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Brother MFC 8860DN Toner End Life Error

I replaced the toner in the MFC8860DN. I still says toner end life. I took the entire drum/toner assembly to another MFC8860DN and it works fine. So, the problem is NOT in the toner/drum assembly. Can you help figure out how to reset the MFC to detect the new toner cartridge as new and not an end life toner?

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Open the door where the toner goes. Press the 'back' button. Press *00. Do not respond to the query about the drum. Close the door. Other models may have to press the 'Options' button located near 'Copy'. This should work.

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  • This message would continue to appear if the drum counter was not reset when you replaced the drum.
    To reset the drum counter, follow the instructions below:

    1. Open the front cover.
    2. Press the Clear/Back key.
    3. Press 1 to reset.
    4. Close the front cover, pressing firmly on each side until they click into place.
Click Here to go to the Brother Support site for your printer.

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Brother MFC-9440CN Laser Printer is saying toner life end and I just put a new cartridge in.


If you want to reset your Brother MFC 9440N machine so you no longer have the error message: Toner End of Life, do the following:

1. Open the front cover of the 7820N, that is, the cover that allows you to pull out the toner and drum, but don't pull out the drum/toner.
2. Push the button: Options (located on the left of the control pad).
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The Brother MFC 9440N should be reset and the Toner End of Life message should disappear. Warning, this may void your warranty and ultimately damage your machine if you are reusing or refilling your cartridges, but you should already know that. Hope this helps.

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Brother mfc 8860dn, what is the difference between drum and toner.


On this machine the toner cartridge is installed into the drum unit so they are separate units. After opening the front door you can lift and then pull out the toner cartridge/drum unit assembly. There is a blue release lever thet is used to release the toner cartridge from the drum unit. As far as the difference? Well the toner cartridge contains the toner, and the drum unit contains the drum as well as other parts that make up the print "process". The toner is good for about 5,000 pages while the drum unit is good for about 18,000 pages. The drum unit life indicator can be reset to get additional life from the drum unit. To do this, open the front door and leave it open. The press the clear/stop key, then press 1
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Brother MFC 7820N Toner life end with new toner


I found the following post on another site. It appears to work. If you want to reset your Brother MFC 7820N machine so you no longer have the error message: Toner End of Life, do the following:

1. Open the front cover of the 7820N, that is, the cover that allows you to pull out the toner and drum, but don't pull out the drum/toner.
2. Push the button: Options (located on the left of the control pad).
3. Type: *00 on the keypad.

The Brother MFC 7820N should be reset and the Toner End of Life message should disappear. WARNING: This may void your warranty and ultimately damage your machine if you are reusing or refilling your cartridges, but you should already know that. Hope this helps.

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Drum life near end


Depends on the usage of the machine. If hardly used, you should get a years worth. But here's what you can do:

Open front cover

Remove drum unit and toner cartridge assembly

Put drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back in machine, but do no close front cover.

Press Clear/Back
You will get a message "Replace Drum?"
Select Yes to confirm

Apr 19, 2010 | Brother MFC-8860DN Printer

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Toner life end.


-open front cover
-press 'Option' button
-then key *00 on the keypad
-This resets the device so it knows it has had a new cartridge.

I hope it helps

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Toner end life message


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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Reset drum - brother mfc-8860dn


Open front cover

Remove drum unit and toner cartridge assembly

Put drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back in machine, but do no close front cover.

Press Clear/Back
You will get a message "Replace Drum?"
Select Yes to confirm

Jan 06, 2008 | Brother MFC-8860DN Printer

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