MAINTAINING THE CARTRIDGE
Toner cartridge storage
To get the most from the toner cartridge, keep the following guidelines in
Do not remove the toner cartridge from its package until ready for use.
Do not refill the toner cartridge. The printer warranty does not cover
damage caused by using a refilled cartridge.
Store toner cartridges in the same environment as your printer.
To prevent damage to the toner cartridge, do not expose it to light for
more than a few minutes.
Expected cartridge life
The life of the toner cartridge yield depends on the amount of toner that print
jobs require. The actual number may also be different depending on the
print density of the pages you print on, and the number of pages may be
affected by operating environment, printing interval, media type, and media
size. If you print a lot of graphics, you may need to change the cartridge
When a toner is low, faded or light areas may appear. It is possible that
colored images may be printed with incorrect colors due to flawed mixing of
toner colors when one of the colored toner cartridges is low on toner. You
can temporarily improve print quality by redistributing the toner.
The toner-related message saying that the toner is low may appear on
The SmartPanel program window appears on the computer telling you
which color cartridge is low on toner.
1. Press the release button, completely open the front cover.
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2. Grasp the handles on the toner cartridge and pull to remove the
cartridge from the printer.
3. Holding both handles on the toner cartridge, thoroughly rock it from side
to side to evenly distribute the toner.
If toner gets on your clothing, wipe it off with a dry
cloth and wash it in cold water. Hot water sets toner into
4. Slide the toner cartridge back into the printer.
5. Close the front cover. Ensure that the cover is securely latched.
If the front cover is not completely closed, the printer will not