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How to Replace Cartridge(s)

By following this simple guide, you will be able to replace the toner cartridge on the Brother HL-1230:

  1. Open the front cover of the HL-1230.
  2. Slide the drum unit assembly out of the machine, Be careful not to touch the electrodes below to avoid damaging the printer.
  3. Put the drum unit assembly gently on a flat, horizontal surface to avoid toner spill or scatter.
  4. While pressing down the lock lever, slide the used toner cartridge out of the drum unit assembly.
  5. Remove the replacement toner cartridge from its packaging.
  6. Distribute the toner by lightly rocking the cartridge horizontally 5 or 6 times.
  7. The protective cover from the cartridge should be pulled out.
  8. Make sure that the toner cartridge is properly installed by pushing it firmly inside the drum unit.
  9. The lock lever will lift automatically if the toner cartridge is secured into place.
  10. Don't forget to clean the primary corona wire by lightly sliding the blue tab back and forth.
  11. Place the drum unit assembly back into the printer. Close the front cover.

Frequently Asked Questions

I just replaced the drum unit on my Brother HL-1230, but why does the Drum LED still continue to light?

If the Drum LED continues to light after installing a new drum unit, it means the drum counter was not reset after the installation. Make sure to reset the drum to resolve the issue.

When do I replace the toner cartridge on my Brother HL-1230?

You must replace the toner cartridge when the “Toner Empty" message appears on the LCD.

If I choose the standard shipping option, how many days will it take for my Brother TN460 & DR400 High-Yield Compatible Toner & Drum Cartridge 3-Piece Combo Pack order to arrive?

Orders shipped via standard ground shipping usually take 3 to 8 business days to arrive.