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Is it really going to wreck my printer if I use "Brother compatible" instead of actual name brand toner?

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If the toner cartridge comes from a reputable source, there should not be any problem. I have used compatible cartridges for years

Posted on Jan 10, 2013

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    aarron584 Jan 12, 2013

    Hey, Tom - can you recommend any more specific "off brand" names that you've had good results with? Any that you have had poor results with?



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SOURCE: Brother 5250DN Printer Toner light

Try resetting the toner counter manually;  * Turn off the printer and open the front cover * Press and hold the Go-button down * Turn on the machine while still holding button down, when all three LEDs are lit, release Go-button * Press the Go-button twice, and all three LEDs should be lit again. * Press the Go-button five times (six times if you have the High Yield toner) * Close the front cover and the toner counter should be resetted.

Posted on Jun 02, 2009

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SOURCE: Brother MFC-7820N Toner Problem

Open the cover, press Options and then *00.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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SOURCE: Brother 5250DN Printer Toner light

The following worked on the 3 of our HL 5250DN printers that stopped printing for no apparent reason with both the status and toner lights on:

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.

After hours of working on one of the printers, virtually taking the entire thing apart and replacing fusers, toners and drums, I accidently stumbled onto this sequence. When I tried it on the other 2 printers, Voila! Took like 1 minute each. It must cause some kind of reset of the toner detection switch.

Posted on Jul 09, 2009

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SOURCE: I have a brother DCP-7020, I recently changed the

There seems to be a semi-magic routine to reset the toner counter on the DCP 7020. It is, I quote,

"Open the front cover.
Press options button.
Press the start button.
Press + or up arrow button 10 times.
Press set button.".

This ought to be done with a "pause" of 2-3 seconds (between keys, I'd think) to avoid the system resetting and having to start over.

Posted on Nov 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Message on Brother MFC


Open door
press Clear/Back key
press *00
press OK

Do not choose anything for drum replacement. when drum replacement menu comes up, just press the * and then 00, then just press OK.

that should clear the error message, the printer has a toner life counter that needs to be reset.

Posted on Oct 04, 2010

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Are you purchasing actual Brother Replacement Toners or off name brand ones? I have seen Non-Brother toners cause all kinds of issues. If they are brother, put some tape or a sticky over the clear eye on the side, you will get a few hundred more pages out of them. If you know for a fact there is still toner in them, and they are brother toners, just do this to reset the counters on them.

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Who knows what you did wrong? - maybe nothing. But one of the following is the most likely reason:
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Reset the drum counter by opening the front panel, then hold down the power button for about 5seconds until ALL the leds are on. Then realease the button and close the front panel. Your coutner will be resetted.

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