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My Brother HL 2140 laser printer is plugged in but will not power on. I've tried plugging it in to other outlets with no luck. Help!

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Hi there!
First make sure that the printer is connected securely from the power outlet to the rear of of the machine. And press the on/off switch on the right side of the printer. The blue light/ go button should lit up.
Hope this helps. Rate if it works. Thanks

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Following a power cut, my HL2142 has all lights flashing. Can't fix it. Help.

A power surge most likely damaged your printer. Printers are a cheap item and getting it repaired would most likely not a cost effective solution.
To prevent power surge problem you need to connect all your computer equipment and printer to a power board with a built-in surge protection then plug this power board into the mains outlet.

Nov 30, 2012 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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I am trying to hook a Brother HL-2140 laser printer to a dell computer. I am unable to print since I've recently hook up the new computer. I hooked everything up like how it was on the old...

Re boot the computer with ,( wired or wireless printer?), the printer cable in the USB port in the laptop/desktop, the windows version you have will ID the device and try to load a driver, or Go to printer in the start menu and ADD a PRINTER the software will search for the attached printer. OR use the software that came with the printer, load into the Dell and follow the instructions.

Nov 10, 2012 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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All LED lights flashing on Brother HL-2140, how do you clear it?

Your printer needs servicing due to a fault on its electronics. This is due to a power surge or spikes cause by an abnormality in your power distribution system or your power transmission/distribution lines might have been struck by a lightning during a storm and its breakers have failed to cut the power.

As a precautionary measure, always plug electronic devices on surge protectors.

Send your printer to your nearest Brother Service Centers.

Jan 19, 2012 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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How to turn off a brother printer HL-2140. Simply use the power switch?


Sure a power switch shut off will not hurt anything but save you on eletric bills. Shoot you could even pull the plug and still get away with nothing happening but if you do not plug it back in then you know what happends then? You just dont print. So sure power button will put you in some great ECOLogistics thats for sure.

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Aug 17, 2011 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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I plugged it into 220V outlet and Brother HL 2140 only accepted 110-120V. Is there a fuse somewhere I can access and replace? THank you.

hi. I had the same problem and to fix it you need to take printers right-side cover off. Underneath you'll find a Power Supply Board - hidden under metal cover. Take it out and disconnect two cables from it. Now, I had to replace an fuse 125V 4A and varistor E241AD 83P on the Power Supply Board in mine HL-2140. It works fine now.

Note: I could not find the exact replacements in electronic store so I used:

- fuse: 250V 4A

- varistor: FNR 10K241 (241 is the important number)

Hope it helps.

Oct 28, 2010 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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This may sound REALLY stupid do you switch off the printer instead of using the main switch on the side of the printer? (I'm using HL 2142 Brother Laser Printer)

I plug my printer into a power strip that has its own switch. This saves on having to reach around the printer to get to the regular switch.

Aug 03, 2010 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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Brand new brother HL-2140 get service call error (all lights flashing for more than 10 minutes). First time to setup. Don't know how to proceed.

You should have a manual with your new printer, please read it before doing anything with your printer. I'll try my best to show you how to set it up properly for the first time. Make sure to plug the right cable at the right place. There should be 2 basic cable for your printer to work properly; the power cord and the USB cord. Power cord is thicker than the USB cord (black). One end goes to the printer and the other to the power outlet. The USB cable is the data cable of your printer (white/transparent). One end should go to the printer and the other to the PC. First, plug the other end of the USB cable to the printer and the other end to the PC. Next, plug in the power cable to the printer going to the power outlet. Press the power button and you can now use the CD that came with the printer to install the driver. If the lights still persist, then check the toner and the tray. It should be properly fitted inside. Also check the paper, there could be a paper stuck inside.
Hope this helps . . .

Nov 08, 2009 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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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.

Sep 26, 2009 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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I did throw a Brother HL-2140 in the garbage because I thought it was the printer's fault that I couldn't connect it to my PC. Then I bought a new one, same one, and I still cannot get it to install. I...

I had a similar problem with my HL-2142, but it worked after I tried the following solution.

Go to the Brother Solution Centre: CLICK HERE

Follow the on-screen instructions. Basically, it teaches you to search for the required file in the CD.

Good luck.

Feb 28, 2009 | Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer

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