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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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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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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