How do I refill the ink tanks?

  • Make sure you have new ink bottles handy and have read the ink safety precautions before you begin.

    You can continue to use the product even if one or more ink tanks are not filled all the way. However, for the most accurate ink level monitoring, fill all the ink tanks up to the top line.

    Wear disposable gloves while refilling the ink tanks to avoid staining your hands. If ink spills, wipe it off immediately with a damp towel to avoid permanent stains. If ink gets on your clothes or other items, it may not come off.

    1. Place a sheet of paper or plastic under the ink tank unit, as ink may splatter.
    2. Turn on your product.
    3. Make sure the  power light is on, but not flashing.
    4. If you see a message on the LCD screen telling you to reset the ink levels, note the ink tanks that need refilling and press the OK button. Otherwise, select Setup > Maintenance > Reset Ink Levels and press the  start button.
    5. Open the ink tank unit cover, then remove the ink tank cap and place it in the holder shown here.

      Note: Make sure the color of the ink tank label matches the ink color you want to refill, and only remove the cap from that ink tank. Be careful not to spill any ink.

    6. Unscrew the cap on the bottle and remove it. Do not dispose of the cap so you can use it to close the bottle later, if necessary. Then remove the bottle cap and carefully remove the protective seal (avoid touching the ink underneath the seal). Close the bottle cap tightly.

      Close the bottle cap tightly; otherwise, ink may leak.

      Warning: If ink gets on your skin, wash it thoroughly with soap and water. If ink gets into your eyes, flush them immediately with water. If ink gets into your mouth, spit it out immediately. Seek medical advice if problems persist. Keep the ink bottles out of the reach of children and do not drink the ink.

    7. Refill the ink tank with the correct color ink up to the upper line on the ink tank.
    8. If any ink remains in the ink bottle after filling the ink tank, replace the bottle cap and tighten it securely. Store the ink bottle upright for later use.
    9. Replace the ink tank cap securely.
    10. Repeat the previous steps as necessary for each ink tank you need to refill.
    11. Close the ink tank unit cover.
    12. Press the OK button. You see a screen to asking you to select the colors you refilled.
    13. Press the left or right arrow buttons to highlight the ink tank you refilled and press the OK button to select it. Repeat for each ink tank color you refilled.
    14. Press the  start button when you are done to reset the ink levels.

      Note: The product has a low ink alert system. The accuracy of this system depends on the user refilling the ink tanks correctly. The product cannot directly measure the ink levels in the tanks; instead it estimates the amount of ink remaining by internally monitoring ink usage. The low ink alert system may generate inaccurate messages if the ink tanks are not refilled according to these instructions.

      As a precaution, perform regular visual inspections of the ink tanks to ensure ink levels do not fall below the lower line. Continued use of the product when the ink level is below the lower line on the tank could damage the product.

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