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BROTHER PRINTER HL-2140

=WHILE PRINTING SEVERAL PAGES, I STOPPED THE PRINTER AND TOOK THE PAPER OUT AND TURNED IT OVER. WHEN I TURNED IT BACK ON, THE ERROR LIGHT CAME ON AND STAYS ON. WHAT CAN I DO TO GET IT TO PRINTING AGAIN?

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    Have you checked for paper jams?

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Try turning the printer off and back on. if this doesn't help, open any cover that will open and look for paper still in the printer. many times, if you stop the printer mid-job, paper will be stuck in the back of them, and most printers will not recover until you remove the paper jam.

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