HP Deskjet 2540 not printing Issue

Replace the ink cartridges in your printer to eliminate the HP Deskjet 2540 not printing issue.

Immediate resolutions include:

  • First, make sure that your cartridge is fully empty before replacing it.
  • Second, you may find that both cartridges will not dry out at the same time.
  • So before planning for a replacement, check the ink levels in both your cartridges by doing test prints.
  • For a replacement, you can either buy an original cartridge from HP (123.hp.com/setup) or from the market or probably get it refilled with some genuine third-party vendors.

Steps to remove the cartridge from the printer

To resolve the HP Deskjet 2540 not printing issue, remove the old cartridge from your printer first.

  • Switch on your printer and make sure it has a paper in the paper tray
  • There is a cartridge access door on the front side which should then be opened
  • Wait until the cartridge comes to the center after moving from the side
  • Once the movement has stopped, press down and remove the cartridge that is empty

You can reuse the same cartridge by refilling it (which is cost-effective) or buy a newer one (in most cases a little expensive).

Steps to install a cartridge into the printer

If it is a new cartridge, then make sure you remove all protective packaging (a plastic tape with an orange tab) before installing it into your DeskJet 2540. Now that the cartridge is clean of all packaging, let’s have a look into the steps to put it into the printer.

  • Assuming that you have the cartridge access door still open, begin to insert the cartridge
  • With the copper side facing back, insert the cartridge into its specified slot with a gentle push
  • The left slot is for the tri-color cartridge and the right one corresponds to the black cartridge
  • You will hear a small snapping sound once the cartridge is in its right place
  • Replace both the cartridges if necessary


  • Make sure you do not touch the copper side of the cartridge at any point of time
  • Touching the copper contacts will lead to issues such as ink failure, ink clogs or some bad electrical connections
  • So handle it with care and handle it only by touching the sides

Thus by following the above-mentioned steps you can eliminate the HP Deskjet 2540 not printing issue. For further queries on the subject, contact our support team on our toll-free number +1-855-628-2520 for assistance. For more information visit us at 123-hp-com-support.com

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