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Error printing on brother hl 2040 series

Theres a 1 inch thick line on the right side of the paper when you print........ how can i take that out?

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Re: error printing on brother hl 2040 series

Check blue slidy thing on drum is in home position marked with a triangle.

Posted on Nov 30, 2007

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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.

Mar 04, 2015 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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I want to print on both sides of the paper

The Brother HL-2040 machine does not have and cannot be fitted with a duplexer to print both sides of the page automatically. You can only duplex manually, that is - you turn the page over and put it back in the machine to print on the other side. Some settings will allow to print double sided manually, where the printer prints all the odd numbered pages then instructs the user to place ALL the printed stock back in the paper tray to then print all the even numbered pages.

Mar 09, 2014 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Prints only blank pages

I have a brother MFC 3240C. My Black ink stopped printing(initially printed horizontal faded lines and gradually got worse), the other colors were printing fine. I tried cleaning numerous time( 50 -100 times over 1-2 weeks ). Still no improvement. The way I print now is:
1. I go to Printer Properties
2. Change Media type from "Plain Paper" to "Inkjet Paper".
3. Change Quality to "Photo".

This takes a long time to print 1-2 minutes per page. However, this works for me since this is my Home printer and use it for printing only few pages here are there.

Good Luck

Jan 06, 2010 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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I have a Brother HL-2040. The "paper light is on & won't print.

Sounds like a paper jam. There's a flap at the back of the printer-once open you should be able to see if the paper is stuck there. (Exactly the problem I had yesterday-I didn't spot it at first and it nearly drove me mad! :)
Good luck,

Nov 13, 2009 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Brother HL-2040 series printer prints but puts a line through the words on the right side of there paper, its like it prints a white line on the right side of the paper erasing the words

Your printer needs cleaning. Clean with q tip and alcohol make sure printer is unplugged Do not drip alcohol inside the printer wait til it dries before restarting.

Jul 11, 2009 | Printers & Copiers

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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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Brother hl-2040 printing problem

Could be that there are a mark on the drum itself or some dirt, remove the drum unit and inspect the surface , by rotating the drum , becareful not to touch the drum as it will leave marks on the surface

Apr 25, 2008 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Paper LED

Check thickness of the paper in "Printing Preferences", "Basic" tab - set all options that are necessary 

Dec 01, 2007 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Printing mailing list

Sounds to me like the word doc's page size is not set to the same as your printers tray.

In word, file , page set up. page size/paper size is set to "letter" in US I think is standard, it's A4 in Oz

On printer driver check page size setting too

Contral panel, printers and faxs, RIgHT click on brother printer icon, properties, printing preferences, page size

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Nov 17, 2007 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Paper Jam

it maybe the paper......make sure your paper is laser print paper and right thickness....

Apr 30, 2007 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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