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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?

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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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It seems that there is a pretty univeral reset for this series of printers that Brother don't exactly advertise - the two which we have eventually found and sorted out no less than 5 defunct printers are


1. Insert drum and toner, when red toner light flashes, open front lap.
2. Take out the toner and drum and press go once.
3. Insert toner and drum back into printer and press go once again.
4. Close front flap and should be working.

If this doesn’t work try:
1. Insert drum and toner, when red toner light flashes, open front lap.
2. Take out the toner and drum and press go until all 4 lights above the go button have flashed in sequence.
3. Insert toner and drum back into printer and press go until all 4 lights above the go button have flashed in sequence.
4. Close front flap and should be working.

probably worth trying for lots of faults reported on here?

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you need to replace drum cartridge, when you buy one back ,look new one then you'll find out where is the drum.

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