How to replace HP 414a toner cartridge?

If you’re planning to purchase a new 414a toner cartridge for your HP printer, or already got one, here are some tips for you to learn more about the product. It includes when to replace the toner, how to choose a proper 414a toner cartridge, and what to do after receiving it. Let’s start now.

replace HP 414A toner cartridge

When to replace 414a toner for your HP printer?

As we all know, 414a toner is a cartridge combo which includes four packs of toner cartridges in four different colors (black, cyan, magenta, yellow). It’s compatible with HP Color LaserJet printers. The following is its compatible printer list.

HP LaserJet Pro M454dn Color Laser Printer

HP LaserJet Pro M454dw Color Laser Printer

HP LaserJet Pro M479fdw Color Laser Printer

HP LaserJet Pro M479fdn Color Laser Printer

HP LaserJet Pro M479dw Color Laser Printer

When the printer toner level gets low, there are two types of messages on HP printers to reminder you to replace toner.

Cartridge is low: When you received this message, do not hurry to replace the cartridge immediately. You could click “Cartridge Icon” on the top of the printer control panel to check the actual toner levels as it may still remain some toner. If the print quality is still acceptable, you could continue to print with the current cartridges until the output gets faded or acceptable.

Cartridge is very low: When you found this message, you could consider replacing it. But if you just have no extra cartridge on hands, there is a way may help you. Take out the cartridge to shake it from side to side several times and then take a try. You still have chances to get it to work.

How to choose a proper toner cartridge?

HP published two types of toner cartridges with different page yields for your choice.

Standard Capacity: HP 414a, it includes 4 packs of toner cartridges with standard page yield. The 4 separate cartridges can be also known as w2020a, w2021a, w2022a, w2023a in HP part number. According to the ISO (the International Organization for Standardization) testing guidelines, the black cartridge can yield 2,400 pages while the color cartridges yield 1,200 pages. 

HP Part#w2020aw2021aw2022aW2023a
Color414a black toner414a cyan toner414a magenta toner414a yellow toner
Page Yield2,400 pages1,200 pages1,200 pages1,200 pages

High Capacity: HP 414X, black cartridge with 7,500 pages, color cartridge with 6,000 pages. With more than 3 times the page yield of the standard version, this high yield toner cartridge can provide a longer service life for you but with a lower cost per page. Why? Let’s check the cost. For example, a pack of HP 414A costs $84.99. With 2,400 pages yield, it means you need to pay 3.5 cents once print a page. 414x black cartridge costs $171.99 but with 7,500 pages, the high capacity cartridge can decrease the cost to 2.5 cents. It’s obviously a cost-effective option if you print a lot every day and want to cut the budget of your printing expense.

HP Part#w2020xw2021xw2022xW2023x
Color414x black toner414x cyan toner414x magenta toner414x yellow toner
Page Yield7,500 pages6,000 pages6,000 pages6,000 pages

This may be a choice, but we can offer you a better one, v4ink 414X DIY toner cartridge. You can get 1 pack of v4ink 414x black toner cartridge only at $49.99. With the same page yield as HP high capacity cartridge, we could decrease the cost per page for you to 0.67 cents. It means you could save up to 70% of the cost by choosing v4ink DIY cartridge but only need to take an extra 10 minutes to transfer chip before using. 

Cartridge TypeHP 414A blackHP 414X blackV4ink DIY 414X black
Page Yield2,400 pages7,500 pages7,500 pages
Price$84.99$171.99$49.99
Cost per Page3.5 cents2.5 cents0.67 cents

How to transfer chip for v4ink DIY 414x Toner cartridge?

Here is a video to show you the steps. Or you could check the text instruction for better understanding.

To help you transfer chips easily, a set of special tools and a detailed user manual will be added to the package. The tools include a pair of tweezers, a pair of scissors and one chip recycle drill. Here are the steps for your reference.https://www.youtube.com/embed/9odBKsqJTUE

1.  Take out the empty HP cartridge from printer and find the corresponding color of v4ink new toner cartridge and remove its package.

