FAQ for HP 206A 206X Toner Cartridges

More and more people prefer to use compatible DIY HP 206 toner cartridge because the original cartridge is so expensive. However, the only disadvantage of the DIY HP 206 toner cartridge is that they need to install the chip and the printer can not show the ink-level. How to solve these problem? Let’s jump in!


What is the difference between HP 206A and 206X?

  • HP 206A Standard yield Black toner cartridge: Around 1,350 pages
  • HP 206X High yield Black toner cartridge: Around 3,150 pages
  • HP 206A Standard yield Cyan toner cartridge: Around 1,250 pages
  • HP 206X High yield Cyan toner cartridge: Around 2,450 pages
  • HP 206A Standard yield Magenta toner cartridge: Around 1,250 pages
  • HP 206X High Yield Magenta toner cartridge: Around 2,450 pages
  • HP 206A Standard yield Yellow toner cartridge: Around 1,250 pages
  • HP 206X High Yield Yellow toner cartridge: Around 2,450 pages

Whether it’s color or black, the page yield of HP 206X High Yield toner cartridge is around twice than the HP 206A Standard Yield Toner Cartridge. That means the service life of HP 206X is 2 times longer than the HP 206A. If you don’t want to change the cartridge frequently, or if you print more page in your daily life, It will be better to select HP 206X High yield toner cartridges.


What is the printer works with HP 206A?

The HP 206A is a standard yield cartridge and the HP 206X is the high yield version of the 206A. Both of them are compatible with same printer models: HP Color LaserJet Pro M255 series M255dw MFP M282 series M282nw MFP M283 series M283cdw M283fdw Printer.


How long can HP 206 last?

Generally speaking, the HP 206A 206X toner cartridge can be stored for 24-36 months without being opened, but it is also affected by temperature and humidity.

The service life of the ink cartridge is generally determined by the page yield. The page yield of HP 206A is 1,350 pages per black and 1,250 pages per color toner cartridge at 5% coverage(A4/Letter). HP 206X is 3150 page per black and 2450 pages per color toner cartridge at 5% coverage(A4/Letter).


How to install the chip for compatible 206A (W2110A) toner cartridge?

Before you replace the chip, you need to pay attention to whether your original toner cartridge is Structure A or Structure B, as shown in the figure below.

For Structure A, the chip is not fixed on the toner cartridge with glue, so it only needs to be cut off the plastic block for fixing the chip, and it is easy to take out the complete chip from the original toner cartridge.

Disassemble and installation guide for Structure A:

For Structure B, the chip is fixed on the toner cartridge with glue, and the chip can only be removed with special tools.

Disassemble and installation guide for Structure B:


Are HP 206A and 206X interchangeable?

The HP 206A and 206X are almost the same, except for their page yield. They are compatible with the same printer model, so they can be interchanged.


What to do when the printer cannot detecting the v4ink 206A toner cartridge?

If your printer can not detect the toner cartridge you just installed, please turn off the printer and remove the ink cartridge. Re-confirm the chip is installed in the correct direction. The chip should be aligned with the middle line. You can follow the video step by step:


How to clear low-capacity notification when installing v4ink HP 206A/X Compatible Toner Cartridge?

When your printer keeps showing the error message of “Supplies are very low”, you just need to press the “OK” button for three times then you can print normally. You can also follow the video step by step:


Can I continue to print by refilling OEM cartridge without changing the chip?

No, the OEM cartridge is not refillable and you have to buy the replacement which is refillable. You can also try v4ink DIY HP 206A/X Toner Cartridge (no chip) which is affordable and more convenience than refilling toner by yourself. However as the DIY version do not come with chip, you just need to transfer the chip from the OEM cartridge to the v4ink DIY cartridge.


How to reset the chip so that the printer shows full cartridge?

After you install the new compatible toner cartridge into your printer, the printer may show ” Low toner” or “Used” because the chip has remembered the capacity of your old toner cartridge. But just need to ignore the message and print as usual. You can choose to ignore it for three months and continue printing until the color turns light.

If you have any further questions on HP 206A/X, please feel free to contact us with email: support_team@v4ink.com.

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Everything you need to know about HP 414A and HP 414X

HP 414A can provide you with high-quality and clear printed pages and bright images, which are loved by many office and home users. If you want to save time and money on HP 414A/X, you can not miss this guide!


Basic Information for HP 414A/X

What is the difference between HP 414A and 414X?

HP 414A Standard yield Black toner cartridge: Around 2,400 pages

HP 414X High yield Black toner cartridge: Around 7,500 pages

HP 414A Standard yield Cyan toner cartridge: Around 2,100 pages

HP 414X High yield Cyan toner cartridge: Around 6,000 pages

HP 414A Standard yield Magenta toner cartridge: Around 2,100 pages

HP 414X High Yield Magenta toner cartridge: Around 6,000 pages

HP 414A Standard yield Yellow toner cartridge: Around 2,100 pages

HP 414X High Yield Yellow toner cartridge: Around 6,000 pages

Whether it’s color or black, the page yield of HP 414X High Yield toner cartridge is around 3 times than the HP 414A Standard Yield Toner Cartridge. That means the service life of HP 414X is 3 times longer than the HP 414A. If you don’t want to change the cartridge frequently, or if you print more page in your daily life, It will be better to select HP 414X High yield toner cartridges.


What is the printer work with HP 414A?

