How To Update the Toner Level on a HP Laser Printer

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How To Update the Toner Level on a HP Laser Printer
Be sure to reset your printer when you add toner (dun cat - printer image by Maria Brzostowska from

Laser printers have long been a staple in the business world. But as prices have come down, many home users have been purchasing these workhorse printers. HP laser printers can produce superior output compared to many inkjet printers, but it is important for printer owners to know how to change the toner cartridge and reset the toner level on their printers.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Toner cartridge
  • HP later printer

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  1. 1

    Flip up the door that covers the toner cartridge compartment and pull the toner out of the printer. Shake the toner cartridge vigorously and place it back in the printer.

  2. 2

    Print a couple of test pages to make sure the quality is still acceptable. If you see a "toner low" message, the toner will need to be replaced. Sometimes shaking the toner cartridge can give you at least a few more days of good quality printouts.

  3. 3

    Replace the toner cartridge when the "toner low" message reappears. Pull out the toner cartridge out and replace it with a new one.

  4. 4

    Look for a control panel message saying "New toner cartridge=No." Click the "Value" button to change the "No" to "Yes," then click the "Select" button on the printer's control panel. Send a test page to the printer to make sure the print quality is acceptable.

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