How to Reset Samsung ML 1660 Toner Cartridge with Firmware V1.01.00.34
If you own a Samsung ML 1660 printer and you are getting a red light warning that your toner cartridge is empty, you may be wondering how to reset it and continue printing. The problem is that each OEM toner cartridge for the Samsung ML 1660 comes with a memory chip that records the toner usage and prevents you from using it beyond a certain number of pages. This means that even if you refill the toner or replace it with a compatible one, the printer will still think that it is empty and will not print.
Fortunately, there is a way to reset the toner cartridge and bypass the chip's limitation. This involves flashing the printer's firmware with a modified version that allows you to use any toner cartridge without restrictions. However, this process is not without risks and may void your warranty or damage your printer if done incorrectly. Therefore, you should follow the instructions carefully and do some research before attempting to reset your printer.
In this article, we will show you how to reset Samsung ML 1660 toner cartridge with firmware V1.01.00.34, which is one of the most common versions for this printer model. If you have a different firmware version, you may need to find a different reset file that matches your version.
Step 1: Check Your Printer's Firmware Version
The first thing you need to do is to check your printer's firmware version and make sure it is V1.01.00.34. You can do this in two ways:
By printing a configuration page: Press and hold down the Print Screen button on the printer for about 3 seconds until you see the status light blink fast, stay solid and blink slowly. Now release the button and the configuration page will print that shows you the firmware version of your printer.
By removing the right cover of your printer: Follow this YouTube tutorial from 0:35 to 1:15 and look for a sticker on the main board that shows the firmware version.
If your firmware version is V1.01.00.34, you can proceed to the next step. If not, you may need to find a different reset file that matches your version.
Step 2: Download and Extract the Reset File
The next thing you need to do is to download and extract the reset file for firmware V1.01.00.34 from this link: reset 1660.rar. This file contains two files inside: usbprn2.exe and ML 1160-30.fls.
Save the file to your computer and extract it using a program like WinRAR or 7-Zip.
Step 3: Prepare Your Printer and Toner Cartridge
The next thing you need to do is to prepare your printer and toner cartridge for the reset process.
Turn off your printer and unplug it from the power source.
Take out the toner cartridge from the printer and remove or cover the chip on the right side of the toner with a piece of tape. This will prevent the chip from interfering with the reset process.
Return the toner cartridge back inside the printer and close the cover.
Plug in your printer to the power source but do not turn it on yet.
Connect your printer to your computer using a USB cable.
Put a sheet of paper in the printer's tray. This is important for later.
Step 4: Flash Your Printer's Firmware
The final step is to flash your printer's firmware with the modified version that allows you to use any toner cartridge without restrictions.
Open the folder where you extracted the reset file and double-click on usbprn2.exe. This will open 0efd9a6b88