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Brother copy machine 9160

I exchanged new cartridge, but not original toner.
Then few months later a line show up in the paper.
After that, one side it copys Ok but half side of A4 paper became unclear to read. how can I solve this problem. Anyone know?

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    in my machine when taking double sided copy front side ok but backside light copy problem.



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The best bet would be to buy brother toner, you most likely messed the drum up

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There should be a blue slider on top of the cartridge, but it probably is a bad drum cleaning blade inside of the cartridge.

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