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Clearing “Replace Toner” with a TN2310 or TN2320

Clearing “Replace Toner” with a TN2310 or TN2320

The “Replace Toner” message will appear on your laser printer when the machine thinks that it has come to the end of its useful life. This will normally occur many prints after the “Toner Low” message that precedes it.

Unlike more serious toner messages, these Brother laser printers will let you enter “Continue Mode” and continue printing until the toner within your TN2310 or TN2320 toner cartridge physically runs out.

Are there any disadvantages to “Continue Mode”?

As mentioned previously, Continue Mode allows you to use your Brother TN2310 or TN2320 until the toner physically runs out. The down side to this being once the toner runs out, your pages will fade. If you are printing a large amount, this may be pretty inconvenient. As such, we would recommend having a spare original or remanufactured cartridge to hand once it is in “Continue Mode”.

How do I enter “Continue Mode”?

The process of entering Continue mode varies from machine to machine, but thankfully the process is pretty easy. We have broken down the various ways of doing it below and have grouped them by Brother model number.

Simply find the relevant category below and continue printing…

Brother DCP-L2520D, DCP-L2520DW, DCP-L2540DN, DCP-L2560DW, HL-L2360DW, MFC-L2700DN, MFC-L2700DW, MFC-L2720DW and MFC-L2740DW.

  1. Press “Menu”.
  2. Press UP or DOWN to display the [General Setup] option and then press “OK”.
  3. Press UP or DOWN to display the [Replace Toner] option and then press “OK”.
  4. Press UP or DOWN to display the [Continue] or [Stop] option and then press “OK”.
  5. Press “Stop/Exit”.

Brother HL-L2300D, HL-L2340DW, HL-L2360DN, MFC-L2700DW and HL-L2365DW.

With the printer on and the machines front cover closed, simply press “GO” seven times. All LED lights will then flash twice to show that “Continue Mode” has been activated.

Pressing “GO” seven times again will turn off. All LED lights will then flash once to show that “Continue Mode” has been deactivated.

Why is my printer not listed?

Sadly, some Brother mono laser printers do not have a reset that can easily be performed from the machine. These printer require the toner be replaced before you can carry on and include the DCP-L2500D

We hope this has helped, but please let us know any further questions by email or on Facebook.

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