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Brother HL2040 - Shading of toner all over my page when I print

Initally I had a low toner light. I shook the cartridge and put back in the printer......then had red light flasing for low paper light. Plenty of paper is in the tray. Still wouldn't print, so I pulled the cartridge back out and cleaned the drum. Its now printing but the printer piece of paper is just covered with toner....the paper looks very dirty, but can read the print.

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  • debminor May 21, 2009

    I only rubbed it lightly with a tissue.

  • debminor May 21, 2009

    the problem of the shading actually occured prior to me cleaning the drum with the tissue.

  • debminor May 21, 2009

    unable to send a sample via email as i do not have a scanner to scan the page in to my computer to be able to email to you.

  • debminor May 22, 2009

    I have bought a new cartridge along with a new drum. The problem is now fixed. The drum last for 12000 copies on this particular printer. I have had it refiled 4 times and each refill equals 2500 copies. There it has done at least 10,000 copies. Since purchasing the new cartridge and drum it is working fine. Thank goodness....



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The drum is a very sensitive part. Should not touch with bare hand, expose to light for long, etc. With what did you clean,it.

Posted on May 19, 2009

  • Kaviraj Ramputty May 21, 2009

    send ma a sample printout on



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