  2. In the printer software, click Print & Scan, and then click Maintain Your Printer.
    The printer toolbox appears.
  3. On the Device Services tab, click Align Cartridges.
    The printer prints an alignment page.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions to align the cartridges. Recycle or discard the cartridge alignment sheet later.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

Review the list of frequently asked questions regarding replacing ink cartridges.

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