The compatible printer model of HP 414A standard yield and HP 414X high yield are the same. The following are the printer models they are compatible with:

Color LaserJet Pro M454dnM454dwM479dwM479fdnMFP M479fdw.


How long can HP 414 last?

Generally speaking, the HP 414A 414X toner cartridge can be stored for 24-36 months without being opened, but it is also affected by temperature and humidity.

The service life of the ink cartridge is generally determined by the page yield. The page yield of HP 414A is 2,400 pages per black and 2,100 pages per color toner cartridge 5% coverage(A4/Letter). HP 414X is 7,500 page per black and 6,000 pages per color toner cartridge 5% coverage(A4/Letter).


HP 414X with chip vs. HP 414X no chip, how should I choose?

The v4ink HP 414X toner cartridge no chip is a new compatible toner cartridge which means all the part of the toner cartridge are brand new. The service life is as long as the new OEM toner cartridge. But this product does not come with chip, so you will need to replace the chip from the OEM toner cartridge and install it into v4ink toner cartridge. It’s easy to install and you can save up to 70% than ordering OEM products.

The v4ink HP 414X toner cartridge with chip is a Remanufactured toner cartridge, which means that the toner cartridge is made of the original manufacturer’s cartridge shells, after being thoroughly cleaned, filled with third-party materials, rigorously tested and at last sold at discounted prices. This toner cartridge comes with original chip, you can install it to your printer directly.

 OEM HP 414X BlackV4ink 414X no chip BlackV4ink 414X with chip Black
Cost$171.99$49.99$126.99
Page Yield7,500 pages7,500 pages7,500 pages
Cost per Page2.3 cents0.7 cents1.7 cents

From the above data, you can save up to 26% on the v4ink 414X with chip and save up to 70% on the v4ink 414X no chip.


How to transfer the chip from OEM toner cartridge to no chip cartridge?

Before you replace the chip, you need to pay attention to whether your original toner cartridge is Structure A or Structure B, as shown in the figure below.A B Structure for HP toner cartridge

For Structure A, the chip is not fixed on the toner cartridge with glue, so it only needs to be cut off the plastic block for fixing the chip, and it is easy to take out the complete chip from the original toner cartridge.

Disassemble and installation guide for Structure A:

For Structure B, the chip is fixed on the toner cartridge with glue, and the chip can only be removed with special tools.

Disassemble and installation guide for Structure B:


FAQ for HP 414A/X

Whether the HP 414A and 414X can be mixed in the same printer?

Yes, you can use the 414A toner cartridge together with the 414X toner cartridges.

Most people use black toner cartridge more than the color cartridge. They need to use an extended life black cartridge. Therefore, mixing the 414X black together with the 414A color toner cartridge would be a better way to save money.


Can the chip replacement guide of the 414A be applied to 415A?

Yes, the chip replacement guide of the 414A can also be applied to HP 415. Becuase HP 415 is essentially the same what 414. The only difference is that 414 is dedicated to the North American market, and 415 is sold in Europe.


Are HP 410A and 414X interchangeable?

No, HP 410A Toner cartridge is completely difference from HP 414X Toner cartridge. They are compatible with different printers.

HP 410A/X compatible with: Color LaserJet Pro M452dnM452nwM452dwMFP M477fdnMFP M477fdwMFP M477fnw.

HP 414A/X compatible with: Color LaserJet Pro M454dnM454dwM479dwM479fdnMFP M479fdw.


Can I reuse the chip from my original toner over and over?

Yes, If you purchased a DIY compatible HP 414X toner cartridge from v4ink, you need to remove the chip from the original (OEM) toner cartridge and place it on this compatible toner cartridge to use it in your printer. The chip helps the printer communicate with the toner cartridge, so the printer can notify you when the toner cartridge is low. The chip can be reused many times until it is damaged. However, the printing quality cannot be guaranteed, and the printing effect will be shallower and shallower.


Why does the computer display Cartridge low when I insert the new cartridge?

Due to the cartridge use the OEM old chip, your computer will prompt “Cartridge Low”(as below picture), please click “Snooze” and choose “2 month” to close the prompt. The cartridge is used up until low image density.printer error "cartridge low"

If you have any further questions about our HP 414A/X, please feel free to contact us with email: support_team@v4ink.com.

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The Ultimate Guide for HP CF258A CF258X Toner Cartridge

Are you using the LaserJet Pro MFP m428 printer? Are you paying for an expensive HP CF258 toner cartridges? Fortunately, you will be able to get cheaper alternatives from this article and learn more about CF258A. Let’s jump in!


What is the difference between CF258A and CF258X

As we all know, “X” means large, which refers that the CF258X toner cartridge contains more toner and can print more page than the CF258A.

The page yield of HP CF258A Standard Yield toner cartridge is: 3000 pages

The page yield of HP CF258X High Yield toner cartridge is: 10000 page

The page yield of HP CF258X High yield toner cartridge is 3 times more than the HP CF258A standard yield toner cartridge. Therefore, the service life of CF258X is also longer than the CF258A toner cartridge. If you print more in the daily life, CF258X High Yield toner cartridge will be more affordable. Check out our previous blog article for more information on this topic >> HP 58A vs HP 58X, which one is more worth to buy?


What printer work with CF258A/X?

