When should I replace a new toner cartridge?

Have you ever encounter that when you send a file to print but the page comes out blank? Your printer cartridge has run out of toner, but you don’t know when to replace it.

Today v4ink will tell you how to read the printer language and keep your printer in good working condition all the time.

When printer shows “Toner Low”

When the “Toner Low” message on your printer’s display screen and the Toner LED turn on for 2 seconds and off for 3 seconds and repeats this pattern, it is the first signal that the toner cartridge is going to run out. But you can still print normally and don’t have to replace them at this moment. You can continue to use it until your printout become faint and you need to order a new toner cartridge as a backup. V4ink provide you with best price compatible toner cartridge for your machine, you can save up to 70% on our products.

You can also apply for a free trial to experience our products! Click here to get free trial now!


When printer shows “Replace Toner”

When the “Replace Toner” message on your printer’s display screen and the Toner LED light up, your printer will stop printing until you replace the toner cartridge with a new one.


How to replace the toner cartridge

Step 1 – Turn off the machine, leave the machine for at lease 10 minutes to cool down.

Step 2 – Open the front cover.

Step 3 – Take out the drum unit and toner cartridge from the machine (for Brother TN660 and TN760 which is drum unit and toner cartridge separation structure) and put them on a piece of disposable paper or cloth to avoid spill and scatter toner.

Step 4 – Push down the green lock lever and take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit.

Step 5 – Take out the new toner cartridge replacement, hold the cartridge level with both hands and gently shake it from side to side several times to evenly distribute the toner in the toner cartridge.

Step 6. Remove all the protective cover and tape.

Step 7 – Put the new toner cartridge into the drum unit until you hear it lock into place. If you put it in properly, the green lock lever will life automatically.

Step 8 – Slide the green tab from left to right and from right to left to clean the corona wire of the drum unit. Remember slide the green tab to the home position after finish the clean.

Step 9 – Put the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly into the printer and close the front cover.

You can also follow the v4ink TN660 Toner Cartridge installation guide step by step:


How often should I replace toner cartridge

To a large extent, the way you use the printer determines the service life of the toner cartridge. The more you print, the more often you replace it. In addition, its replacement frequency is also determined by its page yield. The more page yield they provide, the lesser the replacement frequency.  If you use the printer frequently and the print volume is large, it is recommended to use a high-yield toner cartridge, which is more cost-effective and less frequent.

The cartridge is generally valid for 24-36 months. After opening the cartridge, install it in the machine and use it up within six months. Please use the unopened cartridge within the validity period indicated on the cartridge package.

If you do not need to replace the cartridge, do not take out the cartridge. If you do so, the amount of toner may be reduced and the machine will not account the amount of ink remaining in the cartridge.


How to extend the cartridge life

When your printer starts to display “Toner Low” message or your print starts to fade, you may be able to extend the cartridge life to print more pages. Open the printer’s toner cartridge bracket and remove the toner cartridge. Shake back and forth to redistribute the remaining toner, then reinsert the toner cartridge into the printer. This allows you to print for an extra one or two days, depending on how much you use the printer. You can repeat this procedure several times, but it must be while you are waiting for the cartridge you already ordered.

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What is the sign for the printer drum needs to be replaced?

As many of you will already know, The drum unit is just a shelf and does not contain toner, and they must be use together with corresponding toner cartridge!

In the process of use, we often find that the service life of the drum unit will be much longer than that of the toner cartridge, so when do we need to replace the drum unit? What is the signs to replace the drum unit?


Error Message display from the machine

If the “Drum” LED is flashes, it’s the first sign that the drum unit is going to run out and need to be replace soon. We recommend that you order a new drum unit to standby. V4ink provide you with best price alternative drum unit, which can save you up to 70%. You can also get free trial before ordering from us. Click here to get free trial now.

When the “Drum” LED is Lights up and the error message “Replace Drum” displays on the LCD of the printer, it means the drum unit has been run out and it’s time to replace the drum unit.

Poor print quality or black spots

If you find that the printer produces blurred, low-quality images, you may need to replace the drum unit. Black or colored toner spots on the printout also indicate that the drum unit is defective. In some cases, a horizontal line may appear on the printout each time the paper passes through the faulty part of the drum unit. In the above cases, the drum unit needs to be replaced.

Blank Printouts

If your printer doesn’t give any error message, but there is a large area of blank or even all white in the printout, it also means that the drum unit need to be replaced.


How to replace the drum unit?

Step 1 – Turn off the machine, leave the machine for at lease 10 minutes to cool down.

Step 2 – Open the front cover.

Step 3 – Take out the drum unit and toner cartridge from the machine (for Brother TN660 and TN760 which is drum unit and toner cartridge separation structure) and put them on a piece of disposable paper or cloth to avoid spill and scatter toner.

Step 4 – Push down the green lock lever and take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit.

Step 5 – Unpack a new drum unit.

Step 6 – Put the toner cartridge into the new drum unit until you hear it lock into place. If you put it in properly, the green lock lever will lift automatically.

Step 7 – Reinstall the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly back into the printer. Do not close the front cover yet.

Step 8 – Press and hold down “go” button for 4 seconds until the LEDs light up. Once all 4 LEDs are lit, release “go” button.


Other common error message for drum unit

“Drum!”

When the “Drum” LED flashing and the “Drum!” display on the LCD of the printer, it means the drum unit can not detected by the printer.

Solution 1: Clean the corona wire on the drum unit. Slide the green or blue tab back and forth across the drum unit 6-8 times, then return the tab back to its original position and try printing again.

If the solution 1 can not remove the error message, it means that the drum unit may not installed correctly. You may need to follow the solution 2.

