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Toner light comes on and status light is red after replacing toner cartridge.

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I know this is an ancient thread, but here is my solution to this problem:

Open the printer and remove the toner cartridge. Inside the printer, on the left hand side, is a little lever that lets the printer know there is a cartridge inside. Push the lever down, and secure it with a piece of tape. Close the printer and power it up. You should get to the point where the red light stays on. Open the printer, remove the tape, and replace the cartridge. The printer will run through its cycle, and the status light should turn green. The printer should now work as normal.

I know it sounds weird, but I came across this after HOURS of messing around with the printer. It has worked for me every time I have run into this situation.

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Toner light comes on and status light is red after replacing toner cartridge

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SOURCE: Brother HL-5140, Status light is red and toner

It is very hard to find the reset instructions on the Brother Solutions site.

  1. Turn the printer off.
  2. Press and hold the Go button on the front of the printer, at the same time turn the printer power on.
  3. When the Toner light is on by itself, release the Go button.
  4. Push and hold the Go button again, release the Go button when the Paper light is on by itself.

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SOURCE: red status light on. won't print,

Try this. 
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/files/dlf/doc000071/HL5100_UG_ENG_3.pdf

Posted on May 01, 2009

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SOURCE: My Brother HL5250DN shows toner light on (yellow)

Try this..
1: Turn off power and remove toner/drum
2: Tape the little spring loaded lever just inside the printer on the upper left hand side in the *DOWN* position! Do not replace drum yet and...
3: Turn power on to printer and let it cycle. Status/Toner lights will come on as usual.
4: Turn off printer, remove tape from lever, replace drum and turn back on.

Posted on Mar 05, 2011

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