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The toner light of HL 2140 will not go off. even if i turn the printer on/ off and wait for a few minutes. i've also move the green thing back and forth a hundred times and still the same. Please help!

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You need to look at the toner cartrage if it was a new or compatible cartrage bought to replace the old one the problem would not exist unless the printer is broken.

Thier is a counting gear on the left side and on new or replacement cartarages it is in the 11 oclock postion when it is new. When the toner is all used it moves to the 3 oclock postion. What you need to do if you refilled the toner from a refill kit is to manually move the gear.

I believe thier is two ways to do this one buy a reset gear tool.

The other way that I do is to remove the three screws carefully that holds all the gears in place. Dont worry as it is just the cover and you can not really break the cartarage unless you strip the screws.
Once opened manually using your hand push firmly on the counting gear until you move it back to the 11 oclock postion. Then carefully reassemble the cover.
Once you place the cartrage back in the light will go off on its own and the toner counter will be reset.

3 don'ts
Do not try to only move the counter you may get a few pages but this is bad for the printer
Do not leave any toner in the cartrage when refilling as this contaminates the toner and really shortens the refill life, try to get all the toner out as possible before refill.
Do not keep reshaking the cartrage and place it back in the printer, everytime you insert the cartarage the it can snag or be inserted a tiny bit wrong and break the gears in the printer. Do so in emergencys only, the rest of the time just refill the toner. $10 with delivery on ebay

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Toner light usually is on when the toner is empty on neaing it. What you can di is to try to take the toner out, Shake it sideways, Put it back in. If the light is still on, it means you need to change your toner.

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

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Brother HL-2140 laser printer, where is the toner located


The toner cartridge is inside the printer's drum unit. To change the toner, make sure that the printer is on and then open the front cover by pulling it down. Then pull the drum and toner cartridge assembly out of the printer. (Take care not to touch the electrodes on the sides of the drum.) Push down on the green lever (on the left side of the drum unit). Then you can remove the toner cartridge from the drum unit.

Open your new toner cartridge and then shake it gently and remove the protective cover. Put the new cartridge into the drum unit and push down until it clicks (the green lever should come up automatically). Slide the green tab along the corona wire back and forth several times. (Return it to the home position when done).

Then return the drum and toner assembly to the printer and close the front cover. Wait until the Ready light is lit before turning off the printer or reopening the front cover.

For pictures of the HL-2140 drum and toner assembly (and the toner replacement procedure), see page 60 and subsequent pages of the manual here: http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/files/dlf/doc002308/cv_hl2140_usaeng_usr_d.pdf .

I hope this helps.

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Resetting Blinking Toner Light HL-2140


Here is the procedure for resetting the Toner flashing light on Brother HL-2140 (sources for other answers here and self testing - specific to HL-2140)
  • Open the front cover and leave open.
  • Turn the printer off.
  • Hold the "white button" while turning the printer on. (All panel lights should be on.)
  • Release the "white button".
  • Press the "white button" 2 times (Pause, wait for all lights to come on.)
  • Press the "white button" 5 times. (All lights to come on again, then go out.)
  • Cancel "maintenance driver" install, if prompted
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This will:
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  • keeps the printed page counts and drum life info

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Brother HL-2140 does not print even if toner is full


In the Brother HL-2140 printer, it shows the Toner led light is on. Even if there is plenty of toner on the cartridge. It just wont print anything after initiating a print job since the toner light is on.Here is a trick on what you need to do:

1. Turn off the Brother HL-2140 printer.
2. Open the front access door to take out the toner from the carriage.
3. Notice that on both sides of the toner, you will see a small hole which is most probably the sensor.
4. What you do is to cover the sensor holes with masking tape and color the tape with black marker. Or, you can also use an electrical tape to cover them.
5. Shake the toner so that the ink inside will redistribute evenly.
6. Return the toner to the carriage and try to initiate a print again.

That's it!

on Jan 13, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Brother HL-2140 - Faded printing on left side of documents. Not every line. Problem improves, but quickly comes back, if I remove and shake the toner cartridge. Thanks for your help! Ed


Try this

1. Open front cover
2. take out Drum with toner
3. You will see on drum unit green or blue slider
4. Move slider few times left-right (it cleans corona wire)
5. Be careful leave slider to match arrow on drum unit
6. put it back and try printing

If problem still persist, let me know

BR

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How do I access and change out the toner cartridge? (brother HL-2140 printer)


1 Turn your Brother HL-2140 laser printer on.
2 Open the front cover by pulling the top latch toward you.
3 Pull the printer drum unit toward you. Put it on the clean, blank sheet of paper.
4 Push the green lever on the drum assembly down.
5 Remove the empty toner cartridge from the drum unit.
6 Shake your replacement toner cartridge gently to evenly distribute the toner inside.
7 Put the new toner into the drum unit and slide the unit back into your Brother HL-2140 printer. Close the top cover.
See also Brother user manual for this model at: http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_HL_2140_2170W_EN_1160.PDF

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My printer comes up with an error saying I need to slide the green tab in the drum/cartridge back and forth several times and return the green tab back to where it belongs. I have done this several times...


Moving the GREEN TAB moves the toner-ink inside the cartridge, to more uniformly spread it.

Since the toner-cartridge is nearly empty, you probably need to replace the toner-cartridge with a "full" one.

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What do you do if the toner light comes on after you have installed a new toner cartridge


Did you remove the toner protect strip to allow the new cartridge to expose the toner?

Remove the Toner cartridge and reseat it. After reseating it, wait for the printer to recognize the cartridge, then turn the printer off, then back on.

Oct 12, 2010 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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HL 2140 does not print


Hi,

This is a common problem to your brother printer model 2140. You need to turn off your printer and take out the toner. Look for the side and you will see a small hole on both sides. This is the sensor. You need to cover it with electrical tape.

Here is a detailed video on how to do it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPCGZZIdXyM

Good luck and hope this helps you.

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Brother HL-2140 Error light is flashing


Try to unplug the power from the print, wait 1 minute then plug back in.

This may remove the error.

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Toner light on, will not printer, get a message that i need to move the green tab back and forth, printer will not print


It is out of toner. This message is the when it runs out. Almost 100% of the time it is out of toner. If it is not out the fix is harder. I suggest replace the toner.

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