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Dum problem my fax shows me a message that i have a problem with the drum and i have to change it soon

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  • mickeymo Dec 19, 2007

    says change drum soon. changed it and still says, change drum soon. how do you get it to reset?

  • aleuin Dec 08, 2008

    Changed the drum and message continues to read "change drum soon" I have turned off and unplugged to try and clear the message to no avail.

  • Anonymous Feb 14, 2009

    does not work for me



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1. Open the drum/toner door on the front of the machine.

2. After the beeping stops, press the button on the line of buttons that says Menue Left arrow set richt arrow and clear button.

3. The menu will say replace drum? 1. yes 2. No

Press the number 1 on the number pad and close front door.

Posted on Jan 30, 2008


The actual button you push to make the message go away is clear and then select yes. The rest looks good.

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Normal consumable life end alert, buy yourself a Gen Brother drum for your machine, and replace and reset counter (with front cover open press set I think, and select change drum YES. then ok) anyway should be instruction inb drum box when you get it


Drums wear out, they do a lot of work with little reward!   It will keep going for a while then you will experence a loss of print qualiy dark/light,marks,lines etc

Posted on Oct 19, 2007

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