It is easy to replace the inkjet cartridges in Canon printers. All you need to do is to make sure that you purchase the right ink cartridge for the specific model of your Canon printer. You have the option to get the original Canon-brand ink cartridge or compatible inkjet cartridges cheaply available from third party suppliers.
Whatever type of printer inkjet cartridges that you get for your Canon printer, here are the instructions step-by-step to replace the ink cartridge into the printer.
- Accessing the cartridge. The first step you should do is removing the empty printer ink cartridges from your Canon printer. You do this by turning your printer and then lift the lid access. When you lift the lid, your printer will move right into the center of Canon printer cartridges automatically. Without closing the lid, unplug the printer power cable so that you will not experience an electric shock while you change the printer ink cartridges.
- Replace the ink cartridges. After you have revoked your printer and minimize the risk of shock, you have to take the empty printer ink cartridges out of their holder. To do this, you need to press gently on the home cartridge. This will cause the cartridge to be lifted and loosened from the cradle. Pull out the empty cartridge and put it aside.
- Insert the new cartridge. Take your new inkjet cartridges out of their packaging and then pull the orange tape from each cartridge. This is a safety orange tape and cassette should prevent the printer ink from leaking from the printer cartridge. Try not to touch the chip on the cartridge your printer allowing you to easily recognize the cartridge. Just put a new inkjet cartridges into the holder with the chip facing the printer head.
- Align cartridges. After you replace the cartridge, the next step is to align it. Pull the lid back and plug your printer. And then, turn the printer. After that, access the Canon printer software maintenance from your computer. In maintenance applications, select “Clean and Mean” Print Properties option from the menu. Before you press OK, make sure that you have a few sheets of paper in your printer tray. The printer will print a few pages, after it is done, it will display a message on your screen that confirms that the printer ink cartridges has been aligned.
Not that hard to replace the inkjet cartridges in the Canon printer. Make sure that you have the right tools – you, paper, and your cartridge – ready before you perform this task. Feel free to use inkjet cartridges replacement or if you feel that the original branded ink is too expensive or not cost efficient for you. Make sure that you follow the instructions included on the replacement or refill ink to make sure that your printer will recognize them without interference.