HP Deskjet 2540 All-in-One Printer series - Use single-cartridge mode

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Use single-cartridge mode

Use the single-cartridge mode to operate the HP Deskjet 2540 series with only one ink cartridge. The

single-cartridge mode is initiated when an ink cartridge is removed from the ink cartridge carriage.

During single-cartridge mode, the printer can copy documents, copy photos, and print jobs from the



When the HP Deskjet 2540 series operates in single-cartridge mode, a message is

displayed on screen. If the message is displayed and two ink cartridges are installed in the printer,

verify that the protective piece of plastic tape has been removed from each ink cartridge. When the

plastic tape covers the ink cartridge contacts, the printer cannot detect that the ink cartridge is


Exit single-cartridge mode

Install both the black and tri-color ink cartridges in the HP Deskjet 2540 series to exit single-

cartridge mode.


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