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How to overcome the "Toner Empty" message?

Hey, is there a way to overcome the "Toner Empty" message that disables the printer totally. OKI customer support say "NO. Need all colors to print even B&W". What to do?

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  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    tried 2 different new toners and the printer still says out of toner, can't get it to clear message

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    tried 2 different new toners in printer and still getting need toner message on printer and it will not print. Can't get the message to clear



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Hmmm..that toner empty issue is built into most printers, and it's not something that you can fake out, in most cases. Oki is telling you the straight stuff, here.

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See the solution I posted to the similar proble referencing "Black Toner Empty". RFID chip counter

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