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Networked duplex Brother HL-L8250CDN colour laser printer (£91.17 after cashback) £191.64 @ leoofficesupplies
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vaugi

So, I removed the fuser assembly easily enough, and thought I'd see how … So, I removed the fuser assembly easily enough, and thought I'd see how easy the upper roller fuser was to get out - answer, not very easily at all, so well done on getting that blighter out in once piece :-) I ended up breaking the heating element (looks like a halogen strip bulb) that was inside it.



Damn.
Yeah, that procedure was quite a bit more delicate (as was putting it back together again!).
Not much use to you now, but I found a guide on youtube for replacing the sleeve on a similar fuser design, and followed my nose from there.

I suppose if I was feeling philanthropic I could knock up a video myself, now I know the procedure..... but without a source of replacement sleeves, there doesn't seem much value in knowing a safe disassembly process.

I also have a problem where both the yellow and cyan toners are leaking … I also have a problem where both the yellow and cyan toners are leaking causing problems when printing colour - they aren't leaking from the filler cap but the actual roller part. So, to solve it all I'll have to buy two new cartridges (compatible probably) and the fuser unit too. Hmmm, not an easy decision with the price of printers these days.



Yeah, I wasn't prepared to spend much more than ~£70 to get mine running again - sounds like you'll definitely need to spend more than that.
If I had a backup unit as you do, I'd switch over and relegate the broken one to the 'spares' box.

I'm definitely going to be keeping my eyes open for any future deals on another.
Despite this failure (which might have been of my own doing), it's proven itself to be a great machine; fast, very cheap to run, good quality prints, robust & serviceable design, good feature set, plenty of 3rd party toner suppliers.
Easily worth the £60 I paid for it, hell I'd happily pay £100 for another.

I've done about 12000 pages on mine, so not too bad. Lots of A4 sticky … I've done about 12000 pages on mine, so not too bad. Lots of A4 sticky labels too. Still, you'd think they'd last longer than that.If you do want to try to fix the old fuser unit there are some sleeves on Alibaba for around $12 or so, might be worth a try. Also complete rollers for not much more.



Can't find any explicitly compatible with the 8250CDN. (CDN is particularly important as I think the colour lasers use a completely different fuser design)
That said, the same fuser design is used across multiple models, so it is possible there's some compatibles on there, I just haven't done the research necessary to confidently identify them.
Also, if you're buying a whole new assembly, you have to be careful of the voltage as both 220V(UK) & 110V(US) variants exist.

As a final note; the replacement fuser assembly I ordered arrived, and (after a bit of head scratching) I managed to fit it back into the machine. (I should have paid more attention to what went where during disassembly :P)
Replacement worked perfectly, though it did make a bit of a smell for the first few prints.
I'm putting that down to 'burning off' of some protective oil on the roller.... or something. It didn't catch fire, and the roller looks fine
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 2nd Nov 2016

TehJumpingJawa

Yep, indents on the page was the initial symptom. (as you can see on the … Yep, indents on the page was the initial symptom. (as you can see on the test print in the picture)For me it quickly escalated; a few bumps became a lot of bumps, became 2 clumps of lots of bumps - all within a week of light use.It seems the sleeve begins to disintegrate, which causes further damage and disintegration.Inside the printer, towards the back, I found bits of the sleeve's plasticy under-surface (it's like reddish flakes) strewn inside the printer which needed cleaning out.I'm going to contact Brother & see what they say, though in the mean time (can't live without a printer) I've bought one of these; accepted a best offer of £45. (one left).That's almost as much as I paid for the printer, but when looking at the other options (>£100 elsewhere!) it doesn't seem such a bad price.I did look around for just a replacement fuser sleeve (as buying a whole new fuser unit seems extremely wasteful to replace what is little more than aluminium tube with plasting coating), but couldn't find anything for this model/fuser design.I'm really regretting not getting a 2nd printer for spares as some here were wise enough to do =(I wonder if the damage might have been caused by me printing onto some glitter effect shiny silver card; the toner took to it fine, but I wonder if the inconsistent surface might have caused damage.Will definitely be more cautious with what I print onto in future! oOBesides adding a few reset wheels & 1 refill, I hadn't had cause to to delve into the internals of the machine (when it's working you just don't. right?)However tracking down this issue (which in retrospect seems obvious), has gotten me familiar with both the layout and disassembly of the machine. So at least I learnt something :pRemoving the fuser assembly is actually quite straightforward; you access it from the rear, undo 6 screws, and disconnect 3 cables, and it pops right out.



So, I removed the fuser assembly easily enough, and thought I'd see how easy the upper roller fuser was to get out - answer, not very easily at all, so well done on getting that blighter out in once piece :-) I ended up breaking the heating element (looks like a halogen strip bulb) that was inside it.

I also have a problem where both the yellow and cyan toners are leaking causing problems when printing colour - they aren't leaking from the filler cap but the actual roller part. So, to solve it all I'll have to buy two new cartridges (compatible probably) and the fuser unit too. Hmmm, not an easy decision with the price of printers these days.

I've done about 12000 pages on mine, so not too bad. Lots of A4 sticky labels too. Still, you'd think they'd last longer than that.

