Picture of the HP DeskJet 3630 series printer ink cartridges, correctly installed in HP 3632 printer.

HP 3630 Change Ink Cartridges Instructions, DeskJet

Gives instruction on how to change ink cartridges in the HP Deskjet 3630 all in one printer.

Before you Start the HP 3630 Change Ink Step by Step Instructions

1. First, Buy New and Genuine HP Ink Cartridges

Get them at many office supply stores such as Staples and OfficeMax, places with larger electronics shops such as Walmart. Or you may buy them right  from the online HP Store.  Plus, HP also offers printer cartridge recycling services, which we strongly advise that you use.  Don’t just throw the old ink cartridges into the trash.





2. Then Turn Off and Unplug the Printer

Secondly, never open the printer or remove old cartridges with power ON.

3. Next, Discharge any Static Electricity on your Body

Lastly, touch any grounded metal to get rid of any static buildup.  Why?  Because if you do not, you risk damaging your new ink cartridges or the printer itself.

Remove Empty ink cartridges

4. HP 3630 Change Ink: Position Yourself in Front of the Printer

5. Then, Retract the blue Output Tray  

As shown in the next picture, the paper output tray arm sticks out from the front of the printer.

Picture of a series 3630, front view, showing paper output tray extended. HP 3630 Change Ink,
HP DeskJet 3630 printer, front view, showing paper output tray extended. HP 3630 change ink.

Then slide it into the printer base by gently pushing it from its right side.

Picture of the printer, front view, showing paper output tray being closed.
HP Desk Jet 3630 printer, front view, showing paper output tray being closed.

6. Next, Open the Printer’s Front Access Door

See this in the next photo. Now it has two little grasping latches on its top left and right corners. Thus, grab these latches, and then gently pull toward you with index fingers.

Picture of the printer, front view, showing the outer access panel door open. HP 3630 Change Ink,
HP DeskJet 3630 printer, front view, showing the outer access panel door open. HP 3630 change ink.




7. HP 3630 Change Ink: Open the Inner Access Door

Next, find this door just inside the front outer access panel. Now behind this door are the printer’s ink cartridges.

So, gently grasp the inner access panel via its handle in its top center, and gently pull toward you.

Picture of the printer, front view, showing inner access door being opened.
HP Desk Jet 3630 printer, front view, showing inner access door being opened.
Picture of the HP printer ink cartridges, correctly installed. HP 3630 Change Ink,
HP DeskJet 3630 series printer ink cartridges, correctly installed in HP 3630 series printer.

8. Next, Remove Old Ink Cartridges

Grasp each cartridge at its top protruding lip and gently pull towards you.  You’ll then feel a sort of click as the locking mechanism releases each cartridge.

Picture of the printer, showing black Ink cartridge removed.
HP DeskJet 3630 printer, showing black Ink cartridge removed.

Install New Printer Cartridges

9. Gently Wipe Cartridge Socket Contacts with a Clean, Lint Free Cloth

Be VERY gentle, because the gold contacts are delicate.  See these in the last picture, in the exposed socket on the right. If you scratch them, poor printing, light printing, missing colors on the page, and such, may result.

10. Unpack the New Ink Cartridges

Use genuine HP Invent ink cartridges, model number 63 for these printers, as shown next.

Picture of the ink cartridges, new, in original bags. HP 3630 Change Ink,
The HP DeskJet 3630 series printer ink cartridges for 3632 printer, new, in original bags.

 

Picture of the cartridges for HP 3632 printer, unbagged.
HP DeskJet 3630 series printer ink cartridges for HP 3632 printer, unbagged. HP 3630 change ink.

11.  Remove Tape from the New Cartridges

But do not peel off this tape until moments before you’re ready to install.  Why?  Because opening the cartridges and then leaving them sit around not installed, risks ink leakage, dust contamination, or possible damage to its internal components.  Thus, avoid removing the tape until you’re just about to install each one.





12. HP 3630 Change Ink: Insert the New Cartridges

Note that the color cartridge (the one with the maroon top) goes in the left socket as shown in the next picture. Then the black one goes in the right cartridge socket.

Picture of the front view of the printer, showing the ink cartridges installed. HP 3630 Change Ink,
HP DeskJet 3630 printer, front view, showing the ink cartridges installed.

13. Close the Printer Inner Access Door

Then, raise and snap into place the inner access panel door.

Picture of the printer, front view, showing the inner access panel door closed.
HP DeskJet 3630 printer, front view, showing the inner access panel door closed.

14. Close the Outer Access Door panel

Picture of the 3630 with outer access panel door closed. HP 3630 Change Ink,
DeakJet HP printer 3630, with outer access panel door closed.

15. HP 3630 Change Ink Cartridges Done!

Recycle Your Old Ink Cartridges, Please!

See the  HP Ink Cartridge Recycling Center  web site for details on how to return your spent HP printer cartridges to them, for environmentally friendly recycling or disposal.

In conclusion, DO NOT dispose ink cartridges in the regular trash, as they’re generally not biodegradable, and could potentially contaminate water and food supplies if not recycled properly.

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References for HP 3630 Change Ink Cartridges

  1. HP Ink Cartridge Online Store
  2. HP Ink Cartridge Recycling Center 

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  • 2017-01-24: Originally published.
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