Re: have brother printer changed toner today it will
There is a certain position for the gears of the toner cartridge so the machine detects it is a new one. This is because they can be refill. Find out the right position viewing a new cartridge gears. Good luck
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There are possibly 2 reasons why this is happening.
1. The drum unit may have been damaged in some way but I doubt it. Check fully that all contacts are in the right place at either side of the drum unit. A contact may be slightly bent.
2. Check the Transfer Roller is in its correct position. The transfer roller is the felt type roller that is positioned in the printer under where the drum unit goes. If this has got out of position then that could also cause the faint printing. Check contacts in printer are not bent.
If the colors on printed and copied documents are too light, blurry or not as bright as expected follow the steps listed below: 1. Verify the toner save mode is turned Off. When you set the toner save feature to On, print appears lighter. a. Press Menu, 1 (General Setup), 6 (Ecology), 1 (Toner Save). b. Press the up or down arrow key to select OFF and then press OK. c. Press Stop/Exit. 2. Print a document from your computer or print a demo page by pressingthe FAX and COPY keys at the same time.
First guess is you have a bit of dirt (often white-out from people scanning corrected paper that's not quite dry) stuck on the fax scan window. This should be described pretty well in your user manual (which you can download online from brother.com).
Its also possible that there is dirt (typically loose toner) on the laser scan window (there's a laser that shines through it to get the image pattern on the drum). That window is often along the bottom of the unit under the drum/cartridge (take the cartridge out and look). The Brother manual I've seen seems to ignore this possibility.
Print streaks DO NOT mean cartridge drum replacement in many cases !!
On brother Intellifax or MFC or other laser copier/printer/fax, keep in mind that either the fax/copy
scan window OR the laser scan window can get dirty. If the fax scan
window is dirty, you see streaks on outgoing faxes and copies (but NOT
incoming faxes). If the laser scan window is dirty, you see streaks on
all prints (copies, faxes, print-from-computer).
Note also that when transporting/moving some laser copier with the toner cartridge inside, the toner can get out and make a big mess inside (including getting the laser scan window dirty). An air compressor can be usefull to blow it out. And sometimes using alcohol to clean is a BAD idea (maybe incompatible with plastic and rubber parts). A damp rag is probably fine.
Depending on how many copies you have it might be time for a new drum unit. Also, you can change the settings for the resolution for copies in the main menu. Check Menu--Copy--Quality and make sure it is not set on Photo. This would definitely **** up toner as it would print at the highest resolution rather than the default resolution.
You may have your machine set to print in "toner save" mode. Check your machine settings by printing a list. Also, some generic toner cartridges have too much polymer in the mix and will print light copies. If you change back to OEM toner, you may have to change the drum too, as the extra polymer stays in the drum unit and weakens the mix.