Brother TN450 toner cartridge is widely compatible with Brother famous laser printers: DHL series, HL series, MFC series. Read this guide and you will learn how to install the TN450 cartridge in your Brother printer and get TN450 information.
Brother TN450/TN420 Toner Cartridges at a Glance
Brother TN-450 and Brother TN-420 have the size, so they are interchangeable and fit the same Brother printer models. But TN420 cartridge contains less toner than TN450 cartridge, which is the high-capacity version of Brother TN420. It can print 2600 pages, while the standard-capacity version only can print up to 1200 pages based on 5% coverage of A4 letter. If you need to print frequently, we recommend purchasing TN-450 high-yield toner cartridge, which is more cost-effective.
It is worth mentioning that TN420 or TN450 has to be inserted into the slot of DR420 drum unit before being installed into the printer, which means TN-420 standard-yield cartridge and TN-450 high-yield cartridge must to work together with DR-420 drum unit. And the drum can print 12000 pages and lasts longer than the cartridge.
How often should TN450 cartridge be replaced?
Generally speaking, it depends on the amount of the toner and your print volume. Users typically replace the TN-450 high-yield toner cartridge every 3-4 months, but users who print heavily need more frequent replacements.
And printer will let you know when the cartridge or the drum unit needs to be replaced. If the printer prompts “replace toner” message, the TN450 toner cartridge is time to be replaced. And when the printer prompts “drum replace”, the DR420 drum unit needs to be replaced.
How to replace TN450 toner cartridge?
You can install the cartridge into the following suitable printer models:
DCP-7060, DCP-7060D, DCP-7065DN, DCP-7070DW, DCP-7055, DCP-7057, DCP-7055W
HL-2130, HL-2132, HL-2220, HL-2230, HL-2240, HL-2240D, HL-2242D, HL-2250, HL-2250DN, HL-2270DW, HL-2280DW, HL-2275DW, HL-2135W, HL-2240N
MFC-7360, MFC-7360N, MFC-7460, MFC-7460DN, MFC-7860DW, MFC-7240, MFC-7365DN, MFC-7460N
FAX-2840, FAX-2940: IntelliFax 2840, IntelliFax 2940
It only takes three steps to put the cartridge into the printer, and this installation guide can apply to TN420 cartridge and DR420 drum unit.
Step 1: Gently shake the TN450/TN420 5-6 times, and remove the plastic protective housing.
Step 2: Put the cartridge into the correct slot of DR420 drum unit.
Step 3: Slide the tap on the top of drum unit 3-5 times to clear the corona wire.
How to reset TN450 toner cartridge?
If you are looking for a cost-effective alternative to the expensive original TN-450 toner cartridge, we recommend v4ink compatible TN450 high yield toner cartridge. It costs 78% less than the original cartridge with the same page capacity and is proven to deliver the same high-quality prints you need.
When the printer asks you to “Replace Toner” after installing the new TN450 cartridge, you can reset the cartridge by following the simple steps in the video.