Re: "Please change PC Drum" message appear on printers...
If your print job prints ok, ignore it. Just bear in mind you'll need a new drum soon. The drum is a light sensative roller that ink from the toner cartridge adheres to where the laser hits it. When it is no longer magnatized enough to hold the toner you'll see your print jobs start to lose that toner color. Just pull the drum out, buy a new one and put it in. Just don't expose the drum to light very long.
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Below are instructions that I have found from the internet. Hope that they will help.
Open the front cover of the printer.
Hold down the Go button for 4 seconds until all the LEDs light up. Then release the Go button
Remove the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly.
Replace the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back into the printer.
Close the front cover of the printer
Your drum unit should now be reset
MFC / DCP PRINTER SERIES
1.Remove the drum unit and toner cartridge. Wait 1 or 2 minutes.
2.Replace the drum unit and toner cartridge into printer.
3.The error message "Change Drum Soon/Drum end soon" will continue to appear if the drum counter was not reset when you replace the drum unit.
4.To clear this error message, you need to reset the drum counter as instructed below.
5.Make sure that the machine is turned on.
For MFC users: To confirm you are installing a new drum, press 1. For DCP users To confirm you are installing a new drum, press the Up Arrow key
7.When the LCD shows Accepted, close the front cover.
8.Your drum is now reset.
Resetting the drum unit will not improve print quality. It only resets your drum and allows you to continue to print. You decide when to replace the drum unit not the manufacturer!
Did you recently replace the drum and the warning is unexpected?
Why does the message "Drum End Soon" continue to appear on the LCD after I replaced the drum?
This message would continue to appear if the drum unit counter was not reset when you installed a new drum.
To reset the drum unit counter, follow the instructions below:
Press Menu on the Control Panel.
Press the Up or Down Arrow key to select Machine Info..
Press the Up or Down Arrow key to select Reset Menu.
Press the Up or Down Arrow key to select Drum.
Press 1 to reset the drum unit counter.
You can use this procedure to reset a drum in order to continue to use up the remaining 'life' of the drum; recognizing that you will need to replace the drum when you start having print quality issues.
This sometimes happen when you dont use genuine cartridges/drums, you can leave it flash just let everyone know to watch for changes in print quality since you will no longer have a warning for this drum. when its near its end.
I fixed the problem (following the user's guide). 1. After reinstalling the new drum unit into the printer, keep the front cover open. 2. Press "Clear/Back" on the machine 3. Press "1" and when the LCD shows "Accepted", close the front cover.
Why does the message "CHANGE DRUM SOON" continue to appear on the LCD display of my Brother machine, after I replaced the drum?
This message would continue to appear if the drum counter was not reset when you replaced the drum. To reset the drum counter, follow the instructions listed below.
Open the front cover.
Press the Options key on the control panel.
The display will show "REPLACE DRUM - 1.YES 2.NO".
Press 1 to reset the drum count.
Close the front cover.
Is this a brand new drum from Brother or is it refilled?
When you inserted the new drum/toner cartidge assembly into the printer and before closing the front cover you need to press the "Option" button. You should then see "Replace Drum?" appear on the LCD. Press the up arrow key which should result in "Accepted" being displayed on the LCD.
If you didn't do this give it a try and you should be good to go.
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