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HP Photosmart A520 Series Printer - Installing the Print Cartridge

Introduction

This document describes how to install and align the print cartridge in the printer.

Installing the print cartridge

Follow the steps below to install and align the print cartridge.

Step one: Install the print cartridge

  1. Open the output tray and then open the print cartridge door.
  2. Remove the bright pink tape from the cartridge.
    Figure : Removing the bright pink tape
    note:
    Do not touch the copper-colored contacts on the print cartridge.
    Figure : Do not touch the copper-colored contacts
  3. Insert the print cartridge into the print cartridge cradle withthe label facing up and the copper-colored contacts facingthe inside of the printer.
  4. Push the print cartridge into the cradle until it snaps intoplace.
      Figure : Installing the cartridge
    1. Opening the Output tray
    2. Opening the print cartridge door
  5. Close the print cartridge door.
  6. If photo paper is loaded in the photo tray, the printer will automatically start printing a cartridge alignment page.

Step two: Align the print cartridge

The printer automatically aligns the print cartridge after a new one is installed. You can also align the print cartridge at other times to ensure optimal print quality.
Indications that you need to align the print cartridge manually include documents that print at an angle, colors not printing satisfactorily, or poor print.
To align the print cartridge from the printer
Do the following to align the print cartridge from the printer:
  1. Remove any memory card, if inserted.
  2. Press the left arrow () or right arrow () to highlight Align cartridge.
  3. Press the Print button to begin aligning the print cartridge.
  4. Follow the onscreen instructions.
To align the print cartridge from a connected computer
To align the print cartridge from a connected computer do the following:
  1. Load a sheet of HP Advanced Photo Paper in the input tray.
  2. Open the Toolbox dialog box by double-clicking the HP Digital Imaging Monitor icon.
  3. Make sure the correct printer is selected and then click Settings in the HP Solution Center.
  4. Click Printer Toolbox.
  5. Click the Device Services tab.
  6. Click Align the Print Cartridge.
  7. Click Align and follow the onscreen instructions.
Figure : Test page

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