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Prints BLANK after dropping prn.

The printer slid onto its face from desktop computer height of about one feet on to carpet floor, while off. Now it prints blanks w/o err. msg.
When text files are printed directly from USB connected computer, pages come out blank.
It does not demo print. "Demo button pushed while switched-on" action yields a blank page, it supposed to print firmware info...
I changed the toner, still the same.
I reinstalled firmware and driver and other software (see br. site), still the same.
Printer is a few months old, lightly used at home.

It must be a seating/contact problem. Yet I expect brother to give an error msg.

Where are the contacts inside and how do I get access to them other than disassembling all covered areas?! Cable connections, PCB's, schematics?!

This is the first bro. prn. I buy. Are these printers any good?

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  • pdaniel02 Jan 03, 2009

    Just got this printer HL-2140 on Christmas Eve from Newegg. It has not worked from day one, just spits out blank pages. Called tech support, and they sent out a new toner/cartridge assembly, still prints blanks. I reloaded drivers, blanks still. Getting frustrated. If I don't get this resolved soon, I'm going to say SEE YA BRO'


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Check the corona wire in the drum area . there is some thin wire check the continuty an clean it.

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