How to refill ink in hp blck cartridge
Purchase an ink refill kit at an office supply store.
(Staples, Walmart, and Costco all carry this inexpensive kit. It
usually costs about half the price of an average printer cartridge.)
Gather your kit, a roll
of paper towels, and some clear scotch tape together on a large flat
working surface, a table or desk.
3Remove the empty
cartridge from your printer. (Remember to close your printer lid or
door while you are working.)
4Cover your hands with a
pair of disposable plastic gloves while you work with the messy ink.
5Take a paper towel and
fold it in half twice. Work over the paper towel to catch any
6Place the empty
cartridge on it.
7Read the instruction
manual included with the refill kit to learn how to refill your
particular type of cartridge. (The following instructions are just a
8Locate the fill holes on
the top of the cartridge. The depressions can be felt by rubbing
your finger across the label.
9Use a sharp pencil to
pierce the refill holes in the top of the ink cartridge. (Correct
places can also be found in the kit instructions).
10In addition to black,
there are three colors of ink: magenta, cyan, and yellow. Follow the
kit instructions on which hole to insert each color OR push a toothpick
into the holes to identify the colours as markings on the printer
cartridge are sometimes there to fool you into putting the wrong colours
into the cartridge ink chambers.
11Insert the long needle
on the refill ink bottle into the correct hole.
12Slowly, add the ink.
Carefully watch to be sure that you do not over-fill.
13Stop quickly as soon as
you see a bit of ink oozing out of the hole. Without letting go of
the bottle, slowly release the air, sucking a little ink back out of the
ink cartridge, before you remove the needle completely.
14Carefully daub the
cartridge contacts on the paper towel, you should see a splotch of the
ink leaking out onto the paper towel.
15Cover the hole with a
small piece of clear scotch tape. (This works better than the seal
dots included in the kit.) Make sure that no ink is leaking out of the
top holes. (That's where the clear tape comes in handy.) Be careful not
to cross contaminate the colors.
16Repeat steps 11-15 for
each ink color.
17After you have refilled
all three colors, carefully blot (don't wipe or rub) the cartridge
printhead on a folded piece of paper towel. You may need to do this
several times. Do this until it stops bleeding and you see an even
stripe of three colors showing up on the towel.
18If the blot shows the
colors either faded or not at all, blot on wet paper towel and again on
dry, to get the ink flowing.
19Replace the ink
cartridge into the printer. Never, ever install a leaking print
something, anything, just to get the ink flowing. Print several test
pages, preferable photos with a lot of different colors.
21Follow the cleaning or priming cycles for your specific
May 25, 2010 |
Office Equipment & Supplies