2.   Install chip recycle drill into the chip slot of the HP empty cartridge and screw down the drill slowly until the chip becomes loose. Then remove the chip with the tweezers.           

3.   Roll back the drill and remove it from the cartridge.

4.   Clean the plastics and glue on the surface of the chip with scissors.

5.   Insert the chip into the new chip tray. Make sure it’s in the correct direction. 

6.   Install the new chip tray along with the chip into the new v4ink cartridge.

7.  Shake the v4ink cartridge from side to side and install it into the printer.

Note: 

  1. The chip should be from the correct cartridge. It means if you want to transfer chip for the black cartridge, make sure it’s from the HP black cartridge. Don’t mix the chip with other colors’.
  2. If the new cartridge could not be detected by printer after installing the chip, make sure you have installed the chip correctly. Wrong direction or not aligning with the middle line of the chip slot may result in the problem.
  3. The printer or computer may prompt “Cartridge is low” or this kind of message, you could disregard it and continue to print.

Any doubt about the instruction or about our products, please feel free to let us know. You also could contact us to apply for a free trial of our cartridge.

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Everything you need to know about HP 414A and HP 414X

HP 414A can provide you with high-quality and clear printed pages and bright images, which are loved by many office and home users. If you want to save time and money on HP 414A/X, you can not miss this guide!


Basic Information for HP 414A/X

What is the difference between HP 414A and 414X?

HP 414A Standard yield Black toner cartridge: Around 2,400 pages

HP 414X High yield Black toner cartridge: Around 7,500 pages

HP 414A Standard yield Cyan toner cartridge: Around 2,100 pages

HP 414X High yield Cyan toner cartridge: Around 6,000 pages

HP 414A Standard yield Magenta toner cartridge: Around 2,100 pages

HP 414X High Yield Magenta toner cartridge: Around 6,000 pages

HP 414A Standard yield Yellow toner cartridge: Around 2,100 pages

HP 414X High Yield Yellow toner cartridge: Around 6,000 pages

Whether it’s color or black, the page yield of HP 414X High Yield toner cartridge is around 3 times than the HP 414A Standard Yield Toner Cartridge. That means the service life of HP 414X is 3 times longer than the HP 414A. If you don’t want to change the cartridge frequently, or if you print more page in your daily life, It will be better to select HP 414X High yield toner cartridges.


What is the printer work with HP 414A?

The compatible printer model of HP 414A standard yield and HP 414X high yield are the same. The following are the printer models they are compatible with:

Color LaserJet Pro M454dnM454dwM479dwM479fdnMFP M479fdw.


How long can HP 414 last?

Generally speaking, the HP 414A 414X toner cartridge can be stored for 24-36 months without being opened, but it is also affected by temperature and humidity.

The service life of the ink cartridge is generally determined by the page yield. The page yield of HP 414A is 2,400 pages per black and 2,100 pages per color toner cartridge 5% coverage(A4/Letter). HP 414X is 7,500 page per black and 6,000 pages per color toner cartridge 5% coverage(A4/Letter).


HP 414X with chip vs. HP 414X no chip, how should I choose?

The v4ink HP 414X toner cartridge no chip is a new compatible toner cartridge which means all the part of the toner cartridge are brand new. The service life is as long as the new OEM toner cartridge. But this product does not come with chip, so you will need to replace the chip from the OEM toner cartridge and install it into v4ink toner cartridge. It’s easy to install and you can save up to 70% than ordering OEM products.

The v4ink HP 414X toner cartridge with chip is a Remanufactured toner cartridge, which means that the toner cartridge is made of the original manufacturer’s cartridge shells, after being thoroughly cleaned, filled with third-party materials, rigorously tested and at last sold at discounted prices. This toner cartridge comes with original chip, you can install it to your printer directly.

