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    https://static.ombe.com/slir/w200/forums/200/rickpics/josiah_HP-LJ_M154-CF510A_Toner/HP_LaserJetPro_M154.jpgRemanufacturing the HP LaserJet Pro M154, MFP M180 (CF510A-204A Series) Black and Color Toner cartridges

    By Mike Josiah and the Technical Staff at Uninet

    First released in July 2015, the Pro M252/277 series of color laser printers are based on a 17ppm black & color, 600 Dpi engine. (3600 DPI with RET).
    The M154 cartridges use HP’s “ColorSphere 3” toner and the chips have “JetIntelligence”.

    The first page out is stated at under 11.6 seconds. Standard installed memory for the M154n is 128MB, the M180 and the M181 both come standard with 256MB.

    New cartridges do not come with a drum cover. They use a plastic box insert to protect the cartridge. It’s a good idea to have your customers save these inserts. See Figure 1 The starter cartridges that ship with the printer are rated for 700 pages CMY and 800 pages black.

    Figure 1
    Figure 1



    The end caps are plastic welded, and the DB has a left hand threaded screw, but once past the welds are not that difficult to do.

    The printers currently based on the M154 engine are the:


    HP LaserJet Pro M153a
    HP LaserJet Pro M153nw
    HP LaserJet Pro M154a
    HP LaserJet Pro M154nw

    HP LaserJet Pro MFP M180nw
    HP LaserJet Pro MFP M181nw


    The cartridges used in these machines are (HP 204A series)

    CF510A (Black) 1,100 pages $50.99 List*
    CF511A (Cyan) 900 pages $56.99 List*
    CF513A (Magenta) 900 pages $56.99 List*
    CF512A (Yellow) 900 pages $56.99 List*

    Cartridges used in Europe, Russia, CIS, Middle East and Africa: (205A series)

    CF530A (Black)
    CF531A (Cyan)
    CF533A (Magenta)
    CF532A (Yellow)



    * Pricing current as of May 2018. With the new machines shipping with 7-800 page starter cartridges, there is sure to be a fast growing demand for remanufactured cartridges!

    Required Tools

    1) Toner approved vacuum.
    2) A small screw driver (Common Style)
    3) A Phillips head screwdriver
    4) Needle Nose Pliers
    5) Flat blade (Common) screwdriver
    6) Square edge razor blade

    Supplies Required

    Color toner for use in the HP M154 series cartridges
    New replacement chip
    New Long Life Drum
    New Wiper Blade
    New Developer Roller (Optional)
    New PCR [Optional]
    New Doctor Blade [Optional]
    Good quality double sided tape 1/8” wide. (3M brand preferred)
    Lint free Cloths
    Conductive grease


    1) With the HP top label facing you, remove the spring from the left side of the cartridge. See Figure 2

    Figure 2
    Figure 2



    2) On the same side, using a flat blade screwdriver, pry out the top of the end cap until you feel the weld give way. See Figure 3

    Figure 3
    Figure 3



    3) Slide the screwdriver inside the end cap to the place indicated and gently pry again until the end cap comes free. See Figure 4

    Figure 4
    Figure 4



    4) Remove the end cap See Figure 5

    Figure 5
    Figure 5



    5) Remove the drum from the cartridge. Doing this now will make separating the two halves easier See Figure 6

    Figure 6
    Figure 6




    6) Start to separate the two halves. You will see a small black plastic tab on the drum gear Assembly that blocks you from removing the waste chamber. Press down opposite the tab while pulling the end cap out to separate the two halves. See Figures 7 & 8

    Figure 7
    Figure 7



    Figure 8
    Figure 8



    7) Remove the PCR. Clean with your preferred PCR cleaner and place aside in a clean area. See Figure 9

    Figure 9
    Figure 9



    8) Remove the two wiper blade screws and the wiper blade. See Figure 10

    Figure 10
    Figure 10



    9) Clean out all the waste toner from the chamber. Make sure all the wiper blade seals are clean. Clean the blue seals with a foam swab and 99& Isopropyl alcohol if necessary. See Figures 11 & 12

    Figure 11
    Figure 11



    Figure 12
    Figure 12



    10) Coat the new wiper blade with your preferred lubricant and install. Install the two screws. See Figure 13

    Figure 13
    Figure 13



    11) Install the cleaned PCR. Make sure to place a small amount of conductive grease on the black PCR holder. See Figures 14 & 15

    Figure 14
    Figure 14



    Figure 15
    Figure 15



    12) On the Supply chamber, remove the two screws from the gear side end cap. Remove the end cap. Be careful of the drum drive gear and bushing. They can come loose. See Figures 16, 17 & 18

    Figure 16
    Figure 16



    Figure 17
    Figure 17



    Figure 18
    Figure 18



    13) Remove the two gears. See Figure 19.

