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Drum light HL-2040 Brother

Drum light is on, I changed the Drum and it is STILL on, any ideas?

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  • amraovic Oct 19, 2008

    toner light came on after 2 months after purchasing new toner cartidge. have not printed more than 100 pages.

  • Anonymous Feb 08, 2009

    printer can"t work because the toner light is on

  • cward750 Feb 11, 2009

    I also have a problem with the drum light always on (flashing) even though I just put in a brand new drum. I cannot seem to find a reset button anywhere on the printer and the lights do not all come on (no lights come on actually) when I take out the toner and drum and hold down the Go button.

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  1. Open the front cover.
  2. Locate the control panel button under the LED lights on the left side.
  3. Press the control panel button until all lights are lit, then release it.
    The Drum counter is now reset.
On older models
  1. Open the front cover.
  2. Remove the drum and toner
  3. Press the Go buttom button until all lights are lit, (they come on one at a time) then release it.
    The Drum counter is now reset.

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Remove the toner/drum unit, push and hold the Control (or "GO") button until all lights come on (slow 1 @ a time), then let go. Put toner/drum back in........RESET.

Also, for toner light - o the sides of the toner cart, there is a small round port that apparently an LED light sees thru. If your toner light comes on, take a small piece of address label (with adhesive), take a black magic marker, color it, and then place in the port to cover the end on both sides. Now it will run until the toner runs out (your printing will get lighter along the way). When empty, replace.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

  • peter_gammon Jan 25, 2010

    Toner light resets itself once you refill the toner. You can (almost) always get extra life out of the toner cart. by taking a piece of paper (pref. with stick'em on it to hold it in) and place it in both holes/ports on the ends (clear port - LED "sees thru this" - cover it @ both ends and the printer "thinks" it's still got toner). then shake the toner cart to help spread out the toner inside, and put back in the printer. Hold the GO/Control button until all lights are on, then let go. Power down, then turn back on.....all should be good to go.

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Is there anyway to reset the toner light on the brother hl 2040?
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Posted on Dec 04, 2008

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Dont worry,
I work at a college and all the drum lights come on and stay on for ages.

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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SOURCE: brother hl 2040 printer

This indictes its time to relace the drum.(drum life is up to 1200
copies)

mongrelken.

Posted on Jun 08, 2008

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Copier tech here. :P I just had to look this up. looked to the internet first, before going to find a manual.

open front door (the door for toner and drum units)

hold Go untill all four lights are on.

Release Go

Shut door

good to go.

Have a good night ya all.

Posted on Jul 17, 2008

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SOURCE: Drum Error Light

Yes, the DRUM UNIT has reached the end of its life and must be replaced. You can order a new one from BROTHER,or a local office supply store may have it in stock. It is easy to replace, instructions are included, and when the new one is installed, the DRUM ERROR LIGHT will turn off , and the machine will be ready to use.

Posted on Aug 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Resetting the counter for Brother HL 2040

wecan reset brother cartage 2ways. when we are filling at that time we can adjust white ringe of cartage. otherway after reffiling . and when we put cartage in side the printer. we should push white and black point and start the printer .then it wi be reset.(it is tech. private methode)

Posted on Jun 13, 2009

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SOURCE: my printer brother hl-2040 drum light is blinking

Time for you to replace the laser drum unit in the printer.

the drum units have a life cycle of about 5000 pages and then need to be replaced. Order a new one from Office Depot and simply swap the units.

Cheers,

Keith

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