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The status light is blinking red and the toner, paper, and drum light flashes yellow?

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SOURCE: New HL-5240 printer red status light upon powering up

My HL-5240 did the same thing, Here is what I found:

Look at the back of the printer. Pull down the back cover. Look to the right and the left of the exposed internals of the printer and there should be another handle/knob you can pull down. Pull these both down simultaneously and check to make sure there isn't a piece of paper in there! This was a shock to me! My office printer was held up for days until I found this hidden door in the back! I felt like an idiot that it was from a stupid paper jam!

Posted on Sep 05, 2008

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SOURCE: Yellow Toner Light Flashes - won't print

f the Drum LED is still lit after replacing the drum unit, the Drum counter may not be reset.
Reset the Drum counter as follows:

  1. Open the front cover.
  2. Locate the control panel button under the LED lights on the left side.
  3. Press the control panel button until all lights are lit, then release it.
    The Drum counter is now reset.

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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SOURCE: HL-5140 Brother laser printer red status light remains on.

Help me, please . Red status light on. PC recognises printer. Nothing happening. Toner was on for a few weeks. But now new toner cartridge and still solid red light. What is this?

Posted on Apr 29, 2009

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SOURCE: brother 5250dn and all light are blinking

That series of lights indicates a main circuit board failure. You will need a shop to replace the main logic PCB. Could be caused by anything, static shock, bad input power from power strip or power failure, just plain CPU failure. If it's under warranty, 1 year since purchase, you need a Brother service center, out of warranty a new printer would cost less than repair.

Posted on Feb 02, 2010

SOURCE: Every light is blinking, toner, drum, paper and status light

a would advise you service the printer...... sometimes dirt and other things can cause it to malfunction

Posted on May 25, 2010

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Brothers HL-5370DW. Yesterday, I printed about 20 sheets with no problem. Then I set up to print more pages and the yellow paper light started blinking and the red status light came on. I checked for a...


I had the misfortune of between two sheets of paper, out of the packet, there was a piece of tape that jammed the drum.
Nothing else for it with your, take the drum and toner out and check for bits of paper.

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I replaced the fuser in a Brother HL5170-when I turn it on, all 4 lights are blinking. What might be the problem?


This is what's called a Service Call, meaning the machine has experienced a problem that it doesn't think an end-user can support.

According to the manual:
"Push the Go switch and the Job Cancel switch at the same time during the service call and hold them. And then push the 2 key additionally to show the service call type by LED combination."

Which I'm assuming means press and hold the two buttons, then press them both again.
The combination of the LEDs tells you where the problem is:

RED Status +:
Toner LED = Fuser (Fixing Unit)
Drum LED = Laser
Paper LED = Main Motor

YELLOW Status +:
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All of which are expensive parts and also expensive repair.

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Why is red light on samsung clp- 315 and it is not printing


Does one of these situations apply to you?

The Status LED light is Red and the Toner lights are OFF (Check Smart Panel for message)

  • A Paper Jam has occurred.
  • The Front, Top, or Back Cover is open.
  • There is no paper in the Paper Tray.
  • There is a problem with the Waste Toner container.
  • A major error has occured.

The Status LED light is Blinking/Flashing Red and the Toner light(s) are Red

  • The Toner cartridge(s) that are Red need to be replaced. (Can still be used to print, but quality is unreliable)

The Status LED light is Red and the Toner light(s) are Red

  • The Toner cartridge(s) that are Red need to be replaced. (Printing is not available)
  • The Toner cartridge(s) are not installed properly.
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After printing several hundred sheets, status light went red. There was no paper jam. Let printer "cool down" overnight. Status light still red. Drum has never been replaced. Toner light is on. However, in...


Well, if the toner light is on, you're probably out of toner and the only reason it ran, was because it was low but not completely depleted.

Try new toner drum off of Ebay or Amazon for the best prices for your brother printer.

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Hello, I have a Brother printer HL-5140 Laser--I know it is an old one--just like me!! I know this printer and would like to continue using it. It had paper stuck in it and I pulled it out. Now it won't...


If toner and drum lights are flashing when there is no real problem, you can reset them. Turn printer on, then with front door open hold down both buttons leds will light one at a time and after status lights release buttons and close door.

Or, if paper jammed light is flashing... try this link:

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/eu/gb/en/faq/faq/000000/002600/000015/faq002615_000.html?reg=eu&c=gb&lang=en&prod=hl5250dn_all&Cat=11


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The red light is blinking and it doesn't print.


There are actually some certain meaning on the red light and green light showing different information to user. The summaries are:
1) Green On, Red Off = Printer Ready.
2) Green Fast-Flashing, Red Fast-Flashing = Printer warm up.
3) Green Fast-Flashing, Red Off = Printer off-line.
4) Green Slow-Flashing, Red Off = Processing Data.
5) Green Off, Red On = Cover Opened, Toner Empty or Developer Unit / Drum unit missing.
6) Green Off, Red Fast-Flashing = Paper Jam or waiting for jam reset.
7) Green Off, Red Slow-Flashing = Paper Empty or Paper tray is not inserted.
8) Green Off, Red Off = Printer power is off.
9) Green Very-Slow-Flashing, Red Off = Printer in sleep mode.
10) Green (any condition above), Red Slow-Flashing = Toner low or paper empty.

So what is your printer condition? Better know what is going on your printer so can solve the problem.

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I sprayed dust remover & now the printer won't print. the status light flashes red & the toner, drum & paper lights flashes yellow (hl5250dn)


You may have blown dust or paper shard into one of the optical sensors. These sometimes are used to sense paper position and carriage position. Try cleanig again and pay attention to these sensors.

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Yellow Toner Light Flashes - won't print


f the Drum LED is still lit after replacing the drum unit, the Drum counter may not be reset.
Reset the Drum counter as follows:

  1. Open the front cover.
  2. Locate the control panel button under the LED lights on the left side.
  3. Press the control panel button until all lights are lit, then release it.
    The Drum counter is now reset.

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New HL-5240 printer red status light upon powering up


My HL-5240 did the same thing, Here is what I found:

Look at the back of the printer. Pull down the back cover. Look to the right and the left of the exposed internals of the printer and there should be another handle/knob you can pull down. Pull these both down simultaneously and check to make sure there isn't a piece of paper in there! This was a shock to me! My office printer was held up for days until I found this hidden door in the back! I felt like an idiot that it was from a stupid paper jam!

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U can have stuck a little piece of paper, that it mess whit some sensor. Try to open the Oki, push the drum unit out and watch if there is no paper stucked.

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