HP Deskjet 6840 Printer series - Installation instructions

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Installation instructions

Follow these steps so install a print cartridge:

1. Verify that the printer is turned on.
2. Load a stack of letter-size or A4-size plain, white paper in the In tray.
3. Open the printer cover.
4. Wait until the print cartridge cradle is idle and silent, and then lift the print

cartridge latch to the open position.

5. Slide the print cartridge out of the print cartridge cradle.

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6. Remove the replacement print cartridge from its packaging and carefully

remove the pink, plastic tape.

1. Remove the pink tape only

Caution: Do not touch the print cartridge ink nozzles or copper contacts.

Touching these parts will result in clogs, ink failure, and bad electrical

connections. Do not remove the copper strips. They are required

electrical contacts.

1. Do not touch the copper strips

7. Hold the print cartridge so that the copper strips are on the bottom and facing

toward the printer, and then slide the print cartridge into the cradle as shown.

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Note: After you insert the print cartridge, verify that the copper contacts of

the print cartridge touch the back of the print cartridge cradle.

8. Push down on the print cartridge latch until it snaps closed.

9. Close the printer cover.

The printer automatically prints a calibration page.

For information about storing print cartridges, see the

print cartridge storage


For information about recycling empty print cartridges, see the

print cartridge



Warning: Keep both new and used print cartridges out of the reach of


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