Maintaining the cartridge, Toner cartridge storage, Handling instructions – Samsung CLX-3175FN User Manual

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Toner cartridge storage

Toner cartridges contain components that are sensitive to light,

temperature, and humidity. Samsung suggests users follow the

recommendations to ensure the optimum performance, highest quality, and

longest life from your new Samsung toner cartridge.

Store this cartridge in the same environment as the printer it will be used in;

this should be in controlled office temperature and humidity conditions. The

toner cartridge should remain in its original, unopened package until

installation – If original packaging is not available, cover the top opening of

the cartridge with paper and store in a dark cabinet.
Opening the cartridge package prior to use dramatically shortens its useful

shelf and operating life. Do not store on the floor. If the toner cartridge is

removed from the printer, always store the cartridge:

Inside the protective bag from the original package

Correct side up in a horizontal position (not standing on end)

Do not store consumables in;

- Temperature greater than 40°C (104°F).

- Humidity range less than 20% and not greater than 80%.

- An environment with extreme changes in humidity or temperature.

- Direct sunlight or room light.

- Dusty places.

- A car for a long period of time.

- An environment where corrosive gases are present.

- An environment with salty air.

Handling instructions

Do not touch the surface of the photosensitive drum in the cartridge.

Do not expose the cartridge to unnecessary vibrations or shock.

Never manually rotate the drum, especially in the reverse direction; this

can cause internal damage and toner spillage.

Use of non-Samsung and refilled toner cartridge

Samsung Electronics does not recommend or approve the use of non-

Samsung brand toner cartridges in your printer including generic, store
brand, refilled, or remanufactured toner cartridges.

Estimated cartridge life

Estimated cartridge life (the life of the toner cartridge yield) depends on the

amount of toner that print jobs require. The actual print-out number may

vary depending on the print density of the pages you print on, operating

environment, printing interval, media type, and/or media size. For example,

if you print a lot of graphics, the consumption of the toner is high and you

may need to change the cartridge more often.

Redistributing toner

When a toner is low, faded or light areas may appear. It is possible that

colored images may be printed with incorrect colors due to flawed mixing of

toner colors when one of the colored toner cartridges is low on toner. You

can temporarily improve print quality by redistributing the toner.

The toner-related message saying that the toner is low may appear on

the display.


Using the handle, completely open the front cover.


Grasp the handles on the toner cartridge and pull to remove four

cartridges from the machine.


Holding both handles on the toner cartridge, thoroughly rock it from side

to side to evenly distribute the toner.

Samsung’s printer warranty does not cover damage to the

machine caused by the use of a refilled, remanufactured, or non-

Samsung brand toner cartridge.

If toner gets on your clothing, wipe it off with a dry

cloth and wash it in cold water. Hot water sets toner into


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