Reset ML-1640 and ML-2240 for Refill Toner

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Samsung ML-2240As I’ve shared on my previous post about how I tried to look for soft-solution for resetting a Samsung ML-2240 so it can use refill toner, in this post I will give the download link and the howto. Instead of giving you the whole package, I provide them in 2 packages for each printer model, the raw package and the simple package.

The Raw Package contains the original firmware upgrader from Samsung with the patcher and firmware downloader. With this package you’ll need to run the complete steps I did.

The Simple package contains only the patched version of firmware so you only need to do the final step I did.

Feel free to use whichever package you prefer. But before we begin, please read carefully these facts:

  1. The patcher are NOT made by me, all credit goes to the original creator which I unfortunately don’t know
  2. The firmware upgrader included in the raw package are official version downloaded from Samsung website
  3. The firmware file included in the simple package are the patched version
  4. I provide the links and the manual but please use it at your own risk
  5. I’ve run the patched for a Samsung ML-2240 and it worked, but I never test the fix for ML-1640, however I also supply the file because it’s provided by the same patcher
  6. My operating system is Windows XP SP2

Raw Package for ML-1640

You will find 5 files in this package:

  • ML-1640_V1.01.00.83.exe is the official firmware upgrader
  • downl1640.bat is the firmware downloader (to printer)
  • fix1640.bat is the firmware patcher
  • fixml40.exe is the tools run by the patcher
  • usbprns2.exe is the tools run by the downloader

Click here to download Raw Package for ML-1640

Raw Package for ML-2240

You will find 5 files in this package:

  • ML-2240_V1.01.00.83.exe is the official firmware upgrader
  • downl2240.bat is the firmware downloader (to printer)
  • fix2240.bat is the firmware patcher
  • fixml40.exe is the tools run by the patcher
  • usbprns2.exe is the tools run by the downloader

Click here to download Raw Package for ML-2240

Raw Package Howto

Please follow these steps if you use the Raw Package:

  1. Extract the package, by default it will go to a new folder with the same name as the package
  2. Run the official firmware upgrader (ML-XX40 _V1.01.00.83.exe)
  3. Choose which connection is used for the printer (USB/Network), afaik this printer model is only available with USB connection
  4. See the temporary folder used for the firmware on 2nd panel “Select Downloaded Firmware” in File Name field. Open the specified folder and copy the specified filename (with fls extension) to the package folder
  5. Now close the firmware upgrader
  6. Run the firmware patcher (fixXX40.bat) and you will find new firmware file in the same folder with prefix “FIX_”, press any key to exit the patcher
  7. Make sure your printer is turned on and is properly connected to your computer.
  8. Run the firmware downloader (downlXX40.bat), DO NOT turn off or disconnect the printer/computer during this process
  9. That should be it, now press any key to exit the downloader, turn off your printer for about 10 seconds and turn it back on. Updated BASED ON ooppoo comment on February 9th, 2010 at 2:43 am, DO NOT TURN OFF OR DISCONNECT THE PRINTER/COMPUTER AFTER YOU EXIT THE DOWNLOADER, wait minimum 10 seconds after closing the window before you turn off your printer. Then wait another 10 seconds before turning your printer back on

Simple Package for ML-1640

You will find 3 files in this package:

  • FIX_ML1640_V1010083.fls is the patched firmware
  • downl1640.bat is the firmware downloader (to printer)
  • usbprns2.exe is the tools run by the downloader

Click here to download Simple Package for ML-1640

Simple Package for ML-2240

You will find 3 files in this package:

  • FIX_ML2240_V1010083.fls is the patched firmware
  • downl2240.bat is the firmware downloader (to printer)
  • usbprns2.exe is the tools run by the downloader

Click here to download Simple Package for ML-2240

Simple Package Howto

You only need to run the firmware downloader (downlXX40.bat), DO NOT turn off or disconnect the printer/computer during this process. That should be it, now press any key to exit the downloader, turn off your printer for about 10 seconds and turn it back on. Updated BASED ON ooppoo comment on February 9th, 2010 at 2:43 am, DO NOT TURN OFF OR DISCONNECT THE PRINTER/COMPUTER AFTER YOU EXIT THE DOWNLOADER, wait minimum 10 seconds after closing the window before you turn off your printer. Then wait another 10 seconds before turning your printer back on

I don’t know about any legal issues of providing these files and howto, please feel free to share it with me if you do :-) thanks

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229 Responses to “Reset ML-1640 and ML-2240 for Refill Toner”

  1. Blog Sahat Tambunan » Blog Archive » Reset Samsung ML-2240 to use Refill Toner Says:

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  2. smith Says:

    that’s awesome. But will this permanently fix the problem or do you have to keep running this fix every time the toner runs low?

  3. kocu Says:

    Hi smith, I can’t really give a straight answer right now, but we have actually refilled the toner twice by now and I’ve only done this reset once. I didn’t even know about the 2nd refill since the printer user doesn’t inform me about it.

    The printer still print perfectly with no more annoying exhausted toner alert. Just to be sure, I’ve asked them to inform me first before doing the next refill. Sorry, but I have to wait for their next call for better answer :-)

  4. Marco Says:

    hi i reset a ML-2240 printer with simple package, and i send to print 200 page then verify the selftest and said “Toner page Count” 6 pages maybe this help you

  5. kocu Says:

    Hi Marco, many thanx for the info. That’s really smart. But I’m currently very busy in the office, I don’t have the chance to check the counter as you did. Perhaps, I will later. But just fyi, we have changed the toner for more than 3 times without doing anymore reset, so I think, yes, you only need to do it once :-)

  6. Prinse Says:

    Great!
    It’s worked for my Samsung ML-1640, I try simple packege & my SAMSUNG ML-1640 working well.

  7. kocu Says:

    Hi Prinse, that’s great news :-) thank you for confirming back to us

  8. samsung Says:

    kalo buat samsung ML-2570 ada ga ya ? udah googling kok ga nemu2..

  9. kocu Says:

    wah, sori mas samsung :-P gw cuma dapet solusi buat 2 jenis printer di atas itu, ML-1640 dan ML-2240 :-)

  10. callito Says:

    I also use the simple crack for the 1640. And it works fine. It was done for about 5 sekonds.

    Dose anybody check this for a tuner without chip?

  11. idham Says:

    mas nanti reset lagi ga? atau itu sudah ga akan pernah reset lagi.

  12. kocu Says:

    @callito: good to hear from you, but sorry i dont really understand what you mean with toner without chip

    @idham: halo mas idham, sampai sekarang gw sendiri hanya melakukan sekali dan toner sudah diganti berkali-kali tanpa masalah :-)

  13. GOLDY Says:

    thx its really works

  14. bane Says:

    @callito: I guess that you mean “starter” toner which dint have chip?
    well i used the simple method on 1640 with starter toner which firstly had capacity of 700 pages but after patching has capacity of 1500 pages. total page count stayed the same -170 pages but the toner status is 100%! thanx kocu. very simple, very useful

  15. kocu Says:

    hi bane, thanx for helping with answer for callito :-) I’m glad I could help a bit by providing the info and files

  16. rafa Says:

    After doing this on my ml1640 when i want to turn it on after downloading and pressing key and turning of the printer it won’t start anymore. When I switch to on, red light and amber light will go on for a second and afterwards off. so the printer is not detected by the computer and i can’t do anything anymore….
    Anyone else experienced this?

  17. well Says:

    That RUINED my printer! Every time i want to start it it displays green light for a second,then red light and an “invalid black toner cartridge”message appears.PLEASE HELP ME!

  18. ooppoo Says:

    Nice:)

    How old does your printer? Maybe new stock firmwares don”t allowe upgrade:( What does it if you push the printer button for five sec?

    If you find a solution, please write it! I hope you can solve it!

  19. well Says:

    My printer is relatively brand new,only one month or so.when i press the reset button it printes a page with the printer specifivations,NOTHING MORE!

  20. ooppoo Says:

    I am sad, because i have a new ml-1640 too, and i also would like to reset the counter with this method.

    Try these methods:

    http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/printer/65254

    And if it works please write your results, because maybe others can help you or your results can help others:)

  21. well Says:

    My Printer is ML-2240.Thank you for your interset but try to find a solution to the ML-2240 if you please.

  22. kocu Says:

    @rafa, well: Hi, I’m sorry to hear that it somehow doesn’t work for both of you :-( I’m not 100% sure why, but things like this happens mostly because printer is disconnected during process or is turned off too early that firmware download was interupted during process.

    Honestly, right now I don’t have any info/knowledge of solving this problem, but I’ll look around and inform back here if I can find something.

  23. stranger Says:

    if you failed to flash go to samsung and flash with the official firmware ( samsung download center ) to fix you printer again

    happened to me BUT it didn’t reset the count to 0
    any help ??

  24. ooppoo Says:

    @stranger: Try this firmware: http://www.webaruhaz.hu/download/doksi/ML1640upgrade.zip

    Run Setup.exe and click start button.

    The red led will be orange and when it finish it will be green. Then you turn off and on you printer and it would be OK.

