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Print-out problems Hi, I purchased a Brother DCP9040CN MFP last year and have been delighted with it until... I printed out a colour photograph. Since then, almost every time I do a colour, or indeed mono print-out, I am left with a series of coloured blobs and stripes down the left handside of the printer. I contacted the Brother helpdesk who suggested I try cleaning the drum. However, I have inadvertently misplaced my disk which includes instructions on how to do this. Can you help, please? Thanks very much. I look forward to hearing from you. Kind regards, Alison

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  • AlisonB Jun 10, 2008

    ......sorry, I meant a series of coloured blobs and stripes on the left handside of the print-out, not printer. D'oh!



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  1. Open the top cover.
  2. Slowly take out the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly.
  3. Push down the lock lever (1) and take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit (2).
  4. Turn the drum unit gear by hand while looking at the surface of the drum roller (1).
  5. Wipe the surface of the drum gently with a dry cotton swab until the dust of glue on the surface comes off.
  6. Put the toner cartridge back into the drum unit until you hear it lock into place. If you put the cartridge in correctly, the lock lever on the drum unit will lift automatically.
  7. Put the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back into the machine.
  8. Close the top cover.

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I bet you are using non genuine ink, the MP780 will not put up with that ink, you will need a new printhead and maybe a purge unit. Take the machine to your ink supplier and get him to fix it as he supplied the ink

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This came from brothers website:

The Yellow ink cartridge yield is up to 300 pages @ 600 x 150 dpi when printing at 5% coverage on A4 sized paper.
The Magenta ink cartridge yield is up to 300 pages @ 600 x 150 dpi when printing at 5% coverage on A4 sized paper.
The Cyan ink cartridge yield is up to 300 pages @ 600 x 150 dpi when printing at 5% coverage on A4 sized paper.
The Black ink cartridge yield is up to 350 pages @ 600 x 150 dpi when printing at 5% coverage on A4 sized paper.

so it appears that what you are experiencing is not normal and you may have a leaking printer.

There is one thing you can check though, everytime you print, make sure that you are not printing at the highest quality option selectable as this almost certainly will fire out more ink than regular printing... choose a middle quality option or even draft option if you will be printing regular text.

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Hi Errol

The way to identifiy your problem is to send a full colour print to your printer and open the top just as the paper starts to come out . if you then remove your toner / drums for all the colours you can see the transfer belt if the quality of the image that you can see on the transfer belt is good and clear your problem is with the transfer form the tranferbelt to the paper and not any toner /drum issue and the most likley cause is the transfer belt itself "but before you relpace it remove it and clean around the electrical contact points and generally make sure the internals of the printer is free of loose toner .

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Your printhead has burned out nozzles, the black is the most used and first to go. It switches nozzles during printing for even wear, that's why every few lines you get bad spots.You need a new printhead.

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