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HL-2040 Laser Printer Problem

Connect to my labtop by usb port.
Turn it on

Ready and Paper lights flash and stay flashing for ever.

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Hmmm...unplug from computer..and then try a test page on the printer solo

Posted on Jun 21, 2008

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I have a Brother HL - 2040 printer. It has been turned off. Having switched it back on I now have the Toner, drum and paper lamps on and it hasn't warmed up. Does this mean I need to purchase a new...


If all the LED's are flashing and continue to flash for more than 10 minutes with the unit powered up, it needs to be serviced or replaced. (That is toner, drum, paper and the Ready light all blinking -> critical error found in self-test.) If the Ready light is off and the rest of the lights are steady, the toner is out, the corona wire needs cleaning and the paper tray either is empty or not picking up the paper.

See http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faq/000000/000100/000070/faq000170_005.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=hl2040_all&Cat=11 for details on the errors and solutions.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

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When I turn on the printer the light paper flashes


The paper light flashing because there is some paper inside the printer. Open the front cover and remove the cartridge and look inside for the jammed paper. Remove the jammed paper and insert the cartridge , closed the front cover and switch on the printer.
It will help you to solve the problem.

Jul 22, 2010 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Won't print. blinking red paper light flashing


This usually means your printer is out of paper or there is a paper jam somewhere.

Mar 25, 2009 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Won't feed paper


It has toner? if not replace new one. If it has toner then try to remove the catridge and place it again. This might help you.

Mar 02, 2009 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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Printer adds gray tint to paper surface


Normal 0 Could have a corrupt driver.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and when the CD software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

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Hl 2040 laser printer


Check for a piece of paper caught in the fuser section. Sometimes a small piece will wedge itself in. Vacuum out any residual toner that may be in the paper path.

Dec 01, 2008 | Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer

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All LEDs are flashing


If you hold the two buttons down, this will give you a secondary error code which will tell you the exact error. All lights flashing is a service error.

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Try send one paper manually, then it will pick up paper from the try automatically.

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