In my previous review I noted that this cartridge lasted only 4000 pages and that it was leaking toner. Monoprice shipped me a replacement via 2nd Day Air (and a prepaid shipping label to return the leaky unit). The new cartridge didn't leak but it too lasted only 4000 pages. My guess is that this number is probably the life expectancy for this cartridge. I plan to buy an OEM cartridge just to see how many pages it will print. Perhaps 4000 is the new 6000?!
***Kudos to Monoprice's customer service. They are absolutely fantastic and second to none!!! Which is why I check here first for supplies or gadgets before shopping anywhere else.***
PROS: Half or less of the price of a Brother OEM cartridge
Printed pages appear crisp and clear even with Toner Save Mode
CONS: Will not print 6000 pages - expect ~4000 pages based on past experience (with Toner Save Mode enabled)
To date, I have used four MPI remanufactured toner cartridge replacement from Monoprice and I average approximately 3000 to 4000 copies per cartridge while using the "Toner Save Mode" option (found under the Advanced tab in Printing Preferences).
Good value for non-quality prints.
PROS: Inexpensive compared to purchasing from big box stores
We have ordered other color cartridges for this printer from Monoprice with no issues. The K light flashes continuously and the low toner warning pops up on our computers since installing this cartridge.
Thank you for your review. And I am truly sorry to hear of your experience you have had with this product. For now, if you prefer, I can assist you in setting you up for a replacement on the item if you haven't done so already. We do have a lifetime warranty on cables as well as a 1 year warranty for everything else. It will be of no additional cost to obtain a replacement, so please let me know if you want to continue. I would just require your order# to set it up. Alternatively, if you are truly unsatisfied of the item I can assist you in setting up a return. Thank you!
John Lingo Tech Support
November 18, 2016
This product doesn't last as advertised
I used this on a MFC 9460CDN that I bought on 4/29 which has printed 5983 pages as of today. The factory toner cartridge printed about 2000 pages and the MPI remanufactured toner cartridge replacement from Monoprice started fading after about 3500. By the way, the printer option "Toner Save" is enabled in the printer setting as well as on our computer printer "preferences" setting.
Also, the MPI was leaking toner from the corner right out of the packaging. I wonder if I got a defective cartridge or if it's the norm for these remanufactured cartridges. Either way, based on my first experience with this brand I would be very leery of purchasing another one.