Samsung Laser Printer page count

I own the Samsung ML-1710 Laser Printer (up to 600dpi). It has page count in the test page which I can print by holding down the cancel button for a few seconds.

I am using the toner that came with my printer, which I blieve it is a half-toner. According to the specs in the user manual a toner cartridge life is about 3000 pages and 1000 for starter pages.

Not sure sure what starter pages means, is it talking about the half-toner capacity?

Does the page counter get reset when I replace the toner? If not I was wondering if there is a way I can manualy reset the counter?
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The 1000 pages are for the "starter cartridge", i.e. the cartridge that came with the printer. These often contain less toner than normal cartridges and hence have a shorter life.

The page count should not be reset when you replace the cartridge, and in fact it should be impossible for a user to reset it. It should only be resettable using special service utilities
a_anis3000Author Commented:
Weird. I thought the page counter was for knowing how many page were printed with a toner, hence giving idea how much toner left !!
Nope, the page count is to find out how many pages the printer has printed.

Toner usage depends too much on what you are printing - business letters use far less toner than photos, so it's hard to tell. Some (expensive) printers have a toner gauge to tell you how much is left; other printers tell you when it's low or empty; cheap printers usually rely on the user to find out, when the print quality deteriorates.
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a_anis3000Author Commented:
Well I always print text, namely essays, without any photos, with 300dpi (instead of 600dpi) and toner save turned on. How many pages do you think I can print with half toner (the one that comes with my printer) and a full toner?
Cartridges are rated at 5% coverage (a normal business letter). In other words, printing business letters you should get around 3000 pages from a standard cartridge and 1000 from a starter cartridge. Toner saver will improve that somewhat, but I don'y know your printer so I can't make any comments on the expected savings. The resolution setting usually makes a negligible diiference in toner use.

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a_anis3000Author Commented:
Sorry for the long absence, the pc through which I connected to the internet from my pc (internet through LAN) crashed, it took me a while to reformat it.

Anyway regarding 'The resolution setting usually makes a negligible diiference in toner use'. Don't quite get it, as far as I know printing at 300dpi rather than 600dpi should reduce toner consumption especially when printing graphics.

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