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Brother HL-2140 does not print even if toner is full

In the Brother HL-2140 printer, it shows the Toner led light is on. Even if there is plenty of toner on the cartridge. It just wont print anything after initiating a print job since the toner light is on.Here is a trick on what you need to do:

1. Turn off the Brother HL-2140 printer.
2. Open the front access door to take out the toner from the carriage.
3. Notice that on both sides of the toner, you will see a small hole which is most probably the sensor.
4. What you do is to cover the sensor holes with masking tape and color the tape with black marker. Or, you can also use an electrical tape to cover them.
5. Shake the toner so that the ink inside will redistribute evenly.
6. Return the toner to the carriage and try to initiate a print again.

That's it!

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I HAVE A BROTHER 2140 LASER PRINTER AND THE TONER LIGHT CAME ON TODAY. IT WONT PRINT


If the toner light came on you need to replace the toner cartridge with a new one. You can try to take out your current toner and shake it a bit and put it back into the printer. That may get you some more time before the light comes on again but I don't suggest doing this. Bottom line is that you need to buy new toner.

Regards!
EJ Kudelka

Sep 07, 2011 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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when the toner light is on this means the toner cartridge is empty and ned to be replaced. After its replaced it will start working normally again.

Jun 02, 2010 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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HL-2140 Laser Printer: toner light on...


this means that the toner cartridge is empty and wont print until you replace it.

May 10, 2010 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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i have a new Hl 2140 and haven´t printed more than 100 copys but now the toner light is on and the printer refuses to print


Tip the toner cartridge from end to end to redistribute the toner. You will get more mileage out of it, if it is simply a low toner issue.

Apr 21, 2010 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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Brother 2140 toner light on, won't even try to print.


To get every bit of toner powder out of the cartridge, first remove the toner unit from the drum assembly. Second, find the little circular window on the right-side of the toner cartridge. Third, place a piece of black electrical tape over the clear window, cannot be clear tape. Fourth, re-install the toner cartridge into the drum assembly. Last, put the complete unit back into your printer. This worked for me.

Apr 05, 2009 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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