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Alarm and data lights are both on and when i go to print nothing happens

The alarm and data lights are both on and when i go to print nothing happens. i can push the button beneath the lights several times and sometimes it will print out one sheet, and then go back to its inactive status. RESET DID NOT WORK.

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  • Anonymous Mar 23, 2008

    ready and alarm lights on. can't get printer to print anything and at right hand corner on bottom of my page where time is there is a picture of a printer that never used to be on bottom. have picture of printer on top of page as ujsual. thanks.

  • bhakta Sep 30, 2008

    alarm and data lights stay on. I did print some pages b4 . Sometime the printer does start printing. but most time it does not print with the alarm and data light on. Also i m using windows vista.. so i havn't installed any driver. i don't think that should make a difference, should it???

  • Anonymous Oct 29, 2008

    I am having the same exact problem and don't know how to reinstall the driver.

  • Anonymous Nov 04, 2008

    Drum read and alarm lights flash , pressing the button doesn't help, the printer won't print.

  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2008

    exact sAME PROBLEM

  • Anonymous Nov 21, 2008

    Alarm light is red; data light is yellow but will not print

  • Anonymous Jan 25, 2009

    same thing. I also get a message that says somethings up w/ the print spooler; no cable unplugged, printer is online. It also says that it could be because it's connected to a VPN. what's that?

  • Quehl95959 Jan 27, 2009

    The drum, alarm, and data lights are on but printer won't print. None of the solutions above have worked.

    G Quehl

  • crosstown123 Feb 12, 2009

    My drum, alarm and data lights are on. I send things to the printer and need to press button in order to print. Usually only one page prints out and the problem persists.

    Any info please email

  • Rachmaninov Feb 23, 2009

    same problem: Alarm and Data lights are on, and my Brother HL 1440 would not print.

  • nbknight May 07, 2009

    I have a Brother 1440 laser printer that has been a real work horse until I upgraded my IMAC to system to 10.5.6. Now, the printer works only when coaxed by turning power switch off/on, pushing the button on front panel repeatedly, or opening the front access and removing and reinserting the toner cartridge. It doesn't seem to matter what program I am printing from. The computer connects, sends the data, the printer starts to make all the right sounds, and then poof! One or two pages, or none, and back to square one! Help!


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Take y'r drum and toner out of the printer.. now there should be two translutent white circular film on either side of your toner... what u have to do is take a small piece of paper and make a bead out of it and insert that small paper bead right in front of those film.. u can insert on both side or on just one...

if u don't find those circular film then open y'r HL printer toner loading tray and turn y'r printer ON.... u will see green or red light coming out of either side of y'r printer where toner sits.. thats the place u should look for those film on y'r toner....

it worked for me... hope it works for u too...


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I took the toner cartridge out of the printer. Inside the printer on the left side of the printer wall there is a small red light. I covered this light with black paper.
Printer works again.

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If the red alarm light is not blinking then that is a signal that you need to replace the toner. I just replaced mine and the printer is back to functioning normally.

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There is likely a paper jam. Check for one under a flap at the back of the printer.

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Please Reinstall the Driver and see if the same result ; Please let me know.

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