    This is a patched firmware too, but it’s from a webshop site, so maybe it could work.

    p.s.: You should be patient with upgrading, so wait and don’t turn off your printer before time:)

  25. ooppoo Says:

    And the firmware for ML-2240:

    http://www.webaruhaz.hu/download/doksi/ML2240upgrade.zip

    Run setup.exe and click start button, then wait (red,orange,green led!).

  26. WEll Says:

    I Get A Constant Blinking Red Light When Trying To Update Firmware! HELP!

  27. ooppoo Says:

    Is it start blinking when you start uploading the firmware?

  28. SIMONG Says:

    THIS IS THE BEST WAY I FIND IS ON SPANISH BUT I CAN GIVE YOU SUPPORT VIA MSN.

    http://articulo.mercadolibre.com.mx/MLM-38274612-reset-samsung-ml-2240-y-1640-versiones-2009-con-software-_JM

  29. SIMONG Says:

    SUPPORT IS ON ENGLISH OR SPANISH AND I HAVE THE FIX FOR OLDER FIRMWARE VERSIONS TOO.

  30. ooppoo Says:

    Hi again!

    @well: So as a realized now your problem is caused by the new stock firmware of your printer.

    The older patched firmwares don’t work with new printers.

    But now there is a new version (93).

    You can download it from:

    http://www.startcopy.ru/repair/files/sams48xx.htm

    (Use google translate if it needed :))

    Or wait for new patched firmware, but don’t forget you need a patched version of ML1640_V1010093.fls or ML2240_V1010093.fls according to your printer.

    I hope somebody write a good tutorial for the new versions!:)

    ps: Don’t pay for patched firmwares, because you will get it for free!

  31. Well Says:

    Still not working.i sent it to the dealer and even him couldn’t solve the problem!

  32. Chris Koh Says:

    Great! Thanks for sharing! Its work for ML-2240. TQ

  33. Ritesh Says:

    my printer ML1640, it stop working after updating

    it has no power(led lites one time and off)

  34. Kalyan Ghosh Says:

    Thank you very much brother, it is working successfully on my ML-1640. I am now using the initial catridge now, after patching the initial catridge capacity changes to 1.5K, and the toner remaining status is always in 100% now, the the good thing is the toner page count always remains to zero.

    My question is as my printer now recognizes the initial catridge as a full catridge of 1.5K capacity, can I now refill my initial catridge, if yes how? Is the size of the toner compartment small in the initial catridge than that of a full replaced catridge? Please reply. Thankyou

  35. ooppoo Says:

    @Ritesh

    It’s only because you did it badly!!!

    1. Trun off your printer.
    2. Start your computer.
    3. Push the orange button, and keep pushing.
    4. Then turn on your printer (with the button on the back of the printer). BUT YOU HAVE TO KEEP PUSHING THE ORANGE BUTTON!
    5. Then the LEDs start blinking (5-15 sec later), you can release the orange button.
    6. You can repeat the firmware installing procedure.

    BUT IF YOU DO THE UPDATE AGAIN THE WRONG WAY THEN IT WON’T WORK! PLEASE READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY!

    If you can’t reupgrade the firmware repeate the 6 steps procedure until it won’t work!

  36. 1640 prob Says:

    Any fix for 1640 firmware version 1.01.00.93? tried all the steps as mentioned above but none work. Did the steps for my other 1640 with firmware of 1.01.00.83 which worked but not for the .93 version

  37. ooppoo Says:

    Here is the patch. Use google translate if it is need. :)

    http://www.startcopy.ru/repair/files/sams48xx.htm

    Please write your results! Thanks!

  38. stranger Says:

    I have sorted the pins, i get always 0 page count
    even after i removed the cable reports 0 count. Now i cannot print at all , red light is on no matter what. I.ve tried http://www.startcopy.ru/repair/files/sams48xx.htm and to downgrade with version 66 . I also flashed with the official 93 version from samsung and still cant get this printer to work

  39. somelier Says:

    Hi ooppoo!
    I can’t upgrade (or downgrade) my new 1640.
    After 2100 page printer is stop.
    I ned some help for my ML1640 (FW, and reset)
    If you can help me, i’ll write my email!

  40. ooppoo Says:
    Hi somelier!

    First of all, why can’t you upgrade the firmware? What happen, and which method do you use?

    What is the version of the firmware which you use now? Turn on your printer and press the orange button until it start blinking. Then you release the button, it will print a page which contains the firmware version.

    But I think, the latest patched version should work if you do everything good!:)

    So do the next steps:

    1. Download this:
    http://www.startcopy.ru/repair/files/ml1640.zip
    2. And download this one too:
    http://www.startcopy.ru/repair/files/fw_93_84.rar
    3. Then unzip ml1640.zip to a folder, than unrar ML1640_V1010093.fls from fw_93_84.rar to the same folder.
    4. run fix1640_93.bat. It will make a FIX_ML1640_V1010093.fls file, and give some advice:)!
    5. run downl1640_93.bat
    6. Please be patiant!

    If something goes wrong, please repeat the method which I write down 5 post above!

    Any other advice:
    You have to remove the chip from the cartridge if it has one before you start downloading the firmware.

  41. Apoe Says:

    Is itpossible tot downgrade with the firmware you gave @ooppoo??

    I have now firmware 1.29.00.84 so i can dowgrade to firmware V1010093 with the 2 rar and zip file you provided.

    Maybe somebody can know this..

  42. somelier Says:

    My ML-1640 with start toner casette (refilled certainly):
    Total page 2101
    OS version 1.29.00.93 11-23-2009
    Engine ver: 1.10.50
    SPL ver: 5.07 06-27-2006
    Service date 2009-12-8
    Toner stat 2103/0%
    Toner Exhausted

    I’d try reset with 1-4 pin short – fruitlessy :-(
    I’d try downgrade or upgrade FW with usbprns2.exe – upper led only blinking, blinking, blinking…. After restart OS is remaining. :-(

    Now make your steps

  43. somelier Says:

    Sorry for earler comment… A’m in te other side of the world… ;-)

  44. somelier Says:

    ooppoo – you are the KING!!!!!!!

    OS version 1.29.00.93 11-23-2009
    Engine ver: 1.10.50
    SPL ver: 5.07 06-27-2006
    Service date 2009-12-8
    and…
    Toner stat 0/100% !!!!!

    Thanks!!!!

    (and good morning… ;-)

  45. somelier Says:

    Apoe!
    1.29.00.84 earlier than 1.01.00.93
    .84 is ver, 1.29 and 1.01 OS and language (I hink…)
    FIX_ fls firmware is cracked (modified)
    (Thank God, we have some good people in this world…)
    Regadrs for all (and an glass from a good wine)

  46. ooppoo Says:

    @somelier: I’m happy to hear your success!:)
    @Apoe: Yes you can use the latest firmware too! It’s newer than yours, but you just do an update like you update OS on your PC:) (You can also download new versions from samsung download center…) So you CAN USE this rar and zip!!! PLEASE WRITE YOUR RESULTS BECAUSE IT HELP OTHERS!

  47. jeeest Says:

    Ooppoo, many thanks!! I performed your trick with my ML-1640 v1.29.00.93. Now “toner remaining” is from 100% back to 0%. The total page count remains the same. Cartridge capacity from 0.7K to 1.5K and dot/opc count back to zero (don’t know what that is). I have the starter cartridge in the printer. Is is now just buying some toner and fill this cartridge up? Or?

  48. ooppoo Says:

    @jeeest: I not really understand what you wrote.:S You did this hack because you want to refill your toner didn’t you? So why do you want to buy a new one?

  49. jeeest Says:

    @Ooppoo

    oops ;)

    “toner remaining” obviously went up from 1% or so to 100%.

  50. Arlena Suffridge Says:

    Good website, I truly discovered it to be intriguing. I’m looking forward to visiting once more to find out what is current.

  51. Eye4u Says:

    My printer 2240 don´t update. The firmeware 1.01.00.93 11-23-2009. I made a jumper IC pin 1-4, reset page count but don´t work.
    Help me!

  52. Ricardo Says:

    My printer is ml2240. I made a jumper pin 1-4, reset all page counts, but work. Firmeware is 1.01.00.93 11-23-2009. Engine Version: 1.10.50.

    Help Me

  53. Grits Says:

    HELP!!!
    I have an ML 2240 printer….

    OS version 1.29.00.83 04-08-2009
    Engine version 1.00.50

    What do I need to do to reset my printer?

  54. Somelier Says:

    @Grits

    See up @ooppoo Says:
    January 6th, 2010 at 9:31 pm
    These steps and download use to 2240.
    (Certainly with 2240 FW .fls and .bat files – included zip)

  55. Grits Says:

    Somelier…

    The same downloads will work with my OS version 1.29.00.83 ????

  56. ooppoo Says:

    @Grits

    …0.93 is a newer version, but yes it will WORK, you can upload a newer version to your printer. Good luck, and please write you results!:):)

  57. Supa Says:

    Hi!

