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PAPER LIGHT BLINKING BUT FULL OF PAPER

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.

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  • Anonymous Jun 12, 2008

    paper tray full but wont print, red light flashing constantly, have tried turning off etc but no l;uck

  • Anonymous Jun 12, 2008

    paper tray full red light blinking will not print

  • Anonymous Jun 16, 2008

    Full of paper, no paper jam, did all the Brother trouble shooting suggestions and changed paper weight. Nothing works. Same problem on two different printers and different computers. ?????????????

  • Anonymous Jun 17, 2008

    Paper light blinking, full of paper, can't find a jam. Won't print - help!

  • mtf63 Jun 20, 2008

    turned power off and back on, took out paper tray, open front cover, held go button.

  • Anonymous Jun 29, 2008


    PAPER LIGHT BLINKING BUT FULL OF PAPER problem, plug unplug, choose printer as main printer

  • Ria kOMputer Oct 06, 2008

    anyone can solve the problem?

  • larryfawell Oct 10, 2008

    Paper pathway is clear, paper light blinking. I note the tray elevation mechanism (L.H.S. inside tray slot) is NOT lifting the feed up. Motor fail? Sensor?

  • most_foolish Oct 13, 2008

    Paper light keeps flashing. Full of paper, no paper jam, turned off and unplugged printer but still blinking. No documents waiting to print, doesn't print when i try to print a document. 

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It is a paper Jam. Opened everything up and I could not find it. Pulled the toner out and then seperated the toner from its frame and there was a small piece of paper in there.

Posted on Oct 11, 2008

Hi all,
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.
c how that works?

Posted on Jul 06, 2008

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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.

Posted on Jun 22, 2008

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Any one can solve the problem. TO Nadfar, Your solution is not matches with the problem. The paper wasn't in the printer.

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