FAQs & Troubleshooting
I still receive the error message "Replace Drums", "Replace Drum(X)", "Drum End Soon", or "Drum End Soon(X)" after I replace the drum unit with a new one.
The following error messages will continue to appear if the drum counter was not reset when you replace the drum unit with a new one.
- Replace Drums
- Replace Drum(X)
- Drum End Soon
- Drum End Soon(X)
To clear these error messages, you need to reset the drum counter as instructed below.
If you want to clear an error message related to the toner replacement, click here to see how to clear an error message after you replaced the toner cartridge.
Please follow the steps below to reset the drum counter.
The Brother machine has separate consumables the toner cartridge and the drum unit. Verify you replace only the drum unit and not the toner cartridge. If you want to know their difference, refer to "What is the difference between the toner cartridge and the drum unit?"
Please reset the drum counter only when you replace the drum unit. 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.
- Press + or - to choose Machine info..
- Press OK to proceed to the next menu level, and then press + or - to choose Reset Parts Life.
- Press OK, and then press + to choose Drum Unit.
- Press OK, and then press + or - to choose the color that you replaced.
(This step might be skipped in some models.)
- Press OK two times.
Brother strongly recommends that customers use only genuine Brother drum units and/or toner cartridges Each Brother laser printer is designed to work at pre-set temperatures that are matched exactly to each of our individual toner formulations. Each individual component is designed to work with the other to ensure quality and reliability. Using non-Brother supplies may affect the hardware performance, print quality and machine reliability. The Brother limited warranty does not apply to any problem that is caused by the use of unauthorized third party drum units, toner cartridges or toner.
If the error message still continues to appear, please contact Brother Customer Service from "Contact Us".