    Anybody who installed this patched firmware: Does the printer counting again the printed pages, or it is always staying zero? So the question is, what happen if I print 2100 pages again???:)

  58. kocu Says:

    Dear All, sorry for not being able to reply more often n faster. Big thanks to ooppoo for sharing lots of know-how :-)

  59. Grits Says:

    Thank you soo much! I will post my results in the near future when I try it out!

  60. josejuan Says:

    Hola!
    Soy de Mexico, solo quiero agradecerte por este parche, muchisimas gracias, lo hice exactamente como me sugeriste y funciono correctamente!

    Gracias!!!!

  61. cyellenhans Says:

    Hai, Salam Kenal, pertama2 saya ucapkan terima kasih karena diperbolehkan download firmware samsung ini. Pertanyaan saya apakah setelah di-patch, saya tidak perlu bawa printer samsung ml2240 saya ke outlet pengisian toner utk dipermak supaya bisa menggunakan toner isi ulang? Terima kasih.

  62. HomeBear Says:

    kocu! congratulations your blog!
    my 1640 story:
    my 1640 firmware 1.29.00.84
    i download original firmware 1.29.00.93 from
    samsung support webpage.
    download http://www.startcopy.ru/repair/files/ml1640.zip
    decompress zipp
    put 1.29.00.93 firmvare files to decompressed ml1640 folder
    duble click –> fix1640_93.bat
    now the fixed firmware uploading the printer
    I use the initial(no chip) original , but refilled bundle toner, and every turn_on event set to zero the toner page counter.Great!
    Thx for all , many howto!

  63. sajid Says:

    hi… my printer is Ml-1640
    os version: 1.01.00.83 04-08-2009
    engine version: 1.00.50
    spl version: 5.07 06-27-2006
    service dt: 2009-9-16
    I tryed shortening chips..also up loaded firwall..bt my problem still existing..toner exhousted…pls help me to fix this probem

  64. sajid Says:

    http://www.webaruhaz.hu/download/doksi/ML1640upgrade.zip I tryed this firwall for my os version : 1.01.00.83 version printer red light blink first then yellow at last green light came bt after few seconds again red light..now what

  65. ooppoo Says:

    @sajid

    But your printer work, isn’t it?

    If not please follow these steps:

    1. Trun off your printer.
    2. Start your computer.
    3. Push the orange button, and keep pushing.
    4. Then turn on your printer (with the button on the back of the printer). BUT YOU HAVE TO KEEP PUSHING THE ORANGE BUTTON!
    5. Then the LEDs start blinking (5-15 sec later), you can release the orange button.
    6. You can repeat the firmware installing procedure.

    Now you use the 93 version! If your printer work use the 93 version too.

    1. Download this:
    http://www.startcopy.ru/repair/files/ml1640.zip
    2. And download this one too:
    http://www.startcopy.ru/repair/files/fw_93_84.rar
    3. Then unzip ml1640.zip to a folder, than unrar ML1640_V1010093.fls from fw_93_84.rar to the same folder.
    4. run fix1640_93.bat. It will make a FIX_ML1640_V1010093.fls file, and give some advice:)!
    5. run downl1640_93.bat

  66. ooppoo Says:

    @sajid: Try the 93 version!

    Look for this post: (ooppoo Says: January 6th, 2010 at 9:31 pm)

  67. pyngi Says:

    Hello everybody! I bought a ML-1640 a couple of hours ago after reading here that it is possible to hack it. Thanks guys! OS version: 1.29.00.78 (09.30.2008). Does anyone know wether shorting the pins will work with this firmware or not? It’s new and I don’t want to ruin it on day 0 :). Thank you.

  68. ooppoo Says:

    @pyngi

    You don’t need shorting the pins and any kind of hardware hacking. Just install the patched firmware and it is always resetting toner stats every turn on of the printer. Please read this thread and every post in this forum. The best if you use the .93 version…

  69. palin Says:

    Hi guys. I see you wrote some useful stuff in here.
    I do have a problem tho, I have ML – 1640 printer (brand new), with 1.01.00.91 firmware (havent seen .91 firmware till now)
    Anybody knows how to downgrade it to .83 or lower? preferablly to .66.
    Version .93 is the last version Samsung put out, its also a version you cannot downgrade as far as I know. Is it the same with .91?
    I’ve tried to flash it with my .66 firmware
    and tried the simple pack with .83 version. none work.
    any ideas?

  70. ooppoo Says:

    @palin: Why do you want to downgrade, hm?

    You just use the patched .93 version which I linked above, and please follow my instructions. With this patched .93 version firmware you can refill your toner. More over you can use bigger toners. i.e.: 1610 (3000 pages).

    We downgraded the firmware, because newer versions don’t let you short pins. So we needed to downgrade to older versions which let you short the pins. Then Samsung made a newer firmwares which don’t let you short pins and unfortunately we couldn’t downgrade because new firmwares deny downgrade. So now we can upgrade. And clever hackers make a patched firmware from the .93 version. And it’s the newest one, so everybody can upgrade to it. It is patched which means it isn’t the stock firmware because, it always reset toners counter without you needed to short the pins.

    So please use the version 93 patch from the russian site.

  71. kocu Says:

    Hi ooppoo, I hope you don’t mind I updated the format of your comment on January 6th, 2010 at 9:31 pm. I didn’t change the text, only highlight the color to red so people can see it immediately and make this text “So do the next steps:” bold :-)

  72. kocu Says:

    cyellenhans: Hai, salam kenal juga, justru saya awalnya mencari cara ini karena kami terlanjur membeli toner refill tapi tidak membawa printernya ke supplier, sehingga saya harus cari cara agar toner itu bisa dipakai tanpa harus membawa kembali printer ke supplier. Jadi jawabannya tidak perlu di bawa lagi printernya :-)

  73. sajid Says:

    thanks ooppoo..you solved my 1640 printer issue.. u guys doing good job..now my printer working with refilld cartridge,paper count starts frome zero..thank you so much..

  74. palin Says:

    ooppoo thank you, i will try that now.
    The point is i’ve fucked the printer of one of my customers – he wanted to use recycled cartridges and i put .93 samsung firmware on it and nothing helped after that.

    going to try the russian firmware.

  75. ooppoo Says:

    Thanks kocu! I hope it makes easier to find the important information among many replies!:)

  76. pyngi Says:

    @ooppoo: You are the king! I did everything as you said and it worked. Here are the changes:

    Before hacking / after hacking:
    Ram Size: 8 Mbytes / 8Mbytes
    Total page count: 9 / 11
    OS version: 1.29.00.78 / 1.29.00.93
    Engine version: 1.00.49 / 1.00.50
    USB S/N: remained the same
    Service date: 2010-1-13 / 2010-1-13
    Toner page count: 4294967295 / 0
    Toner remaining: 0% / 100%
    Toner status: Normal / Normal
    Initial Toner Page Count: 10 / 0
    Cartridge capacity: 0.7 K / 1.5 K
    Dot/OPC Count: 32472680/111 / 00/0
    Catrtidge S/N: CRUM-INIT_TONER / Not Support
    Supplier: / SAMSUNG (INI)
    Manufacturing Date:200801 / Not Support

    I have 1 observation though: It’s not very clear from your instructions that you have to turn on your printer from the button from the back while pressing the orange button until the LED starts blinking. First I turned it on then pressed the orange button, got the test page started flashing but the orange LED kept blinking and nothing happened. THANK YOU anyway great job!
    P.S: Why are manufacturers allowed to do this kind of things in the first place? It is not very eco-friendly to throw away cartridges that can be recycled couple of times. :)

  77. pyngi Says:

    “More over you can use bigger toners. i.e.: 1610 (3000 pages). “@ ooppoo: Is 1610 toner compatible with this printer? Does it fit? Is it recognized? Thanks. I still can’t believe I’ve done it :)

  78. ooppoo Says:

    @pyngi

    The orange button:

    If your printer turned on and you push the orange button until LED start blinking –> you print a test page.

    If your printer turned off and you push the orange button and while keep pushing it and turn on your printer with the button on the back of the printer, than you release the orange button when the LED start blinking –> hard reset, the printer ask the firmware. You should use it when you fail with uploading the firmware, or your printer doesn’t work.

    I never use 1610 toner with ML-1640, but as I know you can use it, you just have to remove or use cellotape to stick the chip on the toner.

    (Sorry for my bad English:))

  79. pyngi Says:

    Thank you for your answer. As far as I know 1610 toner doesn’t have any chip. I’ll try to do a research on it. Anyway I have the time because the printer is new only 13 pages total. Great work anyway and thanks again.

  80. palin Says:

    @pyngi
    “P.S: Why are manufacturers allowed to do this kind of things in the first place? It is not very eco-friendly to throw away cartridges that can be recycled couple of times. :)”

    most of them have recycling programs, its just that people mostly dont care bout it.

  81. Mard Says:

    I have an ML-1640.

    I tried OOppoo’s first (Jan 6, 2010; 9:31 p.m. post) because it’s newer. Step 3 said running fix1640_93.bat “will make a FIX_ML1640_V1010093.fls file”. It created two files instead = fixml40.exe and ML2240_V1010093.fls. The content of fix1640_93.bat does say “fixml40.exe ML1640_V1010093.fls; pause 0 .”Then, on the CMD window, it said “Error reading input file!”