    Figure 19
    Figure 19



    14) Pry off the white inner end cap. See Figure 20

    Figure 20
    Figure 20



    15) Remove the large and small gears as shown. See Figure 21

    Figure 21
    Figure 21



    16) Slide the developer roller over and remove. Be careful not to lose the 2 round bushings or alignment tab. See Figures 22 & 23.

    Figure 22
    Figure 22



    Figure 23
    Figure 23



    17) There are two screws holding the doctor blade in place. The left screw is a normal thread screw, the right side uses a left hand thread screw. Be careful not to mix them up. Remove the DB. See Figure 24

    Figure 24
    Figure 24



    18) Vacuum out the remaining toner from the hopper from the slot next to the feed roller. Remove the old seal if present. See Figure 25

    Figure 25
    Figure 25



    19) At this point while tight, you can fill the hopper with toner for use in the HP M154 series of printers. See Figure 26

    Figure 26
    Figure 26



    20) Clean the doctor blade seals. Install the doctor blade and two screws. Remember the right side uses the left hand threaded screw! Make sure you have an even gap across the DB edge. They is not an alignment pin for the blade. See Figures 27 & 28

    Figure 27
    Figure 27



    Figure 28
    Figure 28



    21) Install the developer roller. Make sure both ends have the bushings in place and the left side also has the tab bushing long side up. See Figures 29 & 30

    Figure 29
    Figure 29



    Figure 30
    Figure 30



    22) Install the small and large gears as shown. See Figures 31 & 32

    Figure 31
    Figure 31



    Figure 32
    Figure 32



    23) Press the inner end cap in place. See Figure 33

    Figure 33
    Figure 33



    24) Install the two gears on the feed and developer roller shafts. See Figure 34

    Figure 34
    Figure 34



    25) Install the drum drive gear and bushing. See Figure 35

    Figure 35
    Figure 35



    26) Install the end cap and two screws. See Figure 36

    Figure 36
    Figure 36



    27) On the waste chamber, cut the chip holder with a flat blade in the two places indicated. Remove and replace the chip. Hold the new chip in place with a drop of hot glue or silicon adhesive. Make sure you don’t get any on the contacts! See Figures 37, 38 & 39

    Figure 37
    Figure 37



    Figure 38
    Figure 38



    Figure 39
    Figure 39



    28) Place the two halves together. Lift up on the black tab while pulling the end cap out to align them properly. See Figures 40 & 41

    Figure 40
    Figure 40



    Figure 41
    Figure 41



    29) Coat the drum with you preferred lubricant and install the drum in the waste hopper. See Figure 42

    Figure 42
    Figure 42



    30) Place a small piece of a good double sided tape on the inside of the end cap. Clean and replace the conductive grease on the drum axle and install the end cap. See Figures 43 & 44

    Figure 43
    Figure 43



    Figure 44
    Figure 44



    31) Install the spring. See Figure 45

    Figure 45
    Figure 45




    Taking Test Prints

    Supplies Status Page


    1. Turn on the printer.
    2. Search the computer for your printer model name, and then click the printer in the list of results. HP Printer Assistant opens.
    3. Click Print, and then click HP Device Toolbox.
    4. Click the Home tab, and then click Reports.
    5. Click Print next to Supplies Status, and then click OK.

    The Supplies Status page prints.

    Usage Page:

    Open HP Printer Assistant, and then print a Usage Page.

    1. Turn on the printer.
    2. Search the computer for your printer model name, and then click the printer in the list of results.

    HP Printer Assistant opens.

    1. Click Print, and then click HP Device Toolbox.
    2. Click the Home tab, and then click Reports.
    3. Click Print next to Usage Page, and then click OK.

    The Usage Page prints


    Repetitive Defect Chart:

    Cartridge Station Pitch 67.0mm
    ITB 66.7mm
    OPC Drum 63.0mm
    Fuser Pressure Roller 56.5mm
    Fuser Sleeve 56.5mm
    Transfer Rollers 51.5mm
    Registration Roller 44.0mm
    Primary Charge Roller 23.6mm
    Developer Roller Sleeve 22.6mm
    Output Kicker Rollers 11.0mm