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How to refill the HP 61 tricolor ink cartridge

This post will teach you how to refill your HP 61 tricolor ink cartridges in four easy steps.

The HP 61 tricolor ink cartridge yield up to 220 pages, this cartridge is water-based ink cartridge or dye ink. To save money you can learn how to refill this cartridge by following the instructions given below, after refilling this cartridge the number of pages you will be able to print will be reduced to 150 pages.

This ink cartridge belongs to the new generation of Hp ink cartridges, therefore, it will print fewer pages compare to the old generation of ink cartridges. You will need to refill this cartridge by adding 3 ml of ink per color. Do not mix this ink cartridge with the HP 122 ink cartridge even if they are compatible with the same printers.

The HP 61 tricolor ink cartridge is compatible with the following printers models: 

HP deskjet 1050 all-in-one printer j410a; HP deskjet 1055 all-in-one printer j410e, HP deskjet 1000 printer j110a; HP deskjet 1051 all-in-one printer; HP deskjet 2050 all-in-one printer j510a; HP deskjet 3054 all-in-one printer j610a; HP deskjet 3000 printer j310a; HP deskjet 3050 all-in-one printer j610a; HP deskjet 3050a all-in-one printer j611g; HP deskjet 3052a e-all-in-one printer j611g, HP deskjet 3510e all-in-one printer; HP deskjet 2512 all-in-one printer, HP deskjet 2510 all-in-one printer, HP deskjet 2050 all-in-one printer j510e; and HP deskjet 3054Ae all-in-one printer j611j.

Refilling procedure for the HP 61 tricolor ink cartridge:

Step #1:
Put the ink cartridge on a flat surface where you can easily work on it, then carefully remove the sticky label with the cartridge number and the color. Do not discard this label because you will need to stick it back at the end of the refilling process.

Step #2:
Fill three syringe with 3 ml of ink each with the three different color (one color per syringe). We recommend only putting this quantity of ink no more no less, and make sure you had removed the air from the syringe before taking the ink.

syringe for refilling cartridge
syringe for refilling cartridge
Step #3:
Inject the ink as slowly as possible, look the picture below to locate where to inject each color. You must inject the ink as slow as possible to allow it to spread inside the ink cartridge and be absorbed by the sponges inside the cartridge.

place to put the colors
Color disposition

Step #4:
After completing the refilling process with the three different colors, please put the sticky label back to the ink cartridge as it was when you removed it. Now you can put the cartridge back to the printer and print some test sheets. Click on the following link to learn how to print a test sheet How to print a test sheet

Please let the cartridge rest for a few minutes before placing it back in the printer, it will allow the sponges inside the cartridge to soak the ink. You can also shake the cartridge with the injectors facing upwards. 

Follow the instructions below if after refilling the ink cartridge you have some issues.

  1. Remove the cartridge and clean the injectors on it.
  2. Clean the contacts on the printers as well exactly where they come in contact with the cartridge.
  3. If the problem still persists, remove the cartridge from the printer and turn your printer OFF for about 2 hours, after turn it back ON and put the cartridge.
  4. If it still not working, please a comment in the section below and we will be glad to assist you.


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en.Relenado: How to refill the HP 61 tricolor ink cartridge
How to refill the HP 61 tricolor ink cartridge
This post will teach you how to refill your HP 61 tricolor ink cartridges in four easy steps.
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