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Also, there's a simple trick for extending the life of your Brother printer toner carts. There's a small sensor hole on both sides of the cart that the printer uses to measure your remaining toner. Even though the cart still has toner enough for hundreds of pages, the printer will prematurely report "Low Toner".
The workaround is to put a piece of tape over that hole.
My HL-2170W stopped printing because it sensed a low toner state. I had forgotten to cover that hole. Once I did, it worked like a champ. It's been 6 months, and only now are my printouts starting to show signs of fading or splotches.
You can tape one or both holes - doesn't matter. There's also a hole on the drum unit that aligns with the toner hole. You can tape that if you prefer. Just be sure that whichever hope you opt to tape up, that you use something opaque.
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