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Dark line down printed page

We have 3 Brother HL-2040 printers in our office. It started with one, but now all of them print a black line down the page. We have changed the drums and put in new toner, but it hasn't helped. Why does this happen?

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  • FL_Bill Jul 31, 2008

    I can see my drum is dirty, but what do you clean it with? I have 3m general purpose adhesive cleaner # 08984 I also have 90% alcohol. Thank for any tips...



    FL Bill

  • Anonymous Nov 12, 2008

    same problem.

  • autismpeace Nov 13, 2008

    The printed page has been having a slightly darkened stripe down the edge, now it is a full-blown black line about a 1/4 inch thick. What would I clean the drum with? Is it time for a new drum even though the drum light isn't on?

  • Kim DeSimone-Garner
    Kim DeSimone-Garner Jan 14, 2009

    I'm getting little black dots all over the paper, pretty much turns the paper gray.

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    changed the toner cartridge and still shows a black line down left side of page

  • Anonymous Mar 13, 2014

    put in a new toner cartridge and I still get a black line down left side of page

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    my printer is leaving a dark in line on the back of each page printed .

  • Anonymous Mar 27, 2014

    Brother 2040

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Problem in your fuser assy call to hardware service provider

Posted on Feb 29, 2008

  • Tom Arita Jun 02, 2012

    Thanks for the advice!

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Clean the drum.

Posted on Mar 04, 2008

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