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Brother HL-5240 printer problem

The paper light keeps flashing although the paper cartridge is full. The computer will not print.

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  • AliceNTorr Dec 13, 2008

    I have the same problem, and getting very frustrated.  This little printer is normally a powerhorse.  I was telling others how great Brother is, and now this happens.  Any help, please?


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This usually means a print job is stuck in the queue that was set to "manual feed" or to a different paper size, such as legal. Add paper to the front manual feed and press "Go". If this is the problem, the stuck document will begin printing from the manual tray.

To clear the problem without printing from the manual feed, cancel all jobs on the printer, delete any jobs out of the Windows print queue and restart the computer.

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