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Re: Brother HL-5140 cleaning page?
There isn't a cleaning page on a Brother 5140. If the smudges are about 3.5 inches give or take a little and the same each time in a line it's probably the drum is damaged. If they are closer like 1-3/8" to 1-1/2" it will likely be the toner cartridge.
If it spaces out a more, something like 2-1/2 it will be the fuser.
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Probablly the laser sendiing unit is dirty. Take out the toner look up at inside there is a place in the top inside above the drum in the middle carfully wipe inside small **** with a cloth and blow out with canned air
If that doesnt solve the problem then you have a bad laser,its hard to tell with out me testing them but the image is put one the paper with the laser- drum- toner-fuser working together so that should be the culprit
I'm not sure if the drum is going out or not. How many toners have you used? The drum is rated at 12,000 pages and the toner is supposed to yeild 2500 pages, so 4 or 5 toners ought to finish the drum. Did you clean the area around the drum? I don't think you're supposed to touch it, but I've never had to touch my 7240 in 4 years, except to change the toner.
The good news is the toner will fit in more than one Brother machine and the printers are inexpensive. It almost makes buying a new machine more economical than a drum :-}
The HL printer is Manufacturer Discontinued, the new ones use a 360 series drum and toner, and the MFC's (7220 etc.) are about $200 vs. $116 for the drum. Hmmm.
Wrong paper type can cause this, also if it is damp or too thick. Also
check that you have the correct type of paper (thickness) selected in
the driver. Ghosting can also be caused by a faulty drum unit, since you just replaced it maybe there is warranty left on it?.
Sounds like a fusing error ... If your able to wipe the toner off the page its a fuser unit problem (replace fuser unit) If toner is sticking to paper but the print quality is poor , replace the drum unit (PCU) good luck