It's almost like when I put the paper tray back in, it was kind of "hard" to slide,...didn't slide back easily...but it's back in place and full of paper, ..but won't print and light still blinking. I turned off / on / unplugged, checked for paper jams.
after you've done the routine steps, checking all the spots where paper might be jammed. Reconnect the printer and hold down the go button for around 10secs - it runs a diagnostic test.
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I had the same problem, and it turned out that there was paper stuck inside the printer. You have to open the front cover and take out the drum. If you go to the Brother website and download the latest drivers, there's a flash animation showing you how to do this, complete with a complete list of troubleshooting all the light indications.
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Paper light blinking could mean a few things on this machine.
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.
Try putting a piece of paper in the manual
feed tray which is right above the paper tray, sometimes on certain
documents the margins are too big and asks to go into the manual feed
Could be a few things: Try poking a small screwdriver in the bottom of the tray to manually lift the paper. If that works, you probably have a gear problem - see the post titled, "Status light is red and paper light blinking"
If that doesn't work, put some paper in the MP tray and test print (hit GO button 3x). If that works, you have a problem with the paper pickup and might require some parts (hard to find). Inside the drive unit (frame L) is a little circuit board (relay front PCB). As you try to print, check voltage on pins 1-2, it should cycle to activate a solenoid. If you get a voltage cycle, your solenoid is probably bad - if not, your relay front PCB is probably bad.
hi, i recently bought a second hand hl-5140 and when switched on had the fault you have described - on checking machine over i found a small piece of torn paper stuck in the paperpath. after clearing, the printer worked fine.check over for paper again as mine was only a very small peice. hope this has been of help. pete
pull cassette out and look inside the cassette bay on the left side. there is a white gear that lifts up your paper. that might have come unseated. make sure its seated in right by pushing it back in. last but not least, make sure you don't have your rear paper stopper in cassette pushing paper too hard against the front of cassette preventing paper from raising up.
make sure the rear part of your paper tray is not pressed too tightly against rear of paper. it will prevent the paper from raising up fully to the feed roller. you can also try cleaning the feed roller if that doesn't do it.
If you have an adjustable paper tray, make sure that the tray is set for the right size paper. Also, you may have some type of sensor in or around the printer tray that tells the computer when the paper tray is empty. Sometimes these sensors get stuck and you have to free them up (very gentley).
1. Verify the following:
* There is sufficient paper in the paper tray (at least ten sheets).
* The paper tray is not overly full.
* The paper stack is touching the back of the paper tray.
2. Slide the paper guides so they fit firmly against the edges of the paper.
3. Press the Resume button to continue printing.
good luck :-)