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HP Photosmart A610, A612, A616, A617, and A618 Printers - Install the Print Cartridge

Introduction

This document contains information about installing the print cartridge.

Install the print cartridge

Step one: Prepare the print cartridge

  1. Open the print cartridge package.
  2. Pull the pink pull-tab to remove the clear tape from the print cartridge.
    Figure : Pulling the pink pull-tab
  caution:
Do not touch or remove the ink nozzles or the copper-colored contacts.
Figure : Do not touch print cartridge contacts

Step two: Install the print cartridge

  1. Open the output tray. The input tray opens and the printer screen pops up automatically.
  2. Open the print cartridge door.
      Figure : Opening the output tray and print cartridge door
    1. Input tray
    2. Print cartridge door
    3. Output tray
  3. Insert the print cartridge into the print cartridge cradle with the label facing up and the copper-colored contacts facing the inside of the printer.
      Figure : Inserting the print cartridge
    1. Print cartridge cradle
  4. Push the print cartridge into the cradle until it snaps into place.
  5. Close the print cartridge door.

Step three: Print an alignment page

Printing an alignment page ensures high print quality.
    Figure : Printing an alignment page
  1. Glossy side
  2. Paper-width guide
  3. Input tray
  4. OK button
  1. Place a few sheets of HP Advanced Photo paper (sample pack included) in the input tray with the glossy sides facing toward the front of the printer.
  2. Slide the paper to the left side of the input tray.
  3. Adjust the paper-width guide to fit close to the right edge of the paper without bending the paper.
  4. Press OK. An alignment page prints on the first sheet of photo paper. Follow the instructions on the printer screen.

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