A Step-by-Step Guide to Replacing Print Cartridge on the Xerox AltaLink B8090 Printer

Submitted by Matthew Eberhart on Mon, 02/26/2024 - 09:37


As you prepare to tackle your daily office tasks, you suddenly see an alert demanding a replacement of your printer's cartridge. Panic sets in, and you wonder how to navigate this process. With time ticking away, the pressure mounts. The last thing you need is a printer malfunction throwing a wrench in your plans when you have an important project to complete.

But don't worry! STPT is here to help. We understand how urgent it is to have smooth printing operations. Delaying the replacement of your cartridge could cause poor print quality and unnecessary stress.

That's why Matthew, our resident print expert with years of experience, will guide you step by step through the cartridge replacement process. In this comprehensive blog, he’ll explain the procedure for the Xerox AltaLink B8090 model, ensuring you're up and running again in no time.


Step 1: Open the Front Cover

Begin by opening the front cover of your Xerox printer. This will give you access to the internal components necessary to replace the print cartridge.

Printer technician opens the front cover on the Xerox AltaLink B8090 Printer to replace print cartridge


Step 2: Open the Left Side Cover

Next, you'll need to open the left side cover of the printer. This step provides additional access to the toner cartridge, making it easier to remove and replace.

Printer technician opens the left side cover on the Xerox AltaLink B8090 Printer to replace print cartridge


Step 3: Unlock the Orange Latch

Locate and twist the orange latch counterclockwise to unlock the toner cartridge for removal.

Printer technician unlocks the orange latch on the Xerox AltaLink B8090 Printer to replace print cartridge


Step 4: Pull Out the Cartridge Until You See the Orange Top Handle

With the latch unlocked, grab the orange handle at the top of the cartridge and gently pull it out until you reach the long orange carrying handle on top.

Printer technician pulls out the cartridge on the Xerox AltaLink B8090 Printer to replace print cartridge


Step 5: Use Your Other Hand to Hold the Top Handle and Pull All the Way Out

Once you've reached the orange carrying handle, use your other hand to grip it securely. Then, continue pulling the cartridge out of the printer until it's fully removed.

Pro tip: Avoid touching the purple surface to prevent damage.

Printer technician lifts the cartridge on the Xerox AltaLink B8090 Printer to replace print cartridge


Step 6: Insert New Cartridge

Carefully unpack your new toner cartridge and hold it by the gray plastic front for stability. Then, insert the cartridge into the printer and slide it in.  

Printer technician inserts new cartridge on the Xerox AltaLink B8090 Printer


Step 7: Clean the LED Light Array

To keep print quality at its best, use the blue handle provided to clean the LED light array inside the printer. Pull the blue handle out and move it in and out three times to clean the light array thoroughly.

Printer technician cleans the LED Light Array on the Xerox AltaLink B8090 Printer


Step 8: Lock Orange Latch

Once the LED light array is cleaned, lock the orange latch on the toner cartridge by twisting it back into place slowly and deliberately. This prevents toner from raining back down onto the cleaned light array.

Printer technician locks the orange latch on the Xerox AltaLink B8090 Printer after replacing print cartridge


Step 9: Close Left Side Cover

Close the left side cover of the printer, ensuring that both the front and rear latches are properly latched.


Step 10: Close Front Cover

Finally, close the front cover of the printer to complete the toner replacement process. With everything securely in place, your Xerox AltaLink B8090 printer is ready to resume printing operations.


Ensure Timely Print Cartridge Replacements

To keep your Xerox AltaLink printer running smoothly and producing top-notch prints, you should replace the toner cartridge when prompted. Be on the lookout for warning messages from your Xerox machine to ensure a timely print cartridge replacement. By doing this, you can extend the life of your printer and keep those prints looking amazing.

Toner cartridges are crucial for laser printers. While replacing them is a simple task, recycling them is just as important. And the good news is, it's easier than you might think. If you want to learn how to properly recycle toner cartridges and printer supplies, read our guide. It's a quick read that will inspire you to join the movement towards a cleaner environment.


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