What is the sign for the printer drum needs to be replaced?

As many of you will already know, The drum unit is just a shelf and does not contain toner, and they must be use together with corresponding toner cartridge!

In the process of use, we often find that the service life of the drum unit will be much longer than that of the toner cartridge, so when do we need to replace the drum unit? What is the signs to replace the drum unit?


Error Message display from the machine

If the “Drum” LED is flashes, it’s the first sign that the drum unit is going to run out and need to be replace soon. We recommend that you order a new drum unit to standby. V4ink provide you with best price alternative drum unit, which can save you up to 70%. You can also get free trial before ordering from us. Click here to get free trial now.

When the “Drum” LED is Lights up and the error message “Replace Drum” displays on the LCD of the printer, it means the drum unit has been run out and it’s time to replace the drum unit.

Poor print quality or black spots

If you find that the printer produces blurred, low-quality images, you may need to replace the drum unit. Black or colored toner spots on the printout also indicate that the drum unit is defective. In some cases, a horizontal line may appear on the printout each time the paper passes through the faulty part of the drum unit. In the above cases, the drum unit needs to be replaced.

Blank Printouts

If your printer doesn’t give any error message, but there is a large area of blank or even all white in the printout, it also means that the drum unit need to be replaced.


How to replace the drum unit?

Step 1 – Turn off the machine, leave the machine for at lease 10 minutes to cool down.

Step 2 – Open the front cover.

Step 3 – Take out the drum unit and toner cartridge from the machine (for Brother TN660 and TN760 which is drum unit and toner cartridge separation structure) and put them on a piece of disposable paper or cloth to avoid spill and scatter toner.

Step 4 – Push down the green lock lever and take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit.

Step 5 – Unpack a new drum unit.

Step 6 – Put the toner cartridge into the new drum unit until you hear it lock into place. If you put it in properly, the green lock lever will lift automatically.

Step 7 – Reinstall the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly back into the printer. Do not close the front cover yet.

Step 8 – Press and hold down “go” button for 4 seconds until the LEDs light up. Once all 4 LEDs are lit, release “go” button.


Other common error message for drum unit

“Drum!”

When the “Drum” LED flashing and the “Drum!” display on the LCD of the printer, it means the drum unit can not detected by the printer.

Solution 1: Clean the corona wire on the drum unit. Slide the green or blue tab back and forth across the drum unit 6-8 times, then return the tab back to its original position and try printing again.

If the solution 1 can not remove the error message, it means that the drum unit may not installed correctly. You may need to follow the solution 2.

Solution 2: Remove the toner cartridge and drum unit from the printer, take out the toner cartridge from the drum unit. Reinstall the toner cartridge into the drum unit and put them back into the printer. If the problem persists, please contact Brother customer service or the merchant you purchased the product from to replace the drum unit.

“Replace Drum” “Drum end Soon” “Drum Stop”

If the error message “replace drum” or “drum end soon” or “drum stop” appear after replace the new drum unit, it is possible that the drum unit counter is not reset.

Steps to manually reset the drum unit (take the Brother DR630 as an example)

The following steps may vary depending on the printer model. Therefore, before starting to reset the brother drum unit, be sure to follow the instructions designed for your model.


How to reset Brother DR630 drum unit for Brother DCP/MFC series printers:

DCP-L2520, DCP-L2520DW, DCP-L2540, DCP-L2540DW, MFC-L2680W, MFC-L2700DW, MFC-L2705DW, MFC-L2707DW, MFC-L2720DW, MFC-L2740DW.

1. Open the front cover of the printer.

2. Press and hold the “OK” button for about 2 seconds.

3. The display will show “replace Drum?”.

4. For DCP models, press “up arrow” to reset the drum counter.

5. For MFC models, press “1” to reset the drum counter.

6. Close the front cover.

How to reset Brother DR630 drum unit only for the following Brother printers:

HL-L2300D, HL-L2320D, HL-L2321D.

