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How do you get the toner cartridge out of brother 2040? we have paper stuck under it

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The toner and drum come out together, open the front door and pull the handle in the center straight out toward the front. The toner lifts off of the drum by pushing the blue lever on the right or left rear side and lift up and out. You need to inspect the underside of the toner and drum for paper scraps that could cause jams.

Posted on Nov 12, 2009

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My brother HL-2040 Printer is not giving licking sound during startup as well as it also not reading the toner/paper why?


Not sure what you mean by "licking sound during startup"

As for the Toner not reading most often this is caused by the toner cartridge being empty. Try replacing your toner cartridge. If you have recently changed the cartridge it may not have triggered the Toner Reset microswitch. The reset gears on the side of the cartridge will need to be changed back to the ready position. If it is an OEM cartridge then take it back to the place you bought it from and they can replace it and send it back to brother. If it is a remanufactured cartridge then take it back to where you got it from and they can reposition the gears for you.

Not reading the paper can be because there is no paper in the machine or the paper feed system is worn and needs to be replaced.

Oct 02, 2014 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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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.

Instructions
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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Paper stuck in the printer. How canI get it from there?


In this printer maximum paper path can be check once you remove toner cartridge and if you don’t find any paper in this area check rear door and you may find paper below cover area ,
paper can be access and removed

Nov 07, 2009 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Hl 2040


You must have refilled the first (starter) cartridge or didn't reset the toner reset lever. There is a reset lever on the left side edge of the cartridge. Look at the left end of the cartidge (not the fill cap end) for a round white gear end and a white lever in a hal moon shaped slot. If you can see only the round white gear and the hlf moon is emty of a white lever, it's a non-restting starter. If you have two white spots we will be addressing the one in the half moon slot. The used cartidge will have the lever at the "3 O'clock" position. To reset the cartridge as new you must remove the two screws on that end cap and move the lever to the "11 O'clock" position. Put the scews back in and reinstall in the printer. The sweeper lever will turn in the machine and reset the toner count.

***Important For Brothers**

Make sure when refilling that ALL WASTE TONER is completely cleaned out of the cartridge before adding new toner to it. Brother re-uses its old waste toner and over time the toner hopper gets contaminated with paper dust and too much old toner inside causing them to fail. It you just add toner to the cartridge without thoughly cleaning out, you will soon have a bad cartridge again. You'll see it when dumping out the old as white specks in the toner. That's actually contamination from paper dust and talc from the paper.

Hope that helps you.

Jul 27, 2008 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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My brother hl 2040


Your not resetting the toner reset lever. It's on the left end (not the fill cap side) of the cartridge. If you have a resettable cartridge on the left end you will see to white pieces. One round and one like a lever in a half moon slot. We will be addressing the lever in the half moon slot only. The lever on a used cartridge will be at the 3 O'clock position. Remove the two screws from the end cap and then move the gear to the 11 O'clock position. Put the end cap and screwss back on. Put it back in the printer and close the door. When the printer powers up it will sweep the lever across the sensor and reset the toner level to full.

Hope that helps you.

****Important Note****
When refilling, make sure you dump out and clean ALL OF THE OLD TONER from the cartridge before refilling. Brother reuses it's old toner putting it back into the fresh toner supply (along with debri) and slowly contaminates it's supply with paper dust and talc from the paper.

If you don't clean out the supply hopper well before refilling, it will quickly mix your new toner with the old toner and more quickly contaminate the entire supply. USE GOOD PAPER, NOT CHEAP PAPER and your supplies and refills will last much longer.

Jul 27, 2008 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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I believe there is a sheet of paper stuck in my Brother HL-2040 laser printer. I am unable to remove the toner cartridge to get the paper out; it seems to be stuck. What should I do? Thank you.


I knew I had to take out the toner cartridge but I couldn't remember if it was one piece or two. I went to over a dozen websites before I found some details beyond "Take out the cartridge." However the image was not clear. I asked for help from my wife, who knows less aobut computers than I do. She said, "It's definitely two pieces," and took the toner cartridge out, whereupon I removed the paper stuck in there and put the toner cartridge back in. Moral of the story: When even the instructions fail, ask you wife. Thank you, dear!

Apr 27, 2008 | Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

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Brother HL 2040 out of paper light stays on


Sounds like it sensed this as a paper jam. If it is your Paper LED that is stuck on:

We have a few of the HL-2070N's and I have seen this issue on a few of them. Usually it indicates one of several instances that can be found on Brothers website in the FAQ's about what does the LED indicate area.

The main solution I have found is that depending on where the paper jammed it has affected the drum/toner cartridge assembly somehow or another.
  • I recommend taking the Toner Cartridge out of the drum unit
  • clean the corona wire by moving the blue tab at the front of the drum unit back and forth several times
  • I have even used can air here to get it even better all around the drum unit not just at the corona wire area
  • After make sure all is clean put all back together
This has cleared up most all of my paper jam LED issues and allowed for further printing.

Mar 14, 2008 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Re: paper jam in brother laser printer hl 2040 : paper red ligh continue to flash


Try shutting the printer completely down & unplug power. then plug power back in and while holding down all buttons on the printer control panel, turn it back on. this should put it into a self diagnostic mode that prints out just about everything the printer can do, including a sample page. Also, be sure all rollers are clean & trays are completely closed before restarting. If the printer works when you do this, you should most liely check all settings in the software package (driver) or perhaps reinstall the drivers. If this is necessary, be sure to download the latest drivers from the Brother website.

Feb 10, 2008 | Brother HL 1440 Laser Printer

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RED LIGHT BROTHER 2040


light explain link check first!.... paper jam light indicates a few things ie paper mismatch.

possible dirty feed roller, confirm by using bypass slot.

slightly damp rag on rubber feed roller to clean if the issue

Dec 22, 2007 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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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

P.s

.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.

Dec 12, 2007 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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