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The Ultimate Solution to Unlock Your Samsung CLX 3185FW Printer Toner Cartridge with a Firmware Fix


How to Reset the Toner Cartridge for Samsung CLX 3185FW Printer




If you own a Samsung CLX 3185FW printer, you may have encountered a problem with your toner cartridge. The printer may display an error message saying that the toner cartridge is empty or incompatible, even though you have refilled it or replaced it with a new one. This is because the printer has a chip that counts the number of pages printed by each toner cartridge, and when it reaches a certain limit, it locks the printer and prevents it from printing.




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This can be very frustrating and costly, especially if you need to print important documents or photos. Fortunately, there is a way to reset the toner cartridge and bypass the chip count, so you can continue using your printer without any hassle. In this article, I will show you how to reset the toner cartridge for Samsung CLX 3185FW printer using a firmware fix that you can download and install on your computer. This process will take about 15 minutes and will save you money and time.


What You Need to Reset the Toner Cartridge




Before you start resetting the toner cartridge, you need to prepare some items and software that are necessary for the process. Here is what you need:



  • A Samsung CLX 3185FW printer with a toner cartridge that needs to be reset



  • A USB cable to connect the printer to your computer



  • A computer with Windows operating system (XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 10)



  • A firmware fix file that matches your printer model and version (you can download it from this link)



  • A software program that can unzip compressed files (such as WinRAR or 7-Zip)



  • A software program that can run executable files (such as Windows Explorer or Command Prompt)



Once you have gathered all these items and software, you are ready to download and install the firmware fix.


How to Download and Install the Firmware Fix




The firmware fix is a file that contains instructions for resetting the toner cartridge chip count. You need to download it from this link and save it on your computer. The file name is printer toner reset Firmware fix samsung clx 3185fw v44.rar. It is a compressed file that needs to be unzipped before you can run it.


To unzip the file, you need to use a software program that can extract compressed files, such as WinRAR or 7-Zip. You can download them from this link or this link, respectively. After you install them on your computer, follow these steps:



  • Right-click on the file printer toner reset Firmware fix samsung clx 3185fw v44.rar and select Extract Here or Extract to printer toner reset Firmware fix samsung clx 3185fw v44\, depending on the software you are using. This will create a folder with the same name as the file, containing several files inside.



  • Open the folder printer toner reset Firmware fix samsung clx 3185fw v44 and double-click on the file FIX3185FW_V44.exe. This will launch the firmware fix program.



  • Click on OK to agree to the terms and conditions of the program. You will see a window with some information about your printer model and version, as well as a button that says Update.



The firmware fix program is now ready to run. Do not close it or turn off your computer until the process is complete. Here is a screenshot of what it looks like:



How to Reset the Toner Cartridge Using the Firmware Fix




Now that you have installed the firmware fix program, you need to connect your printer to your computer and enter the service mode. This will allow the program to communicate with the printer and reset the toner cartridge chip count. Follow these steps:



  • Turn off your printer and unplug it from the power source.



  • Connect your printer to your computer using a USB cable.



  • Press and hold the Stop button on your printer, then plug it back into the power source while still holding the button.



  • Release the Stop button when you see a message on the printer screen that says Download Mode. This means that your printer has entered the service mode.



  • Go back to your computer and click on the Update button on the firmware fix program window. The program will start sending data to your printer and reset the toner cartridge chip count.



  • Wait until you see a message on the program window that says Firmware Update Success. This means that the process is complete.



  • Turn off your printer and unplug it from the computer and the power source.



You have successfully reset the toner cartridge for your Samsung CLX 3185FW printer. Here are some screenshots of what it looks like:



How to Test and Verify the Toner Cartridge Reset




To make sure that you have reset the toner cartridge correctly, you need to test and verify it by printing a test page and checking the toner level. Follow these steps:



  • Plug your printer back into the power source and turn it on.



  • Press and hold the Stop button on your printer for about 5 seconds, then release it. This will print a test page that shows some information about your printer, such as its serial number, firmware version, page count, and toner level.



