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Error drum or drum light on and off. what do I do?

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We have had the drum error indicator light on for about 2 weeks...also when trying to print it takes FOREVER. I ordered a new drum and just installed and STILL the drum error indicator is lit. What now?

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Hi there,

The link below discuss the LED indicators of the Brother printer. However, click the link as it provides the process and procedure of what needs to be done in such LED indication;
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faq/000000/000100/000070/faq000170_007.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=hl5250dn_all

Hope it works for you.

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Anirban Mazumdar

Posted on Jun 05, 2010

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The Drum LED alternates on and off, turning on for 2 seconds and off for 3 seconds,and the Ready LED is on.

the LED lights indicate the drum unit is near the end of its life. I recommend that you get a new drum unit to replace the current one.

Posted on Jun 05, 2010

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