Have you ever replaced a Brother Drum Unit and it still gives you the message "Drum is near end of life" ? As with many of the older Brother printers they can sometimes be quite stubborn in detecting a new replacement drum or cartridge being installed. If you are having these issues read this article to find the solution !
A common issue that many people are experiencing with the latest model Brother Inkjet Printers is the "Cannot Detect Ink" error message when installing a new ink cartridge. There are several reasons for this error message appearing and the most common cause is that retailers are selling generic cartridges with out dated micro chips attached. The micro chip is the small electronic circuit which is attached to the top of each cartridge. This is what the printer looks for as soon as a new cartridge is installed. The micro chip on the Brother cartridge is a very clever little device. It allows the manufacturer to be able to manipulate the printers firmware whenever they desire and by doing so the printer is able to detect the difference between the genuine Brother cartridge and the generic equivalent.