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Based upon your question, which is a bit vague, you must have a laser printer. What the printer is telling you is it has insufficient toner (some incorrectly mis-state "toner" with "ink". Laser printer = Toner. Inkjet printer = ink) for the print job to occur. If you have a laser printer which prints in only black (black and white), then you can try this:
Black only: Open the toner access panel on your printer, remove the toner cartridge (it will easily pull out), and GENTLY shake the toner cartridge from side-to-side . What you're doing is allowing toner (ink?? It's more of a powder-like substance which consists of ground-up plastic) to shake evenly to the bottom of the cartridge. Then, put it back in. IMPORTANT: This will not work for long. You need to get a new toner cartridge soon!
Color: If you have a laser printer which can print in color (based upon your description, it sounds like this is NOT the case. If you have a color laser printer, it would display to you that a particular color is out of toner), then do the same thing as described above... but for EACH toner cartridge.
It still doesn't work: If this does not work, then you're out of toner (Ink... sigh). You MUST replace your toner cartridge which is out of toner. If there was another way to do it, I would tell you. When you're out, you're out.
Please let me know if you have any further questions by doing a REPLY to this answer. I'll be happy to help!
In most cases cartridges have a special chip that remembers the toner cartridge serial number an amount of pages printed from it. This means, that even though there still might be some toner left in the cartridge, the chip's counter reaches it's predefined limit and informs printer, that the toner has run out. Just like that, suddenly. It may also be the case, that the chip loses contact with the printer's electrical terminals - try reseating the cartridge in the printer. If that doesn't help, it's time to replace it I'm afraid. Usually the printer will inform "toner low" for some time before it becomes "toner out" and refuses to print. If you get "toner low", then it's time to purchase a new cartridge to have it ready.
Well if the margins are not the issue, then I would change it.
But before that, try taking a cotton swab, and cleaning the "k toner", the bottom part where the ink comes out. This way before investing more money into your printer, this 'k toner' might just needed a bit of cleaning.
You will need to manually reset the toner cartridge. If the Toner Low or Toner Empty message does not automatically clear after a new cartridge is installed, do the following to clear the message manually:
Press MENU # 1 9 3 4 in sequence
rapidly. The LCD panel should now display TECH.
Press MENU, and then press ENTER. The LCD
panel will display Tech Mode.
Press the left arrow (<) button once. The operator panel will display NEW CARTRIDGE.
Press ENTER. The operator panel will display [YES].
Press ENTER. The toner warning message should be gone.
To exit TECH MODE,pressMENU # 1 9 3 4 in rapid succession, as if you were dialing a phone number. The operator panel should no longer display TECH.
If problem persists, there
may actually be a problem with either the toner cartridge or the SCX-4216F.