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DRUM LIGHT ON HL-5240

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Our drum light is on, will not print anything, just makes noise as if to start the job then quits. I opened the unit and took out the toner and cleaned it but do not know what else to do. It is only one year old!
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Its cheaper to buy a new printer than to replace the drum unit !!

Posted on Nov 05, 2008

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Hi
I had a same problem.
I replaced drum with new one but drum LED is still on!

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You need to update drum with your machine after every repleacing otherwise your printer will not work


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Replace the drum unit.

Posted on Apr 15, 2008

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Noisy printer


The printer or the drum/toner unit may cause the grinding or clicking noise.
  1. Power off the printer and open the front cover.
  2. Remove the drum/toner unit and close the front cover.
  3. Power the printer back on.
If the grinding or clicking noise dose not occur when the drum/toner unit is removed from the printer, then the drum/toner unit is the cause of the noise. Install a brand new drum unit and/or toner cartridge may be necessary to stop the noise.

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Drum light was blinking. I reset my Brother HL 5240 printer and it still won't print.


Try to reset the Drum.

Open toner door and hold down the go button until all lights are on, let go of button, close door, push go button. Resets drum counter to 100%.

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We have a Brother HL 2140 series the printer will not print. It has a new toner cart. The drum light is lit . Any suggestions?


This machine has a separate drum and toner cartridge. Replacing the toner does not reset the drum light. Double check that the light on is, in fact, the drum light, and if it is, replace the drum unit. This should resolve your problem.
In order to replace the drum unit, do this: 1) With the printer on and the drum light blinking, open the front cover. 2) Press and hold the Go button for about 4 seconds until all the LEDs light up. Once all LEDs light up, release the Go button. 3) Pull the print assembly out of the machine. 4) Push down the green lock lever to take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit. 5) Put the toner cartridge into the new drum unit. 6) Reinsert the print assembly into the machine. 7) Close the front cover and verify that the lights turn off.
It is theoretically possible that you could reset the counter without actually changing the drum by simply skipping steps 3-6 above, but I have never tried it before and Brother may be checking a chip on the drum unit to verify that it is, in fact, a new drum unit. If they are, you will have to actually replace the unit to make the light go off. I would strongly recommend against resetting the counter without actually changing the drum though, as your print quality will degrade and the machine may start to dump toner into the inside creating a rather large mess and a hefty repair bill.

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My printer won't print. The drum light is on (just replaced the drum) and the alarm light and data light is lit. When I try to print something sometimes it sounds like it wants to print but then just...


Hello,

You must reset the drum counter. Check the link where you find how to reset the drum counter http://support.brother.com/g/b/faqend.aspx?c=us_ot&lang=en&prod=hl2280dw_us&faqid=faq00002837_000

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Changed out drum and now need to reset the counter on HL-5240. How is this done?


Drum reset procedure on this model is quite simple. Just open front door, hold down the GO button until all lights are on, let go of button then close door. This will reset drum counter to 100%.
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Red "Paper" light stays on; printer will not print.


Paper light flashing could mean several things on this machine.

There could be a paper jam in the machine. Open the front cover remove the drum and toner and look in the machine. You can also check in between the drum and toner by removing the toner from the drum. Open the back cover and look for a Jam as well.

Try putting a piece of paper in the manual feed tray which is right above the paper tray, sometimes on certain documents the margins are too big and asks to go into the manual feed slot.

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1. Toner cartridge & drum warnings on, print fine. How reset?


Drum light reset:
Open front cover. Hold down button located under LED's until all LED's are lit. Release button and make sure drum LED is off, then close cover.

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My Brother 5240 laser printer has a red status light when i turn it on. I hit cancel job, and the light turns green. however, when i print a file, the file goes into the print queue for a few seconds then...


It may some paper jam inside your printer . open the front cover pull out the cartridge and look any jammed paper is there or not. if not the the problem may came from your toner drum.

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Pull the tray out and make sure the back guide is pushed against the paper. The back guide tends to move easily on these models

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