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HL2040 drum light is lit and printer not working. There is a new cartridge in place.

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Replace the drum. It is the device that the toner cartridge sits in. You can also take out the drum and see if there is a 'slide' that cleans the drum, slide it back and forth several times and make sure it is 'locked' into the park area. Also refer to Brother manual or their web site for further answers.

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