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Toner i have a problem with our Brother HL 2140. it keeps tellin us that the toner is low and it stops printing however.when we put in a new toner. it still doesnt fix the problem hte toner light still stays on..

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  • bgraham Jun 30, 2008

    thank you for your advice

  • warpcore Jul 15, 2008

    Same as above and also pops up message on screen to clean the corona wire. Cleaning the wire does not help. Replacing with new drum and toner does not help.

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Trick the thing. Put a piece of black electrical tape on the "eye". (Take cartridge out, on right side there's a small clear hole). Worked for me!

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You need to do a master reset on the unit:
1 - Turn off printer
2 - Open the front slot
3 - Turn on Printer While holding the White plastic button on the left until all the lights turn on then release.
4 - Final step press or tap the white button 6 times
allow for printer to reset itself and Wala!!!
Enjoy!!

Posted on Oct 21, 2008

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I HAVE A BROTHER 2140 LASER PRINTER AND THE TONER LIGHT CAME ON TODAY. IT WONT PRINT


If the toner light came on you need to replace the toner cartridge with a new one. You can try to take out your current toner and shake it a bit and put it back into the printer. That may get you some more time before the light comes on again but I don't suggest doing this. Bottom line is that you need to buy new toner.

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Sep 07, 2011 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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Resetting Blinking Toner Light HL-2140


Here is the procedure for resetting the Toner flashing light on Brother HL-2140 (sources for other answers here and self testing - specific to HL-2140)
  • Open the front cover and leave open.
  • Turn the printer off.
  • Hold the "white button" while turning the printer on. (All panel lights should be on.)
  • Release the "white button".
  • Press the "white button" 2 times (Pause, wait for all lights to come on.)
  • Press the "white button" 5 times. (All lights to come on again, then go out.)
  • Cancel "maintenance driver" install, if prompted
  • Close cover.
  • Power cycle printer.
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This will:
  • reset the toner light (stop blinking)
  • restore the printing darkness (when toner light flashes, printer prints lighter to save toner)
  • keeps the printed page counts and drum life info

on Mar 06, 2011 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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Brother HL-2140 does not print even if toner is full


In the Brother HL-2140 printer, it shows the Toner led light is on. Even if there is plenty of toner on the cartridge. It just wont print anything after initiating a print job since the toner light is on.Here is a trick on what you need to do:

1. Turn off the Brother HL-2140 printer.
2. Open the front access door to take out the toner from the carriage.
3. Notice that on both sides of the toner, you will see a small hole which is most probably the sensor.
4. What you do is to cover the sensor holes with masking tape and color the tape with black marker. Or, you can also use an electrical tape to cover them.
5. Shake the toner so that the ink inside will redistribute evenly.
6. Return the toner to the carriage and try to initiate a print again.

That's it!

on Jan 13, 2010 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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My Brother HL2140 printer was running fine and all of a sudden the toner light is on and it stopped printing. Just yesterday when i printed out the status for the drum and toner it showed more than 80 %...


636 is a lot of pages and depends on the toner coverage you may need to replace the toner.. 80 - 75% (is that used is remaining ??) any way check your waste toner basket first (see you manual for instructions) chances are its filled and needs cleaning or replacing (see your manual for instructions) If its fine then change your toner .. If you have the demo toner (toner shipped with machine) these contain less toner than a new cartridge and will finish faster ...

Jul 26, 2010 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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Printer not printing documents HL-2140 model


when the toner light is on this means the toner cartridge is empty and ned to be replaced. After its replaced it will start working normally again.

Jun 02, 2010 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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I have a new Hl 2140 and haven´t printed more than 100 copys but now the toner light is on and the printer refuses to print


Tip the toner cartridge from end to end to redistribute the toner. You will get more mileage out of it, if it is simply a low toner issue.

Apr 21, 2010 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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HL 2140 does not print


Hi,

This is a common problem to your brother printer model 2140. You need to turn off your printer and take out the toner. Look for the side and you will see a small hole on both sides. This is the sensor. You need to cover it with electrical tape.

Here is a detailed video on how to do it:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hPCGZZIdXyM

Good luck and hope this helps you.

Sep 30, 2009 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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Brother 2140 toner light on, won't even try to print.


To get every bit of toner powder out of the cartridge, first remove the toner unit from the drum assembly. Second, find the little circular window on the right-side of the toner cartridge. Third, place a piece of black electrical tape over the clear window, cannot be clear tape. Fourth, re-install the toner cartridge into the drum assembly. Last, put the complete unit back into your printer. This worked for me.

Apr 05, 2009 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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Brother HL 2140: Toner ledlight lit, stopped printing. Cleaned Coronary Wire. Toner Cartridge new - 2 weeks old.


Hi Adsl34xg,
The cartridge that comes with the printer (or starter cartridge) has a yield of 1,000 pages @ 5% coverage. It probably really has run out of toner. Replace with a new cartridge to see if you can print. A replacement cartridge should give you 2,500 pages @ 5% coverage.

Dec 17, 2008 | Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

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