How to Change an Ink Cartridge in an HP Laserjet 1100

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How to Change an Ink Cartridge in an HP Laserjet 1100
The cartridge in your HP LaserJet 1100 printer is not hard to replace. (writing image by DBarby from

The toner cartridge in a Hewlett-Packard (HP) LaserJet 1100 doesn't last forever. The replaceable cartridge -- not ink on a laser printer but toner -- seated within the printer, is available at office supply and computer stores as well as online. Changing the toner cartridge doesn't require a special tool or a trip to a repair shop. When replacing the HP cartridge, however, take care not to expose the print drum to a lot of light, which can damage it.

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Things you need

  • HP LaserJet 1100 C4092A toner cartridge
  • Cloth (optional)

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  1. 1

    Turn off the printer, if it is on. Open the printer's front door by pressing the door release button on the side of the printer.

  2. 2

    Remove the old toner cartridge by pulling it straight out, using the handle in the centre of the cartridge.

  3. 3

    Remove the new cartridge from its packaging. Shake the new cartridge gently from side to side to distribute the toner inside of the cartridge.

  4. 4

    Bend the tab on the right side of the cartridge. Pull the tab and its attached tape gently from the cartridge.

  5. 5

    Insert the new cartridge into the tracks inside of the printer. Push the cartridge along the tracks until you feel the cartridge seated tightly within the printer.

  6. 6

    Close the HP LaserJet 1100s front door. Turn on the printer. Print a test page, if desired.

Tips and warnings

  • If you get any toner powder on your clothing, sweep it off with a dry cloth. Do not rub the toner -- this will push the dye further into your clothing. When washing the clothing, use cold water. Hot water will set the dye into your clothing.

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