There have been so many monochrome printers made over the years, not only is it challenging to find the right one, but it is often difficult to find the difference between some. Most of these units that are designed for small offices have the same features and capabilities. Typically, the only real difference is the speed, quality and bare necessities like memory, paper capacity and processor speed. Sometimes it is the small features that are not displayed on the box that will tell the real tale, which is why it is important to truly do research before purchasing.
The Brother HL-2230 is much like the basic laser printers that have come before it. There are few features that separate it from the others, but it definitely has the basic capabilities to serve as a productive addition to any small or home office. It has a standard output rate of 21 pages per minute, which is about average for units in this price range. However, the quality of printed documents tends to set it apart from other black-and-white based machines.
The Brother HL-2230 toner has the ability to produce a maximum resolution of 2400x600 dpi. This will not only provide extremely professional and crisp text documents, but it will also print better graphics than most monochrome printers. The single black Brother HL-2230 toner cartridge needed has a page yield of 2,600 pages. When replacement toners are needed, they can be easily found online either from the manufacturer or from third party vendors. Remanufactured Brother HL-2230 toner cartridges are also sold at a lower price with a guarantee for the same quality.
The TonerSave mode will help prevent the overuse of printer toner, and the maximum sheet capacity is 250-sheets. When it comes down to it, the Brother HL-2230 does not have many stand-out features, but it will be reliable and productive.
Brother HL-2230 Instructional Video
A demonstration of the Brother HL-2230 cartridge replacement process.
Brother HL-2230 Instructional Video Transcript
The Brother HL-2230 is a compact monochrome laser printer with fast speeds of up to 24 pages per minute. It has a standard 250-sheet paper tray, and also a single-sheet bypass slot for alternative media. It connects via USB port to a single PC, but it doesn’t have an ethernet port or wireless support for sharing.
The Brother HL-2230 toner cartridge is ready to be replaced when the toner light on the printer continues to stay lit. Open the machine’s front access door by pulling it toward the front, then look for the handle on the front of the toner and drum assembly and pull it out and slightly upward to remove it.
Put the entire assembly on some paper to catch any spilled toner so that you can remove the empty HL-2230 toner cartridge from the drum assembly. Press down on the small lever on the side and remove the cartridge.
Your new Brother HL-2230 cartridge will need to be removed from the box and the packing materials, as well as the bag. Leave the protective cover on the cartridge while you rock it back and forth to loosen up the toner inside, then remove the cover.
Install the new HL-2230 cartridge into the drum assembly, and push down until it clicks into place. You will also want to clean the corona wire. Spin the assembly around and slide the small tab from side to side a few times to clean the wire inside, then lock it back into its starting position.
Insert the cartridge and drum into the printer and press firmly to seat it properly, then close the access door.
You are now ready to resume printing with your Brother HL-2230 printer.
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