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Drum light blinks, drum and toner have been replaced

Unable to print after replacing the drum and toner. A test for printer statistics still list the drum at 0% remaining life.

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Re: drum light blinks, drum and toner have been replaced

You need to update your machine after every time that you repleacing toner or drum

contact tech support of brother company or i can help you but it will cost you


Posted on Apr 18, 2008

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What could be the problem with my printer? The toner button keeps flashing. I already replaced the ink cartridge on the printer, but the only thing the printer will allow me to print is the device...


If you have done more that 30,000 prints then I would think the flashing light means you need to replace the drum in the laser printer

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Resetting Blinking Toner Light HL-2140

Here is the procedure for resetting the Toner flashing light on Brother HL-2140 (sources for other answers here and self testing - specific to HL-2140)
  • Open the front cover and leave open.
  • Turn the printer off.
  • Hold the "white button" while turning the printer on. (All panel lights should be on.)
  • Release the "white button".
  • Press the "white button" 2 times (Pause, wait for all lights to come on.)
  • Press the "white button" 5 times. (All lights to come on again, then go out.)
  • Cancel "maintenance driver" install, if prompted
  • Close cover.
  • Power cycle printer.

This will:
  • reset the toner light (stop blinking)
  • restore the printing darkness (when toner light flashes, printer prints lighter to save toner)
  • keeps the printed page counts and drum life info

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Yellow light is blinking?

If the bottom amber colored light is blinking, the imaging drum needs replaced.

If the yellow print cartridge light is blinking, then replace the print cartridge (yellow toner).

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We have a Brother HL 2140 series the printer will not print. It has a new toner cart. The drum light is lit . Any suggestions?

This machine has a separate drum and toner cartridge. Replacing the toner does not reset the drum light. Double check that the light on is, in fact, the drum light, and if it is, replace the drum unit. This should resolve your problem.
In order to replace the drum unit, do this: 1) With the printer on and the drum light blinking, open the front cover. 2) Press and hold the Go button for about 4 seconds until all the LEDs light up. Once all LEDs light up, release the Go button. 3) Pull the print assembly out of the machine. 4) Push down the green lock lever to take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit. 5) Put the toner cartridge into the new drum unit. 6) Reinsert the print assembly into the machine. 7) Close the front cover and verify that the lights turn off.
It is theoretically possible that you could reset the counter without actually changing the drum by simply skipping steps 3-6 above, but I have never tried it before and Brother may be checking a chip on the drum unit to verify that it is, in fact, a new drum unit. If they are, you will have to actually replace the unit to make the light go off. I would strongly recommend against resetting the counter without actually changing the drum though, as your print quality will degrade and the machine may start to dump toner into the inside creating a rather large mess and a hefty repair bill.

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My Brother HL-2140 Went out in a storm. All three lights just keep blinking no matter what I do. Held down on the blue light button a number of time, restarted computer, turned off printer, reloaded ink...

You can find the usre's manual here:
1) If the LARGE BLUE BUTTON is blinking:
Data remaining in memory
There is remaining print data in the printer memory. If the Ready LED is blinking for
a long time and nothing has printed, press the Go button to print the remaining data
in the memory.
2) If the TONER LED is blinking:
Toner low
Indicates that the toner cartridge is nearly empty. Buy a new toner cartridge and have
it ready for when Toner life end is indicated.
The Toner LED will turn on for 2 seconds and off for 3 seconds.
3) If the DRUM LED is blinking:
Drum life end soon
The drum unit is near the end of its life. We recommend that you get a new drum unit
to replace the current one. See Replacing the drum unit on page 69.
The Drum LED will turn on for 2 seconds and off for 3 seconds.
4) If the RED ERROR LED is blinking:
Front cover is open
Close the front cover of the printer.
Fuser cover is open
Close the fuser cover located behind the back cover of the printer.
Paper jam
Clear the paper jam. See Paper jams and how to clear them on page 85. If the printer
does not start printing, press the Go button.
Memory full
The printer memory is full and the printer cannot print full pages of a document.
Print overrun
A print overrun occurred and the printer cannot print full pages of a document.

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Dell 1700n error light after print job.

double pressing the continue button twice , the printer will give a secondary error code: then check here (link below) : toner is low, with blinking lights = Replacing the Imaging Drum
download the manual above and look under Troubleshooting->Maintenance for your printer-> replace imaging drum...

good fortune, please leave rating...

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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.

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Brother printer Hl 2070. Toner light is on , changed the toner , still yellow light is on and I can't print

From Description:
  • 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.
    Reset the drum counter only when you replaced the drum unit with a new one.

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Drum counter usually has to be reset.. Check user manual or go to Brother's site if you want to drive yourself crazy Ed

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