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Brother HL1230 The Alarm and Data lights are on and can not print

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  • pgalatis86 Jul 26, 2008

    Same problem! what's wrong?!?

  • Anonymous Aug 20, 2008

    All 4 lites are flashing .

    Drum

    ready

    alarm

    Data

  • paski Dec 02, 2008

    data and alarm lights are on and I cannot print. What to do? I have Vista system .

  • fishlvr1989 Apr 23, 2009

    Data and Alarm lights are solid. Pages will not print.

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Replace the toner cartridge

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When I turn on the printer, the data and alarm lights come on. There is nothing in the printer que. I have power cycled the printer. I was trying to print a pdf file.


From the Service manual:

Toner low: The Data and Alarm LEDs blink once every five seconds.
Toner empty: The Data and Alarm LEDs blink once every second.

Alarm & Data LEDs are ON: Toner empty


If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it and give a testimonial for my response

Thanks, Joe

Feb 11, 2011 | Brother HL 1240 Printer

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Printer Won't Print


Follow the link below for what the lights on the machine mean. I know that if your alarm and data light are on it means the toner is empty, and you wont be able to print, you would need to replace the toner cartridge, please follow the link below.

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/ca/en/faq/faq/000000/000100/000070/faq000170_012.html?reg=us&c=ca&lang=en&prod=hl1440_all

Apr 17, 2010 | Brother HL 1440 Laser Printer

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My Brother HL1230 printer prints with whole lines of text missing several times on a page and gets worse by missing more lines if printing several pages. It has a new toner cartridge. How can I sort this...


I have a brother MFC 3240C. My Black ink stopped printing(initially printed horizontal faded lines and gradually got worse), the other colors were printing fine. I tried cleaning numerous time( 50 -100 times over 1-2 weeks ). Still no improvement. The way I print now is:
1. I go to Printer Properties
2. Change Media type from "Plain Paper" to "Inkjet Paper".
3. Change Quality to "Photo".

This takes a long time to print 1-2 minutes per page. However, this works for me since this is my Home printer and use it for printing only few pages here are there.

Good Luck
RK

Jan 28, 2010 | Brother HL 1230 Laser Printer

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Will not print anything..Stpped in the middle of 6 page job (after 4 pages) ..Solid red alarm light on, yellow data light, on. Will not even print test page


Your toner cartridge is empty. Time to replace it.

If you look at your manual for error codes or on the brother website they will show what what the various blinky lights are telling you.

Oct 23, 2009 | Brother HL 1440 Laser Printer

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Ready light doesn't stay lit, alarm light is red


Because I was getting gray shading on my pages and data was still being printing, I decided to change the toner cartridge. Now the pages are clean and white and all the lights function properly. Most cartridges that are running on empty don't print any data at all or at least print the data at the top of the page and gradually gets fainter sp? on the page. Who would have thought just by changing the cartridge would solve the problem? So glad that's all it was........wasn't excited about having to buy a new printer.

Jul 22, 2009 | Brother HL 1440 Laser Printer

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Drum light on Ready light on Alarm light on Data light on


Alarm and Data lights on together is from low toner. If shaking of the toner cartridge is not helping, change the toner.
Drum light is usually on because of the print counter. If the print quality goes really bad, change the drum and reset the counter by holding the front button wile the front cover is open till all lights come on. Release the button and close the cover.
If just Data light is on, check the print ques, some jobs might got stuck there.

Apr 28, 2008 | Brother Printers & Copiers

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Printer won't print


According to the operation manual: If alarm light and data light blink every 5 seconds- TONER LOW (purchase more toner and have it ready when the 'toner empty' is indicated). If alarm light and data light stay lit- TONER EMPTY (replace toner cartrige with new one).

Apr 21, 2008 | Brother HL 1440 Laser Printer

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Brother HL-1440


(blinking every 5 seconds) Toner Low Indicates that the toner cartridge is nearly empty. Purchase a new toner and have it ready for when Toner Empty is indicated. (solid) Toner Empty Replace the toner cartridge with a new one. User's Manual is available at the following location: http://www.brother-usa.com/Data/Documentation/Printer/User/UM_HL1440_1450_1470N.pdf Hope this helps.

Aug 22, 2007 | Brother HL 1440 Laser Printer

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