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 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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Printer Toner and Ink Cartridge, All You Need to Know

toner vs ink

The choice of printer consumables is the focus of every printer user, because it is related to whether your printer can print normally. The most basic printer consumables are divided into ink cartridges and toner cartridges. If you don’t have any idea about them, this article can help you fully understand the difference between them. Let’s jump in!

Let’s start with difference!

The toner cartridge is filled with dry toner powder, which is usually suitable for laser printers. The laser printer are machines that melt toner powder onto paper to create a print.

The monochrome laser printer only prints with a black toner cartridge. The color laser printer uses four separate black, cyan, magenta, and yellow toner cartridges for printing. When one of the colors is used up, it can be replaced separately, but the four colors must be applied to the printer at the same time so the printer can operate normally.

Some toner cartridges include drum units and some do not. For example, HP toner cartridges include drum units but Brother TN660, TN760 toner cartridges do not, as their toner cartridge and drum unit being sold as separate parts. This is called drum and toner saperation structure >> Drum and Toner Separation vs Drum and Toner in-one, How should I choose?

Toner cartridges usually come in three types: : original, compatible and remanufactured. Know more between them >> How to choose toner cartridge between Original, Remaufactured and Compatible?

The ink cartridge filled with liquid ink which is squirt droplets of liquid ink onto paper to form an image.

Ink cartridge is usually suitable for inkjet printers. Inkjet printers typically require four color ink cartridges to print: black, cyan, magenta, and yellow.

Black ink cartridges are usually individually, but the color ink cartridges have two different structures. One is tri-color ink cartridge (e.g, HP 63XL), the other is individual color ink cartridge (e.g, HP 910XL). check out our blog article for more information on this topic >> Differences between tri-color ink cartridge and Individual color ink cartridges

There are also three types of ink cartridges: original, compatible and remanufactured. Know more between them >> Name Brand vs. Third-party Printer Ink Cartridges

Toner cartridge vs Ink cartridge, which is better?

Service Life

Generally speaking, the service life of the toner cartridge is longer than that of the ink cartridge. The shelf life of the toner cartridge is generally 24-36 months, and the life of toner cartridge will not be affected if it is not used for a long time.

The shelf life of ink cartridge is 18-24 months, but the ink cartridge must be used as soon as possible after opening. Once it is not used for a long time, the nozzle is easy to be dry out and clog.

Page Yield

The volume of the toner cartridge is much larger than that of ink, which means that it contains more powder and more printing pages can be provided.

Toner cartridges typically have page yields ranging from 2,000- 20,000 pages, and Ink cartridges typically have page yields of about 500 pages.


The initial cost of the toner cartridge is higher than that of the ink cartridge because they usually larger and can print more pages.

Toner cartridges are more cost-effective if you print in larger quantities.

However, if you do not print often, low output and low-cost ink cartridges will be more cost-effective.

In conclusion:

Toner CartridgeInk Cartridge
For Laser PrinterFor Inkjet Printer
Contains toner powderContains liquid ink
Higher page yieldLower page yield
Does not dry out or clogCan dry out or clog
Long Shelf LifeShort Shelf Life
Lower cost per pageHigher cost per page
Higher initial costLower initial cost

Toner and Ink Cartridge, which is right for me?

Best choice for small office and home office – Ink cartridge

Many homes, photographers and small home offices prefer inkjet printers, because inkjet printers can provide high-quality text, color images and photos. It is a good choice if you plan to print small batches regularly or need high-quality photos.

However, the cost of ink is relatively high, and if the ink is not used for a long time, the print head is easy to be blocked, and cleaning the print head requires a lot of ink, so if you want to save ink and make the ink last longer, you need to use the printer at least once a week.

Best choice for large printing demand – Toner cartridge

Consumers with large printing demand may want to use laser printers. These machines are most suitable for small and medium-sized enterprises and schools that print large amounts of text, thick documents and color prints.

However, photographers or people who need to print color images and photos may not be suitable for using toner cartridges, because the powdery nature of toner cartridges will make photos look dim. If you only need to print monochrome text, such as test papers in school, monochrome printers will save you a lot of money.


How do I know if my printer needs toner or ink cartridge?

You can check your printer manual. Generally speaking, you need toner for laser printer and ink cartridge for inkjet printer. 

You can also enter your printer model at to get the correct ink cartridge or toner cartridge model.

How often do I need to change the ink or toner cartridge?

