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Brother HL-5250DL laser printer will not print

Yellow warning light flashes, indicating a paper jam. Checked for jam but there was none. Brother tech support said was a bad sensor.
Makes clicking noise when trying to print, then the yellow light comes on.
Can I disable this sensor? The repair of this problem costs almost as much as a new unit.

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  • troggeman Apr 23, 2009

    I have the same problem also. There was a paper jam- approximately one inch of the paper was left in the roller and it was pulled out manually, in tact. The status light turned red and the paper light is blinking amber. I have shut the printer off overnight, restarted all computers, removed all paper trays, removed toner assembly and can not find anything that could be causing the false error code?

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SOURCE: Re: paper jam in brother laser printer hl 2040 : paper red ligh continue to flash

Try shutting the printer completely down & unplug power. then plug power back in and while holding down all buttons on the printer control panel, turn it back on. this should put it into a self diagnostic mode that prints out just about everything the printer can do, including a sample page. Also, be sure all rollers are clean & trays are completely closed before restarting. If the printer works when you do this, you should most liely check all settings in the software package (driver) or perhaps reinstall the drivers. If this is necessary, be sure to download the latest drivers from the Brother website.

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SOURCE: Paper jam with Brother HL-2030 laser printer

Being a retired electronics technician, I located and downloaded a copy of the service manual. Then proceeded to hunt for the reason why the Paper LED was staying on. I put the printer into the Production diagnoses mode, then by process of alimination opened and closed each panel and cheack each sensor switch one at a time. At which time it was apparent the problem was the rear door sensor. So I started to disassemble the printer getting instructions from the Service manaul, as most electronic equipement there is a sequence process to accompliah this. and once I found that the method of the rear door sensor operated I found the bracket was not in the right position. I put the sensor bar back into it's proper position and put the printer back to normal opperateing mode, I found my problem was solved. So I reassembled the unit and plugged it back into the compter ran a couple of test sheets and cleaned and aligned the printer head(s) made a few adjustment and everything was back to normal.
I must say that locating the Service Manual was a feat, but worth every cent I paid for it which was $9 USD. Personally i think all service manuals should be available for all Brother products for a fee, then a large number of problems can be fixed by the owners without much bother to Brother.
I ahve two of these printers and would still purchase a Brother colour printers, my next purchase is going to be a Brother color laser printer. Out of all the printers i've used on my computers I like the brother the best.

Posted on Mar 22, 2008

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SOURCE: paper light flashes red...

I found just doing this one simple thing sorted the problem.

First take off the front cover. Pull the tabs on the side. Pull out the big toner and cartridge. Do you see the blue tab on the top shaped like an arrow/triangle? Slide the tab from right to left - reinsert toner close door.
Hope it works for you

JPW

Posted on Oct 30, 2008

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SOURCE: Brother printer Hl 2070. Toner

From Brother.com: Description:

  • The Drum LED blinks if the drum unit is near the end of its life. Use the drum unit until you have a print quality problem, then replace the drum unit with a new one.



  • The Drum LED continues to blink if the drum counter was not reset when you replaced the drum. To reset the drum follow the instructions below:
  1. Open the front cover of the printer.
step1.gif
  1. Press and hold down Go button for about 4 seconds until al the LEDs light up. Once all 4 LEDs are lit, release the Go button.
step2.gif
  1. Close the front cover.
Caution
    Reset the drum counter only when you replaced the drum unit with a new one.

Posted on Jan 09, 2009

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SOURCE: where can I get brother hl-2030 LASER PRINTER DRIVER

Hey,

The brother drivers and software require for the machine is available at
http://www.brother.com/E-ftp/info/index.html
Let me know if you need anything else.
Thanks,
Ekse

Posted on Mar 05, 2009

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