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Brother HL-5140 Gear noise and then jams. Have left side cover off and can watch gear train function. Attempt to print a page, starts its cycle, noise, jam and have to extract sheet from the toner drum. Is it possible that the drum is binding and needs replacement?

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Order the brother laser printer gear on E-bay and replaced it, just replace the gear.

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How do you get a page count from an HL 5140/


On the HL-5140, you can print out a config page which will show the page count on it by pressing down the Go button (the blue button). Hold it for a few seconds, until the config page starts to print out.

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Paper jam btother prinnter 5140


Hi justus1229,

Just click on this link and you'll have the step by step procedure on how you'll clear paper jam. This troubleshooting works for HL-5140, HL-5150D, HL-5170DN brother printers.

Hope it helps.

Thank you for using Fixya.

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Printer makes clicking noise when printing


One reason why the cartridge is making a clicking noise is that there is a washer and spring missing from the inside of the cartridge

if this is the case you will need to buy a new cartridge as it can not be solved until the washer and spring are put in

Apr 26, 2010 | Brother HL 5140 Laser Printer

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I cannot get my brother HL-5140 laser printer to print anything!!!!!! I have tried all troubleshooting suggestions.light on status is red


There is some paper jam inside the printer .Please remove the cartridge and look inside the printer for paper jam. If paper jam is there , remove the paper . I hope it will help to solve the printer problem.

Jan 25, 2010 | Brother HL 5140 Laser Printer

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I've recently installed a new Brother toner, but the drum light is flashing and the Brother hl 5140 printer won't print


DRUM UNIT "spent"
It can be reset if the printing quality is good
To reset the drum follow the instructions below:
Press the cover release button and then open the front cover of the printer.

Press and hold down Go button until all 4 LEDs are lit. Once all 4 LEDs are lit, release the Go button.

Close the front cover.
Make sure that the Drum LED is now off.
Caution: Reset the drum counter only when you replaced the drum unit with a new one.

Oct 09, 2009 | Brother HL 5140 Laser Printer

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I have a brother HL-5140 which has some nasty ink spodges on each page. Have carefully cleaned wire as recommended . Is there anything else I can do?


if they are evenly spaced, it will be 1 of 2 things, either the fuser or the drum, if you want to check the drum, take it out, take the toner out of the drum, and rotate the drum by turning the gear, be careful not to touch the drum not have it in direct sunlight or incandescent light and see if you can find the spodges on it.
you can also do a test print, print from the manual tray, and open the main cover after the paper goes in almost all the way. open the door, take the drum out and look at the paper, take it out slowly in the direction the paper was going and see if you see the splodge, if you do, again you will know its the drum.
thanks adi

Jun 27, 2009 | Brother HL 5140 Laser Printer

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MY brother HL-5140 quits printing,and also has a black vertical line down the page before it quits. After a while, say 30 to 45 minutes, it will start printing again. But there are black smudges on the...


Sounds like a fusing error ... If your able to wipe the toner off the page its a fuser unit problem (replace fuser unit) If toner is sticking to paper but the print quality is poor , replace the drum unit  (PCU)  good luck

Feb 21, 2009 | Brother HL 5140 Laser Printer

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HL-5140 Brother laser printer red status light remains on.


The red lite indicates one of the following needs to be looked at:

Cover open (Front cover) Close the front cover.

Cover open (Jam clear cover) Close the jam clear cover of the fuser unit.

Memory full - Press the go button.

Print overrun - Press the go button.

Clean drum unit - Clean the corona wire.



Jan 15, 2009 | Brother HL 5140 Laser Printer

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My HL-5140 paper is not coming out after printing.


Hi there
HAve you seen a small coil spring with 2 lugs come out of the machine? If you look inside the printer cavity you should see one of these springs either side of the internal black frame work.aboutThese should be about 1 1/2" into the machine just close to a clear lens on either side. If one of these is missng the drum/cartridge unit is not properly aligned and will cause jamming as you have described.

Failing that you have either a sensor problem or a faulty drum unit.

Please let me know and I'll try yo help further.

Cheers

ivorpits

Dec 30, 2008 | Brother HL 5140 Laser Printer

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