HP LaserJet 1010, 1012, and 1015 Printers - Changing the Print Cartridge
This document provides information about replacing the print cartridge for the HP LaserJet 1010 printer series, including life expectancy and replacement instructions.
The life of the print cartridge depends on the amount of toner that your print jobs require. When
printing text on letter/A4-size paper at five percent coverage, the print cartridge lasts an average of
2,000 pages. This assumes that you set the print density to three and disable EconoMode. (These are
the default settings.) See Ordering supplies for information on ordering replacement print
Follow the below instructions to change the print cartridge:
Open the print cartridge door, and remove the old print cartridge. See the recycling
information inside the print cartridge box.
Figure 1: Removing old print cartridge
CAUTION: To prevent damage, do not expose the print cartridge to light. Cover it with a piece of paper.
Remove the new print cartridge from the packaging, and gently shake it from side to side to
distribute the toner evenly inside the cartridge.
Figure 2: Gently shaking new print cartridge
Pull the tab until all the tape is removed from the print cartridge. Put the tab in the print
cartridge box to return for recycling.
Figure 3: Removing tape from print cartridge
Insert the print cartridge in the printer, making sure that the print cartridge is in position. Close
the print cartridge door.
Figure 4: Inserting new print cartridge
CAUTION: If toner gets on your clothing, wipe it off with a dry cloth and wash the clothing in cold water. Hot water
sets toner into the fabric.