Anyone have a Brother 3150 colour laser printer


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Hi, does anyone have a Brother HL-3150CDW colour laser printer.

If so wondering if you experience the same issue as me.

My printer works great, I switched to compatible toners as soon as the OEM ones shipped with the printer ran out. These have been fine but from time to time I get spotting on the prints. If I remove the cartridges I can see lose powder and if I vacuum it up the printing will be fine again for weeks.

Thing is, it is always the same colour, magenta. I have been through three sets of toners and an extra magenta, so four magenta toners in all and they have all leaked. I even bought a new cartridge carrier (compatible again) think that must be the cause but the leaking continues.

I understand that I am buying compatibles so quality won’t be as good as the Brother OEMs but I’m puzzled that it is always, and only, magenta that has the problem.

I have bought my three sets of toners from different companies, though I suspect they all come out of the same factory in China.



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