Question about Brother MFC 7420 All-In-One Laser Printer

2 Answers

Poor print quality like toner low, but toner quanity is fine.

I have 2 MFC-7420's.

One is prining poorly like toner low but doesn't have a low toner message.

I switched the drum and toner from the working printer to see if I needed a new drum or toner but the problem continues, very light printing, and ghost printing throughout the page.

I reset the drum counter to see if it was causing a problem but the problem still persists.

Cartridge and Drum working well in one printer, but not working in the other printer.

Any suggestions, there are no error messages. Is there a cleaning cycle.

I tried cleaning the inside already.

Posted by on

  • 1 more comment 
  • manderik May 09, 2008

    Is it something worth repairing? I noticed it's like $100 for a new one. Is it something that can be fixed or do I have to replace with a new part?



    Will I have to put in a new drum as well? I'm at 13,000 pages?

  • Anonymous Sep 25, 2008

    Got a message that drum needed to be changed and did so. Now light/ghost printing...no error message showing. Need steps of what to do..

  • Anonymous Oct 25, 2008

    poor print quality like toner low, but toner quanity is fine.

×

2 Answers

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Corporal:

    An expert that has over 10 points.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 4 Answers

I had the same problem on one mf changed drum and toner twice as i'm a brother re-seller
at the end had to call brother italy where i live made some tests but at the end they will change the mf with a new one as i sold it less than a year ago so i'm in time to ask the warranty
the mf had 12k copies by the way, way to much for the printer that is

Posted on Oct 18, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Novelist:

    An expert who has written 50 answers of more than 400 characters.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 170 Answers

This sounds to me like it could possibly be stemming from the fuser, this is quite common on fuser that use a thin film belt for the heat roller...

Posted on May 08, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Drum end soon brother mfc 7320 printer usb002


My Brother MFC 7420 said drum end soon, so I ordered a new drum. Then I waited for something to go wrong before I replaced it. Basically I was looking for a deterioration in print quality. I waited and waited. I think it was over 3 years. I replaced the toner a few times. While the print quality never really went done, the frequency of other problems finally shot up. When I replaced the drum the problems went away. My advice -- ignore the warning unless you have other problems.

Dec 08, 2013 | Brother MFC 7420 All-In-One Laser Printer

1 Answer

Faded printing issues with Brother MFC-9320


Try cleaning the corona wire on each toner cartridge. This may help solve your solution.
If this does not help try another thing.
Try and replace the toner cartridge. Maybe your toner cartridge needs to be replaced. Usualy when printed images are light or pale a toner cartridge replacement is recommended.
To see how to replace your toner cartridges check here

May 16, 2012 | Brother MFC-9320CW Color Laser Printer -...

1 Answer

Text missing when document is printed from Brother MFC-9840CWD


Hello,This issue may becaused by poor connection. Check to see if all interface connection cables arein the printer. If the printer doesn't establish good connection with thecomputer print quality will decrease.Second thing you can check are thesettings on the computer. Are they matching with settings in Brother MFC-9840CWD.This is issue is not caused from the toner cartridge or drum unit.

May 09, 2012 | Brother MFC-9840CDW Laser Printer

1 Answer

I'm not quite satisfied with color and black tone. What settings would you recommend.


You do not say what exact model of printer you are using so any answer will be generic rather than specific.

Poor colour and black tone can be as a result of various factors:
1. Poor paper quality that you are printing on.
2. Poor ink or toner quality being used.
3. Use of Ink / Toner saving modes or software.
4. Worn or damaged printer components such as the fuser roll on a laser printer and other similar consumables with a limited page use life.
5. Poor quality content being printed, i.e. low quality images being printed at too high a print resolution.

Dec 30, 2011 | Samsung Office Equipment & Supplies

2 Answers

I have black smudgy lines going down the left hand side of my printed copies. What do I do?


1. Check the toner level, when it's low the quality of the prints becomes poor.
2. If toner level is good, clean out the printer inside. The best way is to buy an air compressed can, get the printer in an open space and blow any toner from the inside of the printer. Give it a good clean as there might be residual toner inside that make the poor quality.

Nov 29, 2010 | HP LaserJet P2015n Printer

1 Answer

Printing quality is poor. Color has scratch and dirty. Color distotion


Printing Quality of Printer is Poor due to some reason...
* the toner has low level of ink material...
* some problem in the toner pad,,,
* scratch are due to above two reasons and the problem in Roller of the printer....


Aug 16, 2010 | Lexmark C522n Laser Printer

1 Answer

I have changed cartridge and drum in the printer


If the cartridge has irregularities on it you will get poor results. The large black roller should be smooth all the way around. Any bumps will cause lines and spots. It is not recommended but I have had luck cleaning that large black roller. Once smooth the lines went away.

May 18, 2010 | Brother MFC 7420 All-In-One Laser Printer

1 Answer

It says toner life end and it prints just fine


The toner life end message means the toner is getting low. It will continue to print without any problem. Eventually you will see the print starting to get light in spots. If it is a new cartridge, the toner level sensors are probably dirty.

Oct 08, 2009 | Brother MFC 7420 All-In-One Laser Printer

1 Answer

Prints beautifully from a scanned copy, but light when copying


Check your copy option,constrast to high and quility to Auto.
after that should be fine.

Feb 09, 2009 | Brother MFC-7420 Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Brother MFC 7420 All-In-One Laser Printer Logo

586 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Brother Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

CheckitRight
CheckitRight

Level 3 Expert

1362 Answers

Soulvisitor
Soulvisitor

Level 3 Expert

1113 Answers

Ron Dufek
Ron Dufek

Level 3 Expert

398 Answers

Are you a Brother Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...