My printer (Type: Brother DCP-1510) reports that the toner is empty and refuses to print. However, the last pages printed were perfect. How can I convince it that everything's all right?

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I just managed to fix it. The issue is the 'Replace Toner' message appeared on the screen and won't allow any prints. Below is the solution:

  1. Press Menu button: Options will appear, press ok for the option 1. General Setup
  2. Go down by the arrow key to option 4. Replace Toner and Press OK
  3. Use Arrow Key UP or Down and you will see option (Replace Toner Continue) and press OK. Do not select option (Replace Toner Stop).

This will fix the issue and you can print with the low toner until you get a replacement toner sorted.

Trust this helps.

Asim Hashmi Lancashire, UK


I found good instructions here (in Dutch):

  1. Press the menu-button,
  2. Use the arrows to browse to "machine info", press OK,
  3. Use the arrows to browse to "reset drum",
  4. Press and hold OK until the display shows

^ reset

v empty

  1. Instead of using any of these options, press Start,
  2. Immediately after that, repeatedly press the arrow up (^) until the display shows the number 10,
  3. Immediately after that, press OK; the display should say "Accepted",
  4. Press Stop to exit the menu.
  5. To be sure, switch the printer off and on.

After step 4, you may instead get the message "Printer is busy". Switching the printer off and on worked for me.

Steps 5-7 may also fail, I suspect that this happens when you are too slow.

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