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4100 brother changed out the toner, when I reinstalled it, it would not work. It now makes a ticking sound on the left side and reports a paper jam. When the paper trys to feed from the bottom tray it goes up about 1 inch then stops.

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Re: 4100 brother

Try changing the toner to a new one it maybe that the toner you have installed is a faulty one. I have had this problem before and it was cured by a new toner. The most common cause for this is re manufactured toner cartridges make sure it is an original then try also it maybe the drum so try changing both.

Hope this helps you
Thanks J

Posted on Jan 06, 2008

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If you pull the drum out of the machine. Close front cover. is the noise still there. If it is then you have a broken fuser gear. If noise is not there remove the toner cart. from drum reinstall the drum unit in machine see if noise is there. if noise is there then it will be the drum. If not reinstall the toner try that if noise comes back then it is your toner cart.

Apr 11, 2009 | Brother IntelliFAX 4100 Laser Fax

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My machine print but half of the page be very dark

Open front cover remove the drum unit.

On top over the drum unit there is a blue or green slide lever.

Move the slide lever back & fourth 20 times

Make shuer the lever is all the way toone side.

Reinstall drum.

See how this works.

If not. Remove drum.

Remove the toner cart. from drum

If you have some canned air or a air compresser

Blow out the drum unit

Redo the slide thing.

Reinstall toner & drum

Make a copie also do a report see if any differance in the print

Hope this works

Apr 09, 2009 | Brother IntelliFAX 4100 Laser Fax

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Jammed paper...

Try removing the Toner/drum unit and see if paper is there. Also check the rear access door to see if paper is stuck in the fuser.
Sometimes you will get a jam where the paper has not even left the paper tray. Try removing the paper tray and cleaning the paper feed roller with and cloth dampened with a little water. The roller is located just above the center of the tray.

Apr 08, 2009 | Brother IntelliFAX 4100 Laser Fax

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Right side of printed page is faded

pull out your drum unit and look inside machine above where the drum would be. you should see a black assembly that runs left to right with a "****" glass. may need a flashlight. clean that glass off with a clean rag. sometimes toner "scatter" will get on glass and cause this.

let us know,

Mar 26, 2009 | Brother IntelliFAX 4100 Laser Fax

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How do u chang the ink cartridge?

1. Openthe front cover and pull out the drum unit. Place the drum unit on a drop clothor large piece of disposable paper to avoid spilling and scattering the toner.

2. Holddown the lock lever on the right and pull the toner cartridge out of the drumunit. Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If toner scatters on your hands or clothes,immediately wipe it off or wash it with cold water.

3. Unpack the new toner cartridge.Place the used toner cartridge into the aluminum bag and discard it accordingto local Regulations.

4. Gently rock the toner cartridgefrom side to side five or six times. To distribute the toner evenly inside thecartridge.

5. Remove the protective cover.

6. Insert the new toner cartridge inthe drum unit until it clicks into place. If you put it in properly, the locklever will lift automatically.

7. Clean the primary corona wire inside the drum unitby gently sliding the blue tab from right to left several times. Return the Bluetab to the Home position () before reinstalling the drum Unitand toner cartridge assembly.

8. Reinstall the drum unit and tonercartridge assembly and close the front cover.

Feb 26, 2009 | Brother IntelliFAX 4100 Laser Fax

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Grunting noise?

If your machine is a Brother 4100 you can clear the drum message by pulling the drum out of the machine and then pressing the clear button. The display will ask if a new drum is the be installed. Press the number 1 to say yes. Reinstall drum. This resets the drum counter.

As far as the grunting sound, that may be caused by a tight or jammed toner cartridge. Try changing that out.

Hope this helps.

Aug 27, 2008 | Brother IntelliFAX 4100 Laser Fax

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Paper jam

Check your printer first, restart your pc and then try to print. If the message is paper jam again. Try to reinstall the software, if doest work properly the problem is your printer.

Jun 18, 2008 | Brother IntelliFAX 4100 Laser Fax

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You have a stuck sensor.

Open the rear door and make sure there is no paper in there.

Remove your toner from the drum and make sure there are no bits of paper stuck under the toner cartridge.

Look inside the drum chamber for the little plastic levers that actuate the sensors. Make sure they move back and fourth freely.

Dec 05, 2007 | Brother IntelliFAX 4100 Laser Fax

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Gears grinding with Brother Intellifax 4100

Does it only make the noise when printing. Do you hear the noise when sending out faxes? I have heard grinding noises onlt when using poor quality toner refills, or the fuser gear and or drive gear asm is stripped. First try a known good OEM toner.

Mar 22, 2007 | Brother IntelliFAX 4100 Laser Fax

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