You may not realize exactly how important your printer drum cartridge is but it truly is the heart and soul of your printer. Each and every time you process a document and send it to your printer, your drum cartridge will jump to action and will transfer the needed printer toners onto the paper and will carry out your printing. However, you should be aware that your printer drum cartridge will generally have a long service life and that it is really easy to replace such a drum. There are no special skills needed.
There are two major indications that will let you know it is time to change your printer drum cartridge.
•First and foremost, your printer will generally have a built-in alert that is designed to let the user know when it is running low on toner. If your printer has a digital display it will generally alert you in writing and with a sound that it may be time for a change.
•Secondly, the printing quality will begin to deteriorate. If the color of the printer ink is beginning to fade or you notice lines running through the printer ink on the paper, then these are pretty good indicators that it is time to change your printer drum cartridge.
It is very important that you change your printer drum cartridge immediately if you notice it is running low. Using an almost empty printer drum cartridge for prolonged periods of time can actually damage the head on your printer, which could be an expensive lesson as you will then need to replace the whole head. However, you can generally change such a printer drum cartridge in a few minutes.
The first thing you will need to do is refer to the manual in order to learn what types of printer drum cartridges are compatible with your machine. Once you have determined this you will simply need to acquire these printer drum cartridges. It is always good to have one or two extra printer drum cartridges on hand if you use your printer a great deal. This is specifically true this is an office printer that is used a great deal.
Once you have acquired a printer drum cartridge you will the need to learn how the specific drum is replaced in your type of printer. Most printers come with handbook that will walk you through the steps with illustrations. These steps are generally broken down in 4 or 5 steps and require little effort.
If you want to prolong the life of your computer and want to keep it working in tip top condition while creating vibrant documents, then you must take great care in being sure that you are always monitoring your printer drum cartridges and are ready at any given moment and time to replace them. Just be sure that you only use drum cartridges that are designed to be used with your specific make and model of printer. If you use the wrong drum cartridge you can completely ruin your printer and may end up having to pay very high repair bills.
This Article is written by John C Arkin, contributor of PrintCountry Articles.