How to Replace an Ink Cartridge in a Canon Inkjet Printer

It's important to become familiar with changing the ink cartridges in your printer. It may take a little practice, but you'll quickly get the hang of it. Follow the steps below to replace the ink cartridge in a Canon inkjet printer.

Things You'll Need

  • New ink cartridge
  • Canon inkjet printer


    • 1

      Select the ink cartridge specific to your printer. Canon inks are versatile, so your selection may be as simple as choosing between black, color or a multi-pack with black and color cartridges.

    • 2

      Turn on your Canon printer. The switch is generally located on the top right hand side of the printer. Open the printer's lid.

    • 3

      Wait a moment. The cartridge carrier will automatically disengage.

    • 4

      Put your hand behind the existing ink cartridge and pull the cartridge towards you until it pops out. Dispose of or recycle the used cartridge.

    • 5

      Carefully pull the tape off the new cartridge.

    • 6

      Position the new cartridge into the cartridge carrier. Make sure it is facing the correct position.

    • 7

      Press the cartridge carrier gently until it clicks into place. Some cartridges have indicators to demonstrate that they are properly positioned.

    • 8

      Close the printer's lid. Print a test page to ensure everything is working properly.

Tips & Warnings

  • Always use Canon ink cartridges to ensure quality.
  • Keep backup ink cartridges on hand to avoid a last-minute trip to the store.
  • Be careful not to bump the paper adjustment lever when installing the new cartridge.
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