How to Replace the Toner in a Canon IR5050

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How to Replace the Toner in a Canon IR5050
Change the toner bottle on your office's Canon copier. (Siri Stafford/Lifesize/Getty Images)

The Canon Imagerunner 5050 is an updated version of Canon's IR5000 and IR5020 corporate copy machines. While it's designed to be easy to operate and maintain, it can still be a hassle to the uninitiated. In addition to the various paper trays and waste cartridges, the toner bottle (the ink that prints to black and white copies) will need to be replaced fairly regularly with typical office use. The IR5050 uses an enclosed capsule system, so replacing the toner isn't much more difficult than swapping out Double-A batteries.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

Things you need

  • Canon Imagerunner 5050
  • Replacement toner bottle
  • Dustbin or recycling bin

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  1. 1

    Remove any paper from the scanning tray and move a dustbin or recycling bin near the copier. Pull the tab to to remove the access the access panel from the toner bay (right below the copier controls.)

  2. 2

    Grasp the toner bottle (black cylinder) firmly in both hands. Twist it counter-clockwise toward the copier bottle until you hear click. Remove the bottle from the bay with the opening up. Set it on a clean desk or table.

  3. 3

    Remove the replacement toner bottle from its box and open the plastic bag. Place the old toner bottle in the plastic bag, then place it in the dustbin or recycling bin.

  4. 4

    Pull the plastic tab from the opening of the toner bottle. Place the toner bottle in the bay with the opening on the right. Twist the bottle clockwise toward you until you hear a click. Replace the access panel.

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