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Brother HL 1240 - page runs through printer, nothing prints

There is toner, drum new and clean, cord been slid back and forth, no LED's blinking. Printer looks and sounds to be working normally, however, pages go through printer and nothing prints on them. No extra pages print, just the document sent to printer, but comes out completely blank.

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Did you pull the plastic tape on the new cartridge?

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