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Toner replaced and not printing

I used up my demo toner that came with the printer and thought I would be smart and buy a re-manufactured toner instead of paying full price for a new one. I installed the new toner cartridge and at first it worked fine then all of as sudden it quit printing. Any ideas on what may have caused this? When I check toner status it shows that there is 90% remaining and when I take the cartridge out I get black toner dust.....

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Always use the correct manufacturers replacement.

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SOURCE: Nothing prints on the paper for incoming faxes or copying a document.

i suspect you are correct in cleaning the unit.inkjets if not used often enough the ink will clog the print head. usually the easiest solution is to keep cleaning unit it works again. other wise to clean the print head manually requires the unit to be completely dissambled. it takes a long time to fix it this way. or if replacement costs are acceptable you can replace it. i would just give it a dozen or so more cleanings.

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1-remove power from fax.
2-clean contact points in toner cartidge and the contact in fax which it make contact together.
3-knock above toner cartidge many times.
4-move it in horizontal direction from left to right many times.

Posted on Feb 26, 2008

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SOURCE: "invalid toner cartridge" message remains

Try this

Turn the printer off hold down the menu button turn the printer back on while continuing to hold down the the menu, when you get a green light your ready to print

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

SOURCE: Samsung sf-5100 fax toner empty

I have a feeling that it is a re-manufactured or compatible cartridge??
There is a fuse that needs to be replaced on this unit. it blows when the cartridge is installed to reset the machine. If the fuse has not been replaced or is defective the machine will not recognize the new unit.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

SOURCE: can't receive fax but can send fax

I have a feeling that it is a re-manufactured or compatible cartridge??
There is a fuse that needs to be replaced on this unit. it blows when the cartridge is installed to reset the machine. If the fuse has not been replaced or is defective the machine will not recognize the new unit.

Posted on Mar 07, 2009

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I have Samsung ML-1666 Laser Printer. I am getting

I would not advise you to refill a toner cartridge becausethe toner powder is very fine and you do not want to breath in this tonerpowder.When the toner cartridge is exhausted or empty then theprinter will not be able to print further documents or the prints will be veryfaint.You may be able to print a few more pages by removing thetoner cartridge and shaking the toner cartridge in a horizontal position a fewtimes and then placing it back into the printer.This will give you an opportunity to print a few more pages and giveyou time to purchase a new toner cartridge for your printer. A cheaperalternative is to purchase a re-manufactured toner cartridge for your modelprinter.A re-manufactured printer cartridge also replaces worn partsas well as refilling with toner powder.

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Laser printer refills Cause damage over time.

Hello my fellow fixya users.

I got a huge tip for your and the reason why I post this tip is to save you on huge repair cost or ultimately the replacement of you laser printer.

My church recently fell victim of there Dell laser printers giving out. I was asked as a tech why?

I asked them well are you using original toner from the manufacture our are you paying some dude $50 bucks to refill that toner?

Low and behold they where using re manufactured refilled toner cartridge from a company that did not pass inspection.

So I had to replace there DRUM after only 3 months of use of this printer. Dell did not want anything to do with warranty because they decided to save a few extra bucks.

the issue is:

1. Lubercation of the movable parts
2. Corrosive toner (ever heard of that?)
3. The sensor mimics a FULL message to the on-board circuit in the printer thinking its full so it will just print. (This causes paper jams and all other sorts of malfunction.)

Now I respect other reviews on and visited the refilled idea myself in the past until i discovered my failures as well.

Do not be fooled by people trying to bait you into ink programs or toner programs your life of your printer depends on it.

I wear badges on fixya for a REASON, It's because our community of aker's feel I have what it takes to support them in those areas. Make no mistake about this folks refilled/remanufactured is for the birds!! Yes you save money and yes it does work fine, but not for long!!!

Do not let me catch you at Best Buy or any store with a brand new printer in your hand just because you wanted cheap printing.

You get what you pay for! Buy cheap ink get cheap results. Buy re manufactured toner and get a re manufactured printer back from your manufacture!!!

Trust me I done plenty of homework on this. My church put me on there technical advisory committee for a reason!!! They feel I know what the heck I am saying and you will too.

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After refilling the toner the print out is very bad please suggest a solution.

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Replace the toner: Always use the smart card provided with the new Print Cartridge when replacing the cartridge. The smart card contains the information necessary to reset the level of Toner. Replacing the cartridge without using the smart card may result in the consumable management system being inaccurate.
  1. Insert the smart card provided with the new Print Cartridge into the smart card reader. A "Change Toner?" message will be displayed.


  2. Press the [OK] button. An "Open Front Cover Replace Toner" message will be displayed.
  3. Push on the left and right side of the Front Cover and simultaneously lower the cover.



  4. Grasp the handle on the Print Cartridge, and then raise and remove the cartridge from the machine.



  5. Unpack the new cartridge, and then insert the cartridge into the machine.



  6. Close the Front Cover. A "Have You Changed the Toner?" message will be displayed.


  7. Press the [OK] button. A "Please Wait" message will be displayed while the machine reads the smart card, and then a "New Toner Remove Card" message will be displayed.
  8. Remove the smart card from the reader and dispose of the card as normal office waste.

    NOTE: If the smart card has been used with a previous installation of a Print Cartridge, a "Remove Card Already Used" message will be displayed. The smart card can only be used once. Make sure to use the card that came with the new cartridge.

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