    There were two fix1640_93.bat files though, one in the main folder and other in “ignordev” subfolder (I unzipped with “use folder names” checked). I used the one in the main folder. Should I have used the one in the ignodev subfolder?

    I then tried the Simple Package in Kocu’s blog. It worked for me. Here’s my test page (before –> after):

    Total page count: 28 –> 29
    OS version: 1.01.00.84 05-13-2009 –> 1.01.00.83f 04-08-2009
    Enginer version: 1.00.50 –> same
    SPL version: 5.07 06-27-2006 –> same
    Service date: 2010-1-13 –> same
    Toner page count: 29 –> 0
    Toner remaining: 92% –> 100%
    Toner status: normal –> same
    Initial toner page count: 29 –> 0
    Cartridge capacity: 0.7K –> 1.5K
    Dot/OPC count: 90275280/352 –> 00/0
    Cartridge S/N: not support –> same
    Supplier: Samsung(INI) –> same
    Manufacturing date: not support –> same

    Thanks to everyone for all the information you’re shared!

    I have a question though. What’s the difference between firmware 1.01.00.83 and 1.01.00.93? Is there an advantage to using the later firmware/patched firmware? I’m asking because I’m wondering if I should still spend time trying to install a patched version of 1.01.00.93.

  82. Adrian_jimi Says:

    ooppoo eres el mejor, tenua muerta la impresora desde hace como un mes. GRACIAS

  83. alex Says:

    i had same problem..i reset pin 1&4 to think the counter will reset,, unfortunately…red light came out…then it prints a message

    “ram size: 8 Mb
    total page count: 0
    os version: 1.01.00.84 05-13-2009
    engine version:1.00.50
    spl version: 5.07 06-27-2006
    usb s/n: 0000-00000000000
    service date: YYYYMMDD
    toner page count/toner remaining/toner status: Not Support/Support/Support
    (initial toner page count: Support)
    cartrige capacity: not support
    dot/opc coutn: not suport/not support
    cartridge s/n: not support
    supplier: Invalid Toner
    mnfctrng date: not support”…

    please need help here…

  84. Abbo Says:

    Hi,

    I’ve seen now may tonners came with a chip themselves. I’m wondering about how the firmware patch will behave with such a tonner. Does anyone have an experience to share?

    Regards.

  85. beebee Says:

    Thanks for posting this :-)
    ML2240 now working perfectly again, without toner carts that cost as much as the printer!!

    Cheers

  86. icsm_aRaFaT Says:

    thanx 2 all of you. today i fixed my office’s 1640 with the initial cartridge. but i had already bought a replacement cartridge, regarding which i have some confusion that, will i be able to use that replacement cartridge, after i have done this f/w upgrading thing, just putting it in the printer normally if necessity rises to use this one. though my initial one is working after the reset.

    please suggest, if anyone have any experience regarding this type circumstance.

  87. ooppoo Says:

    Try using scotch tape or insulating tape to stick the chip on the toner. As result it will be the same as the initial toner.

  88. icsm_aRaFaT Says:

    thank u. i’ll let u know of my exp regarding this matter.

    i never despair, coz still this earth contains some such or other unidentified good souls who can think beyond business or personal profit.

  89. Seoul Says:

    Hi Kocu!

    thx its really works~~~~
    I have an ML-1640 and initial tonner(no chip).
    I then tried the Simple Package.

    Total page count: 553 –> 554
    OS version: 1.01.00.83 04-08-2009 –> 1.01.00.83f 04-08-2009
    Enginer version: 1.00.50 –> same
    SPL version: 5.07 06-27-2006 –> same
    Service date: 2009-10-23 –> same
    Toner page count: 29 –> 0
    Toner remaining: 92% –> 100%
    Toner status: normal –> same
    Initial toner page count: 29 –> 0
    Cartridge capacity: 0.7K –> 1.5K
    Dot/OPC count: 90275280/352 –> 00/0
    Cartridge S/N: not support –> same
    Supplier: Samsung(INI) –> same
    Manufacturing date: not support –> same

    GOOD~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~Thanks~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`

  90. David Says:

    Hello.
    I just bought new toner (the one with chip) and I have firmware for my ML 1640 updated to .93. (Before that I had .60 version so I could have printed more pages with the initial toner, but I updated it now with the firmware from Russian site with hope it will solve my problem.) I’ve tried insulating the chip but I still get the message “Invalid Black Toner Cartridge” and “Supplier: Invalid Toner”. What should I do – can anyone please help me?

  91. ooppoo Says:

    Hey!

    There is a nice tutorial from the original russian page of the patched firmware :) (please use google translate):

    http://www.startcopy.net/notes/sams_1640_new.shtml

  92. st Says:

    rusian link works, shifty samsung thawthed

  93. almatin Says:

    it’s work boss!
    thanks a lot!

  94. David Says:

    As it seemed I had to do the following:
    - Install cracked firmware .93f
    - I have a new toner with a chip so I had to stick some tape over the chip.
    Thanks again folks!

  95. Urbano Says:

    I am glad that it worked for all you. Unfortunatelly after some FW upgrade I have the printer led always blinking (red/green/red/green/…).
    First I made the Simple version and after that I can’t print a seft test page. Then I decided to try the RAW version and the blinking led problem happened :( What can I do to make my printer come to live again?
    Thanks a lot.

  96. Urbano Says:

    Solved! :) I did what ooppoo said in
    «ooppoo Says:
    January 5th, 2010 at 10:14 pm»
    The FW can be updated even having the led blinking!
    Thanks all!

  97. bilame Says:

    thanks !
    not so easy to upgrade but it worked.
    you should mention that it works with cartridge without chip or with scotch on it.
    otherwise the counter remains the same .
    thanks again.

  98. ivan Says:

    gracias por este metodo me funciono a la perfeccion el ml-2240 solo que no me quedo a la primera pero la segunda vez todo bien.

  99. bojoy Says:

    I tried this:

    i have an initial toner that reads 1.5k max (because of the simple patch above) and i tried using ML1610 toner. basically it won’t work. but the design is just identical. What I did is, i removed the cover of both toners (initial ml1640 and ML1610 toners) and inter-change them. I plugged in the ML1610 with ML1640 cover and presto, it worked!

    i don’t know if it will work on every ML1640 toner coz i only 1 have piece of it. but you could try and post the result here. goodluck.

  100. Abbo Says:

    Hi There!

    Just to let you know that I did exactly as ooppoo said in his commnet highlithed in red and worked perfectly.
    Firmware update took about 5 secons, and 5 seconds later the printer seemed to reset itself (red light turned to blinking red for a while and made some paper tray sound, just like when you turn it on). Then back to green light and was ready to go.

    FYI. My original firmware was 1.01.00.91 and patched version shows 1.01.0093f
    “Intitial tonner page count” resets to zero every time I power off the printer and “cartridge capacity” has been upgraded fromm 0,7K to 1.5K.

    Needless to say Sahat and Ooppoo are the greatests !!!!!!!!!!

  101. XFizz Says:

    I’ve tried with a ml-2240 but by mistake i used fix2240_93 altought the original firmware was 1.01.00.84 … the download was fine but the printer says the toner is empty… Reading the russian page says that i must use fix2240_83 but a i can´t go back… i’ve tried to install the original firmware but the printer stays with the 93f again… any idea?

  102. XFizz Says:

    I did it!!…. Because i have an original toner only, i put a tape on the chip but the other thing i was missing was the fuse… i put a fuse then aplied de 93f and it erased the counters… its working fine thanks to all… hope this helps.

  103. xohaib Says:

    Hello , this is zohaib , and i wanted to buy a laser printer , and i have been reading this blog and
    bought Samsung 1640 ; and this blog really helped me alot

    can any one tell me what type of modification is this ???
    ML 1640 CFS ??
    this dude has modified its toner some pype coming out of the toner to a small bottle acting as a container to refill ??

    can it be manually done ? or is there any website which sells it ?
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkNZChciuO8

  104. sam Says:

    hi sir, ihave samsung ml 1640 os version 1.01.00.84 iwas tried above software but the printer does not reset the page count & red light blinking now. please help me!

  105. Grits Says:

    HELP!!!!

    When you get to step 4 (from the red highlighted instructions) it says the following:

    4. run fix1640_93.bat. It will make a FIX_ML1640_V1010093.fls file, and give some advice:)!

    I did this and a black DOS looking window pops up on my screen with the following instructions:

    1. Remove chip from cartridge.
    2. Download file “FIX_ML2240_V10100093.fls to printer by usbprns2.exe or usblist2.exe.
    3. If “?Device Emplty” jumper closed all counters except “total Page Count” will reset after each powere on. If “DEVE” jumper open all counters behavior equal to original firmware. Cartridge capacity increased from 700 to 1500 pages.

