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1. power down the printer.
2. remove all color cartridges from their slots.
3. inside the color slot, you will see a green slide that will not move until you pick up the plastic cover.
4. rotate the plastic cover forward.
5. slide the green slide 3 or 4 times. (DO NOT TOUCH SMALL WIRES!)
6. return slide to original position.
7. snap the plastic cover back in place
8. return each color cartridge to it's slot.
9. replace color cartridge holder back to printer.
10. close all covers
11. turn printer back on.

If you still get the "move green slide" error, just repeat these steps

This took me about 10 minutes for the process, after understanding what the "green slide" meant.

Posted on May 22, 2011

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1) Each toner cartridge has two green tabs. One green tab can be seen while the cartridges are inside the printer, the second green tab can be seen when the cartridges are removed from within the printer itself.
2) Remove the Black toner cartridge, ensuring you do not touch the round drum parts, but rather you only hold the cartridge on its ends.
3) The second green tab (as shown in the image attached), literally slides along the length of the toner cartridge. BE VERY CAREFUL not to touch the very fine wires underneath it which it appears to slide along.
4) It is "Slightly" clipped into its own little Clear or opaque coloured "Parking" spot.
5) Carefully hold the unit at its ends, whilst sliding this green tab away from its parking spot, along towards the other end of the toner cartridge, then return it to the original end WITHOUT clipping it back into the parking spot.
6) Return the cartridge into the printer.
7) Do this for each coloured toner cartridge.
8) Print & enjoy.
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Posted on Mar 13, 2014

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    Kevin M Cuddeback Mar 27, 2015

    This worked, but with one extra step: After sliding the wire-cleaner back and forth, I put them all about 1/4" (.5cm) "short" of fully redocked. The printer didn't like this. So I opened up, slid them all back to "fully locked" and tried again. With that, it worked.

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SOURCE: Our brother printer is saying drum error slide

You need to open the printer access panel. Inside, there's the "drum", which is secured with plastic tabs.

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SOURCE: my brother MFC9840cdw has an error message that

The guy that replied solved the problem. He rocks and I can't believe that brother does have a large posting on this issue. Sham on them:
ben2913 did the job "This is NOT the solution to this error code. The code is telling you that the Corona wire must be cleaned. Remove all 4 color drums. Look down into the tray that you removed them from and you will see 4 green tabs. Open the plastic cover that protects the corona wire and move the green tab back and forth several times. After you have done this with all 4, reinstall the drums, close the machine front and everything will work fine again."

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