Laser printer cartridge help.

Printer is a Samsung ML-2240, quite old. I have for the past 5 years bought compatible cartridges and refilled when required. Only changed carts when the printing got iffy. From memory I have never had one stop printing until today. It was getting low on toner so topped it up reinserted cart and it wouldnt print. I can press the button on it and it will print out the printer specs so the printer itself appears ok. So, is it likely to be the page count (cartridge chip) that is preventing it working? And if I get another cartridge is that likely to cure it by having a new chip in the cartridge.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Sun, 12 Jan 2020 23:20:03 +0000 (GMT+00:00), Graham. wrote:

ie has the lead fallen out or need reseating (either end)?
--
Cheers
Dave.
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 12/01/2020 23:39, Dave Liquorice wrote:

When sending a print job it just sits there and the red light (toner 0%) stays on. All cables checked. Print jobs just accumulate in queue.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 12/01/20 21:33, ss wrote:

Have you updated the printer driver recently? I have an ML-1640 which has a chip page counter. I "inactivated" it by short-circuiting a couple of pins. However, Samsung evidently did a driver update which got round this. Fortunately, I heard about the update and never installed it.
It might be worth searching online to see if anyone has experienced your problem and found a way round it (that's how I found out about the chip short-circuit to reactivate my laser printer).
--

Jeff

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 13/01/2020 08:48, Jeff Layman wrote:

I am not aware of knowingly updating drivers. I know of the short circuiting fix but doesnt apply to this model, I would probably be reluctany to attempt that.
The page it will print off states: Toner page count/toner 6002/0% toner exhausted. Initial page count 972 Cartridge capacity: not support Dot /OPC count : not support/not support Cartridge s/n : not support Supplier: toner exhausted. Manufacturing date: not support
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Mon, 13 Jan 2020 09:23:37 +0000, ss wrote:

I'd expect to see the cartridge serial number and manufacturing date even if the page count/capacity is 0%. Is the printer managing to talk to the chip? Dirty contacts, chip fallen out, dislodged?
As a workaround any options in the printer to ignore "cartridge low" messages. My HP colour laser has that and when enabled you get a considerable number of pages before shaking a cartridge doesn't cure patchy printouts.
--
Cheers
Dave.
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 13/01/20 09:23, ss wrote:

I think you'll find it does apply: <https://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/laser/72904
Quite a few comments about further fixes, but if you aren't happy attempting the chip short-circuit it isn't going to help anyway (there are a few videos on YouTube showing how it is done). Might be worthwhile checking the printer OS against the list on that page to see whether or not the fix would work in any case.

--

Jeff

Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 13/01/2020 12:26, Jeff Layman wrote:

Mine is os version 1.29.00.83 I am assuming the last 2 digits (83) are the important nos.
..."Samsung Printer OS type that can not be reset manually:
OS number 1.01.00.82 OS number 1.01.00.83
As a last resort I would attempt to bridge it as by that stage nothing to lose. As a back up I have £50 of amazon vouchers so may just get a cheap laser, I only use for b&w text between 400-500 pages a month so ideally one that is refillable.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
Surely, if it was a page counter it would not self test or it would give you an error message. Seems daft if it actually prints ok, making one think the problem is elsewhere? Brian
--
----- --
This newsgroup posting comes to you directly from...
  Click to see the full signature.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 13/01/2020 09:05, Brian Gaff (Sofa 2) wrote:

I wouldnt think it too difficult for manufacturers to programme it to print off you need a new cartridge from samsung and will stop you normal printing until you do.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Monday, 13 January 2020 09:27:09 UTC, ss wrote:

Except it would be a new cartridge from HP nowadays. :-)
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 13/01/2020 10:41, polygonum_on_google wrote:

Ok had another mess around this morning and it appears when I now attempt to print there is no documents in the queue! I also connected the to a laptop and same result exept it states printing finished (never even started) I havent messed with anything computer wise and have only unplugged/plugged in cables and taken the cart in & out a few times.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 13/01/2020 10:49, ss wrote:

Having googled I wemt to services and I cannot see a listing for print spooler, could this be an issue?
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 13/01/2020 11:28, ss wrote:

Ignore my last post now found print spooler and is active.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
ss wrote:

pause the queue before sending a job to print, then resume the queue. note that pausing documents is da ifferent action from pausing queue
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Monday, 13 January 2020 11:32:56 UTC, Andy Burns wrote:

And can be worth having a look at the contents of C:\Windows\System32\spool\PRINTERS which is where print requests go. Crap in there can cause many issues.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 13/01/2020 11:43, polygonum_on_google wrote:

I paused the queue and then tried print nothing happened. I checked sys32 `spool` and folder empty then when I send to print it has 2 documents in it. With pausing print the document does go to the queue but again cant get it to print.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On Monday, 13 January 2020 12:52:57 UTC, ss wrote:

Thought it worth having a look. Shame it wasn't the answer.
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload
On 13/01/2020 13:18, polygonum_on_google wrote:

I will try a new cartridge if that fails then I will attempt to solder a jump wire.
https://imgur.com/qCnshED
Add pictures here
<% if( /^image/.test(type) ){ %>
<% } %>
<%-name%>
Add image file
Upload

HomeOwnersHub.com is a website for homeowners and building and maintenance pros. It is not affiliated with any of the manufacturers or service providers discussed here. All logos and trade names are the property of their respective owners.