    OK….. so… I have the initial cartridge that came with my new printer. I don’t have a chip in the cartridge. Is this going to work? Also, when I downloaded file “FIX_ML2240_V10100093.fls” …what does it mean by dowloading it by usbprns2.exe or usblist2.exe??? I clicked to download it and I didn’t know what do do next b/c my computer didn’t have anything to download it with and windows did a search and couldn’t find anything.

  106. Tareque Says:

    Hello
    for ML2240 I use simple pakage it finished in a moment BUT now windows can not recognize catch my printer e.g. it’s no responding to plug play, the Toner led is ON my os is XP SP3
    please help…!!

  107. Tareque Says:

    Hi,

    I used Simple Package for ML-2240 to overcome Toner Exhausted problem, It finished in a moment. I turned OFF printer and then ON. now only Toner led (RED) is ON, power led blinks in a few second interval. I tried Trund ON power while OK button is pressed and Pressing OK button for a while result the Power button to Blinks Yellow-Green-Yellow it does not stop till Power OFF.
    BIG problem is this printer is not being recognized by XP, new harware wizard failed to detect the printer! any suggestion will be highly appreciated..Thanks

  108. kocu Says:

    Dear All, I’m really really sorry for not being able to answer each of your question personally. But please notice that this fix should work.

    If you need a newer firmware version please look at a comment posted by ooppoo which I’ve marked in red.

    If your printer go bad and somehow become unusable, please look at a comment posted by ooppoo which I’ve marked in bright red.

    Cheers :-)

  109. ooppoo Says:

    Hi!

    One thing which could cause problems to anybody:

    When you start download bat, it’s open a cmd window. Then it puts some dot to the window, then it says downloading finished. And you have to press a button, then the window’ll close! BUT THE FIRMWARE UPLOADING START AFTER YOU CLOSE THIS WINDOW!!! SO YOU SHOULD WAIT!!! I AM SORRY BUT THE “FINISHED” MESSAGE IS WRONG AND THE DOTS DON’T SHOW THE REAL PROGRESS OF THE FIRMWARE UPLOADING. :(

  110. teguh Says:

    thanks atas info2 di website ini, kemarin saya sempat update firmware ml 2240 dengan ML1640_V1010066.fls dari 1640, mengakibatkan printer saya nyala warna merah, dan tidak bisa digunakan untuk print meskipun di status printer windows adalah ready. untuk print informasi printer langsung dari printer nya saja tidak bisa. lalu saya coba jalankan program firmware downloader (downlXX40.bat). akhirnya printer normal lagi..
    os berubah dari 1.01.00.77 07-30-2008 menjadi
    1.01.0083f 04-08-2009
    initial toner pagecount nya menjadi 0 lagi..
    thanks all

  111. ernoooo Says:

    Hi guys!
    I had the same problem with the Samsung ML 1640 printer. First I tried to follow the steps written by ooppoo with red color, but it didn’t work for my printer. Then I just used the Simple Package for ML 1640, and my problem was immediately resolved! Now my printer is working propperly again (with the original cartridge).
    I really appreciate and thank your help!!

  112. dayan barus Says:

    bang sahat, saya baru beli samsung ml-2240 dua hari yang lalu dan baru coba print beberapa lembar. haruskah saya mengupgrade firmware nya sebelum habis toner asli apa harus menunggu sampai ada notofikasi isi toner habis?? btw, kalo mo lihat versi firmware dari mana yah? trims infonya…ditunggu yah ngak pake lama.

  113. kocu Says:

    alow mas dayan, sebaiknya tidak perlu diutak atik dulu printer barunya, nikmati saja dulu :-D kalau nanti habis dan mau refill lebih baik tanyakan apakah supplier toner refill nya bisa membantu, karena biasanya mereka berani memberikan garansi. Kalau memang tidak ada baru saya sarankan jalankan update firmwarenya :-) untuk lihat versi firmware caranya tekan tombol printer sampai berkedip lalu lepaskan

  114. dayan barus Says:

    weleh2 trims yo, saya udah nanya waktu beli kmaren, bisa refill ngak? katanya bisa, bawa aja ke toko (130rb). sippp… saya nikmatin dulu aja toner aslinya, sampe keluar tulisan” ganti toner” hehe. nanti kalo saya kesulitan boleh lah tanya2 lagi. trims lagi yo… sudah banyak membantu orang lain. semoga banyak berkatnya.

  115. Tick Says:

    Please help! I bought ML1640 printer and it has 1.29.00.93 firmware. But I can’t find there to download this original firmware in order to patch it. Samsung site doesn’t have downloads for firmware. What can I do? Thanks!

  116. Franco Says:

    EUREKA !!!!
    I just used the Simple Package for ML 1640, and my problem was immediately resolved! Now my printer is working properly again (with the original cartridge). I really appreciate and thank your help!!
    Ho appena usato il Simple Package for ML 1640, e il mio problema é stato completamente risolto. Adesso la mia stampante sta lavorando con la cartuccia originale che prima sembrava finita ma evidentemente non lo era. Grazie per il vostro aiuto !!

  117. vivek Says:

    when i update firmware it telling that ur update the firmware already how to over this problem

  118. tecnologo Says:

    Nice tips… Now this printer is on 50€ nice price for me.

  119. kocu Says:

    Tick: Hi Tick, you don’t have to download it again, just download between the simple or raw package and run the steps, or you can also try the download link suggested by ooppoo which I’ve marked in red :-)

    Vivek: Hi vivek, did you download the raw package and tried to run the original firmware updater from samsung? Please follow the full instruction or just try the simple package instead

  120. Tick Says:

    kocu, thank you for answering and supporting this thread!
    Till now I thought I need to patch exactly the same firmware version I have in my printer, but now I see how it works :) Thanks!
    And one more question, Will I have the same version as before patching or I will downgrade it to V1.01.00.93?

  121. Toodstool Says:

    Hi everyone,
    I have used ooppoo’s method (comment from January 6th). It has worked perfectly on my ML-1640 with OS version 1.29.00.93 11-23-2009. I am now printing with a refilled toner cartridge.
    Thank you all so much for your help!

  122. Abbo Says:

    Hi Grits. I’m replying to your post of Feb.7 regarding the instructions that appear int the DOS box when you run run fix1640_93.bat.
    Disregard that information and go ahead with the patch.

    Take care.

  123. suzy lcd Says:

    Hello,

    I have just bought the mL-160 series today with the firmware OS version of 1.29.00.93 . It has the original starter toner. which steps shopuld i follow? the one at top of page or OOPPOO’s method? Pleas4e help

    Thanks

  124. Homero Says:

    Muchas Gracias, le ahorraron a mi jefe el comprar un toner original por un tiempo, me alegra encontrar gente q ayuda a los demas, yo pocas veces he resuelto problemas de este tipo, pero siempre que puedo lo comparto, sigue asi Sahat. Saludos desd la Ciudad de México.

  125. Santhosh Paul K P Says:

    Its working perfectly
    100% Success
    Thanks a lot

  126. Allvhan Says:

    Hi guys..,
    Saya baru beli ML1640 dgn OS version 1.01.00.78. Saya sudah terlanjur menghacking hardwarenya (pasang chip/cara tertentu) supaya toner page count ke 0. Bisakah saya lepas kembali alat tsb kemudian saya upoading firmwarenya (93). tengkyu

  127. kocu Says:

    Tick: Hi again Tick, sorry for late reply. If you use my version then you’ll be using older firmware version, if you use firmware from ooppoo link then you’re using same firmware version :-)

    suzy lcd: Hello, if you’ve just bought your printer, there’s no need to do any firmware upgrade :) enjoy it first. Come back when you want to refill the toner and you don’t get any support from ur supplier :-)

    Allvhan: Hi jg, kalo udah terlanjur di hack secara hardware dan bisa berjalan dengan baik saran saya sih lebih baik biarkan saja :-)

  128. kings Says:

    exelente me demore pero lo consegui muchas gracias ooppoo y sigan adelante… les debo una

  129. Reja Says:

    Wah….mas terima kasih banyak….
    samsung ml2240 saya sudah dapat digunakan kembali setelah penggunaan toner 100%
    Sekali lagi saya ucapkan terima kasih banyak mas….
    ^_^

  130. Claud Says:

    Hi! I tried the ML-1640 simple package. How do you know when it’s done? The orange light is blinking right now. Thanks in advance.

  131. XIMONG Says:

    HELO, FRIENDS, I HAVE A ML-2240 FW .93, THE PROCESS WITH THE FIX IT´S THE SAME THAT ML-1640, THANKS.

  132. Singh Says:

    THx oopooo
    U r gr8 & Thank God we have still good souls on earth

    I have ML 1640 printer with Os version 1.01.00.91 09-25-2009 & now after patching it is 1.01.0093f 11-23-2009

  133. Singh Says:

    I have one small question

    Initial toner page count reset to zero but total page count is still showing 303.
    Is there any problem with Total page count?

  134. oopooo Says:

    No the total page count won’t be zero. But it’s not a problem.

    “Toner Page Count” and “Initial Toner Page Count” should be zero on every turn on. And “Dot/OPC count” also should be zero.

