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Drum Light is flashing yellow

Right after I changed the toner cartridge, the printer is working, but the Drum light is flashing yellow - what does this mean & how can I fix it?

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Drum light flashing yellow means the drum is near it's end-of-life. There is some life left in the drum at this point. Do the following to get some more mileage out of your current drum and also when you finally do replace it (this resets the drum counter):

  • Printer on and paper loaded
  • Press and hold blue button until all LEDs light up
  • Release button

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