Bottom Filling HP
500 & 600 Printers
C6614A - 51626A - 51629A Black Cartridges
tempting as it may seem, do not put a needle in the hole that is located on
top of the cartridge.
||A freshly emptied cartridge
works best. If the cartridge has been out of the printer awhile, you may need to unclog
the dried ink from the nozzles before the cartridge will accept the full amount of ink.
unclogging your cartridge. Snap the
cartridge into the Snap & Fill. The bottom of the cartridge goes on the end with the
white syringe connector. Keep the cartridge centered. You do not have to do anything to
prepare the cartridge for filling, it is ready to go, as is. Spread out some newspaper to
work on, just in case you spill some ink.
||Attach the blunt needle onto the syringe and fill the
syringe with ink. It takes about 25 cc to fill the cartridge. Be sure there is no air in
Remove the blunt needle from the syringe and attach the syringe to the white connector on
the Snap & Fill. The end of the Snap & Fill will twist lock onto the syringe.
||Keep the syringe pointed down and the Snap & Fill
pointed up (your cartridge is up-side-down). Inject the ink slowly into the cartridge. You
should feel some resistance when injecting the ink. Air will exit through the print head.
You may get a little spray from the air exiting the cartridge. Make sure the bottom of the
cartridge is pointing up. Pull back on the syringe plunger to remove any additional air,
now push the syringe plunger to inject more ink.
Note: If you have trouble
getting the ink to go into the cartridge, some or all of the print head nozzles may be
clogged which blocks air from escaping. Try these tips for
unclogging your cartridge.
This step is very important. In order to keep the ink from leaking out the bottom of
the cartridge, a little vacuum is needed inside the cartridge in order to inflate the
internal bladder bags. To do this simply pull back on the syringe about 5 to 10 cc worth.
When you do this, the print head should still be pointing upward. This should also empty
the ink and air from the tubing.
||Remove the cartridge from the Snap & Fill and
place it on a paper towel for awhile to make sure it is not leaking. Do not let the print
head touch the paper towel or it will wick the ink out of the cartridge. Make sure the
cartridge is not leaking, head down. If it is you must go back to step 4 and apply more
vacuum using the syringe.
If ALL leaking has stopped, clean the print head by
blotting it with paper towel. Install the cartridge in the printer and print this page
Clean the Syringe and Snap & Fill with warm water before
you put them away.