HP: Transferring toner to HP certified cartridge?

I bought a cheap clone toner cartridge and saved a bundle. But, when inserting it into my HP Laser Jet Pro MFP 127fw, not only got a warning that is was not a HP cartridge, also found the page printed was no usable.

There was a row of smudges on the left and a huge unprinted section about one inch from the left side.

Was this inserted by the printer?

Regardless, I wonder if I can simply take the toner from the cheapo cartridge and reload the HP cartridge?

If so, how?

Thanks.
newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAsked:
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Regardless, I wonder if I can simply take the toner from the cheapo cartridge and reload the HP cartridge?

No. That will not work.

As you saw, you have to use genuine HP Toner Cartridges.   This is what we do at our clients.

I do not know if there is any such thing as a certified refill company, but beware of these.
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
I would be using HP parts, but refilled by hand. Does the printer "know" it's been reloaded?

Why do people purchase just the toner?

I see a little round plastic cap that probably is the reservoir for toner...
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have not seen anyone successfully refill a toner cartridge like that.

If you wish to try, I guess you can try, but I cannot say how it will turn out.

Why do people purchase just the toner?   People are willing to risk damaging their printer to save a small amount of money.
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
I have a 6-year old printer. can changing the toner really damage the printer?

I understand that a failed re-fill could cause havoc, yes.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I have not looked at the innards of a toner cartridge. It has to provide toner in discrete amounts in the right spot. If refilling causes issues with this, then printing will fail.

Does it damage the printer?  I cannot say for sure.
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newbiewebSr. Software EngineerAuthor Commented:
I guess I'm better off safe than sorry. Thanks.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
You are very welcome and yes, I think you are better safe.
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