As a part of the laser printer, the presence of a toner chip is essential. Though it has small volume, the function is necessary for printing.
The function of the toner chip is simple: store printer’s information, the communication channel for printing consumables and laser printer.
Storing printer’s information which is means it can store the messages that a printer sends back to it, including the print volumes of toner cartridges, the coverage rage of toner, the type of toner cartridge and printed are information. In order for the printer to work properly, once the messages are gone, they can’t be unrecoverable.
Certainly, the recognition function determines the toner chip in different toner cartridges, different printers are not compatible. So when you plan to purchase a new toner chip, make understand what type of your laser printers, only the correct type of toner can make your cartridges take effect inside your laser printer. Certainly, when the printer determines that the toner is insufficient, the toner chip will indicates this information. Be noted: the toner chip does not have the function to control whether the printer continues to print. So when the toner chip is needed to replace? If the toner cartridge is used up, it’s time to change the equipped chip, because in the chip program, the service life of the chip is determined by the life of the toner cartridge. So if the cartridges are not used up while it’s broken up accidently, the toner chip can still be available in the same model of the cartridges.
Besides, the toner chip can identify whether the toner cartridge is OEM for the printer when you replace a new toner cartridge. If the cartridge is not original one or the counterfeit one, the printer will indicate you the printer consumables are not the genuine. If your printer toner is compatible one instead of the false one, you can ignore these indicate message, because a genuine compatible toner cartridge is sure not damaging your printer.
Whether all print cartridges come with the chips? The answer, of course, is not. many kinds of toner cartridges do not have the chip, so when the printer toner cartridges is broken but it’s not used up, you have to do zero clear operation such as Brother toner cartridges. But the situation is not like it used to be, nowadays Brother has released the new generation of TN660 toner-brother tn760 toner, the upgrade version that equipped with toner chip. In the meanwhile, the use of toner chip can greatly improve the awareness of using genuine printer consumables at the same time avoid the damage to the printer caused by fake ink cartridges.