The toner cartridge has more page yield, which means that the replacement frequency of the toner cartridge is less than that of the ink cartridge. If you use  a TN660 toner cartridge which provide 2,600 pages for daily printing, which can be used for about 3 months.

As mentioned above, if used improperly or not in time, the ink cartridges may expire, dry up and become clogged.This means that sometimes you will need to replace your ink cartridges even if it has not been used for 100%.

How to save printing costs on ink or toner cartridges?

Choosing a high-quality compatible alternative can save you a lot of money on ink and toner cartridges. V4ink provides you with high-quality printing effect and absolutely reasonable price. Choosing a compatible cartridge will significantly reduce your cost per page, for example, our v4ink brand compatible Brother TN660 toner cartridge offers the same page yield as the original cartridge for only 30% cost of the original.

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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:

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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
Brother DCP SeriesDCP-L2500D
Brother MFC SeriesMFC-L2680W

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
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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Brother TN660 Toner vs DR630 Drum, What’s the difference?

Some printers use a separate toner and drum unit, while others do not. Depending on what printer you own, you might have replaced your drum unit occasionally, or you may have never had to replace a drum unit. It is all contingent on the design of your printer. A drum unit can be incorporated with the toner cartridge or sold separately as a single unit, depending on the consumable requirements of your printer.

Laser printers and their consumables vary across printer models. Some printers only need you to replace the toner cartridge, and others require that you regularly replace both the toner cartridge and the drum unit. Most brother toner cartridges have a separate design, such as Brother tn660 toner cartridge and Brother dr630 drum unit.

What is Toner Cartridge?

Toner cartridges contain a finite amount of toner powder, so they can only print a limited amount of pages. You need to replace the toner cartridge when the toner is running short or print quality becomes poor because of toner deterioration. TN660 toner cartridge usually use together with DR630 drum unit.

What is Drum Unit?

Drum unit is just a shelf and did not contain toner powder, therefore, you need to add the toner cartridge into the drum unit before you use it.

The drum unit has longer service life than the toner cartridge. It usually only needs to be replaced after about 3-5 toner cartridges have been replaced. Some drum units can last a little longer. The laser printer puts the toner on the roller called “The photosensitive drum” inside the drum unit, and then prints letters and images by fixing toner to the paper by heat and pressure. 

What is Toner and Drum Combo Pack?

Before putting into the printer, you need to install the TN660 toner cartridge into the DR630 drum unit, them you can print normally.

It is worth noting that different toner cartridges matching unique drum unit. For example, the TN660 toner corresponds to DR630 drum and the TN760 toner corresponds to DR730 drum. They cannot be mixed, otherwise they will not be installed correctly.

V4ink provide you with TN660 toner cartridge and DR630 drum unit combo pack, which reduces the possibility of customers buying the wrong model.

What is the same between TN660 and DR630 drum unit?

They compatible for the same printer mode: DCP-L2520DW / DCP-L2540DW / DCP-L2500D / HL-L2360DN / HL-L2300D / HL-L2340DW / HL-L2360DW / HL-L2380DW / HL-L2320D / HL-L2315DW / HL-L2365DW / MFC-L2700DW / MFC-L2720DW / MFC-L2740DW / MFC-L2707DW / MFC-L2680W / MFC-L2685DW / MFC-L2700DN / MFC-L2705DW. And they need to be work with each other.

What is the difference between TN660 Toner Cartridge and DR630 Drum Unit?


The most difference of the TN660 and DR630 is their appearance. The drum unit looks like an empty shelf, because it does not contain toner powder, so its middle is hollow. Its main function is to support the toner cartridge. The toner cartridge is solid and looks smaller than the drum unit.

Page Yield

Let’s see their specifications:

Model NameTN660DR630
TypeToner CartridgeDrum Unit
Packing Quality1 pack1 pack
Page Yield2,600 pages12,000 pages
V4ink Price$15.39$25.29
Cost per Page0.59 cents0.21 cents
Shelf Life24-36 Months24-36 Months

The above comparison confirms what we mentioned earlier: the service life of DR630 drum unit is longer than the TN660 toner cartridge because the page yield of the DR630 is most 4 times more than the TN660. Since DR630 drum unit has longer service life and more printed pages, its price is also higher than that of the toner cartridge, but its cost per page is really low.

Replacement frequency

As we mentioned above, due to different page yield, the replacement frequency of TN660 toner cartridge and DR630 drum unit is also different.

When do you need to replace?

If the prints you are getting are faded, you will need to replace your toner cartridge. 

If you are getting blank spaces or streaks in your print, you will need to replace the drum unit.

