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50 Copies Per Toner Cartridge?

I'm running a Brother HL-2040 in a small office and we have a problem with the Toner Cartridge and the detector:

Within 50 copies of replacing the Toner Cartridge, the light invariably comes back on. We've tried several different techniques with the cartridge to get it to reset: Removing and replacing the cartridge, resettling the cartridge, and good old fashioned futzing.

We are using Brother Cartridges, not any third party brand, but if this continues we might try that.

Any solutions?

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  • brightonkhk Aug 18, 2008

    Negatory, 50 copies as sure as the sun rises. We definitely have more toner, but the printer decides just to shut down (Toner light comes on, and then it won't print until we replace).

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Sounds just like the 'idiot' lights for oil changes on your car..how about this..100 copies from replacement, does the light go on?

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