Solution 2: Remove the toner cartridge and drum unit from the printer, take out the toner cartridge from the drum unit. Reinstall the toner cartridge into the drum unit and put them back into the printer. If the problem persists, please contact Brother customer service or the merchant you purchased the product from to replace the drum unit.

“Replace Drum” “Drum end Soon” “Drum Stop”

If the error message “replace drum” or “drum end soon” or “drum stop” appear after replace the new drum unit, it is possible that the drum unit counter is not reset.

Steps to manually reset the drum unit (take the Brother DR630 as an example)

The following steps may vary depending on the printer model. Therefore, before starting to reset the brother drum unit, be sure to follow the instructions designed for your model.


How to reset Brother DR630 drum unit for Brother DCP/MFC series printers:

DCP-L2520, DCP-L2520DW, DCP-L2540, DCP-L2540DW, MFC-L2680W, MFC-L2700DW, MFC-L2705DW, MFC-L2707DW, MFC-L2720DW, MFC-L2740DW.

1. Open the front cover of the printer.

2. Press and hold the “OK” button for about 2 seconds.

3. The display will show “replace Drum?”.

4. For DCP models, press “up arrow” to reset the drum counter.

5. For MFC models, press “1” to reset the drum counter.

6. Close the front cover.

How to reset Brother DR630 drum unit only for the following Brother printers:

HL-L2300D, HL-L2320D, HL-L2321D.

1. Open the front cover of the printer.

2. Press and hold the “GO” button for about 4 seconds until all the LEDs light up.

3. Once all 4 LEDs light up, release “GO”.

4. Close the front cover. 

5. And make sure your Drum light is off

How to reset Brother DR630 drum unit for all other Brother HL printers:

HL-L2305W, HL-L2315DW, HL-L2340DW, HL-L2360DN, HL-L2360DW, HL-L2380DW, HL-L2340DW, HL-L2360DW, HL-L2380DW.

1. Open the front cover of the printer.

2. Press and hold the “OK” button 2 seconds.

3. When “Drum Unit” appears on the display, press “OK”.

4. Press “up arrow” key for reset.

5. Colse the front cover.


How often should I replace drum unit?

For Brother printers, the toner cartridge and drum unit are purchased separately. Toner cartridge usually needs to be replaced first and the drum unit typically requires replacement after the use of 3 or 4 toner cartridges, because the drum units have higher page yields.

You can extend the service life of the drum unit and keep it clean by occasionally cleaning the corona wire. You can do this simply by sliding the green tab back and forth.


Do drum unit have the shelf life?

The shelf life of the drum unit is approximately two years if the drum unit did not open and stay in its protective bag.

If the protective bag of the drum unit is lost or the bag has been opened, the drum unit is valid for six months. Once the shelf life of sealed and unsealed drum unit expires, the print quality may go down. Please replace the new drum unit in time.

The protective bag of the drum unit prevents light and dust from entering and damaging the internal components of the drum unit. If you accidentally open the package and do not intend to install the drum unit immediately, please reseal the protective package with tape or glue. Before preparing to install the drum unit, store the bag in a cool and dry place in the temperature range of 32 to 104 degrees and the humidity level of 35% to 85%. If the temperature exceeds 104 degrees, below 32 degrees or above / below the humidity range, the shelf life of the drum unit will be consecutively reduced for five days.

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How to eliminate common error message for Brother HL-L2300D / HL-L2320D Laser Printer

As with any sophisticated office product, printers also often have errors. The printer won’t talk, but it will tell you what’s wrong through the indicator light and display, and remind you when and how they need help. V4ink helps you find a solution quickly. Let’s jump in!


Error Message of “Toner Low”

When the “Toner” and “Ready” Lights up at the same time and the “Toner Low” display on the LCD of your printer but you still can print. That means your toner cartridge is going to run out.

Solution: You need to order a new toner cartridge so a replacement toner cartridge will be available when the printer displays  “Replace Toner”. 


Error Message of “Replace Toner”

When the “Toner” Lights up and the “Replace Toner” display on the LCD of the printer, it means the toner cartridge is at the end of its life.

Solution: Replace a new toner cartridge as soon as possible. v4ink provide you with best price alternative Brother TN660 Toner Cartridge for your HL-L2300D / HL-L2320D Printer, which can save you up to 70% than the original one.


Error Message of “Cartridge Error”

When the “Toner” Lights up and the “Cartridge Error” display on the LCD of the printer, it means the toner cartridge is not installed correctly.

Solution: Remove the toner cartridge and drum unit from the printer, take out the toner cartridge from the drum unit, and ensure that all protective cover and tape are removed. Reinstall the toner cartridge into the drum unit and put them back into the printer. If the problem persists, please contact Brother customer service or the merchant you purchased the product from to replace the toner cartridge.


Error Message of “No Toner”

When the “Toner” Lights up and the “No Toner” display on the LCD of the printer, it means the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly is not installed correctly.

Solution: Remove the toner cartridge and drum unit from the printer, take out the toner cartridge from the drum unit, and ensure that all protective cover and tape are removed. Reinstall the toner cartridge into the drum unit and put them back into the printer. If the problem persists, please contact Brother customer service or the merchant you purchased the product from to replace the toner cartridge.


Error Message of “Drum!”

When the “Drum” Lights up and the “Drum!” display on the LCD of the printer, it means the drum unit can not detected by the printer.

Solution 1: Clean the corona wire on the drum unit. Slide the green or blue tab back and forth across the drum unit 6-8 times, then return the tab back to its original position and try printing again.

