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Toner end life message

I replaced the toner in the MFC8860DN. It still displays a toner end life message and the machine will not work. I took the drum/toner assemble and placed it in another MFC8860DN and everything works, so the problem is in the original MFC, not in the drum/toner assembly. How do I reset the toner end life message so that the MFC knows it has a new toner in there? I am NOT talking about the drum.

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  • pumpkin976 Nov 05, 2008

    I have replaced the toner cartridge also but continue to get the toner end life message. I turned it off and on, unplugged and replugged it.same message

  • umairasmat Nov 17, 2008

    I replaced the toner but it still says "Toner life end"

  • Anonymous Jan 29, 2009

    My refilled toner gives "Toner End Life" message. I used it in another identical MFC-8860DN and worked well. Also, an original toner half way used from the second one which is working gives the same message on the first one. I don't believe there is a problem with the toner cartridge or any gear or spring in it. There is a code in the machine that has to be reset. Other models use clearing code of "*00" after pushing "option" key in the copy section of controll pannel. I can not find this key on MFC-8860DN. HELP?

  • 26boy Jan 29, 2009

    My refilled toner give "Toner End Life" message. I used it in another identical MFC-8860DN and worked well. Also, an original toner half way used from the second one which is working gives the same message on the first one. I don't believe there is a problem with the toner cartridge or any gear or spring in it. There is a code in the machine that has to be reset. Other models use clearing code of "*00" after pushing "option" key in the copy section of controll pannel. I can not find this key on MFC-8860DN. HELP?

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I solved the brother mfc8860 toner life end problem
hi guys my name is reedwaan. Im new at this site so please listen up 
my brother toner i refilled with toner and inserted it. It said toner life end then i patched the windows close on the sides and still the same problem, then i removed the toner and loosened the two screws on the left by the gears then removed the cover of the gears. 
Right at the back there is a funny looking gear with a spring behind it. All you have to do is pull the spring a little bit clockwise and push the gear back on hooking the spring into it so that the gear is spring loaded. close it up then test it, It took me a while to figure it out but i got it right. 
NB*  The gear that you push on, is the toner reset gear and when you push it on make sure the teeth dont interlock with the second gear on the left of it. If you have any queries mail me on reedwaan@yahoo.com 
glad to help out

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You can actually just remove the gear and spring. I posted this fix on another Brother printer. The good part of removing the gear and spring is you can print much longer too.

Posted on Apr 27, 2009

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SOURCE: I replaced the toner in the MFC8860DN. I still

-open front cover
-press 'Option' button
-then key *00 on the keypad
-close front cover

hope it helps

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If the printer is out of warranty, contact a Brother Authorized Service Center for repair by clicking on the link below:
http://www.brother-usa.com/service/default.aspx

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