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I bought the printer in early 2006. After the initial cartridge ran out, I went through 2 TN-570 cartridges. After that my problems started. I put in a new authentic TN-570 cartridge and got heavy ghosting. The store expert say I need a new drum. I bought and installed a new authentic Brother DR510. The problem persisted. I contacted the merchant, and he sent me a new DR510. Same problem. So ordered one more authentic brother TN-570 cartridge. Same problem. I have a brand new DR510, two almost new TN-570 cartridges both authentic Brother products and still don't seem to get a decent print!! Help! Is there setting on the printer I am not aware of I need to reset to cut the ghosting out? But the first two times I replaced the cartridge (original drum), I did not do anything and got good prints. I still have the original drum (which I think is probably fine because I have not printed more than 10K pages on this printer) but I do not know how to get good prints out of any combination of drums and cartridges I have accumulated

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If you are still ghosting after replacing the drum (especially multiple times), it shounds like you need to have the high-voltage power supply PCB (HVPS PCB) MSRP is $43.38

No matter how little or how much you print, mostly depending on the type of paper used and the environment, this part can go out.

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