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How do I reset the drum end on my Brother printer?

Last Updated: 6th May, 2020

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If you reset the drum counter during the life of the drum unit currently being used, the remaining drum life will not be displayed accurately.
  1. Make sure that the machine is turned on.
  2. Open the front cover.
  3. Press and hold OK for 2 seconds.
  4. Press the Up arrow key or 1 to reset the drum counter.
  5. Close the front cover.

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In this regard, what does it mean when the printer says Drum End Soon?

"Drum End Soon" message. The machine uses a drum unit to create print images on paper. If your machine's display reads "Drum End Soon", the drum unit is near the end of its life and it is time to buy a new one.

Similarly, how long should a drum last in Brother printer? On average, a Brother drum will last as long as 3-4 Brother toner cartridges, so eventually over time you'll have to replace the drum to make sure you get high quality prints consistently.

Furthermore, what is drum stop on Brother printer?

The Brother machine will display a 'Replace Drum' or 'Drum Stop' message when the machine has printed approximately 15,000 pages. The drums should be replaced as a set in order to maintain print quality. Unlike the toner cartridges, the drum change is not automatically detected by the machine when they are replaced.

How do you reset the drum life on a Brother HL 2280dw?

Brother HL-2280DW – How to reset the drum counter

  1. After reinserting the drum and toner, leave the front cover open. If you did close the front cover after replacing the drum, open the front cover.
  2. Press the Clear button.
  3. You will be asked if you are replacing the drum, press the Up button to answer Yes.
  4. Once the display says “Accepted”, close the front cover.

Related Question Answers

Leodegario Grommlich

Professional

What happens if I don't replace printer drum?

Blurry Prints
If your printer is churning out blurry pages, it either means that your printer drum is damaged and in need of replacement or that you need new ink toner. You may be able to clean the drum so that it works properly, but if symptoms persist it will need to be replaced for you to print effectively.

Paulin Nanni

Professional

How long does the drum last in a printer?

Separate drum units last quite a bit longer than a toner cartridge and typically should be replaced after the use of 3-4 toners. Your printer should inform you when it's time to replace the drum, but you can usually tell your drum is on it's last legs if you start to see black spots or lines across the page.

Chedey Hobelheinrich

Explainer

How do I fix the drum error on my Brother printer?

Make sure that the printer is on and open the front cover. Remove the toner cartridge and drum unit from the machine.

Once the new drum is replaced, you will need to reset the drum counter:
  1. Open the front cover.
  2. Press and hold OK for 2 seconds.
  3. Press the Up arrow key or 1 to reset the drum counter.

Chistian Buschler

Explainer

Why do laser printer drums wear out?

Bad Paper. Using paper not intended for laser printers can not only produce lower quality print, it can wear your printer drum out more quickly. If the paper cannot fully remove the toner from the drum, the drum can build up toner residue, which will prevent it from operating properly.

Kaloyan Rose

Explainer

What is the drum of the printer?

The drum unit transfers the toner to the paper. The laser printer puts the toner on the roller called "The photosensitive drum" inside the drum unit, and then prints letters and images by fixing toner to the paper by heat and pressure.

Ebou Kalkreuter

Pundit

How do you reset the drum on a Brother MFC 7840w printer?

How to reset Brother MFC-7840w Drum
  1. Press Clear or Clear/Back on the control panel. NOTE: The layout of a control panel differs depending on the model, but the Clear or Clear/Back button is located on the right side of the LCD screen as shown in illustration.
  2. Press 1 to reset the drum counter.
  3. When the LCD shows Accepted, close the front cover.

Zdenek Herenas

Pundit

Why does my Brother printer keep telling me to replace the drum?

Without a chip, your drum unit has no way of being able to associate itself with your Brother printer. As a result, you will get the “Replace Drum” message because your printer thinks that you've not installed a drum unit. On the right is a standard toner cartridge with a chip.

Aniano Souto

Pundit

Why do I need to replace the drum in my printer?

