For refilling the toner cartridges Samsung CLP-310, CLP-315, CLX-3170, CLX-3175 proceed as follows:
Hold the toner cartridge Samsung CLP-310, CLP-315, CLX-3170, CLX-3175 as shown in picture 1. Picture 2 shows a small cover above the sealing plug. Break off the spot weld with a small screw driver. Now lever off the cover of the sealing plug, then carefully remove the sealing plug. Remove all the old toner powder from the cartridge by shaking. Now fill in the new toner and reinsert the sealing plug.
ATTENTION: The filler opening has to be sealed tightly. Hold the cartridge over a white sheet of paper and tap it to check whether it is sealed. If toner powder trickles onto the paper, the opening is not sealed correctly.
At the end, reinsert the cover of the sealing plug and fix it with adhesive tape.
Turn the cartridge so that you can see the chip (pictures 5 and 6). Please make sure that the old chip has not been removed so that you can glue the new one onto it.
If the old chip no longer exists you cannot attach the new one, because it would sit too deep inside the cartridge to get contact.
Now take the new chip and remove the backing paper of the tape (picture 7). Fix the new chip onto the old one (picture 8). Make sure that the arrows point upwards. There are also chips without arrows. These are to be attached as shown in picture 9, with the square on the right side.
Once the chip is replaced, your printer recognises the cartridge as full. Please refill toner powder as well to achieve the full printing capacity of the cartridge. Otherwise, the cartridge may not be reset due to lack of toner powder. In this case, the replacement chip does not work. The chip is useable once.
You can now reinsert the cartridge into the printer.
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.