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Tab on left side of toner keeps moving

I put in a new drum (just took the toner from old drum to new drum) and thanks to suggestions here, will actually print now.

However, it only prints one sheet and then that tab on the left side of the toner is back to the 3 o'clock position (the tab in the semi-circle).

So I push it back to 10 o'clock position and I can get one more page printed (toner light goes off at this point) and then we're back to the beginning - toner light on, tab back at 3 o'clock.

How can I get the tab to just stay at the 10 o'clock position? Thank you!

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It's not that tab, it's the tab inside your printer that it hits. You need to pull it slightly out so that it swings freely, there is a spring attached and it should go one direction and spring back. If it's sticking you need to wiggle it free.

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