The compatible printer model of CF258A and CF258X is the same, which is:

HP LaserJet Pro M304, LaserJet Pro M404nLaserJet Pro M404dnLaserJet Pro M404dwLaserJet Pro MFP M428dwLaserJet Pro MFP M428fdn and LaserJet Pro MFP M428fdw printer.


V4ink CF258X no chip vs. CF258X with chip, how should I choose?

The v4ink HP CF258X toner cartridge no chip is a new compatible toner cartridge which means all part of the toner cartridge are brand new. The service life is as long as the new OEM toner cartridge. But this product do not come with a chip, so you will need to replace the chip from the OEM toner cartridge and install it into v4ink toner cartridge. It’s easy to install and you can save up to 70% than ordering OEM products.

The v4ink HP CF258X toner cartridge with chip is a Remanufactured toner cartridge, which means that the toner cartridge is use the original manufacturer’s cartridge shells, after through cleaned, filled with third-party materials, rigorously tested and at last sold at discounted a price. This toner cartridge comes with the original chip, you can install it to your printer directly.

 OEM HP CF258XV4ink CF258X no chipV4ink CF258X with chip
Cost$221.99$65.99$153.39
Page Yield10,000 pages10,000 pages10,000 pages
Cost per Page2.2 cents0.66 cents1.53 cents

From the above data, you can save up to 30% on the v4ink CF258X with chip and save up to 70% on the v4ink CF258X no chip.


How to transfer the chip from Original toner cartridge to DIY cartridge?

Before you replace the chip, you need to pay attention to whether your original toner cartridge is Structure A or Structure B, as shown in the figure below.Structure A and Structure B of OEM toner

For Structure A, the chip is not fixed on the toner cartridge with glue, so it only needs to be cut off the plastic block for fixing the chip, and it is easy to take out the complete chip from the original toner cartridge.

For Structure B, the chip is fixed on the toner cartridge with glue, and the chip can only be removed with special tools.

The chip installation guide for DIY HP CF258/CF289 Series Products (Include Structure A and B)


How to install CF258A/X into the printer?

The following video will show you how to install CF258A into the Laserjet Pro M404dn Printer (This video also apply to v4ink DIY CF258X Toner). Follow the video step by step:


What should I do if the printer keeps showing “replace toner” since I just install the new cartridge?

Please re-confirm the chip is installed in the correct direction.chip correct direction

After you install the new compatible toner cartridge correctly, the printer still showing ” Low toner” or “Used”, it may because the new toner cartridge are installed with the original chip which has remembered the capacity of your old toner cartridge. But don’t worry, you just need to ignore the error message and print until you simply run out of toner.

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Printer Toner and Ink Cartridge, All You Need to Know

toner vs ink

The choice of printer consumables is the focus of every printer user, because it is related to whether your printer can print normally. The most basic printer consumables are divided into ink cartridges and toner cartridges. If you don’t have any idea about them, this article can help you fully understand the difference between them. Let’s jump in!


Let’s start with difference!

The toner cartridge is filled with dry toner powder, which is usually suitable for laser printers. The laser printer are machines that melt toner powder onto paper to create a print.

The monochrome laser printer only prints with a black toner cartridge. The color laser printer uses four separate black, cyan, magenta, and yellow toner cartridges for printing. When one of the colors is used up, it can be replaced separately, but the four colors must be applied to the printer at the same time so the printer can operate normally.

Some toner cartridges include drum units and some do not. For example, HP toner cartridges include drum units but Brother TN660, TN760 toner cartridges do not, as their toner cartridge and drum unit being sold as separate parts. This is called drum and toner saperation structure >> Drum and Toner Separation vs Drum and Toner in-one, How should I choose?

Toner cartridges usually come in three types: : original, compatible and remanufactured. Know more between them >> How to choose toner cartridge between Original, Remaufactured and Compatible?

The ink cartridge filled with liquid ink which is squirt droplets of liquid ink onto paper to form an image.

Ink cartridge is usually suitable for inkjet printers. Inkjet printers typically require four color ink cartridges to print: black, cyan, magenta, and yellow.

Black ink cartridges are usually individually, but the color ink cartridges have two different structures. One is tri-color ink cartridge (e.g, HP 63XL), the other is individual color ink cartridge (e.g, HP 910XL). check out our blog article for more information on this topic >> Differences between tri-color ink cartridge and Individual color ink cartridges

There are also three types of ink cartridges: original, compatible and remanufactured. Know more between them >> Name Brand vs. Third-party Printer Ink Cartridges


Toner cartridge vs Ink cartridge, which is better?

Service Life

Generally speaking, the service life of the toner cartridge is longer than that of the ink cartridge. The shelf life of the toner cartridge is generally 24-36 months, and the life of toner cartridge will not be affected if it is not used for a long time.

The shelf life of ink cartridge is 18-24 months, but the ink cartridge must be used as soon as possible after opening. Once it is not used for a long time, the nozzle is easy to be dry out and clog.

Page Yield

The volume of the toner cartridge is much larger than that of ink, which means that it contains more powder and more printing pages can be provided.

Toner cartridges typically have page yields ranging from 2,000- 20,000 pages, and Ink cartridges typically have page yields of about 500 pages.

Cost

The initial cost of the toner cartridge is higher than that of the ink cartridge because they usually larger and can print more pages.

Toner cartridges are more cost-effective if you print in larger quantities.

However, if you do not print often, low output and low-cost ink cartridges will be more cost-effective.

