Drum near end of life

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After replacing the Drum Unit in many Brother printers the printer will still indicate that the drum is near end of life. Like all older Brother printers they sometimes have issues detecting as to wether or not a cartridge or drum unit has been changed. To reset the drum counter on Brother Laser printers such as the "Brother MFC-8460N" simply follow these instructions:




  1. Open the front cover.
  2. Press the Clear/Back key.
  3. Press 1 to reset.
  4. Close the front cover, pressing firmly until each side clicks firmly into place.
Once this procedure has been followed the Brother printer should no longer give this message.

Last update: Sep 18, 2015

Dean Michael

Owner of Ink Hub Australia Dean has been in the printer consumables industry since early 2007. In a competitive field such as print consumables many companies have come and gone but Ink Hub continues to grow and provide quality products and service. Dean's hobbies include fishing, web design, ham radio, travel, the beach, fast cars and family.