If the solution 1 can not remove the error message, it means that the drum unit may not installed correctly. You may need to follow the solution 2.

Solution 2: Remove the toner cartridge and drum unit from the printer, take out the toner cartridge from the drum unit. Reinstall the toner cartridge into the drum unit and put them back into the printer. If the problem persists, please contact Brother customer service or the merchant you purchased the product from to replace the drum unit.


Error Message of “Replace Drum”

When the “Drum” and “Ready” Lights up at the same time and the “Replace Drum” display on the LCD of the printer, that means the drum unit has been run out and it’s time to replace the drum unit.

Solution: Replace a new drum unit as soon as possible. Brother HL-L2300D / HL-L2320D need to use with the Brother DR630 Drum Unit and the TN660 Toner Cartridge together.

If the error message can not be removed, It is possible that the drum unit counter was not reset.

Solution: You need to close the front cover of the printer and make the printer tuned on. Then press the settings, press All Settings (This step might be skipped in some models). Choose Machine Info. or Machine Information => Parts Life. Press and hold Drum or Drum Life until the machine’s display message changes. Press “Yes” then press “Home”.


Error Message of “Cover is Open

When the “Paper” Lights up and the error message “Cover is Open” display on the LCD of the printer, which means the front cover of the printer is not been closed completely.

Solution 1: Open and then firmly close the front cover of the machine.If the error message still occurs, It may be the fuser cover is not completely closed or paper was jammed in the back of the machine when you turned on the power.

Solution 2: Close the fuser cover located inside the back cover of the machine.

Make sure paper is not jammed inside the back cover of the machine, and then close the fuser cover and press ”Go”.


Error Message of “2-sided Disabled” (For automatic 2-sided printing models)

When the “Paper” Lights up and the “2-sided Disabled” on the LCD of the printer, there are two possible situations.

Situation 1. The back cover of the printer is not closed completely.

Solution: You need to close the back cover of the printer until it locks to the closed position.

Situation 2. The 2-sided tray is not installed completely.

Solution: Install the 2-sided tray firmly in the machine.


Error Message of “Jam 2-sided” (For automatic 2-sided printing models)

When the “Paper” Lights up and the “Jam 2-sided” display on the LCD of the printer, which means the paper is jammed underneath the paper tray or the fuser unit.

Situation: Clear the Jam in the paper tray or the fuser unit.


Error Message of “Jam inside

When the “Paper” Lights up and the “Jam inside” display on the LCD of the printer, which means the paper jam inside the printer.

Solution: Open the printer and take out the toner cartridge and drum unit from the printer, then clean the paper jam.


Error Message of “Jam Rear

When the “Paper” Lights up and the “Jam Rear” display on the LCD of the printer, which means the paper is jammed in the black of the printer.

Solution: Open the back cover and remove the jammed paper from the printer. then close the cover.


Error Message of “Out of Memory

When the “Paper” Lights up and the “Out of Memory display on the LCD of the printer, which means the paper is jammed in the paper tray.

Solution: Pull the paper tray out completely, open the front cover and fuser cover to remove the jammed paper.


Error Message of “Size Error DX” (For automatic 2-sided printing models)

When the “Paper” Lights up and the “Size Error DX” display on the LCD of the printer, there are two possible situations.

Situation 1. The paper size specified in the printer driver is not available for automatic 2-sided printing.

Solution: Press “Go”. Choose a paper size which is supported by the duplex tray. Paper sizes available for automatic 2-sided printing are Letter, Legal or Folio.

Situation 2. The paper in the tray is not the correct size and is not available for automatic 2-sided printing.

Solution: Load the correct size of paper in the tray and set the tray for that paper size. Paper sizes available for automatic 2-sided printing are Letter, Legal or Folio.


Error Message of “Size Mismatch

When the “Paper” Lights up and the “Size Mismatch” display on the LCD of the printer, which means the paper size in the paper tray is incorrect.

Solution: Take out all the paper from the paper tray and load the correct size paper in the paper tray.


Error Message of “Manual Feed

When the “Paper” Lights up and the “Manual Feed” display on the LCD of the printer, which means the manual feed is selected in the printer driver but there is no paper in the manual feed slot.

Solution: Place paper in the manual feed slot or cancel the selection of the manual feed.


Error Message of “No paper

When the “Paper” Lights up and the “No paper display on the LCD of the printer, which means the printer is out of paper, or paper is not correctly loaded in the paper tray.

Solution: Remove the paper and load it again. Make sure the paper guides are set to the correct size.


Error Message of “Toner Ended

When the “Toner” and “Paper” Lights up at the same time and the “Toner Ended(Continue mode) display on the LCD of the printer, which means the toner cartridge need to be replace.

Solution: Replace the toner cartridge with a new one.


Error Message of “Self-Diagnostic

When all the Light Lights up at the same time and the “Self-Diagnosticdisplay on the LCD of the printer, which means the temperature of the fuser unit does not rise to a specified temperature within the specified time or the fuser unit is too hot.

Solution: Press and hold the power button to turn off the machine, wait a few seconds, and then turn it on again. Leave the machine idle for 15 minutes with the power on.


Error Message of “Print Unable XX

When all the Light Lights up at the same time and the “Print Unable XXdisplay on the LCD of the printer, which means the machine has a mechanical problem.

Solution: Press and hold the power button to turn off the machine, wait a few minutes, and then turn it on again.

If the problem still exist, contact Brother Customer Service for help.

If none of the above questions and solutions can solve your current problem, please contact our after-sales service team: support_team@v4ink.com.

