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Brother HL-2140 printing black pages.

I just bought a new toner, so I am not sure what the problem is.

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    I have a HL-2140 and it prints a series of lines in about the middle of the page. If I am printing , say 20 copies, then the last 15 or 16 will be fine. If I wait a while the first copies always have such lines. It happens even if I use another frame, (container?) for the ink material.



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You have a problem with the top electrode. It is possible that the wire is broken. The wire drum loads. If it is broken it doesn't load the drum and you have the black cards.

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Hi Nacardi,
Could be bad toner (toner sitting on shelf for too long). Or the drum could have been over exposed. The drum is light sensitive.

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