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Brother P-touch 1180 tape cartridge jammed

I pulled it out and fixed the jam but i have NO idea how to put it back in the feeder to print properly. There are three different feeds: 1) the laminate 2) the toner ribbon 3) the Label -- I don't know how to layer them so that it prints the right way. I feel so stupid.

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Man, that tape's a real b!%^ch. I just spent an hour figuring it out, so here ya go... In the center is a (larger that the rest) gray wheel, this is the "toner" take up reel. On the tape that's come out of the cassette, seperate the three layers, and start "reeling in" just the toner. (The laminate and label that have come out are just lost, no real hope for them) When you get close to the end of the toner, help it feed straight back in, and it will go all the way back in. You may have to hold on to the laminate and label so it doesn't try to follow the toner. once that done, it should look like the original cartridge, trim off the excess and you should be good to go.

Good luck!
Brian

Posted on Apr 01, 2010

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  • PCG01 Dec 20, 2010

    Like bwag01 said, there are 3 layers of tape. the middle one is the toner tape that goes back into the cassette the other 2 come out as tape (the color tape sticks to the clear top layer, after the print head has imprinted the text from the toner tape onto the clear layer).
    You can cut the color tape and the clear top layer and feed them properly later, but if you cut the toner tape, the only fix is to dis-assemble the cassette and re-wind the toner tape properly ( it can be done, I did... cut through the label at the seam and pry up the edges. squeeze the prongs in the hole on the bottom , and carefully keep seperating the top off).

  • kevinwlester Mar 19, 2011

    I cut the black toner tape, dang it. I'd like to fix it, but I can't quite picture what you mean by, "cut the label at the seam." Or "squeeze the prongs in the hole on the bottom."

  • qaz Dec 02, 2014

    Huh? The repair instructions are as good as the broken cartridge.

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    See below. It's the steps after 7 that is most likely part of you issue. Refer to your user guide (or see below for a link to an online version) for illustrations.

  1. Slowly take out the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly. Some of the jammed paper will be pulled out with the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly.
  2. Set the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly on a piece of disposable paper or cloth in case you accidentally spill or scatter toner.
  3. To prevent damage to the printer caused by static electricity, DO NOT touch the electrodes inside the printer.
  4. Close the front cover.
    Note: Do not put the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back in at this point.
  5. Pull the paper tray completely out of the printer.
  6. Pull the jammed paper down and out of the printer.
  7. Open the back cover (back output tray).
  8. Still looking at the back of the printer, pull the tab toward you to open the fuser cover.
  9. Pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit.
    HOT SURFACE
    After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the printer will be extremely hot. Wait for the printer to cool down before you touch the internal parts of the printer.
  10. Close the back cover (back output tray).
  11. On the drum unit you set aside, push down the green lock lever and take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit. Clear the jammed paper if there is any inside the drum unit.
    CAUTION
    Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If toner scatters on your hands or clothes, wipe or wash it off with cold water at once.

    To avoid print quality problems, DO NOT touch the roller part of the toner. Try to keep you hands, fingers and everything else away from there.
  12. Put the toner cartridge back into the drum unit until you hear it lock into place. If you put the cartridge in properly, the green lock lever will lift automatically.
  13. Open the front cover. Put the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back in the printer.
  14. Put the paper tray firmly back in the printer.
  15. Close the front cover.
  16. Make sure that the Error LED is now off.
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Sorry to hear you are having problems. Printers can be very frustrating at times. Below is a description of how to complete clear paper jams paper can get jammed it there pretty tightly and in very small places. Ensure you've followed all the steps to clear your paper jam and you should see your printer start working again. Refer to your user guide (or download via the link provided at the bottom) for illustrations.
  1. Open the front of the printer.
  2. Slowly take out the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly. Some of the jammed paper will be pulled out with the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly.
  3. Set the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly on a piece of disposable paper or cloth in case you accidentally spill or scatter toner.
  4. To prevent damage to the printer caused by static electricity, DO NOT touch the electrodes inside the printer.
  5. Close the front cover.

    Note: Do not put the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back in at this point.

  6. Pull the paper tray completely out of the printer.
  7. Pull the jammed paper down and out of the printer.
  8. Open the back cover (back output tray).
  9. Still looking at the back of the printer, pull the tab toward you to open the fuser cover.
  10. Pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit.

    HOT SURFACE
    After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the printer will be extremely hot. Wait for the printer to cool down before you touch the internal parts of the printer.

  11. Close the back cover (back output tray).
  12. On the drum unit you set aside, push down the green lock lever and take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit. Clear the jammed paper if there is any inside the drum unit.


