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Why is my paper curling in my HL 5240. Does it have to do with me putting in a new (non refurb) Drum?

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Paper curling is usually due to paper that has absorbed too much moisture. Try a new **** of paper that is sealed and I would bet that the problem will disappear.

Posted on Mar 13, 2011

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How do I change the drum in my HL-5240


First check whether it is possible to buy a new drum for your model, if possible buy a new drum then remove the toner from your printer, separate the drum unit from the toner, if you check thoroughly the left and right sides of the drum unit how the drum has been fixed in to it you will be able to find the way remove drum from the unit, then replace the new drum and fix it. Don not tough the edge wiper blade, rotate the drum and check whether it rotating smoothly in both direction.

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Three or four repeating marks down the page means there will be a spot or smudge of toner on drum unit. Open the front hatch and remover the toner and drum assembly. Separate the toner and drum. Rotate the drum cylinder using the white gear at one end looking carefully at the surface of the cylinder as you turn it. Somewhere on the surface you will see one or more black specks. These need to be cleaned off using alcohol (preferably Iso-propanol but methylated spirit will do)on a cotton ball (or very soft cloth or tissue paper). Once you have found and cleaned off all specks you can re-assemble the toner and drum, put it back in the printer and run a test page. That should fix your problem.

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How do you replace the drum properly on a Brother HL-5240


Out with the old and in with the new, you remove the toner and drum together, remove the toner from the old drum by pressing the blue lever on the side, install the toner in the new drum, and re install in the printer. With the front door open press the go button til all lights flash and then close the door, the new drum is reset.

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Brother Laser HL-5240 has a status light and toner light. Fuser was replaced but no help.


that error usually indicates that the toner has reached its end of life
or the drum is not properly installed.

i had one person who put the toner in but threw the drum cartridge away.

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Sounds like you have a bad fuser assembly if the drum unit didn't solve the probelm.

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Brother HL 5240 printer: Drum light flashing


you need to replace drum cartridge, when you buy one back ,look new one then you'll find out where is the drum.

Dec 16, 2008 | Brother HL-5240 Laser Printer

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We have a Brother HL-5240 which is currently printing with long black smudges on the paper.


There is issue with toner drum change that drum (It's in blue or green colour). the second option is change the toner with new one.
Your issue will be fixed. If You can't change it. go to any printer repair or toner refiling shop they can replace the drum with new one. ~~~~~~~~~ Cyber kaka ~~~~~~~~~

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The drum light will flash on my brother HL-5240 Laser Printer when printing but it continues to print just fine. Does this mean the drum needs to be replaced?

Aug 07, 2008 | Office Equipment & Supplies

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Brother Hl 5240 printer- toner light on


1) Turn off printer
2)Turn back on
3) Remove Drum and Toner.
4)Press Go for 1 second(it appears to do nothing)
5)Put Drum and Toner back in.
6)Press Go for 1 second(it appears to do nothing)
7)Close door.
Try that

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