In addition, you can also check the usage of toner cartridges and drum units by printing a self-test page. The printer will also prompt you to replace the toner cartridge or drum unit when it is exhausted.

With a separate toner cartridge and drum unit, the initial cost of the toner cartridge is cheaper and you can replace the toner cartridge at a cheaper price without paying the added price of the drum unit being included, which doesn’t need to be changed as frequently as the toner cartridges. 

Some toner cartridges do come with the drum unit combined as a single unit, like the HP CF283X toner cartridge. The drum unit is likely incorporated into the toner. Therefore, there is no need to replace the drum separately. With one toner and drum component, you don’t have the inconvenience of having to monitor and replace two separate parts.

More details, here is a video for

Frequently asked questions about TN660 and DR630:

01. Question: Can I use TN660 toner or DR630 drum separately?

Answer: No, TN660 toner cartridge and DR630 drum unit must be used together.

02. Question: I don’t know what should I buy?

Answer: When your printer tells you to “replace toner”, you need to replace the TN660 toner cartridge; When your printer tells you to “replace drum”, you need to replace the DR630 drum unit.

When purchasing consumables, general users will be used to directly search the printer model to obtain the desired results, but the products displayed by search engines are often products with high sales or purchased advertising, which may not fully match your needs. Therefore, before purchasing the product, you must clearly understand the consumables model matched with the printer you are using. In addition, when purchasing printer consumables online, you must focus on the title, product description and product parameters on the product page, which will help you buy the right product. If the above methods can not solve your problem, you can directly contact our service team:

03. Question: Can the v4ink toner / drum be used with the original products?

Answer: Yes. v4ink toner cartridges and drum units are specially designed to substitute for original products, which can be perfectly compatible with v4ink own brands and original brand products.

04. Question: Will the v4ink product damage my printer?

Answer: Absolutely not! All v4ink products are produced under strict execution, through strict quality inspection and professional ISO and CE certification to ensure that the products are perfectly compatible with the printer, and will never damage your printer under normal use.

05. Question: How to install Brother TN660 and DR630 into the printer?

Answer: Overview of V4INK TN660 toner cartridge, and also show you step by step guide on how to install TN660 toner cartridge into your printer:

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TN660 vs TN630, Which is the most economical?

As we all know, Brother TN660 is the high-yield version of Brother TN630 standard yield toner cartridge. What’s the difference between them and which one do you prefer? Let’s jump in!

Compatible Printer model

The compatible printer model of Brother TN630 standard yield and Brother TN660 high yield Toner Cartridge are the same. The following are the printer models they compatible to:


Page Yield

In terms of appearance, they are almost same, but actually the high yield TN660 contains more toner than TN630 toner cartridge. So their page yield are also different.

The page yield comparison of OEM Brother TN630 and TN660 Toner Cartridge:

Toner CartridgePage Yield
TN630 Standard Yield1200 pages
TN660 High Yield2600 pages

The page yield of TN660 High yield toner cartridge is 2 times more than the TN630 Standard yield toner cartridge. Therefore, the service life of TN660 is also longer than the TN630 toner cartridge. If you print more in the daily life, TN660 will be more affordable.

Cost per page

Cost per page (CPP) is determined by dividing the cost of that printer cartridge by the printer cartridge’s page yield. Through the cost per page, we can find out which product has better cost performance.

The cost per page comparison of OEM Brother TN630 and TN660 Toner Cartridge:

 TN630 Standard YieldTN660 High Yield
Page Yield1200 pages2600 pages
Cost per Page3.3 cents2.1 cents

It can be seen from the above data that the TN660 high yield toner cartridge not only has more page yield, but also has lower cost per page, which is more consist with the consumption habits of general printer users.

What’ s the best price alternatives of Brother TN630 and TN660?

The TN660 is better value for money than the TN630, however, a better alternative is compatible toner cartridge because it usually cost half as much as the Original Brother toner, but provide almost the same print quality.

V4ink Brother TN660 Compatible toner cartridge save you up to 70% than purchasing original Brother TN660 toner cartridge.

The cost per page comparison of OEM TN660 and v4ink TN660 compatible toner cartridge:

 OEM Brother TN660v4ink Brother TN660
Page Yield2600 pages2600 pages
Cost per Page2.1 cents0.6 cents

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Drum and Toner Separation vs Drum and Toner in-one, How should I choose?

Home-use laser printers mainly have two structures, one is drum and toner separation, the other is drum and toner in-one. What is the difference between them? How should we choose from them? Before we buy a laser printer, we can start with the printer cartridge to better understand what kind of printer we may need. Let’s jump in!

