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I have a flashing orange light next to sign with an ink drop and an E for error message. I have just changed both cartridges, turned the printer of and on and the error message and the orange light are still there.

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  • Anonymous Dec 08, 2008

    I just put in new printer cartridges and I cannot figure out how to get the error light to go off. The printer was working just fine before the new cartridges.

  • shahjigarg Feb 07, 2009

    how to reset ink counter for samsung 1640

  • jackbond1980 Feb 21, 2009

    My printer is Samsung ML-1640. It is not working after 2100 copies print. Some one was given me advice for replace toner. But it's toner work well at last page of print. When I am serching what is problem. I find when this printer was printed count more 2099 pages it will stop & you need to replace the toner. But it's very high expance for home user. Please give me some advice for solve this problem.

  • anandgyanbot Mar 31, 2009

    i was using only one toner .when toner gets empty i have refilled the toner but,it in smart panel it shows message "Toner exausted " .i think the printer keeps the following records 1.page count 2.Toner Reamining Ink ,3.Date of installation & so on........... .and we have to Reset the page counter so how can i reset it .can any one tel me .howto reset please help me .......

  • jemuel osorio
    jemuel osorio May 11, 2010

    what model of the printer and i give you the solution

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You need to reset the ink counter

Posted on May 14, 2008

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I just had the same problem and was frustrated and thinking my printer was broken.  But then I took the ink cartridge out and realized I just had forgotten to remove the protective sticker.  Ooops!  Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 09, 2008

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