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Light printing I recently bought a new drum and the toner that goes in it for my brother intellafax 2800, It is printing everything to the right side of the page very light. the rest of it is light also but it gets lighter on the right side. So much sometimes I can't see it. Can you tell me what the problem might be?

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    it didn't fix the problem. Bummer

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We cannot figure out why the fax/copyer always prints things out very light you cant see any thing that gets printed out on it

Posted on Jul 23, 2008

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Our fax machine was printing very light so I took the cartridge out and shook it a few times and it worked. It prints normal now

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What caused the Fax pages received to be too dark, over exposed, using too much toner?


On Brothers, that's usually the toner cartridge. Something goes wrong with the seals inside, and it dumps too much toner in for each print. If the toner cartridge is new, you may be able to exchange it for a replacement, depending on how supportive your dealer is.
Theoretically, it could be the drum unit or a bad power supply, but I've always found it to be the toner.

Dec 03, 2010 | Brother IntelliFAX 2800 Laser Fax

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How to clean the corona wire on Intellafax 2800,2810, 3800 machines


Does your brother printer or fax machine have bad printing such as very light print or spotty print. If you have these problems chances are you have a dirty corona wire. The corona wire is used by the printer to put a charge on the paper so the toner is attracted to it in the pattern that the laser draws out. Below are the directions to clean the wire.
1. Open the front cover and pull out the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly.
2. Clean the primary corona wire inside the drum unit by gently sliding the blue tab from right to left several times.
3. Return the blue tab and click it into the Home position.
4. Reinstall the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly in the MFC/Printer.
5. Close the front cover.

Be sure to return the sliding blue tab back to the home position next to the arrow or you will have dark streaks on your printouts

on Dec 09, 2009 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Intellifax 2800 does not register new drum. I put in new drum and it is extremely light copies and is stll telling me to replace drum soon


If you replaced the drum with a new one, then a special plastic piece with slots in it will be ejected. This will reset the "Replace Drum" message. Now the light print is probably due to the toner needing replacing. When you put in a new drum, it needs new toner too. Unfortunately, most people replace the toner into the old drum, which does no good and becomes wasted. NEW DRUM NEW TONER. Now if you have replaced the old drum with another old drum, you won't get the reset done properly and the new drum won't load any toner either. Perhaps you accidentally removed the plastic sheet when you replaced the drum? Well then, find the piece and run it through the paper feed, it will then reset. Best of luck

Oct 06, 2010 | Brother IntelliFAX 2800 Laser Fax

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I have a brother 2800 fax machine. I have replaced the Drum and the toner, The print is very light and barely readable. Prior to this the machine worked perfectly. Purchase date was 11/01 The drum was DR...


Is it a genuine brothe toner you are using? I have seems some EXTREMELY poor copies after non genuine toner was used. If so , get hold of genuine toner, consider a new drum as well or vaccum the toner out of the drum so you aren't mixing bad and good, vacume in the machine carefully around where the toner sits and you should be right to go. use a brush to get the area in the machine directly below the toner reasonably clean of dropped toner and that should get you going.
Good Luck, I Hope I've been of help!

Jan 16, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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My fax machine rarely gets used --maybe 20 times in 3 years i have bought 3 new toner cartridges because they seem to dry out,, i have removed and shaken it to get SOME ink out. Is it the drum , am i...


That really sux. No way should these cartridges fail unless they are totally out of toner.

A drum should last 12,000 prints.

Are they refills or Genuine Brother cartridges?

I would email Brother Tech Support on this issue.

http://www.brother-usa.com/support/

Oct 12, 2009 | Brother IntelliFAX 2800 Laser Fax

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Faxes too light


1. Pull drum and toner unit out.
2. Clean the laser glass with a clean dry cloth, I think it's located on the bottom of this machin where the drum lies on top.
3. If the problem is a constant light on the side this should solve the problem. If it's not constant it could be the drum contacts that are not making positive contact with the machine.
4. If you use aftermarket or refill toner good luck with that. I've seen too many machine ruined by after market/refill toner and it allways starts with the light copies and toner spilling all over in the machine.

Aug 31, 2009 | Brother IntelliFAX 2800 Laser Fax

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Brother Intellifax 2800 replace drum message


the unit that you install the toner cartridge into is actually the drum on this machine.

Jun 24, 2008 | Brother IntelliFAX 2800 Laser Fax

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BROTHER Hl 2040 PRINTER WON'T PRING


I got exactly the same problem and the "reset" didn't do anything. I fixed it by putting a piece of duck tape on magic eye on the cartridge.
Fallow those step to do the same thing as me:
  1. Open the front panel.
  2. Remove the toner and the drum
  3. Remove the toner FROM the drum
  4. On each side of the toner, there should be a little glass. Put the piece of duck tape on one of them. I put mine on the right side.
  5. Put everything back in.
  6. Turn on your printer if it's not already.
  7. Now, the low toner light should be gone and the green light should be on.
Now, you can really empty your cartridge.

Apr 06, 2008 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Copied pages are all black


Is is a lower end product for light duty use. You can try a new genuine OEM drum and or toner, but buying them both would cost as much as a new 2800. Can you print a internal report OK?If so, then your scanner is defective. A common problem with 2800,s

Mar 24, 2007 | Brother IntelliFAX 2800 Laser Fax

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No printing


A common reason for background shading is a low toner. Install a new genuine brother toner. If you have already loaded a generic toner in the drum unit, it is too late. You have damaged the drum asm. You can still buy a new 2800 with new supplies for just a little more than a new drum asm. Did you have the grey baqckground before you worked on it?

Mar 19, 2007 | Brother IntelliFAX 2800 Laser Fax

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