In conclusion:

Toner CartridgeInk Cartridge
For Laser PrinterFor Inkjet Printer
Contains toner powderContains liquid ink
Higher page yieldLower page yield
Does not dry out or clogCan dry out or clog
Long Shelf LifeShort Shelf Life
Lower cost per pageHigher cost per page
Higher initial costLower initial cost

Toner and Ink Cartridge, which is right for me?

Best choice for small office and home office – Ink cartridge

Many homes, photographers and small home offices prefer inkjet printers, because inkjet printers can provide high-quality text, color images and photos. It is a good choice if you plan to print small batches regularly or need high-quality photos.

However, the cost of ink is relatively high, and if the ink is not used for a long time, the print head is easy to be blocked, and cleaning the print head requires a lot of ink, so if you want to save ink and make the ink last longer, you need to use the printer at least once a week.

Best choice for large printing demand – Toner cartridge

Consumers with large printing demand may want to use laser printers. These machines are most suitable for small and medium-sized enterprises and schools that print large amounts of text, thick documents and color prints.

However, photographers or people who need to print color images and photos may not be suitable for using toner cartridges, because the powdery nature of toner cartridges will make photos look dim. If you only need to print monochrome text, such as test papers in school, monochrome printers will save you a lot of money.


FAQ

How do I know if my printer needs toner or ink cartridge?

You can check your printer manual. Generally speaking, you need toner for laser printer and ink cartridge for inkjet printer. 

You can also enter your printer model at v4ink.com to get the correct ink cartridge or toner cartridge model.

How often do I need to change the ink or toner cartridge?

The toner cartridge has more page yield, which means that the replacement frequency of the toner cartridge is less than that of the ink cartridge. If you use  a TN660 toner cartridge which provide 2,600 pages for daily printing, which can be used for about 3 months.

As mentioned above, if used improperly or not in time, the ink cartridges may expire, dry up and become clogged.This means that sometimes you will need to replace your ink cartridges even if it has not been used for 100%.

How to save printing costs on ink or toner cartridges?

Choosing a high-quality compatible alternative can save you a lot of money on ink and toner cartridges. V4ink provides you with high-quality printing effect and absolutely reasonable price. Choosing a compatible cartridge will significantly reduce your cost per page, for example, our v4ink brand compatible Brother TN660 toner cartridge offers the same page yield as the original cartridge for only 30% cost of the original.

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How to choose toner cartridge between Original, Remaufactured and Compatible?

Have you ever searched the relevant toner cartridges corresponding to your printer on Amazon? If yes, you will find that in addition to the original toner cartridges, there are many other brands, and there are often great differences in prices between them. The price of some cartridges is almost higher than that of a printer, but the price of some cartridges will be several times lower than that of other cartridges. You may feel confused. Let’s remove your doubts today!

As we all know, there are usually two kinds of printer cartridges, one is ink cartridge and the other is toner cartridge. Today, we will talk about the difference and how to choose between original, remanufactured and compatible toner cartridge. If you use ink cartridge, click here >> Name Brand vs. Third-Party Printer Ink Cartridges to get relevant content.


Let’s start with the differences!

Original Toner Cartridge

Original printer manufacturers spend a lot of money on the research and development of their printers and cartridges, which increases the cost of the toner cartridge themselves. Branded toner cartridges are usually more expensive than third-party (compatible and remanufactured) toner cartridges, but they are more reliable and with more secure product quality.

Remanufactured Toner Cartridge

v4ink 414a remanufactured toner cartridge

One of the main alternatives to original ink cartridges is remanufactured ink cartridges. This is actually a good way to recycle the original cartridge and take care of the environmental protection. Remanufactured toner cartridge use both OEM and non-OEM parts. The third-party manufacturers will recycle the used OEM cartridge and then clean and refill it with new toner. They will also check them for any faults after refilling. If there is any defective problem, they will fix and replace to guarantee the quality of the products. Remanufactured toner cartridges also make up for the shortcomings of compatible toner cartridges. For example, some compatible toner cartridges come without chip and can only be used by replacing the original chips. This is the case with 414A compatible (No chip) toner cartridge. However V4ink Remanufactured HP 414A toner cartridge comes with a chip, which is convenience and also eco-friendly.

Compatible Toner Cartridge

v4ink tn660 compatible toner cartridge

If you are looking for cheap toner cartridges but want to always get high-quality printing results, you will encounter compatible toner cartridges. Compatible toner cartridges are made by third-party manufacturers (non printer brand manufacturers). All parts of the compatible toner cartridges are brand new and have the same service life as the original toner cartridge.

V4ink compatible toner replacement for the high yield TN660 costs 70% less than the original (OEM) and is proven to deliver the same or more toner than the original toner cartridge and provide high-quality prints you need.


Frequently Asked Question:

Is the original toner cartridge better than compatible or remanufactured?

Not really! Compatible and recycled products are specially made for a printer, so they can be installed normally and perfectly compatible with your printer equipment. The original ink cartridge will fail from time to time. Therefore, no product is absolutely perfect, only what is really suitable for you.


Are the page yield of the remanufactured and compatible toner cartridge the same as the original?

Yes, but not completely. The page yield of the remanufactured and compatible toner cartridge is the same and even more than the original.