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How to clean and store your Laser Printer and Toner Cartridges?

how to store and clean brother laser printer and cartridge

Clean the outside and inside of the Laser printer and printer cartridge regularly can prolong the service life of the printer, maximize the value of the toner cartridge and get better printing effect. So, how do we clean and store the Laser printer and toner cartridge? Let’s jump in!

Before doing the cleaning, you must notes that: Do not use cleaning materials that contain ammonia, alcohol, any type of spray, or any type of flammable substance to clean the outside or inside of the Laser printer. Otherwise, it may cause a fire or electrical shock.


Clean the outside of the Laser printer

Step 1 – Turn off your Laser Printer and unplug the power cord from the AC power socket.

Step 2 – Pull the paper tray completely out of the printer.

Step 3 – Wipe the outside of the printer with a dry, lint-free cloth to remove dust.


Clean the inside of the Laser printer?

Step 1 – Take out all the paper and any other things which stuck inside from the paper tray.

Step 2 – Wipe the inside of the paper tray with a dry, lint-free cloth to remove dust.

Step 3 – Put the paper tray back into the printer.

Step 4 – Plug the printer power cord back into the AC power outlet first, and then reconnect all cables. Turn on the printer’s power switch.


Clean the corona wire of the drum unit

If you use the consumables of drum unit and toner cartridge separation structure, such as Brother TN660 and TN760, and encounter the problem of poor printing effect when printing, cleaning the corona wire of the drum unit may help you solve this problem.

Step 1 – Open the front cover of the printer and leave the printer at least 10 minutes to cool down.

Step 2 – Take out the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly. We recommend that you put the toner cartridge and drum unit on a disposable paper or soft cloth to prevent toner overflow or leakage.

Step 3 – Slide the green or blue tab from right to left and left to right across the drum unit 6-8 times. (Tips: Remember to put the green or blue tab back to the home position. If not, printed pages may have a vertical stripe.)

Step 4 – Put the toner cartridges and drum units back into the printer and close the front cover.


Clean the paper pick-up roller of the printer

If the pick-up roller is dirty, the printer may not feed paper. In this case, you need to clean the paper pick-up roller.

Step 1 – Turn off your Laser Printer and unplug the power cord from the AC power socket.

Step 2 – Pull the paper tray out of the printer.

Step 3 – Take out all the paper and any other things which stuck inside from the paper tray.

Step 4 – Wet and wring the lint-free cloth, then wipe the partition on the paper tray to remove any dust.

Step 5 – Wipe the two paper pick-up rollers inside the printer.

Step 6 – Put the paper back in the paper tray.

Step 7 – Put the paper tray into the printer.

Step 8 – Plug the printer power cord back into the AC power outlet first, and then reconnect all cables. Turn on the printer’s power switch.


Storage of printer cartridges and drum units

Printer cartridges and drum units usually do not expire, but they must be stored properly. They need to be stored properly to reduce the risk of damage and ensure excellent performance. In terms of toner cartridge storage, the three main keys are light, heat and moisture.

Exposure to light will eliminate the photosensitive properties of the toner cartridge.

Exposure to high temperatures can cause toner to melt in the cartridge.

Exposure to moisture can cause toner caking.

Therefore, how do we store printer cartridges and drum unit?

1. Store at room temperature. The Toner cartridges should be stored in a room at 60-75 degrees Fahrenheit. Anything above or below this temperature is either too cold or too hot.

2. Keep the toner cartridge dry. The toner cartridge should not be exposed to the humid environment in any form. 50% relative humidity is ideal for storing toner cartridges. Avoid storing in wet basement.

3. Keep the toner cartridge in its original packaging. Store the toner cartridge in its original packaging to ensure that the toner cartridge does not come into contact with any dust or debris.

4. Keep away from strong light. Avoid exposing the toner cartridge to sunlight or any other bright light. For safety reasons, it is recommended that the lights in the room where they are stored be turned off at all times or as far as possible under ideal circumstances. The drum unit is particularly sensitive to light, so this is particularly important if your toner cartridge is used in conjunction with the drum.

5. Avoid using gaseous cleaning materials. Do not store toner cartridges in closets or cabinets close to gaseous cleaning materials such as ammonia.

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Troubleshooting for Brother toner cartridge not detected

Have you ever encountered that when you just install a new Brother toner cartridge into your printer, but the printer still show “replace toner cartridge”. At this point, you will think that there must be some problem with the toner cartridge. In fact. A few simple steps can help you clear the error message.

Before you read this article, please note that these instructions are for the drum unit and toner cartridge separation structure.

Let’s go ahead!


Are you using the correct cartridges for your printer?

When your Brother toner cartridge can not detected by the printer, or when the  “replace toner cartridge” error message displays on your printer, the first thing you have to do is to check whether you using the correct cartridge for your printer.

Different printers have corresponding toner cartridge models. If you install the wrong toner cartridge, the printer will not recognize it.

For example, if you use HP HL-L2300D Printer, which corresponding toner cartridge is TN660, but you installed the TN760 toner cartridge, so your printer will show you the error message.

How to check whether the toner cartridge you ordered is compatible for your printer?

Firstly – Before you buy the replacement toner cartridge, you must understand the correct toner model for your printer to avoid this mistake.

Secondly – Check the model label on the toner cartridge to make sure it is compatible with your printer.

Thirdly – Search the “toner model” or “printer model” on v4ink.com to find out the corresponding printer or toner cartridge.


Are your toner cartridge and drum unit are properly installed together?

If you are getting an error message, please check to make sure that the toner cartridge and drum unit are properly installed.  

The toner cartridge should click securely into the drum unit and the two components should be connected together in piece before installation.  

