Reset Brother Drum Counter

Does your Brother printer keep saying “replace drum” after installing a new drum unit? You may have forgotten one important thing – resetting drum counter on Brother printer. This blog will tell you how to reset the drum counter on Brother printer so as to bypass the “replace drum” error message.

Index:

1. What Does “Replace Drum” Mean on Brother Printer?

2. Why Does Brother Printer Say “Replace Drum” After Replacing the Drum Unit?

3. How to Reset Drum Counter on Brother Printer?

Reset Brother Drum Counter on Printers with LED Screen

Reset Brother Drum Counter on Printers with Touch Screen

4. Frequently Asked Questions about Resetting Brother Drum Counter

5. Shop Replacement Brother Drum Units at A Low Price.

What Does “Replace Drum” Mean on Brother Printer?

“Replace Drum” is a message displayed on Brother printer screen to let printer users know the drum life has ended, and it’s time to install a new drum. For example, Brother DR-730 drum unit has a drum life of 12,000 pages, which means it can print 12,000 pages at 5% coverage (Letter/A4). When the drum unit has printed 12,000 pages, your Brother printer will display a “Replace Drum” or “Drum Stop” message on printer screen. Such messages will occur whether you are using a name-brand or a third-party drum unit. At this time, what you can do is to replace the used drum unit with a new one and reset the drum counter. Otherwise, the degraded drum unit will lower the printer quality or even cause many printing issues, like smudges or streaks.

Why Does Brother Printer Say “Replace Drum” After Replacing the Drum Unit?

Brother laser printer uses a page counter to track the drum life. When the drum unit is reaching the end of its life, the printer will remind you of replacing the drum unit. It is important to note that the usage data of the old drum unit will be automatically recorded and stored in the printer. It means that if you don’t manually reset the drum counter, the previous data will always be retained in the printer. So even if a new drum unit is installed, the printer will continue to report the following error messages:

  • Replace Drum
  • Drum End Soon
  • Drum Stop

Therefore, please make sure to reset the Brother drum counter after you install a new drum unit.

Caution: please do not reset the drum counter if you don’t change a new drum unit. Otherwise, the remaining life of the drum unit currently being used will be inaccurate.

How to Reset Drum Counter on Brother Printer?

Brother printers usually come with two common types of control screens, LED screen and touchscreen. Naturally, the steps of resetting drum counter on different printers also vary. This blog will teach you to reset drum counter on both types of printers. Before presenting the steps, let’s get an overview of the LED screen and touchscreen of Brother printer.

Here is the LED Screen

led screen
(*Note: The buttons on the control panel may vary depending on your printer model.)

Here is the Touch Screen

touch screen
(*Note: The user interface and the buttons may vary depending on your printer model.)

After getting familiar with the screens, let’s get started to learn how to reset Brother drum counter.

Reset Brother Drum Counter on Printers with LED Screen

Operations may be a little different depending on printer models.
Step 1: Close the front cover and press power on/off buttone“Power On/Off” button to turn on the printer. (Please ensure that the machine is turned on.)

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Step 2: Please press “OK” button and “up arrow button” button at the same time. (The “Drum” message will display on the screen.)

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Step 3: Press “OK” button to select “Drum”. (The message “Reset Drum?” will appear on the screen.)

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Note: For Brother Color Laser printers, you also need to press “down arrow key” or “up arrow key” button to select the corresponding color of the drum unit that you replaced, and then press “OK” button in this step.
Step 4: Press “down arrow key” button to reset the drum counter. (The laser printer will say “accepted”.)

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Step 5: Now, what you need to do is to wait for the resetting to complete.

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Reset Brother Drum Counter on Printers with Touch Screen

Operations may be a little different depending on printer models.

(1) Monochrome Laser Printer

Step 1: Close the front cover and presspower on/off button “Power On/Off” button, making sure the printer is turned on.

