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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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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 DR520 Drum, 25,000 Pages

Reg. Price $98.99

Our Price $47.99

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Description

InkCartridges.com offers compatible laser drum cartridges to replace the Brother DR520 drum cartridge exclusively designed for your Brother printer. Our laser drum cartridges are built brand new and are 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
Instructions
Instructions
DR520 Imaging Drum Brother DR520 Standard 25,000 191.96 cents 36-48 Months
*Average cartridge page yield in accordance with ISO IEC 24711

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Brother Compatible DR520 Drum Unit
 
4.1

(based on 48 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (30)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (7)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (6)

81%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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    • No (3)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Everything went well on purchase & install of toner & drum.

I purchased both the LD toner and the LD drum for my Brother HL-5250DN. Everything went well. Excellent pricing/value, shipping was very fast (even at Christmas time), and the toner...Read complete review

I purchased both the LD toner and the LD drum for my Brother HL-5250DN. Everything went well. Excellent pricing/value, shipping was very fast (even at Christmas time), and the toner & drum units went together very well and installed easily in the printer. I am happy with the purchase. The only thing I've noticed (and I've only printed a few pages so far), is that the printing may be a very tiny bit lighter than the Brother factory toner & drum component which I had before. However, it's almost indistinguishable. Aside from that, this seems to be a good company, a good product, and an affordable solution/alternative (when both toner and drum are needed) to throwing away an otherwise perfectly good printer.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Wore out prematurely

I bought it 9 months ago. In the first 8 months, I printed about 11,000 pages without much problem. Then, it started ghosting. After a few hundred more pages, it started leaving...Read complete review

I bought it 9 months ago. In the first 8 months, I printed about 11,000 pages without much problem. Then, it started ghosting. After a few hundred more pages, it started leaving a big, black toner mark at regular intervals down the left edge of the printed pages. I will never buy this product again. I will also refuse a warranty replacement because I do not want it damaging my printer.

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3.0

Well, I think it is OK

By Confused

from CO

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible DR520 Drum Unit:

The drum arrived in a toner box which was unsettling. Packaging looked like a garage business. I had to open the sealed plastic to compare it to my existing drum - they seem identical. LD has been great in the past, that is why I have been a repeat customer. I don't know how to rate this experience so I picked the middle. I haven't installed it because I bought ahead and want it around for a backup. Maybe I have to make sure it works.

 
5.0

I would buy this product again and again

By Shanna

from Nevada

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible DR520 Drum Unit:

The product is good and the service is the Best...Quick delivery....

 
5.0

Great

By SS

from Los Angeles, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible DR520 Drum Unit:

Ordering and delivery was easy, quick, and correct! Thanks

 
5.0

Good Product

By Don

from redondo beach

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible DR520 Drum Unit:

the drum unit works perfect. Fit well, easy install. installed two days ago. Have printed out 115 pages so far. Will buy again if available when this unit goes out. By then printer will be very old and may not be able to purchase replacement parts.

 
5.0

Great quality, the only only place I will buy laser supplies

By Jim

from Cocoa Beach, FL

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible DR520 Drum Unit:

Excellent quality and very fast shipment. Drum is as good if not better than OEM.

 
5.0

Everything went well on purchase & install of toner & drum.

By RJ

from Texas

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible DR520 Drum Unit:

I purchased both the LD toner and the LD drum for my Brother HL-5250DN. Everything went well. Excellent pricing/value, shipping was very fast (even at Christmas time), and the toner & drum units went together very well and installed easily in the printer. I am happy with the purchase. The only thing I've noticed (and I've only printed a few pages so far), is that the printing may be a very tiny bit lighter than the Brother factory toner & drum component which I had before. However, it's almost indistinguishable. Aside from that, this seems to be a good company, a good product, and an affordable solution/alternative (when both toner and drum are needed) to throwing away an otherwise perfectly good printer.

 
5.0

Good

By Bud

from Batesville, AR

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible DR520 Drum Unit:

Fit perfectly and works perfectly.

 
5.0

EXELLENT PRODUCT & EXCELLENT SERVICE THANKS

By JOHN

from SAINT-BASILE NEW BRUNSWICK CANADA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible DR520 Drum Unit:

EXCELLENT PRODUCT AND VERY COMPATIBLE

 
5.0

All as OEM

By Maciek

from Los Altos Hills, CA

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible DR520 Drum Unit:

packed, looked and performed as the original Brother

 
4.0

The product works great no problems.

By Hank

from Tempe, AZ

Verified Buyer

Comments about Brother Compatible DR520 Drum Unit:

The drum fix perfect like the original.

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