HP 63 / 63xl common problems and installation Guide

HP 63 series is a very popular printer cartridge model. It can provide you with professional photo printing and excellent text printing. Not only print good at home but also in the office.

In this guide, we will give you a comprehensive introduction to the basics of HP 63, the best way to save the cost of HP ink, and even show you some simple troubleshooting tips. Let’s jump in!

  • Basic specs of HP 63 Ink Cartridge
  • FAQs of HP 63/63XL Ink Cartridge
  • How to save on HP 63 Ink Cartridge
  • Step to install v4ink InkSacs HP 63XL Ink Cartridge
  • How to replace the replacement ink cartridge?
  • Common errors and troubleshooting steps

Basic specs of the HP 63 Ink Cartridge

HP 63 Ink Cartridge comes in two type which is both black and tri-color. And it also has a high yield version HP 63XL, which carry more ink and can print more pages than the standard cartridge.

HP 63 Standard Color Ink Cartridge (F6U61AN#140)

Color: Tri-color Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow

Page yield: 190 pages

HP 63 Standard Black Ink Cartridge (F6U62AN#140)

Color: Black

Page yield: 165 pages

HP 63XL High Yield Color Ink Cartridge (F6U63AN#140)

Color: Tri-color Cyan, Magenta, and Yellow

Page yield: 330 pages

HP 63XL High Yield Black Ink Cartridge (F6U64AN#140)

Color: Black

Page yield: 480 pages


FAQs of HP 63/63XL Ink Cartridge

01. Is HP 63 and 63XL the same?

“XL” stands for high yield, which means more ink in the cartridge and therefore has longer life.

HP 63 standard black ink cartridge is cheaper than XL ink cartridge, but its service life is not long. If you have enough money, it is recommended to buy HP 63XL. The service life of HP 63XL is at least twice longer than HP 63. Both HP 63 and 63XL ink cartridges can be used with all the same printers. HP 63 black ink cartridge can print 190 pages until it runs out, but HP 63XL black ink cartridge can print up to 480 pages. The cartridges are the same size, but XL has more ink.

02. What printer takes HP 63 ink?

HP 63 ink cartridges work with:

HP Deskjet 1112, 2130, 2132, 3630, 3631, 3632, 3633, 3634, 3636, 3637, 3639.

HP ENVY 4511, 4512, 4513, 4520, 4522, 4523, 4524. HP Officejet 3830, 3831, 3833, 4650, 4652, 4654, 4655, 5220, 5222, 5230, 5232, 5252, 5255, 5258, 5264.

03. Can I use HP 60 instead 63?

HP 60, HP 61, HP 62, HP 63, HP 64, HP 65 and HP 67 are some of the most popular black and tri-color ink cartridge families. Since all of these different ink cartridge look almost the same, many people suspect that they are interchangeable. But the answer is no, even if they look similar and can be installed into your printer, they will not print if they are installed into the wrong printer.

The HP 60 cartridge does not work in the printers that use the HP 63 cartridge. Because each ink cartridge has a set of special metal contacts, the contacts on different types of ink cartridges are different. These contacts are uniquely coded and can only be used with a specific series of printers.


How to Save on HP 63 Cartridges?

As we all know, inkjet printer cartridge is relatively expensive, so how can we save more money on ink cartridge? 

Using Remanufactured Ink Cartridge and v4ink InkSacs Combo Pack are much cheaper and printing effect are almost as well as the expensive branded ink cartridges.

Remanufactured HP 63XL Ink Cartridge

Remanufactured HP 63xl ink cartridge is an empty original HP 63xl ink cartridge which recycled by a third-party manufacturer. After the thorough cleaning, refilling and professional testing to make it be use again.

Because they use empty original ink cartridges, there is no need to worry about incompatibility problem with your printer, the installation method is the same as the original product. Since its not new products, therefore, their price are relatively cheaper.

V4ink InkSacs HP 63XL Combo Pack

V4ink inksacs HP 63XL Combo pack is an innovative product developed on the basis of remanufactured ink cartridge. It is more environmentally friendly than remanufactured ink cartridge. It contains one ready-to-go ink cartridge (1 OEM print head + 1 replacement ink cartridge) and two replacement ink cartridges. The print head can be reused up to three times. Therefore, the service life of a combo pack is generally three times that of a single ink cartridge, and their page yield is also three times that of the original product. But the price is far lower than the original product. You can save up to 60% by using v4ink InkSacs combo pack.