When the supplier refills the toner, it will usually fill more toner than the OEM to ensure that the printing volume is not less than that of the original product. This allows you to use them longer. Of course, since the toner is not original, the printing quality is effected by the toner used by the third-party manufacturer. Therefore, selecting a reliable third-party manufacturer, such as v4ink, can obtain better printing effect.


Is the output effect of the remanufactured and compatible toner cartridge lower than the original?

The remanufactured and compatible toner cartridges does not mean a decline in quality. The cartridges from reputable suppliers will provide print quality similar to brand cartridges. For example: v4ink TN660 toner cartridge is under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 STMC standard, with over 1.40 black uniform density, which is clear and sharp, same or even better than OEM.


Why are compatible and remanufactured toner cartridges cheaper than the original?

As mentioned above, original printer manufacturers spend a lot of R & D costs on printers, but they do not make money from printers. They usually sell printers at a lower cost because they believe that customer have purchased their printers and must will purchase their toner cartridges to continue to use. Since the toner cartridge must share the cost of the printer, the price of original toner cartridges is so expensive, and even some toner cartridges are more expensive than printers.

Unlike original manufacturers, compatible or remanufactured manufacturers do not need to spend money and technology on the R & D of the printers, so their toner cartridge products do not need to share the cost of the printers, and their prices are often more reasonable. In v4ink, our main focus is to provide customers with high-quality products at reasonable prices.


Where is the best place to buy the toner cartridges?

This depends on the type of toner cartridge you are going to purchasing. Many offline stores (like: Walmark, Staple) and online enterprises (like: v4ink, Amazon) provide remanufactured and compatible toner cartridges. You can choose either, but be sure to check their warranty and return policies so that you can repair, replace, or return cartridges if necessary.


How can I be sure that the compatible toner cartridge will fit my printer?

All you need to do is check which types of toner cartridges are compatible with your printer. For example, on the v4ink website, you can search for cartridges by printer model, which makes it easier to select the right cartridge for your equipment. In addition, if you accidentally order the wrong items, some enterprises, including v4ink, allow you to replace the ink cartridge.


Original vs Remanufactured vs Compatible, how should I choose?

Your First Choice – Original toner cartridge

If you are the fresh man of the printer and toner cartridge, original toner cartridge is your first choice. There is no need to consider the compatibility of original products and worry about after-sales service. Just buy them.

Your Affordable Choice – Compatible toner cartridge

If you have been using the printer for some time and are looking for an affordable alternative to the original toner cartridge, the compatible toner cartridge will be your best price choice. In v4ink, the price of compatible toner cartridges is only 1 / 3 of the original price. Our products also under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 STMC standard and the printing effect is the same or even better than OEM.

Your Eco-friendly Choice – Remanufactured toner cartridge

If you advocate environmental protection and pursue recycling, remanufactured toner cartridges will be your best choice. The remanufactured toner cartridge is refilled with new toner on the basis of the empty toner cartridge and some damaged parts are updated. The product can not only be used normally, but also the price is lower than the original.

V4ink provides you with high-quality compatible and remanufactured toner cartridges at an affordable price. You don’t need to look everywhere, v4ink will be your best choice besides the original toner cartridge.

V4ink also provides you with 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you find that the quality of our product is not satisfactory, we will replace your toner cartridge or refund you within the warranty period.

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The Ultimate Guide for Toner Cartridges Without Chip (Apply to 414A/X, 206A/X, CF258A/X, etc)

As we all know, HP original toner cartridges are usually come with chips. This is set to make their printer can only recognize the specified ink cartridge and provide an accurate amount of the toner. However, the toner cartridge with chip is generally expensive. How to better save costs? Compatible toner cartridge without chip will be a good choice for you!


What does toner cartridge without chip mean?

It means these toner cartridges are DIY (Do It Yourself) version, they do not come with a chip. You need to remove the chip from your old (original) toner cartridge and then install it to the DIY product in correct position before putting into your printer.


Can I use a toner cartridge without a chip?

Some original HP and Canon products are equipped with chips, so when you use a compatible no-chip version, you need to install the original chip before using it. For example, HP 206A / X, HP CF258A / X, HP 414A / X, Canon 055 (H), etc.

However, there are also some HP and Canon products come without chips, such as HP CE285A, HP CF248A, Canon 137, etc. There is no need to install additional chips when using these models.

Before you buy a toner cartridge, you must clearly understand whether the toner cartridge model corresponding to the printer you use is with chip or without chip.


What is the difference between cartridge with chip and without chip?

Cartridges without chips are generally compatible products, which means all the part of the toner cartridge are brand new. The service life is as long as the new OEM toner cartridge. But these product do not come with chip, so you will need to remove the chip from the OEM toner cartridge and install it into the compatible (no chip) toner cartridge. Don’t worry, it’s easy to install and will not damage your printer. You can also save up to 70% than ordering OEM products.

The third party manufactured cartridge with chip is generally Remanufactured toner cartridge, which means that the toner cartridge is use the original manufacturer’s cartridge shells, then thoroughly cleaned, filled with third-party materials, rigorously tested and at last sold at discounted prices. This toner cartridge comes with original chip, you can install it to your printer directly. But the price of the remanufactrued toner cartridge is not cheap, the price is usually 2-3 times that of the compatible (no chip) products. But its price is still lower than the original cartridge.