  • Check the test page and look for the section that says Toner Remaining (%). You should see four values for each color of toner: black, cyan, magenta, and yellow. These values indicate how much toner is left in each cartridge.



  • If you see values that are close to 100%, this means that you have reset the toner cartridge successfully. If you see values that are low or zero, this means that you have not reset the toner cartridge properly or that there is another problem with your printer or toner cartridge.



You have tested and verified the toner cartridge reset for your Samsung CLX 3185FW printer. Here is a screenshot of what a test page looks like:



Conclusion




In this article, I have shown you how to reset the toner cartridge for Samsung CLX 3185FW printer using a firmware fix that you can download and install on your computer. This process will allow you to bypass the chip count and use your printer without any error messages or limitations. You will be able to save money and time by refilling or replacing your toner cartridges without having to buy new ones every time they run out.


To reset the toner cartridge, you need to prepare some items and software, such as a USB cable, a computer with Windows operating system, a firmware fix file, and a software program that can unzip compressed files. You need to download and install the firmware fix file, connect your printer to your computer and enter the service mode , and run the firmware fix program. You need to test and verify the toner cartridge reset by printing a test page and checking the toner level. You should see values that are close to 100% for each color of toner, indicating that you have reset the toner cartridge successfully.


Resetting the toner cartridge for your Samsung CLX 3185FW printer is a simple and effective way to extend the life of your printer and toner cartridges. You will be able to enjoy high-quality printing without worrying about running out of toner or getting error messages. However, you should also be careful and follow some tips and warnings to avoid damaging your printer or toner cartridges. Here are some of them:



  • Do not reset the toner cartridge more than once per refill or replacement. This may cause the toner to overflow or leak, which can damage your printer or cause poor print quality.



  • Do not use incompatible or low-quality toner cartridges. This may cause the printer to malfunction or print incorrectly. Always use genuine or high-quality compatible toner cartridges that match your printer model and version.



  • Do not turn off your printer or computer during the firmware fix process. This may interrupt the data transfer and corrupt the firmware, which can render your printer unusable.



  • Do not update your printer firmware after resetting the toner cartridge. This may overwrite the firmware fix and lock your printer again. If you need to update your printer firmware, you will have to reset the toner cartridge again using the same process.



By following these tips and warnings, you will be able to reset the toner cartridge for your Samsung CLX 3185FW printer safely and effectively. You will also be able to maintain your printer and toner cartridges in good condition and enjoy high-quality printing for a long time.


FAQs




Here are some frequently asked questions related to resetting the toner cartridge for Samsung CLX 3185FW printer:


Q: Can I reset the toner cartridge for other Samsung printer models?




A: Yes, you can reset the toner cartridge for other Samsung printer models that use the same type of chip count system. However, you need to use a different firmware fix file that matches your printer model and version. You can find them from this link.


Q: Can I reset the toner cartridge for other brands of printers?




A: No, you cannot reset the toner cartridge for other brands of printers using this method. This method only works for Samsung printers that use a chip count system. Other brands of printers may use different systems or mechanisms that require different methods or tools.


Q: How often do I need to reset the toner cartridge?




A: You need to reset the toner cartridge whenever you refill or replace it with a new one. This will prevent the chip count from locking your printer and allow you to use your toner cartridge fully.


Q: How long does it take to reset the toner cartridge?




A: It takes about 15 minutes to reset the toner cartridge using this method. You need to download and install the firmware fix file, connect your printer to your computer and enter the service mode, and run the firmware fix program. You also need to test and verify the toner cartridge reset by printing a test page and checking the toner level.


Q: Is resetting the toner cartridge legal?




A: Resetting the toner cartridge is legal as long as you do it for personal use only. You are not allowed to sell or distribute the firmware fix file or the resetted toner cartridges without permission from Samsung or its authorized dealers. You are also not allowed to use resetting as a way to avoid paying for genuine or high-quality compatible toner cartridges. dcd2dc6462


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