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Brother HL 2040 printing not aligned since changing toner and drum unit.

I've changed the toner/drum unit (as one) multiple times and never had a problem. This time I bought it online but it turned out to be only the toner; I then bought the drum unit, inserted them together and into the printer, and now, no matter what I do (reset the printer, reset the page settings as per Brother's support page, a variety of button pushing exercises as per youtube print "experts", turning the printer off for 20min etc), it still prints skewed. I've checked the paper aligning slides and they're straight. I'm at my wit's end; please help!

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: BROTHER HL-2040

I think the previous post applies to resetting the drum light after replacing the drum.

You need to reset the toner end-of-life condition.

  1. Open the Front cover
  2. Press and hold the GO button
  3. Power ON the printer while continuing to hold the GO button
  4. All 4 LED's will light up and then 3. Once the 3 LED's are lit, release the GO button
  5. Press the GO button 2 times. This will cause the
    LED's to light solid
  6. With the LED's lit solid, press the GO button 5 times
  7. At this point the Paper light should be blinking. Toner end-of-life has been reset
  8. Close the front cover.

Posted on Mar 21, 2008

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SOURCE: brother 2040 all lights keep blinking

Just got the following solution that worked for me:
1. Power Unit off

2. Open front cover

3. Press and hold GO and turn power on

4. When all 3 lights lit release and press GO twice

5. All lights turn solid

6. With all solid, press GO 5 times

7. Ready light GOes red

8. Close door and you're all set

Got it from here:  http://www.fixya.com/support/t612015-print

Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Brother Printer HL 1240

OK figured out the sequence to resolve this error:

power off unit
unplug power cable for 1 minute
reset the power cable
open front door
press and hold the reset button under the lights
turn the power on
printer should then be reset

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Printer won't stop printing alignment sheet, following changing of ink cart.

my printer only printed 1 page out of 3 so now it wont stop. it pulls the paper in and comes out blank. this will keep going unless i turn it off. how do i reset my printer?

Posted on Jan 11, 2009

Patzky
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SOURCE: toner light is flashing and printing has stopped

Hello ,

This problem is a common issue and easily fixed.
When putting in a new toner cartridge, the printer usually automatically resets the toner count.
In a situation like this, the printer did not automatically do the reset and so we must manually reset the printer.

To manually reset the printer, first, remove the toner from the printer and separate it from the drum unit.

With the toner cartridge in hand and the brother writing facing you, look to the left side of the cartridge. You should see an arc shaped opening with a white tab in it.

The tab is set at the right position and must be pushed back to the left side of the opening.
To push the tab back, you must turn the grey gear attached to the front roller upwards as you push the tab.

Once the tab has been placed to the left position, the printer will accept it as a new toner cartridge.

Thanks,

Pat

Posted on Apr 01, 2010

Testimonial: "Thank you so much Pat, such a simple fix and I was about ready to buy another printer. Very helpful."

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The Brother HL 2040 laser printer has a toner cartridge that supplies toner to the drum assembly so that the printer can print properly. When the LED on the front of the printer indicates you are low on toner, you will need to replace the toner cartridge to maintain good print quality. Fortunately, the toner cartridge can be replaced without any special tools.

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The good news is the toner will fit in more than one Brother machine and the printers are inexpensive. It almost makes buying a new machine more economical than a drum :-}

The HL printer is Manufacturer Discontinued, the new ones use a 360 series drum and toner, and the MFC's (7220 etc.) are about $200 vs. $116 for the drum. Hmmm.

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