(Proven Methods) – How to Reset Brother Toner?

Have you recently replaced your Brother toner cartridge, yet the printer is showing a ‘Replace toner’ or ‘Toner low’ message? Don’t worry! You need to reset the Brother toner so that the printer recognizes the new toner.

How do I bypass toner low on Brother printer?

You can perform a Brother MFC toner reset by opening the printer’s front cover. Now press the ‘Back’ or ‘Clear’ button and press the ‘*00’ keys. Finally, select the ‘Okay’ key to resolve the ‘replace toner’ and ‘toner low’ messages.

Keep reading to learn about the Brother printer toner reset on MFC, DCP, and HL models.

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What is the Toner counter

In simple words, a toner counter is a general estimate of the toner level on a printer. This tells us when to replace the toner.

The problem comes in when some laserjets are unable to read the toner level and require you to manually reset the counter.

Similarly, brother toners lack the ability to read toner – they are unable to provide an accurate toner level, and thus, and brother toner reset becomes compulsory.

Sometimes, when you install a new cartridge, the printer fails to recognize the new cartridge and tells you to “replace toner”. However, you know that the cartridge is new. What to do now? To solve this mystery, it is extremely important for you to know how to reset brother toner.

How to reset brother toner?

Resetting toner on Brother Printer HL

Here are the steps to reset toner on Brother Printer HL.

  1. Install the cartridge into the machine as you normally do.
  2. Roughly after 10 seconds, simultaneously press the “Back” and “Go” buttons for 2 seconds.
  3. Let go of both buttons.
  4. Press the “Back” button again.
  5. From the options provided, select the appropriate version of your cartridge. Press “Ok” to select.
  6. Now press the “Down” button.
  7. Close the front cover and print away!

Check out our complete guide on How to Reset Toner on Brother Hl-2270dw

Resetting toner on Brother Printer MFC

Here’s how to reset the toner on Brother Printer MFC.

  • Open the front cover.
  • Now press “Back”/”Clear”.
  • Then press *00.
  • Press “Ok”.

Check out our complete guide on How to Reset Toner on Brother MFC Printer

Resetting toner on Brother Printer DCP

The DCP brother printers are printers that are used for intensive printing. Brother has both, black and white and colored printers in this series. These can be used in offices and at home. Below are the instructions to reset the toner for DCP-L2540dw.

Here are the steps to reset toner on Brother Printer DCP.

  1. Open the front cover.
  2. Press and hold the “Replace” button. You will now see a message saying ‘replace drum’.
  3. Select yes and press the “Start” button.
  4. Now, alternatively, press the “up” and “down” buttons until you see “00”.
  5. Press “Ok”.
  6. Close the front cover and start printing.

Resetting toner for HL, MFC and DCP colored printers

Here’s how to reset the toner for HL, MFC, and DCP colored printers.

  1. Leave your printer powered on and open the front cover. You will see a message saying ‘cover is open’.
  2. Press the “back”/ “Clear” button.
  3. Now, scroll through your options. Options for all colors will be available. Select the most appropriate one.
  4. Choose and select the size and color of the toner that will be reset.
  5. Press “Ok”.
  6. Press “Back”/ “Clear”.
  7. Close the front cover.
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This process of brother toner cartridge reset is extremely simple and easy. You can complete all the steps without any assistance. You will see that your printer starts printing in no time.

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