Replacing Cartridges for HP Deskjet F300 All-in-One Printer Series
This document provides instructions for replacing and aligning cartridges.
Follow these steps to replace cartridges.
Visit HP SureSupply to check ink cartridge compatibility or purchase replacement ink cartridges.
Go to the
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.
Make sure you have letter or A4, unused, plain white paper loaded in the input tray. The paper is required for the alignment process after a new cartridge is installed. Do not use colored paper or the alignment will fail.
Follow these steps to open the product and remove old cartridges.
Press the On button () to turn the product on, if it is not already on.
Open the carriage access door. The carriage that holds the cartridges moves to the center.
Figure 1: Opening the carriage access door
1 - Carriage that holds the cartridges
When the carriage is idle and silent, lightly press down on a
cartridge to release it, and then pull
it out of its slot.
To replace the tri-color cartridge, remove the cartridge from the
To replace the black or photo cartridge, remove the cartridge
from the right slot.
Figure 2: Pressing down to remove cartridges
1 - Tri-color cartridge
2 - Black or photo cartridge
NOTE: If you are removing the black cartridge in order to install the photo cartridge, store the black cartridge in the cartridge protector or in a rigid,
airtight, plastic container.
Remove the new cartridge from its packaging and, being careful to touch
only the black plastic, gently remove the plastic tape by using the pink pull tab.
Figure 3: Removing the tape
1 - Copper-colored contacts (do not touch)
2 - Plastic tape with pink pull tab (must be removed before installing)
3 - Ink nozzles under tape (do not touch)
Do not touch the copper-colored contacts or ink nozzles.
Touching these parts can result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical
Slide the new cartridge forward into the empty slot. Then gently push on the
upper part of the cartridge until it clicks into place.
If you are installing the tri-color cartridge, slide it into the left slot.
If you are installing a black or photo cartridge, slide it into the right slot.
Figure 4: Installing the cartridge
Close the carriage access door.
Figure 5: Close the carriage access door
The product prompts you to align cartridges every time you install or replace a
cartridge. Follow these steps to complete the alignment process.
NOTE: If you remove and reinstall the same cartridge, the product
will not prompt you to align the cartridges. The product remembers
the alignment values for that cartridge, so alignment is not necessary and the replacement process is complete.
Wait a few minutes for the cartridge alignment page to automatically print.
Load the alignment page face-down on the left front corner of the scanner
glass with the top of the page to the left. Close the lid.
Figure 6: Loading the alignment page on the scanner glass
Press the Scan () button. The product aligns the cartridges.
Wait until the green On light stops blinking, and then recycle or discard the cartridge alignment sheet.