Light, streaky or blank spots are all signs that it may be time for a new Brother drum. Just like the number of pages each toner cartridge can print is different, the same is true when it comes to drum units. Drum units generally can print at least 12,000 pages before needing replacement. Depending on how many pages your Brother cartridge prints, most drum units reach that 12,000 page mark after the use of 3-4 cartridges. To find the actual number of pages your drum unit can print before it needs to be replaced, it’s best to refer to your printer’s manual. For example, the Brother TN-760 toner cartridge prints 3,000 pages and the DR-730 drum unit has a yield of 12,000 pages, so after the use of around 4 TN-760 toner cartridges, it will be time for a new drum! When a drum reaches the predetermined rotation limit to the related page yield, a “drum life end soon” message will appear on your printer’s display. If you are installing a new drum unit for the first time, you will need to reset the drum counter to restart the rotation count on your printer. Again, you will want to look at your specific printer manual for instructions on how to rest the counter since the steps are slightly different with each machine. If you’ve installed a new drum and the drum life is not at “100%” then the drum needs to be reset so it can start the drum count over again.
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