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The mfc9440cn i have is continuly saying that the belt unit and the drum need to be changed even though they have both been changed recently. Is this a problem with the printer or the belt unit/drum?

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You probably need to reset the counter on the parts life. Depending on the machine you have - you can do a parts life check - but it will always read 0 part life left, if you haven't reset the counter...

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What does a belt life ends soon mean, on a brother MFC 9440ch color laser printer?


Are you sure of the error message? The Brother printers that I have used have Drum Ends Soon and Change Belt messages.

The Brother MFC-9440CN has a belt that can be replaced. The Belt unit has an life expectancy of ~50000 pages. The belt unit is part BU100CL and costs a bit over $150 at office supply stores. Amazon.com and some other stores have the unit for under $100. http://www.amazon.com/Brother-BU-100CL-HL-4040CN-HL-4070CDW-Series/dp/B000SC245E is one source.

When the unit says Change Belt Unit, follow the directions from the manual's maintenance section to replace the belt unit. See page 178 (page 189 of the PDF) http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/files/dlf/doc002252/mfc9440_usa_usr_b.pdf . You have to remove the Drum and then the Belt Unit. Then slide in the new Belt Unit and replace the Drum unit. Then close the printer and turn it on. Finally reset the counter from the Machine Info sub menu (press Menu 8 4 and select the Belt Unit and press OK. Then press 1 followed by Stop/Exit).

If you mean the Drum Unit, that is part DR-110CL and costs over $175 at the office supply stores. Order this part when the Drum End Soon message appears and replace it if the print quality deteriorates (or when you have the new drum). The Drum Life is ~17000 pages. The steps start on page 166 (182 of the PDF). You need to remove the old Drum unit. Then remove the toner cartridges from the drum. Prepare the new Drum Unit, including putting the cartridges in the new Drum. Then replace the Drum unit and reset the counter.

I hope this helps.

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HL 4040CN is printing with a pink tint, it also says drum end soon and has said that for a while. What sould I do?


I have a similar problem now: magenta stain over the entire page when printing anything with any color (even just a hyperlink); B&W text is no problem.Not the PC; even the Demo Page from the 4040 menu does this. Updated the 4040 firmware tonight to latest (1.24, etc), but no better.Recently replaced the Magenta cartridge (official Brother cartridge), though saw this problem near end-of-life of the previous Magenta cartridge. Drum Unit status is 42%, so not expected to be near end-of-life.

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What is a 6 A code mean ??? on brother mfc9440cn


Error 6A is a fuser failure error. You will need to replace the fuser unit completely.
The part numbers are
For the 115volt model: LR1962001
For the 240volt model: LR1963001

Good luck

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There is a warning said : " fuser unit end". What is the problem for that printer HL-4040CN? Even after I changed the drum unit and belt unit, there are still 2 warnings appearing to ask for...


first you are talking about the FUSER END message that means you have to change the FUSER and as for the DRUM and BELT you have to RESET the TIMER to tell the printer that it has been changed as well as for the FUSER those are consumable parts they have a life and the printer is programed to tell you to change them after so much copies.

Good luck!

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unfortunately the drum within the cartridge has reached end of life so changing to a new drum cartridge would resolve this issue.

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Getting a message saying change belt unit...what's that? is it easy to change? Replaced Drum Unit 6 months ago and I still get message Drum Unit end soon.


The instructions to reset the drum after changing are packed with the new drum, and the belt unit is the transfer belt that also wears out and needs changing periodically. The instructions are packed with that also and not hard to change.

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Constant drum error on Brother MFC9440CN. Already replaced drum unit


may be the drum you are using for it is not compartable with it.

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We have recently bought a second hand OKI C5200 Colour Laser Printer and even though the black and white print seems to be great the clour is coming out with coloured streaks, what would you recommend?


One or more of the drums may be defective. Swap the black with another color and print a document. If that color printed the charectors ok, then continue the test with the other drums each taking a turn in the Black drum position until you find the bad drum.

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