Replacing Toner Cartridges

Article ID: ART116283 | Date published: 05/12/2015 | Date last updated: 10/15/2015


Replacing Toner Cartridges


The machine will display a message when a toner cartridge is nearly empty. Note that the print quality becomes poor if you continue printing without taking any action. You can check the remaining toner level on the display.


  • Do not dispose of used toner cartridges in open flames. Also, do not store toner cartridges or paper in a location exposed to open flames. This may cause the toner to ignite, and result in burns or fire.
  • If you accidentally spill or scatter toner, carefully wipe up the loose toner with a damp, soft cloth and avoid inhaling any toner dust. Do not use a vacuum cleaner that is not equipped with safety measures to prevent dust explosions to clean up loose toner. Doing so may cause damage to the vacuum cleaner or result in a dust explosion due to static discharge.
  • If you are using a cardiac pacemaker
Toner cartridges generate a low level magnetic flux. If you use a cardiac pacemaker and feel abnormalities, please move away from toner cartridges and consult your physician immediately.
  • Use caution not to inhale any toner. If you should inhale toner, consult a physician immediately.
  • Use caution so that toner does not get into your eyes or mouth. If toner should get into your eyes or mouth, immediately wash with cold water and consult a physician.
  • Use caution so that toner does not come into contact with your skin. If it should, wash with soap and cold water. If there is any irritation on your skin, consult a physician immediately.
  • Keep the toner cartridges and other consumables out of the reach of small children. If toner is ingested, consult a physician or poison control center immediately.
  • Do not disassemble or modify the toner cartridge. Doing so may cause the toner to scatter.
  • Remove the sealing tape of the toner cartridge completely without using excessive force. Doing otherwise may cause the toner to scatter.
Handling the toner cartridge
  • Hold the toner cartridge correctly as shown. Do not stand it up or turn it upside-down.
  • Do not touch the toner cartridge memory ( ) or the electrical contacts ( ).
  • Do not scratch the drum surface ( ) or expose it to light.
  • Do not remove the toner cartridge from this machine or from the protective bag unnecessarily.
  • The toner cartridge is a magnetic product. Keep it away from floppy disks, disk drives, and other devices that can be affected by magnetism. Failure to do so may result in data loss.
Storing the toner cartridge
  • Store in the following environment to ensure safe and satisfactory use.
Storage temperature range: 32 to 95°F (0 to 35°C)
Storage humidity range: 35 to 85% RH (relative humidity/no condensation)*
  • Store without opening until the toner cartridge is to be used.
  • When removing the toner cartridge from this machine for storage, place the removed toner cartridge into the original protective bag or wrap it with a thick cloth.
  • When storing the toner cartridge, do not store it upright or upside down. The toner will solidify and may not return to its original condition even if it is shaken.
* Even within the storable humidity range, water droplets (condensation) may develop inside the toner cartridge if there is a difference of temperature inside and outside the toner cartridge. Condensation will adversely affect the print quality of toner cartridges.
Do not store the toner cartridge in the following locations
  • Locations exposed to open flames
  • Locations exposed to direct sunlight or bright light for five minutes or more
  • Locations exposed to excessive salty air
  • Locations where there are corrosive gases (i.e. aerosol sprays and ammonia)
  • Locations subject to high temperature and high humidity
  • Locations subject to dramatic changes in temperature and humidity where condensation may easily occur
  • Locations with a large amount of dust
  • Locations within the reach of children
Be careful of counterfeit toner cartridges
  • Please be aware that there are counterfeit Canon toner cartridges in the marketplace. Use of counterfeit toner cartridge may result in poor print quality or machine performance. Canon is not responsible for any malfunction, accident or damage caused by the use of counterfeit toner cartridge. For more information, see
Availability period of repairing parts and toner cartridges
  • The repairing parts and toner cartridges for the machine will be available for at least seven (7) years after production of this machine model has been discontinued.
Toner cartridge packing materials
  • Save the protective bag for the toner cartridge. They are required when transporting this machine.
  • The packing materials may be changed in form or placement, or may be added or removed without notice.
  • Dispose of the removed sealing tape according to local regulations.
When disposing of a used toner cartridge
  • Attach the protective cover for the drum, place the toner container into its protective bag to prevent the toner from scattering, and then dispose of the toner cartridge according to local regulations.

How to Replace Toner Cartridges

1. Lift the operation panel.
If you cannot lift the operation panel
  • Make sure the platen glass cover is completely closed. If a thick original such as a book is placed on the platen glass, remove the original. Forcing the operation panel up may cause damage.

2. Open the toner cover by the grip at the front right of the toner cover.

3. Pull the toner cartridge out of the machine.

4. Remove the replacement toner cartridge from the protective bag.

5. Shake the toner cartridge 5 or 6 times as shown below to evenly distribute the toner inside the cartridge, and then place it on a flat surface.

6. Pull the sealing tape straight out.
  • The full length of the sealing tape is approximately 19 3/4" (50 cm).
When pulling out the sealing tape
  • If the sealing tape remains inside the toner cartridge, the quality of printouts may deteriorate.
- Do not pull out the sealing tape at an angle or sideways. If the tape breaks, you may not be able to pull it out completely.
- If the sealing tape becomes stuck when pulling it out, keep pulling until it is completely removed.

7. Install the toner cartridge.
  • Align the right and left projections ( ) with the toner cartridge guides, and push securely all the way in.

8. Close the toner cover, and lower the operation panel.
If you cannot close the toner cover
  • Make sure that the toner cartridge is inserted properly. Forcing it closed may cause damage.

Checking Toner Level



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