HP 61 and 61XL Color Cartridge
Note: Stick a needle down into each chamber and wipe
with paper to check out the correct filling chambers. Some #61 cartridges
have the Yellow and Magenta chambers switched.
1. Put the cartridge on some paper towels in an area where you can
tolerate a spill.
2. Peel off the top label.
3. Fill the syringe with
7 ml. of color ink.
4. Very S-L-O-W-L-Y inject ink into each chamber until the
sponge is full. A little ink might come out of the top when full, so cover up the other two
holes while filling one.
Note: there seems to be two versions of the same
cartridge where the magenta and yellow chambers are reversed. So check the
chambers by sticking a toothpick in them before refilling.
5. When finished leave
the top label off and the filling holes exposed (when printing it has to
pull in air).
6. Replace the cartridge and run 1 - 3 cleaning cycles as
per printer instructions.
Or print the following pages:
For best results, leave cartridge in printer for 8 hours after refilling so the ink can saturate the entire sponge.
The cartridge will print just like a new one. Even though
the cartridge prints good, the ink level gauge will not read full after a refill.
A Refill Kit should include Ink plus
Three 10cc Syringes
Printer ink and Refill kits for your Printer