Drum and Toner in-one structure

The toner cartridge and drum unit in the printer are integrated and cannot be separated. Most of the consumables of Canon, HP and Samsung laser printers adopt the drum and toner in-one structure. Representative models: HP Q2612A and Canon 104, etc. Once the toner cartridge with this structure is exhausted, the whole toner cartridge shall be replaced. In fact, many of these parts still have a relatively long service life. For example, the drum core can generally support 3-5 times, and the charging roller and magnetic roller can support 5-10 times. Therefore, the drum and toner in-one structure is easy to cause waste. In order to save costs, many people refill the toner by themselves after the toner ran out, but toner refilling will have a great impact on the printing effect because of the quality of toner. As a professional toner cartridge sales enterprise, v4ink does not recommend that refilling the toner by yourself to solve the cost problem.

Drum and Toner Separation Structure

Drum and toner separation refers to the product is divided into independent drum unit and toner cartridge. Before installed into the printer, you must need to put the toner cartridge into the drum unit. The representative models are TN660 and DR630, TN760 and DR730.

As we all know, TN660 and DR630 must be used together, as well as TN760 and DR730. If only put the TN660 Toner Cartridge into the printer alone, the printer is not able to operate normally without DR630.

Why does this structure appear?

In fact, drum and toner separation structure is designed for the benefit of users and minimizing the cost of consumables.

Generally, the life of the drum unit is much longer than that of the toner cartridge. For example, the page yield of TN660 is 2600, while that of DR630 is 12000. That is, the average replacement of 4.5 toner cartridges requires a drum unit replacement. Therefore, a drum unit without damage can support multi toner cartridge successively.

The biggest advantage of drum and toner separation is that when the toner cartridge is exhausted, only the toner cartridge needs to be replaced, which makes full use of the service life of the drum unit, greatly reduces the printing cost and protects the environment.

Advantages and disadvantages of drum and toner separation and drum and toner in-one structure:

StructureDrum and toner in-oneDrum and toner separation
FeaturePhotosensitive drum, developing roller and toner box are integratedThe toner cartridge and the drum unit are two independent parts, one is the photosensitive drum, the other is the developing roller and the toner box
AdvantageCompact structure and high space utilizationThe toner cartridge and drum unit can be replaced separately to save cost
DisadvantageIf one of the parts is damaged, the whole toner cartridge needs to be replaced, and the cost is highThe service life of each component are not as good as the drum and toner in-one, and it needs to be replaced in time

How to select a suitable laser printer

After you have a preliminary understanding of the drum and toner in-one and drum and toner separation structure, you can choose the appropriate printer according to your own needs. At present, there are many kinds of laser printers on the market. The following main points must be understood before selecting a suitable laser printer:

1. When selecting a printer, you should first clarify its purpose

First of all, make it clear whether you use it at home or in the office. Print more files or pictures. Do you want a single printer or a multi-in-one printer that combines printing, copying and fax? The amount of printing used in the home may not be too large, while the amount of printing used in the office is generally very large. Small portable laser printers, such as brother MFC-L2710dw and MFC-L2700dw, can be considered for use in homes or small offices.

2. Focus on basic functions such as service cycle and printing speed

Printing speed, also known as PPM or pages per minute, may vary greatly between different laser printer models. Most budget friendly models will print at 25 to 50 pages per minute. Brother hl-l2300d is a monochrome laser printer that prints 27 pages per minute and 10000 pages per month. This machine provides low operating costs for home or office users who only need black printing. If you pursue more functions, the HP LaserJet Pro M15w compact laser printer can print up to 19 pages per minute. It is one of the fastest printers of its kind, with a monthly work cycle of 8000 pages. It is an ideal choice for families or students.

3. High comprehensive efficiency can save cost

In the calculation of printing cost, there is a formula, that is, the cost per page = Cartridge Price / Page Yield. In other words, the lower the cost of single page printing, the more cost-effective the printer is, that is, the more worth choosing. The main consumables of laser printer are drum unit and toner cartridge. Generally, the laser printer with drum and toner separation is more economical. In addition, you can save money by purchasing high-quality compatible toner cartridges. V4ink focuses on providing users with high-quality printer cartridges. Its cartridges and drums can be the same as the original products and can be perfectly compatible with your printer.It can save you 70% of the cost in long term using.

