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Problem with drum?

Just replaced Toner. Full set of paper in tray. No paper jam. Yet...red 'paper' light continues to blink. The printer seems to be spurting out black ink on the pages (that is, when it worked, the printer has ceased to work at all). My suspicion, based on research on this site, is that the drum needs to be cleaned or replaced. Is this correct? I cannot, however, find any information on HOW to remove the drum (truth be told, I am not sure where exactly the drum is). Is this the crux of the problem? Or could it be something else? Can I clean the drum without buying a new one? Please help. Thank you.

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  • duncan_ridde Jan 30, 2009

    what do you suggest I do to repair this problem???

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1. If the paper source setting of the program you are printing from or
the Brother printer driver is set to Manual feed, the Paper LED will
flash prompting you to load a sheet of paper, an envelope, or a label in
the manual feed slot of the printer. It can also be caused if the document you are trying to print was created as a letter,
mailing, or label.

2. Using both hands, slide the manual feed slot paper guides on the
front of the printer to the width of the paper that you are going to
use.

3. Using both hands, put one piece of paper in the manual feed slot
until the front edge of the paper touches the paper feed roller. When
you feel the printer pull in the paper, let go and the printer will
print the document. If the Paper LED continues to flash and the printer
does not pull in the paper, this issue was not caused by a manual feed
command, continue with trouble shooting.

4. Open the front cover by pulling the tabs on the left and right side
of the printer towards you.

5. Remove the drum/toner assembly by lifting it up slightly at the
center and pulling it out to the front. Place the drum/toner assembly on
a piece of disposable paper or cloth to avoid spilling and scattering the toner.

6. Clean the primary corona wire inside the drum unit by gently sliding
the blue tab on the top from right to left and left to right several
times. Return the blue tab and snap it into the home position. If you
don#t, printed pages may have a vertical stripe.

7. Remove the toner cartridge from the drum unit holding down the lock
lever (purple tab) on the left side of the drum unit and lift the toner
cartridge out.
*Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If toner scatters on your and or
clothes, immediately wipe it off wash it with cold water.

8. If there is paper in the drum unit, gently remove it.

9. Examine the inside of the printer where the drum was installed. If
there is paper inside the printer carefully remove it.

10. Reset the toner cartridge into the drum unit (be sure it clicks
into place).

11. Reinstall the drum/toner assembly into the printer.

Posted on Jan 27, 2009

  • Anand Kumar
    Anand Kumar Jan 27, 2009

    then try to print test page:


    1. Turn the printer power switch OFF. Check that the front cover is
    closed.

    2. Turn the printer power switch ON while holding down the GO button.

    3. Continue holding the GO button until only the Toner, Drum and Paper
    LEDs will are lit.

    4. Release the GO button and all LEDs will be off.

    5. Press the GO button 1 time. The Ready LED will flash and then the
    internal test page will be printed.



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Instructions to clean the printer drum:

http://www.instructables.com/id/How_to_clean_the_printer_drum_cartridge/

however, by the description the problem could be bigger.


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No its not the drum problem.the drum is in the toner cartridge itself.it is not the problem.the problem is either rthe rollers which pulls the paper.or the sensor which detects the paper in the tray.that sensor is turned faulty.or broken or moved from its position.

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  5. Close the front cover.

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  9. Still looking at the back of the printer, pull the tab toward you to open the fuser cover.
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  13. Put the toner cartridge back into the drum unit until you hear it lock into place. If you put the cartridge in properly, the green lock lever will lift automatically.
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If the paper light is flashing (not steady) please follow the steps bellow:

The Paper LED flashing can be caused by no paper in the manual feed slot, a paper jam, the front cover is open, the back cover is open, dust on the drum, a memory full error, a print overrun error or not having a drum installed.

Note: Be sure that a toner AND drum assembly is installed in the machinebefore continuing. A machine may exhibit a jam message if a drum or toner isn't installed or isn't installed properly. The drum is a separate part from the toner cartridge and the two parts fit together tomake the drum and toner assembly. The problem may also happen from using non-Brother supplies.

To clear the Paper LED flashing, follow the steps listed below:

Brother strongly recommends that customers use only genuine Brother drumunits and/or toner cartridges. Each Brother laser printer is designed to work at pre-set temperatures that are matched exactly to each of our individual toner formulations. Each individual component is designed to work with the other to ensure quality and reliability. Using non-Brother supplies may affect the hardware performance, print qualityand machine reliability. The Brother limited warranty does not apply to any problem that is caused by the use of third party drum units, toner cartridges or toner.
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1. If the paper source setting of the program you are printing from or the Brother printer driver is set to Manual feed, the Paper LED will flash prompting you to load a sheet of paper, an envelope, or a label inthe manual feed slot of the printer. It can also be caused if the document you are trying to print was created as a letter, mailing, or label.

2. Using both hands, slide the manual feed slot paper guides on the front of the printer to the width of the paper that you are going to use.

3. Using both hands, put one piece of paper in the manual feed slot until the front edge of the paper touches the paper feed roller. When you feel the printer pull in the paper, let go and the printer will print the document. If the Paper LED continues to flash and the printer does not pull in the paper, this issue was not caused by a manual feed command, continue with trouble shooting.

4. Open the front cover by pulling the tabs on the left and right side of the printer towards you.

5. Remove the drum/toner assembly by lifting it up slightly at the center and pulling it out to the front. Place the drum/toner assembly ona piece of disposable paper or cloth to avoid spilling and scattering the toner.

6. Clean the primary corona wire inside the drum unit by gently sliding the blue tab on the top from right to left and left to right several times. Return the blue tab and snap it into the home position. If you don't, printed pages may have a vertical stripe.

7. Remove the toner cartridge from the drum unit holding down the lock lever (purple tab) on the left side of the drum unit and lift the toner cartridge out.
*Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If toner scatters on your and or clothes, immediately wipe it off wash it with cold water.

8. If there is paper in the drum unit, gently remove it.

9. Examine the inside of the printer where the drum was installed. If there is paper inside the printer carefully remove it.

10. Reset the toner cartridge into the drum unit (be sure it clicks into place).

11. Reinstall the drum/toner assembly into the printer.

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