1. Open the front cover of the printer.

2. Press and hold the “GO” button for about 4 seconds until all the LEDs light up.

3. Once all 4 LEDs light up, release “GO”.

4. Close the front cover. 

5. And make sure your Drum light is off

How to reset Brother DR630 drum unit for all other Brother HL printers:

HL-L2305W, HL-L2315DW, HL-L2340DW, HL-L2360DN, HL-L2360DW, HL-L2380DW, HL-L2340DW, HL-L2360DW, HL-L2380DW.

1. Open the front cover of the printer.

2. Press and hold the “OK” button 2 seconds.

3. When “Drum Unit” appears on the display, press “OK”.

4. Press “up arrow” key for reset.

5. Colse the front cover.


How often should I replace drum unit?

For Brother printers, the toner cartridge and drum unit are purchased separately. Toner cartridge usually needs to be replaced first and the drum unit typically requires replacement after the use of 3 or 4 toner cartridges, because the drum units have higher page yields.

You can extend the service life of the drum unit and keep it clean by occasionally cleaning the corona wire. You can do this simply by sliding the green tab back and forth.


Do drum unit have the shelf life?

The shelf life of the drum unit is approximately two years if the drum unit did not open and stay in its protective bag.

If the protective bag of the drum unit is lost or the bag has been opened, the drum unit is valid for six months. Once the shelf life of sealed and unsealed drum unit expires, the print quality may go down. Please replace the new drum unit in time.

The protective bag of the drum unit prevents light and dust from entering and damaging the internal components of the drum unit. If you accidentally open the package and do not intend to install the drum unit immediately, please reseal the protective package with tape or glue. Before preparing to install the drum unit, store the bag in a cool and dry place in the temperature range of 32 to 104 degrees and the humidity level of 35% to 85%. If the temperature exceeds 104 degrees, below 32 degrees or above / below the humidity range, the shelf life of the drum unit will be consecutively reduced for five days.

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How to eliminate common error message for Brother HL-L2300D / HL-L2320D Laser Printer

As with any sophisticated office product, printers also often have errors. The printer won’t talk, but it will tell you what’s wrong through the indicator light and display, and remind you when and how they need help. V4ink helps you find a solution quickly. Let’s jump in!


Error Message of “Toner Low”

When the “Toner” and “Ready” Lights up at the same time and the “Toner Low” display on the LCD of your printer but you still can print. That means your toner cartridge is going to run out.

Solution: You need to order a new toner cartridge so a replacement toner cartridge will be available when the printer displays  “Replace Toner”. 


Error Message of “Replace Toner”

When the “Toner” Lights up and the “Replace Toner” display on the LCD of the printer, it means the toner cartridge is at the end of its life.

Solution: Replace a new toner cartridge as soon as possible. v4ink provide you with best price alternative Brother TN660 Toner Cartridge for your HL-L2300D / HL-L2320D Printer, which can save you up to 70% than the original one.


Error Message of “Cartridge Error”

When the “Toner” Lights up and the “Cartridge Error” display on the LCD of the printer, it means the toner cartridge is not installed correctly.

Solution: Remove the toner cartridge and drum unit from the printer, take out the toner cartridge from the drum unit, and ensure that all protective cover and tape are removed. Reinstall the toner cartridge into the drum unit and put them back into the printer. If the problem persists, please contact Brother customer service or the merchant you purchased the product from to replace the toner cartridge.


Error Message of “No Toner”

When the “Toner” Lights up and the “No Toner” display on the LCD of the printer, it means the toner cartridge and drum unit assembly is not installed correctly.

Solution: Remove the toner cartridge and drum unit from the printer, take out the toner cartridge from the drum unit, and ensure that all protective cover and tape are removed. Reinstall the toner cartridge into the drum unit and put them back into the printer. If the problem persists, please contact Brother customer service or the merchant you purchased the product from to replace the toner cartridge.


Error Message of “Drum!”

