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I am changing the drum on my Brother HL-4040N

Is there a reset button after installing the drum anywhere that I have to press? After I changed it, it still tells me that the drum life will end soon

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When you change drum, do you reset it?

If not, try this:
Install the toner cartridge into the new
drum unit until it locks into place,
indicated by a click. When the toner
cartridge is installed correctly, the lock
lever is lifted automatically.
Press the control panel button until all the LEDs are on. (The LED turns on in sequence
from top to bottom.) The drum page counter is reset.
Close the front cover, and check that the Drum LED is now off.

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Press the Go and 'Up' buttons at the same time in the ready status.

The "Reset Parts Life" will appear on the LCD. Select the applicable periodical replacement part by pressing the 'Up' or 'Down' button and press the 'OK' button.

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Try this to rest the drum counter.

After installing a new drum unit the drum counter must be reset. Use
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