Many printer cartridges come with a clip that needs to be removed before installation. Cartridge manufacturers include this clip to protect the cartridge while it is in transit. If your cartridge is not fitting properly in the printer, it may be because this clip is still on the cartridge. Depending on the cartridge, the clip may be black, orange, yellow or teal. You can recycle this clip after installation. If you plan on removing the printer cartridge from your printer for a period of time, we recommend holding on to the clip and putting it back on the cartridge for safe storing while it's outside the printer.
Most printer cartridges with an integrated printhead will include a clip around the cartridge.
Examples include the HP 62, HP 63, HP 64, Canon PG-245 / CLI-241 and Canon PG-260 / CLI-261.
Some individual ink cartridges might include a clip too, like the HP 902 series and the HP 910 series.
To remove the clip, hold one hand on the cartridge and gently pull the the clip off with your other hand. You may want to do this over a trash can, as some ink might escape from the cartridge during this process.
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