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I used person ink jet transfer paper in the brother HL 30C printer - 1 sheet of transfer paper is now wrapped round the drum

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SOURCE: Paper jam in Brother HL-2140 printer

I have the same problem - try what it says at this link.

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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SOURCE: How do I replace the drum on a Brother hl 2040.

I have 'reused' the same drum three times and still prints like a charm.
Open the toner door and pull out the toner/drum assembly. Take the toner off the drum tray. Use a alcohol pad or lint free cloth and wipe the mauve coloured drum to remove the excess lint and toner collected on the drum. Rotate the drum with the white gear and keep cleaning until the whole drum is done.
Put the toner back in the drum tray. Clean the corona wire by sliding the blue tab back and forth 3 or 4 times. Put the toner/drum back into the printer and close the door.
After the printer does the self test the drum light will cone on again so then you need to reset the counters.
Open the door again
Hold the GO button until all 4 lights are lit up
Release the GO button
Close the door
Printer will self test and should extinguish all the trouble lights.

Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Brother HL-2030 paper jam

1. Face the back of the printer. You may have to disconnect the cables. Just note their position for later reconnection. Open the rear cover.
2. Lower the forkish cover that is further in the back of the printer. It has a sticker on its left side.
3. There is a "finger" in the middle of the forkish cover that may not be in position. Note that there is on the mid-right side of it a tab, that has to be positioned to go down into the hole.
4. Close both covers and reconnect the wires if necessary.
5. It should now be working BS"D!!!

Posted on Nov 02, 2009

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SOURCE: black lines down side of paper on HL-5370 brother laser printer

you have a bad drum... it needs to be replaced

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Posted on Dec 27, 2009

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SOURCE: Brother HL-2070N Laser Printer Will Not Print

First of all, I checked the answers given here, but nothing worked; everytime I turned on the unit, the red light flashed that the printer was out of paper.

From the Brother's HL-2070 manual, in the troubleshooting section: take out the toner cartridge from the front of the machine (be careful, any black toner powder that come off may be very difficult to clean up). I took the toner cartridge to the sink.

There is a blue slide along the top of the unit that will clean the corona wire if you slide it back and forth, from one end to the other (toner/dust can become caked on the wire over time; sliding the slider back and forth simply knocks the caked off 'stuff' off of the wire).

Replace the toner cartridge; it worked fine for me. I was immediately able to print.

Posted on Apr 23, 2010

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My Brother Printer is not working properly, it is not giving clear printouts. What should i do to fix the existing issue.?

If your machine is a B/W laser printer, you problems could be:
1 dirty drum - clean or replace, check for message stating drum end soon or replace drum.
2 problem with the fuser - may need to be cleaned or may have sheet of paper wrapped around it.

If it is a colour laser:
1 check and clean the transfer belt
2 clean the laser scanners

If it is an inkjet machine: Run a print quality test from the ink menu
1 if the chequered test pattern is not clean and full, run two cleaning cycles and re-test.
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The printing is clear but on the buttom of every page it is like a duplicate printing with grey color. What is wring on my printer or I need to change toner?

First thing to consider is a toner getting low but it can be a drum, fuser (fixer) or transfer roller. If it repeats the grey at a certain interval it's likely a roller in the fuser/fixer, the drum (light sensitive coated roller is all it is) or a failing transfer roller (it charges to pull the toner image off the drum onto the paper and hold it till the heat of the fuser bonds it to the paper). Easiest and least wasteful, and what Brother would tell you to do first, is to replace the toner. If it doesnt correct it you still have the new toner to use once the problem is corrected. By virtue of it being fine except the end of the page sounds like toner. One way to figure it out definitively is send a page while the exit door is open. Watch and once half the page is out of the exit door open the toner door to stop the printing. It wont hurt anything but will allow you to see the end of the sheet before it goes to the fusing unit. Of course you need to be very careful removing the sheet to prevent damage to the fuser. If you get the grey on the bottom of the sheet during the half sheet test I mentioned then it's in the image creation and transfer, not the fuser/fixing stage. Replace the toner and try a full sheet. If corrected it was the toner. If not then the drum or transfer roller would be at fault. Drum is user replaceable and while expensive it's another item you can store back on the shelf till you need it if the new drum doesnt help.Transfer roller needs to be replaced by a service person.You could do it but you would need to have the section of a service manual to show you what to do.

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The "drum" is where the laser adds/subtracts an electrical charge to each spot on the drum.

The printer "throws" the powdered-ink at the drum.
The ink sticks to the "charged" spots, and does not stick to the "non-charged" spots.

Then, the printer puts a sheet of paper in contact with the drum, and the ink is transferred to the paper.

Then, the "fuser" heats the paper & ink, and "melts" the ink into the paper.

So, changing the ink-cartridges will _NOT_ fix any "drum" problem.

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My wife tried to print on T-Shirt tranfers meant for ink-jet printers, and they melted onto the fuser roll, and it stinks. I need to remove the fuser assembly and clean it, but could use some instructions....

This might help. I did the same thing with my laserjet printer.
Staples has laserjet cleaning sheets. I ran several sheets through the printer after I pulled most of the transfer paper out.
The sheets are one use sheets so, you will need a few.They are impregnated with cleaning fluid on textured paper.
These sheets clean the entire paper travel path.

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