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Brother hl-2030 toner,drum,paper and ready led lights are all flashing this is a new unit

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  • blue1970 Oct 15, 2008

    Printer was working fine, then had a paper jam, and since clearing all the lights have come on and stayed on. I have rebooted the printer, but no joy.

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Hi from what i have read on the internet and past experience with these printers (our company has 20 -30 of them) the fault is within the printer and requires a service call from brother.

if its still under warrenty i would suggest taking it back for a replacement if that is not possible but its still under warranty ring up brother in your country and get them to send out an engineer. we have just had another one of our printers start doing this after some routine maintance (we simply used compressed air cans to clean out any "rubbish where the toner / drum assembly goes) after that the printer is now flashing all 4 lights.

sorry i cannot be more positive about the problem but as mentioned its a fault within the printer that requires an engineer.

Posted on Dec 04, 2008

  • Kritiaan Davies Dec 04, 2008

    just as an update to this here is the official brother FAQ and troubleshooting website with a reference to the lights on the printer. sorry i was looking for this when i posted the article.

    http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC...


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