How to Refill a Brother Lc51bk Ink Cartridge

By John Stevens

  • Overview

    Buying new printer cartridges can be expensive, especially if the printer is used frequently. Thankfully, there is a way to refill your own printer cartridges with readily available ink refill kits. Refilling your own cartridges will save money and help safeguard the environment. Follow these steps to refill your Brother Lc51bk ink printer cartridge.
    • Step 1

      Locate the sticker label where the top and bottom halves of the cartridge meet.
  • Step 2

    Carefully cut this label along the cartridge seam.
  • Step 3

    Lift the top portion of the cartridge off the bottom portion.
  • Step 4

    Install the syringe needle (found in the refill kit) onto the end of the syringe by turning the needle clockwise.
  • Step 5

    Insert the needle of the syringe into the ink bottle.


  • Step 6

    Fill the syringe by withdrawing the syringe plunger.
  • Step 7

    Locate the filling hole at the top left corner of the cartridge.
  • Step 8

    Insert the needle of the syringe into this filling hole.
  • Step 9

    Carefully fill the cartridge with ink by slowly depressing the syringe plunger.
  • Step 10

    Cover the fill hole on the cartridge with the supplied tape.
  • Step 11

    Also use the supplied tape the reconnect and fasten the two halves of the ink cartridge.
    • Skill: Moderately Easy
    • Ingredients:
    • Ink Refill Kit #07B6-B

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