Question about Brother HL 5140 Laser Printer

2 Answers

Blank white 'line' on printed output

Brother HL-5140 printer several years old---toner replaced two months ago
Problem appeared yesterday with no known changes or adjustments to printer.
There is an area approximately 3/16 inch wide from the top to the bottom of the page that does not print. This ' white line ' begins about 3 1/2 inches from the left edge of the paper.
I have rocked the toner from side to side and tried to clean the corona wire by sliding the blue tab as instructed in the toner directions. No help.
Thank you for any assistance you can give me.

Posted by on

  • jmar480 Dec 12, 2008

    The toner cartridge attaches to the drum unit. No, I have not
    replaced the drum. An idea that I read elsewhere was to remove
    the drum unit and wipe out the interior of the printer with a soft
    cloth. Tried this and din't think that it had helped anything at
    first. Tried printing later and the white line had
    disappeared. Printing fine now.



    Thanks all for your help





×

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Brother Master
  • 5,568 Answers

Shaotim is on the right track; the defect you are describing is caused by a problem probably in the drum unit, not the toner cartridge.
I used Precision Roller for years for copier and printer needs while still servicing them and, although they were often not the cheapest, I found them to be more reliable than most.
The offerings they have for your printer, compatible and original can be seen here:
Brother HL5410 Drum units    

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Governor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.

    Hot-Shot:

    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 116 Answers

Some of the brother printer use a toner cartridge that does not have a drum, have u replaced the drum recently, or does the toner cartridge have it installed? If it has a seperate crriage for the drum, let me know.

Posted on Dec 11, 2008

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

After printing several hundred sheets, status light went red. There was no paper jam. Let printer "cool down" overnight. Status light still red. Drum has never been replaced. Toner light is on. However, in...


Well, if the toner light is on, you're probably out of toner and the only reason it ran, was because it was low but not completely depleted.

Try new toner drum off of Ebay or Amazon for the best prices for your brother printer.

Jul 05, 2010 | Brother HL 5140 Laser Printer

1 Answer

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

1 Answer

My printer will not print. The red light comes


My printer will not print. The red light comes on, but there is no paper stuck anywhere. The toner light comes on, but when it did print yesterday, it looked fine. Please let me know what I need to check. Thank you,

Feb 15, 2010 | Brother HL 5140 Laser Printer

1 Answer

Brother 2040 yellow toner light on & won't print. Toner just replaced 8 weeks ago. Printer purchased 6 months ago.


You have a one year warranty with Brother if you need repair. You might shake the toner, or put a small electrical tape over the little round windows on the toner cart. to use the rest of the toner, and press the go button 3 times to print the report that tells you how many prints you've made, you could just be out of toner again...

Feb 03, 2010 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

1 Answer

Our Brother HL-5140 is not printing. It doesn't


Replace the paper pcik-up rolly assembly. MAKE SURE TO get a good look at how the existing one is installed before removing it. It needs a little tweeking to get the new one in and everything lined up correctly.

Also replace the separation page on the paper tray itself.

Look for part number PF-1 Kit or OEM PART #: LJ7920001
The only diagrams I could find on-line of the inside of the printer I found by searching for "brother pl-prn067". Look at pages 8-9.

Dec 09, 2009 | Brother HL 5140 Laser Printer

1 Answer

Ghosting on prints


Wrong paper type can cause this, also if it is damp or too thick. Also check that you have the correct type of paper (thickness) selected in the driver. Ghosting can also be caused by a faulty drum unit, since you just replaced it maybe there is warranty left on it?.

Good luck!

May 24, 2009 | Brother HL 5140 Laser Printer

1 Answer

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

1 Answer

Tonner flashing HL-5140- will not print at all, drivers are good


If you have the user manual look on page 3-1 for Control Panel. The different patterns of on/off/blinking lights indicate what the problem is. If the toner is flashing and status is green, your toner is low and should be replaced....

If you don't have the user manual it is at this link:
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/files/dlf/doc000071/HL5100_UG_ENG_3.pdf

see page 3-1 or page 81

Jan 18, 2009 | Brother HL 5140 Laser Printer

1 Answer

Toners


There are many sources for toner and toner cartridges but I used Precision Roller for years for copier and printer needs while still servicing them and, although they were often not the cheapest, I found them to be more reliable than most. 
The offerings they have for your printer, compatible and original can be seen here: 

Brother toner cartridges

Sep 09, 2008 | Brother HL 5140 Laser Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Brother HL 5140 Laser Printer Logo

232 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Brother Printers & Copiers Experts

Jesus  Colon
Jesus Colon

Level 1 Expert

12 Answers

Rick Johnson
Rick Johnson

Level 2 Expert

84 Answers

John mullen

Level 2 Expert

245 Answers

Are you a Brother Printer and Copier Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...