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HL-2140 Printer printing blank pages. Turn off and on, continually prints out blank pages. I have to turn it off to get it to stop. Tries re-booting and does not help.

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SOURCE: HL 2140 does not print

Hi,

This is a common problem to your brother printer model 2140. You need to turn off your printer and take out the toner. Look for the side and you will see a small hole on both sides. This is the sensor. You need to cover it with electrical tape.

Here is a detailed video on how to do it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPCGZZIdXyM

Good luck and hope this helps you.

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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SOURCE: HL 2140 page printing all black

Dear sir, I know what is problem? your toner cartridge is demage please change it also you re-install your old toner then quickly take a decission
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Posted on Oct 30, 2009

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SOURCE: for the HL-2140 Brother printer, the red error

Too many things can cause that, you remove the drum and run the blue tab back and forth to clean the corona about 20 times, the fuser may not be heating and you need a new fuser, Feel for heat in the back door or at the exit, If the drum is used up you open the front door and press go until the lights flash to reset. Make sure the paper tray is fully inserted, this one is picky. You may need a shop to diagnose.

Posted on Feb 01, 2010

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SOURCE: prints only blank pages

I have a brother MFC 3240C. My Black ink stopped printing(initially printed horizontal faded lines and gradually got worse), the other colors were printing fine. I tried cleaning numerous time( 50 -100 times over 1-2 weeks ). Still no improvement. The way I print now is:
1. I go to Printer Properties
2. Change Media type from "Plain Paper" to "Inkjet Paper".
3. Change Quality to "Photo".

This takes a long time to print 1-2 minutes per page. However, this works for me since this is my Home printer and use it for printing only few pages here are there.

Good Luck
RK

Posted on Feb 03, 2010

Patzky
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SOURCE: Printer is on but will not print.

Hello ,

First, please make sure there is no error message displayed on the LCD screen of the printer

Now we will check the status of your printer in the printers menu in the control panel.
The printer’s status should be set to “ready”
If the printer is “paused” simply clear the print queue, right click on the printer and select “resume printing”.

If the printer says “offline”, follow these steps.

  1. Clear the printer queue
  2. Shut down the computer
  3. Unplug the USB cable from your computer and your printer
  4. Unplug the power cable from the printer and wait 15 seconds
  5. Plug the USB cable back into the printer and the computer.
  6. Plug the printer’s power cable back in.
  7. Turn your computer back on.

Your printer status should be back to ready now and you are able to print.

Thanks,

Pat

Posted on Mar 29, 2010

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This is almost certainly an issue with the toner cartridge. I would recommend running off 30 or so prints and contacting whoever the cartridge was purchased from if the toner doesn't pull through.

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The Brother HL-2140 does not include duplex printing. The only option for double sided printing with this model is to print odd numbered pages, then manually replace the paper into the tray and print the even numbered pages in a second set.

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Hey this might be that the toner is empty, get a shop to either refill it or purchase a new ink tonner for your make as you will take it to them and they can match it up. So you get the correct ink for your printer.
Did it print one and then spend out 5 pages exactly. If this be the case then it confirms that the ink tonner needs to be replaced. You have run out of ink.
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drop kick unit across room:)))) sorry just kidding I had the same problem with mine. If the computer is continually printing that means the printer is receiving print orders from your computer. Best thing is just disconnect the printer from the computer and turn the computer off and wait 30 seconds then turn on . This should clear the print cache then reconnect the printer. Make sure to only request one print at at a time.
if the printer continues to print blank pages check to see if you have the latest software driver for the printer installed on your computer. You can do this by going to the manufactures website and download the software its easy to do just follow the prompts and install! Hope this helpful!!!

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How can I check the count of pages printed in my brother hl-2140 printer ?


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HL 2140 does not print


Hi,

This is a common problem to your brother printer model 2140. You need to turn off your printer and take out the toner. Look for the side and you will see a small hole on both sides. This is the sensor. You need to cover it with electrical tape.

Here is a detailed video on how to do it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPCGZZIdXyM

Good luck and hope this helps you.

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