Replacing Toner Cartridges

Article ID: ART171241 | Date published: 08/01/2018 | Date last updated: 08/01/2018


Replacing Toner Cartridges


The machine displays a message when the amount remaining in the toner cartridge is low. Note that the print quality may suffer if you continue printing without resolving this issue. You can check the amount remaining in the toner cartridges on the display.


  • Do not dispose of used toner cartridges or the like 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 gather the toner particles together or wipe them up with a soft, damp cloth in a way that prevents inhalation. Never use a vacuum cleaner that does not have safeguards against dust explosions to clean up spilled toner. Doing so may cause a malfunction in the vacuum cleaner, or result in a dust explosion due to static discharge.
If you are using a cardiac pacemaker
  • The toner cartridge generates a low level magnetic flux. If you are using a cardiac pacemaker and feel abnormalities, please move away from the toner cartridge 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 or the like. Doing so may cause the toner to scatter.
  • When removing the sealing tape from the toner cartridge, pull it out completely but without using excessive force. Doing otherwise may cause the toner to scatter.
Handling the toner cartridge
  • Be sure to hold the toner cartridge using the handle.
  • Do not touch the toner cartridge memory () or the electrical contacts (). To avoid scratching the surface of the drum inside the machine or exposing it to light, do not open the drum protective shutter ().
  • Except when necessary, do not take out the toner cartridge from the packing material or from this machine.
  • The toner cartridge is a magnetic product. Do not move it close to products susceptible to magnetism including floppy disks and disk drives. Doing so may result in data corruption.
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 in the original packing material 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 and the like
  • The repairing parts and toner cartridges and the like 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 packing materials 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.
  • After you pull out the sealing tape from the toner cartridge, dispose of it in accordance with the applicable local regulations.
When disposing of a used toner cartridge or the like
  • When discarding a toner cartridge or the like, place it in the original packing material to prevent toner from scattering from inside, and dispose of it in accordance with the applicable local regulations.

Procedure for Replacing the Toner Cartridge

Follow the procedure below to replace the toner cartridge.

1. Open the front cover.

2. Remove the toner cartridge.

3. Remove the replacement toner cartridge from the protective case.

4. Shake the toner cartridge 5 or 6 times as shown below to evenly distribute the toner inside the cartridge.

5. Install the toner cartridge.
  • Fully push it in until it cannot go any further.

6. Close the front cover.

Checking the Amount Remaining in the Toner Cartridges



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