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Are "remanufactured" toner cartridges any good?

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Anonymous
October 27, 2004 12:54:41 PM

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I need to replace a toner cartridge for my Brother HL-1440. I can get a
genuine Brother high-capacity toner cartidge for under $60. I also see
that "remanufactured" toner cartridges are maybe 20% cheaper (when
shipping is factored in.) Are they any good, though? And what does
"remanufactured" mean, anyway?

I also see toner refill kits are even cheaper. They sound messy,
though, and my pages are coming out a little gray now, so I'm thinking
of avoiding that.

Also, what do I do with the old toner cartridge once I've replaced it?
Can they get recycled? I'd rather it not end up in a landfill if I can
avoid it.
Anonymous
October 27, 2004 12:54:42 PM

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Theodore Webly wrote:

> I need to replace a toner cartridge for my Brother HL-1440. I can get a
> genuine Brother high-capacity toner cartidge for under $60. I also see
> that "remanufactured" toner cartridges are maybe 20% cheaper (when
> shipping is factored in.) Are they any good, though? And what does
> "remanufactured" mean, anyway?
>
> I also see toner refill kits are even cheaper. They sound messy,
> though, and my pages are coming out a little gray now, so I'm thinking
> of avoiding that.
>
> Also, what do I do with the old toner cartridge once I've replaced it?
> Can they get recycled? I'd rather it not end up in a landfill if I can
> avoid it.

Some Remanufactured carts are quite good. Some are terrible.

I had a one from Nu-Kote that was defective, and Nu-Kote immediately
sent me a fresh replacement with no questions asked after calling their
1-(800) service number.

Someone here claimed that the ones branded by "Big Box" office supply
stores were among the least reliable, but my limited experience with
such sources doesn't support that claim. The "Big Box" would probably
also have easy return policies as well, but that is inconvenient.

I can buy local Remanufactured cartridges, but the local firm merely
resells refills from a third party. And they have all been good. And he
delivers free.

Jim

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Anonymous
October 27, 2004 9:43:17 PM

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On Wed, 27 Oct 2004 08:54:41 GMT, wb31l2cw6xsjyly@jetable.org (Theodore Webly)
wrote:

FWIW, I use LG toner cartridges in my HP laserjet 6l, they're under half the
price of original and just as good.

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Anonymous
October 28, 2004 3:46:53 PM

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It depends on how well they are remanufactured.

Some companies replace all consumable or worn parts (Toner/developer (as
needed) wiper, seals, etc., drum as needed (sometimes refinished with
new photosensitive material). These are usually almost as good as a new
one.

Some companies consider opening up the toner area and filling it with
toner and if you are lucky, they empty the waste toner section, enough
to justify calling it "remanufactured." Caveat Emptor.

Art



jbuch wrote:

> Theodore Webly wrote:
>
>> I need to replace a toner cartridge for my Brother HL-1440. I can get a
>> genuine Brother high-capacity toner cartidge for under $60. I also see
>> that "remanufactured" toner cartridges are maybe 20% cheaper (when
>> shipping is factored in.) Are they any good, though? And what does
>> "remanufactured" mean, anyway?
>>
>> I also see toner refill kits are even cheaper. They sound messy,
>> though, and my pages are coming out a little gray now, so I'm thinking
>> of avoiding that.
>>
>> Also, what do I do with the old toner cartridge once I've replaced it?
>> Can they get recycled? I'd rather it not end up in a landfill if I can
>> avoid it.
>
>
> Some Remanufactured carts are quite good. Some are terrible.
>
> I had a one from Nu-Kote that was defective, and Nu-Kote immediately
> sent me a fresh replacement with no questions asked after calling their
> 1-(800) service number.
>
> Someone here claimed that the ones branded by "Big Box" office supply
> stores were among the least reliable, but my limited experience with
> such sources doesn't support that claim. The "Big Box" would probably
> also have easy return policies as well, but that is inconvenient.
>
> I can buy local Remanufactured cartridges, but the local firm merely
> resells refills from a third party. And they have all been good. And he
> delivers free.
>
> Jim
>
October 14, 2009 6:30:01 AM

Remanufactured cartridges are always great cost saver.Remanufactured or Compatible printer cartridges are priced much lower than OEM, and are compatible to original printer cartridges in quality and performance.
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December 22, 2010 7:34:21 AM

Remanufactured provide same quality as the original,and some even better.
the old cartridge can be recycled, you just need to sell it to the Recycling business and get some moneys for your new cartridge.
View the product: http://www.oaren.com/En_Products.asp
January 9, 2011 5:49:15 AM

i would say thats absolute bull. Im a printer tech and can tell you for a fact, remanufactured/non-genuine cartridges have a higher failure rate and often have print quality defects aswell as leak toner. your welcome to try them for yourself, but if its only 20% saving, not worth it IMO. would need to be 40% for me to consider it.
January 17, 2011 10:19:12 PM

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