It depends on what kind of printer you're talking about and even then, there might be some differences between different makes and models.
The easiest way is to take a look in the manual, it is described there. If you don't have a manual, you should be able to download one from the manufacturer's website.
For inktjet cartridges, most of the time you have to tilt the old one towards yourself (after opening up the cover when the printer's on - the cartridges are transported to the middle) and then pull it out. The reverse should be done for the new cartridge.
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No, you must change only the toner cartridge that has finished. It would be quite a waste to replace a toner cartridge that's not empty. Here are the codes for each cartridge, to know which one you need:
-CB540A Black Toner -CB541A Cyan Toner -CB542A Yellow Toner -CB543A Magenta Toner
Changing a printer cartridge is not complex but improper handling of the parts may damage the printer and the cartridge. If the user notices that while printing the ink comes out dry or faded, it may be time to change the ink or the toner. The user will know if it is time to change the toner because instead of a sharp image, one will get a faded image. It is time to change the ink cartridge when the printing comes out spotty or colors are used to replace others —for instance, blue for black or yellow for red. Remember, faded images signal the need to change the toner; spotty printing signals the need to change the ink cartridge get more help for change cartridge . Hope this helps you.
How to Change a Toner Cartridge
You may need to change a toner cartridge when:
Your printer tells you toner is out (low toner usually means you can print a few hundred more pages without a problem)
The pages coming out of the printer look faded or washed out
The pages have a repeating defect of some kind
Users are able to and expected to be able to change toner in black and white printers. (Color printers are more difficult so if you are unsure of how to change color toner call the helpdesk and we will assist you.)
First thing you will need to know is what model of printer you have.
This will be written on the printer somewhere, there are 2 names that you will likely find on the printer, one is our name for the printer (i.e. ucrit01) the other is the model name (i.e. HP LaserJet 5m). You will need the model name.
Take the model name to the central stores.
They will be able to tell you which replacement toner cartridge to use. (If there is a problem identifying which replacement to use call the helpdesk.)
Give them your cost center number and they will let you have the replacement toner cartridge that you need.
Take the new cartridge back to the printer and remove the new toner cartridge from the box.
Power the printer off.
Open the top cover on the printer.
Remove the old toner by pulling up and away from the printer. (It should come out with only a small amount of force)
Remove the new toner from its bag, remove the rip strip from the cartridge. This is a small tab on the side of the cartridge that is attached to a plastic film strip. If you do not remove this strip the printer will only print blank sheets. Take care to avoid getting the toner on you when you rip off the strip. Spilled toner is best cleaned up with a dry cloth. If you spill any toner on yourself you can wash it off with COLD water (no hot water as it can cause the toner to set).
Place the new cartridge into the printer the same way the old unit came out (there may be arrows or other cues to help you align the cartridge correctly.)
It should slide in with minimal force. If it does not slide in easily, make sure you have the cartridge aligned correctly and that you are using the correct cartridge (i.e. 4000 series cartridge is not compatible with the 4100 series printer, you must use 4100 series cartridge).
Once you have the cartridge seated all they way in place, close the top cover.
Power the printer back on.
Print a few test pages
If the printouts look good: You are just about done, package the old toner cartridge in the box the new toner came in and give it to the mailroom. We get a credit for the old cartridges. Now you are finished.
If there is a problem with the test pages: Our cartridges are refurbished and sometimes the cartridges can be defective. If you see streaks, repeated defects, faded out pages or other defects that did not exist before you changed, toner it may be because of a problem with the toner cartridge.
Try getting another new cartridge, installing that cartridge, and printing some test pages. If the printouts are clean, then the first cartridge is a defect, return it to the mailroom for credit.
If both new toner cartridges seem to have problems call the computer helpdesk. There is likely something wrong with the printer.
Please Note: Toner cartridges are light sensitive if you are going to leave them out of the box or printer for more than a few minutes please cover them to prevent damage
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You cannot use Lexmark toner cartridges in IBM models and vice-versa because the toner carts have a smartchip that identifies the toner to the printer. IBM printers expect to see IBM toners and Lexmark machines expect to see Lexmark toners. If you put the wrong cartridge in you will get '32' Unsupported print cartridge error.
Some refillers may swap the smartchip when they refill cartridges and this would be the only reason why you may have seen it done before.. IS your current toner a refilled one? It's technically possible to make an IBM printer into a Lexmark printer to accept Lexmark toners by replacing the System Board... but why would you bother doing that...just use the right toner.
I just got done replacing my toner. You'll need to change toner and most likely all of them. There is no other solution. I refill mine by buying the bottle toners. It can be messy and you'll need to take some parts off the cartridge to get to the opening plug and reset the lever so that the printer knows the cartridge is full. It is cheaper than buying a toner. The cartridge has a life of about three refills. Anyway hope this answers your problem.