Then, slide and install thees secured components together into the printer.


Are the cartridge installed in the correct slot?

A black toner cartridge installed in a color slot will say not recognised.

For color printers, you should ensure that four color cartridges are installed in the correct slot.

Take all the cartridges out of the printer and double check they were in the correct color slots. If not, reinstall them and restart on to reset the system.


Have you remove all protective cover or tape?

Before installing a new toner cartridge, you need to remove all plastic cover and tape which is to protect it during transportation.

Most Brother toner cartridge come with an orange plastic cover, just like the picture below:

If you haven’t removed protective covers or plastic strips that are attached to a new cartridge when you first take it out of its packaging, the printer will fail to register the new cartridge and this will cause problems.

Take the cartridge out of your printer and make sure all strips, tabs or plastic covers are removed before installing the cartridge again.


How to reset the toner cartridge?

If the above problem has been eliminated, but your printer still can not detected the toner cartridge, please check the reset gear of the toner cartridge.

The reset gear on the wrong position could give this error message. Try to reset the toner will help you solve this problem.

How to reset v4ink TN660 toner cartridge? You can follow the video step by step to reset your toner cartridge:


How to clean the chip of the toner cartridge?

Some toner cartridges are equipped with a chip (e,g, Brother TN760), which is the most sensitive part of the toner cartridge. Generally, our fingers can not touch the chip, because when the dust or fingerprint oil get on the chip it can cause a faulty reading on your printer.

When your printer can not read your new toner cartridge (with chip). You can fix up through the operations below:

Step1 – Power down and unplug your printer.

Step2 – Carefully remove your toner cartridge and place to one side on a flat surface where it will be safe.

Step3 – Inspect the cartridge for the chip with metal contacts.

Step4 – Inspect the inside of the printer for the connection point.

Step5 – With a lint free / dry cloth lightly wipe the contacts on both cartridges and printer to remove any dirt, or residue being careful not to cause any damage.

Step6 – Replace the toner cartridges in the printer

Step7 – Power the printer back on.

Step8 – Try to print again.

This should now fix any issues may be caused by dirty chips or microchips


How to clean the corona wire of the drum unit?

If everything is installed correctly and you are still getting a drum error message on your machine, you may need to clean the corona wire on the drum unit.  To clear this error, slide the green or blue tab back and forth across the drum unit 6-8 times, then return the tab back to its original position and try printing again.

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The Ultimate Guide for HP CF258A CF258X Toner Cartridge

Are you using the LaserJet Pro MFP m428 printer? Are you paying for an expensive HP CF258 toner cartridges? Fortunately, you will be able to get cheaper alternatives from this article and learn more about CF258A. Let’s jump in!


What is the difference between CF258A and CF258X

As we all know, “X” means large, which refers that the CF258X toner cartridge contains more toner and can print more page than the CF258A.

The page yield of HP CF258A Standard Yield toner cartridge is: 3000 pages

The page yield of HP CF258X High Yield toner cartridge is: 10000 page

The page yield of HP CF258X High yield toner cartridge is 3 times more than the HP CF258A standard yield toner cartridge. Therefore, the service life of CF258X is also longer than the CF258A toner cartridge. If you print more in the daily life, CF258X High Yield toner cartridge will be more affordable. Check out our previous blog article for more information on this topic >> HP 58A vs HP 58X, which one is more worth to buy?


What printer work with CF258A/X?

The compatible printer model of CF258A and CF258X is the same, which is:

HP LaserJet Pro M304, LaserJet Pro M404nLaserJet Pro M404dnLaserJet Pro M404dwLaserJet Pro MFP M428dwLaserJet Pro MFP M428fdn and LaserJet Pro MFP M428fdw printer.


V4ink CF258X no chip vs. CF258X with chip, how should I choose?

The v4ink HP CF258X toner cartridge no chip is a new compatible toner cartridge which means all part of the toner cartridge are brand new. The service life is as long as the new OEM toner cartridge. But this product do not come with a chip, so you will need to replace the chip from the OEM toner cartridge and install it into v4ink toner cartridge. It’s easy to install and you can save up to 70% than ordering OEM products.

The v4ink HP CF258X toner cartridge with chip is a Remanufactured toner cartridge, which means that the toner cartridge is use the original manufacturer’s cartridge shells, after through cleaned, filled with third-party materials, rigorously tested and at last sold at discounted a price. This toner cartridge comes with the original chip, you can install it to your printer directly.

 OEM HP CF258XV4ink CF258X no chipV4ink CF258X with chip
Cost$221.99$65.99$153.39
Page Yield10,000 pages10,000 pages10,000 pages
Cost per Page2.2 cents0.66 cents1.53 cents

From the above data, you can save up to 30% on the v4ink CF258X with chip and save up to 70% on the v4ink CF258X no chip.


How to transfer the chip from Original toner cartridge to DIY cartridge?

Before you replace the chip, you need to pay attention to whether your original toner cartridge is Structure A or Structure B, as shown in the figure below.Structure A and Structure B of OEM toner

For Structure A, the chip is not fixed on the toner cartridge with glue, so it only needs to be cut off the plastic block for fixing the chip, and it is easy to take out the complete chip from the original toner cartridge.

For Structure B, the chip is fixed on the toner cartridge with glue, and the chip can only be removed with special tools.

The chip installation guide for DIY HP CF258/CF289 Series Products (Include Structure A and B)


How to install CF258A/X into the printer?

The following video will show you how to install CF258A into the Laserjet Pro M404dn Printer (This video also apply to v4ink DIY CF258X Toner). Follow the video step by step:


What should I do if the printer keeps showing “replace toner” since I just install the new cartridge?

