Brother Drum LightIf the “Drum” light of your Brother Laser printer is on, this usually means one of two things: Either the drum cartridge needs to be replaced (typically lasts about 20,000 pages), or you have just replaced your drum and the light stays on.

If the drum light stays on after you have replaced it, do the following (it varies slightly across different Brother printers).

For example, to reset the drum light on a Brother HL-5250 (which uses the Brother DR520) laser printer, you will need to open the access cover to access the toner cartridge and drum area, To reset the drum counter, press and hold down Go for about 4 seconds until all the LEDs light up. Once all four LEDs are lit, release Go. Once you have completed these steps you will want to make sure that light is no longer on.

Drum light issues on other Brother laser printer models can be solved similarly. However, some may require you to hold down the “GO” button before opening the access bay.

Hopefully this information was useful.

This is a common question: Does using a re-manufactured toner cartridge void my printer warranty?

Does Not Void Printer Warranty
Using re-manufactured or compatible laser toner cartridges does not void your printer’s warranty

The short answer is NO.

If any printer manufacturer informs you that the warranty on their printer is voided by the use of compatible laser toner cartridges, please feel free to inform them of the Magnuson-Moss Warranty Improvement Act.

Specifically, Title 15 Commerce and Trade Chapter 50 Consumer Product Warranties 15 Sections 2302 states:

“No warrantor of a consumer product may condition his written or implied warranty of such product on the consumer’s using, in connection with such product, any article or service (other than article or service provided without charge under the terms of the warranty) which is identified by brand, trade or corporate name; except that the prohibition of this subsection may be waived by the commission if: The warrantor satisfies the Commission that the warranted product will function properly only if the article or service so identified is used in connection with the warranted product, and the Commission finds that such a waiver is in the public interest.”

What does all this gibberish mean?

It simply means that the manufacturer of the printer you are using cannot void the warranty on your printer because you use a cartridge manufactured by someone other than the original printer manufacturer. This includes the use of compatible cartridges and re-manufactured among others. The manufacturer can and will always suggest you use only original cartridges because of bogus concerns of ruining the printer or print quality issues. The reality is that manufacturers are more concerned that you will stop buying their overpriced toner cartridges!

Our diverse line of laser toner products include both brand new compatible and re-manufactured toner cartridges with a great selection of various printer and copier supplies that are compatible with all major manufacturers. Our premium compatible and re-manufactured toner cartridges are manufactured and inspected in leading ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 certified facilities. We believe that the quality of toner cartridges meets or exceeds original equipment manufacturer (OEM) standards.

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Remanufactured Laser Printer Toner
Remanufactured Laser Printer Toner is environmentally friendly.

Using remanufactured laser printer cartridges is a great alternative to help reduce the impact of the millions of cartridges that are thrown away and end up in landfills each year. In North America alone, over 350 million cartridges each year are discarded in landfills. Most people don’t realize the impact this has on the environment.

Using a company that sells remanufactured toner cartridges provides an great alternative that is both earth-friendly and cost-effective.

Here are just a few quick facts about the environmental impact of laser toner cartridges:

  • It takes about one gallon of oil to make a new laser cartridge
  • Nearly eight cartridges are thrown away per second in the United States alone
  • About 70 percent of used printer cartridges are currently being thrown out
  • Over 75 percent of waste is recyclable, but we only recycle about 30 percent of it
  • A laser cartridge thrown into a landfill can take up to 450 years to decompose…some components take over 1,000 years
  • In one year, if the world’s discarded cartridges were stacked end-to-end, they would circle the earth over three times

What is remanufacturing?

Put simply, it is reconditioning and refilling toner cartridges so they can be used again. It does not mean you’re getting an inferior product. In fact, many parts of a toner cartridge have a long service life and some virtually last forever, either in a landfill or in your printer. By buying remanufactured printer cartridges we can help limit their environmental impact. The remanufacturing process checks for the integrity of the cartridge housing and electronic circuits, replaces the drum and finishes up by refilling it with exacting toner formulations. All remanufactured cartridges are thoroughly tested after assembly to ensure they meet or exceed OEM (original equipment manufacturer) standards.

Using remanufactured printer cartridges do not void the printer’s warranty.

Contrary to popular belief, using a remanufactured printer cartridge does not void the printer warranty.

The Magnuson-Moss Warranty Act of 1975 states: “No warrantor of a consumer product may condition his written or implied warranty of such product on the consumer’s using, in connection with such product, any article or service (other than article or service provided without charge under the terms of the warranty) which is identified by brand, trade, or corporate name.”

This means the original equipment manufacturer cannot, as a condition of the warranty, require the use of their printer cartridge.

Switching to remanufactured printer cartridges can result in a cost savings of up to 50 percent. This is because companies that primarily sell remanufactured toner cartridges are able to set their own prices as opposed to having to adhere to the prices established by companies such as HP, Epson and Dell. For those who print a lot and who are concerned about the environment, remanufactured toner cartridges help to preserve our natural resources while keeping unnecessary metals and plastics out of landfills.