Ricoh c210 - Says Toner empty but the Toner is not empty!

Discussion in 'Ricoh' started by KDawg44, Nov 7, 2007.

  1. KDawg44

    KDawg44 Guest

    I have a Ricoh c210 multifunction unit that is stating that the toner
    is empty - but it is not! I put a brand new toner cartridge in and
    the message remains the same. I have turned if off and on but the
    message will not go away and it will not print. It was working 10
    minutes ago and the unit is only a year old.

    Has anyone seen anything like this and what might be the problem?

    KDawg44, Nov 7, 2007
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  2. Is the toner cartdieg OEM (an original manufacturer's product), or is it
    3rd party or a refill. Some manufacturers will not allow their printers
    to acknowledge refilled or 3rd party goods, to force you to buy their
    products. They can do this by installing a chip in the toner cartridge
    that expires when the cartridge get low, as one concept.

    Other possibilities are a defective cartridge, dirty contacts, defective
    chip on new unit, failure or glitch in software or firmware.

    Arthur Entlich, Nov 8, 2007
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  3. KDawg44

    Laser Tek

    May 8, 2013
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    That's the problem of OEM cartridges. They have built in smart chips within them to stop users from refilling empty cartridges. As answered from above, only a reset chip can do the trick to reverse that problem.
    Laser Tek, Jul 22, 2013
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