Please re-confirm the chip is installed in the correct direction.chip correct direction

After you install the new compatible toner cartridge correctly, the printer still showing ” Low toner” or “Used”, it may because the new toner cartridge are installed with the original chip which has remembered the capacity of your old toner cartridge. But don’t worry, you just need to ignore the error message and print until you simply run out of toner.

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How to choose toner cartridge between Original, Remaufactured and Compatible?

Have you ever searched the relevant toner cartridges corresponding to your printer on Amazon? If yes, you will find that in addition to the original toner cartridges, there are many other brands, and there are often great differences in prices between them. The price of some cartridges is almost higher than that of a printer, but the price of some cartridges will be several times lower than that of other cartridges. You may feel confused. Let’s remove your doubts today!

As we all know, there are usually two kinds of printer cartridges, one is ink cartridge and the other is toner cartridge. Today, we will talk about the difference and how to choose between original, remanufactured and compatible toner cartridge. If you use ink cartridge, click here >> Name Brand vs. Third-Party Printer Ink Cartridges to get relevant content.


Let’s start with the differences!

Original Toner Cartridge

Original printer manufacturers spend a lot of money on the research and development of their printers and cartridges, which increases the cost of the toner cartridge themselves. Branded toner cartridges are usually more expensive than third-party (compatible and remanufactured) toner cartridges, but they are more reliable and with more secure product quality.

Remanufactured Toner Cartridge

v4ink 414a remanufactured toner cartridge

One of the main alternatives to original ink cartridges is remanufactured ink cartridges. This is actually a good way to recycle the original cartridge and take care of the environmental protection. Remanufactured toner cartridge use both OEM and non-OEM parts. The third-party manufacturers will recycle the used OEM cartridge and then clean and refill it with new toner. They will also check them for any faults after refilling. If there is any defective problem, they will fix and replace to guarantee the quality of the products. Remanufactured toner cartridges also make up for the shortcomings of compatible toner cartridges. For example, some compatible toner cartridges come without chip and can only be used by replacing the original chips. This is the case with 414A compatible (No chip) toner cartridge. However V4ink Remanufactured HP 414A toner cartridge comes with a chip, which is convenience and also eco-friendly.

Compatible Toner Cartridge

v4ink tn660 compatible toner cartridge

If you are looking for cheap toner cartridges but want to always get high-quality printing results, you will encounter compatible toner cartridges. Compatible toner cartridges are made by third-party manufacturers (non printer brand manufacturers). All parts of the compatible toner cartridges are brand new and have the same service life as the original toner cartridge.

V4ink compatible toner replacement for the high yield TN660 costs 70% less than the original (OEM) and is proven to deliver the same or more toner than the original toner cartridge and provide high-quality prints you need.


Frequently Asked Question:

Is the original toner cartridge better than compatible or remanufactured?

Not really! Compatible and recycled products are specially made for a printer, so they can be installed normally and perfectly compatible with your printer equipment. The original ink cartridge will fail from time to time. Therefore, no product is absolutely perfect, only what is really suitable for you.


Are the page yield of the remanufactured and compatible toner cartridge the same as the original?

Yes, but not completely. The page yield of the remanufactured and compatible toner cartridge is the same and even more than the original.

When the supplier refills the toner, it will usually fill more toner than the OEM to ensure that the printing volume is not less than that of the original product. This allows you to use them longer. Of course, since the toner is not original, the printing quality is effected by the toner used by the third-party manufacturer. Therefore, selecting a reliable third-party manufacturer, such as v4ink, can obtain better printing effect.


Is the output effect of the remanufactured and compatible toner cartridge lower than the original?

The remanufactured and compatible toner cartridges does not mean a decline in quality. The cartridges from reputable suppliers will provide print quality similar to brand cartridges. For example: v4ink TN660 toner cartridge is under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 STMC standard, with over 1.40 black uniform density, which is clear and sharp, same or even better than OEM.


Why are compatible and remanufactured toner cartridges cheaper than the original?

As mentioned above, original printer manufacturers spend a lot of R & D costs on printers, but they do not make money from printers. They usually sell printers at a lower cost because they believe that customer have purchased their printers and must will purchase their toner cartridges to continue to use. Since the toner cartridge must share the cost of the printer, the price of original toner cartridges is so expensive, and even some toner cartridges are more expensive than printers.

Unlike original manufacturers, compatible or remanufactured manufacturers do not need to spend money and technology on the R & D of the printers, so their toner cartridge products do not need to share the cost of the printers, and their prices are often more reasonable. In v4ink, our main focus is to provide customers with high-quality products at reasonable prices.


Where is the best place to buy the toner cartridges?

This depends on the type of toner cartridge you are going to purchasing. Many offline stores (like: Walmark, Staple) and online enterprises (like: v4ink, Amazon) provide remanufactured and compatible toner cartridges. You can choose either, but be sure to check their warranty and return policies so that you can repair, replace, or return cartridges if necessary.


How can I be sure that the compatible toner cartridge will fit my printer?

All you need to do is check which types of toner cartridges are compatible with your printer. For example, on the v4ink website, you can search for cartridges by printer model, which makes it easier to select the right cartridge for your equipment. In addition, if you accidentally order the wrong items, some enterprises, including v4ink, allow you to replace the ink cartridge.


Original vs Remanufactured vs Compatible, how should I choose?

Your First Choice – Original toner cartridge

If you are the fresh man of the printer and toner cartridge, original toner cartridge is your first choice. There is no need to consider the compatibility of original products and worry about after-sales service. Just buy them.

