How to Replace the (Black Only) Imaging Units on Xerox VersaLink C410 & C415

Submitted by Matthew Eberhart on Fri, 06/07/2024 - 14:03


Is your printer producing faded or streaky prints? Are you constantly battling with low-quality output despite changing toner cartridges? If so, your black imaging unit might be the culprit.

Fear not—in this comprehensive guide, we will walk you through the process of replacing the black imaging unit in your Xerox C410/C415 printer.

This step-by-step tutorial is provided by Strategic Technology Partners of Texas (STPT), experts in printer servicing who have resolved this issue thousands of times.

Our skilled technician, Matthew, with years of experience in printer repairs, will be your guide. By the end of this article, you will not only understand why and when your black imaging unit needs replacement but also gain the confidence to do it yourself.

Why Replace Your Black Imaging Unit:

Printers, like any other machine, require regular maintenance to function optimally. The black imaging unit plays a crucial role in transferring toner onto paper, ensuring crisp and clear prints.

Over time, this unit can wear out, leading to print quality issues such as faded prints, streaks, or smudges. Replacing the black imaging unit rejuvenates your printer's performance, restoring sharpness and consistency to your prints.

For other maintenance tutorials on the Xerox C410 and C415 printers, check out the guides below:

Now, let's explore the detailed steps for replacing your black imaging unit and mastering your printer maintenance skills like a pro!

Step 1: Open the Front Cover

Start by opening the front cover of your Xerox VersaLink C415 printer.

Printer technician opens front cover of Xerox VersaLink C410/C415

Step 2: Open B Section

Next, locate the side cover labeled ‘B’ and swing it open.

Printer technician opens side cover 'B' of Xerox VersaLink C410/C415

Step 3: Remove the Side Cover

Inside, you'll find two orange push buttons. Press these buttons to release the white ‘A’ section from the machine. Now, you can remove the entire side cover.

Printer technician removes side cover of Xerox VersaLink C410/C415

Step 4: Remove the Waste Toner Bottle

After removing the side cover, locate the waste toner bottle. Push the two orange buttons above it to release the bottle—be cautious as it is spring-loaded. Carefully remove the waste toner bottle from the machine.

Printer technician pushes orange buttons to remove waste toner bottle on Xerox VersaLink C410/C415

Step 5: Remove Toners

Proceed to remove all four toner cartridges by pushing up the orange handle of each cartridge assembly. Lift them out individually to clear the way and access the imaging unit.

Printer technician removes toner on Xerox VersaLink C410/C415

Step 6: Remove the Imaging Unit Kit

Now, it's time to remove the imaging unit kit. Lift both orange handles located on the sides of the unit and pull them to remove the kit until it stops. Do not force it.  

Printer technician lifts both handles on side of imaging unit kit of Xerox VersaLink C410/C415

Look for two long carrying handles on the sides of the kit. Grab these, then press the orange button on the right handle to completely detach the imaging unit kit.

Printer technician fully removes imaging unit kit on Xerox VersaLink C410/C415

Step 7: Remove Color Developer Units

Because you're changing out only your black Imaging unit, unpack it carefully and place it on a stable surface.

Printer technician places color developer units on stable surface (from Xerox VersaLink C410/C415)

Before inserting it, remove the developer units (yellow, cyan, magenta) from the old Imaging unit kit. Lift the developer units by the cast handles on each side and set them aside carefully.

Printer technician removes color developer units from old imaging unit for the Xerox VersaLink C410/C415

You should be left with what comes in a new black-only imaging kit.

Step 8: Insert Color Developer Units to new Imaging Unit

Once you remove your new black imaging unit from its packaging, set it down on a sturdy surface. Insert the previously removed color developer units into the new black Imaging unit kit. Ensure you hear a click to ensure they are placed correctly and securely into their designated slots.

Printer technician inserts color developer units into new imaging unit of the Xerox VersaLink C410/C415

Step 9: Install New Imaging Unit

Ensure the black hooks on each end of the imaging unit slide into the grey channels inside the printer.

Printer technician points out grey slot for new imaging unit on the Xerox VersaLink C410/C415

Now insert the new Imaging unit into the printer until the right side clicks. Then, use the orange handles to push the imaging unit all the way in until it clicks it into position. Swing the orange handles down once you’re done to lock it in place.  

Printer technician inserts new imaging unit on Xerox VersaLink C410/C415

Step 10: Re-insert Toners

Re-insert the toner cartridges by pushing them down until they click into place.


Step 11: Re-Insert Waste Toner Bottle

Align the waste toner bottle holes with the corresponding springs based on the matching colors.

Printer technician points out springs to re-insert waste toner bottle on the Xerox VersaLink C410/C415

Then, push the bottle back into its position until the orange tabs lock securely.


Step 12: Re-assemble the Printer

With all components securely in place, re-install the side cover by aligning the white claws and swinging it up until it clicks.

Printer technician re-installs side cover on the Xerox VersaLink C410/C415

Finally, close the B panel and then the front cover to complete the process.

Final Tips:

  • Take your time and be deliberate with each step.
  • Avoid forcing any components into place.
  • Ensure everything clicks back securely to avoid future issues.

The Importance of Black Imaging Unit Replacement:

Neglecting to replace your black imaging unit can lead to a myriad of issues affecting both your printer and your work output. Print quality will continue to degrade, impacting the professionalism of your documents or images. Moreover, prolonged use of a worn-out imaging unit can cause mechanical stress on other printer components, potentially leading to costly repairs or replacements.

Maintaining your printer's black imaging unit is crucial for consistent, high-quality prints. By following the steps outlined in this guide, you can extend your printer's lifespan and ensure reliable performance. Remember, regular maintenance and timely replacements save you from costly downtime and frustration. For more helpful printer resources, head to our Learning Center, where we publish content weekly.   

For tips on extending the lifespan of your printer or copier, check out our blog post featuring eight helpful suggestions.

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