    CAUTION
    Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If toner scatters on your hands or clothes, wipe or wash it off with cold water at once.

    To avoid print quality problems, DO NOT touch the roller part of the toner. Try to keep you hands, fingers and everything else away from there.

  13. Put the toner cartridge back into the drum unit until you hear it lock into place. If you put the cartridge in properly, the green lock lever will lift automatically.
  14. Open the front cover. Put the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back in the printer.
  15. Put the paper tray firmly back in the printer.
  16. Close the front cover.
  17. Make sure that the Error LED is now off.
http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_HL_2140_2170W_EN_1160.PDF

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  1. Slowly take out the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly. Some of the jammed paper will be pulled out with the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly.
  2. Set the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly on a piece of disposable paper or cloth in case you accidentally spill or scatter toner.
  3. To prevent damage to the printer caused by static electricity, DO NOT touch the electrodes inside the printer.
  4. Close the front cover.
    Note: Do not put the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back in at this point.
  5. Pull the paper tray completely out of the printer.
  6. Pull the jammed paper down and out of the printer.
  7. Open the back cover (back output tray).
  8. Still looking at the back of the printer, pull the tab toward you to open the fuser cover.
  9. Pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit.
    HOT SURFACE
    After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the printer will be extremely hot. Wait for the printer to cool down before you touch the internal parts of the printer.
  10. Close the back cover (back output tray).
  11. On the drum unit you set aside, push down the green lock lever and take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit. Clear the jammed paper if there is any inside the drum unit.
    CAUTION
    Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If toner scatters on your hands or clothes, wipe or wash it off with cold water at once.

    To avoid print quality problems, DO NOT touch the roller part of the toner. Try to keep you hands, fingers and everything else away from there.
  12. Put the toner cartridge back into the drum unit until you hear it lock into place. If you put the cartridge in properly, the green lock lever will lift automatically.
  13. Open the front cover. Put the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back in the printer.
  14. Put the paper tray firmly back in the printer.
  15. Close the front cover.
  16. Make sure that the Error LED is now off.
http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_HL_2140_2170W_EN_1160.PDF

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drum_2000.gif
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Description:
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  1. Remove the paper tray from the printer.
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  1. Pull the jammed paper up and out of the printer.
c_hl20_0304.gif
  1. Open the front cover.
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  1. Pull out the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly slowly. The jammed paper will be pulled out with the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly.
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  1. Open the back cover.
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  1. Pull the tab toward you to open the rear chute cover.
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  1. Pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit. If the jammed paper cannot be pulled out easily, push down the tab with one hand as you gently pull the paper out with other.
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  1. Close the back cover.
  1. Push the lock lever down and take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit. Take out the jammed paper if there is any inside the drum unit.
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Hi there I have a brother HL-2170 W and have a page in the machine that is jammed. I actually turned the power off in the middle of a print job. What do I do? when I turn the power on the error light...


You should be able to solve your issue by following the first 7 steps below for clearing paper jams. After that put your printer back together and see if it starts working. If not, follow the rest of the steps and you should be fine.
  1. Open the front of the printer.
  2. Slowly take out the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly. Some of the jammed paper will be pulled out with the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly.
  3. Set the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly on a piece of disposable paper or cloth in case you accidentally spill or scatter toner.
  4. To prevent damage to the printer caused by static electricity, DO NOT touch the electrodes inside the printer.
  5. Close the front cover.

    Note: Do not put the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back in at this point.

  6. Pull the paper tray completely out of the printer.
  7. Pull the jammed paper down and out of the printer.
  8. Open the back cover (back output tray).
  9. Still looking at the back of the printer, pull the tab toward you to open the fuser cover.
  10. Pull the jammed paper out of the fuser unit.

    HOT SURFACE
    After you have just used the printer, some internal parts of the printer will be extremely hot. Wait for the printer to cool down before you touch the internal parts of the printer.

  11. Close the back cover (back output tray).
  12. On the drum unit you set aside, push down the green lock lever and take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit. Clear the jammed paper if there is any inside the drum unit.


    CAUTION
    Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If toner scatters on your hands or clothes, wipe or wash it off with cold water at once.

    To avoid print quality problems, DO NOT touch the roller part of the toner. Try to keep you hands, fingers and everything else away from there.

  13. Put the toner cartridge back into the drum unit until you hear it lock into place. If you put the cartridge in properly, the green lock lever will lift automatically.
  14. Open the front cover. Put the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back in the printer.
  15. Put the paper tray firmly back in the printer.
  16. Close the front cover.
  17. Make sure that the Error LED is now off.
http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_HL_2140_2170W_EN_1160.PDF

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