Asked by: Alianza Cirizatechnology and computing computer peripherals
Why does my Brother printer keep saying replace drum?
Last Updated: 11th February, 2020
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Similarly, it is asked, what does it mean when it says replace drum on a Brother printer?
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.
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.
Accordingly, how do I get rid of the Replace Drum message on my Brother printer?
- Make sure that the machine is turned on.
- Press the cover release button and then open the front cover.
- Remove the old drum unit and toner cartridge assembly.
- Hold down the green lock lever on the left and pull the toner cartridge out of the drum unit.
What happens if you don't replace printer drum?
Printer Stops Printing Once they hit a certain preset threshold, the sensors usually warn you that your drum needs replacement, and eventually stop the printer from printing until you replace the drum. This helps to prevent you from getting low-quality output from a failing drum.