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Tried the solution for a continuous toner light being on but machine is now just left running/huming and I still can't print.

Any further tips

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Re: BROTHER HL - 2030

The solution that you tried, does that mean that you purchased a new brother toner and fitted to machine?

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I had the same problem and Brother tech support walked me through this procedure which worked fine..

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

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