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Hl 2040 brother hl-2040 after refelling tonner empty light is on and can not take a print

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You must have refilled the first (starter) cartridge or didn't reset the toner reset lever. There is a reset lever on the left side edge of the cartridge. Look at the left end of the cartidge (not the fill cap end) for a round white gear end and a white lever in a hal moon shaped slot. If you can see only the round white gear and the hlf moon is emty of a white lever, it's a non-restting starter. If you have two white spots we will be addressing the one in the half moon slot. The used cartidge will have the lever at the "3 O'clock" position. To reset the cartridge as new you must remove the two screws on that end cap and move the lever to the "11 O'clock" position. Put the scews back in and reinstall in the printer. The sweeper lever will turn in the machine and reset the toner count.

***Important For Brothers**

Make sure when refilling that ALL WASTE TONER is completely cleaned out of the cartridge before adding new toner to it. Brother re-uses its old waste toner and over time the toner hopper gets contaminated with paper dust and too much old toner inside causing them to fail. It you just add toner to the cartridge without thoughly cleaning out, you will soon have a bad cartridge again. You'll see it when dumping out the old as white specks in the toner. That's actually contamination from paper dust and talc from the paper.

Hope that helps you.

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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