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Topic # 228718 19-Jan-2018 01:04
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As per the title, I've got one of these printers (purchased in 2006). It's served me well and worked flawlessly. I've only had to fill the toner a few times in the almost 12 years I've had it, but the last time was 5 years ago.

 

The toner started running out again tonight and I'm looking for opinions on what's the best thing to do. I used Ink On The Run previously but at $38 just to refill the toner (which from memory I have to do myself) it seems a little steep. I did find a replacement (non HP but aftermarket) cartridge, already filled with toner for $13 (https://www.emax.co.nz/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=3533). However I'm a bit wary as it's not an HP cartridge.

 


Does anyone have experience with the latter or should I bite the bullet and contact Ink On The Run again?

 

Any feedback appreciated thanks smile


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  Reply # 1943328 19-Jan-2018 10:17
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Sorry if this isn't the right place for this thread btw...it didn't seem to fit anywhere else (please move if it isn't).

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  Reply # 1943347 19-Jan-2018 10:45
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I used these guys years ago for a few different printers and never had an issue with their 3rd party options.  

 

https://www.consumables.co.nz/shop/online-shop/ink-toner-ribbons/laser-printer-supplies/hp-toner-cartridges/12a-compatible-toner-cartridge-for-hp

 

 





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  Reply # 1943355 19-Jan-2018 10:56
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Consumables closed at xmas - this is corporate consumables that closed and i replied quickly without checking link which is for another company - 

 

we have used tonerink.co.nz 

 

for years


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  Reply # 1943414 19-Jan-2018 11:29
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sleepy:

 

Consumables closed at xmas

 

 

Their website still seems to be fully operating...... someone forgot to put up a closed sign ? :)

 

 





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  Reply # 1943436 19-Jan-2018 11:46
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I get my inkjet cartridges from affordable ink and never had any issues with them

 

I think this is the laserjet cartridge for your printer

 

 

 

 


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  Reply # 1943539 19-Jan-2018 14:04
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I have always used  refilled cartridge with my laserjets, and never had any problems. I wouldn't bother refilling it myself. This is since 1995 with various HP printers. The last one I purchased was off aliexpress for a large HP toner for a commercial sized printer(trademe sellers were selling the same identical toner from same source I suspect), but also purchased off sellers off trademe. It seems most refilled cartridges these days  are now imported from china from my experience.


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  Reply # 1943555 19-Jan-2018 14:29
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quickymart:

 

but at $38 just to refill the toner (which from memory I have to do myself) it seems a little steep.

 



 

Ive you've ever had to do that as a job, you'd realise thats a damn , damn cheap price.
With HP's , you dont just pour in more toner. It has to be stripped & cleaned, waste toner sucked out , wiper baldes replaced where needed etc
And the HP would have the drum in the cart. That drum is only good for 1 or 2 refills max (actually its a reman, not refill)

 

This is why China sourced manufactured  laser carts are so bad .
They just dont do the job properly, try to save any few cents anywhere then can.

 

I used to do this for my job. The market is so cut throat its not economic to do it properly.
Its a crap shot as to how good non genuine carts will be be. May be OK, make leak toner all through your printer.


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  Reply # 1943562 19-Jan-2018 14:35
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xpd:

 

I used these guys years ago for a few different printers and never had an issue with their 3rd party options.  

 

https://www.consumables.co.nz/shop/online-shop/ink-toner-ribbons/laser-printer-supplies/hp-toner-cartridges/12a-compatible-toner-cartridge-for-hp

 

 

"They have new OPC Drums, new wiper Blades, new Doctors Blades and Gold Seals"
If all thats true, thats a crazy low price .

 

 




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  Reply # 1943578 19-Jan-2018 15:04
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So an aftermarket toner cartridge should be okay? Genuine HP ones are about $150 ??

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  Reply # 1943587 19-Jan-2018 15:19
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quickymart: So an aftermarket toner cartridge should be okay? Genuine HP ones are about $150 ??

 

For $150 you'd be better off buying a new Brother laser : cheaper toner carts :-)

I wouldnt spend that much on a genuine for your printer .
Allways some risk with refills : but just get your money back if it fails, leaks or gives dirty prints

 

Aftermarket/Refills are fine, if they're done properly.


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  Reply # 1943595 19-Jan-2018 15:30
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Yeah, so don't go with a trader on TM selling just a few, find someone more reputable to use :)

 

 





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  Reply # 1943597 19-Jan-2018 15:33
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I have had problems with inkjet refills, but never with laserjet refills. Also if buying from a nz in trade seller, such as a nz business you have both the warranty and cga. But the only problem I have found is that they seem to run out faster with these small printers. that is why I purchased a commercial printer, where the refills are a lot larger, but don't cost much more




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  Reply # 1943651 19-Jan-2018 17:00
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I might have a look at that Consumables place. Hadn't heard of them before.
Stupid question, if I buy a new cartridge from them it's filled up with toner, right? I don't need to also purchase toner separately? Is that right?



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  Reply # 1944182 20-Jan-2018 19:26
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Update: aftermarket cartridge acquired from Consumables (also called Computer Food). Tested, installed and working perfectly. Thanks heaps for the tip smile


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