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Is there still more life on a drum even when machine says replace?

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No, there's not much life left

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Its having a drum error. please help now


First did you follow instructions of reseting machine , if not here is the istructions, with machine in ready state, press go button and up arrow at same time, the reset parts life comes up, use up arrow or down arrow to scroll thru to drum replacement, press the ok button when you get to drum, the machine will have drum unit ok?, press okay, machine will cycle and reset drum.
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  1. When you replace the drum unit with a new one, or just want to extend the life of your existing drum unit, you need to reset the drum counter by completing the following steps:

  2. Press the + or - button to choose "Machine Info".
  3. Press OK to proceed to the next menu level, and then press the + or - button to choose
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  4. Press OK, and then press the + button to choose "Drum Unit".
  5. Press OK two times.
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Drum life near end


Depends on the usage of the machine. If hardly used, you should get a years worth. But here's what you can do:

Open front cover

Remove drum unit and toner cartridge assembly

Put drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back in machine, but do no close front cover.

Press Clear/Back
You will get a message "Replace Drum?"
Select Yes to confirm

Apr 19, 2010 | Brother MFC-8860DN Printer

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How do I reset the drum counter on the a Brother MFC-7840W???


open the front cover of the machine then press clear back it will say replace drum? press ok
the quality will probably start getting pretty bad as you will be using the drum passed it's life

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Change drum soon


Open the front panel.Press and hold the clear button.When "Drum replaced"shows on the lcd panel select yes.The message will be reset.If you experiece any lines in the future you will have to replace the drum catridge.

Mar 12, 2010 | Brother IntelliFax-2820 Laser Fax

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Our fax machine says "change drum soon" even though we changed it yesterday. What is causing this? Thanks


When you installed the new drum, there is a sheet in the box that tells you how to reset the drum life counter. Did you perform this procedure when you installed the drum?
If you don't have it just open the front cover and press options then select 1 for drum replacement.
Good Luck and thank you for using Fixya.

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Error Message Drum Life Over, Replace Drum


The "drum" referred to is the imaging drum which is replaced separately from the toner cartridge. The drum life is rated for a certain number of copies, and the printer is telling you it's time. Replacement drums are available at big-box office places and from many online sources. Just do a Google search for "kx-fl511 drum". The new drum just slides in much like the toner cartridge, so replacing it isn't difficult.

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Brother Intellifax 2920 / How to reset Drum Life ?


1.Open the front cover.

2.Press the options key on the control panel. The display will show
#REPLACE DRUM - 1.YES 2.NO#.

3.Press 1 to reset the drum count.

4.Close the front cover.

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Error message Sharp FO-4450 Fax machine


Press life "2" start for toner.

And life "3" start for drum.

These will reset the counters.

If you are having a "check drum error" then you have broken the sensor arm that is attached to your lid.

Call a technician in your area.

Jeff

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