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Brother HL 2040

When it prints on the page it is crooked.

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  • Anonymous Jul 11, 2008

    My printer also prints crooked through the automatic paper feed. When I do it manually, it improves the situation somewhat, but still not perfect.

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Make sure the paper aligning slides are tight to the sides of the paper. In the case that they are spring loaded make sure there is not something preventing them from holding the paper properly aligned.
The print head could be 'off-track'...
If the text is properly aligned on the edge of the page, but appears crooked it is related to the print head assembly. If the text is not aligning to the edge of the page then the paper is not feeding straight and the paper aligning slides are at fault.
It is also possible that one of the paper feed rollers are not grasping the paper and it is forcing it to one side as it pulls it in.

Posted on Mar 11, 2008

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SOURCE: Brother hl-2040 printing problem

Could be that there are a mark on the drum itself or some dirt, remove the drum unit and inspect the surface , by rotating the drum , becareful not to touch the drum as it will leave marks on the surface

Posted on Apr 25, 2008

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SOURCE: Brother Printer HL-2040

1- either is out of toner
2-the shutter for the optics is staying closed
3-the gear that engages the toner/drum is not turning it

Posted on Aug 21, 2008

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SOURCE: hl 2040

You must have refilled the first (starter) cartridge or didn't reset the toner reset lever. There is a reset lever on the left side edge of the cartridge. Look at the left end of the cartidge (not the fill cap end) for a round white gear end and a white lever in a hal moon shaped slot. If you can see only the round white gear and the hlf moon is emty of a white lever, it's a non-restting starter. If you have two white spots we will be addressing the one in the half moon slot. The used cartidge will have the lever at the "3 O'clock" position. To reset the cartridge as new you must remove the two screws on that end cap and move the lever to the "11 O'clock" position. Put the scews back in and reinstall in the printer. The sweeper lever will turn in the machine and reset the toner count.

***Important For Brothers**

Make sure when refilling that ALL WASTE TONER is completely cleaned out of the cartridge before adding new toner to it. Brother re-uses its old waste toner and over time the toner hopper gets contaminated with paper dust and too much old toner inside causing them to fail. It you just add toner to the cartridge without thoughly cleaning out, you will soon have a bad cartridge again. You'll see it when dumping out the old as white specks in the toner. That's actually contamination from paper dust and talc from the paper.

Hope that helps you.

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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SOURCE: prints only blank pages

I have a brother MFC 3240C. My Black ink stopped printing(initially printed horizontal faded lines and gradually got worse), the other colors were printing fine. I tried cleaning numerous time( 50 -100 times over 1-2 weeks ). Still no improvement. The way I print now is:
1. I go to Printer Properties
2. Change Media type from "Plain Paper" to "Inkjet Paper".
3. Change Quality to "Photo".

This takes a long time to print 1-2 minutes per page. However, this works for me since this is my Home printer and use it for printing only few pages here are there.

Good Luck
RK

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

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SOURCE: HL-2040 Laser Printer: Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer Dos printing...

use PRN command to print

Posted on May 06, 2010

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thanks for the offer, but its sorted

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