Is the OEM chip reusable?

Smart chip

Per tested, OEM chip is reusable and applicable for 3 new v4ink No-chip toner cartridges. No-chip toner such as CF258A and CF258X reutilize the OEM chip to complete the entire installation procedure.


Chip does have its life span. It cannot be extended once you see the printout becomes blurred. So don’t overuse the chip in case of any underperforming printout. Want to keep using our No-chip toner? Don’t worry, remaining the chip after using the OEM toner cartridge is feasible to start next round.

Beware of handling chip as the smart chip is physically tiny. 3 tips below will enable a fast and proper installation.

Tip 1: DO NOT scratch or damage the chip.

Tip 2: Insert the OEM chip into our v4ink no-chip toner in a correct direction. (An illustrative picture is pasted near the chip’s slot)

chip position

Tip 3: Keep the chip dust-free. Use a dry cloth to clean the chip if dust adheres.

It’s worth mentioning that customer can remove the chip from our CF258X remanufactured toner for intended use with our v4ink No-chip CF258A or No-chip CF258X toner. Also chip is reusable for 3 new v4ink No-chip toner cartridges.

Chip life circle

No wonder that using v4ink with-chip CF258A compatible toner is the best way to skip the chip-transferring procedure. It has the same starter-friendly installation mode as the original. Sometimes, the printer will notify you of the “NON-HP” and “Firmware update” message. If you want to go on using compatible toner in a hassle-free way, switching off the related setup not only does no harm to your printers, but it renders the printing job goes smoothly without interceptive warning.

See the instruction below to disable the “Cartridge Policy” and “Update option” function respectively.

To shut off “Cartridge Policy”:

Cartridge Policy

To disable the “Update Option”:

Update option 1
Update Option 2

Kind reminder: Presently, regarding the pre-set serial number, customer can only use 2 new CF258A or CF258X compatible toners on the same printer. If using the third one, the printer won’t recognize it by demonstrating an error message. Once the 2 compatible with-chip toners are used up, customer can choose to use remanufactured or original toner cartridge.

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Something you should know for proper CF258A toner installation

CF258A No-chip toner

This article is a collection to itemize several misoperations in using v4ink CF258A toner, which will be much helpful for the starter.

To make the followings comprehensible and well accepted, we’re about to illustrate the cases according to the product category. Viewers can find the concerning descriptive point based on your CF258A version.


Cases study for v4ink No-chip CF258A toner:

  1. Install the toner into the printer straightforwardly without inserting the chip on it

Toner should work with the chip which is used for printer to detect the data. Please do have an OEM cartridge or OEM chip well prepared, and process the chip-insertion as the picture shown below prior to the final installation.

CF258 chip-installation
  1. OEM chip is damaged

Please ensure the chip is intact, otherwise the chip cannot be used to install. If damage unfortunately occurs, you can purchase the OEM toner cartridge in the first place, and then use our no-chip toner until the OEM one is depleted. Our v4ink CF258A is equipped with a custom-made toolkit, which enables a smooth chip removal process.

  1. Chip is inserted in an incorrect direction

To make things easier, we paste an instructional picture next to the chip slot. Below you can see how user collates the chip’s direction.

Correct chip position
  1. Color of the printout is light

Long-time transportation renders the toner powder pile up in one side. Gently shaking the toner cartridge several times ahead of final installation will address this problem. Moreover, printout will become faint if the chip is overused with more than 3 pcs new v4ink no-chip toners.

faint text
  1. Printer demonstrates “Black cartridge very low”

Customers feel puzzled when the printer mentions this message just right after installation. V4ink guarantees that each of our products (except for re-manufactured product) will come in a brand-new condition with 100% full powder capacity. Owning that OEM chip retains the old using record, this message has nothing to do with the new toner. Pls press “OK” button to evade this message.

  1. Install OEM chip of original CF258X toner into v4ink CF258A no-chip toner

This will not affect the proper printing function. If the printer manifests “Cartridge low”, you can still go on printing by pressing “OK” button.


Cases study for v4ink CF258A WITH-CHIP compatible toner:

  1. LCD screen reminds “The indicated cartridges are Non-HP cartridges” and the warning indicator is flashing.

Opt for “OK” button then you restore printing.

Error message correction
  1. LCD screen reminds “Memory error on indicated cartridges, Event code: 10.00.00” and the warning indicator is flashing.

First of all, open the front cover, and close it. Until you see the message “The indicated cartridges are Non-HP cartridges” and the Signal light is flashing, press “OK” directly.

event code

Hope you find this article useful.

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Which one performs better, HP 58A vs 58X?

v4ink CF258A/CF258X compatilbe toner(No-chip)

Many printer users are trying to figure out the difference between HP 58A and HP 58X toner, and eager to choose a more exceptional one for their printers. Here below is a brief summary that we gonna share with you guys.


