asked Oct 23, 2006 at 9:01am
Hp HP Color LaserJet 4550N

Can an unopened toner cartridge get too old

I recently bought an HP4550n black toner cartridge from red tag toner. The box has a returned shipping label from Delta Airlines dated 5-20-2004. The box is unopened, but I am wondering if toner can go bad with age.
I would say not likely if it has been sesaled, but I have seen cases of other components in the cart going bad, stuck blades, etc. :-)PCRMike
by pcrmike on Oct 23, 2006 at 9:30am Add comment
If the cartridge has a drum in it, then yes it can go bad with age. What typically fails is the drum wiper blade. Since your cartridge is just toner, I wouldn't worry about it. Toner does not degrade with age.
by moe on Oct 23, 2006 at 3:23pm Add comment
installed c4195a drum kit of unknown age but new in sealed pack. and now it prints solid black pages. any ideas ? thanks
by xr250 on Sep 21, 2010 at 9:15am Add comment