How to Change a Dell 926 Printer Cartridge

by Shawn McClain; Updated September 26, 2017

The Dell 926 color inkjet printer allows you to print, scan and copy documents, all from the same device. The 926 uses cartridges filled with ink, and when these cartridges run out, you'll need to replace them to get the printer working again. The Dell 926 printer uses both a black ink cartridge and a color ink cartridge, but the replacement procedure for the two types is identical.

Step 1

Press the power button, located near the bottom of the control panel, to turn on the Dell 926 printer.

Step 2

Lift up[ the top half of the printer. A small bar on the right side will swing down. Position the end of that bar between the two tabs on the lower half of the printer, to keep the top half in the up position. Once the top half is in the up position, the cartridge carrier will automatically move to the opening in the center of the printer.

Step 3

Push down on one of the two levers, located on the end of the cartridge carrier, to raise the respective cartridge lid. The black ink cartridge, or the photo ink cartridge if your printer is currently set up to print pictures, is located on the left side, while the color ink cartridge is located on the right.

Step 4

Lift up on the end of the ink cartridge until the cartridge is at about a 45 degree angle to the printer base. Then pull the cartridge out of the cartridge carrier.

Step 5

Remove the tape from the end of your replacement cartridge. Insert the cartridge into the carrier at a 45 degree angle, and then lower the end of the cartridge into place.

Step 6

Close the cartridge carrier lids, ensuring that they snap into place. Lift up on the top half of the printer to release the support bar. Push the bar back against the top half of the printer as you lower that half back into place.

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Shawn McClain has spent over 15 years as a journalist covering technology, business, culture and the arts. He has published numerous articles in both national and local publications, and online at various websites. He is currently pursuing his master's degree in journalism at Clarion University.