Brother TN760 vs DR730, what is the difference?

Difference between Brother TN760 and DR730

Many guests will encounter various troubles when purchasing consumables for their printers, especially when you are a user of a printer with drum and toner separation structure, you will often encounter the situation of buying wrong products, such as wanting a toner cartridge but buying a drum unit.

Let’s learn some basic knowledge first:

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. TN730 / TN760 toner cartridge usually use together with DR730 Drum Unit

The following video shows you what is TN760 toner cartridge

What is drum unit?

Drum unit is just a shelf and does 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 it into the printer, you need to install the TN760 toner cartridge into the DR730 drum unit, then you can print normally.

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

V4ink provides you with TN760 toner cartridge and DR730 drum unit combo pack, which reduces the possibility of customers buying the wrong model.

What is the difference between TN730, TN760 and DR730?

Brother TN730, TN760 and DR730, their names are very similar. How should we distinguish them? What’s the difference between them? How can you avoid buying the wrong item? You can find their differences from the following aspects:

Appearance

The most difference of the TN730/TN760 and DR730 is their appearance. The DR730 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. TN730 and TN760 toner cartridges are looks like, their only difference is the toner powder they contain.

Page Yield

Let’s see their specifications:

Model NameTN730TN760DR730
TypeToner CartridgeToner CartridgeDrum Unit
ColorBlackBlackBlack
Packing Quality1 Pack1 Pack1 Pack
Page Yield1,2003,00012,000
Original Price42.9976.99101.49
Cost per page3.58 Cents2.57 Cents0.85 Cents
Shelf Life24-36 Months24-36 Months24-36 Months

You will easily find that the page yield of the DR730 drum unit is almost 4 times of the TN760 and 10 times of the TN730, which means the DR730 drum unit has longer service life and more printed pages, which usually need to be replaced after use together with several toner cartridges.

As the difference of the page yield, their price and cost per page are also different. If you print more, TN760 Toner Cartridge will be more affordable.

The Signal to be replaced

When the toner cartridge and drum unit need to be replaced, the printer will give different prompts. Purchase the corresponding products according to the prompts, will not make mistake. 

When do the TN730/TN60/DR730 need to replace?

If the printer prompts “toner low”, “replace toner” or the prints you are getting are faded, you will need to replace the TN730 / TN760 toner cartridge.

If the printer prompts “replace drum”, “drum end soon” or the prints you are getting blank spaces or streaks, you will need to replace the DR730 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.

How to install TN760 Toner Cartridge into DR730 Drum Unit

The following video shows you how to install TN760 Toner Cartridge into DR730 Drum Unit. It’s easy and you can install by yourself step by step.

I hope this article can help you better understand TN730 / TN760 / DR730. If you have any questions about this model, please contact us by email: support_team@v4ink.com Or join our FB group: v4ink Brother TN760 Toner Cartridge Group to discuss and solve problems with us.

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What is the difference between Brother DCP / MFC / HL printer series?

Choosing a suitable printer is not an easy task, especially when you facing many different brands and series.

DCP, MFC and HL are the three most common series of Brother Laser printers. If you are preparing to buy a Brother series printers, you must not miss this entry-level guide! It will help you choose the right printer. Let’s jump in!


Similarities and differences

 HL SeriesDCP SeriesMFC Series
Printer typePrinting onlyAll-in-OneAll-in-One
FunctionsPrintPrint / Copy / ScanPrint / Copy / Scan / Fax
SizeSmall to largeMedium to largeMedium to large
Print technologyInkjet / Laser / LEDInkjet / LaserInkjet / Laser
Usage locationHomeHome / OfficeOffice
Automatic printer functionsYesYesYes

How to select the appropriate printer series?

The best home and home use printer – HL Series

HL series is especially suitable for home and home offices, because HL printers are generally compact, small and do not occupy space. Generally, there are two types: black-and-white and color. It can only print without other functions, but it is affordable.

