Tip & How-To about Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

Resetting Blinking Toner Light HL-2140

Here is the procedure for resetting the Toner flashing light on Brother HL-2140 (sources for other answers here and self testing - specific to HL-2140)

  • Open the front cover and leave open.
  • Turn the printer off.
  • Hold the "white button" while turning the printer on. (All panel lights should be on.)
  • Release the "white button".
  • Press the "white button" 2 times (Pause, wait for all lights to come on.)
  • Press the "white button" 5 times. (All lights to come on again, then go out.)
  • Cancel "maintenance driver" install, if prompted
  • Close cover.
  • Power cycle printer.


This will:
  • reset the toner light (stop blinking)
  • restore the printing darkness (when toner light flashes, printer prints lighter to save toner)
  • keeps the printed page counts and drum life info

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I simply have the error light on my brother 2140 printer. I have pulled out the drum and toner. I have cleaned the corona wire. I don't have a paper jam.


  1. Open the front like you are going to pull out the toner.
  2. With the door open push and hold the button the on the left side that the blue button normally pushes when closed.
  3. Release after 30 seconds. this will reset the drum.

Hope this helps. Happy Printing :)

Dec 30, 2010 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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Printer not printing documents HL-2140 model


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.

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My HL-2140 brother laser printer is flashing a red error


1>If the toner lite is blinking , it's mean the toner life near to end. In these case please replace the toner cartridge.
2>f the drum lite is blinking , it's mean the drum life near to end. In these case please replace the drum.
I hope it will help to solve your printer problem.

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Try to unplug the power from the print, wait 1 minute then plug back in.

This may remove the error.

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