Round- 1 Page Yield

v4ink 58A(CF258A) toner can yield out 3,000 pages, whilst 10,000 pages for 58X (CF258X) All the tested paper meets the specified industrial requirement: Page yield counted by printouts with 5% coverage per A4 /Letter-size paper.

v4ink CF258A CF258X page yield

Round- 2 Applicable Printer

CF258A toner and CF258X toner are both compatible for the SAME model printers: HP Pro M404n M404dn M404dw Printer; HP Pro MFP M428fdw M428fdn Printer; HP Enterprise M430f M406dn Printer

Accordingly, CF258A standard toner and CF258X high-yield toner are interchangeable. You can select either of these two models for your intended use.


Round- 3 Ideal Working Scenario

When in the middle of the work, none of you wishes to waste time to replace an empty toner cartridge frequently, especially for the regular printing job. If you are in quest of a large-capacity toner, High-yield model 58X seems to be the very one.

Does 58X cost a lot to get more pages? No. V4ink HP 58X toner, possessing the same superlative standard powder, brings you a more carefree experience. Lower Cost, Higher Efficiency. 

v4ink CF258A vs v4ink CF258X

Come and Cherry-pick your ideal working partner!


What do v4ink HP 58A/X users care most about?

  1. What’s No-chip means?

That product does not contain a chip for printer to read. Customer is required to prepare an OEM chip, which can be gotten from the OEM toner. The package includes a toolkit for the beginner.

  1. Is it easy to work on removing and installing the OEM chip?

Yes. 4 steps literally with user-friendly guidelines.

  1. Is the chip only use for 1 v4ink 58A/X toner cartridge?

No. The chip can be used with new v4ink 58A/X toners up to 3 times.

CF258A toner chip-installation instruction
  1. What is the best before for this toner?

18 months for the unopened item. For the installed toner, please use the toner asap. V4ink toner cartridges pass the stringent QC test before coming into market. They’re stable and easy to store.

Article source: https://www.v4ink.com/Which-one-performs-better-HP-58A-vs-58X

What does the OEM chip use for?

v4ink CF258A compatible toner cartridge

What is OEM?

OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) means the owner possess the patent, R&D, know-how of a sort of technology, which is defined as a technology-based production mode. OEM chip, in other words, is being patented and branded with the owner, being embedded in the product for its relevant electronic machine to identify.


How does the chip work in the printer?

Currently, most of the laser jet printer will require a toner equipped with a chip to work together. By doing so, the powder capacity can be well detected on the one hand, and the toner cartridge is able to make its optimum performance for another. In a nutshell, chip serves as an intermediary between the product and the machine.

OEM chip

Can make the toner work WITHOUT chip?

NO. You probably notice that there are multiple NO-CHIP compatible toner models produced by other manufacturers such as HP 58A, HP 58X toner. They are all in different structures as well we designs.

For your well understanding, let’s take our v4ink No-chip version cf258a(HP 58A) toner cartridge as an example. This type of toner cartridge does not include chip. But as its related printer models (Shown as below) need the chip to recognize the toner, we may need the customer to make sure they have the OEM chip on hand from the get-go.

Compatible model for CF258A toner: HP Pro M404n M404dn M404dw Printer; HP Pro MFP M428fdw M428fdn Printer; HP Enterprise M430f M406dn Printer


How can I get an OEM chip? And what should I do next?

Once the original HP 58A toner cartridge is completely consumed, you can remove the OEM chip from that empty cartridge with the toolkit, and insert the chip into the slot on the compatible No-chip HP 58A toner cartridge prior to installation.

For the auxiliary toolkit, v4ink has prepared a white tailor-made and the tweezers to render our each v4ink friends a hassle-free user experience when they perform chip embedment.

Click the following video for an overall DIY process:

NOTE: The above video is also applicable for our v4ink CF258X(HP 58X) No-chip toner

After the chip is firmly seated, no further action to take but to install the toner as usual.


Is the OEM chip reusable?

Yes. But it can be used for 3 times. OEM chip does have its lifespan. With reference to CF258A and CF258X toner, an OEM chip is able to work for 3 pcs v4ink No-chip compatible toners. The outcome is based on the printing standard at an average color density≥1.40 to guarantee that the printing quality is in line with the original cartridge.

v4ink CF258A compatible toner cartridge

Don’t wanna handle chip embedment?

It’s no brainer. You can choose v4ink remanufactured CF258X toner cartridge. It’s a High-yield toner comes with an OEM chip. Both CF258A and CF258X are compatible for the printer mentioned above.

Article source: https://www.v4ink.com/What-does-the-OEM-chip-use-for