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2011-10-15, 17:39 #1
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print failure with Brother HL5250DN
My mother still uses Win95 as some of her apps won't run on XP much less W7
Of course you can't buy a new printer that supports W95, so when her printer died I tried to set up a Brother HL5250DN that somebody gave me.
When I tried to print a test page standalone, it gave a "needs toner" message and refused to print, so I put in a new cartridge (which are not cheap) and now get a different error.
The manual decodes it as "need to replace drum or pages may streak" but instead of streaky pages I get none at all.
Most printers with a bad cartridge will just print poor quality but this won't print at all.
Hopefully somebody out there has years of experience with these and can tell me:
* Is the drum likely bad or is there just some hidden switch to reset?
* Will a new drum help or does the failure to print mean some more serious problem?