"Soft" reset for Brother HL-L8260cdw family

We can't guarantee you that these "soft" reset methods will work. That's because printer manufacturers could change this kind of behaviour on the next printer that rolls off the production line. The onus is on you to try these suggestions with your printer.

A successful refill requires you to reset inbox cartridges well before refilling them. So you can try these resets before you buy any refill bottles.

For cartridges you've bought, using the cartridge's own reset wheel as shown in the video here is the best way to go because of its 100% reliability.

HL-L8260cdw

  • Open the printer as if you're going to take a toner cartridge out
  • With the front open, press SECURE and CANCEL buttons together at the same time
  • The reset menu appears on the LCD display
  • Use the menu to select the colour and yield you need to reset
  • The LCD display shows "ACCEPTED" if the reset was successful

HL-L8260cdw

HL-L8360cdw, HL-L8360cdwt, HL-L9310cdw

MFC-L8610cdw, MFC-L8690cdw, MFC-L8900cdw, MFC-L9570cdw

  • If there's an error message on the LCD display, press the CANCEL (X) button
  • Open the printer as if you're going to take a toner cartridge out
  • With the cover open, press the BACK and CANCEL buttons together at the same time
  • It can be "hit or miss", you might need to try it a few times
  • The reset menu appears on the LCD display
  • Use the menu to select the colour and yield you need to reset
  • The LCD display shows "ACCEPTED" if the reset was successful

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