32 articles Printer Tips & Tricks

Printer tips and tricks e.g. how to reset various toner/drum/fuser messages, how to extend the life of your toner cartridges, how to clean your printer etc.

Brother Toner Reset – HL1110 and HL1210W

When a new toner is installed in a Brother HL-1110 or HL-1210W printer, a reset gear turns and triggers a switch to reset the toner counter. Sometimes the toner counter doesn’t get reset and realigning the reset gear is a little bit too techy for most users. However there is a continue mode that will…

Setting default print options – Greyscale – Two Sided etc.

A common question when setting up a printer is “How do I set the default settings for my printer”. For example I would like my printer to print in greyscale (black and white). This is achieved by selecting the required options in Printer Preferences. You can find Printer Preferences by going to Control Panel ->…

Brother MFC-L2700DW Toner Counter Reset – TN2345

Cartridge recognition issues sometimes occur with compatible or genuine Brother toner cartridges. (If your printer model starts with HL and used TN2315 or TN2345 cartridges you’ll need to go here.) When you install a Brother TN2345 cartridge in your MFC-L2700DW MFC-L2720DW or MFC-L2740DW and the toner counter doesn’t reset, you may wish to try the following procedure.  Open the…

Brother HL-L2365DW Toner Counter Reset – TN2345

Cartridge recognition issues sometimes occur with compatible or genuine Brother toner cartridges. When you install a Brother TN2345 cartridge in your HLL2300D HLL2340DW or HLL2365DW and the toner counter doesn’t reset, you may wish to try the following procedure.  Open the front cover and leave open while completing the following steps. Turn the printer off. Hold the ‘go’  button…

Brother Toner Reset – MFC-L8850CDW L8600CDW and L9550CDW

For some reason every now and again when a new toner is installed in the Brother MFCL8600CDW  MFCL8850CDW and MFCL9550CDW the reset switch isn’t triggered and the toner counter doesn’t get reset. The following is a manual reset for you printer that you can use to reset the counter. Open the front cover of your Brother MFC laser…

Brother MFC-9120CN Belt Counter Reset

If  your Brother MFC-9120CN belt unit “BU200CL” is still giving you acceptable print quality, you can reset the counter as follows: Plug the machine’s power cord back into the AC power outlet (electrical socket) first, and reconnect all cables and telephone line cord (if applicable). Turn on the machine’s power switch. Press Menu => Machine Info. => Reset Menu. Press…

DR2025 Drum Counter Reset – HL2040 HL2030 HL2070

Replaced the DR2025 Drum on your Brother HL2040 HL2030 HL2070 and the light doesn’t  go out? That’s because you have to reset the drum counter when you replace the drum unit. To reset the counter on your new drum unit please follow the procedure listed below. Turn printer on if it isn’t already. Open the…

Brother MFC9460CDN Toner Counter Reset for TN340 and TN348

If you replace a toner in your Brother MFC9460CDN and the counter doesn’t correctly reset, you can use the following instructions to reset the counter. Turn the printer off and open the front cover. Then turn the printer on. The printer will display “Cover is open”, then press the “clear” key to display the Reset menu. Locate the correct…

Brother HL-5440D Toner Counter Reset – TN3310 TN3340

Cartridge recognition issues sometimes occur with compatible or genuine Brother TN3310 or the high yield TN3340 toner cartridges or you may just want to use the last few drops of toner for the cartridge. To reset the toner counter follow the procedure listed below.  Open the front cover and leave open while  completing the following steps. Turn the…