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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156 Responses to Brother HL2270DW Toner Cartridge Reset Procedure

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  2. Michael says:

    Thanks this works very well! I knew there was enough toner left for hundred of more pages just like my HL2170W printer, thank you!!!! :)

  3. Caroline says:

    Thank you this solved our problem, the Brother site was useless, your advice worked perfectly.

  4. bud says:

    I used generic toner, got the pop up message EVERY print. This fix stopped that annoyance and was very helpful. Only thing, I needed to restart the printer before it worked.

  5. Karol Kibbie says:

    Almost two years later, and still helping people out! Just got one of these printers in July, and have probably only printed 500 pages on it, and the toner warning came on. Seemed a little early since we’re supposed to get 1,200 pages out of the low-capacity cartridge.

    Thanks so much for this, very helpful. And still popping up near the top of the Google search results!

  6. charliecan says:

    That actually worked, I was very close to beat it with a golf club. Going to bookmark this forever.

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