[Recommondation] The Brother HL-L2350DW monochrome laser printer only $179 which delivers class-leading print speeds up to 32ppm along with wireless networking. Flexible paper handling choices include an up to 250-sheet capacity paper tray and manual feed slot, which is perfect for small or home offices.

[Conclusion] If you have a limited budget, mainly print materials and don’t pay much attention to other functions, HL series printer will be your first choice.

The first choice for intensive printing – DCP Series

Do you need a printer for intensive use? In that case, the DCP series is suitable for you. DCP series is all-in-one, which with printing, scanning and copying in one. The printing speed of DCP series printer is faster, usually 36-42ppm. It is suitable for ordinary families and offices. It takes less time and prints more, which can save you more time and money.

[Recommondation] Brother DCP-L2550DW is ideal for busy families or small offices looking for fast and reliable multifunction copiers. As a reliable alternative to the DCP-L2540dw, this improved new multi-purpose copier includes a 50 page automatic document feeder that can copy and scan multiple pages at a printing speed of up to 36ppm to improve efficiency. The printer and copier have a reliable Wi-Fi connection, allowing printing from wireless devices such as desktops, smartphones, laptops and tablets.

[Conclusion] The functions of DCP and MFC are roughly the same. The difference is the lack of fax function. If you don’t need fax function, DCP will be more cost-effective.

The most versatile printer for office – MFC Series

If you are looking for a printer with the most comprehensive functions, it must meet your needs. MFC means Multi-Function Center, which integrate fax, printer, scanner, copier in one. MFC series printers have the most comprehensive printer functions.

[Recommondation] If you’re looking for an affordable multi-function printer, it will be difficult to find a better choice than MFC-L2710DW. This printer is affordable, with clear printing images. The TN760 high yield toner cartridge can print 3000 pages. It is very suitable for office. The printing speed is up to 32ppm, and has ink saving mode and double-sided printing, which can save you the cost of replacing ink cartridges and paper.

[Conclusion] If you mainly print text, laser printer is your most economical printing choice. If you need to print strictly in black and are looking for a value for money multi-function printer, you can not miss the MFC series.


Do different series of printers work with different toner cartridge models?

Although printer models may be different, they may work with the same cartridge.

For example, DCP-L2550DW, MFC-L2710DW and HL-L2350DW all use Brother TN730 standard yield or TN760 high yield toner cartridge and work with DR730 drum unit.

The corresponding toner cartridge model which work with the type of the printer is decided by the original equipment manufacturer. The same series of toner cartridge can be used for different models of this series of printers, but not necessarily. The specific toner cartridge used by the printer shall be subject to the manual attached to the printer.

If you are looking for a best price alternative for original toner cartridge, V4ink compatible toner cartridges will be your best try. They can provide the same printing effect and printing page as the original product does, only cost a small part of the original product.

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Best Home and Home office Printers of 2022

You should never underestimate the value of a good printer. With the advent of COVID-19, we can only work at home. Printers become indispensable helpers for us. A good printer can save you a lot of time and money. Therefore, you should never underestimate the value of a good home printers.

Although everyone should have a printer, it is not easy to buy a printer. The printers of various brands and functions on the market dazzle you. Before buying a printer, you should first clarify how often you print and what you need to print, which will determine what type of printer you buy.


Inkjet or Laser?

Both are very suitable for home use.

Inkjet printer is suitable for families that have high requirements for printing effect. It is usually suitable for families that mainly print photos and color charts. Inkjet printer is also suitable for less printing requirement, because the printing amount of ink cartridge is generally less. The only disadvantage is that the price of the inkjet printer and ink cartridge is relatively expensive. If the inkjet printer is not used for a long time, the nozzle is easy to be blocked.

Laser printer is more suitable for large printing volume and print regular text(e.g, text paper). Monochrome laser printer has good printing effect and low initial investment cost. Choosing a high-yield toner cartridge can also save you more money. In the long run, laser printers are the most durable and more economical.

