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. 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…,

  2. 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

  3. alexbadoo Says:

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

    can I use the method?

    thanks

  4. 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 ?

  5. 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

  6. Francis Says:

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

  7. Francis Says:

    solution for ML 1660 and SCX 4600?

  8. stylerhalil Says:

    I Love you !!

    This is the best Website in the World !!!

    My ML-1640 is now operational again =)

    Thankyou 😀

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. tgh Says:

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

  13. stefano Says:

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

  14. 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

  15. 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”

  16. yogesh Says:

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

  17. yogesh Says:

    its urgent

  18. 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.

  19. tron Says:

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

  20. mark Says:

    works like a dream!!

    many thanks.

  21. Avi Says:

    Thanx a lot dude!

  22. Asad Says:

    Dude – thanks loads printer working fine now.

  23. manoj Says:

    thanks buddy!!!!!!!

  24. 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.

  25. Goodwin Says:

    Thank you, very much! 😉

  26. lasssk Says:

    TY

  27. 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

  28. 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!

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

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