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Bought 2 & Both Worked Perfectly
on February 7, 2012
Both toner cartridges worked fine. At this price, I can get 4 or 5 cartridges for the price I would pay for one Brother toner cartridge.
If you purchase a "compatible" toner cartridge, what you are actually getting is a refilled toner cartridge. If you ever have issues with your printer telling you to "Replace Toner Cartridge" with one of these cartridges, see my note below for help.
Do not make your printer accept a refilled or "compatible" toner cartridge by a process of turning the printer off and on and holding and/or pushing buttons. This puts your printer in "continuous" mode. What this does is makes the printer ignore the fact that the toner is telling it that it needs replaced. This is dangerous because the reclaimed toner in the cartridge will be used, which can drastically decrease the life of you printer drum. Sure, the drum is replaceable, but why ruin it?
Instead of harming your printer drum, you can reset the flag gear on the toner cartridge. On one end of the cartridge, there is a gear showing that you can not turn by hand. The gear has a little tab on it that the printer uses to determine if the toner cartridge is able to be used. You need to take the screws off the gear cover, pull off the gear cover, pull off the flag gear, turn the flag gear 180 degrees, replace the flag gear, replace the gear cover, and replace the screws. It only takes about a minute. The company that refilled the toner cartridge should have done this for you! But you can do it if you don't want to bother with returning the item. If you have doubts as to how to do this, get on YouTube and find a video that shows you how to perform the task.