How to Replace the Toner on the Brother HL2270DW

Printers can be frustrating to work with, but they are an unfortunate part of life for anyone that needs printed copies of documents.

The first time you need to replace a printer’s cartridge it can be a little intimidating since it’s probably different from other cartridges you have replaced in the past.

Fortunately, the cartridge replacement procedure on the Brother HL2270DW is only a few steps, which we will guide you through in our tutorial below.

It is an unfortunate inevitability that we all need to replace our toner cartridges periodically.

if your printer is showing as offline and you need to use it, then this guide will show you some troubleshooting steps to try and get it back online.

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.

How to Change the Ink Cartridge on the Brother HL2270DW (Guide with Pictures)

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, shown on the left in the image below.

The Brother HL2270DW drum and toner
The Brother HL2270DW drum and toner

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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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.

The printer will then check to make sure that the cartridge has been installed properly and will resume printing anything that is in your queue.

Summary – How to Replace Brother HL 2270dw Toner

  1. Open the toner door.
  2. Remove the old drum and cartridge.
  3. Push down the green lever and lift out the old toner.
  4. Gently shake the new cartridge from left to right, then remove the orange plastic.
  5. Click the new cartridge into the drum.
  6. Put the drum and cartridge back into the printer.
  7. Close the printer door.

Now that you know how to replace the toner cartridge on a Brother 2270 DW printer you will be able to perform this action pretty quickly and get back to printing your documents.

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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