Question about Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer
No guarantee this will work but I refilled toner on my Brother 5170 and it only worked after making sure the old stuff was completely out. After removing the little plastic plug, I tapped out the toner repeatedly on the side of a trash can (like 50 times) then took a shop vac and let that **** out whatever toner was left. It really seems to be important for some reason to rid the cartridge of ALL old toner before adding the new stuff. Hope this helps!
Posted on May 16, 2009
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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strongly recommends that customers use only genuine Brother drum units and/or
toner cartridges. Each Brother laser printer is designed to work at pre-set
temperatures that are matched exactly to each of our individual toner
formulations. Each individual component is designed to work with the other
to ensure quality and reliability. Using non-Brother supplies may affect the
hardware performance, print quality and machine reliability. The Brother limited
warranty does not apply to any problem that is caused by the use of third party
drum units, toner cartridges or toner.
LIGHT print continue to STEP 1.
BLURRY, VERTICAL or HORIZONTAL LINES, SMUDGES OR DOTS continue to STEP
Check the Toner Save setting. If this setting is programmed on, all printed
documents will be light.
Press MENU, 1 (General setup), 6 (Ecology), 1 (Toner
Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key until the display reads "Toner Save:
the setting was changed from ON to OFF print the User Settings list by pressing
the REPORTS key and then 5 (User Settings).
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