Question about Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer
NEWER MODLES HAVE A CARTRIGE ESTIMATING PROGRAM THAT NEEDS RESET (you need to tell the printer that it has a new cartrige). SIMPLY....
1. OPEN THE FRONT COVER.
2. TURN OFF.
3. HOLD DOWN THE GO BUTTON AND TURN BACK ON.
4. ONCE ALL 3 LIGHTS ARE SOLID, LET GO OF THE BUTTON & PRESS IT 2 TIMES RIGHT AWAY.
5. ALL LIGHTS SHOULD GO SOLID AGAIN, WHEN THEY DO PRESS THE GO BUTTEN 5 TIMES IN A ROW.
THIS SHOULD RESET YOUR PRINTER AND LET IT KNOW IT HAS A NEW CARTRIGE (even if it doesn't)!
Posted on Feb 14, 2008
Doesn't help. Tried that several times. I am throwing all my Hl-2040's out and getting new ones. It's not worth the time.
Posted on Feb 14, 2008
Bad fuser; see owner's manual.
Posted on Aug 29, 2007
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Printer/Toner Problem
Sounds like it may be a remanufactured toner cartridge, and the 'reset
lever' has not been installed or replaced. If you look at the side of
the toner unit, you will see a sort of 'half moon' notch, that should
have a white coloured lever within it. This lever is pushed backward
when the cartridge is installed. So, on a new cartridge, it should be
pushed forward (or towards the printer as you install it).
Note: This lever is not installed on the cartridge that the printer was shipped with (starter cartridge).
Posted on Mar 20, 2009
Has anyone stood or sat on the printer. We recently had one of these machines in our workshop with this problem and the laser unit which is on the roof above the toner drum unit was bent (bowed down) so the laser was not focused on the drum. Removing the toner drum unit, grabbing the upper part of the machine with one hand and the lower base part with the other then bending the frame apart to straighten out the metal plate the laser is screwed to fixed the problem.
Posted on Jan 24, 2013
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