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New drum but stil too light

The print on my Brother HL 2040 is sooo light it hurts your eyes to look at it. We changed toners - no luck. Changed the drum - no luck. Could there be another solution to make the print dark?

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SOURCE: HL-2040 CHANGE TONER

Reset the drum counter by opening the front panel, then hold down the power button for about 5seconds until ALL the leds are on. Then realease the button and close the front panel. Your coutner will be resetted.

Posted on May 12, 2008

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Just got the following solution that worked for me:
1. Power Unit off

2. Open front cover

3. Press and hold GO and turn power on

4. When all 3 lights lit release and press GO twice

5. All lights turn solid

6. With all solid, press GO 5 times

7. Ready light GOes red

8. Close door and you're all set

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Posted on Jun 10, 2008

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Posted on Sep 27, 2008

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SOURCE: BROTHER Hl 2040 PRINTER WON'T PRING

I got exactly the same problem and the "reset" didn't do anything. I fixed it by putting a piece of duck tape on magic eye on the cartridge.
Fallow those step to do the same thing as me:

  1. Open the front panel.
  2. Remove the toner and the drum
  3. Remove the toner FROM the drum
  4. On each side of the toner, there should be a little glass. Put the piece of duck tape on one of them. I put mine on the right side.
  5. Put everything back in.
  6. Turn on your printer if it's not already.
  7. Now, the low toner light should be gone and the green light should be on.
Now, you can really empty your cartridge.

Posted on Nov 06, 2008

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SOURCE: brother hl 2040 laser printer

On the brother printers, the fuser is often attached to the toner (they come out as one piece). If you look at the old toner, you will probably notice that it is longer than the new one. The extra piece that makes is longer needs to be taken off of the old toner and attached to the new one.

Posted on Nov 12, 2008

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How do i change the toner on m my HL 2040 brother printer


How to Change a Toner Cart in a Brother HL 2040

The Brother HL 2040 laser printer has a toner cartridge that supplies toner to the drum assembly so that the printer can print properly. When the LED on the front of the printer indicates you are low on toner, you will need to replace the toner cartridge to maintain good print quality. Fortunately, the toner cartridge can be replaced without any special tools.

Instructions
Things You'll Need:

* Replacement toner cartridge (part number TN350 or TN360)
* Paper towel or scrap paper



Grasp the front cover of the printer and pull it toward you to open the toner door. Reach into the printer and grab the combined toner cartridge/drum assembly. Lift up slightly and pull it out of the front of the printer.

Place the cartridge and drum on a paper towel, spare sheet of paper, rag or other surface that can get dirty. Loose toner particles may spill from the cartridge.

Press the blue locking lever on the cartridge/drum unit to unlock the toner cartridge from the drum. Lift the toner cartridge up and away from the drum unit. Dispose of the old toner cartridge in accordance with your local regulations. Seal it in a plastic bag to keep loose toner from spilling.



Gently shake your new toner cartridge back and forth a few times to distribute the toner evenly across the width of the cartridge. Remove the plastic protective cover from the bottom of the cartridge.


Place the new toner cartridge onto the drum unit and press it down gently until it locks into place. The blue locking lever will automatically click into place. Verify that the toner cartridge is securely connected to the drum.


Locate the corona wire cleaner tab at the front of the drum unit. Slide it back and forth several times to improve the print quality of the drum. Set the tab back in the home position when finished.


Slide the combined toner cartridge/drum unit back into the printer and close the front cover.


Hope it helps...

Dec 02, 2010 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Brother HL 2040 prints extremely light and seems to smudge? Just changed out the tone cartridge and no change.


I'm not sure if the drum is going out or not. How many toners have you used? The drum is rated at 12,000 pages and the toner is supposed to yeild 2500 pages, so 4 or 5 toners ought to finish the drum. Did you clean the area around the drum? I don't think you're supposed to touch it, but I've never had to touch my 7240 in 4 years, except to change the toner.

The good news is the toner will fit in more than one Brother machine and the printers are inexpensive. It almost makes buying a new machine more economical than a drum :-}

The HL printer is Manufacturer Discontinued, the new ones use a 360 series drum and toner, and the MFC's (7220 etc.) are about $200 vs. $116 for the drum. Hmmm.

Might be time to upgrade.

Carl

Jan 08, 2010 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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My brother hl 2040 the tone light is on and dont allow me to print


It indicates your toner is finished and you need to replace with a new toner. Take out the toner & drum unit, on the left there is a opening which allows a beam to pass through to check toner level. There might be some toner left, for emergency printing block the opening with a piece of small paper and the light should go off for temporarily printing.

Dec 01, 2009 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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The drum light is flashing and I just changed the toner this morning. Not sure where I can either buy a new drum, or if I will need a new printer (which I hope not, I love this printer!)


Yes you can replace just the drum in the printer. If you think it may be under warranty give brother a call. Their number is: 877-276-8437

If you don't think it's under warranty then you can find a replacement drum for around $40, just google: Brother HL-2040 drum

Jul 07, 2009 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Drum light HL-2040 Brother


  1. Open the front cover.
  2. Locate the control panel button under the LED lights on the left side.
  3. Press the control panel button until all lights are lit, then release it.
    The Drum counter is now reset.
On older models
  1. Open the front cover.
  2. Remove the drum and toner
  3. Press the Go buttom button until all lights are lit, (they come on one at a time) then release it.
    The Drum counter is now reset.

Oct 14, 2008 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Yellow Toner Light Flashes - won't print


f the Drum LED is still lit after replacing the drum unit, the Drum counter may not be reset.
Reset the Drum counter as follows:

  1. Open the front cover.
  2. Locate the control panel button under the LED lights on the left side.
  3. Press the control panel button until all lights are lit, then release it.
    The Drum counter is now reset.

Aug 22, 2008 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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BROTHER Hl 2040 PRINTER WON'T PRING


I got exactly the same problem and the "reset" didn't do anything. I fixed it by putting a piece of duck tape on magic eye on the cartridge.
Fallow those step to do the same thing as me:
  1. Open the front panel.
  2. Remove the toner and the drum
  3. Remove the toner FROM the drum
  4. On each side of the toner, there should be a little glass. Put the piece of duck tape on one of them. I put mine on the right side.
  5. Put everything back in.
  6. Turn on your printer if it's not already.
  7. Now, the low toner light should be gone and the green light should be on.
Now, you can really empty your cartridge.

Apr 06, 2008 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Dark line down printed page


problem in your fuser assy call to hardware service provider

Feb 28, 2008 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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HL-2040 CHANGE TONER


Reset the drum counter by opening the front panel, then hold down the power button for about 5seconds until ALL the leds are on. Then realease the button and close the front panel. Your coutner will be resetted.

Dec 22, 2007 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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