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Brother 1440 Printer Black streak - is it Drum or Toner?

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Are you using off-brand ink? My Office Depot brand toner never prints correctly. When I replace it with Brother brand, presto!

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Perform a halfway test by printing something with a full page of letters or graphics and try and stop the printer before the print actually gets to the fuser but has the toner on it from the toner cartridge, remove carefully as the toner won't be melted into the paper and see if the defect is showing up on there. If it is then its your toner and if not then it's your fuser...hope this helps please leave feedback...

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What is the cause of problem where my printer (HL 1440) prints with black smudges & streaks of ink on the paper.


sounds like a possible problem with possibly the drum or the transfer belt. trying a different toner cartridge may fix the problem but it may not. Most likely given the cost of repair, replacement may be your best option.
thank you,
Lee

Jun 09, 2011 | Brother HL 1440 Laser Printer

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Brother HL 1440 How do you change printer drum


The printer drum (photoconductor) is part of the toner unit.
There is a button on the left side of the printer.
Push the button. The front will open up.
The drum unit and toner can be pulled out.
Remove the toner unit from the drum.
Install the toner unit into the new drum unit.
push the whole unit back into the printer.

Feb 14, 2011 | Brother HL 1440 Laser Printer

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I have a Brother HL 1440 Laser printer & I've put in a new toner cartridge. When I try to print, I get 1 line of symbols at the top of the page. I haven't replaced the drum in 10 years...could the...


The first thing I would try is to fix the corona wire. Here is a link to Brother's website outlining the process (clean corona wire).
What you need to do is pull out the drum and look for a blue tab on the top of the cartridge. Slide that tab back and forth along the wire and see if that clears things up.
I have had some luck cleaning the drum when I get black streaks but I have also hear this can be dangerous and make the problem worse.

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/ca/en/faq/faq/000000/000200/000008/faq000208_022.html?reg=us&c=ca&lang=en&prod=mfc7340_us_as&Cat=7

Jan 31, 2011 | Brother HL 1440 Laser Printer

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Changed the drum & ink cartridge in HL-1440-ink bleeds on edge


Hi there,

This problem is often caused by spilled toner. Open the printer, carefully remove the cartridge, and give it a few bursts of compressed air. Often running several pages or type through will also fix this. If it persists, replace the toner cartridge.

Hope this initial info/idea helps. Let me know for any clarifications.

Jul 08, 2010 | Brother HL 1440 Laser Printer

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Print quality is poor. I hace cleaned corona wire and poblem is still there. Entire page is streaked with black. White paper comes out gray. What else can I do? Should I change the toner cartridge?


If you have a old drum or old toner cartridge switch them and see if it goes away. Other wise start with a new toner cartridge. I sell them for 40.00 and the drum for 60.00. Steven 818-888-0006

Mar 06, 2010 | Brother HL 1440 Laser Printer

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Prints pages with dark background


Pull out the Toner Cartridge and clean its drum with a Soft Lint Free cloth. Hope your problem will be solved.

Jun 06, 2009 | Brother HL 1440 Laser Printer

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Brother 1440 laser printer. Started printing with


may some dust in corona ware or drum clean the drum.

Apr 06, 2009 | Brother HL 1440 Laser Printer

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Brother HL 1440 Laser printer-horizontal black streaks


check your drum may the corona ware is broken . change the drum.

Feb 27, 2009 | Brother HL 1440 Laser Printer

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Black horizontal lines in printout


Seems like the drum needs changing. This is the most common cause for print problems in these printers. If using the high yield TN 6600 toner then you need to change the drum every 3-4 toners. If using the low yield TN 6300 toner then the drum will need replacing every 6-7 toners. Hope this helps

Nov 16, 2008 | Brother HL 1440 Laser Printer

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Black streaks on printout page


It sounds like excess toner has built up in or around the imaging drum. I would *carefully* remove the toner and drum (can be messy) and use some canned air to clean the inside out. If you are still getting these streaks, it might be time to get a new drum (DR 400) as you are supposed to replace the drum every 6 to 8 times you change the toner cartridge.

Aug 22, 2007 | Brother HL 1440 Laser Printer

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