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Help! Cannot remove old ink cartridge!

We've been able to locate the BLUE cartridge and remove it, but not the black cartridge!  We cannot seem to locate where to remove it!  Can you please help?!  Tks!

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Re: Help! Cannot remove old ink cartridge!


  1. Open the front cover and then open the top cover. (Figure 1)

    Figure 1: Open front and top cover

  2. Raise the lever on the top right side of the drum cartridge. (Figure 2)

    Figure 2: Raise drum cartridge lever

  3. Grasp the drum cartridge by the handle and lift up and out. (Figure 3)

    Figure 3: Remove drum cartridge
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To reset the NVRAM, perform the following steps:
Press the Menu button.

Press the (down arrow) button on the printer until Configure appears, and then press the (right arrow) button on the printer or (Set) button.

Press on the printer until Maintenance appears, and then press on the printer or .

Press the until Init NVRAM appears, and then press or .

Press Initializing and Restart Printer will appear.

Power off the printer and power back on.

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1•Protect your desk, printer stand or work surface by placing an old newspaper in front of or next to the printer. The newspaper will provide you with a place to work without getting ink anywhere you don't want it. It seems as though no matter how careful or neat you are, a little bit of ink always manages to escape when replacing an ink cartridge.
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Remove the old ink cartridge from the Canon printer. With the printer on, open the front door or panel of the printer. Wait a second or two and the ink cartridge holder should move to the opening where it is accessible. If it does not move, shut the door, turn the printer off for a moment, turn it back on and try again. Lift the small lever that secures the ink cartridges within their holder. On most Canon printers, it is colored green and located on the right side of the ink cartridge holder. Gently lift the old ink cartridge out of the printer.
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  1. Remove your current empty cartridge from your Dell printer. Turn on your printer and lift the cover and top half of the unit. You can suspend it in place by lifting the blue plastic lever and securing it to hold up the top of the printer. At this point the ink cartridges should move to the center of the printer and be easy to access. Follow the instructions locate on your printer to remove the cartridges. You can do this by pressing on the blue tab to remove the colored cartridge or the black tab to remove the black cartridge. Once you press the tab, the cartridge cover will pop open. Carefully pull out the exposed cartridge from it’s setting. Save the empty cartridge so it can be refilled.
    Remove the sticker from the newly refilled Dell ink cartridge. Follow the directions on the opened printer to insert the cartridge. Hold the cartridge so the writing is on the top and the ink spot is on the bottom. Gently push it into the opened setting until it is securely in place. Close the cover of the cartridge holder by pressing down on it gently until it clicks into place. Remember that the black cartridge goes into the black setting and the color cartridge goes into the blue setting. Close the top of the printer. You will hear the ink cartridges move back into place.
  2. Test your newly refilled Dell ink cartridge and load your printer with paper.Print a document so either in color or black and white (depending on the type of cartridge you had refilled). Review your printed document to make sure the color is consistent and you are pleased with the outcome.
    Repeat whenever you run out of ink.

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I baught a new black cartage I also have a blue one that is running out but can't get till my s/s Check gets here. I replaced the old black cartage but it keeps printing in faded red. also the blue left...

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Did you make sure to put the black cartridge in the slot specifically for the black cartridge? If you did so, then maybe someone else put a red cartridge in the black cartridge slot previously. It seems like there is red ink in the wrong well.


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I have a Stylus CX5400 and can't get black to print without mixing blue into it. Tried new cartridges, same effect. On a text document the same lines turn blue everytime I print, the rest prints black. Any...

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Well worth checking the inside of the printhead (where the cartridges are located) and see if there's a build up of ink.

Also, well worth checking that you haven't received an incorrectly marked cartridge that contains cyan instead of black ink.

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  1. Buy only genuine Dell replacement cartridges. Dell states their printer cartridges cannot be refilled with ink and that only their cartridges work in the printer.
  2. Bring the cartridge carrier of the printer to the center so you can access the ink cartridges. Open the cover of the printer and the carrier slides to the center. Make sure the printer is turned on.
  3. Remove the old black ink cartridge to use the color cartridge. If you allow the old black cartridge to remain in the printer, you will get error messages that the ink is low. The printer may also keep reverting back to the black ink as the default color when printing.
  4. Open the package of the new color cartridge carefully. Remove any blue packing tape that's on the ink cartridge. Take care not to touch the gold area or you could damage the cartridge. Insert the new color cartridge into the correct slot in the printer, the right side of the cartridge carrier. The ink cartridges aren't interchangeable; they need to be placed in the correct slot.
  5. Close the cover on your printer after installing the color cartridge. Run a print test to make sure the color cartridge is installed correctly. Use the Dell Ink Management System to monitor your printer and all-in-one functions. Thanks Thiru

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