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Paper light keeps blinking red

There is no paper jammed in the printer, but the paper fed light keeps blinking. Any suggestions

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  • A C Linux Nov 17, 2008

    I've unplugged it; tried holding down blue button while powered and when powering up; slid the corona wire cleaner several times; opened the back & front, taken the cartridge out, etc., etc.; unplugged the unit for a day, etc.,

    STILL get the Paper light blinking.

    -How do i truly -re-set- the unit?

    *problem happened after trying to print on 3x5 index cards; they jammed; (easily & entirely removed index card in one piece) but afterwards the Paper light just blinks an angry amber eye at me..no printing!! only got a couple hundred pages; otherwise I've liked this machine.

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Pull out the drum. There is a blue button on it - if you pull it out and look straight down at it, it should be on the right hand side towards the printer. Slide the blue button back and forth, left to right, 20 times or so. Make sure to position it back to the right side all the way when done and put it back in. It should fix it. It is some kind of wire that is dirty with paper dust, etc. Brother told me to do that very thing when mine was having the same problem. Now, if that doesn't work, I also use the dust remover canned air and spray inside where the drum fits.

Hope it helps.

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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In Brother's own information it states to -never- use the air-spray in their machines..that it can damage if used on the wrong spots, or can cause grit/dust to scratch parts, ie-drum, or push foreign materials into worse places.. **with caution**

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