  135. Mr. Jan M. Says:

    Hi! I have a problem with my ML 2240; i was doing reset by sortcutting processor, but something went bad so now printer does not start. Lights turn on in this secuency: red, orange red and then goes off the two of them. I made procedure using te orange button, and printer first led lights goes to red/green/red/green…very fast and tonner led stays in red. I really don`’t know what appened, I hope you can HELP ME PLEASE!!!!
    what can I do?

    Regrads!

  136. bhaskar Says:

    have done firmware update for working printer(samsung ML2240),now the the printer is not initializing,&and even not able to do forceble firmware update(By pushing orange button i swithched on the printer no lights are blinking) ,please help.

  137. xohaib Says:

    Thank you “OOPPOO”
    i updated the Frimware ; Using your Instruction ! and it works perfectly , and it was done in just 5 seconds …. :O

    now every time i restart the counter turns to zero :D

    is it possible to find out how much INK is still remaining in the toner ? without opening it ?

    can any one please give me an average how much a Starter cartridge can print on a fully refilled toner ?

    one more thing i wanted to ask , i am going to refill my toner ; how much Refill ink should i put in ?
    should i put the ink full 100% up too the Ink CAP??

  138. nandu Says:

    it works for version 1.10.50

  139. murali Says:

    hi , please give the solution for RESET the samsung 1640 toner exaust problem..

  140. kocu Says:

    Hi murali, it’s up there on the post, please have a look :-)

  141. Tom Says:

    Dear Sahat,

    Your method is great! ML-1640 works fine (F/W 093).
    But unfortunatelly i need to have oryginal firmawre again in my printer.
    Please give me an information if it is possible and how to do this?

  142. APO Says:

    THANKS!!! WORKED IMMEDIATELY!!!!

  143. ram Says:

    i had same problem..i reset pin 1&4 to think the counter will reset,, unfortunately…red light came out…then it prints a message

    “ram size: 8 Mb
    total page count: 0
    os version: 1.01.00.84 05-13-2009
    engine version:1.00.50
    spl version: 5.07 06-27-2006
    usb s/n: 0000-00000000000
    service date: YYYYMMDD
    toner page count/toner remaining/toner status: Not Support/Support/Support
    (initial toner page count: Support)
    cartrige capacity: not support
    dot/opc coutn: not suport/not support
    cartridge s/n: not support
    supplier: Invalid Toner
    mnfctrng date: not support”…

    please need help here…

  144. Guiseppe Says:

    Any help for Linux users?

  145. oopooo Says:

    @Guiseppe: There is no linux version of the firmware uploader software. So you should get a windows. I don’t dare to try the program with wine! :(

    @Tom: I don’t know. But you can try it! :) Nothing wrong can happen. You just upload the firmware without the FIX.

  146. Blade Says:

    My printer ML1640, it stop working after updating

    it has no power(led lites one time and off)

    And I’ve tried the all the step that oopooo said above :
    1. Trun off your printer.
    2. Start your computer.
    3. Push the orange button, and keep pushing.
    4. Then turn on your printer (with the button on the back of the printer). BUT YOU HAVE TO KEEP PUSHING THE ORANGE BUTTON!
    5. Then the LEDs start blinking (5-15 sec later), you can release the orange button.
    6. You can repeat the firmware installing procedure.

    But, when I try until the step 4 above, there’s nothing happen with the printer, it doesn’t blink at all (I’ve already hold the orange until 1 minutes). And until now, the printer still off.

    Does anyone could help me?

  147. Gian Says:

    perfect.
    I used the simple package for my ML-2240 that stopped to print during my job. It was very easy and quick. I waited 30 second before closing the windows, at least after a sound from the printer. I waited other 30 second before turning on the printer.
    Now it says:
    OS version: 1.29.00.84 05-13-2009 > 1.29.00.83 04-08-2009
    toner page count//: 2090/0(%) replace toner > 1/100(%) /normal

    A question: which is the main difference with the OS version 1.01.00.93 ? the simple package is so easy to instal….

    A lot of thanks to Koku and Oopooo

  148. georges Says:

    ram size: 8 Mb
    total page count: 0
    os version: 1.01.00.84 05-13-2009
    engine version:1.00.50
    spl version: 5.07 06-27-2006
    usb s/n: 0000-00000000000
    service date: YYYYMMDD
    toner page count/toner remaining/toner status: Not Support/Support/Support
    (initial toner page count: Support)
    cartrige capacity: not support
    dot/opc coutn: not suport/not support
    cartridge s/n: not support
    supplier: Invalid Toner
    mnfctrng date: not support”…

    please need help here…

  149. jay Says:

    Works great.
    os version is now 1.01.0093f
    just follow ooppoo’s post. make sure you WAIT before you close the download screen. after 5-10 sec your printer should make some noise and light will turn amber then green then you can close it.

  150. Santa Says:

    Hello.
    Sorry for my bad english
    I tried to reset my ML-1640
    I used the Simple Package but it don´t work for me.
    Now I can´t run the simple package, it´s like the printer not was conected.
    I do de ooopoos steps:
    1. Trun off your printer.
    2. Start your computer.
    3. Push the orange button, and keep pushing.
    4. Then turn on your printer (with the button on the back of the printer). BUT YOU HAVE TO KEEP PUSHING THE ORANGE BUTTON!
    5. Then the LEDs start blinking (5-15 sec later), you can release the orange button.
    6. You can repeat the firmware installing procedure.

    But in step 5 the green led blinking too fast red and green, and i can´t repeat the firmware installing procedure.
    Help!!!!
    Thank you.

  151. Niseilat Says:

    My printer:
    OS versión: 1.29.00.93 11-23-2009
    Engine Version: 1.10.50
    SPL Version: 5.07 06-27-2006
    Service date: 2010-2-6

    I do all steps and I always get de led blinking in red :(

  152. Niseilat Says:

    Santa try to desconect all USB´s devices before downgrading firmware, and do it while led is blinking red-green.

    I tried to fix 83 versión of firmware, instead 93, versión and it works for me :)
    Thanks to everybody :)

  153. bertz Says:

    Hi guys,
    Took you advice, I have two ML1640 with a .91. Upgraded it as you said and successfully did it in just a few seconds. Now both are .93f.

    Both unit uses cartridges with the toner chip. In the first unit, I removed it as instructed while on the second unit, I did not remove the toner chip. The OS upgrade were successful in both cases.

    I’ll put the units in production to find out if these will reset once it reaches 1,500. I still have about 10 units of ML1640 but will not upgrade these yet until I complete the test.

    Some of the data in the config page are not consistent. Printing 10 successive printouts in both printers does not give consistent data in some categories.
    ex.
    Toner page count: data is anywhere from 0-4294968295 sometimes without pattern
    Cartridge s/n: sometimes CRUM-INIT_TONER, SAMSUN(INI), or Not Supported

    Will keep you guys posted.

    tnx,
    -bertz

  154. mnel Says:

    Hi there! I used the instructions above for Samsung ML-1640. I am using the refilled starter toner and after doing the simple reset, the printer now works perfectly. Thank you so much for this!

  155. oopooo Says:

    Hi!

    Please anybody who managed to make the firmware update, write down the manufactured date of the printer. You can find it on the back of the printer. THX!

  156. Niseilat Says:

    December 2009

  157. oopooo Says:

    Thanks it helps me, because some people says we can’t use this trick on printers which are manufactured after August 2009. But as I see 83 fix works for you. I fixed printers which manufactured before August 2009. So now I think any problem of firmware upgrade is made by users. :(

    @Santa: You are doing something wrong. And I think when you repeat the firmware update you do the update wrong again. If you can fix it, please write down, because it”ll help for others.

  158. bertz Says:

    Samsung ML1640

    The 2 units that I upgraded from from 1.01.0091 to 1.01.0093f is November 2009(found at the back of the printer).

    If ever you will find a date on the configuration page print out after the upgrade, it is not reliable. After printing a few configuration page, the Manufacturing Date will vary from “Not Support”, blank, or something else.

  159. Kishore Says:

    Hai
    I have a ML 2245 printer toner has exhausted i refilled the toner but its not working
    Pls help heto get ML2245 counter reset program
    or firmware upgrade
    kishoreapmco@yahoo.com

  160. Santa Says:

    @Niseilat
    Thamks for your usb sugestion. I do it and I have can do the firmware procedure :)
    Thank you very mutcj¡h.
    Sorry for my bad english :(

  161. Santa Says:

    @ ooppoo
    My printer is November 2010

  162. REX Says:

    alguien me puede contar el proceso para pachear un firmware 1.01.00.91

  163. Francisco Says:

    It worked !!! Thanks many many times.

  164. Richard Says:

    Worked great for me, thanks very much for sharing the info!

  165. Denik Says:

    ?????????? ???????? ? ???????.

  166. Denik Says:

    http://www.testcopy.ru/practikum/18-zapravka-kartridjei/38-2010-01-21-15-40-23.html

  167. oopooo Says:

    @Denik: Nice tutorial! Thank you! :))

  168. luis torres Says:

    i need information to reset scx4600 samsung do you know about it?

