Question about Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

1 Answer

Brother hl 2040 drum

The drum light is it cheaper to buy a drum or for the $50 price difference, invest in a new one?

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

  • Expert
  • 133 Answers

Actually no need to replace your drum until it death.
but so for your problem
what you need to do is only
Push "start" buttom
Hold for 1 min and see the 4 lights on.
After that you should be fine.

Posted on May 23, 2009

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

I have a brother HL_2140 laser printer I just changed the ink cartage and now the Drum light is flashing on and off and it wont print?

That means you drum will finish soon, once the drum light become on you can not print, start looking for the new drum price and get it, once the drum light become on open the front door, take out the toner and drum, with the front door open press go button and keep it down until the 4 lights of the printer become on, release the button and install the new drum with the cartridge.

Aug 06, 2013 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

1 Answer

Red alarm light flashes..Reads ...prepare a new drum

your drum unit is near end of life.
you will have to buy something like this
i am showing you just for example, search local stores for cheaper.
you can also give it for recycle, just find some toner refilling company near you.

Sep 19, 2011 | Canon imageCLASS MF8180C All-In-One Laser...

1 Answer

What would be a goot upgrade for my existing J6480 that just quit and the rollers don't work. A guy just worked on it and said it would be cheaper to buy a new one.

Inkjet printers are always cheaper to replace than to repair. You can get pretty decent quality out of $100 printers, dont spend much more than that and get the extended warranty because places like bestbuy will just replace the printer without even servicing it. If you want more of a workhorse invest in a laser printer, they are definetly worth it. There isnt much difference in brands in my opinion so buy whichever you prefer.
Comment back if you need more info

Aug 31, 2011 | Digital Products Hewlett Packard OfficeJet...

1 Answer


Yes. Replace the photoconductor (drum). You will find them on the net but have the headache tablets close by when you see the prices. It probably cheaper to buy a new machine than just the photoconductor.

Aug 28, 2011 | Epson Aculaser C1100 Printer

1 Answer

I got a Canon NP6221 copier that has an image problem. I got it at the put & take area at the local dump, so all I have invested in it is some lifting. It only has 22,000 on the counter, so hopefully...

this is analog copier, so you need to clean the optics and change the drum cleaning blade ( cheaper solution ) or whole NPG-1 Drum unit ( long lasting solution 60 000 copies ). Also don't forget to change the oil roller in fixing section. ( its white roller above the fixing roller ).

Try to buy only the drum cleaning blade at Katun or similar representative.

Hope that helps!

May 10, 2011 | Printers & Copiers

1 Answer

I replaced my black ink with a cheap brand that did not work. I then bought the expensive xerox ink and replaced it. I still get poor quality .. HELP

This printer is designed to print up to 50 000 pages trough its life. After that the transfer belt and the drum have to be replaced but the price is more than a new printer. So first check the counter (press the button and it will print it)
The cheap toner has entered in the black developing module where it mixed with the remained old original toner. They differ and tend to curdle. This is why printouts are poor after installing the new original toner. Try to print 20-50 black pages to take the curdled mix out. The developing module is part of the drum unit. It is hard to take apart and clean but not impossible. Buying a new drum unit is the last step, even after getting a new printer.

Aug 05, 2010 | Xerox Phaser 6110 Laser Printer

1 Answer

Stylus C84 ''Parts of your printer have reached the end of their useful life...'' Both the ink out & paper jam red lights are flashing and the printer (green) light will not come on. It says refer to...

Yes, the printer can be fixed, but you'll pay $50 to $100 to a qualified technician, i.e., a _bad_ investment, when a new printer is in that same price-range.

Do some "research", to find which new EPSON printer will take the same print-cartridges that you just have purchased. Or, try to sell those cartridges on '', or donate them to a local non-profit agency.

Jul 30, 2010 | Epson Printers & Copiers

2 Answers

Drum light flashing

For the Price of these Brother Printers, it's cheaper to just buy a new Printer. I have a Drum Light and Toner Light on at the same time. Currently the copies still look great so I'm just going to let it go until this stops.

Jan 05, 2010 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

1 Answer

Our printer will not print at all, and it says replace drum cartridge on the message screen. Will it not print until it's replaced?

You need to replace the drum unit. These can be quite expensive. You might even find buying a new printer can be cheaper, since you will get all the printer cartridges included.

Then again, you might want to rather rent your future unit at a fixed price per page printed. Thus you will never have to worry about heavy maintenance costs.

Jul 07, 2009 | Dell 3100cn Laser Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer Logo

Related Topics:

497 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Brother Printers & Copiers Experts

Jesus  Colon
Jesus Colon

Level 1 Expert

12 Answers

Rick Johnson
Rick Johnson

Level 2 Expert

84 Answers

John mullen

Level 2 Expert

245 Answers

Are you a Brother Printer and Copier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides