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Why does the drum light blink on my brother hl-2140

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The blinking indicates that the drum unit is near the end of it's life. It will shut down soon and you will lose the ability to print until it is changed or reset.
To reset the drum counter. Press and hold down the white button (shown as blue in the image below) for about 4 seconds until all the LEDs light up. Once all 4 LEDs are lit, release the button.
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Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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The drum light blinks when it is getting close to time to replace the drum. When it figures the drum is used up the drum light comes on solid.

Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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SOURCE: i have a brother printer 2140 and the drum light stays on :0

You have to open the door and hold the go button til all lights flash. That tells the printer it has a new drum. After that press the go button 3 times and it will print a report that shows the drum as new...

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SOURCE: WE HAVE A BROTHER HL 2140 THAT IS LESS THAN TWO

the corona wire needs to be cleaned.

Follow the link below to see how to clean the corona wire.

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/ca/en/faq/faq/000000/000200/000008/faq000208_021.html?reg=us&c=ca&lang=en&prod=hl2140_all&Cat=7

Posted on Jul 01, 2010

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Why does the drum light stay on when printing with Brother HL-2140?


This is not any issue with my machine. Take it back to the supplier and get it looked at. Under warranty I hope. Henry

Jul 01, 2014 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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Resetting Blinking Toner Light HL-2140


Here is the procedure for resetting the Toner flashing light on Brother HL-2140 (sources for other answers here and self testing - specific to HL-2140)
  • Open the front cover and leave open.
  • Turn the printer off.
  • Hold the "white button" while turning the printer on. (All panel lights should be on.)
  • Release the "white button".
  • Press the "white button" 2 times (Pause, wait for all lights to come on.)
  • Press the "white button" 5 times. (All lights to come on again, then go out.)
  • Cancel "maintenance driver" install, if prompted
  • Close cover.
  • Power cycle printer.
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This will:
  • reset the toner light (stop blinking)
  • restore the printing darkness (when toner light flashes, printer prints lighter to save toner)
  • keeps the printed page counts and drum life info

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I simply have the error light on my brother 2140 printer. I have pulled out the drum and toner. I have cleaned the corona wire. I don't have a paper jam.


  1. Open the front like you are going to pull out the toner.
  2. With the door open push and hold the button the on the left side that the blue button normally pushes when closed.
  3. Release after 30 seconds. this will reset the drum.

Hope this helps. Happy Printing :)

Dec 30, 2010 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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How do clean the Brother HL-2140 Printer head


Hey!!The printer has no head!I guess its making light or blurred prints?Try replacing the drum and it should sort the problem out!!Good Luck!

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My HL-2140 brother laser printer is flashing a red error


1>If the toner lite is blinking , it's mean the toner life near to end. In these case please replace the toner cartridge.
2>f the drum lite is blinking , it's mean the drum life near to end. In these case please replace the drum.
I hope it will help to solve your printer problem.

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Blinking says to replace drum soon, when it's on solid, it's time for a new drum...

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Hi Nacardi,
Could be bad toner (toner sitting on shelf for too long). Or the drum could have been over exposed. The drum is light sensitive.

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