Replacing a Cartridge - HP Deskjet 3050 All-in-One Printer

Uploaded by HPPrinterSupport on 05.07.2011

So you need to replace a cartridge in your HP printer. Let’s walk through the steps
The first thing to do is turn the printer on, so press the Power button.
Next, open the paper output tray and raise the paper input tray. Then, load paper into
the input tray until it stops. Slide the paper width guide inward until it stops at the edge
of the paper. Do not push the guide in so tightly that it starts to bend the paper.
Open the cartridge access door. The carriage moves to the center of the printer.
When the carriage stops moving, lightly press down on the cartridge you want to replace
to release it.
Pull the cartridge out to remove it from the slot.
Now, take the new cartridge out of its package.
Pull the plastic tab to remove it.
When handling the cartridges, be aware of the electrical contacts and ink nozzles.
Be careful not to touch the contacts or nozzles because touching these can cause clogs, ink
failure, and poor electrical connections.
Make sure you install the replacement cartridge in its correct slot. Tri-color on the left,
and Black on the right.
Holding the cartridge by its sides with the nozzles facing downward, slide it directly
into the correct open slot. Push the cartridge forward into the slot until it snaps into
When the cartridge is in, close the cartridge access door of the printer.
Press the button next to OK on the control panel. Press the button next to OK again to
print an alignment page.
The alignment page prints.
When it’s done printing, lift the scanner lid.
Place the alignment page with the printed side down on the right front corner of the
scanner glass.
Close the scanner lid.
Press the button next to OK on the control panel to scan the alignment page.
When the “Alignment Successful” message displays on the control panel screen, press
the button next to OK to complete the alignment.
The printer is now ready for regular use.