You can get more details for: Advantages and disadvantages of laser printers and inkjet printers


Another factor to consider is the cost of ink/toner and make sure you have enough ink/toner to print everything you need (nothing is more frustrating than having a printer but no ink in the ink box). Inkjet printers use liquid ink for printing, while laser printers use toner cartridges containing powder. So even if you get a good printer deal, be sure to do some research on the printer consumables.

How to save more on printer consumables?

The price of original consumables is very expensive, and some consumables are even more expensive than printers. How to save costs on printer consumables?

Generally, the cost of compatible consumables is only a small part of the original brand cartridge, which can print the same number of pages and provide similar print quality. For example, order an original Brother TN760 toner cartridge need $72, but in v4ink, order four v4ink branded compatible TN760 toner cartridges only $59.95, with an average of $14.98 per cartridge. Using compatible cartridges will save you up to 80%.


There are many inkjet printers and laser printers suitable for home and home office. Let’s preview them first:

  • Best budget home use printer – HP DeskJet 3755
  • Best home use photo printer – Pixma iP8720
  • Best home use monochrome laser printer – Brother MFC-L2750DW
  • Best home use color laser printer – Canon Color imageClass LBP622Cdw

Best budget home use printer – HP DeskJet 3755

If you are looking for a cost-effective printer, the HP DeskJet 3755 deserves it. It only costs $73.90 with powerful functions.

This compact printer is small and wireless. It is designed to adapt to your space and life. Only 6 by 7 by 5.5 inches — about the size of a large loaf of bread, which is light and doesn’t take up space. It has the functions of copying, scanning, wireless printing, airprint and so on, which is enough for home and home office needs.

The printer uses HP 65 or HP 65XL black and tri-color ink cartridges, providing standard and high print volume cartridge sizes. The high yield option has better overall value, providing more print at a lower cost per page.

To further reduce printing costs, consider purchasing an v4ink InkSacs ink cartridge replacement for HP 65XL ink cartridges, an innovative products from v4ink that can help you save more! Each InkSacs consist of 3 HP 65XL replacement ink cartridge and a reusable OEM print head, which can print up to 1,440 pages in total. And the reusable print head can be used with the new ink cartridge up to 3 times, which is more eco-friendly and save you more money.


Best home use photo printer – Pixma iP8720

If you are looking for a photo with bright colors, natural tones, high contrast and excellent details, Canon PIXMA ip8720 is a good choice.

This high performance 6-color ink system includes gray ink for amazing detail in your black & white and color photos. A pigment-based black ink produces exceptionally crisp text. Built-In Wireless, you can print wirelessly from any Wi-Fi enabled computer around the house.

Pixma iP8720 work with Canon PGI250XL ink cartridges. V4ink provide compatible Cannon PGI250XL 6 Pieces combo pack at only $20.99, which including 1 black, 1 cyan, 1 magenta, 1 yellow, 1 gray and 1 photo black. All items are auto-produced strictly under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 STMC standard, with over 1.40 black uniform density, firm fixation, sharp printout, which are totally comparable to the originals.


Best home use monochrome laser printer – Brother MFC-L2750DW

Brother MFC-L2750dw is the latest compact All-in-One laser printer launched by Brother.  As the reliable alternative for MFC-L2740dw, Brother MFC-L2750dw has advanced printing speed of 36 ppm and helps save time with single-pass duplex (2-sided) copying and scanning via an up to 50-sheet automatic document feeder along with multi-page copying, scanning, and faxing functions, which can meet the regular printing needs of the home use.

Brother sells toner cartridges with two different capacities for the machine. The standard yield TN730 black toner cartridge prints 1200 pages at $43.99, while the high yield TN760 black toner cartridge prints 3000 pages at $78.99. The printer owner also needs to replace the DR730 drum unit from time to time, usually after using 3-4 toner cartridges. The DR730 drum unit of this machine can print about 12000 pages for $101.99.

V4ink provides you with best price alternatives to these products. V4ink Brother compatible TN760 toner cartridge 4 pack only $59.95, with an average cost of $14.98 per piece and DR730 drum unit is only $28.95 per piece.


