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HP 2040 I changed the toner cartridge in my printer and now it won't print anything on the paper. And continully runs paper through and I have to turn it off or pull the paper tray? Help

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Re: HP 2040

Explain of lights on printer LINK

Are we using gen brother toner cartridges?

This is the one of the smallest, cheapest home use, laser printers on the market, it does a pretty good job for what you pay for them, and if you comparing to the other HP's I bet they are the laserjet series which are 20 x the price, but yes are a great reliable product. and I also wonder if you purchased brother toner for your machine


.I am a brother/HP/Epson/Kyocera/Samsung/Oki/Sharp/Lexmark Dealer

I find High end HP are work horses, so are Kyocera's but they run cheaper, Brother is next on the list.

Posted on Dec 20, 2007

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How do i change the toner on m my HL 2040 brother printer

How to Change a Toner Cart in a Brother HL 2040

The Brother HL 2040 laser printer has a toner cartridge that supplies toner to the drum assembly so that the printer can print properly. When the LED on the front of the printer indicates you are low on toner, you will need to replace the toner cartridge to maintain good print quality. Fortunately, the toner cartridge can be replaced without any special tools.

Things You'll Need:

* Replacement toner cartridge (part number TN350 or TN360)
* Paper towel or scrap paper

Grasp the front cover of the printer and pull it toward you to open the toner door. Reach into the printer and grab the combined toner cartridge/drum assembly. Lift up slightly and pull it out of the front of the printer.

Place the cartridge and drum on a paper towel, spare sheet of paper, rag or other surface that can get dirty. Loose toner particles may spill from the cartridge.

Press the blue locking lever on the cartridge/drum unit to unlock the toner cartridge from the drum. Lift the toner cartridge up and away from the drum unit. Dispose of the old toner cartridge in accordance with your local regulations. Seal it in a plastic bag to keep loose toner from spilling.

Gently shake your new toner cartridge back and forth a few times to distribute the toner evenly across the width of the cartridge. Remove the plastic protective cover from the bottom of the cartridge.

Place the new toner cartridge onto the drum unit and press it down gently until it locks into place. The blue locking lever will automatically click into place. Verify that the toner cartridge is securely connected to the drum.

Locate the corona wire cleaner tab at the front of the drum unit. Slide it back and forth several times to improve the print quality of the drum. Set the tab back in the home position when finished.

Slide the combined toner cartridge/drum unit back into the printer and close the front cover.

Hope it helps...

Dec 02, 2010 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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When I turn on the printer the light paper flashes

The paper light flashing because there is some paper inside the printer. Open the front cover and remove the cartridge and look inside for the jammed paper. Remove the jammed paper and insert the cartridge , closed the front cover and switch on the printer.
It will help you to solve the problem.

Jul 22, 2010 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Paper comes out black when printing and copying.

A. The drum is not being charged. The charger corona wire is probably broken or not making good electrical contact. The charger corona wire may be part of the toner cartridge. Try uninstalling and reinstalling the toner cartridge. If that doesn’t work, try another toner cartridge.

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Jun 05, 2010 | HP LaserJet 3050 All-In-One Printer

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Toner light is flashing and printing has stopped

Hello ,

This problem is a common issue and easily fixed.
When putting in a new toner cartridge, the printer usually automatically resets the toner count.
In a situation like this, the printer did not automatically do the reset and so we must manually reset the printer.

To manually reset the printer, first, remove the toner from the printer and separate it from the drum unit.

With the toner cartridge in hand and the brother writing facing you, look to the left side of the cartridge. You should see an arc shaped opening with a white tab in it.

The tab is set at the right position and must be pushed back to the left side of the opening.
To push the tab back, you must turn the grey gear attached to the front roller upwards as you push the tab.

Once the tab has been placed to the left position, the printer will accept it as a new toner cartridge.



Apr 01, 2010 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Red Priner LED Wont stop flashing

it is problem paper jum.please chack it then solve your problem

Jul 24, 2009 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Brother HL 2040 won't print

Sounds like the toner cartridge is faulty. I would change the cartridge.

Nov 19, 2008 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Brother 2040 all lights keep blinking

Just got the following solution that worked for me:
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

Got it from here:

May 05, 2008 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Printer only printed 30 pages after refilling toner

Open the front cover and leave open while completing the following steps:
Turn the printer off.
Hold the 'go' button while turning the printer on. All panel lights should be on.
Release the 'go' button.
Press the 'go' button 2 times.
Press the 'go' button 5 times.
The toner light should be off.
The paper light should be on.
Close cover. The ready light should be the only light on.

Dec 29, 2007 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Brother 2040

Broken carona wire in drum replace drum or non gen toner not working correctly

Nov 13, 2007 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Replaced toner cartridge now doesn't work

If you pull out the paper tray you will see a rubber pick up roller. Clean that roller with a rag and some rubbing alcohol. It sounds as if the roller is slipping and not bringing the paper in fully. Good luck John

Jul 09, 2007 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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