  169. bilge Says:

    ooppoo u are the man really u are. I just purchased the 1640 today patched as u told it works like a charm. Sooo easy just follow the instructions. By the way does anyone have some toner powder brand or model advise for ml1640? Thanks again!

  170. ahmad amer Says:

    i need information to reset samsung scx 4824 do you know about it?

    please help me if you can

  171. HEYYYA Says:

    REX, YO SE COMO HACERLO PARA TU IMPRESORA POR SI TE INTERESA: asskiller_7@msn.com

  172. Venkatesh TK Says:

    Hi Guys this rocks and yes it works ……
    1:->I first refilled the toner, the one given by the company free with the printer and the other toner which i had purchased extra and this one has a chip at the side …..
    2:->I used the Simple Package for ML-1640
    3:->I installed the free refilled toner and it works ….
    4:->I installed the other refilled toner which has the chip at the side …. but not working …. So I covered the chip using a tape and installed … Works like a charm ….

  173. ZsolttheHungarian Says:

    Hi Guys!
    Sorry for the disturbing, but I’m afraid I need your help.Few month ago bough a ML-1640 printer.I like it, but the corst of the original cartridge is not chip! So, tried to find any solution…. Found Sahat and my son fixed the system with the RAW PACKAGE for ML-1640. Before worked perfectly, after too, BUT….. I can not printing anything for the both side of the paper!!! I prefer printing books for myself, but couldn’t. Tried normal and reverse, odd and even, try any way but cant…. If I printing anything , just one side of the paper its good. Any pages, .. ( OK tried only 2-5-20-40 ) whithout problem ! Both side not working, unfortunately ! This is my problem !!!!!!
    Anyone have ANY idea, what can We-I do for solve this problem ? I don’t want to drop the printer into the waste container from the fourth level……
    So, I open for everything…., tell me something good please !
    I use Windows XP and the printer manufactured April of 2009.
    M/C : ML-1640/XAA
    S/N : 144MBAAS400503A
    This numbers on the label at the back side, if anyone understand what is mean…..
    Thanks for the reading and ????

  174. oopooo Says:

    Hi!

    ZsolttheHungarian: I can print both side of the paper with patched frimware. In the options on the printer you have to choose both side, then it will print the one side, if it finish all of the odd sides, you have to put back the paper, than push the orange button for 2-3 secconds and it will print the even sides! If it finishes with the odd sides the led will blinking red, this signal means you have to put back the papers, and push the orange button.

  175. Teddy Says:

    Kalo dipake buat ML-1610 bisa ga?
    thks

  176. ZsolttheHungarian Says:

    Hi !
    OpPooo : I did alredy, but unfortunatelly the page counter or something else not perfect, because both even and odd pages forgot to print every 4th pages. Simply jump over and print the next one!
    I put the paper back and push the orange buttom as well , but this happening. Every second or 4th page not printed !
    Thanks , Zsolt

  177. raluca Says:

    OS Version 1.29.0.093 11-23-2009
    Engine Version : 1.10.50

    Pushed the orange button, power up the printer and the power led was blinking rapidly from red to green. I release the orange button.
    Run fix1640_93.bat then downl1640_93.bat.

    >> Test page
    Total page count : 1545
    ….. Toner Page Count / Toner Remaining /Toner Status : 4294967295 / 0(%) / Normal (Initial Toner Page Count: 1546)
    Cartridge Capacity 0.7K
    Dot/OPC Count: 4470613110/8144

    Then I turn off the printer and power up again.
    >> Test page
    Total page count : 1546
    ….. Toner Page Count / Toner Remaining /Toner Status : 0 / 100(%) / Normal (Initial Toner Page Count: 0)
    Cartridge Capacity 1.5K
    Dot/OPC Count: 00/0

    So you can see that the Total Page count it is still active.
    When I remove the initial fuse, the Toner Page Count will be active. Otherwise it will get back to 0 with every turn off/on of the printer.

    This is the start cartrige; you can see the “fuse”.
    http://img175.imageshack.us/img175/434/fuse.jpg

    Now .. what will happen when the Total page count gets to 2101 ?

  178. nasori Says:

    Great Tutor.
    thanks a lot

  179. mosap Says:

    Can you help me solve the problem of character samsung scx-4200

  180. oopooo Says:

    mosap:

    http://www.startcopy.ru/repair/files/files.htm
    http://www.startcopy.ru/repair/sams4300_sc.htm

    I never tried these files, but the author of this patch is the same as ML-1640…

  181. mohammed Says:

    ooppoos comment helped alot
    i can see in the test page that my initial toner page count :0
    cartage capacity 1.5k
    now my question is can i now refill my cartridge
    i still have the original ml 1640 cartridge

  182. ooppoo Says:

    mohammed:

    Refill instructions:

    http://www.ots45.ru/support/samsung1640.html

    http://www.saveinks.com/toner-products-a-services/77-free-information-how-to-refill-samsung-ml-1640-1641-1645-2240-2241.html

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C6D-aSqgrNM&feature=PlayList&p=31F66DC18E59DE10&playnext_from=PL&playnext=1&index=5

  183. ooppoo Says:

    And you don’t need the hardware reset from these pages, just look the refilling pictures! :)

  184. kocu Says:

    Hi ooppoo, thanx for ur support to many questions here. Fyi, wordpress automatically pend comment with some links for my approval :-) I will approve urs as soon as i received the notification

  185. gneemo6 Says:

    It works for my ML2240, with 83 version.
    thx to you oopoo..

    my manufactured date are may 2009..

    my only Question is it stop when total page count reach 2100 page???

  186. totoro Says:

    thanks so much for the tips posted here.

    i purchased a new cartridge which comes with the chip. i’ve refilled it for 2 times until it was exhausted yesterday (up to yesterday the page count was 3500) . the red light was continuously present (not blinking) even after i refilled the cartridge.

    so i installed the simple package and covered the chip with scotch tape. the red light disappears and the printer works fine now. toner page count and initial toner page count are back to 1.

    thanks a million!

  187. anonymous Says:

    oopoo’s fix worked for me all the counters and everything else that was required was reset to zero or increased as advertised thanks oopoo. Also I had the .93 version firmware and bought the printer in China so it should work from a printer from anywhere.

  188. Ahmed Says:

    Hi
    There is lots of input on the ML1640 toners I have two questions
    If ML1640 with original version 091 n a new cartridge is used with chip on toner when we use your cracked 0.93 SW do we need to disable the toner chip first by putting a scotch tape on it n then start the crack sw downloading/installtion or there is no need to put scotch tape on chip

    Second question is that we have almost 100 units of ML1660 latest model as ML1640 is obsolete does anyone knows how to use refill toners on these ML1160 n where we can download the SW patch for ML1660

  189. Ahmed Says:

    I have updated the ML1640 SW to .93F version n original toner (supplied with printer )counter is rest to zero so problem solved
    However if I use a brand new catridge of ML1640 bought from market n put scotch tape on the chip or use ML1610( note its older printer model) toner in this printer
    I get below n you will note that toner is counting pages n doesnot initilize back to ZERo even after turning off the printer but next page once printed is added to previous page.
    I am not sure what will happen once the toner is depleted in these catridges will I be able to refill ML1610 or not as counter of these catrdgies is not resetting to ZERO

    Ram Size : 8 Mbytes
    Total Page Count : 10
    OS Version : 1.01.0093f 11-23-2009
    Engine Version : 1.10.50
    SPL Version : 5.07 06-27-2006
    USB S/N : 1476BACSA02425L.
    Service Date : 2010-3-22
    Toner Page count/Toner Remaining/Toner Status : 3 /100(%) / Normal
    (Initial Toner Page Count : 3)
    Cartridge Capacity : 1.5K
    Dot/OPC Count : 00/0
    Cartrodge S/N : Not Support
    Supplier : SAMSUNG (INI)
    Manufacturing Date : Not Support

  190. Outlaw Says:

    thnx opooo you r so great actually i cant sleep thinking thnk u very much

  191. Outlaw Says:

    but i buy a new toner with chip they called re-manufactured,i turn ON a printer then i print 10 pages after i print i turn OFF a printer, then i turn ON again but the initial count page is not back to 0.

  192. ooppoo Says:

    Hi Outlaw,

    Did you stick or remove the chip?

  193. Timexa Says:

    Thanks ooppoo I fixed my ML-2240 using the simple package with no issues. I am using a refilled toner cartridge and now the annoying message about the empty toner cartridge is gone. The firmware was 1.01.00.75, engine 1.00.48

  194. Ahmed Says:

    Ooppooo Can you please help me here—-

    I have updated the ML1640 SW to .93F version n original toner (supplied with printer )counter is rest to zero so problem solved
    However if I use a brand new catridge of ML1640 bought from market n put scotch tape on the chip or use ML1610( note its older printer model) toner in this printer
    I get below n you will note that toner is counting pages n doesnot initilize back to ZERo even after turning off the printer but next page once printed is added to previous page.
    I am not sure what will happen once the toner is depleted in these catridges will I be able to refill ML1610 or not as counter of these catrdgies is not resetting to ZERO

    Ram Size : 8 Mbytes
    Total Page Count : 10
    OS Version : 1.01.0093f 11-23-2009
    Engine Version : 1.10.50
    SPL Version : 5.07 06-27-2006
    USB S/N : 1476BACSA02425L.
    Service Date : 2010-3-22
    Toner Page count/Toner Remaining/Toner Status : 3 /100(%) / Normal
    (Initial Toner Page Count : 3)
    Cartridge Capacity : 1.5K
    Dot/OPC Count : 00/0
    Cartrodge S/N : Not Support
    Supplier : SAMSUNG (INI)
    Manufacturing Date : Not Support

  195. oopooo Says:

    Ahmed!

