How to Extend the Life of Brother TN-560 Toner Cartridge on Brother HL-5070N Laser Printer

October 16, 2012 2 Comments

Brother HL-5070N is a compact network-ready monochrome laser printer ideal for any small businesses that offers 17ppm (pages per minute) fast printing speed, 12 seconds first page out and a printing resolution of up to 2400×600 dpi (dots per inch) through its HQ1200 technology. It also has a 250-sheet paper tray and a 50-sheet multi-purpose tray for flexible paper handling. It’s both PC and Mac compatible to easily adapt with the business system and offer users with convenience. It features a built-in 10/100 BaseT Ethernet print server.

The Brother HL-5070n laser printer runs through the use of Brother TN-560 toner cartridge that can print up to 6,500 pages and is also compatible to Brother laser printers Brother HL 1650, Brother HL 1850, Brother MFC 8420 and Brother MFC 8820D, 8820dn. And if you own a Brother HL-5070n or used any Brother printers that is compatible with the Brother TN-560 toner cartridge then this may happen to be your lucky day because in this article, were going to give you a helpful tip on how to extend the life of your Brother TN-560 toner cartridge for it to produce more printouts than what is expected.


How to Extend Brother TN-560 Toner Cartridge Life on a Brother HL-5070N Laser Printer (Video Tutorial)


  • Note: When the toner is upon depletion, the toner light will blink. What you’ll need then are scissors and a black or dark tape.
  • First, carefully open the front panel and remove the DR-500 drum.
  • Second, remove the toner from the drum cartridge and locate the toner sensors.
  • Third step, carefully cut two small pieces of tape and place them on top of the two sensors. (Refer to the video)
  • After that replace the Brother TN-560 toner cartridge into the Brother DR-500 drum and place the DR-500 drum back into the printer.
  • The printer will then detect and initialize the toner cartridge. This technique will likely allow you to get 20% to 30% more toner out of your Brother TN-560 cartridge.

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