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Description OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer, meaning the cartridge was made by the same company that made your printer. Original brand cartridges are very reliable and sometimes the only option if your printer is new to market or uncommon. Remanufactured ink is a genuine brand cartridge that has gone through one cycle of use. After use, the cartridge is recycled, acquired by a remanufacturing facility and put through a rigorous professional refurbishing process. During the refurbishing process the cartridge is disassembled, thoroughly cleaned and tested for quality. It's then carefully refilled, tested again and brought back to life. Buying remanufactured prevents one less cartridge from ending up in a landfill. A compatible cartridge is a brand new ink cartridge built by a manufacturer other than your printer. It's like buying the generic version of the genuine brand. Most are uniquely designed to differentiate from genuine cartridges. Despite any structural difference you may notice, the cartridge will still fit in your machine and print a full yield, just like the original brand.
Price Factors Many printer manufacturers follow the razor-and-blades business model which may result in higher priced genuine cartridges. Remanufactured ink is much cheaper than the original brand ink. It's far more cost effective to refurbish a previously used cartridge than create a new OEM from scratch. Compatible ink is much cheaper than the original brand. Compatible suppliers don't have to worry about the additional costs that hinder OEMs like new printers or firmware, which lets them keep prices low.
Quality Original cartridges work extremely well and are covered under a warranty by the printer manufacturer High quality remanufactured ink will match the quality of the original, but not all remanufactured ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results. High quality compatible ink will match the quality of the original, but not all compatible ink is created equal. Make sure you buy from a reputable supplier in order to get the absolute best results.
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Number of Pages You Can Print A cartridge's page yield is the estimated number of pages you can print. Page yield is based on 5% page coverage. This means that the quoted page yield is based upon printed pages where only 5% of the page has been imprinted with ink. For example, a short memo has approximately 5% coverage. If you have a cartridge that has a yield of 500 pages, it can print 500 pages of that short memo. If you are printing letters, photos or graphics, your coverage will vary greatly and your page yield will drop significantly.
Cartridge Warranty and Shelf Life Most ink and toner cartridges include a warranty or "best by" date on their box. Remanufactured and compatible ink cartridges can last 12-18 months unopened, and toner cartridges can last up to 3 years.
Cartridge Care and Storage Only open a cartridge when you need it. Opened cartridges will eventually dry out, especially if the protective tape or clip has been removed. If you have an open ink cartridge around and would like to try and prevent it from drying out, place it nozzle side up in a plastic airtight tub. If your cartridge came with protective tape or a clip reapply both before storing. Place a damp cloth or paper towel in the tub, next to the cartridge and keep it stored in a cool, dark place.

Compatible Brother DR420 Drum, 12,000 Pages

Reg. Price $57.99

Our Price $39.99

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Description

InkCartridges.com offers compatible laser drum cartridges to replace the Brother DR420 drum cartridge exclusively designed for your Brother printer. Our laser drum cartridges are brand new drums of the highest caliber. Our LD brand compatible laser cartridges are backed by a 2 Year Guarantee and with fast shipping!

Specifications

Item Code Product Type Printer Brand Model Name Cartridge Yield Type Page Yield Cost Per Page Shelf Life
DR420 Imaging Drum Brother DR420 Standard 12,000 333.25 cents 36-48 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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  • Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother

    Q:

    Is it compatible with the Brother HL-2240D Printer
    Asked on 6/22/2017 by Rosie from California

    1 answer

    • A:

      Yes, this drum unit is compatible with Brother HL-2240D printer.

      Answered on 6/23/2017 by Maria
  • Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother

    Q:

    Is this Drum compatible for the MFC-7860DW
    Asked on 6/21/2017 by Fran from Pittsburgh Pa 15239

    1 answer

    • A:

      Yes, this drum unit is compatible with Brother MFC-7860DW printer.

      Answered on 6/21/2017 by Maria
  • Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother

    Q:

    Will This Drum last 12,000 pages?
    Asked on 12/4/2015 by Bill from Las Vegas,NV

    1 answer

    • A:

      Yes, the drum will last between 8,000-12,000 pages.

