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Toner level on Lexmark C500

How can we reset the toner level for this printer cartridges.

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  • lenitatara Mar 14, 2008

    My Lexmark c500, turns on, only when im about to print a document out, the error red button comes up.

    Ive checked out the printer, its not a paper jam, ( and it usually says it anyway ) paper is fine, not bended.

  • Kaviraj Ramputty Jun 20, 2008

    Does it print a test page


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SOURCE: Lexmark C500 printer SVC LL ERROR, SVC L1 ERROR

As i'm sure you already know the error means - Laser power is lower than the output limit.
It's probably due to a bad contact on the engine board. If you would like the service manual it can be downloaded from the following link free of charge any problems come back to me.

Posted on Aug 11, 2008

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Follow these steps (per Samsung Support) to reset cartirdge error:

Press Menu, #, 1934
Screen will read: Ready, Tech Mode
Press Menu until you see Data Setup
Arrow through till you see New Cartridge, enter yes and hit OK or enter

Now re-enter Menu, #, 1934 to get back to Regular Mode

Toner Empty message should be gone!

Good Luck!

Posted on Aug 20, 2008


I found a fix for this! Take the cartridge out. On each side of it there is a hole (I believe that this is a sensor...) place a small piece of electrical tape over these holes. Place cartridge back in.... no more error! But I would go out and get some toner soon though!

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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If you open your printer front and pull out all the toner cartridges, on the left, you will see 4 LED lights vertically in a column that match up with 4 matching red light receptor sensors on the right side. Each toner cartridge has a tiny window on each side. When the toner powder level drops below the window level, a light passes all the way through the cartridge from the LED light to the light receptor and trips the printer to display the low toner warning.

The goal is to BLOCK THE LIGHT. The easiest way is to put electrical tape over the window on the right side of each cartridge window. To ensure you have the proper hole, just shine a flashlight in the hole and you will see the reflection from the tiny plastic window.

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Toner Cart chip reset for Ricoh Aficeo sp c400dn

try to unplug it and plug it back in this will reset it

Posted on Jan 04, 2009

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