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Printer adds gray tint to paper surface

My Brother HL-2040 printer is depositing a light shade of toner across the entire piece of paper when it prints, and the drum light flashes on and off continuously. The problem first appeared after I installed a new remanufactured drum cartridge. The office supply store told me I could return it, so I put the old drum back in the printer and the problem still exists. What could be the cause of this?
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Normal 0 Could have a corrupt driver.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and when the CD software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

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The Brother HL 2040 laser printer has a toner cartridge that supplies toner to the drum assembly so that the printer can print properly. When the LED on the front of the printer indicates you are low on toner, you will need to replace the toner cartridge to maintain good print quality. Fortunately, the toner cartridge can be replaced without any special tools.

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