Best home use color laser printer – Canon Color imageClass LBP622Cdw

If you need to produce a large number of professional documents – market research reports, business proposals or brochures – Canon color imageCLASS lbp622cdw will be your best choice. This machine can provide almost professional quality, but the price is cheaper than you think (only $295.00), which make it become a great choice for home or home office.

With a professional ultra-high printing speed of 40ppm, you can save more time for a large number of printing.

The Canon Color imageClass LBP622Cdw printer uses standard yield 054 and high yield 054H toner cartridges. Canon also provides 4 color combo pack option for Canon Color imageClass LBP622Cdw printer, but the price is so expensive ($299.00 from Amazon), which is more expensive than buying a new printer.

V4ink brand compatible toner cartridges are great way lower your printing costs, offering the same page yield and printing effect as the original Canon brand for just $143.99 for a 4 color combo pack.

V4ink also provides you with free trial. Click here to get more detail!

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Common solutions for paper jam in Brother printer

We will always encounter various problems when printing in our daily life. Paper jam is almost one of the most common problems. Fixing a paper jam can be troublesome, but losing your cool and violently yanking on the jammed printer paper have nothing benefit to your printer. Instead, try to calm down and read this article, which may help you.


Paper is Jammed in the Paper Tray

If the machine’s control panel or status monitor shows there is a paper jam in the paper tray, the following steps may help you solve the problem.

Step 1 – Pull the paper tray completely out of the machine.

Step 2 – Pull out the jammed paper slowly.

Pull down the jammed paper with both hands will be more easily to remove the paper.

Step 3 – Make sure that the paper is below the maximum paper mark.

Step 4 – Slide the paper guide to fit the paper size.

Step 5 – Put the paper tray back into the machine.


Paper is Jammed at the Back of the Machine

If the machine’s control panel or status monitor shows there is a paper jam at the back of the machine, please follow the steps below.

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

Step 2 – Open the back cover of the machine.

Step 3 – Pull the blue tabs on the left and right towards yourself to release the condenser cover.

Step 4 – Gently pull the jammed paper out of the fusing unit with both hands.

Step 5 – Close the fuser cover. Make sure the blue tabs on the left and right are locked in place.

Step 6 – Close the back cover until it locks in the closed position.


Paper is Jammed inside the Machine

If the machine’s control panel or status monitor shows there is a paper jam inside the machine, do the following step by step.

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

Step 2 – Open the back cover of the machine.

Step 3 – Remove the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly.

Step 4 – Pull out the jammed paper slowly from the machine.

Step 5 – Reinstall the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly back into the machine.

Step 6 – Close the front cover of the machine.


Paper is Jammed in the 2-sided Tray

If the machine’s control panel or status monitor shows there is a paper jam in the 2-sided tray, the following steps may help.

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

Step 2 – Pull out the paper tray completely from the machine.

Step 3 – At the back of the machine, pull out the 2-side tray from the machine.

Step 4 – Pull the jammed paper out of the machine or the 2-side tray.

Step 5 – Remove the paper that may jammed under the machine due to static electricity.

Step 6 – If the paper jam not cause inside the 2-side tray, please open the back cover.

Step 7 – Gently pull the jammed paper out of the back of the machine with both hands.

Step 8 – Close the back cover until it locks in the closed position.

Step 9 – Put the 2-side tray firmly to back of the machine.

Step 10 – Put the paper tray back into the front of the machine.


Other possible causes of paper jam and troubleshooting

If the solution above can not solve your problem, please check whether the paper jam cause by the following reasons?

Low quality and improper storage of the toner cartridges

Low quality and improper storage of the toner cartridge may cause paper jam. For example, too much toner can be released onto the paper, or the toner can clump together in the cartridge.

Therefore, you should choose the original toner cartridge or high-quality compatible toner cartridge as far as possible, such as v4ink toner cartridge, all items are auto produced strictly under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 STMC standard, with over 1.40 black uniform density, firm fixation, sharp printout, which are totally comparable to the originals. Their popular models, such as Brother TN660 and TN760, are loved by many users, with monthly sales of more than 1000 sets. You can also get free trial from v4ink, click here to get free trial.

