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Samsung Laser Printer page count

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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
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    by:a_anis3000
    Weird. I thought the page counter was for knowing how many page were printed with a toner, hence giving idea how much toner left !!
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    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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    by:a_anis3000
    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?
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    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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    by:a_anis3000
    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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