If you do want to try to fix the old fuser unit there are some sleeves on Alibaba for around $12 or so, might be worth a try. Also complete rollers for not much more.
Edited by: "vaugi" 29th Oct 2016

That's really odd - I think mine has gone too this last week. I'm … That's really odd - I think mine has gone too this last week. I'm getting indents on my pages,



Yep, indents on the page was the initial symptom. (as you can see on the test print in the picture)

For me it quickly escalated; a few bumps became a lot of bumps, became 2 clumps of lots of bumps - all within a week of light use.
It seems the sleeve begins to disintegrate, which causes further damage and disintegration.
Inside the printer, towards the back, I found bits of the sleeve's plasticy under-surface (it's like reddish flakes) strewn inside the printer which needed cleaning out.

I'm going to contact Brother & see what they say, though in the mean time (can't live without a printer) I've bought one of these; accepted a best offer of £45. (one left).
That's almost as much as I paid for the printer, but when looking at the other options (>£100 elsewhere!) it doesn't seem such a bad price.

I did look around for just a replacement fuser sleeve (as buying a whole new fuser unit seems extremely wasteful to replace what is little more than aluminium tube with plasting coating), but couldn't find anything for this model/fuser design.

I'm really regretting not getting a 2nd printer for spares as some here were wise enough to do =(

I wonder if the damage might have been caused by me printing onto some glitter effect shiny silver card; the toner took to it fine, but I wonder if the inconsistent surface might have caused damage.
Will definitely be more cautious with what I print onto in future! oO

Besides adding a few reset wheels & 1 refill, I hadn't had cause to to delve into the internals of the machine (when it's working you just don't. right?)
However tracking down this issue (which in retrospect seems obvious), has gotten me familiar with both the layout and disassembly of the machine. So at least I learnt something

Removing the fuser assembly is actually quite straightforward; you access it from the rear, undo 6 screws, and disconnect 3 cables, and it pops right out.
Edited by: "TehJumpingJawa" 29th Oct 2016

TehJumpingJawa

Fuser sleeve has failed on mine :(Anyone know if there's a source for … Fuser sleeve has failed on mine :(Anyone know if there's a source for just a replacement sleeve? or do I need to get a whole fuser assembly?Might opt for the full assembly anyway, as I'm not sure what caused the damage; heating element malfunction perhaps?



That's really odd - I think mine has gone too this last week. I'm getting indents on my pages, I haven't taken mine apart as much as you have, but it appears to be the same part. Not quite the same degree as yours though. I originally thought it was a bit of a label stuck to a roller, as I've put through a lot of A4 label sheets.

Let me know how you get on with it, I was considering chucking mine on Ebay as spares/repairs as I bought a second unit a few months back in case it went, and considering it only cost me £44 I'm not too bothered.

Anyone had any luck updating firmware when its setup as a network printer, connecting wirelessly.
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Brother P-Touch 2730 Labelmaker PC compatible £63.59 less £50 cashback and 3 years warranty included = £13.59 @ Leo Office Supplies
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You get a lot of kit for the money and the cashback process through Brother is seamless making this only £13.59!!! You will not be disappointed!!! There are other retailers on Ama… Read more
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The cashback has been extended month after month throughout most of this year. I would keep the order live until it arrives in the New Year and check if the offer has been extended. If not, you can return the item under Distant Selling Regulations within 7 working days.

just had this email from leo office supplies:

We have been informed by Brother UK that they have miss-led us with regard to the amount of stock of the PT-2730VP label printer they are receiving in November, As a result of this we will not be receiving enough stock to fulfil all of the orders we have until early in the New Year this also means they will arrive after the cashback promotion has ended.

any other similar deals running ? think there was a dymo one a month or so back ??

Got my cashback into my bank. Yay! Many thanks to The Therapist!
Excellent bit of kit for the money. Now to label everything I can find. X)

Edited by: "daveburgess" 9th Nov 2013

frankton

When did you apply for cashback? Thanks.


Approx 3 weeks today, it took a week to go in my bank

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paulockenden

Yup - could return the machine now for a tidy profit. But like lu408, I'm … Yup - could return the machine now for a tidy profit. But like lu408, I'm going to keep mine because I like it. I do wish you could fit more tapes in the case though. Might need to do some surgery on mine...



How many do you want to store? Enough space for 3-4 tapes already.
Brother QL-700 Labelmaker £53.99 (£30 Cashback = £23.99) + Free Next Working Day Delivery. @leoofficesupplies
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Not too bad for £23.99 after cashback, selling for £90+ on Amazon and £70 on eBay. Free next day delivery aswell.

KM4353

Got my £30 cashback today :-DThe printer is awesome and superfast, saves … Got my £30 cashback today :-DThe printer is awesome and superfast, saves a lot of time.



Got my £30 cashback today showing as BUK on my account. Thanks KM4353 for the help in your previous post.
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Got my £30 cashback today :-D

The printer is awesome and superfast, saves a lot of time.

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tadbamber

Anyone had any trouble registering the device on the Brother website. I … Anyone had any trouble registering the device on the Brother website. I get the following error message 'The date entered exceeds the period set for product registration. (i.e. good issued + 6 months)'



Same thing happened to me, you need to ring them and they'll add it manually. 0161 615 6200

KM4353

Received mine from the link stefor posted. It's awesome, I'm really happy … Received mine from the link stefor posted. It's awesome, I'm really happy with it, will send the form off tomorrow for cashback, hopefully it goes through.



Anyone had any trouble registering the device on the Brother website. I get the following error message 'The date entered exceeds the period set for product registration. (i.e. good issued + 6 months)'

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Received mine from the link stefor posted. It's awesome, I'm really happy with it, will send the form off tomorrow for cashback, hopefully it goes through.