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How to change toner in a Brother laser printer

Changing the toner in a Brother laser printer is designed to be a simple process, and Brother is
‘At your side’ to help you with each step of the way.

Though the process of changing your laser printer’s toner may vary a little depending on your printer model, there are some general steps to follow to ensure you change your printer’s toner properly and safely. 

To start, we recommend you use a Brother Genuine toner cartridge. This not only ensures quality printing after you change your toner cartridge and significantly reduces the likelihood of leaks, it also protects your Brother laser printer’s warranty in the unlikely event that anything goes wrong. 

Follow these steps: 

  1. Keep your printer turned on, do not power down your printer before you begin. 
  2. Open your printer’s cover to reveal the toner cartridge and drum unit. 
  3. Remove the used toner cartridge and drum unit from your printer. 
  4. Release the toner cartridge from the drum using the lock lever. 
  5. Unpack your new toner cartridge, ensuring you remove the toner’s protective cartridge. 
  6. Put your new cartridge in the drum, ensuring your insert the cartridge firmly until you hear it lock in place with a click. 
  7. Clean the corona wire inside the drum – you can do this by sliding the tab on the drum to the left and right several times. Ensure that the tab is returned to its home position after this, theis position is marked by an arrow.
  8. Place the drum unit back into your printer and close the cover.  

Your printer should now recognise the new toner cartridge and you’ll be ready to print. It’s important to keep your printer turned on during this process and leave the power on until the new toner cartridge is recognised. If you turn your printer off at any point during this process, you may face printing delays due to issues with your printer recognising the new cartridge. 

For model specific printing instructions and helpful diagrams, please refer to the instructions included with your own printer or check the product page for your Brother printer on our website. Using Brother Genuine toner cartridges will ensure that the changeover is seamless and safe. Remember to use only Brother Genuine toner cartridges with your Brother laser printer to protect your printer’s warranty, and produce the best quality prints with long lasting cartridges. Using our genuine cartridges should also prevent any potential compatibility issues when installing your new toner cartridge. 

Changing the toner cartridges for your Brother printer is a simple process. Should you have any issues changing your printer cartridge or any other problems with your printer, however, simply get in touch. Our dedicated support team is ready to assist with any printing issues you may have. 


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