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    Default Brother HL-1430 Fault (Print Quality)

    Hi. After 5 years and two genuine toner cartridges, this printer prints OK, but leaves toner evenly all over the page. Print is still readable, but page looks grey (to the extent that my son was tackled by his tutor for submitting a 'photocopied' assignment (but it was the original)). Manual, online help checked to no avail. Printer cleaned. Just tossing up whether to persevere (particularly if there's a simple remedy), or purchase a replacement. Any remedial advice will be helpful. Cheers.

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    Default Re: Brother HL-1430 Fault (Print Quality)

    I would buy a new printer... that model is pretty old. It would probably cost you more to get it cleaned properly than it would to buy a new one.

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    Default Re: Brother HL-1430 Fault (Print Quality)

    Have you replaced the drum at all before?
    You could try pull the toner/drum unit out and cleaning the corona wire:
    http://welcome.solutions.brother.com...1450_all&Cat=7

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    Default Re: Brother HL-1430 Fault (Print Quality)

    Is this the problem -- If so, and the Toner is OK, then the drum may be at its end of life.

    You would be better off buying a new printer as previously mentioned above.

    I had a similar problem years ago with a Brother 1230, in the end the price of a new drum unit was more expensive than a whole new printer.
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    Default Re: Brother HL-1430 Fault (Print Quality)

    Hi, CYaBro, Wainuitech, and ChiefNZ. I thought as much. I's already cleaned the corona wire. Yes, Wainuitech's link does show the problem. According to the specs the drum should be good for a while yet, but they are more expensive than a new printer! In this day and age, 5 years aint bad, I guess. Thanks.

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    Default Re: Brother HL-1430 Fault (Print Quality)

    Check out your local Hardly Normal. I bought a new 1430 drum there recently for $25.. Usually when I've had this problem it's been the toner cart, but a new printer may be a better option before you spend too much money..
    Last edited by paulw; 24-07-2010 at 01:42 PM.
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