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Re: the status light is blinking red. i've tried many...
LEAVE PRINTER ON THEN, 1 remove ALL ink cartridges and close all covers 2 unplug power cord from back of printer 3 wait 4 minutes 4 plug power cord back in and wait for 10 minutes 5 when prompted install ink cartridges and wait a few minutes
click the setup button on the front of the printer scroll down to the tools menu and then run clean print head 3 times and last of all run align printer 1 time.
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Paper light flashing could mean several things on this machine.
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
Could be a few things: Try poking a small screwdriver in the bottom of the tray to manually lift the paper. If that works, you probably have a gear problem - see the post titled, "Status light is red and paper light blinking"
If that doesn't work, put some paper in the MP tray and test print (hit GO button 3x). If that works, you have a problem with the paper pickup and might require some parts (hard to find). Inside the drive unit (frame L) is a little circuit board (relay front PCB). As you try to print, check voltage on pins 1-2, it should cycle to activate a solenoid. If you get a voltage cycle, your solenoid is probably bad - if not, your relay front PCB is probably bad.
hi, i recently bought a second hand hl-5140 and when switched on had the fault you have described - on checking machine over i found a small piece of torn paper stuck in the paperpath. after clearing, the printer worked fine.check over for paper again as mine was only a very small peice. hope this has been of help. pete
My HL-5240 did the same thing, Here is what I found:
Look at the back of the printer. Pull down the back cover. Look to the right and the left of the exposed internals of the printer and there should be another handle/knob you can pull down. Pull these both down simultaneously and check to make sure there isn't a piece of paper in there! This was a shock to me! My office printer was held up for days until I found this hidden door in the back! I felt like an idiot that it was from a stupid paper jam!
I agree with another su=olution. The paper light was blinking on and off sugesting a paper jam. Paper had jammed in the back roller and displaced the small lever out of its slot.
Open rear cover, open paper guide by pulling it downwards so you can see the rollers, In the middle of the guide you will see a black lever about 25mm long to the right of this you will see a small slot. The guide will have been pushed to the left of this slot and the Plastic cam will be bowing toward the front of the printer (about 3mm). You need to pull the 25mm lever towards the rear of the printer and then slide the plastic cam to the right so the blade part of the cam slides into its correct slot. The blade is about half a mm thick and the slot is the same and is about 60mm to the right of the lever Use a torch to see it easier. This is a 2 minute job once you see what is wrong.
Hope we have helped someone out there fix a printer
Status light is on, paper light is on - you can hear the paper feed trying to "grab" the paper, but it can't, and status light goes Red.
Take out paper tray
Reset the blue paper holders, move them tight against the paper so the paper is snug against all blue barriers. Cause: Somehow the blue paper holders got dislodged and the paper is not snug so the feeder is trying to grab paper that is slightly out of reach.