There is too much paper in the paper tray

You may have put too much paper in the paper tray. It should not be too full because it often leads to blockage. You should take out some some paper from the paper tray and try printing again.

The wrong paper being used

Different printers have different requirements for paper. Paper which are too thick or too thin will cause paper jam.

You should check the printer instructions to make sure the correct size and thickness of paper is used. Also, make sure the paper fits in the paper tray and is inserted correctly. Paper that is incorrectly sized or positioned may get stuck in the printer.

The paper pick-up roller in the printer is dirty

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

Step 1 – Turn off the power switch and unplug the printer.

Step 2 – Remove the power cord and interface cable from the printer.

Step 3 – Pull out the paper tray from the machine.

Step 4 – Wet a soft cloth with warm water and wipe the separator pad (1) in the paper tray with it.

Step 5 – Wipe the two paper pick-up rollers (1) inside the printer.

Step 6 – Put the paper tray back into the machine.

Step 7 – Connect the power cord and interface cable to the printer.

Step 8 – Plug in the power cord and turn on the power switch of the printer.

There Is a Software Issue

If you have checked the printer carefully, but still can’t see any paper stuck in it.

It may because of the software error. The LCD always displays an error message but actually there is no paper jam. For this situation, restart the machine to see if the message keeps popping up.

There Is a Hardware Issue

Sometimes, you may not be able to solve the hardware problems by yourself. If your Brother printer is still under warranty, you can contact a professional to repair it. Usually, parts may need to be replaced.

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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 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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The Differentiation between TN760 Toner Cartridges and DR730 Drum Units

New released dr730 by Brother is so powerful to be compatible with three kinds of brother toners: tn760, tn730 and tn770. But in daily life, most people will take it for granted that they are the same things. In fact, they are different. Such these differentiations make them have a clear division of the labors and duties, and work together to form the essential parts of the laser printer.

TN760 toner cartridges vs DR730 drum unit

1、What’s the biggest difference between tn760 and dr730?

Scientifically speaking, tn760 is a container of carbon powder that is the composition of printed materials. Without toner, the printed material is still blank and there is nothing in it. And dr730 is the house shell for tn760, which is a power device that transfers the printed information such as images to the paper. Without the drum unit, the carbon powder can’t be formed the printed shapes as you expect on printed materials. On the one hand they are independent of each other, so if either of them breaks down or is used up, you just need to change the bad individual part; on the other hand, they are both indispensable for printers for they work together to finish the printing work. Therefore, if one of them is missing, the entire print process cannot be completed.

2、Different page yields determine how often they should be replaced

In contrast, tn760 has been replaced more often than dr730, because it has fewer pages yields and is easier to be used up. A standard tn760 can print up 3000 and high-volume dr730 can full print 12000 pages in daily use. So, if you are a user who needs high-volume printing, you will obviously feel the dr730 has a much longer life than the tn770, and the dr730 is more durable than tn760. Because of the longer service and larger print capacity, the selling price of dr730 is often more expensive than the later. Of course, the lifespan of tn760 is limited. When you replace three or four carbon powders, it turns out that tn760 should be replaced.

3、Different approaches depend on different areas of responsibility

Because of their respective roles, their respective fields are different. For example, if you find that the color of the printed material has faded, that means your tn760 carbon powder will run out, and you just need to replace a new toner. As we said previously, we don’t need to replace dr760. However, if you find that there are some black lines or irregular white stripes in your printed material, you should check your dr730. If the situation gets serious, you should replace a new one immediately rather than change a new toner.

Unlike HP brand integrated printing consumables, the designs of brother and drum is separately, which can greatly reduce the later printing costs and provide great conveniences when replacement. If you are fond of this separate structure of brother printing consumables, think about tn760 and dr730, the new version with chip for the best printouts. Although tn760 and dr730 belong to different individuals, in some places they are similar: they both are vulnerable so that we should need to maintenance them in daily use and prevent them from the harm from the outsides, at the same time, make full use of them.