Let’s take v4ink HP 414X (W2020X) Black Toner Cartridge as an example:

 V4ink 414X (No Chip)V4ink 414X (With Chip)>OEM HP 414X (With Chip)
Price$49.99$126.99$171.99
Saveup to 70%up to 26% 


Is the no chip cartridge adaptable for the same printer model as the cartridge with chip?

The compatible no chip toner cartridge is made with the original toner cartridge as the template. There is basically no difference in shape or structure from the original toner cartridge. The main difference is whether it is equipped with a chip. Therefore, the no chip cartridge is suitable for the same printer model as the toner cartridge with chip.


Can I reuse the chip from my toner over and over?

If you purchased a DIY compatible toner cartridge from third party seller, you need to remove the chip from the original (OEM) toner cartridge and place it on this compatible toner cartridge to use. The chip helps the printer communicate with the toner cartridge, so the printer can notify you when the toner cartridge is low and the chip can be reused many times, until the chip is damaged or the print color becomes lighter.


What should I do when printer display “Low toner” or “replace toner”?

After you install the new compatible toner cartridge correctly, the printer may show ” Low toner” or “Used” because the new toner cartridge are installed with the original chip and the chip has remembered the capacity of your old toner cartridge. But don’t worry, you just need to ignore the error message and print until you simply run out of toner.


How to install the chip for the new toner cartridge?

Installation guide for toner cartridge without chip (Structure A), you can follow the steps listed below (Take HP CF258A for example):

Step 1 – Find your old toner cartridge to pull open the plastic in the red circle of the picture.

Step 2 – Use the tweezers to take out the chip from the old toner cartridge slightly.

Step 3 – Install the chip into the new toner cartridge.

Step 4 – Please check if you have installed it correctly like the picture. Remind to insert the chip into the inner-edge of the chip slot and aim to the middle line.

If the chip in your old toner cartridge come with glue (Structure B), please follow the step below (Take HP 414A for example):

Step 1 – Pull out the chip recovery drill screw and install it on the OEM cartridge. Rotate the chip recovery drill screw to the bottom to extrude the chip.

Step 2 – Use the tweezers to take out the chip from the old toner cartridge slightly.

Step 3 – Scissor the unnecessary plastics around the chip.

Step 4 – Take the removed chip into the chip carrier in the correct orientation and then put it on the toner cartridge.


Which without chip products are available?

V4ink currently provides you with DIY compatible toner cartridges (No Chip) for HP 206A, HP 206X, HP 414A, HP 414X, HP 58A, HP 58X, HP 89A, HP 89X, Canon 055, Canon 055H, HP 215A, HP 134A, HP 134X and other models, buying toner cartridge without chip can save you up to 70% than buying original toner cartridges.

Tips: Most of our cartridges come with tools (tweezers and pliers) and instructions on how to remove and reinstall the chip. You can also watch some of our videos on our other blogs or product detail pages, which will show you how to replace the chip.

If you have any further question about our DIY cartridge (No Chip), please feel free to contact us with email: support_team@v4ink.com.

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Reset Guide of Brother TN660 Toner Cartridge Counter Gear

Many times in our life, when the “Replace Toner”, or “Toner Low” warning light is on but you just install a new toner cartridge, we can not help but doubt the quality of the toner and printer vendor. However, perhaps the printer vendor does not deserve your reprimand because this kind of problem usually has nothing to do with the quality of the toner or printer. In fact, this may be just because the toner cartridge is not installed in the correct position or the toner cartridge is not reset correctly. Please calm down and try the following steps maybe help you get rid of these annoying signals.

When should I need to reset the TN660 toner cartridge?

Some Brother toner cartridges may need to be manually reset after replacement.

Situation 1. When you receive a v4ink Brother TN660 toner cartridge, please check if the gear of the toner cartridge is in correct position as the picture at the right side shows. If not, you need to reset the TN660 toner cartridge gear to its correct position.

Situation 2. If you recently installed a v4ink TN660 new toner cartridge and your printer continue to show a warning message such as ‘toner low’ or ‘replace toner’, you may need to re-check whether the toner counter gear is in the correct position. If not, you need to reset the toner cartridge.

How to reset v4ink TN660 toner cartridge?

Follow the video step by step to reset your toner cartridge:

If you found that the v4ink toner cartridge counter gear is on the correct position, but the error message still showing on your printer? You may need to  reset the counter on the Brother printer.

Follow the steps below for various series of printers. Your instructions will vary dependant on the series of your Brother printer. These instructions will reset your printer counter and allow you to continue printing.

How to Reset a Toner for Brother DCP Printers

Step 1 – Open the front cover of the printer. The printer should show “replace toner” or “replace drum” .

Step 2 – Then press the up or down button.

Step 3 – When 00 appears on the printer display, press OK and close the front cover.

The warning message should be clear now. Printing will be able to continue.

How to Reset a Toner for Brother HL Printers

Step 1 – Open the front cover and remove toner & drum from the printer. Press the START button.

Step 2 – Install the toner & drum back into the printer.

Step 3 – Press the START button twice and close the front cover.

The warning message should now be clear. Printing will be able to continue.

How to Reset a Toner for Brother MFC Printers

Step 1 – Open the front cover of the printer and press the CLEAR / BACK button.

Step 2 – Press the following buttons on the keypad in this sequence, *, 0 and finally 0.

Step 3 – Close the front cover.

The warning message should now be clear. Printing will be able to continue.

These different methods should clear you Brother printer counter and allow you to start or continue printing as normal. If the above method still can not solve your problem? Please feel free to contact us with email: support_team@v4ink.com.

