A Step-by-Step Guide to Waste Cartridge Replacement on Xerox VersaLink C7020/C7025/C7030

Submitted by Matthew Eberhart on Wed, 01/10/2024 - 15:10


Welcome back to the Printing Workshop. We know how frustrating it can be to encounter printing issues, but don't worry, we're here to help. Today, our expert, Matthew, will guide us through a simple yet crucial task - replacing the waste cartridge on a Xerox VersaLink C7030. We understand that this may seem overwhelming, but we have created a step-by-step guide that will provide clear instructions and make the process seamless for you. Just follow along with Matthew, and you'll be back to printing in no time.


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Step 1: Open the Front Cover

The first thing you’ll do is open the front cover of the Xerox VersaLink C7030. The waste cartridge, labeled as R5, is conveniently located right up front.

Printer technician opens the front cover of the Xerox VersaLink C7030


Step 2: Unlock the Orange Latch

To access the waste cartridge, the orange latch needs to be unlocked. Roll the latch to the unlocked position, ensuring a clear path for the next steps.

Printer technician unlocks the orange latch on the Xerox VersaLink C7030


Step 3: Using Both Grey Latches, Pull Out the Waste Cartridge

Once the orange latch is unlocked, look at the top of the cartridge, where two grey latches with orange stickers are situated. Using two fingers, push down on these latches to allow the waste cartridge to be easily rolled out of its place.

Printer technician uses grey latches to pull out the waste cartridge on the Xerox VersaLink C7030


Step 4: Insert New Waste Cartridge

With the old waste cartridge removed, it’s time to use a new one. Sit the replacement cartridge into the designated spots at the bottom, ensuring a secure fit with the black foot holders. Tilt the entire cartridge up into place. Give it a good push to ensure both top latches click into place, guaranteeing the proper installation of the new waste cartridge.

Printer technician points out the black foot holders where the new waste cartridge will go on the Xerox VersaLink C7030

Printer technician pushes in the new waste cartridge on the Xerox VersaLink C7030


Step 5: Lock Orange Latch

Secure the new waste cartridge in place by locking the orange latch back into its original position. This step is to prevent any potential mishaps.

Printer technician locks the orange latch on the Xerox VersaLink C7030


Step 6: Close Front Door

With the waste cartridge securely replaced, it's time to close the front cover.


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