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Changing the drum

So, I changed the drum in this copier, since the following message appeared after every copy I made: Replace Drum soon (or "Change" drum soon). After changing it, sure enough the error message continued to display after every copy. I went through and did everything they told me to. I even powered it off, unplugged it, etc., and nothing worked. I went into the set-up, and followed it to "drum life" and it said 0% remaining! This i a brand new (and quite expensive) drum. How can I get this error message to stop??

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  • Anonymous Apr 07, 2009

    Follow the post by Nickprinter.. It worked like a charm.

  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2014

    ERROR APPEARS EVEN THOUGH I REPLACE A NEW DRUM

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I fixed the problem (following the user's guide).
1. After reinstalling the new drum unit into the printer, keep the front cover open.
2. Press "Clear/Back" on the machine
3. Press "1" and when the LCD shows "Accepted", close the front cover.


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I was responsible for a brother machine simular to this. A button or two had to be pushed on the control panel while the machine was open to change the drum. Consult owners manual if you have it.

Posted on May 14, 2008

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This message would continue to appear if the drum counter was not reset when you replaced the drum. To reset the drum counter, follow the instructions listed below.

  1. Open the front cover.
  2. Press the Options key on the control panel.
    The display will show "REPLACE DRUM - 1.YES 2.NO".
  3. Press 1 to reset the drum count.
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The printer screen shows change parts and on the wlan computers connected to it says that the drum end soon and that panics me a lot as i paid a lot for this damn computer


Did you recently replace the drum and the warning is unexpected?

Why does the message "Drum End Soon" continue to appear on the LCD after I replaced the drum?
Description:
This message would continue to appear if the drum unit counter was not reset when you installed a new drum.

To reset the drum unit counter, follow the instructions below:
  1. Press Menu on the Control Panel.
  2. Press the Up or Down Arrow key to select Machine Info..
  3. Press OK.
  4. Press the Up or Down Arrow key to select Reset Menu.
  5. Press OK.
  6. Press the Up or Down Arrow key to select Drum.
  7. Press OK.
  8. Press 1 to reset the drum unit counter.
You can use this procedure to reset a drum in order to continue to use up the remaining 'life' of the drum; recognizing that you will need to replace the drum when you start having print quality issues.

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My all-in-one printer keeps telling me that I need to change the drum soon. I bought a new drum inserted it into the printer and now I can't print anything. Plus, it is still telling me that I need to...


This message would continue to appear if the drum counter was not reset when you replaced the drum. To reset the drum counter, follow the instructions listed below.

  1. Open the front cover.
  2. Press the Options key on the control panel.
    The display will show "REPLACE DRUM - 1.YES 2.NO".
  3. Press 1 to reset the drum count.
  4. Close the front cover.
Note
    Brother strongly recommends that customers do not use generic drum units and/or toner cartridges, or refill their Brother toner cartridge. Each Brother laser printer is designed to work at pre-set temperatures that are matched exactly to each of our individual toner formulations. Each individual component is designed to work with the other to ensure quality and reliability. Using non-Brother supplies may affect the hardware performance, print quality and machine reliability. The Brother limited warranty does not apply to any problem that is caused by the use of unauthorized third party drum units, toner cartridges or toner.
    If you are using a genuine Brother drum and toner and after following this procedure the unit continues to show "CHANGE DRUM SOON", your machine may require service. Please contact the Customer Service Center.

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35YRTECH, aren't you being a wee bit flippant? I just changed my drum, had the same problem, and no where in mys instructions does it tell me how to inform the printer that I did reset the drum.

Anyway, here's how to do it (form the brother web site)

  • This message would appear 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.
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    1. Open the front cover.
    2. Press the Clear/Back key.
    3. Press 1 to reset.
    4. Close the front cover, pressing firmly on each side until they click into place.

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Description:
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