Owning a printer is pretty useful because you get to save time and money by printing documents at home. However, since inks will run out, you will have to learn how to replace cartridges on your own. The good thing about replaceable cartridges is that if one color runs out, you only need to replace that one cartridge.
Some cartridges are compatible with more than one printer, so it is important to know which are compatible with the printer you have at home to avoid buying the wrong one. One example is the HP 952XL ink cartridges that are also compatible with the HP Officejet 8710 printer. For HP ink cartridges, they offer two sizes which are a standard size and an XL size. The XL size has double the amount of the standard size.
Here is a step by step procedure on how to replace ink cartridges on your HP Officejet 8710 printer:
Open the printer by pulling on the latch located on the left side of the printer. After opening the ink compartment of the printer, wait for the cartridges to relocate to the center.
Press the cartridge that needs replacing. Remove the cartridge once it pops out.
Open the replacement cartridge by removing the plastic lining that comes with it. Orient the cartridge in the right side so you can easily slide it. Put in the replacement cartridge and press it into the printer until you hear a click.
Close the compartment door and the screen of your printer will show the text “Genuine Cartridge Installed”.