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Brother HL-5250 DN - Drum Replacement Problem

I just tried to replace my old drum (which I've had for 3 years) with a generic drum, purchased from Concord Supplies. Replacing the drum was fine, but after the replacement, print quality became extremely poor. Letters have lost most of their thickness and thin lines are not even printed. Everything just looks faded.

Did I do something wrong? Is there a setting I need to change? Or is this just a bad drum?

Switching back to my old drum, I get much, much better print quality.

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  • Anonymous Mar 19, 2014

    HAVE REPLACED DRUM BUT PRINTING IS BAD

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Try a new toner, if its still a problem then the drum is a dud. I've had dud generic drum's before.

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