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My brother hl-2040 won't print. red paper light is on so I press Go and the printer prepares to print but just as its about to start it stops and the paper light returns. No paper jams. Any ideas please? thanks

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  • Henri Hewitt Oct 16, 2013

    I mean't to say paper light is solid, not flashing.

  • Henri Hewitt Oct 16, 2013

    Whoops its now flashing

  • David Payne
    David Payne Jan 15, 2015

    if you need a manual you can download it from THIS PAGE NEAR THE BOTTOM RIGHT SIDE UNDER MANUAL

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You might try this:

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    David Payne Jan 15, 2015

    if you need a manual it is on this page near the bottom right under manual and user guides

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The roll could be indexed wrong if so you will need to try another roll

Posted on Oct 17, 2013

  • Danelle Hills Feb 17, 2015

    What roll? The rusty orange color roll visible inside the back of the printer when the rear door is open?

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SOURCE: out of paper light

I've been stuck with a flashing red paper light for a while. The printer could print from the manual tray and could also print test or diagnostic pages.
So I thought it might be driver related, and indeed it was.
There's a nasty setting in the printer properties that makes the printer go woo-hoo. So go to printer properties > tray settings. Check the "paper size" of "Tray 1". If it's set to "undefined", change it to your corresponding paper format. Click Update, Apply. Now print happily.
I still wonder why that setting magically changed. Hope this helps someone.

Posted on Nov 11, 2007

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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.

Posted on Feb 11, 2008

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SOURCE: brother 2040 all lights keep blinking

Just got the following solution that worked for me:
1. Power Unit off

2. Open front cover

3. Press and hold GO and turn power on

4. When all 3 lights lit release and press GO twice

5. All lights turn solid

6. With all solid, press GO 5 times

7. Ready light GOes red

8. Close door and you're all set

Got it from here:  http://www.fixya.com/support/t612015-print

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

rscheutz
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SOURCE: won't print. blinking red paper light flashing

This usually means your printer is out of paper or there is a paper jam somewhere.

Posted on Mar 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Paper Jam lite is on ( no paper jam )

did you try turning it off and then back on?

Posted on May 27, 2009

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