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Replacing Cartridges for HP Deskjet D1600 Printer Series

This document is for the HP Deskjet D1600 Printer Series.
This document contains instructions to replace a cartridge in the product.

Cartridges types

Consult the following table to identify the correct cartridges for your area.
Americas and Asia Pacific (excluding China, India, and Japan)
Western Europe
Africa, CIS, Japan, and Middle East
China and India
Ink cartridge
HP 60
HP 300
HP 121
HP 818
Purchase replacement cartridges and other supplies from the HP Store or local retailers.

Replacing a cartridge

You can watch a video or follow the steps to replace a cartridge in the product.

Video of replacing a cartridge

This video demonstrates how to replace a cartridge.
The video shows the HP Deskjet D1660. The outside of the product might not look the same as your product, 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 original cartridge

  1. Press the Power button () to turn on the product.
  2. Open the cartridge door.
    Figure : Open the cartridge door
    Illustration of the product's cartridge door opening.
  3. Wait for the carriage to move to the center of the product.
  4. When the carriage stops, press down on the cartridge to release it, and then remove it from the slot.
    Figure : Press down on the cartridge
    Illustration of how to press down on the cartridge
    If replacing both cartridges, note their positions on the carriage. The tri-color cartridge occupies the left slot, and the black cartridge occupies the right slot.

Step two: Insert the new cartridge

  1. Remove the cartridge from its packaging.
    Figure : Remove the cartridge from its package
    Illustration showing the cartridge removed from its packaging.
  2. Carefully pull the pink pull-tab to remove the plastic tape.
    Figure : Remove the plastic tape from the cartridge
    Illustration showing plastic tape being removed from cartridge
    Do not touch the copper-colored electrical contacts or the ink nozzles. Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.
    Figure : Do not touch the electrical contacts or the ink nozzles on the cartridge
    Illustration cautioning customer against touching the cartridge's electrical contacts or ink nozzles
  3. Slide the cartridge into the slot, and then press your thumb firmly on the cartridge until it clicks into place.
    The cartridge drops slightly as it approaches its seat on the carriage. Allow it to do so, and then continue to push until the cartridge clicks into place.
    Figure : Press the cartridge into the slot firmly
    Illustration of thumb pushing cartridge into slot from the back
  4. Follow these same steps to replace the other cartridge, if necessary.
  5. Close the cartridge door only. Leave the paper tray down.
    Figure : Close the cartridge door - leave the paper tray down.
    Illustration of cartridge door closing

Step three: Align the new cartridges

  1. Make sure that the paper tray contains paper.
  2. Open HP Solution Center:
    • Windows XP: On the Windows taskbar, click Start, click All Programs, point to HP, and then click HP Solution Center.
    • Windows Vista: On the Windows taskbar, click the Windows icon (), click All Programs, point to HP, and then click HP Solution Center.
  3. Click Open Toolbox. The printer Toolbox window opens.
  4. Click Align the Print Cartridges. The Align the Print Cartridges window opens.
  5. Click Align. The product aligns the cartridges, calibrates the product, and prints a test page.
  6. Wait for the test page to print, and then follow the on-screen instructions.
  7. Click Done.






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