trying to reset page count on a Brother 2140 ...

Discussion in 'Brother' started by lbrtchx@gmail.com, Jan 30, 2009.

  1. Guest

    Hi,
    ~
    it is the second time my Brother HL-2140 printer gives me sh!t
    telling me to get a new toner ...
    ~
    Thing is that I see the printed pages perfectly fine, but after
    trying the trick of taking the cartridge out and placing it back in,
    it printed a few more pages fine and then went on strike again
    ~
    I have generally read about companies selling printers making actual
    money from toner sells, etc and built-in sensors and counters as well
    as ways to reset them, but I have also read about them being specific
    for brands + models
    ~
    Any tips you would share with me to keep this printer doing its job?
    I have no problem getting into its electronics if needed, but if
    possible I would prefer step by step guides with clear pictures
    ~
    Thanks
    lbrtchx
     
    , Jan 30, 2009
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    > it is the second time my Brother HL-2140 printer gives me sh!t
    > telling me to get a new toner ...
    > ~
    > Thing is that I see the printed pages perfectly fine, but after
    > trying the trick of taking the cartridge out and placing it back in,
    > it printed a few more pages fine and then went on strike again . . .
    > Any tips you would share with me to keep this printer doing its job?


    Brother printer reports "New Toner Needed" early because this is
    better than reporting late. Shaking the drum unit to redistribute
    the remaining powder is all any user can do. Best policy is to
    buy a new cartridge when NTN is first reported but to instal it
    only when toner is actually exhausted.

    --
    Don Phillipson
    Carlsbad Springs
    (Ottawa, Canada)
     
    Don Phillipson, Jan 30, 2009
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  3. Guest

    On Jan 29, 8:39 pm, wrote:
    > Hi,
    > ~
    > it is the second time my Brother HL-2140 printer gives me sh!t
    > telling me to get a new toner ...
    > ~
    > Thing is that I see the printed pages perfectly fine, but after
    > trying the trick of taking the cartridge out and placing it back in,
    > it printed a few more pages fine and then went on strike again
    > ~
    > I have generally read about companies selling printers making actual
    > money from toner sells, etc and built-in sensors and counters as well
    > as ways to reset them, but I have also read about them being specific
    > for brands + models
    > ~
    > Any tips you would share with me to keep this printer doing its job?
    > I have no problem getting into its electronics if needed, but if
    > possible I would prefer step by step guides with clear pictures
    > ~
    > Thanks
    > lbrtchx


    Look up "flag gears" you'll need to get to reset the printer
    cartridge. It'll use lower voltages, normal with a new cartridge,
    which is going to be "out of spec" for the existing, old cartridge.
    If output (diminished darkness) is acceptable or adjustable, multiple
    refills may defer drum replacement costs awhile longer. I'm on my
    third refill for the starter that came with a Samsung. I see OEM
    refill drums also include flag gears for your printer. Something
    specific I'd consider getting a grasp of, what they're doing, if you
    plan on keeping your HP and doing your own refills.
     
    , Jan 30, 2009
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  4. Guest

    On Jan 30, 8:04 am, "Don Phillipson" <> wrote:
    > . . . instal it only when toner is actually exhausted

    ~
    Well, the actual problem is that thing stops printing even if pages
    come out just fine
    ~
    lbrtchx
     
    , Jan 31, 2009
    #4
  5. Guest

    On Jan 30, 5:52 pm, wrote:
    > . . . if you plan on keeping your HP

    ~
    Actually what I got was a down right cheap Brother HL-2140 and this
    is the only problem I have had with it
    ~
    What is the most economic + best printer laser printer out there?
    ~
    lbrtchx
     
    , Jan 31, 2009
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  6. Guest

    On Jan 31, 8:44 am, wrote:
    > ~
    > Actually what I got was a down right cheap Brother HL-2140 and this
    > is the only problem I have had with it
    > ~
    > What is the most economic + best printer laser printer out there?
    > ~
    > lbrtchx


    The gears that came up were only $3.50 when I typed your model# and
    something like "page-count reset" into Google. One of the bigger OEM
    printer supply marketing web houses. So was mine, Samsung_ML2510 --
    cheap, right at $40US shipped off a Newegg sale (plenty and often a
    sale for the ML2510, too). I wouldn't think less of yours, though.
    Mine is a similar distraction, only with a simpler fuse that blows
    itself when Samsung wants $100 for a drum assembly shell-out. An
    idiot lite comes on, is all (doesn't stop printing), and since all I
    installed is the basic drivers (sans their software), I ignore its red
    flashing light. I did, however, read up on the ML2510, thoroughly
    discouraged coming in here, looking for a inkjet after my old Okidata
    laser died. Things had changed, though, and these new self-contained
    budget lasers looked interesting. Up to my third "starter cartridge"
    refill, as I mentioned. Buying the unit, from what I could pick up on
    how others were using it, as well with an order for refill bottles of
    toner from Ebay, at the same time. (Didn't bother with included
    replacement fuses, and didn't need to use a soldering iron to melt a
    hole for accessing the toner casing). And, I'd have done the same with
    yours -- if and had I figured out first how those "flag gears" work
    for, gotten some, while picking up toner beforehand for doing my own
    refills. The site said yours will run up to 8 or 9 refills with a
    starter cartridge, same as mine, although 3 or 4 is the norm. For
    printing books and not caring about minor print inconsistencies,
    reading's fine and I'm tickled pink -- well on its way to paying for
    itself.

    Have fun.

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    , Jan 31, 2009
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  7. Guest

    Actually, it was simpler than I expected on the back of the Brother
    HL-2140 there is a pin you should press for about 10 seconds to reset
    the internal counter
    ~
    lbrtchx
     
    , Feb 6, 2009
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