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Printer will have the drum light flashing and we put in a new drum and the light still flashes and the paper will not get picked up

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  • mricksauto Dec 02, 2008

    BROTHER HL 2040 LASER PRINTER

  • Anonymous Apr 20, 2009

    drum light stays on and won't print.

  • Neeraj Sharm May 11, 2010

    Modal Number of the printer

  • Roger Binsfeld May 11, 2010

    what make & model are we talking about

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OPEN THE FRONT COVER OF THE PRINTER. MAKE SURE THAT THE PRINTER IS TURNED ON AND THE DRUM LED IS BLINKING. PRESS AND HOLD DOWN THE GO BUTTON FOR ABOUT 4 SECONDS UNTIL ALL THE LED'S LIGHT UP. ONCE ALL FOUR LED'S ARE LIT, RELEASE THE GO BUTTON. DO NOT RESET THE DRUM COUNTER WHEN YOU REPLACE ONLY THE TONER CARTRIDGE.

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I have a Brother HL - 2040 printer. It has been turned off. Having switched it back on I now have the Toner, drum and paper lamps on and it hasn't warmed up. Does this mean I need to purchase a new...


If all the LED's are flashing and continue to flash for more than 10 minutes with the unit powered up, it needs to be serviced or replaced. (That is toner, drum, paper and the Ready light all blinking -> critical error found in self-test.) If the Ready light is off and the rest of the lights are steady, the toner is out, the corona wire needs cleaning and the paper tray either is empty or not picking up the paper.

See http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faq/000000/000100/000070/faq000170_005.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=hl2040_all&Cat=11 for details on the errors and solutions.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Jan 27, 2011 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Put a new drum in my hl-5140 two weeks ago, now the drum light is flashing again and nothing will print.


  1. Turn the printer off.
  2. Press and hold the Go button on the front of the printer, at the same time turn the printer power on.
  3. When the Toner light is on by itself, release the Go button.
  4. Push and hold the Go button again, release the Go button when the Paper light is on by itself.
This should reset the DRUM counter.

Apr 14, 2010 | Brother HL 5140 Laser Printer

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Red "Paper" light stays on; printer will not print.


Paper light flashing could mean several things on this machine.

There could be a paper jam in the machine. Open the front cover remove the drum and toner and look in the machine. You can also check in between the drum and toner by removing the toner from the drum. Open the back cover and look for a Jam as well.

Try putting a piece of paper in the manual feed tray which is right above the paper tray, sometimes on certain documents the margins are too big and asks to go into the manual feed slot.

Apr 11, 2010 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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All the lights started flashing after fixed a paper jam


you have take out zamed paper from the printer from the back side of the printer by ejecting the try from back side if it present. or pull out your tonner and then pull out the zame paper.

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Brother HL 2040 drum light flashing after drum replacement


The drum light is triggered by a page counter. To reset it, hold the GO button with the drum door opened until the light goes out (10 seconds). Close the door and it should be reset.

Aug 07, 2009 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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I have a brother printer 2140 and the drum light stays on :0


You have to open the door and hold the go button til all lights flash. That tells the printer it has a new drum. After that press the go button 3 times and it will print a report that shows the drum as new...

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all 4 lights on the control panel are flashing. No paper jam New drum New toner

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Try send one paper manually, then it will pick up paper from the try automatically.

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