HP Printer Problem: How to put ink in a HP Printer?

Sometimes small tasks sound complicated, and we think only an expert can handle them. The question of how to put ink in a hp printer leaves many in confusion.

However, it is such a simple thing that once you learn the steps that are pretty understandable, you will never need to Google it again.

Irrespective of the device model you have, the basic steps are generic.

Majorly the dissimilarities are on the part of the cartridge location and the color of the plastic pull tape. Take a look at the process below, and you can realize how simple it is.

Deskjet ink hp printer Vs Laser hp printer

  Ink printer uses ink for printing documents  A laser hp printer uses the laser for printing purposes.

How to put ink in a Deskjet HP printer in five steps?

Below is the straightforward process of how to put ink in a hp printer, and by the time you reach the fifth step, the concept will be completely clear in your mind.

  • Step 1 – Turn on the printer because, without it, you cannot understand in the final step whether the new ink cartridge is in the proper place or not.
  • Step 2– Locate your cartridge door and open it with the small handle. You will see five or three holes according to the number of color options your printer has. The holes are also called the color chambers.
  • Step 3 – Before pouring the ink identify the right ink hole. Blue should not go into the yellow or magenta chamber. But how will you do that? Simple! Take a needle or a thin piece of sponge into the chamber and pull it out. Some people also use syringe covers for this purpose.
  • Step 4 – Take out the new ink cartridge and remove the tape. Now hold it carefully and keep the ink nozzles towards the printer. Now insert the cartridge and press it until it takes the right place. Repeat the process for the next cartridge.
  • Step 5 – In the final step, close the ink cartridge door, and the job is done. But it is advisable to take a print on an alignment page to see whether the ink cartridge has been installed correctly and the device is printing properly.

As you can see, the above five uncomplicated steps are your easy journey to guide how to put ink in a hp printer.

Repeating the steps once or twice should be sufficient to add perfection to your skill.

How to put a toner cartridge into a LaserJet HP printer?

Putting ink into a laser hp printer is similar but slightly different to the ink printer that you will notice while reading the process below.

Here also, you need to follow only five steps.

  • Step 1 – Lift the scanner of the printer, then the top cover, and wait until it takes its place.
  • Step 2Now, pull out the cartridge. Use its handle and slide it upwards until you remove it.
  • Step 3 – Open the new toner cartridge; you need to pull the release tab on the packaging.
  • Step 4 – Hold the cartridge firmly from its handle and put it inside the printer while taking care of the alignment with the tracks in the device. Make sure it is placed in the right spot.
  • Step 5 – Finally, lower the top cover and the scanner on the printer.

The process explained above is quite basic, and slight differences may exist in varied model types. It is child’s play, and you can learn it in a fraction of a second.              

How to put ink cartridge in HP printer envy 6000?

Before you get anxious about the process, recall that you are dealing with the same printer brand irrespective of the model.

There is nothing to be worried about, and every model has some decided but simple steps to put ink in it.

Let us learn how to put an ink cartridge in a HP printer every 6000.

  • Step 1 – Lift the access door on the top of the printer. You do not need any tool to open the lid; simply open it with your hands.
  • Step 2 – The printer will indicate through an amber light which cartridge you need to change.
  • Step 3 – Remove the new cartridge from its packaging, and do not forget to remove the orange tape before putting it into the printer.
  • Step 4 – Lift the lid of the related cartridge chamber in the printer, insert the cartridge and close the lid. Repeat the process for another cartridge if replacing the other one.
  • Step 5 – Put down the access door and then print an alignment page to ensure the newly installed cartridge is giving the proper print.

How to put ink in a HP printer Deskjet 2700?

Here you are dealing with a simpler model of hp printers which is an old but quite efficient model known for its durability, efficiency, and accuracy.

  • Step 1 – Switch on your printer and load the paper tray with some sheets at the back of the printer. Also, open the output tray at the front of the device. After the cartridge installation, you will need to take an alignment print to see whether the installation is done correctly. Why not load the papers already?
  • Step 2 – Open the packaging of ink cartridges carefully from a scissor or anything handy without giving any scratch to the cartridge.
  • Step 3 – Now remove the orange color protective tape at the bottom of the cartridge.
  • Step 4 – Open the access door to the ink cartridge chamber. The ink chambers will automatically move forward and backward and stop in the middle of the track in a few seconds.
  • Step 5 – Once the ink cartridge chambers stop in the middle, push the new cartridge inside the printer and move it upwards a little to set it in the right place. It will get locked automatically.
  • Step 6 – Now close the access door and give an alignment print.
  • Step 7 – Once the printed paper comes out, open the top lid where you scan the documents. Keep the printed side of the printed paper downwards and press the ‘copy’ button on the printer.

The above seven steps will install and also prove that you have installed the new ink cartridge properly.

How to put ink in a HP Deskjet printer 3700?

Quite a popular model, hp Deskjet 3700 is known for its user-friendliness, and like other models of the brand, it also has an understandable installation process.

Let us take a look –

  • Step 1 – Put the printer on an even surface and turn on the power button.
  • Step 2 – After turning it on, the printer will make some noise for a few seconds. When the noise stops, open the cartridge access door.
  • Step 3 – Take out the new cartridge from its packaging carefully.
  • Step 4 – Remove the protective tape on the cartridge but make sure you do not touch the ink nozzles or copper-colored contacts.
  • Step 5 – Now carefully put the cartridge inside the corresponding chamber and push it slightly upwards. Don’t forget to keep the copper-colored contacts should be at the back or towards the chamber wall.
  • Step 6 – Slide the cartridge inside the chamber and press firmly until it fits into the space with a ‘click’ sound.
  • Step 7 – Repeat the same process of six stages for installing cartridges for more colors.

How to remove the ink cartridge from a HP printer Deskjet 2700?

The process is just the reverse of installation for removing the ink cartridge. No need to get confused because the procedure is simple, and you can complete it without any help from others.

  • Step 1 – Turn on the printer (always the first thing to do).
  • Step 2 – Open the ink cartridge access door, and the ink chambers will automatically move forth and back and finally stop in the middle spot.
  • Step 3 – Wait until the noise stops and the printer is silent.
  • Step 4 – Cautiously press down the ink cartridge that you want to remove, and it will release from the chamber; now, you can take it out.

In just a few seconds and you can complete the steps to remove the ink cartridge from a hp printer Deskjet 2700. Was it difficult? Certainly no. You can even do it while playing a video game and booking a hotel room for next weekend’s getaway.  

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After reading the above step, you can confidently conclude whether you have an ink-based (any model) or a laser HP printer; changing ink is not difficult. You do not need to call any professional for the simple work; only a few minutes are sufficient to change the ink and start printing immediately. First, understand the difference between the ink and laser HP printers, then follow the related steps. It should not take more than 10 minutes for both printer types to complete the installation.


Do HP printers use pigment ink or dye?

HP uses both, but dye-based ink is usually used for photo printing purposes, and pigment-based ink is considered better for printing texts.

Can I use dye ink in my HP pigment printer?

No, it is not advisable to change the ink type because the mechanism of both the dye-based and pigment-based printers works according to the kind of dye.

Dye-based HP printer or laser HP printer? Which one is better for domestic use?

You can use both; however, dye-based are more in domestic use. Laser hp printers can print faster and more papers in a short time. Usually, commercial organizations use them more as they need more prints in a short time on a regular basis.

How will I know my HP printer ink cartridge is empty?

It is quite simple because all the HP printers have some sort of indication. They show ink or toner level. You need to look for the cartridge icon, ink-drop icon, or level indicator.

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