Finally, if you don’t know whether your laser printer uses drum and toner separation structure or not, please refer to the following drum and toner models (toner cartridge and drum unit must be use together). Constantly updated…

Toner ModelDrum ModelCompatible Printers
Brother TN660/TN630Brother DR630Printer DCP-L2500D/L2520DW/L2540DW;HL-L2300D/L2305W/L2315DW/L2320D/L2340DW/L2360DN/L2360DW/L2380DW/L2365DW; MFC-L2680W/L2685DW/L2700DN/L2700DW/L2705DW/L2707DW/L2720DW/L2740DW Series
Brother TN450/TN420Brother DR420Printer HL-2130/2132/2135W/2220/2230/2240/2240D/2240N/2250/2250DN/2270DW/2275DW/2280DW, MFC-7240/7360/7360N/7365DN/7460/7460DN/7460N/7860DW; DCP-7055/7055W/7060/7060D/7065DN/7057/7070DW;IntelliFax-2840/2940 Series
Brother TN760/TN730Brother DR730Printer HL-L2350DW,HL-L2390DW,HL-L2395DW,HL-L2370DW,DCP-L2550DW,MFC-L2710DW,MFC-L2730DW,MFC-L2750DW,HL-L2370DWXL,MFC-L2750DWXL Series
Brother TN360/TN330Brother DR360Printer DCP-7030, DCP-7040,DCP-7045, HL-2140, HL-2170W, MFC-7340, MFC-7345N, MFC-7440N, MFC-7840W,HL-2120,HL-2150,MFC-7320,MFC-7445,MFC-7450
Brother TN580Brother DR520Printer DCP-8060, DCP-8065DN, HL-5240, HL-5250DN, HL-5250DNT, HL-5280DW, MFC-8460N, MFC-8660DN, MFC-8670DN, MFC-8860DN, MFC-8870DW;DCP-8080DN, DCP-8085DN, HL-5340D, HL-5350DN, HL-5370DW, HL-5370DWT, MFC-8480DN, MFC-8680DN, MFC-8690DW, MFC-8890DW Series
Brother TN750/TN720Brother DR720Printer DCP-8110DN, DCP-8150DN, DCP-8155DN, HL-5440D, HL-5450DN, HL-5470DW, HL-5470DWT, HL-6180DW, HL-6180DWT, MFC-8510DN, MFC-8710DW, MFC-8810DW, MFC-8910DW, MFC-8950DW, MFC-8950DWT Series
Brother TN850/TN820Brother DR820LaserJet DCP-L5500DN/L5600DN/L5650DN, HL-L5000D/L5100DN/L5200DW/L5200DWT/L6200DW/L6200DWT/L6250DW/L6300DW/L6400DW/L6400DWT,MFC-L5700DW/L5800DW/L5850DW/L5900DW/L6700DW/L6750DW/L6800DW/L6900DW Series
HP CF230A/XHP CF232APrinter Laserjet Pro M203d/M203dn/M203dw/MFP M227fdn/M227fdw/M227sdn;imageCLASS LBP160/LBP161dn/LBP162dw,MF260/MF264dw/MF267dw/MF269dw Series
HP CF217AHP CF219APrinter Laserjet Pro M102a/M102w;MFP M130a/M130nw/M130fn/M130fw Series

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Three steps to solve the problem that the printer can’t recognize TN660

In the process of v4ink customer service staff handling customer complaints, the most common problems encountered are that the new TN660 toner cartridge cannot be recognized by the printer, the printer displays no toner cartridge or the printer displays the number of printed pages as 0, etc.

Why do these problems arise?

In fact, these problems are similar, because Brother toner cartridges has counting characteristics, if the new toner cartridge is not reset or reset is not complete, after putting it into the printer, the printer will judge the new toner cartridge as an old toner cartridge, and issue an error prompt.

v4ink TN660 compatible toner cartridges have been reset by default before delivery. However, some deflection of reset gear may occur due to collision during transportation or improper operation of individual users, which may lead to misreading of the printer.

Today, v4ink would like to teaches you a method. After you buy v4ink products, once you don’t recognize the machine, you can try it:

Step 1. To see if the reset gear of the toner cartridge like the follow picture:

Step 2. Then turn the reset gear approximately 90 degrees.

Step 3. Now, the toner cartridge have been reset successfully. And you can try again to put the TN660 toner cartridge into your printer to see if it can work properly.

This method is recognized in the industry and is safe for toner cartridges. Please feel free to try it. In addition, this method is only effective for TN450 and TN660 toner cartridges. Please do not try this method on other toner cartridges.

If it still can not work, please feel free to contact