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HP Officejet 6300 Series All-in-One Printers - Replace the Cartridges


Use the following instructions to replace the cartridges in your All-in-One.
Purchase replacement cartridges and other supplies from the HP Store or local retailers.

Replacing the cartridges

Follow these steps in the order in which they are presented.

Video of replacing the cartridges

View the video or choose one of the following topics to learn how to replace a cartridge.
The following video demonstrates how to replace a cartridge.
This video shows the HP Officejet 6310 printer. The outside of the printer might not look the same as your printer, but the steps are the same.
If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube.

Step one: Remove the cartridges

  1. Press the Power button () to turn on the product.
      Figure : Turn on the product
      Turn on the product
    1. Power button
    If the product is off when you open the cartridge door to access the cartridges, the product will not release the cartridges for changing. You might damage the product if the cartridges are not docked safely on the right side when you try to remove them.
  2. Open the cartridge door. The carriage moves to the far right side of the product.
      Figure : Open the cartridge door
      Illustration: Opening the cartridge door
    1. cartridge door
    2. Carriage
  3. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent, and then lightly press down on a cartridge to release it.
    • If you want to replace the tri-color cartridge, remove the cartridge from the slot on the left.
    • If you want to replace the black or photo cartridge, remove the cartridge from the slot on the right.
      Figure : Cartridge locations
      Illustration: Correct cartridge locations
    1. Cartridge slot for the tri-color cartridge
    2. Cartridge slot for the black and photo cartridges
  4. Pull the cartridge towards you out of its slot.

Step two: Install the new cartridge

  1. Remove the new cartridge from its packaging and, being careful to touch only the black plastic, gently remove the plastic tape by using the pink pull tab.
      Figure : Remove the tape
      Illustration: Remove the plastic tape
    1. Copper-colored contacts
    2. Plastic tape with pink pull tab (must be removed before installing)
    3. Ink nozzles under tape
    Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles. Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.
    Figure : Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles
    Illustration: Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles
  2. Slide the new cartridge forward into the empty slot. Then gently push on the upper part of the cartridge forward until it clicks into the socket.
    • If you are installing the tri-color cartridge, slide it into the left slot.
    • If you are installing a black or photo cartridge, slide it into the right slot.
    Figure : Insert the tri-color cartridge
    Figure : Insert the black or photo cartridge
  3. Close the cartridge door.
    Figure : Close the cartridge door
    Close the the cartridge door
  4. Press OK on the control panel to confirm the new cartridges.
  5. Press OK to begin the alignment process.
  6. Load unused, plain white, U.S. letter or A4 size paper in the input tray, and then press OK.
    If you have colored paper loaded in the input tray when you align the cartridges, the alignment will fail. Load unused, plain white, U.S. letter or A4 size paper into the input tray, and then try the alignment again.
  7. The product aligns the cartridges. Recycle or discard the cartridge alignment sheet.






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