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Bought a Brothers HL2170W. Came with a starter cartridge. Also bought a 2140 (same starter cartridge but not wireless). Used the 2170W till the toner light was on steady. Then tried to use the other starter Toner cartridge - no go. Called Brothers and was told the second starter cartridge would not work and that I needed to purchase a new toner cartridge. Any fix for this?

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Yeah, right. This may not apply, but if you look at the cartridge from the top, on the right side there's a sensor that knows how much toner is in the cartridge. It's a little optical hole like about 1/4-3/8 inch. If you put a piece of black tape over the hole, the printer thinks the cartridge is new :-)

Here's a link to tricking Brother toners http://www.fixyourownprinter.com/forums/laser/39806

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