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Toner light still on after replacing with a new one

The toner and drum light on our printer was flashing orange. replaced with new toner and drum kits and the toner light is still on. unable to print. what's the problem?

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Re: toner light still on after replacing with a new one

Drum counter usually has to be reset.. Check user manual or go to Brother's site if you want to drive yourself crazy Ed

Posted on May 06, 2007

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Drum light flashes

This means that you will need to replace the drum soon. Order a new drum and when the light becomes steady or the print quality becomes poor, replace the drum. The drum should last ~12,000 pages. The part number is DR350. You may be able to order this from your Office Supply store; otherwise try the Brother Mall site: .

The procedure is similar to replacing the toner but instead of putting a new thing of toner inside the drum, you remove the toner and put it in the new drum. Open the front cover and pull out the drum and toner assembly. Place on newspaper or other disposable material (toner may spill). Push down the blue lever to unlock the toner cartridge. Remove the cartridge from the drum. Unpack the new drum (keep it out of the light until ready to replace the drum). Push the toner cartridge into the new drum until it locks into place; the blue lever should lift automatically. Put the assembly back in the printer. Clean the printer as recommended in the manual while it is open; this includes cleaning the corona wire before replacing the drum assembly.

After replacing the drum, reset the drum counter: with the printer on and the drum light blinking, open the front cover and press and hold the GO button until all of the LEDs light up (about 4 seconds). Then release the GO button and close the cover. Check that the drum light is off. (The manual says you should do the reset first but I tend to avoid this in case of distractions.)

I hope this helps.

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I've installed a new drum AND a new toner cartridge. have followed all directions to reset the drum and the light still flashes and I can't print, this is for a brother HL-5250DN printer

Try this....
1: Turn off power and remove toner/drum
2: Tape the little spring loaded lever just inside the printer on the upper left hand side in the *DOWN* position! Do not replace drum yet and...
3: Turn power on to printer and let it cycle. Status/Toner lights will come on as usual.
4: Turn off printer, remove tape from lever, replace drum and turn back on.

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Flashing orange light, far right, indicates a paper jam. If you just replaced toner, check that the toner cartridge is installed properly.

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Brother HL 2040 drum light flashing after drum replacement

The drum light is triggered by a page counter. To reset it, hold the GO button with the drum door opened until the light goes out (10 seconds). Close the door and it should be reset.

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Flashing error and toner on Dell 1700 and will not print even after replacing drum and toner this happened before and I found on line sequence of pushing the buttons on printer to clear...but i can no

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The drum light came on (Brother HL 5240) and I replaced the drum with a new one and it still will not work... Any suggestions?

I continued looking and found where someone else had the same problem. I opened the front cover, held down the go key for 10 seconds and closed the door. This reset something because it works now.


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Yellow Toner Light Flashes - won't print

f the Drum LED is still lit after replacing the drum unit, the Drum counter may not be reset.
Reset the Drum counter as follows:

  1. Open the front cover.
  2. Locate the control panel button under the LED lights on the left side.
  3. Press the control panel button until all lights are lit, then release it.
    The Drum counter is now reset.

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Have you replaced the printer drums? The status monitor will tell you what percent they are at (similar to the toner cartridge status). This fixed my problem before.

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I have a lexmark e250dn printer. Today the printer has stopped working. The help ! indicator on the printer is an orange color as well as the toner/and drum indicator is an orange color.The ready indicator...

Here is how to reset the photoconductor kit counter:

1. Make sure the new kit is installed and the printer is turned ON.

2. Open the front panel.

3. Hold the Cancel button in until the front panel LEDs flash.

4. Close the front panel

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