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Brother HL 2040 printer

How to change toner?

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  • winjon6825 Oct 23, 2008

    I don't know how to change the toner cartridge

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Visit this link, make sure you have Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. Go to page 59 for instructions on how to replace the toner.

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How do i change the toner on m my HL 2040 brother printer


How to Change a Toner Cart in a Brother HL 2040

The Brother HL 2040 laser printer has a toner cartridge that supplies toner to the drum assembly so that the printer can print properly. When the LED on the front of the printer indicates you are low on toner, you will need to replace the toner cartridge to maintain good print quality. Fortunately, the toner cartridge can be replaced without any special tools.

Instructions
Things You'll Need:

* Replacement toner cartridge (part number TN350 or TN360)
* Paper towel or scrap paper



Grasp the front cover of the printer and pull it toward you to open the toner door. Reach into the printer and grab the combined toner cartridge/drum assembly. Lift up slightly and pull it out of the front of the printer.

Place the cartridge and drum on a paper towel, spare sheet of paper, rag or other surface that can get dirty. Loose toner particles may spill from the cartridge.

Press the blue locking lever on the cartridge/drum unit to unlock the toner cartridge from the drum. Lift the toner cartridge up and away from the drum unit. Dispose of the old toner cartridge in accordance with your local regulations. Seal it in a plastic bag to keep loose toner from spilling.



Gently shake your new toner cartridge back and forth a few times to distribute the toner evenly across the width of the cartridge. Remove the plastic protective cover from the bottom of the cartridge.


Place the new toner cartridge onto the drum unit and press it down gently until it locks into place. The blue locking lever will automatically click into place. Verify that the toner cartridge is securely connected to the drum.


Locate the corona wire cleaner tab at the front of the drum unit. Slide it back and forth several times to improve the print quality of the drum. Set the tab back in the home position when finished.


Slide the combined toner cartridge/drum unit back into the printer and close the front cover.


Hope it helps...

Dec 02, 2010 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Brother HL 2040 prints extremely light and seems to smudge? Just changed out the tone cartridge and no change.


I'm not sure if the drum is going out or not. How many toners have you used? The drum is rated at 12,000 pages and the toner is supposed to yeild 2500 pages, so 4 or 5 toners ought to finish the drum. Did you clean the area around the drum? I don't think you're supposed to touch it, but I've never had to touch my 7240 in 4 years, except to change the toner.

The good news is the toner will fit in more than one Brother machine and the printers are inexpensive. It almost makes buying a new machine more economical than a drum :-}

The HL printer is Manufacturer Discontinued, the new ones use a 360 series drum and toner, and the MFC's (7220 etc.) are about $200 vs. $116 for the drum. Hmmm.

Might be time to upgrade.

Carl

Jan 08, 2010 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Please describe your Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer problem


Yep this will always happen if your just using a replacement toner. They will be depleted faster compared to the original Brother toner.

Make sure you replace your toner with the original Brother toner.

Aug 24, 2009 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Brother HL 2040 toner light flashing


Push the start buttom and hold for 30 sec.

Nov 26, 2008 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Brother HL 2040 won't print


Sounds like the toner cartridge is faulty. I would change the cartridge.

Nov 19, 2008 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Changing the toner on a brother HL-2040 in my office


It should be one unit??? look at the toner cartridge and look for a shiny cylinder that is the drum.

you can google brother hl2040 drum and click on images on the top right of google to see what it looks like

Aug 21, 2008 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Brother Printer HL-2040


1- either is out of toner
2-the shutter for the optics is staying closed
3-the gear that engages the toner/drum is not turning it

Aug 20, 2008 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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HL-2040 CHANGE TONER


Reset the drum counter by opening the front panel, then hold down the power button for about 5seconds until ALL the leds are on. Then realease the button and close the front panel. Your coutner will be resetted.

Dec 22, 2007 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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BROTHER HL-2040 LASER PRINTER- TONER LED INDICATOR STAYS ON AFTER I REFILLED THE TONER


Dont recomend refills causes too many problems, like you are experencing, put in a real brother toner should fix problem.

great link to explain of lights on panel

Dec 18, 2007 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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