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HL-1440 Blinking lights

My Brother HL-1440 lights are indicated "Main Motor Malfunction". Lights alternate between Drum light and all 4 lights blinking. Any reset possiblities or am I dead?

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  • Bill B2 Apr 30, 2008

    HL-1440 Have a blinking alarm light. The laser still worked so I ignored it. I stopped printing today. Have removed and replaced the toner. There is plenty of toner, but nothing prints. There is plenty of paper and there is no paper jam. The computer does not give an indication that the laser is not attached.



    Please help.

  • Anonymous Jul 10, 2008

    my lights were blinking and i changed the toner cartridge and it will print a sales order but it will not print my envelopes what do i do

  • carrmart Jul 21, 2008

    turned off power, removed cartridges, repowered

  • cbinfo Aug 16, 2008

    top two lights blink, then the all of them. New drum and toner.

  • dee6 Sep 08, 2008

    I, too, have the same problem with my Brother HL 1440; It said it needed toner, so I replaced the toner cartridge; After doing so, the top 2 lights blink (DRUM & READY) then all 4 blink, then back to the top 2. I've put in a new drum, new toner, reset the drum by opening front cover and pushing button until all lights lit up, turned it off over the weekend, hoping it just needed a rest -- nothing helps. Any ideas??

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Mine had the 4 led's blinking alternating with the drum. I held down the button on the front till all lights were on steady and pressed the off switch on the left (while holding the front button down). After powering back up all was well again.

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  • reefcrazed May 19, 2011

    Oh cool. I picked an HL-1440 up from a customer today, and it was giving the main motor malfunction error. I tried this reset button with the cover opened and it worked. I had to do it multiple times, but after I heard the main motor finally spin up I was very happy.

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With the main motor malfunction, I would say the machine is done for. Sorry. BUT, if you have all FOUR lights blinking alternating with the Drum light - it is a CPU run time error. Depending on how attached you are to the printer, a repair tech might be able to recover that problem. That would likely be a replaceable part and possible cheaper than buying a new printer, whereas the motor is likely more expensive than the whole printer.

It may be helpful to reset the drum counter. with the front cover open, push and hold the control panel button until all the lights come on. Then release and close the front cover of the printer. This is unlikely to resolve your problem, but it can't hurt to try it.

I have had a number of 1440's over the years, and never encountered any of the 'serious' errors such as the main motor malfunction. When the 1440's stopped working, I moved up to the 5240 and I've been extremely happy with that. The 5240 also gives you faster print speed, so that is a good deal.

Posted on May 13, 2008

  • Neal Brown May 13, 2008

    Bill B2 - I need some more information for your problem, to be able to offer a solution. There is no condition I know of that only has the alarm light blinking by itself.

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