My printer is a couple of years old, and has been great. I refilled the cartridge with toner from U Refill Toner Ltd several months ago - no problem, back to great B&W prints. However recently prints began to go grey, so assuming toner was low I got another refill toner bottle. This time printing remains grey. Although it is admittedly a cheap printer it has been as I said great. Do I need to buy a new cartridge, or throw it away and go shopping. Any suggestions?
Try this,remove cartridge and give it a good shake,if theres no improvement,then its a new\recon. cart. or do a search on Google and find a power-seller,you should get a new laser for £50ish,but make sure a cartridge is included
Sound like the print drum in the cartridge has worn out, you can either get a new cartridge, or if you feel up to fitting it get a replacement drum. Requires dissection of cartridge and tends to be a touch messy.
A bit of quick research suggests that a typical refurbished cartridge will cost around £40, although there are a few offers on ebay at around £25 (are these ok?), and then there is the option of a replacement drum for £12.99. I don't mind fitting a new drum, but a new cartridge for around £25 seems less trouble. Then again a brand new printer is only around £50. Tough decision if you don't feel comfortable throwing things away when they can be fixed. Any recommendations for a cheap but good quality refurb cartridge supplier?