 OEM HP 414X BlackV4ink 414X no chip BlackV4ink 414X with chip Black
Cost$171.99$49.99$126.99
Page Yield7,500 pages7,500 pages7,500 pages
Cost per Page2.3 cents0.7 cents1.7 cents

From the above data, you can save up to 26% on the v4ink 414X with chip and save up to 70% on the v4ink 414X no chip.


How to transfer the chip from OEM toner cartridge to no chip cartridge?

Before you replace the chip, you need to pay attention to whether your original toner cartridge is Structure A or Structure B, as shown in the figure below.A B Structure for HP toner cartridge

For Structure A, the chip is not fixed on the toner cartridge with glue, so it only needs to be cut off the plastic block for fixing the chip, and it is easy to take out the complete chip from the original toner cartridge.

Disassemble and installation guide for Structure A:

For Structure B, the chip is fixed on the toner cartridge with glue, and the chip can only be removed with special tools.

Disassemble and installation guide for Structure B:


FAQ for HP 414A/X

Whether the HP 414A and 414X can be mixed in the same printer?

Yes, you can use the 414A toner cartridge together with the 414X toner cartridges.

Most people use black toner cartridge more than the color cartridge. They need to use an extended life black cartridge. Therefore, mixing the 414X black together with the 414A color toner cartridge would be a better way to save money.


Can the chip replacement guide of the 414A be applied to 415A?

Yes, the chip replacement guide of the 414A can also be applied to HP 415. Becuase HP 415 is essentially the same what 414. The only difference is that 414 is dedicated to the North American market, and 415 is sold in Europe.


Are HP 410A and 414X interchangeable?

No, HP 410A Toner cartridge is completely difference from HP 414X Toner cartridge. They are compatible with different printers.

HP 410A/X compatible with: Color LaserJet Pro M452dnM452nwM452dwMFP M477fdnMFP M477fdwMFP M477fnw.

HP 414A/X compatible with: Color LaserJet Pro M454dnM454dwM479dwM479fdnMFP M479fdw.


Can I reuse the chip from my original toner over and over?

Yes, If you purchased a DIY compatible HP 414X toner cartridge from v4ink, you need to remove the chip from the original (OEM) toner cartridge and place it on this compatible toner cartridge to use it in your printer. The chip helps the printer communicate with the toner cartridge, so the printer can notify you when the toner cartridge is low. The chip can be reused many times until it is damaged. However, the printing quality cannot be guaranteed, and the printing effect will be shallower and shallower.


Why does the computer display Cartridge low when I insert the new cartridge?

Due to the cartridge use the OEM old chip, your computer will prompt “Cartridge Low”(as below picture), please click “Snooze” and choose “2 month” to close the prompt. The cartridge is used up until low image density.printer error "cartridge low"

If you have any further questions about our HP 414A/X, please feel free to contact us with email: support_team@v4ink.com.

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The Ultimate Guide for Toner Cartridges Without Chip (Apply to 414A/X, 206A/X, CF258A/X, etc)

As we all know, HP original toner cartridges are usually come with chips. This is set to make their printer can only recognize the specified ink cartridge and provide an accurate amount of the toner. However, the toner cartridge with chip is generally expensive. How to better save costs? Compatible toner cartridge without chip will be a good choice for you!


What does toner cartridge without chip mean?

It means these toner cartridges are DIY (Do It Yourself) version, they do not come with a chip. You need to remove the chip from your old (original) toner cartridge and then install it to the DIY product in correct position before putting into your printer.


Can I use a toner cartridge without a chip?

Some original HP and Canon products are equipped with chips, so when you use a compatible no-chip version, you need to install the original chip before using it. For example, HP 206A / X, HP CF258A / X, HP 414A / X, Canon 055 (H), etc.

However, there are also some HP and Canon products come without chips, such as HP CE285A, HP CF248A, Canon 137, etc. There is no need to install additional chips when using these models.

Before you buy a toner cartridge, you must clearly understand whether the toner cartridge model corresponding to the printer you use is with chip or without chip.


