Excerpt: This unit has to be replaced in our Brother models we have. it does work well. The only thing I do not like is you have to replace toners and drums on all Brother units. Seems like double Dipping. If you have one of these units they are a must to replace.
Pros: easy to replace, Sharp Tones & Colors, Clean Replacement
Excerpt: I too find the drum must be replaced too often: 9200 pages. On my third drum, having spent hours doing the "drum dot print" and cleaning dots off each of the drums. This is done with a magnifying glass and lint free swabs. A pain at best. Printer requires this every month or two or prints become too dotted to mail out. The printer repair guy said this is due to humidity, which makes sense. However, this is Seattle, not Houston.
Excerpt: Though I didn't think it would be so expensive, I was really happy that it was so easy to replace. I wasn't sure I would know how to do it, "replacing a drum" sounded like it would be quite involved, but it was really easy.