Your Affordable Choice – Compatible toner cartridge

If you have been using the printer for some time and are looking for an affordable alternative to the original toner cartridge, the compatible toner cartridge will be your best price choice. In v4ink, the price of compatible toner cartridges is only 1 / 3 of the original price. Our products also under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 STMC standard and the printing effect is the same or even better than OEM.

Your Eco-friendly Choice – Remanufactured toner cartridge

If you advocate environmental protection and pursue recycling, remanufactured toner cartridges will be your best choice. The remanufactured toner cartridge is refilled with new toner on the basis of the empty toner cartridge and some damaged parts are updated. The product can not only be used normally, but also the price is lower than the original.

V4ink provides you with high-quality compatible and remanufactured toner cartridges at an affordable price. You don’t need to look everywhere, v4ink will be your best choice besides the original toner cartridge.

V4ink also provides you with 100% satisfaction guarantee. If you find that the quality of our product is not satisfactory, we will replace your toner cartridge or refund you within the warranty period.

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Reset Guide of Brother TN660 Toner Cartridge Counter Gear

Many times in our life, when the “Replace Toner”, or “Toner Low” warning light is on but you just install a new toner cartridge, we can not help but doubt the quality of the toner and printer vendor. However, perhaps the printer vendor does not deserve your reprimand because this kind of problem usually has nothing to do with the quality of the toner or printer. In fact, this may be just because the toner cartridge is not installed in the correct position or the toner cartridge is not reset correctly. Please calm down and try the following steps maybe help you get rid of these annoying signals.

When should I need to reset the TN660 toner cartridge?

Some Brother toner cartridges may need to be manually reset after replacement.

Situation 1. When you receive a v4ink Brother TN660 toner cartridge, please check if the gear of the toner cartridge is in correct position as the picture at the right side shows. If not, you need to reset the TN660 toner cartridge gear to its correct position.

Situation 2. If you recently installed a v4ink TN660 new toner cartridge and your printer continue to show a warning message such as ‘toner low’ or ‘replace toner’, you may need to re-check whether the toner counter gear is in the correct position. If not, you need to reset the toner cartridge.

How to reset v4ink TN660 toner cartridge?

Follow the video step by step to reset your toner cartridge:

If you found that the v4ink toner cartridge counter gear is on the correct position, but the error message still showing on your printer? You may need to  reset the counter on the Brother printer.

Follow the steps below for various series of printers. Your instructions will vary dependant on the series of your Brother printer. These instructions will reset your printer counter and allow you to continue printing.

How to Reset a Toner for Brother DCP Printers

Step 1 – Open the front cover of the printer. The printer should show “replace toner” or “replace drum” .

Step 2 – Then press the up or down button.

Step 3 – When 00 appears on the printer display, press OK and close the front cover.

The warning message should be clear now. Printing will be able to continue.

How to Reset a Toner for Brother HL Printers

Step 1 – Open the front cover and remove toner & drum from the printer. Press the START button.

Step 2 – Install the toner & drum back into the printer.

Step 3 – Press the START button twice and close the front cover.

The warning message should now be clear. Printing will be able to continue.

How to Reset a Toner for Brother MFC Printers

Step 1 – Open the front cover of the printer and press the CLEAR / BACK button.

Step 2 – Press the following buttons on the keypad in this sequence, *, 0 and finally 0.

Step 3 – Close the front cover.

The warning message should now be clear. Printing will be able to continue.

These different methods should clear you Brother printer counter and allow you to start or continue printing as normal. If the above method still can not solve your problem? Please feel free to contact us with email: support_team@v4ink.com.

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How to Install V4INK Compatible Brother TN660 Toner Cartridge

V4ink compatible Brother TN660 Toner Cartridge is professionally engineered to meet or exceed OEM standards. It offers a printing yield of up to 2,600 pages at 5% Coverage, and compatible with several Brother printer models, here’s the compatible printer list:

DCP Series: DCP-L2520DW, DCP-L2540DW, DCP-L2500D;
HL Series: HL-L2360DN, HL-L2300D, HL-L2340DW, HL-L2360DW, HL-L2380DW, HL-L2320D, HL-L2315DW, HL-L2365DW;
MFC Series: MFC-L2700DW, L2720DW, L2740DW, L2707DW, L2680W, L2685DW, L2700DN, L2705DW.

Cartridge specification:

The Brother TN630 is a standard yield toner cartridge, which prints 1,200 pages per cartridge. The Brother TN660 is the high yield version of the TN630, which prints 2,600 pages and offers a better overall value if you print frequently. 

Both cartridge types are applicable to any printer listed in our list of compatible printers. The only difference between them is the amount of toner contained in each cartridge.

You should also be noted that both of them must be used together with the DR630 Drum Unit which doesn’t need to be replaced as frequently as the toner cartridge. The drum unit usually only needs to be replaced after about 3-5 toner cartridges have been replaced. 

TN630 Standard Yield Toner

Page Yield: 1,200 Pages

TN660 High Yield Toner

Page Yield: 2,600 Pages

DR630 Drum Unit

Page Yield: 12,000 Pages

When do we need to replace the toner cartridge?

If the printing color becomes faded, or when your printer tells you “Toner Low” or “Replace Toner”, it’s time to replace your toner cartridge. Users with average printing volume generally need to replace the toner cartridge every 3-4 months, and users with large printing volume may need to replace it more frequently.

How to save on Brother TN630/TN660 Toner Cartridges?

The price of original toner cartridges is generally very expensive, so that the price of buying several toner cartridges is often higher than that of buying a new printer. Is there any way to save the cost of toner cartridges?

