HP Deskjet 5650 Printer series - maintaining print cartridges

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maintaining print cartridges

The following tips will help maintain HP print cartridges and ensure consistent print quality:

Keep all print cartridges in their sealed packages until they are needed. Print
cartridges should be stored at room temperatures (15-35 degrees C or 59-95
degrees F).

Do not remove the plastic tape covering the ink nozzles until you are ready to install
the print cartridge in the printer. If the plastic tape has been removed from the print
cartridge, do not attempt to reattach it. Reattaching the tape damages the print

storing print cartridges

When print cartridges are removed from the printer, store them in a print cartridge
protector or an airtight plastic container.

A print cartridge protector comes with the photo print cartridge. If you store the print
cartridge in an airtight plastic container, make sure that the ink nozzles face down but are
not in contact with the container.

inserting the print cartridge into the print cartridge protector

Slide the print cartridge at a slight angle into the protector, and snap it securely in place.

removing the print cartridge from the print cartridge protector

Press down and back on the top of the protector to release the cartridge. Slide the
cartridge out of the protector.

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Do not drop the print cartridge. Dropping the print cartridge may

damage it.