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The difference between HP 206A and HP 206X toner cartridges

When purchasing HP 206, you will find that there are two versions to choose from, one is 206A and the other is 206X. What is the difference between them? Can they be used together?

Page Yield

The HP 206A is a standard yield cartridge and the HP 206X is the high yield version of the 206A. They are both compatible with same printer models: HP Color LaserJet Pro M255 series M255dw MFP M282 series M282nw MFP M283 series M283cdw M283fdw Printer.

However, the HP 206X Toner cartridge contains more toner powder and provide more printing pages than the HP 206A standard cartridge.

SeriesBlack Ink CartridgeCMY Ink Cartridge
HP 206A Standard Yield1350 pages1250 pages
HP 206X High Yield3150 pages2450 pages

Whether it’s color or black, the page yield of HP 206X High Yield toner cartridge is 2 times than the HP 206A Standard Yield Toner Cartridge. That means the service life of HP 206X is 2 times longer than the HP 206A. If you don’t want to change the cartridge frequently, or if you print more page in your daily life, It will be better to select HP 206X High yield toner cartridges.

Cost per page

Cost per page (CPP) is determined by dividing the cost of that printer cartridge by the printer cartridge’s page yield. Through the cost per page, we can find out which product has better cost performance.

The cost per page comparison of OEM HP 206A/X Black Toner cartridge:

BlackHP 206AHP 206X
OEM Price$62.99$94.99
Page Yield1350 pages3150
Cost per Page4.67 Cents3.02 Cents
C/Y/MHP 206A Standard YieldHP 206X High Yield
OEM Price$73.99$100.99
Page Yield1025 pages2450 pages
Cost per Page5.92 Cents4.12 Cents

Through the above comparison, it can be seen that although 206A standard yield toner cartridge has a lower price, but the cost per page are more expensive than 206X high yield toner cartridge. Therefore, using 206X high yield toner cartridge will save you more money in the long run.

What’ s the best price alternative forHP 206A and 206X?

Are you still paying for the expensive OEM HP 206 toner cartridge? here comes a good way to help you save more. V4ink provide you with a best price alternative for OEM HP 206A and 206X, which is v4ink compatible HP 206A and HP 206X DIY version.

What does the DIY version means?

These toners are DIY version(Do It Yourself) that means they DO NOT come with a chip. You just need to remove the chip from your OEM toner cartridge, then install the chip into our DIY toner cartridge before put it into your printer.

Does the v4ink DIY version fit my printer?

The compatible printer model of v4ink DIY version is the same as the original compatible printer model. And it is easy to install as well. However, it should be noted that the printer may show ” Low toner” or “Used” after you install correctly, because the chip has remembered the capacity of your old toner cartridge. But just need to ignore the message and print as usual.

Can I install 206A and 206X together?

Yes, HP 206A standard yield cartridges and 206X high yield cartridges can be installed together and used in your printer at the same time. Most standard yield and high yield cartridges have the same size and are installed in the same way into your printer.

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How to Install V4INK Compatible Brother TN660 Toner Cartridge

V4ink compatible Brother TN660 Toner Cartridge is professionally engineered to meet or exceed OEM standards. It offers a printing yield of up to 2,600 pages at 5% Coverage, and compatible with several Brother printer models, here’s the compatible printer list:

DCP Series: DCP-L2520DW, DCP-L2540DW, DCP-L2500D;
HL Series: HL-L2360DN, HL-L2300D, HL-L2340DW, HL-L2360DW, HL-L2380DW, HL-L2320D, HL-L2315DW, HL-L2365DW;
MFC Series: MFC-L2700DW, L2720DW, L2740DW, L2707DW, L2680W, L2685DW, L2700DN, L2705DW.

Cartridge specification:

The Brother TN630 is a standard yield toner cartridge, which prints 1,200 pages per cartridge. The Brother TN660 is the high yield version of the TN630, which prints 2,600 pages and offers a better overall value if you print frequently. 

Both cartridge types are applicable to any printer listed in our list of compatible printers. The only difference between them is the amount of toner contained in each cartridge.

You should also be noted that both of them must be used together with the DR630 Drum Unit which doesn’t need to be replaced as frequently as the toner cartridge. The drum unit usually only needs to be replaced after about 3-5 toner cartridges have been replaced. 

TN630 Standard Yield Toner

Page Yield: 1,200 Pages

TN660 High Yield Toner

Page Yield: 2,600 Pages

DR630 Drum Unit

Page Yield: 12,000 Pages

When do we need to replace the toner cartridge?

If the printing color becomes faded, or when your printer tells you “Toner Low” or “Replace Toner”, it’s time to replace your toner cartridge. Users with average printing volume generally need to replace the toner cartridge every 3-4 months, and users with large printing volume may need to replace it more frequently.

How to save on Brother TN630/TN660 Toner Cartridges?

The price of original toner cartridges is generally very expensive, so that the price of buying several toner cartridges is often higher than that of buying a new printer. Is there any way to save the cost of toner cartridges?

If you want to save printing cost, please consider purchasing v4ink brand compatible TN660 Toner Cartridges. It is an excellent low-cost alternative to the original brother products. They can not only provide the same yield of printing as the original, but also provide high quality printing effect, and the cost is only 30% of the original’s.

How to replace/install v4ink compatible toner cartridge?

