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Hiw do I reset the drum counter on a Brother printer HL-2040?

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  • do_kunal Mar 15, 2009

    i kunal fom varanasi

    i have samsung ML1640 laser printer which having page reset problem i.e."replace priner toner " or toner exast erron on the screen .

    my printer is sevriced two times at service center .

    bu problem is still.



    my email : do_kunal@rediff.com

    if some budy have the solution then pls tell me .

  • svitointerna Apr 14, 2009

    after doing the procedure also the red light glows no print come out and gives the message as toner is empty.

  • Anonymous Mar 18, 2014

    On the Brother HL-2240 Printer, how do I reset the counter on the drum?

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Are you trying to reset it to get all of the ink used?
If so, it's a simple trick.
Cover the holes on the side of the drum with electrical tape (the printer shines a light through, if the light goes through there's no toner left, but if it doesn't it acts like there's a full cartridge)

Now use the following sequences on the printer:

1. Open the front cover and leave open while completing the following steps.
2. Turn the printer off.
3. Hold the 'go' button while turning the printer on. All panel lights should be on.
4. Release the 'go' button.
5. Press the 'go' button 2 times.
6. Pause.
7. Press the 'go' button 5 times.
8. The toner light should be off.
9. The paper light should be on or flashing.
10. Close cover. The ready light should be the only light on.

This should reset the drum so that you can get every penny of ink you paid for.

Good Luck.

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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  • mplindsay Feb 11, 2011

    Just resetting the drum (no hole covering) worked for us, we shall see how many pages we get from this fix.

  • gundaka Mar 06, 2011

    tape and reset worked for me too....
    thanks guru!
    thanks fixya.com

  • vicsing May 04, 2011

    Saved my printer. Was about to drop kick it into touch when I tried this and it worked a treat. You are indeed a guru littlesheila! Thanx

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1. Press the Clear key to display drum status.
2. Press 1 on the telephone keypad.
3. When the display shows "ACCEPTED", close the front cover.

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I had similar issues with my unit that is just over a year old, still using original cartridge. Tried all recommendations here and elsewhere, with no joy. Still the dreaded solid "Toner" light and the "Clean the corona wire" message on screen. Given that I had already purchased a replacement high yield toner cartridge months ago, my only viable option was to purchase another identical printer unit.That said, the existing unit became open-season for my Shrek-like surgical attempts to repair. I was successful.
After unplugging the unit and letting it cool down, I began to disassemble the general components, cleaned them and reasssembled. I removed the toner cartridge from the drum assembly, and took the drum assembly apart. I was able to get the large roller assembly removed by pulling up briskly on the side opposite the corona wire "home" position. I then applied brisk pressure to remove the other end. I proceeded to very gently clean the long bristled component, the large roller (drum?) and the smaller roller; all gently with a kleenex or five. Blow out all areas to remove any loose material. Reassemble the unit, plug it in and all is well, printing just fine. Hopefully, this repair is long term. Good luck all.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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wecan reset brother cartage 2ways. when we are filling at that time we can adjust white ringe of cartage. otherway after reffiling . and when we put cartage in side the printer. we should push white and black point and start the printer .then it wi be reset.(it is tech. private methode)

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I changed the new drum for my HL-2040 printer. But the LED light shown orange. Can I know how I going to do reset for the new drum. Thanks!


  • 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
  2. 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.
  3. Close the front cover.
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I have a Brother HL 2040. I placed a remanufactured drum and toner into it. The Drum light keeps going on. From various sources on the internet, I learned that I am supposed to reset the white counter on...


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  • 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.
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  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.
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Have you recently replaced the drum?
  • 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Close the front cover.
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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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I got exactly the same problem and the "reset" didn't do anything. I fixed it by putting a piece of duck tape on magic eye on the cartridge.
Fallow those step to do the same thing as me:
  1. Open the front panel.
  2. Remove the toner and the drum
  3. Remove the toner FROM the drum
  4. On each side of the toner, there should be a little glass. Put the piece of duck tape on one of them. I put mine on the right side.
  5. Put everything back in.
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