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Not printing Shows light to indicate it is out of paper even though there is plenty of paper in the tray. Red light also comes on. Initially it would print a page, athough the paper would not fully come through - I had to pull it out. Now, it won't print anything. Many thanks. BM

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The red light, along with the paper light being lit indicates that it is having a problem feeding the paper OR it is set wrong for duplexing. Check your manual on page 3-4 or download a manual at:
http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_HL_5140_5150D_5150DLT_5170DN_5170DNLT_EN_1295.PDF

I can't tell which of the error conditions fits your situation, but this should put you on the correct path to figure it out.

Posted on May 22, 2008

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