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Toner end life

After replacing black toner with new cartridge, I continue to receive Toner Life End Black message

The red light blinks and error page declares toner low. replaced toner cartridge with official Samsung replacement ML-1610D2/ELS (ie an OEM cartridge). Error light still blinks and error page still reports low toner. I have removed and re seated the cartridge (and shaken it too as per instructions).

Any help would be great. Thanks in advance

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  • BP in TO Feb 10, 2008

    My Sammsung ML-2510 is about 6 weeks old and the red LED warning flashed to signal low toner. Although I hadn't printed nearly as many pages as I would have expected, I installed a new toner (Samsung OEM, sealed black plastic bag). LED continues to flash and printer will not print anything except a test page which reports the toner is low. I've turned the printer on and off several times, unplugged it then plugged it back in, and restarted my computer. Nothing seems to fix the false message. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

  • imobmik Feb 15, 2008

    My Samsung ML-2510 is about a year old. I got the red blinking light and it stopped printing. Total page count was only 533 but based on the Samsung User's Guide, I replaced the toner. The light is no longer blinking but it still doesn't print. When I attempt to print, it starts the printer and makes all the appropriate noise but nothing happens. What could be the problem? Any help would be great. Thanks.

  • Anonymous Apr 12, 2008

    Exact same issues as described by the first report.

  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2008

    Same. Have tried everything, including searching inet and looking at this particular site. I now just ignore the blinking red light.

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    Same here. Very frustrating.

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    HP p1606dn toner light on after replace cartridge

  • Anonymous Mar 17, 2014

    even after putting in a new toner cartridge it continues to to say toner is low. Could it be the wrong cartridge?



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Saw this on another site, replace the fuse on the side of the cartridge and the light goes away. I took the fuse out just to see if it would work without it and it still prints and the light still blinks. I'm on a new cartridge, but no way I've printed 3000 pages already. I'm going to replace the fuse and see what happens.

Posted on Jul 28, 2008


Oooops - missed that bit. It prints perfectly from PC or its own error page. The printed error page declares 'low toner'. It is about a year old (Feb 2007). This is its first toner replacement. I am unaware of the problem occuring prior to the first toner cartridge running low. I have cleaned the electrical connection strips on the side of the cartridge just in case. (it was in a sealed black bag in a sealed samsung box with the protective paper insert correctly installed - but i did it anyway). I have also slowly rolled the cartridge in several axis to ensure the ink dust is distributed evenly inside the cartridge.

All the door flaps close and lock ok.
The paper is grabbed perfectly.
There are no streaks of print.

The error report sheet correctly increments the OPC count and the pixel count - but neither starts from 0 with the new cartridge.

My belief is that the cartridge's onboard EEPROM returns a value that is over the threshold that blinks RED LED. I just hope that there is not another threshold that tells the printer not to continue printing.

The time you and I have spent thinking about this is probably worth more than a replacement printer, but I don't want to throw away an otherwise perfectly good printer.

Thanks again for your assistance Nicolomd.

_Go Gadget_

Posted on Jan 05, 2008


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It is printing with this blinking or not?

Posted on Jan 04, 2008

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    Nicu Jenunchi Jan 07, 2008

    !!!!!!!!!!! My belief is that the cartridge's onboard EEPROM returns a value !that
    is over the threshold that blinks RED LED. I just hope that there is
    not another threshold that tells the printer not to continue printing.

    This is correct
    And if you are not disturbed by this message - it is ok.
    I think this problem will disappear when you will use not an oem cartridge

    thnks for voting


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