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Error code: change drum soon

I have already put in a new drum and it still says change drum soon. This has happened before and the help made me do somethings on the printer itself and fixed it, but I don't remember what to do?

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    I had the same problem and the solution worked great thanks

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Open front door, press "options" and follow prompts. once it says "accepted", close front door.

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What does a belt life ends soon mean, on a brother MFC 9440ch color laser printer?


Are you sure of the error message? The Brother printers that I have used have Drum Ends Soon and Change Belt messages.

The Brother MFC-9440CN has a belt that can be replaced. The Belt unit has an life expectancy of ~50000 pages. The belt unit is part BU100CL and costs a bit over $150 at office supply stores. Amazon.com and some other stores have the unit for under $100. http://www.amazon.com/Brother-BU-100CL-HL-4040CN-HL-4070CDW-Series/dp/B000SC245E is one source.

When the unit says Change Belt Unit, follow the directions from the manual's maintenance section to replace the belt unit. See page 178 (page 189 of the PDF) http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/files/dlf/doc002252/mfc9440_usa_usr_b.pdf . You have to remove the Drum and then the Belt Unit. Then slide in the new Belt Unit and replace the Drum unit. Then close the printer and turn it on. Finally reset the counter from the Machine Info sub menu (press Menu 8 4 and select the Belt Unit and press OK. Then press 1 followed by Stop/Exit).

If you mean the Drum Unit, that is part DR-110CL and costs over $175 at the office supply stores. Order this part when the Drum End Soon message appears and replace it if the print quality deteriorates (or when you have the new drum). The Drum Life is ~17000 pages. The steps start on page 166 (182 of the PDF). You need to remove the old Drum unit. Then remove the toner cartridges from the drum. Prepare the new Drum Unit, including putting the cartridges in the new Drum. Then replace the Drum unit and reset the counter.

I hope this helps.

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I needed a new drum (j2 error) so I bought one, installed it correctly, but the machine still shows the j2 error and will not clear itself or let me make copies. What can I do? I really need it to be...


Found old post for diffrent printer see if this info helps.
Drums may worj the same even though diffrent models.





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Im presuming that your have replaced the drum??

if so :
Remove the new drum.
On the front of that drum, there is a green cover. Take it off and what has happened is the flag on the gear had dropped in shipping.
You will see a flag like piece of plastic on one of the gears, reset it to up and somewhat to the right.
Then put the green cover back on
That flag has to be in the up position when new. It passes down and actuates a drum reset switch on the machine.
When that is back in the up position. re insert the drum and on the first revolution it will turn on the switch.



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It say drum end soon and i dont know what this means as i put a new ink cartridge in it and it still keeps coming up the same.


Your unit obviously has a separate drum and toner.
Changing the toner, doesn't change the drum.
You will need to change the drum soon.

Jun 24, 2011 | Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

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MFC 8440 drum changed but still states to change drum soon. Faxes are only coming in after turning off/on machine. It indicates printing but nothing happens.


There were instructions with the new drum cartridge that explained how to reset the drum counter. If you still have the box and paperwork, then go through that step-by-step and reset the counter. The machine still thinks that it has the old drum. After a certain amount of copies or prints, the machine will save itself by turning off the printer or copy functions.

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Brother MFC 8840D still says change drum soon


Open the front cover
press clear/back button
press 1 and when the lcd shows accepted, close the front cover.

thanks adi

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I already answered this at some other place here - but just to make sure the word gets out there:

There is a little special (white) gear on the outer left side of the drumkit - a little bit below where the toner sits. That gear joins with toner assembly - and you can rotate it counterclockwise all the way back. This should reset the drum counter - worked for me!

I hope it also does the trick for you ;-)

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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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"Change Drum Soon" Message; not change when we changed the drum.


Description:
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.

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Go to menu to reset drum settings. I think you leave the front cover open press the right arrow then 1 one the lcd shows replace drum then after the lcd says accepted close the front cover.

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