I have two Brother HL-5140 printers that have the same problem. They won't print anything from the computer via the usb or parrallel cable. They will print a test page using the control panel on the printer, but not through the controls on the brothers control program on the computer. Neither printer has any yellow or red lights. Both printers were used about twice a week for two years when they quit working. The computer recognizes the printers when attached through a usb cable, but nothing prints. Another Brother HL-5140 attached to the computer works fine.
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Re: Won't print from usb or parrallel cable
Well what yu need to do is if the printeris printing a test page then the hardware is fine,its a concern with the drivers on the computer,just get it uninsatlled from the control panel>printers.Then restart the computer and try a plug and play.It should work
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On the HL-5140, you can print out a config page which will show the page count on it by pressing down the Go button (the blue button). Hold it for a few seconds, until the config page starts to print out.
No, the USB cable is sufficient. Besides, you may not have a parallel port on the printer. You should install the drivers compatible with your Operating System. Usually you receive a CD-ROM containing the software you need to install. When you run the application it will normally install the relevant drivers.
If you have lost the CD-ROM just go to Brother Solutions Center (Google it). On the Map click/Select your region and enter the regional site. From the instructions. Download the software and install it on the computer before connecting the printer to the computer.
If you have several printers installed on the computer, You must select the one physically attached to the computer as the Default printer. If not, you will have to select the printer each time you print something.
There is some paper jam inside the printer .Please remove the cartridge and look inside the printer for paper jam. If paper jam is there , remove the paper . I hope it will help to solve the printer problem.
Replace the paper pcik-up rolly assembly. MAKE SURE TO get a good look at how the existing one is installed before removing it. It needs a little tweeking to get the new one in and everything lined up correctly.
Also replace the separation page on the paper tray itself.
Look for part number PF-1 Kit or OEM PART #:LJ7920001
The only diagrams I could find on-line of the inside of the printer I found by searching for "brother pl-prn067". Look at pages 8-9.