Handling toner cartridges
Follow these simple guidelines when you handle a toner cartridge:
Place the cartridge in its protective bag. Do not open the
protective bag until you are ready to install the cartridge in the
Do not leave or place the cartridge where it is exposed to direct
Never flip open the drum protective shutter and expose the
photosensitive drum to light. Exposure to light can cause the
drum to deteriorate and adversely affect print quality. (B)
Never stand the toner cartridge on end or turn it upside down. (C)
Always hold the toner cartridge as shown. (D)
Never hold the toner cartridge with your thumb, or fingers,
touching on the drum protective shutter to avoid accidentally
opening it. (E)
Keep the toner cartridge away from your computer screen, disk
drives and disks—the magnets in the toner cartridge can erase
valuable data. (F)
Before you transport the printer over any distance, remove the
toner cartridge from the printer. Store in its protective bag to
prevent exposing it to light.
Never attempt to disassemble a toner cartridge.
Handle the toner cartridge carefully to avoid getting loose toner
onto your hands or clothing. If you get loose toner powder on
your hands or clothing, wash it off with cold water.
Condensation may form on a toner cartridge if it is subjected to
extreme changes in temperature and/or humidity and adversely
affect print quality. If you move the cartridge to a location that
is warmer or has higher humidity, let it sit out of the box for about
an hour. This will allow it to slowly adjust to the new
temperature, preventing condensation from forming.
To avoid fire and personal injury, never attempt to
incinerate a used toner cartridge. Toner residue
inside the cartridge is flammable.
Storing and Handling Toner Cartridges