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Reset Instructions for Brother TN 100 Toner

The following instructions should be followed when performing a toner reset on the printer.

  • Select the appropriate Brother TN-100 toner reset guide for your Brother HL series or Brother MFC series printer
  • Please perform the reset instructions quickly using the printer's keyboard. This prevents the printer from falling back into the main menu when typing
  • Note the individual steps in the instructions and do not skip any of the steps
  • Not every Brother printer signals the successful completion with a message ("Accepted" or "Done") after the reset
  • You can use the instructions to reset Buy Genuine Brother TN-100 Toner and Compatible Toner
  • If you have several options, select the toner used (starter toner / standard toner / jumbo XXL toner)
  • With multiple choices, you decide on the color of the toner cartridge or reset all colors (CMYK C = cyan, M = magenta, Y = yellow, K = black)

 

Instructions for the Brother TN-100 Toner Reset

Here you will find the suitable Brother TN-100 toner reset instructions for Brother printers. Select your printer series and follow the step-by-step instructions on the printer.

 

Brother TN-100 Toner Reset for Brother HL devices:

To reset your Brother HL device for manual toner detection (toner reset), please proceed as follows:

1. Turn off the printer at the power switch
2. Open the printer's front door
3. Press and hold the GO button on the device
4. Switch the device on again
5. Press and hold the GO button until the Toner / Drum / Paper lights come on
6. Briefly release the GO button
7. The LEDs go out
8. Press the GO button twice quickly
9. Toner / Drum / Paper LEDs are back on
10. Then press the GO button six times in quick succession
11. The paper LED will now flash
12. Close the printer's front door
13. The device is now heating up
You have successfully reset the Brother TN-100 toner or compatible toner.

 

Brother TN-100 Toner Reset for Brother MFC devices

To reset your Brother MFC device for manual toner detection (Toner Reset), go to Please do the following:

1. Open the front flap
2. Press the "Cancel" button on the printer
3. The message "Drum replaced?" Appears on the display.
4. Just ignore this message and continue
5. Press 1x "*" and 2x "0" on the keyboard (asterisk, zero, zero)
6. The message "done" appears on the display
7. Close the front cover
8. The device is now heating up

You have successfully reset the Brother TN-100 toner or compatible toner.