What is the difference between cartridge with chip and without chip?

Cartridges without chips are generally compatible products, which means all the part of the toner cartridge are brand new. The service life is as long as the new OEM toner cartridge. But these product do not come with chip, so you will need to remove the chip from the OEM toner cartridge and install it into the compatible (no chip) toner cartridge. Don’t worry, it’s easy to install and will not damage your printer. You can also save up to 70% than ordering OEM products.

The third party manufactured cartridge with chip is generally Remanufactured toner cartridge, which means that the toner cartridge is use the original manufacturer’s cartridge shells, then thoroughly cleaned, filled with third-party materials, rigorously tested and at last sold at discounted prices. This toner cartridge comes with original chip, you can install it to your printer directly. But the price of the remanufactrued toner cartridge is not cheap, the price is usually 2-3 times that of the compatible (no chip) products. But its price is still lower than the original cartridge.

Let’s take v4ink HP 414X (W2020X) Black Toner Cartridge as an example:

 V4ink 414X (No Chip)V4ink 414X (With Chip)>OEM HP 414X (With Chip)
Price$49.99$126.99$171.99
Saveup to 70%up to 26% 


Is the no chip cartridge adaptable for the same printer model as the cartridge with chip?

The compatible no chip toner cartridge is made with the original toner cartridge as the template. There is basically no difference in shape or structure from the original toner cartridge. The main difference is whether it is equipped with a chip. Therefore, the no chip cartridge is suitable for the same printer model as the toner cartridge with chip.


Can I reuse the chip from my toner over and over?

If you purchased a DIY compatible toner cartridge from third party seller, you need to remove the chip from the original (OEM) toner cartridge and place it on this compatible toner cartridge to use. The chip helps the printer communicate with the toner cartridge, so the printer can notify you when the toner cartridge is low and the chip can be reused many times, until the chip is damaged or the print color becomes lighter.


What should I do when printer display “Low toner” or “replace toner”?

After you install the new compatible toner cartridge correctly, the printer may show ” Low toner” or “Used” because the new toner cartridge are installed with the original chip and the chip has remembered the capacity of your old toner cartridge. But don’t worry, you just need to ignore the error message and print until you simply run out of toner.


How to install the chip for the new toner cartridge?

Installation guide for toner cartridge without chip (Structure A), you can follow the steps listed below (Take HP CF258A for example):

Step 1 – Find your old toner cartridge to pull open the plastic in the red circle of the picture.

Step 2 – Use the tweezers to take out the chip from the old toner cartridge slightly.

Step 3 – Install the chip into the new toner cartridge.

Step 4 – Please check if you have installed it correctly like the picture. Remind to insert the chip into the inner-edge of the chip slot and aim to the middle line.

If the chip in your old toner cartridge come with glue (Structure B), please follow the step below (Take HP 414A for example):

Step 1 – Pull out the chip recovery drill screw and install it on the OEM cartridge. Rotate the chip recovery drill screw to the bottom to extrude the chip.

Step 2 – Use the tweezers to take out the chip from the old toner cartridge slightly.

Step 3 – Scissor the unnecessary plastics around the chip.

Step 4 – Take the removed chip into the chip carrier in the correct orientation and then put it on the toner cartridge.


Which without chip products are available?

V4ink currently provides you with DIY compatible toner cartridges (No Chip) for HP 206A, HP 206X, HP 414A, HP 414X, HP 58A, HP 58X, HP 89A, HP 89X, Canon 055, Canon 055H, HP 215A, HP 134A, HP 134X and other models, buying toner cartridge without chip can save you up to 70% than buying original toner cartridges.

Tips: Most of our cartridges come with tools (tweezers and pliers) and instructions on how to remove and reinstall the chip. You can also watch some of our videos on our other blogs or product detail pages, which will show you how to replace the chip.

If you have any further question about our DIY cartridge (No Chip), please feel free to contact us with email: support_team@v4ink.com.

