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When replacing or installing a toner cartridge, closing the top cover with the cartridge unlocked (Figure 1) may cause the printer to fail to detect the level of toner correctly. As a result, the printer may display a "Toner Low" or "Replace Toner" message. In addition, toner may not get transferred to the developer unit, affecting the print quality (Figure 2).
Figure 1. The toner cartridge is unlocked.
Figure 2. An example of affected print quality.
Figure 3. Toner cartridge installation.
If your firmware revision is 26815 or lower then we recommend updating the firmware to version 26830. If your version is 26830 or greater, please do not change the firmware.
You can carry out the firmware update yourself by downloading the necessary software from the links in this article.
|Windows (via USB or network):||Windows 2000 (Professional/Server)|
|Windows XP Home edition, Professional edition and Professional x64|
|Windows Vista and Vista x64 editions|
|Windows 2003 Professional, Server, Standard, Enterprise and Server 2003 x64 edition|
|Mac (via network only):||Mac OS X Intel 10.4.x or later|
|Mac OS X PowerPC 10.2.x or later|
|Upgrading via USB:||English instructions in PDF format|
|Upgrading via a network:||English instructions in PDF format|
|Windows||Mac OS X|
|Operating System(s)||Windows XP 32-bit, Windows 2000, Windows XP 64-bit,
Windows Vista 32-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit
|Mac OS X - PowerPC, Mac OS X - Intel|
|Language(s)||English, Français, Nederlands, Deutsch,
Español, Italiano, Portugues
|English, Français, Nederlands, Deutsch,|
Español, Italiano, Portugues
|Release Date||04 December 2008||04 December 2008|
|Download||Click here||Click here|
In order to download the firmware file, you must read and accept the licence agreement detailed below. If you accept these terms, you can indicate this by selecting the appropriate button below the agreement. If you do not accept these terms, you will be unable to download this file.
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|Language(s)||English, Français, Nederlands, Deutsch,|
Español, Italiano, Portugues
|Release Date||21 September 2009|
After upgrading your firmware, you will be able to use the Return cartridge until the normal end of its life.
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