When you replace the drum unit with a new one, you need to reset the drum counter by completing the following steps:
- Make sure the machine is turned on.
- Open the front cover.
- Press and hold OK for about two seconds to display Drum Unit, and then press OK.
- Press the Up arrow key to reset the drum counter.
- 1 How do you reset the drum on a Brother printer?
- 2 Why does my Brother printer keep saying drum?
- 3 How do you fix a printer drum?
- 4 Can a Brother printer drum be cleaned?
- 5 How do I know if my Brother printer needs a new drum?
- 6 How long should a Brother printer drum last?
- 7 How do you clear a brother drum error?
- 8 What happens when printer drum goes bad?
- 9 Can you clean a printer drum?
- 10 What is printer drum life?
- 11 Why does printer say replace drum?
How do you reset the drum on a Brother printer?
To reset the drum counter:
- Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key to select Machine Info.
- Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key to select Reset Parts Life.
- Press the UP OR DOWN ARROW key to select Drum Unit.
- Press the UP ARROW key to reset the drum unit counter.
- The display will show ‘Accepted’ and the machine will return to ‘Ready’.
Why does my Brother printer keep saying drum?
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 fix a printer drum?
Make sure that the printer is on and open the front cover. Remove the toner cartridge and drum unit from the machine. Push down the green lock lever and remove the toner cartridge from the drum unit. Once the new drum is replaced, you will need to reset the drum counter.
- Replace Drum.
- Drum End Soon.
- Drum Stop.
Can a Brother printer drum be cleaned?
Clean the roller by gently wiping the entire surface of the drum with an alcohol swab, such as a medical pad or wipe, or cotton swab lightly moistened with isopropyl alcohol (91% strength alcohol is preferred, but 70 75% strength alcohol is also acceptable).
How do I know if my Brother printer needs a new drum?
The most obvious is most common on laser color printers and can be detected by a flashing message on the printer display screen. Other signs of a bad printer drum include printing blank pages, printing gray pages and strange sounds coming from the printer as it prints.
How long should a Brother printer drum last?
The yield of a drum unit is approx. 15,000 pages (1 page/job). There are many factors that determine the actual drum life, such as the temperature, humidity, type of paper, type of toner used and so on. Under ideal conditions, the average drum life is estimated at approximately 15,000 pages.
How do you clear a brother drum error?
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.
- Make sure that the machine is turned on.
- Open the front cover.
- Press and hold OK for 2 seconds.
- Press the Up arrow key or 1 to reset the drum counter.
- Close the front cover.
What happens when printer drum goes bad?
What happens when a printer drum goes bad? When the drum wears out, you’ll begin seeing lines or faults repeated across the page. Replace the drum unit when you get white lines on your pages.
Can you clean a printer drum?
Look for chunks of toner on the drum unit. After you have removed the chunks of toner, dip a cotton swab in rubbing alcohol. Carefully wipe off any dirty areas visible on the drum. If the drum unit is dirty, apply some rubbing alcohol onto your lint-free cloth and carefully wipe the body of the drum unit.
What is printer drum life?
Drum units typically last for 10,000 to 50,000 printed pages, depending on the quality of the printer and unit. Your printer will exhibit warning signs of the drum unit’s deterioration so you can replace it before it stops working.
Why does printer say replace drum?
Ink and toner cartridges, as well as the drum units of some other manufacturers, have chips on them. 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.