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Screen says drum near end

On our fax machine at work it says on the screen, drum near end. what does that mean?

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Drum for Brother MFC-6800 All in One Machine
You can expect it to print 12,000 Page Yield
Whats the difference between a DRUM and a TONER Cartridge? The toner cartridge is a cartridge holding the toner (ink). The drum does the work to transfer the ink to the paper. You will need to replace the drum every 5-6 toner cartridges you use.

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This means that the ink of the toner or drum is near to finish. Please refill your toner or drum ink as soon as possible.

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