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Brother 5140 faint print

Changed drum and toner no go still faint

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Re: Brother 5140 faint print

I had the same problem and I just fixed it.

It turns out that the toner cartridge I was using was not an authentic brother cartridge. It was an Office Max knockoff.

I replaced the knockoff with an original BROTHER toner cartridge and BAM! Right back in business.

What tricked us for so long was that the knockoff worked for two weeks before it conked out, so while we were looking for the problem, we kept saying to ourselves, "No, it COULDN'T be the toner cartridge. It's practically brand new."

Hope this helps.

Posted on Jan 20, 2009

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