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Getting faded prints even after replacing 3 toners and 2 drums what could be causing this?

I have a brother 4100e that prints faded prints, much like the ones that occur when you run out of toner, except that I've replaced 3 toners(new OEM) and 2 drums(also OEM) the prints are exactly the same with all 3 toners. Any help would be greatly appreciated, thank you in advance for your help.

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SOURCE: toner life end message after drum unit replaced

On the side of the toner in a white lever. With a flat blade screw driver push the lever back to the other side of it location. This will give the machine a perception of a new toner. Be careful of the gears when pushing it back! Not a 100% on what causes this issue but thats my manual reset of the toner for when it does.
In falling this the reset actuator inside the machine has probem (Spring missing or is sticky)

Posted on Feb 07, 2008

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SOURCE: change toner error brother 2820 mach has new brother toner ctg

with machine on, open front cover, press the "options" button, you should see "replace drum?" press the "start" key then 1 then 0. display should show accepted for a couple of secs. then show cover open. close front cover and message should be gone. if not, you will have to contact Brother.

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Posted on Jan 28, 2009

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SOURCE: TONER LIFE END APPEARS ON LCD

try opening front door, press "options" then "start" then "1" and "0". if screen shows accepted, you're good to go. close front cover.

hth,
razors

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

SOURCE: reset the drum count on a brother intellifax 2800.

Drum counter is reset by installing a new drum which contains a specifically designed "starter sheet" that is passed through the machine when it is installed, and triggers the paper sensors in a specific pattern, resetting the electronic counter.
If you have installed a new drum and the message remains......I suspect that it was a remanufactured unit that did not include the "starter sheet" Is that the case?

Posted on May 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Had toner life end message. Replaced toner and

To reset the sensor after installing a new toner cartridge follow these steps.
1. With unit powered On, open the front cover.
2. Press the "Options" key. Display will show "Replace Drum?"
3. Press "Start" key.
4. Press 1,0 .
5. Display will show "Accepted" for approximately 2 seconds. Then display will change to "Cover Open".
6. Close cover and see if Toner Life End error message has gone.
Please note that this must be done with a new cartridge so the unit will see that there is toner in the cartridge.

Posted on Aug 03, 2009

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Intermittent printing problems


It sounds like the drum unit has a really dirty charge wire. Toner gets on it and hardens and will start arcing, causing blank copies. Try replacing the drum unit

Mar 20, 2014 | Brother IntelliFax-4100e Fax

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Brother Printer prints faded spots on left side


If you have replaced the toner and the issue remains it is likely residual toner left inside the printer from a previously leaking cartridge. It is most likely that the toner is on an internal roller or the printers drum unit.

Thankfully the toner is likely to work its way out overtime if you don't fancy cleaning inside your printer. You could always replace the drum unit, but this is far from guaranteed to be the cause and could be an expensive bit of troubleshooting.

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I have a similar black line (about 2inches in width, on the right side) on faxes sent from my Brother 4100e. I cleaned the scanner glass as suggested by you, but it continues to have the same problem on...


Either your machine's
primary corona wire for printing may be dirty, or the sending party's fax scanner may be dirty. Clean
your primary corona wire. I recommend placing the drum unit on a drop cloth or large disposable paper
to avoid spilling and scattering toner.
1. Clean the primary corona wire inside the drum unit by gently sliding the tab from right to left several times.
2. Return the tab and snap it into the Home position, (Caution: If the tab is not at the Home position, printed pages may have vertical stripes).
3. Reinstall the drum unit into the machine.
4. Close the front cover.
5. Plug in the power cord first, and then plug in the telephone cord.
or ask the sender to make a copy to see if the problem is with the sending machine.
Try receiving from another fax machine.
If the problem continues, call Brother Customer
Service at: 1-800-284-4329 (in USA) or 1-877-BROTHER (in Canada)

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You can also try these steps below

2 Reset the drum counter if you have already changed the drum recently. Open the device's front cover and press the button labeled "Clear," then close the cover and press the "1" button on the device's control panel.

3 Pull down on the top of the device's front cover. Slide the print cartridge assembly out of the inside of the printer and place it on a scratch piece of paper.

4 Depress the lever on the right side of the assembly and separate the toner cartridge from the drum assembly. Remove the new drum unit from its aluminum bag and snap the toner cartridge into it.

5 Place the print cartridge assembly back into the device and keep the front cover open. Press the "Clear" button, then press "1." Close the front cover once the device's screen reads "Accepted."



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Ron

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Fax machine says: Printing Online on its LCD readout but won't print anything. We have replaced the drum and the toner. We can't get the message to clear either


Press "Menu" & "Mode" keys. Display should clear. Then press 0, enter 91. Hit stop after completion. THIS WILL CLEAR ANYTHING IN MEMORY.

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My printer puts out a big band of black ink on side margins of pages.


That usually means you need to replace the image drum or the corona wire or fusor It can also be a toner cartridge problem.

None of these are hard to do but they can be pricey for the image drum.
If you just replaced a toner or use a non oem replacement it could cause this. If you print say 10 pages and it fades out then I would look at replaceing the toner cartridge even if new. There is a brush or scraper than collects the extra toner and when this wears on refils or isn;t as good on off bands then you can get this.

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My intellifax is pirnting all faded on the left side but not the right.


have you tried changing the drum imaging unit? It could either be a toner cartridge problem or the drum unit needing replacement. If it's new toner or new drum and this problem started since changing to the new, you may be able to get a replacement at no charge or a refund.

Hope this helps.

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Brother HL-5250 DN - Drum Replacement Problem


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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Faded prints about 2" in from the margin


Greetings!

{You used the term "drum". This may indicate a roll type of toner rather than a cartridge style of toner. The following tip is for a cartridge style.}

I get much the same symptom when my HP laser cartridge is running low, and no, it doesn't have a "low toner" indicator either. I get by a little longer with mine, long enough to get out and buy a new one that is, by removing it, holding it over a garbage can at an angle and firmly tapping on it to loosen any compacted toner. I then turn it back horizontally and gently shake it back and forth to evenly distribute the remaining toner through the cartridge and reinsert it into the printer. This usually gets me nice, even prints back and extends the life of the cartridge. I can usually get a few extra weeks out of it by doing this two or three times.

Good luck!
Rob

Jan 14, 2009 | Brother IntelliFAX 4100 Laser Fax

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Faded print on left hand side of paper


This type of printing defect is normally caused by 1 of a few problems - the easier one first:

1. Toner cartridges sometimes do not have the toner evenly distributed - close the toner cartridge and inspect the hopper right below it for even distribution of toner.

The harder ones:

2. This type of defect can also be caused by dirty charging section - for the drum to pick up the toner it must be charged electrically prior to exposure - if the charge grid is not clean then it will not give the drum an even charge - not sure were this is in this printer yet - looks like it comes as part of the drum kit so this should not be causing this issue.

3. The last and most difficult to check is paper alignment with the drum - is the paper contacting the drum evenly - look for possible problems in the paper path with the drum unit removed - look for something uneven around the area were the paper contacts the drum

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