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Black printing is inconsistent brother 4040 laser printer

Also color streak on edge. Cartridges should be okay.

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SOURCE: Brother HL-4040 Laser Printer -- Print Unable 6A Error

Normal 0 Driver could be corrupt.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Jan 26, 2009

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SOURCE: red streaks

That machine needs constant cleaning, you slide out the toner drawer and one at a time remove each toner, open the frosted plastic flap below and slide the wiper back and forth about 10 times to clean the corona. You could also have a bad magenta cartridge which Brother will replace for 90 days from date of purchase.

Posted on Nov 23, 2009

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SOURCE: black dots on printed page from Brother 9440 color laser printer

The problem lies with the black toner cartridge. This is a common problem in these machines due to poor design by Brother. Best solution is to replace the offending color toner cartridge.

Posted on Jan 19, 2010

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SOURCE: MFC-9440 CN Laser Printer is producing vertical color line streak

Colored vertical streaks - looks like a transfer belt problem, and it's not user fixable. You may need a new belt unit - you can find it for around US$ 80-120, but you may want to have a technician inspect the unit first, since it could arguably be the drum instead, and you don't want to fork around US$ 100 and replace the wrong part.
You can try showing a printer sample at a print shop; by looking at the streaks it is possible to diagnose drum, fuser or belt problems.
Here you find a much more detailed page, for another printer model, but the issues are mainly the same for most color printers:
http://www.laserquipt.com/support/idx/26/452/article/Toner-Smearing-Issues.html

Posted on Mar 25, 2010

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SOURCE: My Brother SCP 7020 Laser printer is printing

Remove the drum and toner from the front cover of the machine. On the top right of the drum unit there is a tab that you can slide. Please slide it 20 times from left to right and bring it back to home position.

Posted on Apr 05, 2010

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