How to Open an HP Ink Cartridge


Modern ink cartridges are made for one use and disposal. Some can be refilled using refill kits. This only requires peeling back a sticker to expose the refill holes.Opening the entire HP ink cartridge is more difficult and requires tools.

  • Prepare a clean workspace Remove the printer cartridge from the printer.

  • Peel back the sticker on top of the cartridge to reveal one to three holes. Use these holes to refill the cartridge with ink if desired.

  • To further disassemble the cartridge, you will need a a sharp, sturdy tool. Pry off the top of the cartridge by inserting a knife or other tool into the crevice and prying upward.

  • Once the cap is pried off, you can remove the sponge that holds the ink if desired. Wear gloves to avoid making a mess of your hands.

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