Brother HL2270DW Toner Cartridge Reset Procedure

Have a Brother HL2270DW laser printer. Great printer, except that the starter cartridge lasted a measly 210 pages.

First, I tried this. Which didn’t work.
Then I ordered these inexpensive replacement cartridges from Amazon. Wish me luck.
Then I found this solution, which works. The post, originally by Phiolle, says:

Please do the following steps to reset the toner sensor.

– Open the front cover and leave open while completing the following steps.
– Turn the printer off.
– Hold the ‘go’ button while turning the printer on. All lights should be on.
– Release the ‘go’ button (or “start’ button).
– Press the ‘go’ button (or “start’ button) 2 times.
– Pause. All panel lights should be on.
– Press the ‘go’ button (or “start’ button) 5 times.
The toner light should be off. (error may be flashing)
The paper light should be on or flashing.
– Close cover. The ready light should be the only light on.

It works. Quoted here for posterity and google-ability.

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317 Responses to Brother HL2270DW Toner Cartridge Reset Procedure

  1. danreetz says:

    Great to hear this is still working after so long.

  2. I did the above procedure very carefully twice, but still no printing.

  3. Lew says:

    Thank you! It worked. My printer had stopped working with a the toner light on and justifiably so since I have had it for a while. I purchased the most inexpensive replacement cartridges that I could find and installed one. The toner light was still on and the printer was off line. I performed the reset procedure just as you described and it now printed the test page. Thanks.

  4. Amandeep says:

    Just tried this procedure.
    It worked. Thank you for sharing!

  5. Pedro Rodriguez says:

    Works on Brother hl-2250-dn
    Thank you very much, 10 pages to go and the printer stopped!

  6. Gabriel says:

    Thank you so much! Worked perfectly on my cheaper non-Brother toner, except I turned the printer off and back on at the end. After nearly three hours of frustration, I was so happy to find your advice.

  7. Amr Makanya says:

    Thanks a lot it works.

  8. Amri Makanya says:

    thanks a lot it works.

  9. Lauren says:

    Thanks so much! Worked perfectly.

  10. Merv says:

    Worked first time 🙂 Thank you !

  11. donald ODell says:

    Your the best!

  12. Leslie M. says:

    I love you.

  13. dennis connors says:

    toner light is still on and I bought a brother replacment toner any thoughts after this issue?

  14. Toni says:

    Worked for me in 2018 .Thanks!

  15. Daddy Rabbit says:

    Worked, thank you!

  16. bob w, says:

    Thank you it worked on my brother printer 2270DW

  17. John G says:

    Worked fine until the toner light came back on! Tried three times.

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