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Replacing Print Cartridges for HP Color LaserJet CP1215, CP1217, CP1514n, CP1515n, and CP1518ni Printers

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This document is for the HP Color LaserJet CP1215, CP1217, CP1514n, CP1515n, and CP1518ni Printers.
This document contains steps to make sure that the new print cartridge is compatible with your HP product, and to replace an old print cartridge with the new one.

Cartridges types

Consult the following table to identify the correct cartridges for your area.
RegionBlack cartridgeCyan cartridgeMagenta cartridgeYellow cartridge
The Americas

Europe

Middle East and Africa
HP 125A BlackHP 125A CyanHP 125A MagentaHP 125A Yellow
Asia PacificHP CB540A BlackHP CB541A CyanHP CB543A MagentaHP CB542A Yellow
To purchase cartridges or check cartridge compatibility for your printer, go to HP Home & Home Office Store (US only), and then click Ink Toner & Paper.
If you are located outside of the US, follow these steps to purchase cartridges using HP SureSupply.
  1. Scroll to the bottom of the page and make sure that the country/region location is correct.
Genuine HP cartridges can also be purchased from other retailers.

Replacing print cartridges

Follow these steps to replace a print cartridge.

Step one: Check print cartridge compatibility

Before unpacking a new print cartridge, check the following table to make sure that the new print cartridge is compatible with your HP product.
Compare the number from the table with the part number on the print cartridge package.
Black cartridgeCyan cartridgeYellow cartridgeMagenta cartridge
HP CB540A HP CB541A HP CB542AHP CB543A

Step two: Replace the print cartridge

You can watch a video or follow the steps to replace the print cartridge.

Video of replacing the print cartridge

The product shown in the following video might look slightly different from your product, but the steps are the same.
If you have trouble viewing the video or to view the video in a different size, click here to play the video on YouTube .
  1. Open the front access door.
    Figure 1: Open the front access door
    Illustration: Open the front access door.
  2. Press the blue handle on the print cartridge drawer to release it, and then pull the drawer out.
    Figure 2: Pull out the print cartridge drawer
    Illustration: Pull out the print cartridge drawer.
  3. Grasp the center of the old print cartridge, and then pull it straight up to remove it.
    Figure 3: Remove the old print cartridge
    Illustration: Remove the old print cartridge.
  4. To open the box that contains the new print cartridge, pull down on the red tab on the side of the box.
  5. Remove the package from the box, and then remove the new print cartridge from its packaging.
    Figure 4: Remove new print cartridge from its packaging
    Illustration: Remove the new print cartridge from its packaging.
  6. Remove the orange, plastic shield from the bottom of the new print cartridge. Do not remove the protective tape from the print cartridge.
    Figure 5: Remove the plastic shield
    Illustration: Remove the plastic shield.
    CAUTION:Do not touch the green roller (imaging drum) on the bottom of the print cartridge. Fingerprints on the imaging drum can cause print-quality problems.
    Figure 6: Do not touch the imaging drum
    Illustration: Do not touch the imaging drum.
  7. Hold the print cartridge so that the imaging drum faces the bottom of the print cartridge drawer, and then insert the print cartridge into the correct slot.
    Figure 7: Insert the new print cartridge into the correct slot
    Illustration: Insert the new cartridge into the correct slot.
    TIP:
    Look for color-coded icons on the print cartridge slots to insert the print cartridge in the correct slot.
  8. Pull the tab on the left side of the print cartridge straight up to completely remove the protective tape. Discard the protective tape.
    Figure 8: Pull the tab on the print cartridge
    Illustration: Remove the protective tape.
  9. Repeat these steps for each print cartridge that you need to replace, making sure that you insert the print cartridge in its correct slot.
  10. Close the print cartridge drawer.
    Figure 9: Close the print cartridge drawer
    Illustration: Close the print cartridge door.
  11. Close the front access door.
    Figure 10: Close the front access door
    Illustration: Close the front access door.
    The product control panel displays the message 'Initializing' while the product prepares the new print cartridges.
    NOTE:You can recycle the old print cartridge by placing it in the box in which HP shipped the replacement, and then following the recycling instructions in the box.
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