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My brother printer HL-2035 keeps jamming the paper. I have changed the drum and toner and the drum light is still on when it prints. Can you help please?

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I think you need to reset the consumables counter to clear the drum warning light as the printer can't automatically recognise new parts. If you've bought a genuine Brother drum unit there will be detailed instructions inside the box as to how you reset it which usually involves holding down the only button whilst switching the machine on. As for the paper jams, it could be something as simple as loading less paper and fanning it to get some air between the sheets before sliding it into the tray or it could be that you need to buy a new paper feed kit which is fairly cheap and easy to install.

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1.) Turn the printer off.
2.) Hold the 'go' button while turning the printer on. All panel lights should be on.
3.) Release the 'go' button once all lights are off.
4. )Press the 'go' button 2 times.
5.) Pause.
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Hi dorothyhover,

Here's how you would clear paper jam from your Brother HL 1430:

1. Remove the paper cassette completely from the printer.

2.
Pull any jammed paper up and out of the printer.

3.
Open the front cover and remove the drum unit assembly.

4. Pull any jammed paper up and out of the printer.

Do not remove the drum unit assembly with additional force at this time if you cannot remove it easily. Instead, pull the edge of the jammed paper from the paper cassette.

5. Open the rear cover and pull the paper towards the back of the printer, the fuser may get dirty with toner powder and may result in toner scatter on the next printed page or pages. Print a few copies of the test page until the toner scatter on the printed pages clears.


6. Close the rear cover and install drum unit assembly, close the front cover.


Hope it helps.


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I simply have the error light on my brother 2140 printer. I have pulled out the drum and toner. I have cleaned the corona wire. I don't have a paper jam.


  1. Open the front like you are going to pull out the toner.
  2. With the door open push and hold the button the on the left side that the blue button normally pushes when closed.
  3. Release after 30 seconds. this will reset the drum.

Hope this helps. Happy Printing :)

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I have a couple Brother Printers HL-1435 that are in alarm status and will not print. The Drum light will flash, and then the Drum, Ready, Alarm and Data lights all flash at the same time. How can...


Hello,

This could mean one two things.

* The toner cartridge is nearly empty.
* You have a paper jam.

To replace toner cartridge:
Click this link to go to the Brother site where it will show proceddure with illustrations how to change the toner cartridge.

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faq/000000/000000/000065/faq000065_011.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=hl1435_us&Cat=7


To clear a paper jam:
Go to this link for procedure. It also has illustrations to assist you.

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faq/000000/000000/000026/faq000026_005.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=hl1435_us&Cat=113

I hope this helps.


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There could be a paper jam in the machine. Open the front cover remove the drum and toner and look in the machine. You can also check in between the drum and toner by removing the toner from the drum. Open the back cover and look for a Jam as well.

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There could be a paper jam in the machine. Open the front cover remove the drum and toner and look in the machine. You can also check in between the drum and toner by removing the toner from the drum. Open the back cover and look for a Jam as well.

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You can find the usre's manual here:

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/doc/manual_index.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=hl2140_all&dlid=&flang=English&type2=-1
1) If the LARGE BLUE BUTTON is blinking:
Data remaining in memory
There is remaining print data in the printer memory. If the Ready LED is blinking for
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3) If the DRUM LED is blinking:
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