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Replaced new drum unit but LCD keeps saying Drum Near End of Life

I have a Brother MFC-8460N and after I replaced it with a new drum, the LCD screen is still showing Drum Near End of Life.

Where can I reset the drum unit?

Thanks for your help!
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Front cover must be open

Press The "Clear" key on the top panel

Press 1 to reset the drum count

Close the over

Posted on Feb 06, 2009

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.

Posted on Jul 25, 2008

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