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Replacing the Ink Cartridges for HP Deskjet 1510 and Deskjet 2540 All-in-One Printers

This document is for the following printers: HP Deskjet 1510, 1511, 1512, 1513, 1514, 2540, 2541, 2542, 2543, 2544, 2546, 2546B, 2546P, 2546R, 2547, 2548, and 2549; and Deskjet Ink Advantage 1515, 1516, 1518, 2545, and 2546 printers.
Follow the steps in this document to replace the ink cartridges in the printer.
Purchase replacement cartridges and other supplies from the HP Store or local retailers.

Video of replacing the cartridges

The following video demonstrates how to replace an ink cartridge.
note:
This video shows the HP Deskjet 1510 e-All-in-One printer, but the steps are the same for your printer.

Replacing the cartridges

Follow these steps to replace and then align the cartridges.

Step one: Replace the cartridges

  1. Press the Power button to turn on the printer, if it is not already turned on.
  2. Load plain white paper into the input tray.
  3. Open the ink cartridge access door. The carriage moves to the center of the printer. Wait until the printer is idle and silent before continuing.
    Image: Open the cartridge access door
  4. Lightly press down on the ink cartridge to release it, and then pull the ink cartridge out of its slot.
    Image: Remove the cartridge
  5. Remove the new ink cartridge from its packaging, and then pull the orange tab to remove the plastic tape.
      caution:
    Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or the ink nozzles. Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.
    Image: Remove the plastic tape and do not touch the contacts or ink nozzles
  6. Hold the ink cartridge by its sides with the nozzles toward the printer, and then insert the ink cartridge into its slot. Make sure that the ink cartridge is inserted in the correct slot.
    • The tri-color ink cartridge goes in the slot on the left.
    • The black ink cartridge goes in the slot on the right.
    Image: Insert the cartridge into its slot
  7. Push the ink cartridge forward into its slot until it snaps into place.
    Image: Snap the cartridge into place
  8. Repeat these steps to replace the other ink cartridge, if necessary.
  9. Close the ink cartridge access door.
    Image: Close the cartridge access door
  10. Follow any prompts on the screen.
  11. Wait about 30 seconds for the alignment page to automatically print.
    Image: The alignment page prints automatically after 30 seconds
    note:
    The printer prints an alignment page automatically only when a new ink cartridge has been installed.

Step two: Align the cartridges

Follow these steps to align the cartridges.
  1. Lift the scanner lid.
  2. Place the alignment page with the print side down on the right-front corner of the scanner glass. See the engraved guide next to the scanner glass for help loading the alignment page.
    Image: Place the alignment page on the scanner glass
  3. Close the scanner lid.
  4. Press the Start Copy Black button or the Start Copy Color button on the front panel of the printer. The printer aligns the ink cartridges.

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