Brother MFC-9970CDW

From Eugene Eric Kim

Color Laser Printer purchased October 2011. Multifunction and wireless. Inexpensive ink. Also replacing my Fujitsu ScanSnap S510.

Replacing Toner

I'm currently using this refill toner, which is considerably cheaper ($90 for high-yield replacements of all four colors), but has been a major pain in the rear to use. I'll probably go back to using cartridges.

How to clear error, "Replace Toner"


Download and install the Brother Linux drivers. Useful hints are here. In particular:

  • Create the /var/spool/lpd (group owned by lp) first, then install both the LPD and CUPS drivers
  • Install the brscan4 drivers
  • Copy scanner drivers from /usr/lib64/sane/ to /usr/lib/sane/
  • Configure a network scanner using:
    brsaneconfig2 -a name=MFC-9970CDW model=MFC-9970CDW ip=
  • You can configure hardware scans to automatically go to Linux via brscan-key and scan-key-tool