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HL-2140 Clean Corona wire Message won't go away.

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Hello,
If you are getting "clean corona wire" on your PC and the toner light on the machine is solid, you need to change your toner cartridge.
This is a bug in the brother software.
Thanks,
Pat

Posted on May 12, 2010

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    trevorjmorri Mar 05, 2013

    I changed the toner cartridge for a brand new one (Brother brand). No joy - still getting the "clean corona wire" message.

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