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HP Deskjet 5740 Series Printers - Removing and Installing Print Cartridges

Step 1 - Open the printer

  1. Make sure the printer is turned on. Press the Power button if it is not lit.
    Figure : Press the Power button if it is not lit
  2. Open the printer cover, then wait until the print cartridge cradle is idle and silent.
Figure : Opening the printer

Step two: Remove old cartridges

  1. Press down lightly on the end of each print cartridge to release it.
    • The tri-color print cartridge is on the left
    • The black or photo print cartridge is on the right
    Figure : Removing the tri-color cartridge
  2. Slide the cartridge out.

Step 3 - Use a cartridge protector

If you are temporarily removing a working cartridge (for instance, removing a Black cartridge in order to install a Photo cartridge), put it in a cartridge protector. Cartridge protectors come with Photo cartridges.
Figure : Insert a cartridge into a cartridge protector
Figure : To remove, press down on the latch

Step 4 - Make sure the new cartridges are compatible

Purchase replacement cartridges and other supplies from the HP Store or local retailers.

Step five: Install new cartridges

  1. If you are installing a new print cartridge, remove the protective tape.
      caution:
    Do not attempt to remove the copper strip.
      Figure : Removing the protective tape
    1. Protective tape
      caution:
    After the tape is removed, do not touch the copper contacts or the ink nozzles.
      Figure : Contacts and nozzles
    1. Contacts
    2. Nozzles
  2. Hold the print cartridge so the nozzles are down and the contacts face toward the printer, then slide the cartridge into the carriage.
    • Cartridges marked with a triangle go into the left carriage slot.
    • Cartridges marked with a square or pentagon go into the right carriage slot.
    Figure : Sliding the cartridge into the carriage
  3. Push the print cartridge forward until it clicks into place.
    Figure : Pushing the cartridge into place
  4. Close the printer cover.

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