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Taking out the toner

The ink is running low on our printer, a black toner cartridge has been added into number 4 but there are now 3 toners in the 'tube' how do I take these out?

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Re: Taking out the toner

Run a screw into the ink stick and slowly slide it up and out.

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If one of the cartridges is low should it still print

if you need to replace the printer, i would suggest to buy compatible toner, you will save some money doing this. the technology for compatible toner has improved greatly in recent years, you should have no problem using it. i usually buy my ink toner from this website:
Brother Toners Inks Cartridges or
Amazon com Online Shopping for Electronics Apparel Computers Books DVDs... if they have something with prime. Watch this video
it might help you print with empty cartridge :)

Jun 18, 2014 | Brother HL3040CN Laser Printer

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Hi i cannot print any documents ive typed with words or school information it keeps saying STATUS:TONER LOW ??

Based upon your question, which is a bit vague, you must have a laser printer. What the printer is telling you is it has insufficient toner (some incorrectly mis-state "toner" with "ink". Laser printer = Toner. Inkjet printer = ink) for the print job to occur. If you have a laser printer which prints in only black (black and white), then you can try this:
Black only: Open the toner access panel on your printer, remove the toner cartridge (it will easily pull out), and GENTLY shake the toner cartridge from side-to-side . What you're doing is allowing toner (ink?? It's more of a powder-like substance which consists of ground-up plastic) to shake evenly to the bottom of the cartridge. Then, put it back in. IMPORTANT: This will not work for long. You need to get a new toner cartridge soon!
Color: If you have a laser printer which can print in color (based upon your description, it sounds like this is NOT the case. If you have a color laser printer, it would display to you that a particular color is out of toner), then do the same thing as described above... but for EACH toner cartridge.
It still doesn't work: If this does not work, then you're out of toner (Ink... sigh). You MUST replace your toner cartridge which is out of toner. If there was another way to do it, I would tell you. When you're out, you're out.
Please let me know if you have any further questions by doing a REPLY to this answer. I'll be happy to help!

Oct 01, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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I need black ink for my lexmarkc540n printer

This is the worst printer! i advise everyone not to buy!! changing ink every week!!!!! total garbage!!!!!!

Nov 08, 2009 | Lexmark C540N PROD SPECS TBD Printer

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Toner is not out of ink but it lights up, refusing to print

In most cases cartridges have a special chip that remembers the toner cartridge serial number an amount of pages printed from it. This means, that even though there still might be some toner left in the cartridge, the chip's counter reaches it's predefined limit and informs printer, that the toner has run out. Just like that, suddenly.
It may also be the case, that the chip loses contact with the printer's electrical terminals - try reseating the cartridge in the printer. If that doesn't help, it's time to replace it I'm afraid.
Usually the printer will inform "toner low" for some time before it becomes "toner out" and refuses to print. If you get "toner low", then it's time to purchase a new cartridge to have it ready.

Oct 27, 2009 | Fujitsu Printers & Copiers

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Epson C1100 K toner low, right hand side can't print

Well if the margins are not the issue, then I would change it.

But before that, try taking a cotton swab, and cleaning the "k toner", the bottom part where the ink comes out. This way before investing more money into your printer, this 'k toner' might just needed a bit of cleaning.

Good luck

Sep 10, 2009 | Epson Aculaser C1100 Printer

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What colour is K on low ink

Toner K low refers to the black toner.

May 15, 2009 | Epson Aculaser C1100 Printer

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HP 2840, black ink drum q3964a

Hello, these printers tend to be finicky.

In other words, just replace the black toner. When the printer says its low, or empty, regardless of wether or not it is, just replace it.

Replacing the drum, when it says black toner needs to be replaced will do nothing to rectify the issue.

Buy only HP Toner and Drum cartridges for this printer. Do not try to refill toner cartridges, and do not reset drum. You will only end up destroying your printer in the process.

Feb 26, 2009 | HP LaserJet 2840 All-In-One Printer

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You will need to manually reset the toner cartridge.
If the Toner Low or Toner Empty message does not automatically clear after a new cartridge is installed, do the following to clear the message manually:
  1. Press MENU # 1 9 3 4 in sequence rapidly. The LCD panel should now display TECH.
  2. Press MENU, and then press ENTER. The LCD panel will display Tech Mode.
  3. Press the left arrow (<) button once. The operator panel will display NEW CARTRIDGE.
  4. Press ENTER. The operator panel will display [YES].
  5. Press ENTER. The toner warning message should be gone.
  6. To exit TECH MODE, press MENU # 1 9 3 4 in rapid succession, as if you were dialing a phone number. The operator panel should no longer display TECH.
  7. If problem persists, there may actually be a problem with either the toner cartridge or the SCX-4216F.

Jul 14, 2008 | Samsung SCX-4216F All-In-One Laser Printer

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Black Toner replaced

Replace Toner with gen cartridge.


Or Take cartridge back as faulty after checking that it was opened and installed correctly.


Check display on printer for indications that maybe it needs one of the 3 colour toners indicators are Y,C or M


K is black

Oct 20, 2007 | Epson Aculaser C1100 Printer

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