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New printer prints notches on side of paper

I bought a new HL-2140, got it up and running, printed three test pages and a separate text document and all four pages had similar small (about 1/8") horizontal ink notches on the left hand side of the pages. But everything else printed just fine. Is there something to check or try before returning the product? E.g. print a many-paged file, check the rollers, etc.?

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Can i set the Brother HL-2140 to print double sided. I cannot find it ?


The Brother HL-2140 does not include duplex printing. The only option for double sided printing with this model is to print odd numbered pages, then manually replace the paper into the tray and print the even numbered pages in a second set.

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Black dots/blotches on the sides of printed sheets - whats is the cause and how t to fix it


If you have random blotches on both sides of the sheet, your printer probably needs cleaning, especially in the fuser section. If the fuser is difficult to get at, here's a good cheat developed for HP LaserJet 6 printers: Use a basic graphics program such as Microsoft Paint to draw three solid black rectangles about 2.5" top to bottom, going all the way across the paper (the space in between is not critical - the key is that you go as close to edge-to-edge as you can get). Print out this sheet.

Put the sheet back in the paper tray so it will print on the blank side (usually printed side up). Open up a quick text processor (Notepad in Windows). Type a single space, then print (some text editors won't print a document with no data in it). Dirt in the fuser will get stuck to the black areas on your cleaning sheet. Test your work by printing another copy of " ". Repeat with a new cleaning sheet if necessary.

May 02, 2011 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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This printer does not double sided print. what can I do?


Print page 1 first and then place the page 1 back in the paper tray but the page must be turned upside down to print page 2. You need to test print a page to work out how to place the page correctly to get the print the right way around.
Repeat the process for page 3&4, 5&6 etc.
This is a slow process but OK for a few pages, but if you quire a few pages to do, then I would take it to a print shop.

Sep 12, 2010 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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How can I check the count of pages printed in my brother hl-2140 printer ?


Turn the printer off then on, wait a few secondes then press the GO button 3 times quickly.

The printer settings will print. It will show you how many pages have been printed as well as number of paper jams and errors etc.

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My Brother HL-2140 Went out in a storm. All three lights just keep blinking no matter what I do. Held down on the blue light button a number of time, restarted computer, turned off printer, reloaded ink...


You can find the usre's manual here:

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/doc/manual_index.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=hl2140_all&dlid=&flang=English&type2=-1
1) If the LARGE BLUE BUTTON is blinking:
Data remaining in memory
There is remaining print data in the printer memory. If the Ready LED is blinking for
a long time and nothing has printed, press the Go button to print the remaining data
in the memory.
2) If the TONER LED is blinking:
Toner low
Indicates that the toner cartridge is nearly empty. Buy a new toner cartridge and have
it ready for when Toner life end is indicated.
The Toner LED will turn on for 2 seconds and off for 3 seconds.
3) If the DRUM LED is blinking:
Drum life end soon
The drum unit is near the end of its life. We recommend that you get a new drum unit
to replace the current one. See Replacing the drum unit on page 69.
The Drum LED will turn on for 2 seconds and off for 3 seconds.
4) If the RED ERROR LED is blinking:
Front cover is open
Close the front cover of the printer.
Fuser cover is open
Close the fuser cover located behind the back cover of the printer.
Paper jam
Clear the paper jam. See Paper jams and how to clear them on page 85. If the printer
does not start printing, press the Go button.
Memory full
The printer memory is full and the printer cannot print full pages of a document.
Print overrun
A print overrun occurred and the printer cannot print full pages of a document.

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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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Make sure you are letting it warm up long enough.

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