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Brother printer HL 2140. error light and drum light flashing (following a paper jam) have just replaced the drum and new toner cartridge but still get error message.All covers are closed Ok>

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SOURCE: brother hl 5140 drum light comes on then off every 4

With the front cover open, press and hold down Go button until all 4 LEDs are lit. Once all 4 LEDs are lit, release the go button, then close the front cover.

This will reset the drum counter.

Posted on Mar 27, 2010

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SOURCE: Brother printer HL 5250 DN.

Brother Drum Reset Instructions


The Drum LED continues to blink if the drum counter was not reset when you replaced the drum. To reset the drum follow the instructions below:
Press the cover release button and then open the front cover of the printer.


Press and hold down Go button until all 4 LEDs are lit. Once all 4 LEDs are lit, release the Go button.

Close the front cover.
Make sure that the Drum LED is now off.
Reset the drum counter only when you replaced the drum unit with a new one.

Posted on Dec 08, 2008

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SOURCE: Paper jam in Brother HL-2140 printer

I have the same problem - try what it says at this link. http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faq/000000/000000/000026/faq000026_015.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=hl2140_all

Posted on Mar 18, 2009

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SOURCE: 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.

Posted on Sep 30, 2009

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SOURCE: why does the drum light blink on my brother

The blinking indicates that the drum unit is near the end of it's life. It will shut down soon and you will lose the ability to print until it is changed or reset.
To reset the drum counter. Press and hold down the white button (shown as blue in the image below) for about 4 seconds until all the LEDs light up. Once all 4 LEDs are lit, release the button.
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Posted on Nov 18, 2009

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After paper jam cleared HL-2140- printer continues to flash error error error------- What is solution


Be sure the front door is closed and that the fuser door is closed. Also be sure none of the sensor flags are stuck down. Also try pressing the Go button to see if the error clears.

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How do I access and change out the toner cartridge? (brother HL-2140 printer)


1 Turn your Brother HL-2140 laser printer on.
2 Open the front cover by pulling the top latch toward you.
3 Pull the printer drum unit toward you. Put it on the clean, blank sheet of paper.
4 Push the green lever on the drum assembly down.
5 Remove the empty toner cartridge from the drum unit.
6 Shake your replacement toner cartridge gently to evenly distribute the toner inside.
7 Put the new toner into the drum unit and slide the unit back into your Brother HL-2140 printer. Close the top cover.
See also Brother user manual for this model at: http://www.brother-usa.com/ModelDocuments/Consumer/Users%20Manual/UM_HL_2140_2170W_EN_1160.PDF

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How could i fix paper jam on Brother HL-2140 Laser Printer?


One of the main causes for paper jams is the presence of dirt, dust, or debris in your toner cartridge. The paper coming into the cartridge would get stuck. So clean your printer regularly. Remove the dust from the printer. Also find out whether any jams occurred in the sensor hole in the upper part of the rotating drum. Do not touch the roller while cleaning. If the oil in your body gets into the roller, the printing media cannot roll over it properly and you can't get rid of the printer problem.

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I simply have the error light on my brother 2140 printer. I have pulled out the drum and toner. I have cleaned the corona wire. I don't have a paper jam.


  1. Open the front like you are going to pull out the toner.
  2. With the door open push and hold the button the on the left side that the blue button normally pushes when closed.
  3. Release after 30 seconds. this will reset the drum.

Hope this helps. Happy Printing :)

Dec 30, 2010 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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I have a couple Brother Printers HL-1435 that are in alarm status and will not print. The Drum light will flash, and then the Drum, Ready, Alarm and Data lights all flash at the same time. How can...


Hello,

This could mean one two things.

* The toner cartridge is nearly empty.
* You have a paper jam.

To replace toner cartridge:
Click this link to go to the Brother site where it will show proceddure with illustrations how to change the toner cartridge.

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faq/000000/000000/000065/faq000065_011.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=hl1435_us&Cat=7


To clear a paper jam:
Go to this link for procedure. It also has illustrations to assist you.

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faq/000000/000000/000026/faq000026_005.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=hl1435_us&Cat=113

I hope this helps.


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My Brother HL-2140 Went out in a storm. All three lights just keep blinking no matter what I do. Held down on the blue light button a number of time, restarted computer, turned off printer, reloaded ink...


You can find the usre's manual here:

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/doc/manual_index.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=hl2140_all&dlid=&flang=English&type2=-1
1) If the LARGE BLUE BUTTON is blinking:
Data remaining in memory
There is remaining print data in the printer memory. If the Ready LED is blinking for
a long time and nothing has printed, press the Go button to print the remaining data
in the memory.
2) If the TONER LED is blinking:
Toner low
Indicates that the toner cartridge is nearly empty. Buy a new toner cartridge and have
it ready for when Toner life end is indicated.
The Toner LED will turn on for 2 seconds and off for 3 seconds.
3) If the DRUM LED is blinking:
Drum life end soon
The drum unit is near the end of its life. We recommend that you get a new drum unit
to replace the current one. See Replacing the drum unit on page 69.
The Drum LED will turn on for 2 seconds and off for 3 seconds.
4) If the RED ERROR LED is blinking:
Front cover is open
Close the front cover of the printer.
Fuser cover is open
Close the fuser cover located behind the back cover of the printer.
Paper jam
Clear the paper jam. See Paper jams and how to clear them on page 85. If the printer
does not start printing, press the Go button.
Memory full
The printer memory is full and the printer cannot print full pages of a document.
Print overrun
A print overrun occurred and the printer cannot print full pages of a document.

Mar 26, 2010 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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My HL-2140 brother laser printer is flashing a red error


1>If the toner lite is blinking , it's mean the toner life near to end. In these case please replace the toner cartridge.
2>f the drum lite is blinking , it's mean the drum life near to end. In these case please replace the drum.
I hope it will help to solve your printer problem.

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Have a BROTHER HL2140. Paper jam: Can't remove drum unit & toner cartridge: Help


Solved by opening the front and removed paper: not required to remove cartridge. Info on Problems with Printers. Thank You

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Brother HL-2140 Error light is flashing


Try to unplug the power from the print, wait 1 minute then plug back in.

This may remove the error.

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