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Change drum soon will not clear after new drum inserted

Change drum soon message will not clear after new drum inserted I have a Brother MFC 4800 and I have this same problem that it keeps
saying Change Drum and I have changed the drum. How do I get it to
reset ? Thanks

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This machine is reset with a plastic sheet that come in the new drum unit. When the drum is inserted for the first time, the sheet slides out and trip the exit sensor in a certain way. Then the counter is cleared. If you still have this clear plastic sheet, then you can reinsert it into the top of the drum unit and try it again.

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