The drum unit may need replacing if you notice the printer producing blurry, low-quality images. Black or colored toner spots on printouts also indicates a failing drum unit. In some cases, horizontal lines may develop across the printout every time the paper passes the failing part of the drum.

Celio Torreira

Pundit

How do I fix the drum on my Brother printer?

If you reset the drum counter during the life of the drum unit currently being used, the remaining drum life will not be displayed accurately.
  1. Make sure that the machine is turned on.
  2. Open the front cover.
  3. Press and hold OK for 2 seconds.
  4. Press the Up arrow key or 1 to reset the drum counter.
  5. Close the front cover.

Gila Reinel

Pundit

How do I know if my printer drum is bad?

Speckles and Spots
Spots on the paper can be caused by a number of things, including a faulty or leaking toner cartridge, or a bad printer drum. The easiest way to determine whether the spots are the result of a bad toner or a bad drum is to change the toner cartridge and clean the inside of the printer.

Gioacchino Bakhmutoff

Teacher

Josphine Lychev

Teacher

How do you check the drum life on a Brother printer?

You can view your current drum's remaining life on your Brother machine's LCD by following these steps.
  1. Press MENU and choose Machine Info. => Drum Life.
  2. Press the OK key. Your Brother machine's LCD will display the percentage of remaining drum life.
  3. Press the STOP/EXIT key.

Abdessadeq Xing

Teacher

How do I clean the drum on my Brother printer?

Clean the drum unit
  1. Open the front cover.
  2. Remove the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly from the machine.
  3. Push down the green lock lever and take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit.
  4. Turn the drum unit as shown in the illustration.
  5. Turn the edge of the drum unit toward you by hand while looking at surface of the suspected area.

Taina Formann

Teacher

How do you override a drum on a Brother printer?

FAQs & Troubleshooting
  1. Close the front cover.
  2. Make sure the machine is turned on.
  3. Press (Settings).
  4. Press All Settings.
  5. Choose Machine Info. or Machine Information => Parts Life.
  6. Press and hold Drum or Drum Life until the machine's display message changes.
  7. Press Yes.
  8. Press (Home).

Suyong Drijver

Reviewer

How can I extend my brother drum life?

DO NOT reset the drum counter unless you are replacing the drum unit.
  1. Close the front cover.
  2. Make sure the machine is turned on.
  3. Press. (Settings).
  4. Press All Settings.
  5. Choose Machine Info. or Machine Information => Parts Life.
  6. Press and hold Drum or Drum Life until the machine's display message changes.
  7. Press Yes.
  8. Press.

Nederlands Sendarrubias

Reviewer

What is a drum cartridge?

toner cartridges comes in. Toner cartridges are exactly what their name suggests. They are cartridges or containers of toner particles. On the other hand, a drum unit is the component that is used to transfer toner particles from their reservoir to the pages. Electricity is used to draw an image on the drum.

Dune Guerenabarrena

Reviewer

When should I replace my printer drum?

You should replace it when your image quality declines and does not improve even after changing your toner. Or simply replace your drum when your printer notifies you to do so. When the replace drum light or message comes on, your printer might stop working without much notice.

Hugues Uppenborn

Supporter

How do you slide the green tab on a drum unit?

On each assembly, locate the green tab on the top, left side. Clean the primary corona wire inside the drum unit by gently sliding the green tab from right to left and left to right several times. Be sure to return the green tab to the home position (1).

Nayib Xena

Supporter

How do you change drum brakes?

Part 1 of 4: Prepare the vehicle
  1. Materials Needed.
  2. Step 1: Loosen the lug nuts of the vehicle.
  3. Step 2: Secure the vehicle on jack stands.
  4. Step 2: Remove the brake drum.
  5. Step 3: Clean the drum brake assembly.
  6. Step 4: Inspect the brakes.
  7. Step 5: Disassemble the brake drum assembly.
  8. Step 6: Remove the brake drum shoes.