Cost per page is the best way to measure printer cost efficiency. You can calculate the cost per page of the ink cartridge by dividing the price of the toner cartridge by the expected number of pages printed:

63XL Tri-colorOEMRemanufacturedInkSacs
Price$41.99$25.99$45.99
Page Yield330 pages300 pages990 pages
Cost per Page12.7 cents8.7 cents4.6 cents
63XL BlackOEMRemanufacturedInkSacs
Price$39.99$25.99$44.59
Page Yield480 pages480 pages1440 pages
Cost per Page8.3 cents5.4 cents3.1 cents

Remanufactured Black HP 63XL Ink Cartridge has a lower cost per page of 8.7 cents, while OEM HP 63XL Ink Cartridge has a higher CCP of 12.7 cents.

And you we see the v4ink InkSacs HP 63XL Combo Pack is 60% cheaper than the original. You can get big discounts on v4ink InkSacs combo pack as well. 


Step to install v4ink InkSacs HP 63XL Ink Cartridge


How to replace the replacement ink cartridge?

Remove the empty Ink Cartridge from the printer

Press the “PUSH” to take the empty replacement ink from the reusable print head

Remove the black protective cover from the new replacement ink

Install the new replacement ink into the reusable print head

Install the v4ink Inksacs into the slot


Common errors and troubleshooting steps

1. Compatibility Error Messages

If you have just installed a new HP ink cartridge and “compatibility error” is displayed on the printer, please thoroughly check the contacts on the ink cartridge. Usually, during the manufacturing process, fingerprint oil, tape residue and dry ink will eventually fall on the ink cartridge contacts and cause the problems.

2. Empty Cartridge Message

When you install a new HP 63XL Ink Cartridge into your printer, the message “empty ink cartridge” may appear on the printer screen. This happens because the remanufacturing company does not reset the metal contact chip on the cartridge during the refurbishment process, or the chip did not install in the right places.

To erase this message, first, you can check if the chip of the replacement ink was installed in the correct direction.

Second, you can use the eraser to clean the contacts slightly.

Reset the printer, and then press OK.

Doing so will allow your printer to use the printer cartridge as usual.

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Differences between tri-color ink cartridge and Individual color ink cartridges

There is no doubt that the printer has become an essential part in our lives since ink has been obviously a vital part of the printing process. Without it, your printer will be useless. You may also have noticed that printers require individual color ink cartridge or tri-color ink cartridges. Let’s take a closer look at the differences between the two ink cartridges and which one suits your needs best.

What is the difference?

1. The position of the print head

The print heads of the cartridges are built tightly into the ink box, so it should be replaced every time the cartridge is replaced.

Individual ink cartridge does not have a built-in print head. Instead, the print head is built into the printer.

2. Different colors of ink stored in the same cartridge or in separate cartridges

Tri-color ink cartridge includes three chambers inside that are filled with cyan, magenta and yellow ink.

Individual color ink cartridge means cyan, magenta and yellow ink cartridge has its own separate ink cartridge.

3. Can it be replaced separately

For tri-color ink cartridge, if there is not enough ink for a particular color, the entire cartridge must be replaced.

For Individual color ink cartridges, each color can be changed as needed.

Which cartridge is better for printing

Most tri-color cartridges can’t provide the same depth of color for photo printing as individual color cartridges. If you want professional-looking photos, individual color cartridge will be your best choice.

HP 902XL ink cartridge is anexample for individual ink cartridge

It may not a good idea to use the tri-color ink cartridge to print a lot of color labels in your business. Because the ink cartridge need to be replace frequently as there is less color ink inside the cartridge. But if you usually print black and white,then the tri-color ink cartridge will be your best choice.

 HP 63XL Combo pack include a Black ink cartridge and a Tri-color ink cartridge

Which one is more cost-effective?

You may think that the tri-color cartridge is more cost-effective because you only need to replace one cartridge. For tri-color ink cartridge, once one color is used up, you need to replace all of them. This means you may have to throw away a cartridge when two colors is still available.

A individual color ink cartridge is replaced only the single color has been used up, without need to replace the other colors ink cartridge at the same time. In the long run, it is more cost-effective.

No matter what kind of ink cartridge you need, you can find the most affordable and suitable product from v4ink.com.

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