How to change the cartridge in the HP P1566 and P1606dn Printers

Does your toner cartridge print worse?
Are there streaks or are you getting a faint printout?

If you answered yes to at least one of these questions, it’s time to buy a new cartridge.

To install a new cartridge, please follow the instructions that are included in the box that contains the new toner, or see the steps below.

Replacement instructions

Redistribute toner.

When a small amount of toner remains in the cartridge, faded or light areas might appear on the printed page. You might be able to temporarily improve print quality by redistributing the toner.

  • 1. Print-cartridge removal.
  • 2. To redistribute the toner, gently rock the print cartridge from front to back.

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!

If the print is still light or faded, install a new cartridge.

Replace the print cartridge

  1. Open the print-cartridge door, and remove the old print cartridge. See the recycling information inside the print-cartridge box.
  2. Remove the new print cartridge from the bag.
  3. Pull the tab and completely remove the tape from the cartridge. Put the tab in the print-cartridge box to return for recycling.
  4. Gently rock the print cartridge from front to back to distribute the toner evenly inside the cartridge.
  5. Insert the print cartridge in the product and close the print-cartridge door.