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Out of paper light

Hi my paper light is flashing red and when i go to print my dialogue box says that i'm out of paper.. but i'm not. it won't let me print. also when i send a print job to my printer sometimes it registers but more often than not it will not even register the print job in its job dialogue box. any ideas? printer: hl 2040 brother laser thanks ora

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Re: out of paper light

I've been stuck with a flashing red paper light for a while. The printer could print from the manual tray and could also print test or diagnostic pages.
So I thought it might be driver related, and indeed it was.
There's a nasty setting in the printer properties that makes the printer go woo-hoo. So go to printer properties > tray settings. Check the "paper size" of "Tray 1". If it's set to "undefined", change it to your corresponding paper format. Click Update, Apply. Now print happily.
I still wonder why that setting magically changed. Hope this helps someone.

Posted on Nov 11, 2007

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I tried all the above ( except #2) Nothing worked.
Very frustrating!!! As a last effort I opened the back and noticed
a paper jammed. Pulled it out. BINGO!!! The red flashing
light went away and the green light started flashing.
It finally printed.

ps. I also changed the tray settings as above

Posted on Nov 17, 2007

Re: out of paper light

Throw it out of the window

Posted on Nov 05, 2007

Re: out of paper light

Reduce the amount of paper in the tray. It just worked for me.

Posted on Jul 27, 2007

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Re: out of paper light

Try turning it off and restarting it. Make sure there are no hidden papers in the back or stuck in the toner cartridge before you do this.

Posted on May 29, 2007

Re: out of paper light

Hold down the blue GO button, then the lights will light in a sequence, and than it will reset itself.

Posted on May 15, 2007

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Re: out of paper light

The problem is of your paper sensor, if possible check your paper sensor. Clean the sensor or reconnect the paper sensor, your problem may be solve.

Posted on Mar 05, 2008

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Re: out of paper light

Just hit the blue go button.I have to wait until it stops whurring before I send another task

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