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A simple trick on many Brother printers showing a “low toner” warning is to simply pop the cartridge out of the printer, wait a moment, and push it back in. This resets the printer memory and tells the machine to “look again” at toner levels. This can allow you to get more out of your Brother toner cartridge.
An error in the cartridges, the heads clogged by dry ink, a very low level in your consumables, a bad connection between the computer and the printer, a damaged cable, a jam in the print queue…, there are many reasons why your Brother printer may stop printing or print poorly even though you have not jumped the ink …
Why is my new ink or toner cartridge not printing? First, ensure that all tabs, strips, protective papers and films have been removed from the cartridge, and then reinstall. If this does not resolve the issue, it may be caused by how the cartridge was stored prior to use.
If you still find your laser printer not printing dark enough, toner might have built up on the laser print rollers. To prevent this from happening and lightening your laser printouts, make sure that you run a printer cleaning sheet through your laser printer occasionally to keep your laser printer fresh.
If the toner cartridge is replaced and the `Toner Low` message remains, the printer must be reset. To do so, power off the printer. Let it sit 20 to 40 seconds, then power it back on. If the `Toner Low` message does not appear on power-up, try printing again.
The yield of a typical toner cartridge in a laser printer is between 2,500 and 3,000 pages. Some larger laser printers can even have toners that will yield up to 30,000 pages!
If you feel that the ink cartridges run out very quickly every time you replace the ink, it`s possible you are printing high density documents frequently. The ink consumption varies very much on print density.
If the machine is in Quiet mode, the print speed becomes slower. The default setting is Off. Changing the Quiet mode setting may solve the print speed issue.
Here are the most common causes of a printer printing faded text or images: Low ink or toner levels. Toner sticking to the fuser roller or problems with the transfer roller. Low ink or toner density settings.
If your machine`s cyan, magenta, or yellow toners run out, you can choose Mono in the printer driver to allow you to keep printing. You`ll be able to keep printing until the black toner runs out.
When “Toner Low” is displayed, prepare a new toner cartridge. If you do not have a new toner cartridge at hand and need printing before obtaining it, you can continue printing about 20 pages(*1) by opening and closing the front cover or the output tray. Print quality is not guaranteed.
The message `Toner Life End` indicates the toner cartridge has reached the end of its expected life. To clear the `Toner Life End` message, install a brand new, out of the box toner cartridge.
When “Toner Low” is displayed, prepare a new toner cartridge. If you do not have a new toner cartridge at hand and need printing before obtaining it, you can continue printing about 20 pages(*1) by opening and closing the front cover or the output tray. Print quality is not guaranteed.

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Brother toner cartridge low toner override
ANSWER : follow these steps:

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Brother toner cartridge low toner override
ANSWER : Thank you. You are a genius. Of course this is not a substitute for cartridge replacement but it is great for extending the life of the color cartridges and allowing you to continue to print until you can get new cartridges.

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Brother MFC-9400CN Print Unable 2A FIX
ANSWER : I had that same problem, I have a MFC-9840CDW also. I went in and removed the three components Toner Tray, Transfer belt, and waste toner box. First thing no one mentioned is that you cannot just put your toner tray down when you take it out. Look at the bottom, those are light sensitive drums on the bottom. I put mine on its side with the bottom away from light and then covered it with a small black clean trash bag. Nothing touching the bottom, and protected from light. Also the transfer belt should not be placed down on the actual belt. The belt is basically the width of the unit and very delicate. same thing, on its side and covered with a clean bag. away from kids, dogs, cats, hamsters etc…lol. The waste toner box is safe to put on your desk.

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brother mfc 7420 toner life end message
ANSWER : Thanks a million. I tried all the other tricks and nothing worked. This worked perfectly on my MFC 8810. I wich I would have known this a long time ago

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Brother HL-2170W — 2nd sheet printing causes jam
ANSWER : I tried Angry Larry’s link to Photobucket but there’s an error message. I tried rocklobster’s link to Imageshack, but it’s for a different printer. Can someone please send me the photos to fix this issue with my Brother HL-2170W? My email is [email protected] Very much appreciated!

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Brother MFC-9840CDW Print Unable 32 Error
ANSWER : That is caused by a sticking solenoid. It’s not that hard to fix, I’ve done a bunch of them. Here is a video that shows how. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6Bob34TLrPQ

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Brother HL-2270DW thinks it's out of toner
ANSWER : Thank you, Phiolle! Phiolle’s method works quite well!

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Brother J315W – paper misfeed
ANSWER : I have the same problem: whether printing or copying, the paper feeds almost up to the print head and then stops with a paper jam error. Can’t find any bits of paper stuck anywhere. Sure would appreciate some help. DCP-J315W

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