When the “Drum” Lights up and the “Drum!” display on the LCD of the printer, it means the drum unit can not detected by the printer.

Solution 1: Clean the corona wire on the drum unit. Slide the green or blue tab back and forth across the drum unit 6-8 times, then return the tab back to its original position and try printing again.

If the solution 1 can not remove the error message, it means that the drum unit may not installed correctly. You may need to follow the solution 2.

Solution 2: Remove the toner cartridge and drum unit from the printer, take out the toner cartridge from the drum unit. Reinstall the toner cartridge into the drum unit and put them back into the printer. If the problem persists, please contact Brother customer service or the merchant you purchased the product from to replace the drum unit.


Error Message of “Replace Drum”

When the “Drum” and “Ready” Lights up at the same time and the “Replace Drum” display on the LCD of the printer, that means the drum unit has been run out and it’s time to replace the drum unit.

Solution: Replace a new drum unit as soon as possible. Brother HL-L2300D / HL-L2320D need to use with the Brother DR630 Drum Unit and the TN660 Toner Cartridge together.

If the error message can not be removed, It is possible that the drum unit counter was not reset.

Solution: You need to close the front cover of the printer and make the printer tuned on. Then press the settings, press All Settings (This step might be skipped in some models). Choose Machine Info. or Machine Information => Parts Life. Press and hold Drum or Drum Life until the machine’s display message changes. Press “Yes” then press “Home”.


Error Message of “Cover is Open

When the “Paper” Lights up and the error message “Cover is Open” display on the LCD of the printer, which means the front cover of the printer is not been closed completely.

Solution 1: Open and then firmly close the front cover of the machine.If the error message still occurs, It may be the fuser cover is not completely closed or paper was jammed in the back of the machine when you turned on the power.

Solution 2: Close the fuser cover located inside the back cover of the machine.

Make sure paper is not jammed inside the back cover of the machine, and then close the fuser cover and press ”Go”.


Error Message of “2-sided Disabled” (For automatic 2-sided printing models)

When the “Paper” Lights up and the “2-sided Disabled” on the LCD of the printer, there are two possible situations.

Situation 1. The back cover of the printer is not closed completely.

Solution: You need to close the back cover of the printer until it locks to the closed position.

Situation 2. The 2-sided tray is not installed completely.

Solution: Install the 2-sided tray firmly in the machine.


Error Message of “Jam 2-sided” (For automatic 2-sided printing models)

When the “Paper” Lights up and the “Jam 2-sided” display on the LCD of the printer, which means the paper is jammed underneath the paper tray or the fuser unit.

Situation: Clear the Jam in the paper tray or the fuser unit.


Error Message of “Jam inside

When the “Paper” Lights up and the “Jam inside” display on the LCD of the printer, which means the paper jam inside the printer.

Solution: Open the printer and take out the toner cartridge and drum unit from the printer, then clean the paper jam.


Error Message of “Jam Rear

When the “Paper” Lights up and the “Jam Rear” display on the LCD of the printer, which means the paper is jammed in the black of the printer.

Solution: Open the back cover and remove the jammed paper from the printer. then close the cover.


Error Message of “Out of Memory

When the “Paper” Lights up and the “Out of Memory display on the LCD of the printer, which means the paper is jammed in the paper tray.

Solution: Pull the paper tray out completely, open the front cover and fuser cover to remove the jammed paper.


Error Message of “Size Error DX” (For automatic 2-sided printing models)

When the “Paper” Lights up and the “Size Error DX” display on the LCD of the printer, there are two possible situations.

Situation 1. The paper size specified in the printer driver is not available for automatic 2-sided printing.

Solution: Press “Go”. Choose a paper size which is supported by the duplex tray. Paper sizes available for automatic 2-sided printing are Letter, Legal or Folio.

Situation 2. The paper in the tray is not the correct size and is not available for automatic 2-sided printing.

Solution: Load the correct size of paper in the tray and set the tray for that paper size. Paper sizes available for automatic 2-sided printing are Letter, Legal or Folio.


