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Brother dcp 7020 says toner end life

Replaced toner,closed cover,still says toner end life,wont print

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Re: brother dcp 7020 says toner end life

Unplug plug it back in, did you remove the protective cover and clean coria wire?

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

Re: brother dcp 7020 says toner end life

My Brother DCP 7020 printer is used at home so I may print a few sheets on it once or twice a month. I've had the printer for two years now it says Toner Life End. I seriously doubt I've used up all the toner. There is pleanty of toner left inside the cartridge. I refuse to buy another toner cartridge at $70 a pop. Isn't there a way to bypas this message so I can print?

Posted on Oct 03, 2008

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