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Red light is always on

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  • Bantha Fodde Aug 29, 2008

    I have this problem too. I pulled all the covers off the unit and I found some of the sensors and the plastic "switches" that attach to those sensors for the paper. I have also read what information that there is available in the manuals

  • ccakes Aug 30, 2008

    I changed the drum and now have the same red paper light flashing
    problem and it won't print. What is the deal? The drum was expensive! I've tried a different drum, tried changing the drum within the toner unit holder... tried everything without any success. I'm running it on a MAC with OS 10.3.9.. it shouldn't matter..... HELP

  • spicersp Sep 02, 2008

    I have the Brother HL-2070N and looks as if the paper can not be seen by the printer,the red light comes on the moment I start my print job,could it be that tha whhels is unable to pull paper in?

  • teris12 Sep 18, 2008

    I have the same problem with a Brother HL 2040, there is plenty of paper in the tray but the light flashes and I can't do anything. It should be the drum as the printer is quite new. I don't understand the comment about the drum and removing it. I need simple step by step instructions about what to do.

  • dudleydorigh Sep 24, 2008

    I had a paper jam, which I cleared. Now it won't print and the red light keeps flashing. Has a new toner and drum. Now what?


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F the Drum LED is still lit after replacing the drum unit, the Drum counter may not be reset.
Reset the Drum counter as follows:

  1. Open the front cover.
  2. Locate the control panel button under the LED lights on the left side.
  3. Press the control panel button until all lights are lit, then release it.
    The Drum counter is now reset.

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