HP Deskjet 1050, 1050A, 2050, and 2050A, and Deskjet Ink Advantage 2060 All-in-One Printer Series - Replacing the Cartridges
This document contains steps for replacing the cartridges.
Visit HP SureSupply to check ink cartridge compatibility or purchase replacement ink cartridges.
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Scroll to the bottom of the page, then make sure the country/region location is correct.
Follow the on-screen instructions to order new ink cartridges or check ink cartridge compatibility with your printer.
Genuine HP ink cartridges can also be purchased from other retailers.
The following video demonstrates how to replace a cartridge.
NOTE: The video shows the HP Deskjet 2050. The outside of the product might not look the same as your product, but the steps are the same.
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Follow these steps to replace and align the cartridges.
Press the Power button (
) to turn on the product, if it is not already turned on. Wait until the product is idle and silent before continuing.
Load plain white paper, if you have not already done so.
Open the cartridge access door. The carriage moves to the center of the product. Wait until the carriage is idle and silent before continuing.
Figure 1: Open the cartridge access door
Lightly press down on the cartridge to release it, and then pull the cartridge out to remove it from its slot.
Figure 2: Remove the cartridge
CAUTION: Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or the ink nozzles. Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical connections.
Figure 3: Do not touch the contacts or nozzles
Remove the new cartridge from its packaging, and then pull the pink pull tab to remove the plastic tape.
CAUTION: Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles. Also, do
not re-tape the cartridges. Doing so can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad
Figure 4: Remove the plastic tape
Hold the cartridge by its sides with the nozzles toward the product, and then insert the cartridge into its slot. Make sure that the icon on the cartridge matches the icon on the slot.
Figure 5: Insert the cartridge into its slot
Push the cartridge forward into its slot until it snaps into place.
Figure 6: Snap the cartridge into place
Repeat these steps to replace the other cartridge, if necessary.
Close the cartridge access door.
Figure 7: Close the cartridge access door
Wait about 30 seconds for the alignment page to automatically print.
Figure 8: The alignment page prints automatically after 30 seconds
Lift the scanner lid.
Place the alignment page with the printed-side down on the right-front corner of the scanner glass. See the engraved guide next to the scanner glass for help loading the alignment page.
Figure 9: Place the alignment page on the scanner glass
Close the scanner lid.
Press the Start Copy Black button (
) to begin the scan. The product automatically aligns the cartridges.
Wait until the Power light (
) stops blinking, which indicates that the cartridge alignment is complete.