How to Replace a Toner Cartridge in a Laser Printer

by Contributor

When your printer's quality is not looking as good as it used to, changing the toner cartridge may make a world of difference. Replacing a toner cartridge in a laser printer is essential for good-quality prints and is part of regular maintenance. Follow these steps to replace a toner cartridge in a laser printer:

Navigate through the menu of your laser printer using the keypad.

Choose "Replace Toner."

Select the cartridge that you want to replace (the printer will give you options of which cartridge you would like to replace). The selected cartridge will rotate to the inside front of the printer.

Open the printer door and lift up the handhold. Gently dislodge the cartridge for removal.

Take a new toner cartridge out of the box and shake it gently. Remove the protective tape.

Insert the new cartridge into the laser printer and align the cartridge with the arrows. Push down gently to make sure it is locked into place.

Close the front panel of the printer, and it is ready for use. Print a test page.


  • check Be careful when handling the toner cartridge. If toner gets on your hands or clothes, be sure to wash them immediately with cold water.
  • check Replace the toner cartridge gently. If you're doing it right, it won't need to be forced.


  • close Wait to unwrap the toner cartridge until just before you put it in the printer. If toner cartridges are left uninstalled for a long time outside the packaging, the toner life will be shortened.

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