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Paper light says on.. wont reset after jam is cleared

Hi:
I cleared a paper jamb from the rear rollers as instructed . the out of paper red waring light will not reset so printer will not operate.. any clue to why? Where is the paper jamb sensor located?

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  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2008

    yes

  • Anonymous Mar 30, 2008

    have the same problem cleared jam and can not reset the red light.

  • nicebwoy Mar 31, 2008

    Had a paper jam. Got the paper out entirely but the red paper light stays on and printer will not operate.

  • Earl291 May 21, 2008

    I pulled a jammed paper out of the printer through the roller and now it won't print. It makes all the sounds but won't pick up paper from the tray. No paper lights or other lights come on except for the green light. What to do?

  • Anonymous Jan 17, 2009

    I didn't even have a jam and my red light won't stop blinking

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We have a few of the HL-2070N's and I have seen this issue on a few of them. Usually it indicates one of several instances that can be found on Brothers website in the FAQ's about what does the LED indicate area.

The main solution I have found is that depending on where the paper jammed it has affected the drum/toner cartridge assembly somehow or another.

  • I recommend taking the Toner Cartridge out of the drum unit
  • clean the corona wire by moving the blue tab at the front of the drum unit back and forth several times
  • I have even used can air here to get it even better all around the drum unit not just at the corona wire area
  • After make sure all is clean put all back together
This has cleared up most all of my paper jam LED issues and allowed for further printing.

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