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Toner Low Light on within 2 months of replaced toner cartridge

I just replaced the toner cartridge and it usually lasts at least 8 months or more. I only install "Dell" brand cartridges. Is this a cartridge problem or could it be a printer problem?

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  • audrey_rieck Nov 25, 2008

    Thank you, but I am not printing anything unusual or different than its normal use in the past two or three months to use that much toner.

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Yields for cartridges are based on a page being only 6% covered. Most letters are about 10% coverage. If you print anything with lots of print (especially bold) your yield will reduce drastically. The same thing goes for pictures.

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

  • Maurice Holliday Nov 25, 2008

    Then, I would suspect the cartridge itself rather than the printer. Even the big manufacturers like Dell recycle cartridges. It is possible that your was defective.

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Hello , I believe I can help you out.

First here is a bit about your machines toner maintenance.

Second will be how to change the cartridge.

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Maintaining the toner cartridge
Toner cartridge storage
Toner cartridges contain components that are sensitive to
light, temperature, and humidity. Samsung suggests users
follow the recommendations to ensure the optimum
performance, highest quality, and longest life from your
new Samsung toner cartridge.
Store this cartridge in the same environment as the printer
it will be used in; this should be in controlled office
temperature and humidity conditions. The toner cartridge
should remain in its original, unopened package until
installation – If original packaging is not available, cover
the top opening of the cartridge with paper and store in a
dark cabinet.
Opening the cartridge package prior to use dramatically
shortens its useful shelf and operating life. Do not store on
the floor. If the toner cartridge is removed from the printer,
always store the cartridge:
• Inside the protective bag from the original package
• Correct side up in a horizontal position (not standing on
end)
• Do not store consumables in;
- Temperature greater than 40°C (104°F).
- Humidity range less than 20% and not greater than
80%.
- An environment with extreme changes in humidity or
temperature.
- Direct sunlight or room light.
- Dusty places.
- A car for a long period of time.
- An environment where corrosive gases are present.
• An environment with salty air.
Handling instructions
• Do not touch the surface of the photosensitive drum in
the cartridge.
• Do not expose the cartridge to unnecessary vibrations
or shock.
• Never manually rotate the drum, especially in the
reverse direction; this can cause internal damage and
toner spillage.
Use of non-Samsung and refilled toner
cartridge
Samsung Electronics does not recommend or approve the
use of non-Samsung brand toner cartridges in your printer
including generic, store brand, refilled, or remanufactured
toner cartridges.
CAUTION: Samsung’s printer warranty does not cover damage to
the machine caused by the use of a refilled, remanufactured, or
non-Samsung brand toner cartridge.
Estimated cartridge life
Estimated cartridge life (the life of the toner cartridge yield)
depends on the amount of toner that print jobs require. The
actual print-out number may vary depending on the print
density of the pages you print on, operating environment,
printing interval, media type, and/or media size. For
example, if you print a lot of graphics, the consumption of
the toner is high and you may need to change the cartridge
more often.
Redistributing the toner cartridge
When the toner cartridge is near the end of its life:
• White streaks or light printing occurs.
• The warning message, Toner Low displays on the control
panel.
• The Smart Panel program window appears on the computer
telling you that the toner cartridge is low on toner.
• The Status LED blinks red.
If this happens, you can temporarily reestablish print quality by
redistributing the remaining toner in the toner cartridge. In
some cases, white streaks or light printing will still occur even
after you have redistributed the toner.
1 Open the front cover.
2 Pull the toner cartridge out.
3 Thoroughly roll the toner cartridge 5 or 6 times to
distribute the toner evenly inside the toner cartridge.
NOTE: If toner gets on your clothing, wipe it off with a dry
cloth and wash clothing in cold water. Hot water sets toner into
fabric
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Changing cartridge:
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CAUTION: Do not touch the green underside of the toner
cartridge. Use the handle on the toner cartridge to avoid
touching this area.

4 Hold the toner cartridge by the handle and slowly insert
the toner cartridge into the opening in the machine.

5 Tabs on the sides of the toner cartridge and corresponding
grooves within the machine will guide the toner cartridge
into the correct position until it locks into place completely.

6 Close the front cover. Make sure that the cover is securely
closed.

Replacing the toner cartridge
When the toner cartridge is completely empty:

• The printer stops printing.

• The Smart Panel program window appears on the computer
telling you that the toner cartridge is empty.

• The Status LED lights red.

At this stage, the toner cartridge needs to be replaced. For
order information for toner cartridges, see page 7.1.

1 Pull the toner cartridge out.

2 Remove the new toner cartridge from its bag.

3 Roll the toner cartridge 5 or 6 items to distribute the toner
evenly inside the toner cartridge.

Thoroughly rolling the toner cartridge will assure
maximum copies per toner cartridge.

4 Remove the paper protecting the toner cartridge.

NOTE: If toner gets on your clothing, wipe it off with a dry
cloth and wash clothing in cold water. Hot water sets toner into
fabric.

CAUTION: Do not touch the green underside of the toner
cartridge. Use the handle on the toner cartridge to avoid
touching this area.

5 Hold the toner cartridge by the handle and slowly insert
the toner cartridge into the opening in the machine.

6 Tabs on the sides of the toner cartridge and corresponding
grooves within the machine will guide the toner cartridge
into the correct position until it locks into place completely.

7 Close the front cover. Make sure that the cover is securely
closed.
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Good Luck!

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