[SOLVED] Brother DCP-L3550CDW - No Toner error message

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I had the issue of an old toner running out, and when replacing it with a new one it still displayed the toner as empty. After resetting the toner as shown in the Video, the Printer prints again but no yellow (it was the yellow cartridge in my case) is being printed. The Yellow toner has a small line with no powder along its roller (exactly where the drum contacts the toner), so it seams like the toner ist no longer spinning after the manual reset.
 
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Look under it - there is a battery sitting there. It's a very small 1.5 V battery. My original battery was a "Vinnic L521F". So I thought, what if I just replace the battery? Did not find the exact same brand, but a GP watch battery type SR63. Same physical dimensions and same voltage. I placed the new battery in the holder and then pressed the chip back into place.

Superb thank you - that fixed it, even reusing the battery from the empty cartridge I was replacing. Guess the new compatible cartridge had been in store too long.

There seems a straightforward way to tell if it's the battery causing the problem. Of the printer says the cartridge us empty then it is just that, but if it says there is no cartridge in place when there is one, that is a sign that the battery is dead.

Thank you again - you saved an excellent printer from the scrap heap.
 
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I have a workaround for this. I replaced my "empty" (but far from empty) cartridge with a new one. Closed the cover and let it register then took it out and put the old one back. Seems to work fine.
 
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I have a workaround for this. I replaced my "empty" (but far from empty) cartridge with a new one. Closed the cover and let it register then took it out and put the old one back. Seems to work fine.
That is because the printer is registering the new one and all it's information. This is a common workaround for resetting cartridges as well.
 

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