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How do you change the cartridge? i am having difficulty removing it.

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1. Open the front cover (You'll see two tabs or bends in th eplastic on the sides of the front panel)

2. Pull the handle facing you and you will pull out the toner cartridge and the drum unit.

3. On the drum unit there will be a green or blue tab on the left side that when you press it down will release the toner cartridge.

4. Pull the toner cartridge up and out and insert the new one into the drum unit untill the tab clicks up.

5. Slide the drum unit with the toner back into the printer and close the front cover. The printer should recognize the toner as a new one and you'll be all set!

Hope this helps! Good Luck!

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you open the front door and pull out the toner cartridge/drum. when you open the door there is a little handle on the left that unrestricts the cartridge from coming out. once its out, you push a button, (there may be 2) on the right side and possibly left, you push them down to separate the toner from the drum


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