Error Message of “Size Mismatch

When the “Paper” Lights up and the “Size Mismatch” display on the LCD of the printer, which means the paper size in the paper tray is incorrect.

Solution: Take out all the paper from the paper tray and load the correct size paper in the paper tray.


Error Message of “Manual Feed

When the “Paper” Lights up and the “Manual Feed” display on the LCD of the printer, which means the manual feed is selected in the printer driver but there is no paper in the manual feed slot.

Solution: Place paper in the manual feed slot or cancel the selection of the manual feed.


Error Message of “No paper

When the “Paper” Lights up and the “No paper display on the LCD of the printer, which means the printer is out of paper, or paper is not correctly loaded in the paper tray.

Solution: Remove the paper and load it again. Make sure the paper guides are set to the correct size.


Error Message of “Toner Ended

When the “Toner” and “Paper” Lights up at the same time and the “Toner Ended(Continue mode) display on the LCD of the printer, which means the toner cartridge need to be replace.

Solution: Replace the toner cartridge with a new one.


Error Message of “Self-Diagnostic

When all the Light Lights up at the same time and the “Self-Diagnosticdisplay on the LCD of the printer, which means the temperature of the fuser unit does not rise to a specified temperature within the specified time or the fuser unit is too hot.

Solution: Press and hold the power button to turn off the machine, wait a few seconds, and then turn it on again. Leave the machine idle for 15 minutes with the power on.


Error Message of “Print Unable XX

When all the Light Lights up at the same time and the “Print Unable XXdisplay on the LCD of the printer, which means the machine has a mechanical problem.

Solution: Press and hold the power button to turn off the machine, wait a few minutes, and then turn it on again.

If the problem still exist, contact Brother Customer Service for help.

If none of the above questions and solutions can solve your current problem, please contact our after-sales service team: support_team@v4ink.com.

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Brother TN660 Toner vs DR630 Drum, What’s the difference?

Some printers use a separate toner and drum unit, while others do not. Depending on what printer you own, you might have replaced your drum unit occasionally, or you may have never had to replace a drum unit. It is all contingent on the design of your printer. A drum unit can be incorporated with the toner cartridge or sold separately as a single unit, depending on the consumable requirements of your printer.

Laser printers and their consumables vary across printer models. Some printers only need you to replace the toner cartridge, and others require that you regularly replace both the toner cartridge and the drum unit. Most brother toner cartridges have a separate design, such as Brother tn660 toner cartridge and Brother dr630 drum unit.

What is Toner Cartridge?

Toner cartridges contain a finite amount of toner powder, so they can only print a limited amount of pages. You need to replace the toner cartridge when the toner is running short or print quality becomes poor because of toner deterioration. TN660 toner cartridge usually use together with DR630 drum unit.

What is Drum Unit?

Drum unit is just a shelf and did not contain toner powder, therefore, you need to add the toner cartridge into the drum unit before you use it.

The drum unit has longer service life than the toner cartridge. It usually only needs to be replaced after about 3-5 toner cartridges have been replaced. Some drum units can last a little longer. The laser printer puts the toner on the roller called “The photosensitive drum” inside the drum unit, and then prints letters and images by fixing toner to the paper by heat and pressure. 

What is Toner and Drum Combo Pack?

Before putting into the printer, you need to install the TN660 toner cartridge into the DR630 drum unit, them you can print normally.

It is worth noting that different toner cartridges matching unique drum unit. For example, the TN660 toner corresponds to DR630 drum and the TN760 toner corresponds to DR730 drum. They cannot be mixed, otherwise they will not be installed correctly.

V4ink provide you with TN660 toner cartridge and DR630 drum unit combo pack, which reduces the possibility of customers buying the wrong model.

What is the same between TN660 and DR630 drum unit?

