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Reset Instructions for Brother TN 242 BK / Black Toner

Your step-by-step guide on how to reset your Brother TN-242BK

The Brother TN-242BK toner fits into many Brother printer models and can be reset with no problems. The Brother TN-242BK Toner Reset restarts the toner detection and resets the page counter.

The following instructions should be followed when performing a toner reset on the printer!
  • Choose the appropriate Brother TN-242BK toner reset guide for your printer (Brother DPC series, MFC series or Brother HL series)
  • Please follow the reset instructions quickly using the printer keyboard so that you do not return to the main menu
  • 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
  • Use the guide to reset genuine Brother TN-242BK toners and compatible toners
  • If you have several options, choose your toner (starter toner / standard toner / jumbo XXL toner)
  • With multiple selections you decide on the color of the toner cartridge or reset all CMYK colors. (CMYK stands for: C = cyan, M = magenta, Y = yellow, K = black)

Brother TN-242BK Toner Reset for Brother HL devices

For a manual toner reset for Brother HL devices, please proceed exactly as follows

Instructions:
1. Open the printer's front door
2. Press "Safe" and "Cancel" at the same time
3. The reset menu appears
4. Find the color that you want to reset
5. Confirm this

You have successfully reset the original or compatible Brother TN-242BK toner.

Brother TN-242BK Toner Reset for Brother MFC devices

For a manual toner reset for Brother MFC devices, please proceed exactly as follows

Instructions:
1. Make sure that you do not receive an error message
2. In the event of an error message, press "Cancel" to return to the main menu
3. Press "Fax" or "Copy" and the number field will be visible
4. Make a note of the position of the star key * - do not press it
5. Press the "Home" button to go to the main menu
6. Open the printer's front door
7. Press the position of the star key * for 5 seconds
8. Find the color you want to reset and confirm

So you have successfully reset the original or compatible Brother TN-242BK toner.

Brother TN-242BK toner reset for Brother DPC devices

For a manual toner reset for Brother DPC devices, please proceed exactly as follows

Instructions:
1. If your display shows an error message, first delete it with "Cancel"
2. This will take you to the main menu
3. Now press the "Copy" or "Fax" button
4. This will make the number field visible
5. Note the position where the star key "*" is, but do not press it now!
6. Press the "Home" button to return to the main menu
7. Open the front flap of your Brother DCP machine
8. Now press the unlit position of the star key for 5 seconds
9. The reset menu appears on the display
10. Search in the menu for the color for which the toner reset should be carried out and confirm this quickly

You have successfully reset the original or compatible Brother TN-242BK toner.