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Replace drum and ! light are flashing - replaced Drum and Toner with a good used set from another printer and reset the system by holding the X - still same problem - the old toner and drum work fine in the other printer - how do I clear the printer of these errors it appears to be holding on to?

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Drum light flashes


This means that you will need to replace the drum soon. Order a new drum and when the light becomes steady or the print quality becomes poor, replace the drum. The drum should last ~12,000 pages. The part number is DR350. You may be able to order this from your Office Supply store; otherwise try the Brother Mall site: http://www.brothermall.com/Accessories/AccessoryDetail.aspx?AccessID=DR350&AspxAutoDetectCookieSupport=1 .

The procedure is similar to replacing the toner but instead of putting a new thing of toner inside the drum, you remove the toner and put it in the new drum. Open the front cover and pull out the drum and toner assembly. Place on newspaper or other disposable material (toner may spill). Push down the blue lever to unlock the toner cartridge. Remove the cartridge from the drum. Unpack the new drum (keep it out of the light until ready to replace the drum). Push the toner cartridge into the new drum until it locks into place; the blue lever should lift automatically. Put the assembly back in the printer. Clean the printer as recommended in the manual while it is open; this includes cleaning the corona wire before replacing the drum assembly.

After replacing the drum, reset the drum counter: with the printer on and the drum light blinking, open the front cover and press and hold the GO button until all of the LEDs light up (about 4 seconds). Then release the GO button and close the cover. Check that the drum light is off. (The manual says you should do the reset first but I tend to avoid this in case of distractions.)

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Oct 06, 2010 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Drum light flashing in spite of new drum unit and new toner cartridge


common problem.
  • The Drum LED blinks 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.



  • The Drum LED continues to blink if the drum counter was not reset when you replaced the drum. To reset the drum follow the instructions below:
  1. Open the front cover of the printer.
  1. Press and hold down Go button for about 4 seconds until al the LEDs light up. Once all 4 LEDs are lit, release the Go button.
  1. Close the front cover.
Caution
    Reset the drum counter only when you replaced the drum unit with a new one.

Dec 30, 2009 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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I just replaced the drum and the toner and the drum light still comes on. Do I need to reset something?


For the drum you open the front door and hold the go button until the lights all flash and the drum is reset. If the toner light is on you need to add a new toner as well.

Nov 20, 2009 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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I've recently installed a new Brother toner, but the drum light is flashing and the Brother hl 5140 printer won't print


DRUM UNIT "spent"
It can be reset if the printing quality is good
To reset the drum follow the instructions below:
Press the cover release button and then open the front cover of the printer.

Press and hold down Go button until all 4 LEDs are lit. Once all 4 LEDs are lit, release the Go button.

Close the front cover.
Make sure that the Drum LED is now off.
Caution: Reset the drum counter only when you replaced the drum unit with a new one.

Oct 09, 2009 | Brother HL 5140 Laser Printer

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Drum light still on when toner has been replaced


You need to replace the drum and reset the printer for that to go away, open the front door and hold the go button til all lights flash and the drum is reset. If quality is OK you can keep using the old drum. If you press the go button 3 times it will give a report showing the life left in the drum.

Oct 01, 2009 | Brother HL-2070N Laser Printer

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Brother HL 2040 drum light flashing after drum replacement


The drum light is triggered by a page counter. To reset it, hold the GO button with the drum door opened until the light goes out (10 seconds). Close the door and it should be reset.

Aug 07, 2009 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Replaced drum on Dell 1720dn printer. Where is


This should fix the drum light being on that 1720

Turn off the power using the switch on the back of the printer. Open the front door of the printer. Hold Continue button down, power on the printer, and continue to holding Continue down until the LEDs begin to flash. When the LEDs start to flash, release Continue button. The LEDs will continue flashing until only Error LED will be lit. Close the front door. Continue, Ready/Data, Toner Low and Load Paper LEDs should be lit. Wait till the printer completes the POST process. POST is complete when fan noise and rollers stops. After POST wait for 5 seconds Press Cancel button 4 times slowly until the Toner Low LED is lit. This is the procedure resetting the counter. Press and hold Continue until all LEDs begin to cycle in sequence, then release Continue. Now only the Toner Low LED will be lit. Cycle the power of the printer: Remove the power cable - Wait for 5 seconds - Plug the power cable back to the printer - Power the Printer on.

May 13, 2009 | Dell 1720dn Laser Printer

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Drum Light flashing


You can continue to use the printer, but when print quality deteriorates, replace drum. Light will continue to flash until you do so.

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Apr 04, 2009 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Drum Light is flashing yellow


Drum light flashing yellow means the drum is near it's end-of-life. There is some life left in the drum at this point. Do the following to get some more mileage out of your current drum and also when you finally do replace it (this resets the drum counter):

  • Printer on and paper loaded
  • Press and hold blue button until all LEDs light up
  • Release button

Oct 28, 2008 | Brother HL 5140 Laser Printer

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Yellow Toner Light Flashes - won't print


f the Drum LED is still lit after replacing the drum unit, the Drum counter may not be reset.
Reset the Drum counter as follows:

  1. Open the front cover.
  2. Locate the control panel button under the LED lights on the left side.
  3. Press the control panel button until all lights are lit, then release it.
    The Drum counter is now reset.

Aug 22, 2008 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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