How to Extend the Life of Your HP 131A Toner CartridgesNovember 7, 2013 1 Comment
Tips on How You Can Lengthen the Installed Life of Your HP Toner Cartridges
The HP 131A toner cartridges is a set of four laser toner cartridges consisting of HP CF210A black toner, HP CF211A cyan toner, HP CF212A yellow toner and HP CF213A magenta toner cartridges. These replacement laser toner cartridges for HP LaserJet Pro 200 M251nw and HP LaserJet Pro 200 M276nw, offers high printing page yields of 1,600 pages for black printouts and 1,800 pages for colored printouts. But sometimes there are circumstances wherein your HP LaserJet Pro 200 is likely to notify you that you are already out of toner even if it hadn’t reached its estimated standard page capacity. This doesn’t mean though that the cartridges you have bought are broken or are counterfeit cartridges, this may just indicate that the toner powder inside the cartridge have been clogged either for the reason that it had been stocked for a period of time or in a place with a not so ideal temperature that could have affect the cartridge itself.
But don’t fret, there is simple trick you can use to lengthen the installed life of your HP 131A toner cartridges and all you have to do is to simply follow a few steps. When you’re HP LaserJet Pro 200 printer notifies you that one of its cartridges is already low on toner for example the HP CF212A yellow toner. Open the HP LaserJet Pro 200 printer cover where you can access the cartridges tray and get the HP CF212A yellow toner cartridge, simply shake the component gently—not harshly or you might end up with a mess. Such action will distribute the toner powder inside the cartridge and will allow you to print more pages from it. Once done, you can now replace back the cartridge in your printer, restart the printer and refresh your desktop to check the toner level and if the notifications had stopped. This trick can also work on cartridges you think could print more than the page yield given.
Aside from this trick, you can also adjust your printer setting to extend the installed life of your HP 131A toner cartridges such as selecting Econo-Mode or Eco-Mode. This set-up will command your HP LaserJet Pro 200 printer to use the minimal amount of toner every time it’s prints document. You can also adjust the grayscale of your printer so it will not waste any color toners when it prints monochrome documents. But the best tip I could give to lengthen the life of your HP laser toner cartridges is to stock them on dark places with the right temperature so it wouldn’t affect or damage the cartridges. And lastly, make sure to buy your HP OEM toner cartridges and compatible toner cartridges on trusted reliable HP printer suppliers.