Question about Brother DCP-7020 All-In-One Laser Printer
These machines always give the toner life end error message well before the toner cartridge is empty. This has been a common problem with most printers. In the past you would take out the cartridge, shake it and put it back in. The printers would work for another 100-200 copies. Does anyone know how to override this error message that stops the machine from printing?
When the Toner Life End LED flips on, requires you to replace the cartridge,
even when there's still toner left in the cartridge. The machine
detects end of life by shining a light through from one side to the
To circumvent the detection mechanism, remove the cartridge and put a piece of masking tape over or jam a little bit of paper into the clear opening/circle on the right side of the toner cartridge, and then pop the cartridge back in. Eventually, you'll start seeing streaks, and then you'll know that the cartridge is truly empty.
Posted on May 14, 2009
If you purchased a compatible toner cartilage or a refurbished one, ther is a lever on the left hand side of the cartilage. Sometimes, the toner company would not reset the lever back to in the upper right position. Make sure the lever is reset with the lever pointing to the up position. You will need to unscrew the screws to open the gear in order to reset the position.
Posted on May 23, 2011
The solution to the "Toner Life End" message on my Brother DCP-7040 had to do with a reset gear. The starter toner cartridge that came "free" with my printer does not have this reset gear. When I refilled the toner cartridge awhile back, I didn't pay much attention to the instructions. When my better half ordered the refill toner, the salesman sold her the reset gear for $10 or so, so I had it all the time but didn't know it. It only took me six hours to figure it out! The toner and reset gear was ordered from: http://www.refill-toner.com
You may want to speak with one of their sales people to be sure you're getting the proper part.
Posted on Jan 04, 2010
Seriously buddy, you're a freaking genius! I put black electrical tape over the clear circles, worked like a charm. Thank you!
Posted on May 12, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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