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New drum and the copies are extremly light

I just replaced my drum in my 5150d brother laser printer, and the copies are very light to a point where they are unreadable. I rechecked the instalation of the toner and the drum and all is well.

I put the old drum back in with the same toner cartridge and the print is correct but has the slight line at the end which is the reason I changed the drum, otherwise the copy is fine.

Is there something i CAN DO TO TROUBLSHHOT THIS PROBLEM WITH THE NEW DRUM?

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Drum may be defective must be repalced.

When replacing drum, be sure to reset the drum counter for HL 5150D:
-Open the toner compartment door, and hold the go button for 5 seconds.

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Sounds like the new drum is not good. Can you return it and get another?

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2. Press and hold down the Go button until all 4 LEDs are lit. Once all 4
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