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OEM Vs. compatible laserjet toner

OEM Vs. compatible laserjet toner

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I just purchased a HP 2605dtn laserjet from someone who didn't include the ink. In looking around, it seems that compatible and refurbed ink is half as much. While I've found a couple tips for judging refurbed, how does a "compatible" cart compare to an oem? Is it just a gamble? Are there any reliable sources, or will I be just as lucky with Ebay?

Thanks ahead of time.

RE: OEM Vs. compatible laserjet toner

I'm using a compatible cartridge in my LaserJet 2300DN.

The cartridge itself looks identical and there's no discernible difference on the final printed page

There are series of warnings at boot-up and the amount of toner used/remaining fails to show.  It will of course invalidate any warranty with HP, but if the printer's more than couple of years old, then that probably doesn't matter much.

I'm afraid I can't remember right now from where I bought it, but it was from a discount on-line supplier.

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RE: OEM Vs. compatible laserjet toner

There is a big difference in B/W toner, and color toners.
3rd party color toner will no doubt leak, and cause bad print quality. This issue is contemptable because of those who sell kits, and remand's that are sub-standard.
For some it is ok. But for color, stick with OEMS!

"Impatience will reward you with dissatisfaction" RMS Cosmics'97

RE: OEM Vs. compatible laserjet toner

Have a look at http://www.mouse2house.co.uk who offer "Remanufactured" as distinct from "Refilled" Black Toner Cartridge, as well as genuine HP.

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