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How to put a new toner cartridge in an HP Laser Jet III printer
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Mal Jewell    Posted 04-10-2003 at 14:47:45       [Reply]  [Send Email]
I know this isn't really the right forum for this question but we live on the old family farm and you seem to be pretty practical minded people.
I've just bought a toner cartridge for my printer but there don't seem to be directions for putting it in that make much sense to me. There is a diagragm of the working parts with numbers and arrows but nothing tells you what to do at each place. These cartridges cost about $100 so I don't want to play with it before I know what I should be doing. Anyone with experience out there? Thank you kindly.

Red Dave    Posted 04-11-2003 at 06:45:55       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have an HP LaserJet IIIP here on the desk.
On it you open the door to the bypass tray, lift the latch on the right side and the front swings down. There is a tab right on the toner cartridge that you use to pull it out. Pull the seal off the new cartridge and slide it in. Close it up and you are done.
Mine is about a dozen years old, still works good.

DeadCarp    Posted 04-10-2003 at 20:10:29       [Reply]  [No Email]
I have a Canon so might not apply, but ------
I've been refilling the ink in these things for years now, and recommend the practice. I always had good luck with Mr Ink Jet supplies, and save hundreds/year printing all the pictures/letters/business cards i want :)

All the process amounts to is: Remove the old cartidges, drill a teeny hole with the drill provided, use the needles provided to refill the tanks, and seal them with the plugs. You're gonna spill a little so wear the gloves and do it in the sink.
Should be able to refill them about 6 times. (really, i prefer using a glass cake plate on a paper-towel-covered cuttingboard on the kitchen table, but don't tell my missus that :)

Ludwig    Posted 04-11-2003 at 08:03:48       [Reply]  [No Email]
DC, Mal Jewell is refering to a laser printer. Laser printers use a dry wax like toner that gets melted onto the paper. I don't know that they can be refilled. If they could I can only imagine it would be some wicked messy. I remember the open toner photocopiers. Good way to ruin a shirt working on one of those.

Ludwig    Posted 04-10-2003 at 16:07:08       [Reply]  [No Email]
Jiminy cricket...
Lets see, just about all laserjets are the same, the II, III and IV are all very very similar.
As I remember theres a door in the top. I found some pictures on eBay. So it looks like (and as I remember) in front of where the paper gets spit out of theres a door that opens upward.
Open that up and inside theres the black (sometimes grey) toner cartridge. Grab on in the middle and pull up and back.

Oh, hint, wear clothes that can get dirty when you do this!

Okay the cartridge should slide up and back and out of the printer, notice the motion its made, the new one will make exactly the opposite as it goes in.
The instructions should show you if theres a pull tab or something on the cartridge you've got to take off before you put it back in.

Its actually pretty simple. Just make sure you put your new one in the same direction as the old one came out.

Linda    Posted 04-10-2003 at 15:38:46       [Reply]  [No Email]
If you don't find the help you need here, you might go to the HP website and look for an online manual or contact the company for info.

walt    Posted 04-10-2003 at 15:32:31       [Reply]  [No Email]
Usually on one of the printer doors are diagrams for replacement.

Mal Jewell    Posted 04-12-2003 at 05:46:02       [Reply]  [Send Email]
Thx for the resposes to my question. I've learned a lot and got the cartridge in without too much trouble and it works! Much obliged for the help. Mal Jewell

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