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Cartridge Type
Genuine or OEM (Original) Cartridges Remanufactured Cartridges Compatible Cartridges
Description OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer, meaning the cartridge was made by the same company that made your printer. Original brand cartridges are very reliable and sometimes the only option if your printer is new to market or uncommon. Remanufactured ink is a genuine brand cartridge that has gone through one cycle of use. After use, the cartridge is recycled, acquired by a remanufacturing facility and put through a rigorous professional refurbishing process. During the refurbishing process the cartridge is disassembled, thoroughly cleaned and tested for quality. It's then carefully refilled, tested again and brought back to life. Buying remanufactured prevents one less cartridge from ending up in a landfill. A compatible cartridge is a brand new ink cartridge built by a manufacturer other than your printer. It's like buying the generic version of the genuine brand. Most are uniquely designed to differentiate from genuine cartridges. Despite any structural difference you may notice, the cartridge will still fit in your machine and print a full yield, just like the original brand.
Price Factors Many printer manufacturers follow the razor-and-blades business model which may result in higher priced genuine cartridges. Remanufactured ink is much cheaper than the original brand ink. It's far more cost effective to refurbish a previously used cartridge than create a new OEM from scratch. Compatible ink is much cheaper than the original brand. Compatible suppliers don't have to worry about the additional costs that hinder OEMs like new printers or firmware, which lets them keep prices low.
Quality Original cartridges work extremely well and are covered under a warranty by the printer manufacturer High quality remanufactured ink will match the quality of the original, but not all remanufactured ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results. High quality compatible ink will match the quality of the original, but not all compatible ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results.
What's the difference between ink and toner cartridges?
Ink Cartridges Toner Cartridges
Printer Type Work with inkjet printers Work with laser printers
Material Liquid ink Dry powder
How it works Inkjet printers use a series of nozzles that spray tiny drops of ink directly on the print suface Laser toner printers use static electricity and heat to bond dry toner powder to a page
Commonly used by Casual home users, small business and photographers Large businesses and schools
Number of Pages You Can Print A cartridge's page yield is the estimated number of pages you can print. Page yield is based on 5% page coverage. This means that the quoted page yield is based upon printed pages where only 5% of the page has been imprinted with ink. For example, a short memo has approximately 5% coverage. If you have a cartridge that has a yield of 500 pages, it can print 500 pages of that short memo. If you are printing letters, photos or graphics, your coverage will vary greatly and your page yield will drop significantly.
Cartridge Warranty and Shelf Life Most ink and toner cartridges include a warranty or "best by" date on their box. Remanufactured and compatible ink cartridges can last 12-18 months unopened, and toner cartridges can last up to 3 years.
Cartridge Care and Storage Only open a cartridge when you need it. Opened cartridges will eventually dry out, especially if the protective tape or clip has been removed. If you have an open ink cartridge around and would like to try and prevent it from drying out, place it nozzle side up in a plastic airtight tub. If your cartridge came with protective tape or a clip reapply both before storing. Place a damp cloth or paper towel in the tub, next to the cartridge and keep it stored in a cool, dark place.

Compatible 2,000 Page Magenta Toner Cartridge (M6935) for Dell 3000cn / 3100cn Laser Printers

Page Yield: 2,000

Reg. Price $64.95

Our Price $19.99

In stock

Buy 3 or More Magenta for $17.99 each (save $6.00+)
This is a compatible replacement laser toner cartridge to replace the Dell 310-5738 (G7030) magenta cartridge. It is guaranteed to perform with your Dell 3000cn laser printer. These compatible alternatives to the Dell 310-5738 cartridges are manufactured 100% brand new by a manufacturer that is not endorsed or associated with Dell and are guaranteed by 4inkjets.com to work with your Dell printer. Our compatible alternatives for OEM 310-5738 / G7030 laser toner cartridges and supplies are manufactured to the highest performance and quality standards and will deliver optimal prints. Our compatible laser toners are an economical alternative to expensive OEM 310-5738 Dell laser toners, and offer big savings over brand-name 310-5738 laser toner cartridges and supplies. Replaces the following Dell part numbers: 310-5738, G7030, M6935, CT200573. The use of compatible replacement laser toner cartridges and supplies does not void your printer's warranty. All of our replacement toner cartridges compatible with Dell laser printers contain a toner management computer chip system that works with Dell printers*, which helps the cartridge communicate more effectively with your computer.
We offer a 100% Quality Satisfaction Guarantee on our alternative compatible laser toner cartridges and supplies to replace the Dell OEM 310-5738.

Compatible Printers

Color Laser


SKU Product Type Printer Brand OEM Number Ink Color Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
310-5738 Toner Cartridge Dell 310-5738 Magenta Standard 2,000 999.50 cents 24-36 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

Alternative Items

The price stated in regular price does not reflect Dell OEM pricing. It is a reflection of general industry-wide pricing for alternative products to replace Dell OEM products.

* This toner management system is not endorsed, associated, designed or approved by Dell.


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Compatible Alternative for 310-5738 Magenta Toner

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Extremely satisfied. Great value. Prompt delivery.

By Arlo4IU

from Bluffton, IN

Site Member

Comments about Compatible Alternative for 310-5726 HY Black Toner:

Having previously ordered refurbished cartridges for my Dell 3100cn laser color printer from a different supplier that did not work, I was hesitant to order refurbished cartridges from 4inkjets. However, I am delighted to report that, as advertised, 4inkjets cartridges DO work on my Dell 3100cn printer due to their toner management computer chip stem. Delivery was prompt. Value was great. Without hesitation, I highly recommend 4inkjets and will order from them next time I need ink and toner.


At $22 for hi yld cartridge, cost/copy is .0055/pg

By Goody444

from NY-NJ-CT metro area

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Comments about Compatible Alternative for 310-5726 HY Black Toner:

The 4000 yield Laser Toner Cartridge is indeed deserving of highest rating for Value and Quality.


Generic laser toner black

By Jerry754

from Chandler, AZ

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Comments about Compatible Alternative for 310-5726 HY Black Toner:

Generic laser toner black, worked just like OEM at much less cost.


Great Price, Great Product!

By Heather76

from Rochester, NY

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Comments about Compatible Alternative for 310-5738 Magenta Toner:

The key to buying aftermarket toner and ink is to be assured that the smart chip will be recognized by your printer. This product did it perfectly. I was unaware that I would only be able to buy toner from Dell when I purchased by color laser. The toner from Dell is very, very expensive - this is the perfect alternative I have been looking for.

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