20 Most Recent Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer Questions & Answers


I agree with another su=olution. The paper light was blinking on and off sugesting a paper jam. Paper had jammed in the back roller and displaced the small lever out of its slot.
Open rear cover, open paper guide by pulling it downwards so you can see the rollers, In the middle of the guide you will see a black lever about 25mm long to the right of this you will see a small slot. The guide will have been pushed to the left of this slot and the Plastic cam will be bowing toward the front of the printer (about 3mm). You need to pull the 25mm lever towards the rear of the printer and then slide the plastic cam to the right so the blade part of the cam slides into its correct slot. The blade is about half a mm thick and the slot is the same and is about 60mm to the right of the lever Use a torch to see it easier. This is a 2 minute job once you see what is wrong.
Hope we have helped someone out there fix a printer

Brother HL-2040... | Answered on Jul 01, 2018


pull tray out load a couple sheets look underneath and see if paper is lifted up when closing paper drawer. If the paper is not raised to the up position you have broken the tray lift mechanism and it is not worth fixing. You can jam an eraser underneath the tray to manually raise the tray to do a dodgy fix.

Brother HL-2040... | Answered on Mar 28, 2018


Make sure you have run a cleaning cycle before spending money replacing anything. Sometimes the print heads will get a little dry and a color or multiple colors will stop printing. Have you replaced the black cartridge recently? Make sure you have pulled all the tape off correctly. There is an air hole that needs to be opened usually under the tape that will prevent the ink from flowing out of the cartridge. Let us know what your results are after checking the cartridge and running a cleaning.

Brother HL-2040... | Answered on Jan 30, 2018


I had this problem today with my wireless Brother MFC-990CW using Windows 7, and when I went to see what s printing, then printer, it wasn t showing that I had checked the use printer off-line
So, on my pc I went to the start button then chose:
- Computer
- Network
- Double click your printer
- New print drivers will start to install
- Right click the icon that is a copy made of your printer setup
- Set this as your default printer
I was then able to print and my printer didn t show as being off-line anymore. This is a lot easier than having to uninstall and install the printer again using the disc.
Source(s):
https://answers.yahoo.com/question/index?qid=20140422184955AA0dJ7F

Brother HL-2040... | Answered on Jan 26, 2018


Open the front cover and leave open while completing the following steps: Turn the printer off. Hold the 'go' button while turning the printer on. All panel lights should be on. Release the 'go' button. Press the 'go' button 2 times. Pause. Press the 'go' button 5 times. The toner light should be off. The paper light should be on. Close cover. The ready light should be the only light on.

Brother HL-2040... | Answered on Jan 26, 2018


Right click with mouse on the print icon in bottom right of pc ,select cancel print in list, then go to printers in control panel and clear all print jobs in your printer list.

Brother HL-2040... | Answered on Jan 13, 2018


Replace the toner cartridge.
There is probably a flaw in the image drum. Replacing the toner will replace the image drum (they are one piece)

Brother HL-2040... | Answered on Jan 13, 2018


better go buy an OEM one generics do not work on code detected machines

Brother HL-2040... | Answered on Jan 04, 2018


Hello,

Try to search on ebay or amazon for that part.

Brother HL-2040... | Answered on Dec 26, 2017


hi Markaz.
you can try is to open Device Manager, expand USB Serial Bus Controllers, right-click on USB Root Hub and then click on Properties. Click on the Power Management tab and uncheck the Allow the computer to turn off this device to save power box.
or read up more at this link.
How to Fix USB Device Not Recognized in Windows

What do I do if my USB device is not recognized? Method 4: Reinstall USB controllers.
  1. Select Start, then type device manager in the Search box, and then select Device Manager.
  2. Expand Universal Serial Bus controllers. Press and hold (or right-click) a device and select Uninstall. ...
  3. Once complete, restart your computer. Your USB controllers will automatically install.

Error: "USB Device not recognized" when you try to access a USB ...

https://support.microsoft.com/.../error-usb-device-not-recognized-when-you-try-to-acces... Search for: What do I do if my USB device is not recognized?

or this link.
Windows does not recognize the USB device Google Search

Brother HL-2040... | Answered on Dec 02, 2017


Try cleaning the drum cylinder with alcohol and a cotton ball. Then swipe the corona wire cleaner back and forward making sure to return it to the correct place. Try a print. If it is improved - replace the drum at earliest convenience. If not improved - could be dirty laser lenses or problem with the fuser.

Brother HL-2040... | Answered on Nov 04, 2017


hi,

try to easily pull the paper out even if is a "tight stuck"
you have to firm grab the piece of paper and gently pull it out millimeter by millimeter

Brother HL-2040... | Answered on Sep 08, 2017


Might be your transfer roller. I would try some laser cleaning paper and run that through a few times. If that doesn't work, I would purchase a fuser maintenance kit which will have the rollers as well as a new fuser.

Brother HL-2040... | Answered on Jun 30, 2017


Remove the drum and toner from printer, turn printer off and find the glass scanner bar on the top of the inside of printer. Clean that with a paper towel and window cleaner. Wipe dry. DO NOT SPRAY INSIDE THE PRINTER. Only spray window cleaner on towel.

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Brother HL-2040... | Answered on Jun 05, 2017


If you removed a piece. But more remains it must also be removed. Look closely along the paper path for something that will release to provide access to the path.

Brother HL-2040... | Answered on May 03, 2017

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