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Hi, it just stopped printing 1/2 way through a job - and has the red alarm button and yellow data button on - ive taken paper out - ive check toner etc .... im running out of ideas ive tried switching off at the power point and it just did a few drum rotations then went back to what it was doing previously

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1. is it possible to print a test page (Press and hold down the control panel button while turning on the unit and hold it until the drum led comes on. Release the button and press it again. if a test print prints, then you need to contact brother about the specifics of your problem, if it does not print, then you have a main board issue.

this is based on the error you are telling me.

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