How to Refill HP 363 Ink Cartridges

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The HP 363 is a colour inkjet cartridge which provides either yellow, cyan, magenta or black ink to Hewlett-Packard's Photosmart desktop computer printers. If you want to refill this cartridge to save money, you can do so easily using a few basic tools. Properly inject inkjet replacement ink into the HP 363 and achieve printing results identical to a new HP 363 cartridge.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Paper towels
  • Soldering iron
  • 10cc syringe
  • Replacement ink
  • Hot glue

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  1. 1

    Cover your working surface with layers of paper towels.

  2. 2

    Remove the empty HP 363 cartridge from your computer printer and place it upright on the paper towels.

  3. 3

    Scan the top surface of the cartridge for a small dimple, then burn a small hole through the plastic dimple with a soldering iron.

  4. 4

    Fill a 10cc syringe with 7ml of replacement ink and insert the tip of the syringe into the opened hole.

  5. 5

    Slowly release the 7ml of ink into the cartridge.

  6. 6

    Remove the syringe and apply a small dab of hot glue over the open hole to seal it.

  7. 7

    Allow the ink to settle within the cartridge for three to five minutes before returning to your printer.

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