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HP Deskjet, Photosmart 5520 Printers - Replacing Ink Cartridges

This document is for HP Deskjet Ink Advantage 5525 and HP Photosmart 5520, 5521, 5522, 5524, and 5525 e-All-in-One printers.
This document contains steps for replacing the ink cartridges.

Replacing cartridges

  1. Turn on the printer.
  2. Open the ink cartridge access door.
    Opening  the ink cartridge access door
  3. Wait until the carriage stops moving before you continue.
  4. Remove the ink cartridge from its slot.
  5. Remove the new ink cartridge from its package, and then pull the orange pull-tab straight back to remove the plastic wrap.
    Make sure you remove the orange pull-tab and plastic wrap completely before you remove the orange cap in the next step. Otherwise, ink might leak from the ink cartridge. When you remove the plastic wrap, the paper label on the top of the ink cartridge tears slightly, which is necessary to properly vent the ink cartridge.
      Pulling the orange tab on the wrapper straight back
  6. Hold the ink cartridge by its sides, and then twist the orange cap counter-clockwise to remove it from the ink cartridge.
     Twisting the orange cap to snap it off the cartridge
  7. Slightly bend the tab on the ink cartridge.
    Be careful not to bend the tab out more than 1.27 cm (0.5 in). Moving the tab too far might damage the ink cartridge or cause the tab to break.
      Gently bending the tab away from the ink cartridge
    1. Bend the tab away from the ink cartridge
    2. Do not bend the tab more than 1.27 cm (0.5 in)
  8. Slide the ink cartridge into its slot, and then press down on the ink cartridge until it snaps into place.
     Inserting the cartridge
  9. Repeat these steps to install any other new ink cartridges.
  10. Close the ink cartridge access door.

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