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Toner light after 1K pages

Hi,
I bought my Brother HL-5250DN 6 weeks ago and have printed maybe 1000 pages. The toner light just went on and the printer no longer will print. The toner cartridge seems just fine and I can't override the error to get the machine to print. Any ideas?
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  • Anonymous Mar 06, 2008

    Right out of the box, the toner light is on and it won't print. Reloaded the drivers and put a brand new cartridge in - - still won't print. Arrrghhhh......

  • Anonymous Aug 08, 2008

    TONER BLIGHT WILL NOT GO OFF AND I CAN NOT PRINT

  • BOB5310 Aug 08, 2008

    TONER LIGHT WILL NOT GO OFF AND I CAN NOT PRINT

  • ebujak Aug 20, 2008

    This happens often and seems to be an issue that Brother should address.

  • Anonymous Mar 25, 2014

    I lost the key card for my new toner and can't get my printer to print. Is there an override?

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On my unit, the toner light was lit steady amber and the Status light was steady red. I tore a small square out of a post it note, off the top (so that it had adhesive on it), and used that to cover the sensor path way found on either side of the toner cartridge. It is a clear plastic hole, centered toward the bottom of either side of the cartridge.

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There's a reset flag that's set on the toner cartridge. Found out about it on oasis-imaging's refubishing pages: http://www.oasis-imaging.com/images/pdf/cart_inst/TN580.pdf

But my solution was to take the cartridge out, look inside the printer unit where the cartridge was and notice on the left hand side a small lever. Tape that down in the up position and continue printing.

It worked for me - I'd be interested to hear if it worked for you.

Posted on Mar 15, 2008

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