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HL-2140 printer: error light on: But, paper is in the tray. I have removed the tray several times and returned it. I have turned the printer on and off. THis problem occurred right after printing on the AVery Label paper I put in the paper tray. And I don't know how to manually feed it! The icon of the printer says: "No Paper Fed Manual Slot" Now what?

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Try this link,+labels+and+envelopes#q=Brother+HL-2140
the manual paper feed slot is at the front of your printer, under the 'Brother' sign. Be sure to open the back flap of the printer too (to let the labels come out)

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Pls. try to download the latest driver from your printers website and upgrade your driver. updated driver will fix the problem.

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