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Drum unit after replaced drum unit. How to reset message "replace drum unit" in display.

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At the front of the unit, you'll see a "T" shaped flag. Remove the cover, 1 screw, two snaps. Reset the flag down (into the cover). When the auger gear starts turning, the flag will go up & reset the drum count. Have fun Wolf,


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Hi there,

Below are instructions that I have found from the internet. Hope that they will help.

  • Open the front cover of the printer.
  • Hold down the Go button for 4 seconds until all the LEDs light up. Then release the Go button
  • Remove the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly.
  • Replace the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back into the printer.
  • Close the front cover of the printer
  • Your drum unit should now be reset

    1.Remove the drum unit and toner cartridge. Wait 1 or 2 minutes.
    2.Replace the drum unit and toner cartridge into printer.
    3.The error message "Change Drum Soon/Drum end soon" will continue to appear if the drum counter was not reset when you replace the drum unit.
    4.To clear this error message, you need to reset the drum counter as instructed below.
    5.Make sure that the machine is turned on.

    For MFC users: To confirm you are installing a new drum, press 1. For DCP users To confirm you are installing a new drum, press the Up Arrow key

    7.When the LCD shows Accepted, close the front cover.
    8.Your drum is now reset.

    Resetting the drum unit will not improve print quality. It only resets your drum and allows you to continue to print. You decide when to replace the drum unit not the manufacturer!

Feb 24, 2015 | Brother MFC-8860DN Printer

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How do I reset drum error message

These machines need to have their drum units replaced every 12000 pages. If you have replaced it then it needs to have the machine reset. Normally the instructions are included in the box with the new drum unit but not many people read these.

  1. Open the front cover (Where you put the cartridge and drum unit in)
  2. Press the Back Button
  3. Display reads "Replace Drum 1. Yes 2. No"
  4. Press the number 1
  5. The display reads "Accepted"
  6. Close the Front Cover
If you have not replaced the drum unit and you reset the drum counter you will see a noticeable degradation of the printouts coming from the machine.

Oct 06, 2014 | Brother MFC-7420 Printer

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How do i reset ricoh sp 1200s drum unit

why toner life end message keep on showing on sp 1200s prints.

Aug 04, 2012 | Ricoh Printers & Copiers

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We have a Toshiba 170F fax machine that is no longer under warranty. I need instructions on how to replace the drum.

the drum & its cover is one unit
just remove the toner cartridge & put it in the new drum unit cover

May 11, 2011 | Toshiba E-Studio 161 Copier

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Brother DCP 8060 is displaying drum near end what does thic mean

After approx. 25000 pages you should replace drum unit

This message would appear if the drum unit is near the end of its life. Use the drum unit until you have a print quality problem, then replace the drum unit with a new one.

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 below:

  1. Open the front cover.
  2. Press the Clear/Back key.
  3. Press 1 to reset.
  4. Close the front cover, pressing firmly on each side until they click into place.

Oct 04, 2010 | Brother DCP-8060 All-In-One Laser Printer

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How do I take off the message drum near end when its has been replace

Open the toner cartridge door. Press clear on the console. A message shold display saying "replace drum? press 1 or 2" press the corresponding number to reset the drum counter. This is a very important step when replacing the drum as it actually changes the voltage setting for the dc power regulator. If not performed, and a partially used toner cartridge is in, waste toner can be pulled out of the cartridge and can contaminate the drum unit.

Sep 30, 2010 | Brother MFC-8860DN All-In-One Laser...

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I have replaced the drum unit and toner cartridge and my brother intellefax machine continues to say replace drum soon-online. The phone rings for incoming faxes but it does not come through, Please help

You have to reset the drum counter.Do that by opening the front door and press and hold the reset button.The machine will display a message if the drum were replaced.Select yes.

Sep 29, 2009 | Printers & Copiers

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Not accepting new drum

remove and replace the drum unit, but leave the cover open. You should get the message "replace drum unit".....YES | NO? press "1" to reset. after it says "accepted", close cover.

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Mar 29, 2009 | Brother MFC 7420 All-In-One Laser Printer

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How do I reset the Change Drum Soon on the display?

All you should have to do is: -replace the old drum with the new replacement. -with the front door open press the Clear/Back button -press the number 1 button and when ?accepted? appears on the LCD close the front cover. That should do it. Let us know if you have any other questions and please don?t forget to rate this post.

Feb 28, 2007 | Brother MFC-8440 All-In-One Laser Printer

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