How to reset the toner warning on a Brother HL2280DW Laser Printer

This is a great, inexpensive laser printer, but the low toner warning will come before the toner is really gone.  The trick is to reset the the toner warning. 

Here is how you reset it:

  1. Open the front cover of the printer
  2. On the printer front panel, press and release the “clear” key
  3. Press “start”, then press the up arrow until you see the number 12 on the display
  4. Press “ok”, you will see “accepted” on the display
  5. Close the front cover, your toner cartridge should now work.

Keep doing this reset procedure until the printer really runs out of toner.

2 thoughts on “How to reset the toner warning on a Brother HL2280DW Laser Printer

  1. Hi,
    Thank you for the post, I have same printer and got same warning about low tuner. However, the printer prints fainted pages. If I do these steps will it clear the warning and improve the printing quality or it will just remove the warning message?

    1. You can take out the toner and shake it side to side, that may buy you a little time before you need to replace the toner. This post is really about fixing premature toner warnings though. Sometimes the printer will give warnings when the print quality is still good.

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