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I turned on my Brother MFC-7440N and 1. heard a grinding noise then 2. saw the message, "drum end soon" What does this mean?

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By the sound of it, it sounds like the drum for the laser printer is just about shot. Time to get another cartdrige.

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Time to really order a new drum and really replace with a new one.
Resetting the drum unit will not improve print quality. It only resets your drum and allows you to continue to print. You decide when to replace the drum unit not the manufacturer!

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the drum will just need to be replaced im not sure if the toner and drum both come as one cartridge. But if not wherever you get your toner from, just ask for a drum cartridge. they are very easy to change.

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