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HP Printers - Replacing Ink Cartridges

This document is for the following printers.
HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 4535 All-in-One printer
HP ENVY 4523 All-in-One printer
HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 4536 All-in-One printer
HP ENVY 4524 All-in-One printer
HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 4538 All-in-One printer
HP ENVY 4525 All-in-One printer
HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 4675 All-in-One printer
HP ENVY 4526 All-in-One printer
HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 4676 All-in-One printer
HP ENVY 4527 All-in-One printer
HP DeskJet Ink Advantage 4678 All-in-One printer
HP ENVY 4528 All-in-One printer
HP ENVY 4511 All-in-One printer
HP OfficeJet 4650 All-in-One printer
HP ENVY 4512 All-in-One printer
HP OfficeJet 4652 All-in-One printer
HP ENVY 4513 All-in-One printer
HP OfficeJet 4654 All-in-One printer
HP ENVY 4516 All-in-One printer
HP OfficeJet 4655 All-in-One printer
HP ENVY 4520 All-in-One printer
HP OfficeJet 4656 All-in-One printer
HP ENVY 4521 All-in-One printer
HP OfficeJet 4657 All-in-One printer
HP ENVY 4522 All-in-One printer
HP OfficeJet 4658 All-in-One printer
Replace ink cartridges that are low or out of ink with new, genuine HP ink cartridges.

Video overview

This video shows how to change the ink cartridge on the printers listed above. The printer used in the video is the HP OfficeJet 4650.
Replacing a Cartridge on the HP OfficeJet 4650 Printer
Replacing a Cartridge on the HP OfficeJet 4650 Printer
This video will show you how to replace a cartridge on the HP OfficeJet 4650 printer. When a cartridge is low or out of ink, follow the simple steps in this video to replace it with a new HP cartridge.
If you are enrolled in the HP Instant Ink program, you receive special HP Instant Ink cartridges. Some HP Instant Ink cartridges are larger than standard ink cartridges, but they fit in the carriage in the same way. HP Instant Ink is not available in all countries/regions or for all printer models. For more information, go to HP Instant Ink.
    HP Instant Ink and standard ink cartridges
  1. Standard ink cartridge
  2. HP Instant Ink cartridge
Replace one or both ink cartridges as indicated by the printer control panel.
  1. Turn on the printer.
  2. Make sure to load the printer with plain, white paper.
  3. Gently grasp the handles on either side of the printer, then raise the ink cartridge access door until it locks into place.
    The carriage moves to the center of the printer.
    Image: Opening the ink cartridge access door.
  4. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before you proceed.
  5. To release the ink cartridge, lift the lid on the ink cartridge slot, then gently push the lid back until it stops.
  6. Pull up on the ink cartridge to remove it from the slot.
      Image: Removing the ink cartridge.
    1. Lift the lid
    2. Gently push the lid back
    3. Pull up on the ink cartridge
  7. Remove one of the new ink cartridges from its package. Be careful to only touch the black plastic on the ink cartridge.
  8. Remove the plastic tape from the ink cartridge.
    Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or the ink nozzles.Do not replace the protective tape on the contacts. Handling these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electricalconnections.
    Image: Removing the plastic tape
  9. Hold the ink cartridge by its sides with the nozzles toward the printer, then slide the ink cartridge forward into the slot.
  10. Close the lid on the ink cartridge slot to secure the ink cartridge into place.
      Image: Inserting the ink cartridges
    1. Insert the ink cartridge
    2. Close the lid
    3. The color ink cartridge is on the left, and the black ink cartridge is on the right
  11. Repeat the previous steps to install the other ink cartridge, if needed.
  12. Close the ink cartridge access door.
    After you install new ink cartridges, the printer automatically prints an alignment page.
    Image: Closing the ink cartridge access door.
  13. Wait for the alignment page to fully eject from the printer.
    Before a print job, the printer automatically extends the output tray extender. Do not push in the output tray extender until the print job is complete.
  14. Lift the scanner lid.
  15. Place the alignment page with the print side down on the scanner glass. Position it according to the engraved guides around the glass.
    Image: Placing the alignment page on the scanner glass
  16. Close the scanner lid, then touch OK.
    The printer aligns the ink cartridges.

Frequently asked questions (FAQs)

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