Question about Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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2140 series no errors are showing, but printer will not print

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  • askdrphoto Jan 01, 2009

    I just got a new Brother HL-2140 printer ordered from Amazon and have followed directions exactly but it won't print.

    The printer printed the one and only test print, and I have installed the driver correctly, rebooted the computer, etc but there is no contact between the printer and the computer, apparently.


  • Anonymous Feb 23, 2009

    I have the same issue and everything is plugged in, turned on and off, reinstalled..it won't print

  • pintoms Mar 11, 2009

    in the device manager it has a question mark for my hl2100 series. I'm going bananas with this

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2009

    Just installed printer drive in a Vista pc but printer will not print at all, will not print the demo.

  • Anonymous Apr 27, 2009

    Completely useless and unhelpful comment
    If such obvious actions were the solution there would be no problem

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Make the printer difault. select the proper printer when you print a document.

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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SOURCE: Brother 2140 Printer Problem

It is most likly not linked to word. Word is likly sending the prints to the wrong, obsloete or wrong copy of the printer.
When printing check to see where the doc is being sent to print.
Then go to printers to see which printer is your 2140 active and ofcourse do a test print. If the test print is good this is the correct link to your printer.

Posted on Sep 09, 2009

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SOURCE: HL 2140 page printing all black

Dear sir, I know what is problem? your toner cartridge is demage please change it also you re-install your old toner then quickly take a decission
Thanks
xptareq2000
wiz
all the best

Posted on Oct 30, 2009

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SOURCE: for the HL-2140 Brother printer, the red error

Too many things can cause that, you remove the drum and run the blue tab back and forth to clean the corona about 20 times, the fuser may not be heating and you need a new fuser, Feel for heat in the back door or at the exit, If the drum is used up you open the front door and press go until the lights flash to reset. Make sure the paper tray is fully inserted, this one is picky. You may need a shop to diagnose.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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SOURCE: Printer is on but will not print.

Hello ,

First, please make sure there is no error message displayed on the LCD screen of the printer

Now we will check the status of your printer in the printers menu in the control panel.
The printer’s status should be set to “ready”
If the printer is “paused” simply clear the print queue, right click on the printer and select “resume printing”.

If the printer says “offline”, follow these steps.

  1. Clear the printer queue
  2. Shut down the computer
  3. Unplug the USB cable from your computer and your printer
  4. Unplug the power cable from the printer and wait 15 seconds
  5. Plug the USB cable back into the printer and the computer.
  6. Plug the printer’s power cable back in.
  7. Turn your computer back on.

Your printer status should be back to ready now and you are able to print.

Thanks,

Pat

Posted on Mar 29, 2010

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SOURCE: We have a Brother HL

This machine has a separate drum and toner cartridge. Replacing the toner does not reset the drum light. Double check that the light on is, in fact, the drum light, and if it is, replace the drum unit. This should resolve your problem.
In order to replace the drum unit, do this: 1) With the printer on and the drum light blinking, open the front cover. 2) Press and hold the Go button for about 4 seconds until all the LEDs light up. Once all LEDs light up, release the Go button. 3) Pull the print assembly out of the machine. 4) Push down the green lock lever to take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit. 5) Put the toner cartridge into the new drum unit. 6) Reinsert the print assembly into the machine. 7) Close the front cover and verify that the lights turn off.
It is theoretically possible that you could reset the counter without actually changing the drum by simply skipping steps 3-6 above, but I have never tried it before and Brother may be checking a chip on the drum unit to verify that it is, in fact, a new drum unit. If they are, you will have to actually replace the unit to make the light go off. I would strongly recommend against resetting the counter without actually changing the drum though, as your print quality will degrade and the machine may start to dump toner into the inside creating a rather large mess and a hefty repair bill.

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