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My Brother 4040 printer leaves small spots on the paper

Can anyone suggest how I can get over this annoying problem?

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Since i install a new drum, i have smudges on my copies how do i fix


    Sir/Madam

    If you have Brother Printer print quality problems, Then I suggest You clean the Your Brother printer drum unit as follows:

    Small Spots on the printed pages:

    If your printed document has any small white or colored spots, follow the steps below.

    1.Open the manual feed slot cover.


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    2. Using both hands, slide the manual feed slot paper guides to the width of the paper that you are going to use.

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    3.Using both hands, put one blank sheet of paper in the manual feed slot until the front edge of the paper touches the paper feed roller. Wait until the machine automatically feeds the paper. When you feel the machine pull in the paper, let go.



    Note
    • Make sure that the paper is straight and in the correct position on the manual feed slot. If it is not, the paper may not be fed properly, resulting in a skewed printout or a paper jam.
    • Do not put more than one piece of paper in the manual feed slot at any one time, as it may cause a jam.
    • Do not put paper in the manual feed slot before the printer is in the Ready state. An error may occur and the printer will stop printing.

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    4.Make sure that the printer is in the Ready state. Press + or - to choose "Color Correction". Press OK.

    5.Press + or - to choose "Drum Cleaning".

    6.Press Go. The printer will pull in the piece of paper and start cleaning the drum unit.

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    7.When the printer has finished cleaning, "Completed" appears on the LCD.
    Press Cancel so that the printer returns to the Ready state.

    8.Repeat steps 3 to 7 two more times using a new blank sheet of paper each time. Upon completion, please discard the used paper. If the print problem still remains, please go to the Step 9.

    Large spots on the printed pages:
    Hint If your printed page has colored spots at 94mm (3.7 in) intervals, please follow the step below.
    1. 9.Turn off the printer power switch.

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    10. Fully open the top cover by lifting up on the handle (1).

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    11. See the print sample to identify the color causing the problem. The color of the spots is the color of the drum you should clean. For example, if the spots are cyan, you should clean the drum for cyan. Take out the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly of the color causing the problem.


    Caution
    • We recommend that you place the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly on a clean, flat surface with a sheet of disposable paper or cloth underneath it in case you accidentally spill or scatter toner.
    • To prevent damage to the printer from static electricity, DO NOT touch the electrodes shown in the illustration.

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    12.Push down the green-labeled lock lever (1) and take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit.

    Caution
    1. Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If toner scatters on your hands or clothes, wipe or wash it off with cold water at once.
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13.Put the print sample in front of the drum unit, and find the exact position of the poor print.

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14.Turn the drum unit gear by hand while looking at the surface of the OPC drum (1).

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15.When you have found the mark on the drum that matches the print sample, wipe the surface of the OPC drum with a dry cotton swab until the dust or glue on the surface comes off.

DO NOT clean the surface of the photosensitive drum with a sharp object.

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Note Make sure that you put in the toner cartridge properly or it may separate from the drum unit.


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17.Slide each drum unit and toner cartridge assembly into the printer. Make sure that you match the toner cartridge color to the same color label on the printer.

C- Cyan, M- magenta, Y- Yellow, K- Black

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18.Close the top cover of the printer.

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19.Turn the printer power switch back on.

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Nov 07, 2012 | Brother Dr420 Black Drum Unit Cartridge

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L have small spots of colour all over the page mainly black not in any one place on the page unable to use sent to clients with all he spots over it it will go away for a small amount of time then...


Well, if it's any consolation, I'm having a similar issue with my HL-4040CN. I discovered sometime ago that the problem gets worse if the printer has been off for a couple days or more. So, in order to lessen the appearance of almost exclusively black dots (for some reason, dots of other colors hardly ever appear) all over my documents, I have to keep the printer on all the time. I can only imagine how much electricity this must be wasting (and how much my carbon footprint must be increasing!). Being somewhat of a perfectionist, It is very annoying to see these dots ruin jobs that I would have spent much time perfecting onscreen.

The solutions suggested in the user manual for this printer are useless.

Nov 11, 2010 | Brother HL-4040CN Laser Printer

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I got a brand new Brother HL-4040 CDN and it doesn't print?


You may not have your paper holder all the way engaed like it should be. It is trying to pick up a piece of paper and can't find one.I hope you did put the paper in and some of the printers you can put the paper in more than one place it may be looking for the paper in that place. I hope this helps you.

Sep 15, 2009 | Brother HL 1440 Laser Printer

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My mfc 240c always shows paper jam, and nothing found


please printer in open the head couver and check the paper and other
small parts paper in printer and you carteriase out of printer and
check the paper and printer in back side in fixes paper to out and
clean the printer and close the couver is ok and apply the plug printer is on and aply print ok

Sep 15, 2009 | Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C...

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Bends envelopes in printing


Most laser printers have an "S" paper path. They cannot help bending paper. I would suggest you print lables instead of envelopes if you send several letters. If you only send 1, hand address the envelope. Not elegant ut it works.

May 28, 2009 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Help with Brother MFC-8500 all in one printer


When you get the paper, can you smear the print with your fingers, or is printed on there properly.

if you can smear it, it would be your fuser not doing its job properly, if you cant, then its your replacement toner as it most likely incorporates the drum in it, which i think is your problem.

Jun 20, 2008 | Brother MFC 8500 All-In-One Laser Printer

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