They compatible for the same printer mode: DCP-L2520DW / DCP-L2540DW / DCP-L2500D / HL-L2360DN / HL-L2300D / HL-L2340DW / HL-L2360DW / HL-L2380DW / HL-L2320D / HL-L2315DW / HL-L2365DW / MFC-L2700DW / MFC-L2720DW / MFC-L2740DW / MFC-L2707DW / MFC-L2680W / MFC-L2685DW / MFC-L2700DN / MFC-L2705DW. And they need to be work with each other.

What is the difference between TN660 Toner Cartridge and DR630 Drum Unit?

Appearance

The most difference of the TN660 and DR630 is their appearance. The drum unit looks like an empty shelf, because it does not contain toner powder, so its middle is hollow. Its main function is to support the toner cartridge. The toner cartridge is solid and looks smaller than the drum unit.

Page Yield

Let’s see their specifications:

Model NameTN660DR630
TypeToner CartridgeDrum Unit
ColorBlackBlack
Packing Quality1 pack1 pack
Page Yield2,600 pages12,000 pages
V4ink Price$15.39$25.29
Cost per Page0.59 cents0.21 cents
Shelf Life24-36 Months24-36 Months

The above comparison confirms what we mentioned earlier: the service life of DR630 drum unit is longer than the TN660 toner cartridge because the page yield of the DR630 is most 4 times more than the TN660. Since DR630 drum unit has longer service life and more printed pages, its price is also higher than that of the toner cartridge, but its cost per page is really low.

Replacement frequency

As we mentioned above, due to different page yield, the replacement frequency of TN660 toner cartridge and DR630 drum unit is also different.

When do you need to replace?

If the prints you are getting are faded, you will need to replace your toner cartridge. 

If you are getting blank spaces or streaks in your print, you will need to replace the drum unit.

In addition, you can also check the usage of toner cartridges and drum units by printing a self-test page. The printer will also prompt you to replace the toner cartridge or drum unit when it is exhausted.

With a separate toner cartridge and drum unit, the initial cost of the toner cartridge is cheaper and you can replace the toner cartridge at a cheaper price without paying the added price of the drum unit being included, which doesn’t need to be changed as frequently as the toner cartridges. 

Some toner cartridges do come with the drum unit combined as a single unit, like the HP CF283X toner cartridge. The drum unit is likely incorporated into the toner. Therefore, there is no need to replace the drum separately. With one toner and drum component, you don’t have the inconvenience of having to monitor and replace two separate parts.

More details, here is a video for

Frequently asked questions about TN660 and DR630:

01. Question: Can I use TN660 toner or DR630 drum separately?

Answer: No, TN660 toner cartridge and DR630 drum unit must be used together.

02. Question: I don’t know what should I buy?

Answer: When your printer tells you to “replace toner”, you need to replace the TN660 toner cartridge; When your printer tells you to “replace drum”, you need to replace the DR630 drum unit.

When purchasing consumables, general users will be used to directly search the printer model to obtain the desired results, but the products displayed by search engines are often products with high sales or purchased advertising, which may not fully match your needs. Therefore, before purchasing the product, you must clearly understand the consumables model matched with the printer you are using. In addition, when purchasing printer consumables online, you must focus on the title, product description and product parameters on the product page, which will help you buy the right product. If the above methods can not solve your problem, you can directly contact our service team: support_team@v4ink.com.

03. Question: Can the v4ink toner / drum be used with the original products?

Answer: Yes. v4ink toner cartridges and drum units are specially designed to substitute for original products, which can be perfectly compatible with v4ink own brands and original brand products.

04. Question: Will the v4ink product damage my printer?

Answer: Absolutely not! All v4ink products are produced under strict execution, through strict quality inspection and professional ISO and CE certification to ensure that the products are perfectly compatible with the printer, and will never damage your printer under normal use.

05. Question: How to install Brother TN660 and DR630 into the printer?

Answer: Overview of V4INK TN660 toner cartridge, and also show you step by step guide on how to install TN660 toner cartridge into your printer:

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