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I am refilling the current Brother printer HL-5350DN toner cartridge. I have printed many documents but now I am seeing that it prints some part of paper with good quality but some part is faded.

The faded part runs from top to bottom.

When I see the cartridge, then I can clearly see that some part of roller has less toner while the other has full toner.

Is there any solution to that?

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I've noticed that the distribution of ink in the cartridge can cause that when it's almost empty. I usually just take it out and shake it.

Bear in mind that there are two issues here:

  • printer companies don't want you using refills, and
  • if you shake it too vigorously, the powder might go everywhere.

With the first point, you'll probably find an original cartridge may last longer.

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i will try shaking the printer –  Mirage Mar 2 '10 at 6:40
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No shake only the toner cartridge. Shaking the whole printer could be a bad idea. –  Fake Name Mar 2 '10 at 9:43
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thanks buddy , the printer was very heavy , i was finding it difficult to shake –  Mirage Mar 2 '10 at 10:28
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