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Brother hl3040cn. I have replaced black cartridge it now says other 3 need replacing. Was printing ok before black ran out; not printed colour for long time. thanks

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This printer tells you to replace the toner when there is still plenty left. You can override this as follows:-
1. Open the top cover
2. Press "Secure print" and "Cancel" together
3. This brings up the cartridge menu. Press "OK" twice for each entry, then scroll down to the next one. There are two entries for each colour, dunno why.
4. When you've done all 8 entries shut the lid and print.
This may need to be redone every few months.

Posted on Nov 12, 2010

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  • Seymourloo Feb 09, 2011

    Thanks Petet1962 - you saved my sanity as I had a deadline and the printer wouldn't recognize I'd changed the 'low' cartridges!! Made my deadline, and you will likely save me a whole lot replacement cartridges in the future too! :D
    Pam

  • BBANNER May 15, 2013

    This has been killin me for months! Thanks so much!

  • Richard Stolz
    Richard Stolz Oct 25, 2013

    Stickdolz- I am frustrated with this printer. I tried the above instructions (press SPrint and Cancel buttons) but the machine tells me to close the cover which brings back the original "replace all color cartridges" message. These are all original cartridges but I can see toner inside and have taped of the visual beam window. Help

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