Remove the cartridge from your printer and place it on the table in front of you. Release the spring by using a small tongs (picture 2). Now remove the floating axle marked in picture 2. Remove the axle on the other side of the cartridge as well (picture 4). Lay the axles aside you need them when reassembling the cartridge.
Now you can carefully remove the upper half of the cartridge (picture 5) and lay it aside. Please be careful not to touch the drum unit.
On the left side of the cartridge is the filler opening with closing plug. Carefully remove the closing plug with a small tongs (picture 6) and lay it aside. Before refilling the toner cartridge, you should pour out the rest of the toner powder or exhaust it with an aspirator for toner powders. Otherwise the physical and chemical characteristics of the old and the new toner powders could lead to a formation of clots.
Take the toner bottle and screw the funnel on. It makes refilling easier. Now fill in the toner powder into the cartridge. Now you can seal the filler opening with the recently removed closing plug.
Attention: The filler opening has to be absolutely leak-free. Through patting it over a white piece of paper, you can check the impermeability. There should not trickle any toner out of the opening.
As the cartridge is equipped with a chip that monitors the filling level you need to change that chip after refilling the cartridge. For that take the other half of the cartridge and carefully remove the olf chip (picture 7). Insert the new chip in the exact same position (picture 8).
By changing the chip your printer recognises the cartridge as refilled. Please refill toner powder every time so that the cartridge gets the entire page capacity. If you do it without refilling toner the printer recognises the cartridge as empty and the chip gets blocked. By this the chip gets useless. A chip can be used exactly one time.
After refilling the cartridge and changing the chip you need to reassemble the cartridge. Just do the same pre-described procedure backwards. Please note that everything can be put together easily and without using any force.
Refill toner and toner powder may cause serious health problems if not handled carefully. We recommend always using breathing protection or suction chambers while filling toner cartridges. Furthermore, toner powder and refill toner can be highly flammable with an appropriate oxygen mixture. Please note as well, that you should touch the photoconductor drum in no case or expose it to direct sunlight. This could lead to faulty print-outs. Octopus Office will not take any responsibility for success or failure of the described procedure.
- The instructions for refilling toner powder provided on our website may in some cases not be applicable in their entirety for starter cartridges (i.e. the cartridges comprised in the scope of delivery of your printer). The printer manufacturer often provides starter cartridges that cannot or only with great effort be refilled, for example Brother TN2000 or Samsung SCX4200.
- Toner powder must not be inhaled! It can be hazardous to your health in the long run. Therefore, please use a dust mask or a dust extractor when you are working with toner powder.
- To not touch the OPC drum with your bare hands. Contact with bare skin may cause damage.
- Before you fill in the new toner powder, please make sure that the residual old toner powder has been thoroughly removed from the cartridge. New toner powder often does not mix with the old powder, resulting in blotchy printouts. This is due to the different physical properties of the toner powder, which can change during the long time inside the cartridge, where it is subject to repeated heating and cooling and turbulence during each printing process.