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Brother 1440 has all lights on, and the printer will not print. I took the cartridge out and slid the drum unit corona wire several times; when Ireplaced the drum unit and closed the door the lights did not go out and printer still is not working

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    Craig Gillette May 11, 2010

    You need to hold the go button and see which lights are on, that tells what the error is, the owners manual tells what the lights mean, but if you don't have the manual, let me know which lights and I'll tell you the error.

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Needs reset procedure

There's two ways to reset it

First: Soft Reset
1. Open front cover.
2. Hold down button located under LED's until all LED's are lit.
3. Release button and make sure drum LED is off, then
4. Close cover

Second: Factory Reset
1. Turn the printer off.
2. Hold in the circular button on the front panel of the printer.
3. Turn the printer back on.
4. When the DRUM light is lit by itself let go of the button.
5. Hold in the circular button on the front panel again.
6. Once the Alarm light comes on, let go of the button.
This will perform a factory reset on the printer.

I hope that's everything you want.
Please accept this answer if this will help you.
Thank you for using Fixya.

Posted on Nov 21, 2010

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