re-filling laser toner cartidges

Has anyone any experience of doing this.
I want to refill some Lexmark C530 ones.
are some supply co's better than others.
Hints and tips appreciated
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I bought a kit off Ebay for my Samsung. Just followed the instructions and it was fine.
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On a contrary view, I filled my Samsung, and it printed terribly afterwards, and I also got a coating of toner powder over the table when I did it, which was a pain to clean. I bought a refurb'd toner for it eventually, around 15 more than the refill kit, and well worth it for the hassle involved. Horses for courses.
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On Mon, 29 Jun 2009 11:50:06 +0100, christopher wrote:

======================================== Use a small plastic funnel to get the toner in - saves spillage.
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wrote:

Where does one actually obtain the toner? I've never seen it. Always used replacement cartridges (non-HP compatibles work fine in the Laserjet).
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On Mon, 29 Jun 2009 13:51:39 +0100, MM wrote:

======================================== I get mine here:
http://www.consumablecafe.co.uk /
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MM wrote:

I've heard good and bad reports of using recycled cartridges but never seemed to be able to get a concensus on it... is the quality down to that of the recycled hardware? the way it's refilled? the quality of the actual toner used? Any/all of the above?
As a slight aside, does anyone know is it possible/usual for recycled cartridges to be sold with the sealing strips in place? Just that I once bought one from ebay, sold as genuine new HP, which was 'proved' said the seller, because the strip was still in place. Am I a bit naive? (not that I'm complaining particularly, as whatever it was, it was a good price and printed perfectly for ages).
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All of the above.
We have a lot of laser printers at work. Generally, recycled B&W cartridges are alright, but no more than that. Colour ones have been a disaster - they don't last long and leak toner inside the printer.
I specify that we now use original cartridges only. It's not my money, and they go in and Just Work until they run empty.
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They need to be properly remanufactured, which involves stripping down to the components, replacing anything that needs to be replaced, rebuilt, filled with toner that has been matched to the manufacturer's original toner and, finally tested to the original manufacturer's specifiations. That usually means you pay more for them than for cartridges that have been simply refilled or only partially remanufactured (e.g on cartridges with integral drums, just the drum being tested and, if necessary, replaced|) although price is not alway an infallible guide.
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I'm keen to learn how to *dismantle* a Laserjet 4096A cartridge - I want to learn how to get access to the wiper blade. I have a few kicking around and don't mind destroying one to learn how. Any pointers over & above 'try it and see'?
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jkn wrote:

prepare your work area carefully - fine black dust will go everywhere!
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Replying to my own question - found some info at last!
http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/reference/guides/reman/oasis
led to
http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/reference/guides/reman/2100
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I leave anything to do with dismantling toner cartridges to the specialists, so I regret I cannot help.
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On Mon, 29 Jun 2009 15:43:30 +0100, Lobster

I'm on my third recycled one now. I had two with the previous Laserjet IIID that lasted 15 years and now I've got one (7000 pages) in the P2015D. I was dubious to begin with, but needs must when cash is tight.

Mine have always been just like the genuine article. No difference in installing at all.

Perhaps it's just that laser printers have been around now for a couple of decades at least and compatible-cartridge manufacturers know that they only need one batch of dodgy cartridges to lose customers in droves. The fact is that the genuine cartridges, e.g. HP, are significantly overpriced so a market is created for cheaper alternatives. When I saw the price for the genuine replacement cartridge for my old Laserjet IIID, then compared it to the compatibles, well, there was NO comparison! By the way, the brand I have used successfully is Inkrite, e.g. http://www.aprmedia.com/product.php?pidF05
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I think that is an own brand package on a cartridge from one of the better manufacturers.
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On Mon, 29 Jun 2009 11:50:06 +0100, snipped-for-privacy@REMOVEbundy.co.uk wrote:

Well, plenty do it, but the powder *is* carcinogenic.....
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Yes...and a normal vacuum cleaner doesn't trap the fine particles, just distributes them in the air.
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On Mon, 29 Jun 2009 16:08:20 +0100, The Wanderer

Apparently that's an old wives tale
http://www.theregister.co.uk/2008/12/03/fraunhofer_laser_printer_health_check /
Fraunhofer boffins: Laser printers safe after all About as dangerous as making toast, seemingly
But it IS messy.
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On Wed, 01 Jul 2009 01:36:27 +0100, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.co.uk wrote:

The dangers of reading what you want to read and not what is actually written.....
The article is talking about the possibility of laser printers emitting air-borne microscopic particles of dust, which might present a health hazard to those who work in close proximity to the printer/copier. There are other studies on the market that make the same point.
What it (conveniently) doesn't say is that the carbon black used in toners *is* classified as a class 2B[1] carcinogen by the International Agency for Research on Cancer.
Handling quantities of laser toner powder in a domestic (non-controlled) environment, not bothering with a face mask, coz those are for wimps and who'd think of using one anyway, spillage, contamination on hands, a draught - work it out for yourself.
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On Wed, 01 Jul 2009 01:36:27 +0100, snipped-for-privacy@yahoo.co.uk wrote:

Isn't burnt bread carcinogenic?
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