How do I change the toner OPC drum?
The cartridge in my printer is almost 2 years old, but was manufactured in 2012 since I bought this printer as a floor model. If it was still usable this wouldn't be a problem but the OPC drum on the cartridge is damaged and produces visible defects. The problem is there is still a good amount of unused toner.
As of when I write this post, the printer's chip estimates that I only have 100 pages left. This is almost always inaccurate since HP is more conservative then other manufacturers. With HP, you will often find ~100-150+ pages of toner left once the printer deems the cartridge empty. In reality I probably have at least 200-250 pages worth of toner left in this cartridge. Since I set my printer up to continue printing on "empty" toner when I bought it, I can run the cartridge as long as I want.
Since I still have a good amount of toner left, how would I go about purchasing a OPC drum and replacing it? Should I find an empty 80A/L and get the drum off of that or am I better off buying a new toner and then using this one until the quality is no longer acceptable or more defects develop?
Is this a good question?