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DataBazaar.com Tip: The cost of replacing your toner cartridges on a regular basis can easily run you hundreds of dollars in just a few months time if you use your printer on a regular basis. However, there is a way to make your toner cartridges last longer – even when you think it's completely out of ink. A little shaking technique will prolong the life of toner cartridges, but it's important that you get the technique done right.
When you see that familiar low toner warning on your equipment, rather than immediately checking your supply cabinets for a new cartridge or calling your printer supplier, remove your existing toner cartridge and gently move it back and forth to redistribute the toner. Repeat this motion two to three times and replace your toner cartridge back into your equipment. Generally, you can repeat this process several times with toner cartridges before you need to purchase or replace them with a new one. If you go through the process of redistributing the toner and the low light warning still comes on, it's time to replace the toner.