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REPLACE DRUM BEFORE TONER'S OUT?!

ALL LIGHTS FLASH, PUSH GO BUTTON, DRUM LIGHT LIT ONLY. THIS BEFORE NEEDING TO REPLACE THE TONER, NOT EVEN ONCE! ANY IDEAS?

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    I FEEL SO STUPID, I DISCONNECTED USB AND POWER, RECONNECTED AND AGAIN I HAVE PRINTER ACTION, CRAZY MAN!  THANKS FOR THE ASSIST!

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Hmmm...and there is no functionality? I recommend a new set of drivers first from www.brother.com

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The drum has come to the end of its life. You should replace the drum assembly and reset the drum counter. Here is the procedure:
power off and open front door
hold down the continue button as you power on printer leaving front door open
when error light comes on release continue and close front door.
toner low, load paper, ready, and continue will all be lit.
press cancel slowly 4 times or until just toner low lights up. each time you press cancel, the light sequence should change
when just toner low is lit, press and hold continue button until lights cycle up and down in sequence.
release continue.. toner low will be lit again
turn printer off, wait 10 secs or so and then back on
press continue button to print off settings page and check under cartridge information, photoconductor value is 0K (zero)

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We have a Brother HL 2140 series the printer will not print. It has a new toner cart. The drum light is lit . Any suggestions?


This machine has a separate drum and toner cartridge. Replacing the toner does not reset the drum light. Double check that the light on is, in fact, the drum light, and if it is, replace the drum unit. This should resolve your problem.
In order to replace the drum unit, do this: 1) With the printer on and the drum light blinking, open the front cover. 2) Press and hold the Go button for about 4 seconds until all the LEDs light up. Once all LEDs light up, release the Go button. 3) Pull the print assembly out of the machine. 4) Push down the green lock lever to take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit. 5) Put the toner cartridge into the new drum unit. 6) Reinsert the print assembly into the machine. 7) Close the front cover and verify that the lights turn off.
It is theoretically possible that you could reset the counter without actually changing the drum by simply skipping steps 3-6 above, but I have never tried it before and Brother may be checking a chip on the drum unit to verify that it is, in fact, a new drum unit. If they are, you will have to actually replace the unit to make the light go off. I would strongly recommend against resetting the counter without actually changing the drum though, as your print quality will degrade and the machine may start to dump toner into the inside creating a rather large mess and a hefty repair bill.

Feb 28, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

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The toner light is on and my printer wont print


If the toner LED still lit even after replacing the drum unit then you know that the Drum counter may not be reset. you need to reset the drum
you can rReset the Drum counter as follows:


Open the front cover.


Locate the control panel button under the LED lights on the left side.
Press the control panel button until all lights are lit, then release it.
The Drum counter is now reset.hope this helps

Jul 08, 2010 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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My printer drum light is lit and will not copy. I have put in a new drum and the is still lit and will not copy


Hi
Please follow the bellow instruction…
Open the front panel.
Remove the toner and the drum.
Remove the toner from the drum.
On each side of the toner, there should be a little glass. Put the piece of duck tape on one of them.
Put everything as it was.
Turn on your printer.
Now, the low toner light should be gone and the green light should be on.
Now, you can empty your cartridge.
If the Drum light is still lit after replacing the drum unit, the Drum counter may not be reset.
Reset the Drum counter as follows:

Open the front cover.
Locate the control panel button under the LED lights on the left side.
Pres the control panel button until all lights are lit, and then release it.

The Drum counter is now reset.


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I've recently installed a new Brother toner, but the drum light is flashing and the Brother hl 5140 printer won't print


DRUM UNIT "spent"
It can be reset if the printing quality is good
To reset the drum follow the instructions below:
Press the cover release button and then open the front cover of the printer.

Press and hold down Go button until all 4 LEDs are lit. Once all 4 LEDs are lit, release the Go button.

Close the front cover.
Make sure that the Drum LED is now off.
Caution: Reset the drum counter only when you replaced the drum unit with a new one.

Oct 09, 2009 | Brother HL 5140 Laser Printer

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Replaced drum on Dell 1720dn printer. Where is


This should fix the drum light being on that 1720

Turn off the power using the switch on the back of the printer. Open the front door of the printer. Hold Continue button down, power on the printer, and continue to holding Continue down until the LEDs begin to flash. When the LEDs start to flash, release Continue button. The LEDs will continue flashing until only Error LED will be lit. Close the front door. Continue, Ready/Data, Toner Low and Load Paper LEDs should be lit. Wait till the printer completes the POST process. POST is complete when fan noise and rollers stops. After POST wait for 5 seconds Press Cancel button 4 times slowly until the Toner Low LED is lit. This is the procedure resetting the counter. Press and hold Continue until all LEDs begin to cycle in sequence, then release Continue. Now only the Toner Low LED will be lit. Cycle the power of the printer: Remove the power cable - Wait for 5 seconds - Plug the power cable back to the printer - Power the Printer on.

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Drum light HL-2040 Brother


  1. Open the front cover.
  2. Locate the control panel button under the LED lights on the left side.
  3. Press the control panel button until all lights are lit, then release it.
    The Drum counter is now reset.
On older models
  1. Open the front cover.
  2. Remove the drum and toner
  3. Press the Go buttom button until all lights are lit, (they come on one at a time) then release it.
    The Drum counter is now reset.

Oct 14, 2008 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Yellow Toner Light Flashes - won't print


f the Drum LED is still lit after replacing the drum unit, the Drum counter may not be reset.
Reset the Drum counter as follows:

  1. Open the front cover.
  2. Locate the control panel button under the LED lights on the left side.
  3. Press the control panel button until all lights are lit, then release it.
    The Drum counter is now reset.

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Drum light flash Brother HL 2070N


You need to have the front of the printer open, when you press and hold the 'Go' button. All four lights will come on, in sequence. Release the button, and close the front cover. Done...

Feb 27, 2008 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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BROTHER HL-2040


I think the previous post applies to resetting the drum light after replacing the drum.

You need to reset the toner end-of-life condition.

  1. Open the Front cover
  2. Press and hold the GO button
  3. Power ON the printer while continuing to hold the GO button
  4. All 4 LED's will light up and then 3. Once the 3 LED's are lit, release the GO button
  5. Press the GO button 2 times. This will cause the
    LED's to light solid
  6. With the LED's lit solid, press the GO button 5 times
  7. At this point the Paper light should be blinking. Toner end-of-life has been reset
  8. Close the front cover.

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