asked Jul 31, 2000 at 8:21am
Brother Brother Compactronic I

Brother HL-730 drum replaced, lights still flashing

The drum light started flashing on my Brother HL-730 laser printer.... so I replaced the drum... and it still didn't work. I replaced the toner just for good measure, but the drum light still flashes. I've swabbed the glass plate with a dry q-tip and cleaned the corona according to the instructions... still flashing.
One curious thing: the plastic sheet that is supposed to eject when you turn the printer on after replacing the drum DIDN'T eject....
until the printer had been on for about ten minutes! But the lights still flash...
First off, did you turn power off before replacing the drum? Second, I hope you didn't throw away the plastic sheet that says please throw away. That's on it so Brother can sell a lot of drums. The only way to reset those printers is to have that plastic sheet go through the printer. That's right, you don't have to replace the drum, just run the plastic sheet through it and wait till the drum actually goes bad. Stick it back in with the writing face up and the teeth forward. If you threw it away, I might have an extra one in the shop.
by moe on Jul 31, 2000 at 9:12pm Add comment

Could you possibly send me a scan of the sheet? I lost mine as well and I need to reset it. It would imagine its the same sheet as the DR-250 drum.

Thank You
Ryan - ryanprevost