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What is the same and difference between HP 414A and HP 414X?

HP 414A and HP 414X Toner Cartridge look similar. Can they be mix in the same printer? What is the same and difference between them? Let’s find the answer together.

Compatible Printer model

The compatible printer model of HP 414A standard yield and HP 414X high yield are the same. The following are the printer models they compatible to:

HP LaserJet Pro M454dn Color Laser Printer

HP LaserJet Pro M454dw Color Laser Printer

HP LaserJet Pro M479fdn Color Laser Printer

HP LaserJet Pro M479dw Color Laser Printer

HP LaserJet Pro M479fdw Color Laser Printer

Since the HP 414A and 414X are compatible for the same printer model. Many people wonder whether they can be mixed in the same printer? The answer is yes, you can use the 414X black toner cartridge together with the 414A color toner cartridges. Most people use black more than the color cartridge. They need to use an extended life black cartridge.Therefore, mixing the 414X black together with the 414A color toner cartridge would be a better way to save money.

Page Yield

As we all know, “X” means more capacity and more toner the cartridge contain. The most different between HP 414A and HP 414X toner cartridge is their page yield and their service life.

SeriesBlack Toner CartridgeC/M/Y Toner Cartridge
HP 414A Standard Yield2400 pages2100 pages
HP 414X High Yield7500 pages6000 pages

Whether it’s color or black, the page yield of HP 414X High Yield toner cartridge is 3 times than the HP 414A Standard Yield Toner Cartridge. That means the service life of HP 414X is 3 times longer than the HP 414A. If you don’t want to change the cartridge frequently, or if you print more page in your daily life, It will be better to select HP 414X High yield toner cartridges.

Cost per page

Cost per page (CPP) is determined by dividing the cost of that printer cartridge by the printer cartridge’s page yield. Through the cost per page, we can find out which product has better cost performance.

The cost per page comparison of OEM HP 414A/X Black Toner cartridge:

BlackHP 414A Standard YieldHP 414X High Yield
Cost$84.99$171.99
Page Yield2400 pages7500 pages
Cost per Page3.5 cents2.3 cents

The cost per page comparison of OEM HP 414A/X Cyan/Magenta/Yellow Toner cartridge:

C/Y/MHP 414A Standard YieldHP 414X High Yield
Cost$109.99$234.99
Page Yield2100 pages6000 pages
Cost per Page5.2 cents3.9 cents

The cost per page of color toner cartridge is higher than the black toner cartridge. The cost per page of 414X high yield toner cartridge, no matter color or black, both lower than the 414A standard yield toner cartridge.

Therefore, choosing the high yield version will be more affordable.

What’ s the best price alternatives of HP 414A and 414X?

V4ink HP 414A (W2020A) Black toner cartridge – DIY version and v4ink HP 414X (W2020X) Black toner cartridge – DIY version are your best price alternative.

V4ink HP 414A/X DIY version with the same page yield as the OEM toner cartridge, which work perfectly with the printer model the same as OEM’s.

You just need to replace the chip from the OEM toner cartridge and install it into v4ink toner cartridge. It’s easy to install and you can save up to 70% by using v4ink toner cartridges.

The cost per page comparison of OEM HP 414A and v4ink HP 414A DIY Toner Cartridge:

BlackOEM HP 414Av4ink HP 414A – DIY
Cost$84.99$42.99
Page Yield2400 pages2400 pages
Cost per Page3.5 cents1.8 cents

The cost per page comparison of OEM HP 414X and v4ink HP 414X DIY Toner Cartridge:

BlackOEM HP 414Xv4ink HP 414X – DIY
Cost$171.99$49.99
Page Yield7500 pages7500 pages
Cost per Page2.3 cents0.67 cents

If you don’t want to replace chip by yourself, v4ink also provide you with a more convenient choice – v4ink Remanufactured 414A/ 414X Toner Cartridges with chip.

Shopping at v4ink.com can help you save more and enjoy high quality printing effect!

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