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I have a hl2040 laser printer and i have black verticle lines on the paper. i have cleened the corona wire by sliding the tab back and forth on trum cartridge. the toner cartridge is new. the printer was working fine the all of a sudden about 1/2 the pge was covered with toner ink and i can see toner poweder on the drum in the same area as the blacked out area on the paper. if i get a different drum will that take care of the problem or will i have to get a new printer??

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Remove the drum and toner from printer, turn printer off and find the glass scanner bar on the top of the inside of printer. Clean that with a paper towel and window cleaner. Wipe dry. DO NOT SPRAY INSIDE THE PRINTER. Only spray window cleaner on towel.

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SOURCE: have black smudge line in middle of paper have new toner and drum

Try taking out your toners, and on the drum you will see a green button which you can slide from side to side (it's on each of the colored slots). Make sure you put the the white plastic cover up and then it will slide. I hope this will help you.

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The slides you are moving are for the drum units, you could try using canned air to blow in the same area that the sliders slide across, if that doesn't help you may need a new drum unit..

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

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There is a little cover there that has a sensor flag on it. It is most likely in a jammed position. If you are able to carefully take the cover out, you can bend it slightly, readjust the sensor flag, and reinstall it.

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My HL2040 printer is printing black vertical lines along the right-hand side of the page, about 3" or so. A month ago I took it apart and cleaned the roller. Still doing it.


If the lines go all the way down the page, check the position of the corona wire cleaner tab (blue or green) at the top front of the drum unit. if not parked fully to one side it will create a solid black lines where it blocks the laser. Otherwise look for some other foreign object (or torn paper piece) that may be blocking the laser from the drum. If the lines are thin and shark, check for scratches on the drum (not repairable without replacing drum). If the lines are uneven thickness but in a pattern that repeats down the page every few inches, then the film on the drum is probably worn or wearing away and the drum needs to be replaced.

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When we scan or copy, a long line comes up on the paper


You might need to clean the corona wire. Pull out the drum and cartridge and slide the blue tab on top back and forth. Be sure to return the tab to the home position afterward.

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Nothing will print. Paper light is flashing Red. Have taken the tray out, re-filled, put back in, nothing.


Remove the Toner Drum unit and look for a little blue tab. Slide it back and forth a couple of times to clean a corona wire and see if that helps.

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Why does my brother printer print fat pink line down each page?


The first thing I would try is to fix the corona wire. Here is a link to Brother's website outlining the process (clean corona wire).
What you need to do is pull out the drum and look for a blue tab on the top of the cartridge. Slide that tab back and forth along the wire and see if that clears things up.
I have had some luck cleaning the drum when I get black streaks but I have also hear this can be dangerous and make the problem worse.

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The first thing I would try is to fix the corona wire. Here is a link to Brother's website outlining the process (clean corona wire).
What you need to do is pull out the drum and look for a blue tab on the top of the cartridge. Slide that tab back and forth along the wire and see if that clears things up.
I have had some luck cleaning the drum when I get black streaks but I have also hear this can be dangerous and make the problem worse.

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When printing their is a white vertical line through the entire page.I am using a Brothers MFC-6800 printer with a operation system Window XP professional.


The first thing I would try is to fix the corona wire. Here is a link to Brother's website outlining the process (clean corona wire).
What you need to do is pull out the drum and look for a blue tab on the top of the cartridge. Slide that tab back and forth along the wire and see if that clears things up.
I have had some luck cleaning the drum when I get black streaks but I have also hear this can be dangerous and make the problem worse.

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BROTHER MFC-7220 When I print paper comes out with black line on right hand side of the paper. Its like somebody took a black marker and ruler and made a straight line from top to bottom.


The first thing I would try is to fix the corona wire. Here is a link to Brother's website outlining the process (clean corona wire).
What you need to do is pull out the drum and look for a blue tab on the top of the cartridge. Slide that tab back and forth along the wire and see if that clears things up.
I have had some luck cleaning the drum when I get black streaks but I have also hear this can be dangerous and make the problem worse.

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The unit prints a heavy black coating on paper


This is caused by corona arcing in the drum unit. When you install the toner cartridge into the drum unit there is a blueish colored plastic tab on top of the drum unit that you can slide back and forth to clean part of the corona. Slode this back and forth at least 5 to 10 times. I would try this first and see if the problem goes away. I have seen this many times and about 50% of the time the plastic slide will resolve the issue. If not you can either go ahead and replace your drum unit with a new one or the charge corona assembly will have to be removed and cleaned.
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The corona wire can be cleaned as follows:

Take the cartridge out of the printer.

As you are holding it in the same position as you took it out of the printer, in the uppper right hand corner there will be a small light blue / purplish tab with a triangle on it. The triangle points to another triangle on the black part of the cartridge.

Slide this blue tab back and forth several times. You have just cleaned your corona wire.

Make sure you slide the tab all the way back over to the right before putting the cartridge back into the printer.

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Turn the printer off. Take out the toner drum and cartridge. Remove the toner cartridge by pressing on the blue lever on the left side. Check for paper. Replace the cartridge. At the rear of the toner drum is a blue slide lever on the right side for cleaning the corona wire. Move the lever back and forth, left and right, about 30 times. Reset lever to far right side with arrows lining up. Set the drum and cartridge aside. Remove the paper tray and look inside for a jammed sheet of paper. Flip the back lid down and check for paper. Snap the back lid up, replace the paper tray, and replace the drum and toner cartridge. Turn the printer on. Press the ready button 3 times quickly. It should print a specifications sheet. If it does, try printing from your computer. If this did not help, Brother tech support is 1-800-276-7746. Robi

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