How to Replace the Toner on the Brother HL2270DW


It is an unfortunate inevitability that we all need to replace our toner cartridges periodically. Laser printers, such as the Brother HL2270DW, need to have their cartridges replaced less often but, when you do have to do it, the new toner can be a little expensive. And after spending the money on a new cartridge, it can be aggravating if you are having difficulty attempting to replace the old, depleted cartridge. So continue reading below to learn the process necessary to get rid of that old toner and replace it with a new, full one.

 

You can purchase a replacement toner cartridge for the Brother HL2270DW from Amazon.

 

Change the Ink Cartridge on the Brother HL2270DW

 

Before you attempt to replace the toner cartridge in your Brother HL2270DW, it’s important to know that there are actually two pieces to the toner puzzle. The first part is the drum, show on the left in the image below. The toner cartridge is the piece on the right. When you first remove the old, combined cartridge and drum from the printer and compare it with the cartridge that you just purchased, they look very different. But you need to separate the cartridge from the drum before you can replace it with the new cartridge. With this knowledge in hand, you can follow the steps to replace your old Brother HL2270DW toner cartridge.

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The Brother HL2270DW drum and toner

The Brother HL2270DW drum and toner

 

Step 1: Pull down the toner cartridge door.

 

Open the front panel to access the toner and drum

Open the front panel to access the toner and drum

 

Step 2: Pull out the old cartridge and drum.

 

Remove the drum and toner from the printer

Remove the drum and toner from the printer

 

Step 3: Push down the green lever on the left while simultaneously pulling out the old cartridge, then remove the old cartridge from the drum.

 

Press down on the green lever and simultaneously pull the cartridge out of the drum

Press down on the green lever and simultaneously pull the cartridge out of the drum

 

 

Step 4: Gently shake the new cartridge side to side, then remove the protective plastic cover.

 

Gently shake the new toner cartridge side to side, then remove the protective plastic

Gently shake the new toner cartridge side to side, then remove the protective plastic

 

 

Step 5: Insert the new cartridge into the drum, pushing forward and down until you hear it lock in place.

 

Insert the new cartridge into the drum

Insert the new cartridge into the drum

 

Step 6: Insert the drum with the new cartridge into the cartridge slot, pushing forward until you hear it lock in place.

 

Insert the drum and new cartridge into the printer, until you hear it click into place

Insert the drum and new cartridge into the printer, until you hear it click into place

 

Step 7: Close the toner cartridge door.

 

 

Eventually you will probably need to replace the drum as well. You will notice that there is a light for it on the left side of the printer. You can purchase a drum for the Brother HL2270dw here. It is a similar process to replace the drum, especially once you are familiar with the difference between the drum and the cartridge.

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