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Brother DR730 Compatible Drum Unit (12000 Page Yield)


Works with DCP-L2550DW, HL-L2390DW, HL-L2395DW, HL-L2370DW, HL-L2350DW, MFC-L2710DW, MFC-L2750DW printers and more!

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This compatible DR730 drum unit works perfectly with TN730, TN760, and TN770 toner cartridges. Performs well with original Brother and compatible toner cartridges. Drum units are sold separately from toner cartridges.

What is the difference between drum and toner?

The toner cartridge contains the toner powder, the drum unit takes this powder and fuses it onto paper to produce a print. The drum unit is where you install the toner cartridge. Your printer cannot have one without the other.

Both are required to use your printer, but you may not always need to purchase both at the same time. Toner cartridges are usually the first to go and if you are getting poor print results, a new toner will likely clear up the issue. The drum unit is designed to last longer, and typically requires replacement after the use of 3 or 4 toner cartridges.

How to check DR730 drum life?

1. To check the drum life manually, press on the down arrow under the (-) sign by your printer's display until you see "Machine Info."
2. Press the OK button.
3. To scroll through the next set of options, keep pressing the down arrow until you see "Parts Life"
4. Press the OK button.
5. Press the down arrow once and it should say "Drum Life". If you don't see this, keep pressing the down arrow until you do.
6. Press the OK button.
7. The display will show you how much you have left remaining in your drum. If it says "Remaining: 0%" then it's time to replace it. Otherwise, you can keep using your drum unit.
8. It's advisable to have a replacement on hand by the time you have 10% of your drum life remaining.

How do you replace a Brother DR730 drum unit?

Since drum units last a lot longer than toner cartridges, you won't need to replace your drum unit after three or four toner replacements. When the time does come to replace your drum unit, follow these instructions or watch the video below:

1. Power on your printer and pull open the front cover.
2. Pull out the drum unit by the green handle. The toner is attached to the drum unit when you pull it out.
3. Push down on the green lever to release the toner cartridge from the drum unit. We will be transferring this toner cartridge into the new drum unit.
4. Remove packaging from your new DR730 drum unit.
5. Slide the toner cartridge from Step 3 into the new DR730 drum unit until it clicks in place.
6. Clean the corona wire towards the back end of the drum unit by sliding the green tab back and forth a couple of times.
7. Slide the drum unit back into the printer.
8. Close the front cover.
9. Now that you've replaced your drum unit, reset your drum counter. Your printer uses a page counter that must be reset manually every time a new drum unit is installed.

How do you reset the Brother DR730?

Reset instructions might differ depending on your Brother printer. To find the specific reset instructions for your printer, refer to the links below.

1. Make sure the printer is on and the front cover is closed.
2. Press down the OK button and the up arrow button at the same time for a full second. The printer display should say "Drum".
3. Press the OK button.
4. The display should say "Reset Drum?.
5. Press the OK button. Next, press the down arrow button to select the Reset option.
6. The display will say "Accepted". At this point, you're ready to print!

Printer-specific drum reset instructions:
Brother MFC-L2710DW | Brother MFC-L2750DW | Brother HL-L2350DW | Brother HL-L2370DW | Brother HL-L2390DW | Brother HL-L2395DW | Brother DCP-L2550DW

Product Details. Our compatible Brother DR730 laser drum unit is professionally designed to produce the highest quality printouts for your Brother laser printer, meeting or exceeding OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) standards. Carefully constructed and put through a rigorous quality control test, our compatible replacement DR730 is the best value laser drum. Why buy expensive OEM Brother DR730 laser drum units when our replacement compatible Brother DR730 laser drum units are guaranteed to deliver excellent, dependable results, page after page? You can depend on our compatible Brother DR730 laser drum, backed by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee!

Want to learn more about the difference between a toner cartridge and a drum unit? Check out our in-depth guide. We put together a guide on how to install a Brother TN730 toner cartridge too!

This item is guaranteed to work with the following printers:

DCP Series


Product Type Imaging Drum
Printer Brand Brother
Brand Name Brother
OEM Number DR730
Ink Color Black
Page Yield 12000
Cost Per Page 0.25 cents
Shelf Life 24-36 months
Cartridge Comparison Guide
  • Cartridge Types
  • Ink & Toner Basics
  • Number of Pages & Shelf Life
Cartridge Type
Genuine or OEM (Original) Cartridges Remanufactured Cartridges Compatible Cartridges
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.
What's the difference between ink and toner cartridges?
Ink Cartridges Toner Cartridges
Printer Type Work with inkjet printers Work with laser printers
Material Liquid ink Dry powder
How it works Inkjet printers use a series of nozzles that spray tiny drops of ink directly on the print suface Laser toner printers use static electricity and heat to bond dry toner powder to a page
Commonly used by Casual home users, small business and photographers Large businesses and schools
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.

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