If you want to save printing cost, please consider purchasing v4ink brand compatible TN660 Toner Cartridges. It is an excellent low-cost alternative to the original brother products. They can not only provide the same yield of printing as the original, but also provide high quality printing effect, and the cost is only 30% of the original’s.

How to replace/install v4ink compatible toner cartridge?

Is the v4ink compatible TN660 toner cartridge easy to install? The installation method of v4ink compatible TN660 toner cartridge is basically the same as that of the original one, and v4ink compatible toner cartridge can be used with the original drum unit.

Here is a step by step guide on how to replace/install v4ink TN660 Toner cartridge in your Brother printer:

Step 1 – Turn on your printer and open the front cover.

Step 2 – Take out the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly.

Step 3 – Push down the lock lever and take the used toner cartridge out of the drum.

Step 4 – Unpack the new toner cartridge. Gently shake it from side to side to distribute the toner.

Step 5 – Remove the protective cover.

Step 6 – Insert the new toner cartridge into the drum unit until locks into place.

Step 7 – Gently side the tab from right to left and left to right several times to clean the corona wire. Return the tab to the home position.

Step 8 – Install the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly into the printer.

How to reset v4ink compatible toner cartridge?

Sometimes, your printer may tell you the cartridge is empty or not recognized when you just finish install a brand new cartridge. You will need to reset TN660 toner cartridges manually. You can also follow the video step by step to reset your TN660 Toner cartridge:

We hope you found this guide helpful. If you have any questions about your toner cartridge or your drum, please contact us freely by email: support_team@v4ink.com.

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TN660 vs TN760, What is the difference?

Brother TN760 Toner Cartridge is new upgraded for Brother TN660 toner cartridge. Although they look very similar, they are suitable for different printer models. Let’s take a look at their differences and common questions about them.

What’s the biggest difference between TN760 and TN660?

At first glance, TN660 and TN760 are very similar in both name and shape. But they are completely different. How to distinguish them?

They work with different printers:

Compatible PrintersBrother TN660Brother TN760
Brother HL SeriesHL-L2300D
HL-L2315DW
HL-L2320D
HL-L2340DW
HL-L2360DW
HL-L2360DN
HL-L2365DW
HL-L2380DW
HL-L2350DW
HL-L2370DW
HL-L2370DW XL
HL-L2390DW
HL-L2395DW
Brother DCP SeriesDCP-L2500D
DCP-L2520DW
DCP-L2540DW
DCP-L2550DW
Brother MFC SeriesMFC-L2680W
MFC-L2685DW
MFC-L2700DW
MFC-L2700DN
MFC-L2705DW
MFC-L2707DW
MFC-L2720DW
MFC-L2740DW
MFC-L2710DW
MFC-L2730DW
MFC-L2750DW
MFC-L2750DW XL

TN630, TN660 and DR630 are compatible for same printer models.

TN630 is a standard yield toner cartridge, which can print 1,200 pages.

TN660 is a high yield toner cartridge, which can print 2,600 pages.

DR630 is a drum unit, which can print 12,000 pages.

The TN630/TN660 Toner cartridge needs to use together with DR630 Drum unit.

TN730, TN760 and DR730 are compatible for same printer models.

TN730 is a standard yield toner cartridge, which can print 1,200 pages.

TN760 is a high yield toner cartridge, which can print 3,000 pages.

DR730 is a drum unit, which can print 12,000 pages.

The TN730/TN760 Toner cartridge needs to use together with DR730 Drum unit.

TN760 and TN660 have both similarities and differences. The same thing is that they are both Brother cartridges, and both of them are drum and toner separation structure. The different are their compatible printer models and their page yield:

ModelsTN660 TonerTN760 Toner
ColorBlackBlack
Printer TypeLaser PrintersLaser Printers
Quantity1 Pack1 Pack
Yield TypeHigh YieldHigh Yield
Page Yield2,600 pages3,000 pages
OEM Price$54.96$74.25
Cost per Page2.11 Cents2.48 Cents

TN660 and TN760 with different page yield, price and even different cost per page. But you will found that compared with the the original toner cartridge, the TN660 and TN760 compatible toner are relatively cheaper. Are you looking for the best price alternative for your Brother cartridges? Why not choose compatible toner cartridges? It has the same printing effect and number of pages as the original, but the price is only 30% of the original.

Frequently asked questions about TN660 and TN760:

Question 1. Can I use TN660 toner cartridge instead of a TN760?

Answer: No, you can’t. The TN660 and the TN760 are the high yield toner cartridge compatible with different machines. Therefore, they can not be use in the same printer. There is a list of Brother printers on the toner box for which that cartridge can be used.

Before buying toner cartridges, you should first confirm your printer model. You can directly enter the machine model in the v4ink search box to find the appropriate toner cartridge model.

Question 2. TN660 and TN760, Which one is better?

Answer: In terms of price, TN660 is undoubtedly the most affordable black-and-white printer cartridge, and its suitable printer is also the most widely sold. Therefore, TN660 has always been No. 1 in the sales ranking of black-and-white printer cartridges. However, the times are changing and printers are constantly updated. The printers which work with TN660 are relatively old versions and have entered a recession. At present, there are not too many printer models on sale.

The printer models work with TN760 is an upgraded version of the TN660 printer models. They have more functions and can provide better print output. Therefore, in the long run, TN760 will gradually replace TN660 and become the best-selling product in the latest black-and-white printer cartridge. If you don’t pursue various functions very strongly, just want to have stable printing effect and pursue low price, the printers used TN660 are your best choice.

If you want your printer to be powerful and pursue a new model, choosing the one used TN760 may be more in line with your requirements.

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