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All four lights are blinking.

Hi. My HL 2040 printed half a page and then stopped, paper sticking out with printed text, and all four lights are blinking.

I recently moved this printer into another building that is heated only some of the time. It gets as cold as 30 degrees in there sometimes. It never gave me trouble before this move. Could this lack of climate control be a problem?


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Re: All four lights are blinking.

Turn off and back on, then let it run for 10 min. When it starts acting any different, press the go button once. (it needs to warm up, you will have the same problem if you blow it out with a can of air!)

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Re: All four lights are blinking.

It depends on what error your machine has, but it has a critical error, all four lights, usally needs fuser, sometimes laser depends on what is indicated when one presses and holds the go button either way it needs to be workshoped to enable repairs to be performed.. link to lights explain on the 2040/2070

Table below is only service errors like coyote_k has. ie all four lights then press go to identify fault.


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