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XD100 style - Toner Cartridge Refill Instructions

XD100 style - Toner Cartridge Refill Instructions

Technical Specifications

XD-100 style

(WorkCentre®) XD-100/102/103/104/105, XD-120/122, XD-155 (006R00914 / 006R00915)
Pro16 (106R00972), Pro215 (106R00987 / 106R00988), or XL2120, XL2130, XL2140, XL2150 (106R00482)
or Sharp AL Series equivalent cartridges (for example AL100TD

Toner / Developer Cartridge





Tools you’ll need:
    -  Philips-Head Screwdriver #2

    -  Small Brush
    -  Funnel

Supplies you may need:

     - Yellow Dust Cloths

Replacement components which you may need:

    -  Toner (220 grams)
    -  Developer (190 grams) (not always necessary)




1.         Remove the clear Toner Reclaim Box on the front end of the cartridge (2 screws).


2.         Empty the Toner Reclaim Box by sliding the clear shutter away from the square hole and shaking the old reclaimed toner into an appropriate disposal container.  Vacuum out as much toner as you can.  Residue in the box is acceptable from a practical standpoint however you can rinse the reclaim out with water and then allow it time to dry out.  Or better yet, after a thorough vacuuming, take it outdoors and use an air-compressor to get that last bit of toner out (wear a dust mask).


3.         Remove the Inner-Front-End Cover.  This piece is directly behind where the Toner Reclaim Box was mounted (2 screws).    Behind this Inner-Front-End-Cover you will find 2 round plugs (the large one is the Toner Fill Hole… don’t remove it quite yet).


4.         Check the developer to decide whether-or-not it needs replacing.  If the developer does not need replacing, you can skip down to step #7.  Sometimes the developer in a cartridge is still good (usually developer will last at least two full cycles without trouble).  A good test is to turn the mag roller so that it is clear of developer.  Touch the roller with the back of one of your knuckles.  If you leave an easily seenmark in residual toner on the roller, you’ll need to replace the developer.  If there is no mark left, or a very faint one, the developer is still doing its job and whether you wish to replace it or not is up to you. 


5.         To replace the developer, first remove the developer from the roller.  This is best done by holding the cartridge over a disposal container with the white gear on the rear end facing up.  Turn the roller clockwise two turns and then counter-clockwise a quarter turn and use your small brush to clear off the roller.  Repeat until you are satisfied that the roller is clean. 

NOTE:  Vacuuming this type of cartridge is not a good idea. There is a toner sensor located under the plastic to the left of the roller which is sensitive to static charges (vacuuming can blow the sensor).  Forced air can cause the same problem.


6.         Apply the new developer directly to the mag roller.  Holding the cartridge on a level table with the gear end towards you and the roller presented up , pour the Developer slowly onto the roller turning it counter-clockwise periodically.  Apply evenly from end to end along the roller.  Use the entire bottle of developer.


7.         Extract the largest plastic plug from the Toner-Fill-Hole which was behind the Inner Front Cover, using a pair of pliers (be gentle, it is easy to damage the lip of the fill-hole).


8.         Using a funnel, fill the cartridge through the toner-fill-hole with Toner. 


9.         Replace the plastic plug in the toner-fill-hole.  Be sure it’s not leaking.  If the plug or the plastic around it is damaged and it is leaking there, you may want to seal it up with some silicon glue.


10.       Holding the cartridge level, shake it from end to end gently to even out the developer shot.  You can check that the proper amount of developer is present by holding the cartridge level the way it would sit in the machine & turning the mag-roller (counter-clockwise when looking at the geared end).  The developer should form a nice even ‘brush’ on the roller.


11.       Clean the cartridge with a toner dust cloth.  Also brush off the felt seals located at either end of the mag-roller.  If you still have the original mag-roll seal (the long plastic piece which covers the mag-roll during transport), snap it in place to help prevent developer from shaking loose from the mag-roll during transportation.


12.       Replace the clear plastic reclaim box and secure it with its two screws.



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Information Reference
Written by our own Britt Horvat of The Parts Drop