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HL5140 - On power-up goes to a blinking red status indicator and the toner/drum/paper lights blink yellow. Is this a main board failure?

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  • brcrull Jun 04, 2010

    Any other ideas? I do have working printers of the same model to use to test and/or eliminate possible problems.

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Hi


Thanks for using FixYa. Main PCB failure is when both status and toner light are on in yellow,so this is not a main PCB failure. Please try these step by step instructions to resolve this issue:

  1. Turn off the printer power switch.
  2. Take out the DIMM (Dual Inline Memory Module) from your printer, if you have a DIMM installed.
  3. Wait a few seconds and turn the printer back on.
  4. Try to print again.
    If the error still remains, press the Go and the Job Cancel button together to check the error status referring the LED indications below.


Please do accept the solution if the issue is resolved or post a comment for further assistance.


Thanks
Rylee

Posted on Jun 04, 2010

  • brcrull Jun 04, 2010

    No DIMM that I am aware of. When pressing the two buttons the tonor light remains yellow. I again tried replacing the toner with a cartridge from a working unit with no success.



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  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Jun 04, 2010

    The Toner LED is on in yellow and the Status
    LED is on in red indicates fixing unit failure.

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Hi,

The toner cartridge is completely empty and needs to be replaced.

http://downloadcenter.samsung.com/content/MM/200607/20060725132848031/um_clp-300_html_eng_051220.html

Please post your feedback and Vote if the problem resolved as per your satisfaction.

Posted on Jun 04, 2010

  • brcrull Jun 04, 2010

    We have more than one of these printers and I had swapped the toner cartridge with a working unit. It did not make a difference. No toner low indication prior to the problem.

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