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How to Reset Brother DR2300 Drum Counter

How to Reset Brother DR2300 Drum Counter

Certain laser printers that take the Brother DR2300 drum unit cannot recognise when a new drum unit has been installed and instead rely upon a prompt from the user, upon installation. This prompt is required regardless of whether you are using an original Brother DR2300, a remanufactured imagine drum or even a compatible unit. Giving this prompt, lets the printer know that it should reset an internal counter that estimates when a new DR2300 is needed and prevent messages like “Replace Drum or “Drum End Soon” appearing prematurely.

Thankfully this prompt is easy to enter, regardless of the model of your Brother laser printer. However, if you have had any use out of a DR2300 drum before resetting, please be aware that print quality may deteriorate before the warnings next time.

How do I reset my Brother DR2300 drum unit counter?

From the list of four possible methods below, just select the one that relates to your model of printer and you should be up and running in minutes. Just make you your machine is turned on and follow these simple steps.

For the Brother HL-L2300D.

  1. Open the front cover of your printer.
  2. Press and hold the ‘Go’ button until all of the LEDs have lit. After around four seconds, release ‘GO’.
  3. Now close the front cover of your printer.
  4. Double-check that the Drum LED is no longer lit.

For the Brother HL-L2340DW, HL-L2360DN, HL-L2360DW and HL-L2365DW.

  1. Open the front cover of your printer.
  2. Press and hold ‘OK’ for about two seconds, until “Drum Unit” is displayed.
  3. Now press ‘OK’ again.
  4. Press the ‘UP’ button to display “Reset” and reset the drum counter.
  5. Now close the front cover of your printer.

For the Bropther DCP-L2500D, DCP-L2520D, DCP-L2520DW, DCP-L2540DN, MFC-L2700DN and MFC-L2700DW.

  1. Make sure that the front cover is open.
  2. Press and hold the ‘OK’ button for about two seconds, until “Replace Drum?” is displayed.
  3. (DCP models) Press ‘UP’ to reset the drum counter or (MFC models) Press ‘1’ to reset the drum counter.
  4. Now close the front cover of your printer.

For Brother DCP-L2560DW, MFC-L2720DW and MFC-L2740DW.

  1. Ensure the front cover or your printer is closed.
  2. Press ‘X’ to interrupt the error.
  3. Press ‘(Settings)’, then ‘All Settings’, then ‘Machine Info’ and finally ‘Parts Life’.
  4. Press ‘#’ until the Touchscreen message changes.
  5. Press ‘Drum’ and then press ‘Yes’.
  6. To finish up, press ‘HOME’.

Regardless of the model of printer, you should now be up and running. You can now continue to use the DR2300 drum unit in conjunction with the TN2320 toner cartridge, until the “Replace Drum or “Drum End Soon” message appears again.

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