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Step 2: Presscancel button “Cancel” button to interrupt the error message.

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Step 3: Press and holdblack toner “Black Toner” on the touchscreen for about 5 seconds. Then, the “Drum” message will appear on the screen.

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Step 4: Select “Drum” on the screen. (The printer will query whether to reset the drum.)

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Step 5: Choose “Yes” to reset the Brother drum unit counter. The message “Accepted” will pop up on the screen.

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Step 6: Finally, the only thing you need to do is to wait for the reset to complete. The “Replace Drum” message will not be displayed again.

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(2) Color Printer
Step 1: Press power on/off button “Power On/Off” button to turn on your Brother printer.
Step 2:Press cancel button“Cancel” button to interrupt the warning if needed.
Step 3: Press and hold color toner“Color Toner” for about 5 seconds. You will come to the new interface, shown below.

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Step 4:Press “Drum”, and then select the color of the drum unit you need to reset. The printer will ask you whether to reset the drum or not.

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Step 5: Choose “Yes” to reset the Brother drum unit counter, and then you will receive the message “Accepted”.

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Step 6:Wait for the reset to complete. (Note: If you want to reset other colors of drum units, follow the all steps again.)

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After completing the reset, your printer can work normally again. And you can also check the drum life to make sure that the resetting is successfully.

Frequently Asked Questions about Resetting Brother Drum Counter

Can I clear “Replace Toner” error message by resetting Brother drum counter?

Brother drum unit and toner cartridge are separate consumables, and the page counters of these two consumables are also individual. There is no doubt that the meanings of “Replace Drum” and “Replace Toner” error messages are totally distinctive. And, the ways to clear the “Replace Drum” and “Replace Toner” error messages are also different. So this blog cannot help you clear the “Replace Toner” error message. If you want to clear the “Replace Toner” error message, please check the blog “Brother Printer Replace Toner Override”.

How to check drum life on Brother printer?

-Check drum life on Brother printer with LED display:

  1. Ensure that the front cover is closed and your printer is turned on.
  2. Press OK button and then find “Machine Info”.
  3. Press OK button again to select “Machine Info”.
  4. Find “Parts Life” by Pressing “Up Arrow (+)” Button or “Down Arrow (+)” Button, and then press “OK” to come to the next menu level.
  5. Select “Drum Life” to check the life of drum unit.

-Check drum life on Brother printer with Touchscreen:

  1. Ensure that the front cover is closed and your printer is turned on.
  2. Press and hold “Black Toner” (for Monochrome Printer) or “Color Toner” (for Color Printer) for around 5 seconds.
  3. Then, the drum life will appear on the display. (Note: For Color Printer, you need to choose “Drum”. Then, you will see the life of four drum units.

Shop Replacement Brother Drum Units at A Low Price

As mentioned above, we have already known that the lifespan of the drum unit is limited. It needs to be replaced with a new one after using up several toner cartridges. If you buy expensive Brother genuine drum units over and over again, you will spend a lot on printing. Replacements for original DR630, DR730, DR223CL, DR820, and DR420 drum units are hot selling in our store. These drum unit replacements are sold at bargain prices. So, buy the YB-brand drum unit to get the best deal and get the happy saving.

Our manufacturer has researched and produced compatible toner cartridges and drum units for a dozen years. The production technology is industry-leading, and the equipment used to produce is automatic. So, we are capable of offering our respected customers good-to-use drum units on a continuous basis. All these drums are designed to have high integration with printers and toner cartridges. It would only take you a few minutes to complete the whole installation. With our 100% compatible drum unit, the Brother printer can work well for you again, providing outstanding printouts.

Moreover, to demonstrate our confidence in our products, we provide a 100% satisfaction guarantee for all products sold at YB Toner. Each drum unit is backed by a 30-day money-back guarantee and a 2-year quality guarantee. You can get hassle-free return and refund for any defective product, so you can buy our products with 100% confidence.

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