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Brother Printer HL 1240

Printer is not printing. all lights keep blinking. ive replaced the drum, the toner pressed the reset button several times, and turned off the power, but the lights just keep blinking.

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  • Tise Mar 09, 2008

    Since power outage from storm a week ago, printer lights just keep blinking when power is turned on. The drum light alternately blinks in between the all lights blinking. I pulled the toner cartridge out and set it back in, but ** change.

  • Anonymous Jun 24, 2008

    changed drum & cartridge all lights flashing on & off

  • loulights Aug 16, 2008

    yes same problem, seems while I was away power in home must have been out, now all lights flashing, first drum light then all lights. any solution other than tossing it out? sad part is i had just replaced the drum and tonor.

  • loulights Aug 16, 2008

    OK figured out the sequence to resolve this error:



    power off unit

    unplug power cable for 1 minute

    reset the power cable

    open front door

    press and hold the reset button under the lights

    turn the power on

    printer should then be reset

  • Anonymous Dec 29, 2008

    I have a Brother HL-1240 that won't print. System is asking to reset printer. Over the weekend we had a power outage and created a few printers to do the same.

    Can anybody help me



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OK figured out the sequence to resolve this error:

power off unit
unplug power cable for 1 minute
reset the power cable
open front door
press and hold the reset button under the lights
turn the power on
printer should then be reset

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Just put a new toner in; turned printer off and back on; still the same problem; lights are blinking and won't print


Sound like your drum is gone. I just had to put mine to it's grave. Drum cost more then the printer is worth!

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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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My Brother HL-2140 Went out in a storm. All three lights just keep blinking no matter what I do. Held down on the blue light button a number of time, restarted computer, turned off printer, reloaded ink...


You can find the usre's manual here:

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/doc/manual_index.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=hl2140_all&dlid=&flang=English&type2=-1
1) If the LARGE BLUE BUTTON is blinking:
Data remaining in memory
There is remaining print data in the printer memory. If the Ready LED is blinking for
a long time and nothing has printed, press the Go button to print the remaining data
in the memory.
2) If the TONER LED is blinking:
Toner low
Indicates that the toner cartridge is nearly empty. Buy a new toner cartridge and have
it ready for when Toner life end is indicated.
The Toner LED will turn on for 2 seconds and off for 3 seconds.
3) If the DRUM LED is blinking:
Drum life end soon
The drum unit is near the end of its life. We recommend that you get a new drum unit
to replace the current one. See Replacing the drum unit on page 69.
The Drum LED will turn on for 2 seconds and off for 3 seconds.
4) If the RED ERROR LED is blinking:
Front cover is open
Close the front cover of the printer.
Fuser cover is open
Close the fuser cover located behind the back cover of the printer.
Paper jam
Clear the paper jam. See Paper jams and how to clear them on page 85. If the printer
does not start printing, press the Go button.
Memory full
The printer memory is full and the printer cannot print full pages of a document.
Print overrun
A print overrun occurred and the printer cannot print full pages of a document.

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This printer has an on/off switch (on the left side near the bottom), and only one button, situated on the left edge of the front panel, under a column of four colored LEDs.
First, open the front of the printer, as if you were going to replace the toner or the drum cartridge. Then, while the front of the printer is open, press and hold the button (which is now just a piece of plastic film) until the lights all turn off, and then turn on again, one at a time. This took me a few tries. I held down the button/film until that top yellow (drum) light turned off, and once that happened, the other lights all turned on, one at a time, from top to bottom. Then I closed the front cover and the printer works again.
I had tried turning the printer off, and then turning it back on while holding down the button. This did not resolve the problem. I also replaced the drum (twice) and the toner cartridge. I would recommend trying the above procedure, which apparently resets some type of counter relating to the drum, before spending (wasting?) hundreds of dollars on replacement cartridges.
Aside from the above problem, which has now apparently been resolved, the Brother laser printers in this series have been quite reliable and easy to use. I own three of them, and they all get fairly heavy use.

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I've recently installed a new Brother toner, but the drum light is flashing and the Brother hl 5140 printer won't print


DRUM UNIT "spent"
It can be reset if the printing quality is good
To reset the drum follow the instructions below:
Press the cover release button and then open the front cover of the printer.

Press and hold down Go button until all 4 LEDs are lit. Once all 4 LEDs are lit, release the Go button.

Close the front cover.
Make sure that the Drum LED is now off.
Caution: Reset the drum counter only when you replaced the drum unit with a new one.

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Did you pull the plastic tape on the new cartridge?

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I found this solution on the web-- Hope it helps.

The HL-2070N gets stuck in a toner end-of-life error condition. Perform the following to clear :
With paper loaded, new toner in,

Open front door
Turn off printer
While holding down the GO button, turn printer back on
When all four LEDs light up release GO button. All LEDs will turn off
Press the GO button 2 times. The 3 LEDs (toner, drum, paper) will light up solid
Press the GO button 5 times
Paper light will be blinking
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BTW, I got this from Brother Support. Also, just a reminder, timing is important here so don't pause between button presses.

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From Brother.com: Description:
  • The Drum LED blinks if the drum unit is near the end of its life. Use the drum unit until you have a print quality problem, then replace the drum unit with a new one.



  • The Drum LED continues to blink if the drum counter was not reset when you replaced the drum. To reset the drum follow the instructions below:
  1. Open the front cover of the printer.
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  1. Press and hold down Go button for about 4 seconds until al the LEDs light up. Once all 4 LEDs are lit, release the Go button.
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  1. Close the front cover.
Caution
    Reset the drum counter only when you replaced the drum unit with a new one.

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I think the previous post applies to resetting the drum light after replacing the drum.

You need to reset the toner end-of-life condition.

  1. Open the Front cover
  2. Press and hold the GO button
  3. Power ON the printer while continuing to hold the GO button
  4. All 4 LED's will light up and then 3. Once the 3 LED's are lit, release the GO button
  5. Press the GO button 2 times. This will cause the
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  6. With the LED's lit solid, press the GO button 5 times
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  8. Close the front cover.

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