Is there a override function to keep printing when toner alerts are on?Wondering since black still shows 30%.
These printers will still print when any or all of the toners are LOW, but if any one of them is EMPTY (according to the chip on the toner cartridge) printing stops.
Standard capacity toners ere 2000 page for the colours, and 3000 page for the black, so they can soon be used up.
Much cheaper per page printed, if you use the high capacity cartridges (6000 page for the colours, and 8000 page black).
There are high quality remanufactured cartridges available now, as good as OEM, and typically you'll get a Hi Capacity Remanufactured cartridge for the same sort of price as a Std Capacity OEM cartridge.
As a short term solution at a lower cost than replacement cartridges, you could just replace the cartridge CHIP. The printer would then think the toner was full (there'll likely to still be some toner in it), so you'll be able to print. Don't run the printer like this for ever though, as the toner has some lubricant properties, and with a TRULY EMPTY cartridge, you'll eventually do some damage to the cartridge, and then possibly the transfer belt (and you don't want to be changing that until it's rated 100,000 page life is up.
May 01, 2009 |
Xerox Phaser™ 6180DN Laser Printer