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Wont print or only few pages

My brother hl-2040 is about two years old, it worked fine up till now, first i thought there's no connection to the computer so i tried turning it off and on again etc.. restart... resetting, reinstalling etc... the green "ready" light goes off if i turn the printer on but it wont stay, if been fiddling and i sometimes manage to print a few pages but then the printer stops again. i wonder if the printer heats up to much or why this happens? i need to print my scripts :-(

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Sounds like a Mpcb malfunction.(expensive now its out of warrenty) you can replace the printer with what the repair
would cost you.

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