HP Officejet Pro 8500 - Replace the ink cartridges

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Replace the ink cartridges

You can check the estimated ink levels from the Toolbox (Windows), the HP Solution
Center, the HP Printer Utility (Mac OS X), or the embedded Web server. For
information about using these tools, see

Use device management tools

. You can also

print the self-test diagnostic page to view this information (see

Understand the self-test



NOTE: To find out which ink cartridges work with your device, see



Ink level warnings and indicators provide estimates for planning purposes only.
When you receive a low-ink warning message, consider having a replacement
cartridge available to avoid possible printing delays. You do not need to replace
cartridges until prompted to do so.
After removing a cartridge from its package, install it right away. Do not remove a
cartridge from the device for long periods of time.
For information on recycling used ink supplies, see

HP inkjet supplies recycling



Maintain and troubleshoot


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To replace the ink cartridges
Gently pull open the ink cartridge cover.

2. Remove the ink cartridge that requires replacement by grasping it and pulling it

firmly toward you.

3. Remove the new ink cartridge from its package.
4. Align the cartridge with its color-coded slot and insert the cartridge into the slot.

Press down firmly on the cartridge to ensure proper contact.

5. Close the ink cartridge cover.