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I have a brother laserjet printer. I replaced the drum recently. The pages are coming out light grey and I have taken everything out twice and cleaned everything but still happens.

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  • indianbob5 Feb 19, 2009

    i have a brother hl 2040 - I have changed the drum and the cartridge and get no image to speak of???

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It may come from moisture in your paper. change your paper.
If not solved , clean the OPC by isopropile.

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