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Brother HL-5140 printer

My printer's status light is on and the drum light (i just replaced drum). When I press print, the drum light goes off and the paper light starts flashing. There is no paper jam and I don't know what to do!!

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  • sue balci Mar 12, 2008

    the status light is on

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Reset fuser counter

Posted on Mar 26, 2008

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Make sure you have the drum seated all the way in, then unplug the printer and plug it back in.

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