How to Reset the Toner Life in a Brother DCP-8065DN

Written by irene a. blake
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How to Reset the Toner Life in a Brother DCP-8065DN
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The Brother DCP-8065DN Laser Digital Copier/Printer prints via an image drum with toner. When you see the "Drum Near End" message on the printer's display, the drum has reached the end of its life --- typically, after approximately 25,000 printouts --- and requires replacement. Brother has designed the unit with a drum life-cycle counter that you must reset after each drum replacement to monitor the life of the new drum. To reset this counter, you simply need to access a menu on the machine's display.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy


  1. 1

    Open the front cover of your Brother DCP-8065DN copier/printer if you closed it after replacing the drum and toner cartridge.

  2. 2

    Push the "Clear/Back" button to access the "Replace Drum?" menu and confirm a drum replacement and counter reset. Highlight "1. Drum" by pushing "1" on the keypad. Push "OK" to select the option and reset the drum life counter.

  3. 3

    Close the front cover securely after "Accepted" appears on the screen. Press the "Stop/Exit" button to return to the main display screen.

  4. 4

    Access the "53. Parts Life" menu to confirm that you correctly reset the drum life counter. Push the "Menu" button and then the numbers "5" and "3" on the keypad. Push "1" on the keypad to select "1. Drum" and "OK" to select it.

  5. 5

    Check that "Remaining: 100%" --- or approximately 100 per cent --- shows on the display. Once you've confirmed the rest, press the "Stop/Exit" button to return to the main display screen.

Tips and warnings

  • If the drum life counter doesn't reset, call Brother at 877-BROTHER (877-276-8437) for technical assistance.
  • Never install a used drum as a replacement for a drum that has reached its end of life. The Brother DCP-8065DN drum life counter can't accurately monitor a used drum.

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