Is the v4ink compatible TN660 toner cartridge easy to install? The installation method of v4ink compatible TN660 toner cartridge is basically the same as that of the original one, and v4ink compatible toner cartridge can be used with the original drum unit.

Here is a step by step guide on how to replace/install v4ink TN660 Toner cartridge in your Brother printer:

Step 1 – Turn on your printer and open the front cover.

Step 2 – Take out the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly.

Step 3 – Push down the lock lever and take the used toner cartridge out of the drum.

Step 4 – Unpack the new toner cartridge. Gently shake it from side to side to distribute the toner.

Step 5 – Remove the protective cover.

Step 6 – Insert the new toner cartridge into the drum unit until locks into place.

Step 7 – Gently side the tab from right to left and left to right several times to clean the corona wire. Return the tab to the home position.

Step 8 – Install the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly into the printer.

How to reset v4ink compatible toner cartridge?

Sometimes, your printer may tell you the cartridge is empty or not recognized when you just finish install a brand new cartridge. You will need to reset TN660 toner cartridges manually. You can also follow the video step by step to reset your TN660 Toner cartridge:

We hope you found this guide helpful. If you have any questions about your toner cartridge or your drum, please contact us freely by email: support_team@v4ink.com.

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TN660 vs TN760, What is the difference?

Brother TN760 Toner Cartridge is new upgraded for Brother TN660 toner cartridge. Although they look very similar, they are suitable for different printer models. Let’s take a look at their differences and common questions about them.

What’s the biggest difference between TN760 and TN660?

At first glance, TN660 and TN760 are very similar in both name and shape. But they are completely different. How to distinguish them?

They work with different printers:

Compatible PrintersBrother TN660Brother TN760
Brother HL SeriesHL-L2300D
HL-L2315DW
HL-L2320D
HL-L2340DW
HL-L2360DW
HL-L2360DN
HL-L2365DW
HL-L2380DW
HL-L2350DW
HL-L2370DW
HL-L2370DW XL
HL-L2390DW
HL-L2395DW
Brother DCP SeriesDCP-L2500D
DCP-L2520DW
DCP-L2540DW
DCP-L2550DW
Brother MFC SeriesMFC-L2680W
MFC-L2685DW
MFC-L2700DW
MFC-L2700DN
MFC-L2705DW
MFC-L2707DW
MFC-L2720DW
MFC-L2740DW
MFC-L2710DW
MFC-L2730DW
MFC-L2750DW
MFC-L2750DW XL

TN630, TN660 and DR630 are compatible for same printer models.

TN630 is a standard yield toner cartridge, which can print 1,200 pages.

TN660 is a high yield toner cartridge, which can print 2,600 pages.

DR630 is a drum unit, which can print 12,000 pages.

The TN630/TN660 Toner cartridge needs to use together with DR630 Drum unit.

TN730, TN760 and DR730 are compatible for same printer models.

TN730 is a standard yield toner cartridge, which can print 1,200 pages.

TN760 is a high yield toner cartridge, which can print 3,000 pages.

DR730 is a drum unit, which can print 12,000 pages.

The TN730/TN760 Toner cartridge needs to use together with DR730 Drum unit.

TN760 and TN660 have both similarities and differences. The same thing is that they are both Brother cartridges, and both of them are drum and toner separation structure. The different are their compatible printer models and their page yield:

ModelsTN660 TonerTN760 Toner
ColorBlackBlack
Printer TypeLaser PrintersLaser Printers
Quantity1 Pack1 Pack
Yield TypeHigh YieldHigh Yield
Page Yield2,600 pages3,000 pages
OEM Price$54.96$74.25
Cost per Page2.11 Cents2.48 Cents

TN660 and TN760 with different page yield, price and even different cost per page. But you will found that compared with the the original toner cartridge, the TN660 and TN760 compatible toner are relatively cheaper. Are you looking for the best price alternative for your Brother cartridges? Why not choose compatible toner cartridges? It has the same printing effect and number of pages as the original, but the price is only 30% of the original.

Frequently asked questions about TN660 and TN760:

Question 1. Can I use TN660 toner cartridge instead of a TN760?

Answer: No, you can’t. The TN660 and the TN760 are the high yield toner cartridge compatible with different machines. Therefore, they can not be use in the same printer. There is a list of Brother printers on the toner box for which that cartridge can be used.

Before buying toner cartridges, you should first confirm your printer model. You can directly enter the machine model in the v4ink search box to find the appropriate toner cartridge model.

Question 2. TN660 and TN760, Which one is better?

Answer: In terms of price, TN660 is undoubtedly the most affordable black-and-white printer cartridge, and its suitable printer is also the most widely sold. Therefore, TN660 has always been No. 1 in the sales ranking of black-and-white printer cartridges. However, the times are changing and printers are constantly updated. The printers which work with TN660 are relatively old versions and have entered a recession. At present, there are not too many printer models on sale.

The printer models work with TN760 is an upgraded version of the TN660 printer models. They have more functions and can provide better print output. Therefore, in the long run, TN760 will gradually replace TN660 and become the best-selling product in the latest black-and-white printer cartridge. If you don’t pursue various functions very strongly, just want to have stable printing effect and pursue low price, the printers used TN660 are your best choice.

If you want your printer to be powerful and pursue a new model, choosing the one used TN760 may be more in line with your requirements.

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