      Answered on 12/4/2015 by Terry from LDStaff
  • Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother

    Q:

    I do not see that message on the front panel "Clear Drum" or set it at "0".
    Thank you,
    Maria
    Asked on 8/31/2015 by marimerc from Miami, Fl

    1 answer

    • A:

      The drum reset instructions are based on the machine. Please contact our customer service team at (888) 321-2552 with your printer model number and they will be able to assist you!

      Answered on 8/31/2015 by Terry from LDStaff
  • Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother

    Q:

    How do I reset the drum counter after replacing the DR420 drum?

    The drum life counter still says "0", and the message to replace the drum remains. How can I reset the drum life. (Print quality is fine.)
    Asked on 8/13/2014 by ray miller

    2 answers

    • A:

      I looked that one up for my printer: Brother 2280DW. When you replace the drum, BEFORE you close the door, hit the 'Clear' button. It will ask 'yes' or 'no.' I pressed the up arrow to choose yes, and waited two seconds for the printer to accept the drum reset. Then I closed the door. Job completed.

      Answered on 11/11/2016 by Trish the Mover from Springfield, Mo
    • A:

      To reset the drum counter it would depend on your printer model. If you have a printer where the model number begins with MFC-** you would do the following:

      1. Open the front panel.
      2. Press the Clear/Back button. The display will show: REPLACE DRUM? 1. YES
      3. Close the cover

      If you have a printer model number that begins with HL-** you would use this method:

      1.Open the front cover of the printer
      2.Press and hold down Go button for about 4 seconds until all the LEDs light up.
      3.Once all 4 LEDs are lit, release the Go button
      4.Close the front cover.

      Answered on 8/14/2014 by Shoshana
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Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother
 
3.9

(based on 96 reviews)

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    (13)

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    (7)

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    (5)

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

refurbished drum

First time I purchased a refurbished drum for my laser printer and when it came I installed it but there was a problem with the gears not meshing properly. I called CS and the...Read complete review

First time I purchased a refurbished drum for my laser printer and when it came I installed it but there was a problem with the gears not meshing properly. I called CS and the CSR in tech support was very professional and understood the issue I was having and immediately sent out a new drum, at no cost. I received it in a very timely manner, installed it and all is well now. Just a "fluke" as I have been buying from LD for many years and have always been more than satisfied with their products and customer services. 5-star company, service and products and highly recommended!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Product did not solve problem.

My Brother HL2240 printer kept giving me an error on the computer screen that the Drum had exceeded its useful life. I shopped for a compatible because the Brother brand was much more expensive....Read complete review

My Brother HL2240 printer kept giving me an error on the computer screen that the Drum had exceeded its useful life. I shopped for a compatible because the Brother brand was much more expensive. However, after installing the new Drum, I still get the error message and the "drum light indicator" still comes on. Even though the print quality is OK, the annoyance of the "drum has exceeded its useful life" hasn't stopped and I don't know why nor how to correct it. Do I just have to put up with it because my printer recognizes that the drum is not a factory original?

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5.0

Great drums for 1/3 the price of name brands

By JON

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother:

Same quality as the name brand drums. Why throw away money?

 
5.0

I will buy this product again

By MANEKLAL

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother:

Good for the price

 
5.0

EXCELLENT VALUE

By Joel

from undisclosed

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Comments about Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother:

EXCELLENT VALUE

 
5.0

YES!

By LENETTE

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother:

I have had great success with this product.

 
5.0

Definitely will purchase again as needed

By Termenika

from undisclosed

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother:

Product quality is good

 
5.0

Yes -- would purchase again

By Renee

from undisclosed

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Comments about Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother:

This product is good and would purchase again

 
5.0

More than met my needs.

By Steven

from undisclosed

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Comments about Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother:

The product worked coming out of the box and in reality you cannot ask more than that. The price was more than competitive and again you cannot ask more than that. Delivery was quick.

 
3.0

Iffy

By none

from Oakland, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother:

Good initial print quality, though short-lived. Soon after installation, the ink leaves splotchy marks on the page.

 
1.0

Would not purchase this again

By AHA

from Florids

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother:

Nothing worked after being on the phone 45 min with their tech people.

 
4.0

Seems to be a good value

By Editor

from Wisconsin

Verified Buyer

Comments about Compatible DR420 Laser Drum Unit for Brother:

So far so good.

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