How to Install an Ink Cartridge on an HP Deskjet F380

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The HP DeskJet F380 is a three-in-one device that allows you to print, scan and copy documents and photographs. The device is made for the home office or small business. When you notice your prints or copies are blurry or dull, it may be time to replace the ink cartridges, a process that takes about five minutes.

Turn on your printer and load paper into it.

Reach inside the printer and flip down the carriage door. The ink carriage compartment will move to the centre of the printer.

Wait until the carriage stops moving. Reach inside and press down on the front-top of the cartridge that you want to change. Slide it out of the slot.

Take the new cartridge out of the package. Remove the tape at the bottom of the new cartridge with the pink pull tab. Do not touch the copper piece or ink nozzles on the new cartridge.

Slide the new cartridge into the slot. Press up on the cartridge so it clicks into place.

Close the carriage door. Wait for the alignment page to print. Put the page on the scanner face down with the top to the left and the top-left corner of the page abutting the corner of the scanner.

Close the lid. Hit the "Scan" button on the printer and wait for the printer to align the cartridges. Wait for the "On" light to stop blinking, signalling that the process is complete.