    I never use new toners with chip. But I think if you stick the chip, it can’t send data to the printer. But on the front of the initial toner there is a silver fuse. Does the new toner have one? Maybe it should be on the new toner, so you should try to put it onto the new toner.

  196. ASAS Says:

    Plz Help me ……
    I have 2 choices to buy a new printer
    HP P1005
    OR
    ML-1640

    I want to buy 1640 but i am worry about it’s problem in counter Because it is cheap

    Does 1005 have the same problem Or what ……
    Does P1005 count the pages and need all this steps……….

  197. Alan Says:

    JUST A BIG THANK YOU FOR THE INFO YOU GUYS HAVE SHARED. I HAVE HAD THIS COMMON PROBLEM WITH MY ML-1640, BUT NOW IT IS ALL FIXED (I USED THE SIMPLE FIRMWARE PATCHER ABOVE). YOU ROCK !!
    ALAN :)

  198. milind Says:

    How can I solve the problem toner exhaust, replace the toner problem for ML-1640 Samsung?
    I hv done only onne refilling it.
    How to shot the sensor for this?

  199. milind Says:

    how to resest toner exhaust, replaced toner error in samsung M:-1640

  200. V A L D E Z Says:

    Hi all,

    Thanks for all your help. Will try to refill mine soon. Haven’t tried it yet, but will let you guys know the result.

    Especially Sahat and ooppoo;
    Terima Kasih!
    Muchas Gracias!
    Xie Xie!
    THANK YOU!
    for all your kind help, comments, and willingness to help those in need of help.

    To those still struggling:
    Keep at it – don’t get discouraged. Some are lucky and get it fixed the first time. Some don’t meet with success even after many tries. To the second group, I say “I’ve worked with computers since 1983, and I know how bad it feels when things don’t go right. But there is always a solution somewhere. Keep looking, and keep asking, and keep trying.”

  201. ratna Says:

    Mas.., 1640 saya os versi 1.01.00.78 09-30-2008.
    mana yang lebih mudah menggunakan cara Raw Package for ML-1640 (83) atau cara mas ooppoo 31-12-2009 upgrade langsung ke ver 93? tengkyu mas…,

  202. ratna Says:

    Saya sudah coba dari 1.01.00.78 saya pakai cara Raw Package for ML-1640 menjadi 1.01.0083f benar benar ediaan…, berhasil get pol. Thanks berat buat yang ngasih ilmu ini. Pahala anda semoga berlipat ganda. Saran saya buat yang lain, Baca pelan2x semua petunjuk posting diatas dan juga harus sabar. tengkyu

  203. alexbadoo Says:

    Hi, my OS version: 1.29.00.75 06-25-2008

    can I use the method?

    thanks

  204. Don Says:

    Hi Guys
    does this fix with the STARTER TONER (NO CHIP) cartridge – this question has been asked with no answer
    Anybody had experience with the STARTER TONER (NO CHIP) cartridge please ?

  205. ooppoo Says:

    alexbadoo: Yes you can use 83 fixed firmware.
    Don: Yes you can use starter/initial toner. I use too.

    Anyway, a nice video about what happen if you do the firmware upgrade the right way:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=asUl0D-d3qA&;autoplay=1

  206. Francis Says:

    help on the new ML 1660, do you know how to solve this problem? ML 1915? CLP 315?

  207. Francis Says:

    solution for ML 1660 and SCX 4600?

  208. stylerhalil Says:

    I Love you !!

    This is the best Website in the World !!!

    My ML-1640 is now operational again =)

    Thankyou :D

  209. Luke Says:

    Hi.

    I have software version 1.29.00.93

    Am looking for ooppoo’s fix for this software version, but startcopy.ru doesn’t seem to let me download the required files.

    Is there any other mirrors for these files, or can someone who has already downloaded them please email them to me?

    Many thanks.

    Luke

  210. sant Says:

    ooppoo

    help me pls.give the firmware upgrade new version fo samsung ML1640 and 2240
    I can not down load from the site provided.
    thk in advance.
    our email:v007vv@hotmail.com

  211. sant Says:

    ooppoo

    help me pls.give the firmware upgrade new version fo samsung ML1640
    and 2240: manufactured Sept 2009
    I can not down load from the site provided.
    thk in advance.
    our email:v007vv@hotmail.com

  212. tgh Says:

    http://printer.ucoz.com/index/eng/0-5

  213. stefano Says:

    hello I bought a Samsung ML-1640 20 days ago the original firmware is V93 wanted to know if you can crack

  214. Don Says:

    thanks ooppoo for your help so far
    i talked my brother through this and he upgraded to firmware 93 for the 2240 it did reset the toner status to FULL and all that but when he goes to print but the paper stops when it goes in and LSU error appears – what other steps does he need to do ? he uses starter cartridge
    thanks

  215. git Says:

    http://www.testcopy.ru/practikum/18-zapravka-kartridjei/38-2010-01-21-15-40-23.html

    go download quickly,mine is1.01.00.93 version,i used
    http://denis-krevedko.narod.ru/ml_1640_1641.zip

    process:i downloaded zip file from above link,extracted it,turned on my printer ml 1640,then pressed the button on my printer for 3 sec,and i got the info that my os version:1.01.00.93 11-23-2009,then in my pc i clicked downl1640_93.bat file ,a ms dos window appeared saying ”downloading ……. press any key to continue”,but i didnt pressed any key to close the window,then in my printer there appeared flashing red led for 5 sec then stopped returned to green led,now after 1 minute i pressed some key in my pc to clse the ms dos window,then i turned off my printer,waited for 20 sec then turned on,and i pressed button on my printer and it showed ”os version:1.01.00.93f 11-23-2009”,”initial tonar page count :0”,

    fantastic i made it ,every time i turned on my printer it resets to saying ””initial tonar page count :0”.

    thanks to the blogger.all credit goes to ”Blog Saha Tambunan”

  216. yogesh Says:

    can u help me out with the software reset for samsung ml 2245 so that it doesnot show toner exhausted

  217. yogesh Says:

    its urgent

  218. git Says:

    http://www.testcopy.ru/practikum/18-zapravka-kartridjei/38-2010-01-21-15-40-23.html

    fix is out there in the above link,be sure to check which fixed firmware to use.

  219. tron Says:

    http://www.texnotron.com/soft-news/101-proshivki-dlya-apparatov-samsung-i-xerox.html

  220. mark Says:

    works like a dream!!

    many thanks.

  221. Avi Says:

    Thanx a lot dude!

  222. Asad Says:

    Dude – thanks loads printer working fine now.

  223. manoj Says:

    thanks buddy!!!!!!!

  224. Djon Says:

    For all people who tried to flash with these patchs, and tried to use a generic toner with a chip : follow the process to flash your printer by using an original s@msung toner inside the printer. After flashing, turn off as describe. Then, turn on and wait some seconds (at least 10 sec). Then, turn off, and remove your original empty toner. Grabb your new generic toner, and remove carefully the chip. Put in your new generic toner as a normal toner, then turn on. you will see the green led switching to the green : successfull ! Last problem : your printer will say to you : “I need INK”, but your new generic toner is now fully working.

  225. Goodwin Says:

    Thank you, very much! ;)

  226. lasssk Says:

    TY

  227. coolb455 Says:

    Need help!!!!!!!!!!
    I accidentally downloaded the 1640 firmware posted before

    http://denis-krevedko.narod.ru/ml_1640_1641.zip

    unto my ML-2240. Now my printer won’t work the led keep flshing red. I’ve tried what oopooo recommended
    It’s only because you did it badly!!!
    1. Trun off your printer.
    2. Start your computer.
    3. Push the orange button, and keep pushing.
    4. Then turn on your printer (with the button on the back of the printer). BUT YOU HAVE TO KEEP PUSHING THE ORANGE BUTTON!
    5. Then the LEDs start blinking (5-15 sec later), you can release the orange button.
    6. You can repeat the firmware installing procedure.

    BUT IF YOU DO THE UPDATE AGAIN THE WRONG WAY THEN IT WON’T WORK! PLEASE READ EVERYTHING CAREFULLY!

    If you can’t reupgrade the firmware repeate the 6 steps procedure until it won’t work!

    Still won’t work need help…….. please

  228. kocu Says:

    Dear All,

    I have to remove all files hosted on my website due to legal issues confirmed directly by Samsung. I will also close further comments for this post. Please read my next post for more detail explanation.

    Cheers!

  229. Blog Sahat Tambunan » Blog Archive » Samsung Firmware Link Removed Says:

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