What the cartridges should look like
Problems you might encounter
Problem: Wrong Size
Cartridge doesn't fit in the printer
- If you take a look inside a printer that uses the compatible Samsung MLT-D1052L cartridge, you'll notice four silver dots, which are actually ball bearings with springs behind them.
- Apparently, the springs behind them are very poor and tend to stick or even break.
- However, you can still fit the cartridge.
- Because there's no give in the ball bearings it feels like the cartridge is not fitting.
- As long as you push the cartridge in firmly enough then it will go in, the springs may be a bit temperamental but the cartridge does fit when pushed in correctly.
- It has further been discovered that the screw / stud in some cartridges is protruding about 1/2mm more than normal.
- This has moved by vibration.
- By using a pen you should be able to push the screw back in the cartridge so it will fit perfectly into the printer as illustrated in the following photos.
Problem: Faded Output
Printouts are coming out faded.
- If the print quality is poor, remove the toner cartridge from the printer and gently rock the cartridge from side to side.
- This movement helps distribute to the toner evenly within the cartridge.
- After rocking the cartridge 5-6 times, re-insert the cartridge into the printer and print a test page.
Problem: Marks on Page
Printouts has marks on page.
- If the printouts have marks on the page in a repeating pattern, remove the cartridge from the printer.
- Using a lint free cloth gently clean the drum surface taking care not to touch the surface with fingers.
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