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Drum light The drum light keep flashing not in a fast way , but I used the resetting way , opeen door , turn on with pressing Go bottom , then release then press twice then wait them press 5 times , the drum light keep flashing , is this mean I need to change the drum , or Can I reset it in another way to check before replacing the drum that is a drum problem

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  • sam67 Dec 11, 2007

    the drum is fine , even , when i tried to print test page by pressing the Go bottom 3 times , the all light went on , when I pressed the Go bottom all the lights off but not the paper one which kept on

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Drum light reset below

Open cover

Press and hold down Go button for about 4 seconds until all the LEDs light up. Once all 4 LEDs are lit, release the Go button

Close cover

link to MANUAL

Posted on Dec 12, 2007

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    Soulvisitor Dec 12, 2007

    manual links is 2070

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    Soulvisitor Dec 20, 2007




    • The Drum LED blinks if the drum unit is near the end of its life. Use the drum unit until you have a print quality problem, then replace the drum unit with a new one.


    • The Drum LED continues to blink if the drum counter was not reset when you replaced the drum. To reset the drum follow the instructions below:



    Open the front cover of the printer.



    Press and hold down Go button for about 4 seconds until al the LEDs light up. Once all 4 LEDs are lit, release the Go button




    Close cover



    Link that explains the little brothers HL 2040/70 Lights

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I have the HL-2070. Great printer.

Shut down the machine. Consider unplugging it. (You never know...)

Remove the drum/toner cartridge assembly. Find the blue tab near the FRONT of the drum. (It has a little arrow on it.)

That tab is meant to clear debris from the front of the drum. This could be your problem. Slide the tab back and forth several times. BE SURE TO RETURN THE TAB TO THE ORIGINAL POSITION which is marked by another arrow in the grey plastic.

Return the drum to the machine. Turn it on and see what you get.

Report your results here when you are done.

Keep in mind that you may be looking at replacing the drum.

Click HERE for the drum at Staples.

Click HERE for the toner cartridge.

Posted on Dec 13, 2007

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Check if the drum itself is not worn out or scratched, if not it would also be helpful to see if there is something stuck along the print path.

Posted on Dec 10, 2007

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