How to Replace the Toner Cartridge:
Replace the toner cartridge with a new one using the following
procedure. When replacing the toner cartridge, clean the fixing unit
using the Printer Status Window. For details on cleaning the fixing
unit, see "How to clean the fixing unit" in Related Information at the
end of this page.
Do not touch the high-voltage contacts (A) inside the top cover, as this may result in damage to the printer.
1. Open the top cover.
Holding the top cover by the cutout edge, open the cover until it stops.
2. Raise the toner cartridge in the direction of the arrow (1), then remove it (2).
3. Take a new toner cartridge out of the protective bag.
As there is a notch cut near the arrow, you can tear
open the bag by hand. However, if you are unable to tear open the bag by
hand, use scissors to open the protective bag so as not to damage the
a. Keep the protective bag for the toner cartridge. It
will be required after taking out the toner cartridge for printer
b. Print quality may deteriorate if you touch or
damage the drum inside the drum cartridge. Be sure not to touch or open
the drum protective shutter (A). Be careful not to hold or touch
sensitive areas that are not specified in this procedure. This may
result in damage to the cartridge.
c. Do not expose the toner cartridge to direct sunlight or strong light.
4. Hold the toner cartridge as shown in the figure, shake it gently 5
or 6 times to evenly distribute the toner inside the cartridge.
a. If the toner is not distributed evenly, this may
result in deterioration in print quality. Be sure to perform this step
b. Be sure to shake the toner cartridge gently. If you do not shake the cartridge gently, toner may spill out.
c. Be careful not to hold or touch sensitive areas
such as the electrical contacts (A) or sensor, as this may result in
damage to the toner cartridge or printer.
5. Place the toner cartridge on a flat surface, then pull out the
sealing tape (approx. 50 cm long) gently while supporting the toner
Pull out the sealing tape straight in the direction of the arrow.
a. Do not pull the sealing tape diagonally, upwards,
or downwards. If the tape is severed, it may become difficult to pull
b. Pull out the sealing tape completely from the toner
cartridge. If any tape remains in the toner cartridge, this may result
in poor print quality.
c. When pulling out the sealing tape, be careful not to hold the drum protective shutter (A) with your hands.
d. After removing the protective bag, install the toner cartridge in the printer as soon as possible.
e. Dispose of the sealing tape according to local regulations.
6. Align the projections on both sides of the toner cartridge with
the toner cartridge guide inside the printer, push the toner cartridge
completely into the printer (1), and then pull it down toward you (2).
7. Close the top cover.