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HP Photosmart C5100 Series All-in-One - Install the Cartridges

Introduction

This document contains information about installing the cartridges.

Video of installing cartridges

The following video demonstrates the steps for replacing ink cartridges.
note:
This video shows the HP Photosmart C5180 e-All-in-One printer, but the steps are the same for your printer.
If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube.

Install the cartridges

  caution:
Be sure to use only the cartridges that came with the printer. The inkin these cartridges is specially formulated tomix with the ink in the print head assemblyat first-time setup.
  1. Squeeze the tabs at the bottom of each latch to release it, and then liftthe latch.
    Figure : Opening the cartridge latches
  2. Lift all six latches.
    Figure : All the latches open
    Insert the black ink cartridge into the far-leftstall, and then lower the latch andpush it in firmly until it snaps in place.
    Figure : Install the black ink cartridge
    Repeat this process to install the Yellow,Light Cyan, Cyan, Light Magenta, andMagenta ink cartridges.
    Figure : All the cartridges installed properly
    note:
    Match the color and pattern of the cartridge to the colorand pattern on the carriage.
      caution:
    Make sure each latch is secure after installing the cartridge.
  3. Lower the top cover, and follow theprompts on the printer screen to beginthe cartridge initialization.
    note:
    A one-time initializationprocess begins after cartridgeinstallation. Mechanical noises duringthis process are normal and will lastabout five minutes. Do not turnoff or disconnect the product during thistime.

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