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How do you replace a pick up roller on a brother HL 2040. I bought the part.

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The pick up roller is in the paper tray. It is the roller in the middle front of the tray. Usually, you press the roller to one side and it will pop out. Install the new one doing the reverse. There is a seperation pad that may need cleaning, too. Rub it with a damp cloth.

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Thanks, Joe

Posted on Nov 11, 2010

  • Bill1749 Jan 30, 2011

    I purchased the sparation roller and pick up roller, they came connected as a unit. The separation roller is what is connected to the printer. One side of the separation roller is held in place by a black metal clip which you can push back which frees up the one side. The other end of the separation roller fits on a round metal shaft of which there doesn't seem to be any play in to slide it off of.
    Any advise would be appreciated

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    JDTec Jan 30, 2011

    I do not have the manual for your unit. But the 4000 series manual shows the seperation pad and roller as one unit. Usually rollers have notches which allow them to slide off easily. If I find the correct manual I will point you to it with a link.



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