Replacing a Cartridge - HP Deskjet F4180 All-in-One Printer

Uploaded by HPPrinterSupport on 11.01.2011

So you need to replace a cartridge in your HP Printer. Let’s walk through the steps
together. The first thing we want to do is turn the
printer on, so press the Power button. Next, 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 will then move to the center
of the printer. Wait until the carriage stops moving and then
gently press down on the cartridge that needs to be replaced to release it. You can then
remove the cartridge from the printer. Now, take the new cartridge out of its package.
Using the pink pull tab, carefully remove the protective tape.
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 that you install the replacement
cartridge in its correct slot. Tri-color on the left. Black on the right.
Place the new cartridge into the slot and gently but firmly push it straight in until
it pops into place. When the cartridges are in, close the cartridge
access door of the printer. An alignment page will print.
At this point, the alignment is NOT complete. It is very important that you scan the alignment
sheet to finish the alignment process. If you do not scan the alignment page, the printer
continues to print an alignment page every time that you turn it on or off until you
complete the full alignment process. To scan the alignment page, first lift the
scanner lid. Place the alignment page on the front-left
corner of the scanner glass with the print side down.
Lower the scanner lid. Press the Scan button on the control panel.
The printer will now scan the alignment page and align the cartridges.
While the printer is scanning the alignment page, the green light on the power button
will blink. You will know that the scan is complete when the green light is solid once
again. Once the alignment is successful, you can
recycle the alignment sheet. Once all the steps are complete, your printer is ready
for use.