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Brother HL-2040 laser printer

The paper light is flashing red. There is plenty of paper in the tray and there is no jam. Nothing will print. It will print with the manual print feed.

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  • kbaca Sep 05, 2008

    I am having the same issue, but the printer won't even print using the manual feed.



    Plenty of paper, and no jam.

  • jimmcguckin Sep 05, 2008

    red light flashing with lots of paper

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Make sure to clean all the rollers you can see and make sure to check the paper sensor, and clean all rollers and paper paths with some Isopropyl Alcohol (AKA rubbing alcohol)

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Brother laserjet HL2040 printer
tonner error / paper error / continued rolling
what is the problem

Posted on Jan 02, 2009

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