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Drum is near end

My printer shows that I have the drum near end . I changed the cartridge and the toner and still the message is still there with a very poor quality of the printed document where it shows a whole strip of black line over the whole page. Please advice

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Some packaging is still on drum probally.
check that out and to clear message u need to open all the front covers then hit the clear/back button and then hit number 1 and your set

Posted on Apr 09, 2008

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A typical vendor and price is here (I've never purchased from this place myself, and have just used it as an example):

http://www.quikshiptoner.com/catalog/brother-dcp-8060-drum-toner.html

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