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When printing (Brother HL 2040), my monitor goes black and my APC sounds an alarm and flashes overload- the printer is not sharing a power supply with the APC. What is wrong?

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The printer is drawing a strong current when it gets ready to print. I have a similar thing with my Brother MFC-4800. The lights in my room dim slightly when it starts printing.

I won't go out on a limb and say it's nothing to worry about. If you're really happy with this printer and want to keep it, you might consider having an electronics tech look into your problem. On the other hand, if you're tired of the alarms and upset, then you might want to shop for another laser printer.

Another possibility is calling their Customer Service (even though this is a discontinued model) in Tennessee (United States).

1-877-BROTHER (877-276-8437)
901-379-1215 (fax)
M-F, 9:00am to 8:00pm Eastern Time

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