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How can I by-pass toner error on Brother HL-5170dn printer? I don't have another cartridge right now to put in.

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  • Raisin2u Feb 01, 2010

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    I used a small (.5 x .5 in.) piece of black electrical tape to cover the sensor hole on the non-gear side of the cartridge. By covering the hole the printer is fooled into thinking the hopper is full of toner.

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U can't bypass the error, this would require writing new software to ignore toner problem, so your only option here is to replace the defective toner cartridge. Sorry there is just no away around this.

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