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Brother 2040 i have a brother 2040, it feeds through paper when i print but is not printing anything on the paper?

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Broken carona wire in drum replace drum or non gen toner not working correctly

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When I try to print anything the paper in my Brother HL-2040 gets stuck and doesn't properly feed through the printer. The paper light flashes and I have to open the paper tray, pull the paper down, and...

Sounds like there is a piece of paper stuck somewhere. In the back of the printer is a rear door, fold that down and check everywhere. Get a vacuum and first vacuum, then blow everything. Sometime dust can get in the way if it builds up. Make sure your paper is dry (hasn't gotten wet with humidity), and lays flat. Maybe try feeding some heavy weight paper with the manual feed in from to help push any jams out of the way. I've done all of the above at one time or another to help clear out my printer.....hope this helps

Jan 14, 2010 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Can the Brothers HL 2040 handle printing 65lb

It probably can but only from the front slot, the paper tray has to bend the paper around the roller in the front when feeding.

Aug 28, 2009 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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My Brother HL-2040 paper led light won't stop flashing, the paper's not jammed or anything, I just put in a new toner, too. I tried doing what someone else said about opening the cover and holding Go until...

Hi. The reasons listed in the manual that cause the LED to flash normally are:

Front cover is open
Close the front cover of the printer.
Back cover is open
Close the back cover of the printer.
Paper jam
Clear the paper jam. See Paper jams and how to clear them on page 6-5.
If the printer does not start printing, press the Go button.
No paper fed manual feed slot
Put the paper in the manual feed slot. See Printing on plain paper, bond paper
or transparencies from the manual feed slot on page 1-10 or Printing on thick
paper, labels and envelopes from the manual feed slot on page 1-13.
Memory full
The printer memory is full and the printer cannot print full pages of a
document. See Solving print problems on page 6-15.
Print overrun
A print overrun occurred and the printer cannot print full pages of a document.
See Solving print problems on page 6-15.
Drum Error
The corona wire needs to be cleaned. See Cleaning the corona wire on page 5-14.

If you check out page 6-5 it tells how to clear the paper jam from the rear of the machine! A point often missed.

Check out the website below if you don’t have a copy of the instruction manual =

If all else fails, try a reset of the printer Drum & Page counter:
  1. With printer tuned on.
  2. Press and hold the “internal button” behind front cover, until all LEDs illuminate.
  3. Make sure Drum light is off, then release and close front cover.
Hope some of this helps………..Please post a response back here and let us all know if it works?............Regards, Cornwellnet (UK)

Jul 12, 2009 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Printer prints from manual feed but not from tray.

you need ot open up the papper tray and more the laser down then it should work

please rate my helf i need you to i am a exert

Apr 20, 2009 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Won't print. blinking red paper light flashing

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

Mar 25, 2009 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Dulex printing???? for HL 2040

The way that I know to do it is to indicate that you are going to manual feed when printing. hit print
Then feed the paper into the manual feed slot, noting the correct direction in the diagram in the paper feed area. Once the first side prints then feed the paper through the manual feed slot, again following the directions in the diagram.

Feb 13, 2009 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Brother HL-2040 laser printer

Make sure to clean all the rollers you can see and make sure to check the paper sensor, and clean all rollers and paper paths with some Isopropyl Alcohol (AKA rubbing alcohol)

Sep 04, 2008 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Paper continually feeding

on your printer or i should say in your printer you have memmory the extra paper being loaded is from previous print jobs that havent completed in your manual that came with the printer should show you how to clear the memmory out and start printing properly again also a printers memmory can be corrupted the software that came with your printer should be able to do a memmory dump and clear the cache out and then be back to normal

May 28, 2008 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Brother HL 2040

Make sure the paper aligning slides are tight to the sides of the paper. In the case that they are spring loaded make sure there is not something preventing them from holding the paper properly aligned.
The print head could be 'off-track'...
If the text is properly aligned on the edge of the page, but appears crooked it is related to the print head assembly. If the text is not aligning to the edge of the page then the paper is not feeding straight and the paper aligning slides are at fault.
It is also possible that one of the paper feed rollers are not grasping the paper and it is forcing it to one side as it pulls it in.

Mar 10, 2008 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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