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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:
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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:
Name Brand (OEM) Cartridge
OEM stands for original equipment manufacturer, meaning the cartridge was made by the same
company that made your printer. Name brand cartridges are designed to work with specific
printers and are sometimes the only option if your printer is new or uncommon.
Many printer manufacturers follow the razor-and-blades business model, selling their printers for
cheap while marking up the cost of their cartridges, which often results in higher priced ink.
Name brand cartridges work extremely well and are covered under a warranty by the printer
LD-Brand Compatible Cartridge
A compatible cartridge is a brand new printer cartridge built by a manufacturer other than your
printer. It’s like buying the generic version of the genuine brand. Most are designed slightly
different from the name brand but they will still fit in your machine and print a full yield, just
like the OEM.
Compatible ink is much cheaper than the name 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.
Premium compatible cartridges from LD Products match the quality and output of the name brand for
less and are backed by a lifetime guarantee.
LD-Brand Remanufactured Cartridge
Remanufactured cartridges are name brand cartridges that have 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 where it is disassembled, cleaned and tested for quality. It’s
then refilled, tested again and brought back to life. Buying remanufactured cartridges prevents one
less cartridge from entering the landfill.
Remanufactured cartridges are much cheaper than the name brand. It’s far more cost effective to
refurbish a previously used cartridge than create a new OEM from scratch.
Premium remanufactured cartridges from LD Products match the quality and output of the name brand
for less and are backed by a lifetime guarantee.
What's the difference between ink and toner cartridges?
What printer does it work with?
How it works
Uses a series of nozzles that spray tiny drops of ink onto the page.
Uses static electricity and heat to bond toner powder to the page.
Who uses it?
Commonly used by families, small businesses, and photographers.
Large businesses and schools.
What cartridge size should I buy?
Extra High Yield
A standard yield cartridge is the most common cartridge size and since it prints a smaller number of
pages compared to a high yield or extra high yield cartridge, it can often be purchased at a cheaper
price. If you don’t print regularly, standard cartridges are a great choice.
A high yield (also called high capacity) cartridge contains more ink or toner than a standard printer
cartridge and since it prints more pages, it is more expensive too. However, if you normally print a
lot, getting a high yield cartridge is a better value.
An extra high yield cartridge contains even more ink and costs more than a high yield cartridge.
This is more suitable for document-heavy office users. These cartridges aren’t as common as standard
yield or high yield cartridges - not every printer has an extra high yield option!
How many pages will my cartridge 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. Since
everyone’s printing habits are different, actual page yield can vary from user to user. LD brand cartridges
are filled to the same capacity and will print the same number of pages, if not more, than the name brand
cartridge. You can find the estimated page yield of your cartridge in the specs table on our cartridge
Cartridge Yield Type
Cost Per Page
How long will my cartridge last?
The shelf life of a printer cartridge can vary depending on what sort of cartridge you are using. The average
shelf life for a compatible cartridge is 36 months, while the shelf life for a name brand cartridge is only 24
months. If your printer uses ink cartridges, the ink inside can dry out over time, which can cause your printer
to clog. To prevent clogging, we recommend printing once every couple of weeks to keep your cartridges primed.
Due to the plastic nature of toner powder, toner cartridges will not dry out the same way an ink cartridge
would, but internal cartridge components can wear with repeated use.
Does my LD cartridge come with a chip to read accurate ink levels?
Yes, almost all LD cartridges are equipped with a new chip that will accurately read the ink levels on your
printer’s display. There are some remanufactured cartridges that may not accurately read in your printer but
they are still filled to capacity and will print the same number of pages as a name brand cartridge. If you
know roughly how long it takes you go to go through a name brand cartridge you can use that as your baseline
to manually track cartridge usage.
How easy is an LD cartridge to install?
LD cartridges install the exact same way as the name brand and they are guaranteed to fit and function in the
same way too!
Does using an LD cartridge void my printer's warranty?