Brother HL2130 Toner Reset – TN2030

Cartridge recognition issues sometimes occur with compatible or genuine Brother toner cartridges. When you install a Brother TN2030 cartridge and the toner counter doesn’t reset, you may wish to try the following procedure.

  1.  Open the front cover and leave open while  completing the following steps.
  2. Turn the printer off.
  3. Hold the ‘go’  button (or “start’ button) while turning the printer on. Three panel lights should now be on.
  4. Release the ‘go’ button (or “start’ button).
  5. Press the ‘go’  button (or “start’ button) twice.
  6. Pause. All panel lights should be  on.
  7. Press the ‘go’ button (or “start’ button) 5 times. The toner light  should be off (the error light may be flashing). The paper light should be on or  flashing.
  8. Close the cover. The ready light should be the only light on.

Note: This procedure has been tested on the HL2130 printer but may work on other printers using the TN2030 toner.

Some users have reported having to turn the printer off and on after resetting the counter.

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2 thoughts on “Brother HL2130 Toner Reset – TN2030

  1. Niehof says:

    This procedure works like a charm.
    The toner status report (press the green “Go” button 3 times) now says the cartridge is full, while before it said the cartridge was about 30% full. The printer monitor in the pc now has stopped its constant panic messages.
    Thanks a lot!
    The BBC programme “The men who made us spend” calls this fake “toner low” policy “planned obsolescence”: tell the user the cartridge is empty while in fact it still has plenty of toner.
    Thanks again!

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