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Reset Instructions for Brother TN 3280 BK / Black Toner

Your step-by-step guide on how to reset your Brother TN-3280

The Brother TN-3280 toner fits into many Brother printer models and can be reset with no problems. The Brother TN-3280 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 right Brother TN-3280 toner reset guide for your printer (Brother HL devices, DCP devices or MFC devices)
  • 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
  • You can use the guide to reset genuine Brother TN-3280 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-3280 Toner Reset for Brother DCP devices

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

Instructions:
1. Turn on the printer
2. Open the front door
3. Press CANCEL 1x
4. "Replace drum?" 1. YES 2. NO
5. If you don't select anything, go to the next step
6. Press the asterisk key "*"
7. Immediately press the 0 (zero) key twice
8. Close the front door

You have successfully reset the original or compatible Brother TN-3280 toner.

Brother TN-3280 Toner Reset for Brother MFC devices

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

Instructions:
1. Turn on the printer
2. Open the front door
3. Press CANCEL 1x
4. "Replace drum?" 1. YES 2. NO
5. If you don't select anything, go to the next step
6. Press the asterisk key "*"
7. Immediately press the 0 (zero) key twice
8. Close the front door

You have successfully reset the original or compatible Brother TN-3280 toner.

Brother TN-3280 Toner Reset for Brother HL devices

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

Instructions:
1. Switch off the device
2. Open the front door
3. Press and hold the GO button
4. Turn the printer back on
5. All LEDs light up, only the status LED goes out
6. Release the GO button
7. Press the GO button twice in succession
8. Choose your toner:
9. Press the GO button 5 times for standard toner
10. Press the GO button 6 times for jumbo toner
11. Close the front flap again
You have successfully reset the original or compatible Brother TN-3280 toner.