Toner Refill Instructions
Every toner refill kit we sell includes detailed refill instructions. The instructions will show you when and how to successfully refill your empty toner cartridge.
The toner refill videos and descriptions on the page below explain the basics principles involved with each refill method. (The product page for your printer will detail which method your cartridge follows)
There are 5 basic methods used:
Method # 1 - Unplug, Empty and Refill
This method of refilling your toner cartridge is very easy. Printer manufacturers including Brother, OKI, Samsung, & Konica Minolta have left the hopper cap on the outside of the toner cartridge. To refill you will remove the hopper cap, empty out the old toner and then pour in the new toner.
The video below shows the basic principle.
Method # 2 - Unscrew, Empty, Refill
A number of toner cartridges have gone one step further and hidden the toner chamber behind a removable panel.
You may find a plastic cover over the plug (like on the Epson c900, QMS 2300 or Samsung ML-1610 cartridges) so you're going to have to undo some screws and remove a cover or other complication before you can get at the filler hole. Once you know which part top remove its normally very straight forward.
Method # 3 - Melt and Pour
If your cartridge does not have a removable hopper cap our "Melt & Pour" method is often the easiest way to refill. Create a hole in your cartridge and then refill the cartridge with toner.
Our melting tool is the easiest way of making a precise hole in your empty cartridge. Once you have created the hole, pour the toner in and seal the hole with tape.
Method # 4 – Twist, Empty and Refill
This method of refilling your laser cartridge is easy. Printers including Epson Aculaser c1100 and DELL 3100 series use a toner tube rather than a standard design toner cartridge.
To refill you simply Twist off the end piece, empty & then you can refill.
Methiod # 5 Photoconductor (Drum Unit) Reset Chips
Printer manufacturers sell their machines pre-programmed to run the "Photoconductor Unit" to a certain number of prints. Once that count is reached the machine will "Lock Up" until you purchase a new Photoconductor (Drum) Unit.
If your machine was printing good quality copies when the "replace drum message" appeared you can use our reset chips/fuses to extend the life drum unit.
Note : The chips will not improve the quality of the prints, they simply reset the drum.
Certain drum units also need the waste toner section to be emptied. Our drum reset instructions will show you how to do this, if it is required.
Different printer manufacturers use different cartridge designs, so your cartridge might vary in exact detail from the examples that are shown above, but the principle will be the same.
You may also need to change a chip or reset the cartridge - our photographic instructions will show you how any tricks that are required.