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Clean How do you clean the drum? website says replace it - it's not that old.

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  • Anonymous May 25, 2008

    same problem!!! someone help please,

  • Dimeman May 31, 2008

    How do you clean a brother printer drum DR-400

  • rayzager Jun 21, 2008

    Blank Spotrs on printed page.

  • Anonymous Jul 05, 2008

    no drum light, but printer has lines through it

  • Anonymous Aug 12, 2008

    I am getting a black lines every 4inches.I tried to clean the drum. No use. it is expensive.Any idea? Thanks


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I had dark black lines when I put in a new toner cartridge. So I got a eyeglass cloth and wiped off the drum. Then I cleaned off the top area of the item, being very careful of the cleaning wire, cleaned off the area where the paper comes out. Then took some Canned Air and blew everything off or out. Now it is clean!!!!!

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Cleaning the drum is NOT RECOMMENDED. However if you really have to... use a very soft lint free cloth
Drums normally get dirty when they are at the end of their useful life, as parts are worn

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