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Brother printer Drum problem

After changing the printer cartridge also showing the drum problem.

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  • gerame Oct 24, 2008

    I also have the same problem. Purchased the printer about a year ago new. After we changed the first cartridge the orange/yellow light flashed drum.



    Did you get any solution for this yet?

  • jon1731 Nov 17, 2008

    Yeap! Me too! It was all going so well... the drum light started flashing and we couldn't print. We even forked out for a new drum but it still doesn't work!

  • seziriak Nov 25, 2008

    We just replaced the drum and the light continues to flash. Printer worked great for the first year then it's not worked since.

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Did you reset after changing the Drum? This is how to do it:

Switch Printer on, after warmup open the front cover. Now press the Blue Go button and keep it pressed. Wait as follows befor releasing the button: Each light (starting with the Toner light) will in turn switch to orange and stay on. When all 4 lights are constantly orange, wait for a few seconds then let go of the button.

That should do it

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Posted on Dec 01, 2008

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SOURCE: Need to reset 'Drum near end' warning on Brother MFC-8460N.

Open the front door
Press clear
then press 1

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Brother printer HL 5250 DN.

Brother Drum Reset Instructions


The Drum LED continues to blink if the drum counter was not reset when you replaced the drum. To reset the drum follow the instructions below:
Press the cover release button and then open the front cover of the printer.


Press and hold down Go button until all 4 LEDs are lit. Once all 4 LEDs are lit, release the Go button.

Close the front cover.
Make sure that the Drum LED is now off.
Reset the drum counter only when you replaced the drum unit with a new one.

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Changing Drum

The drum is where the image is applied before being transfer to the paper. If the drum is wearing down the image will become poor. Changing the drum unit will make the image like new. So, yes you can run the drum catridge until you get a poor print out.

Posted on Jun 30, 2008

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SOURCE: How do I replace the drum on a Brother hl 2040.

I have 'reused' the same drum three times and still prints like a charm.
Open the toner door and pull out the toner/drum assembly. Take the toner off the drum tray. Use a alcohol pad or lint free cloth and wipe the mauve coloured drum to remove the excess lint and toner collected on the drum. Rotate the drum with the white gear and keep cleaning until the whole drum is done.
Put the toner back in the drum tray. Clean the corona wire by sliding the blue tab back and forth 3 or 4 times. Put the toner/drum back into the printer and close the door.
After the printer does the self test the drum light will cone on again so then you need to reset the counters.
Open the door again
Hold the GO button until all 4 lights are lit up
Release the GO button
Close the door
Printer will self test and should extinguish all the trouble lights.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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SOURCE: how to change drum brother 7440n

Open the front cover.
Press Clear/Back
Press 1 for Reset Drum


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