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Brother HL-2070N won't feed paper from tray

I noted that you replied to someone else on this problem and you said the gears were out of alignment. How do I go about fixing that particular problem? The manual feed is fine. Just the paper tray won't feed.

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  • Anonymous Jun 17, 2008

    The HL-2070N wont feed paper. The paper stucks.

  • Anonymous Jul 16, 2008

    Same problem.

  • macla1 Aug 24, 2008

    Same problem ... how do you remove the 'gear'???

  • mzazo Oct 13, 2008

    The printer gears move for a few seconds, then stop and the red printer light blinds. It will not load paper from tray or manual feed.

  • goodkid21 Oct 20, 2008

    Same problem.


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I had the same problem with 2 of the 2070N printers. Solution was that the paper tray was setting to tight against the paper pushing it tight up to the front of the tray. Back the rear support up so there is maybe 1/16 inch clearance between the paper and the end of the tray. No more feed problems.

Posted on Nov 25, 2008

  • jercro Nov 25, 2008

    May be the same problem. If the paper is tight in the paper tray, it doesn't feed right. Make sure there is about a 1/16 inch gap between the paper and the front of the tray. Slid the rear clamp back to adjust the distance.


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Try cleaning the feed. you may have to remove the black gear with a spring on it temporarily to get the feed spun around... do not remove any pins from the gears these are timing, and as I fix copiers for a living, I have experience with timming.. it isn't for the novice, unless they understand the copier(printer)

cleaning feed is 90 percent of our jamming issues in the industry. You may also get ahold of brother solutions and get new feed and install them.. but brother didn't make this an easy chore. :P


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If you're running this printer over ethernet, try setting the ip address to static, then configure the driver to the same address, as well as ensuring that you're printing RAW to port 9100. Took me an hour to figure it out, but happily printing from multiple machines now.

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