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HL-2140 spits out paper with no printing until it is empty

Good day!! did you ever try to replace the toner of the unit? if not please try to replace the toner maybe the problem is in the toner. please reply to help you more.
12/26/2021 9:35:37 PM • Brother HL 2140... • Answered on Dec 26, 2021

How to turn off a


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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11/14/2021 6:35:26 AM • Brother HL 2140... • Answered on Nov 14, 2021

I have brother Printer HL


printer becomes offline if it is turn off or the pc not recognized the printer.

solution: check the cable printer, transfer cable printer port to another port in your computer, if the problem still occurs re-install the printer driver.

thank you
2/11/2021 7:15:52 PM • Brother HL 2140... • Answered on Feb 11, 2021

Corona wire AND MORE SPAM 1-800-975-0148

I was getting the clean the corona wire problem message even after repeated cleanings.  Before this problem occured the toner light was flashing warning of low toner. When I got the clean the wire pop up the toner light was on all the time indicating the toner was depleated.  So, I thought I would try replacing the toner cartridge and see what happened. I opened the new toner box and noticed on the foil packege specific instructions to clean the corona wire when installing the new toner.  I installed the new toner and cleaned the wire one more time. I then reinstalled the drum and toner assembly into the printer and the clean the corona wire message did not come up again.  The printer now works fine. 
2/11/2021 5:53:12 AM • Brother HL 2140... • Answered on Feb 11, 2021

Brother 2140 Printer Problem

It is most likly not linked to word. Word is likly sending the prints to the wrong, obsloete or wrong copy of the printer.
When printing check to see where the doc is being sent to print.
Then go to printers to see which printer is your 2140 active and ofcourse do a test print. If the test print is good this is the correct link to your printer.
8/1/2019 10:49:26 AM • Brother HL 2140... • Answered on Aug 01, 2019

I recently installed the Brother

Set your new HL-2140 as the default printer. Go to Control Panel, Click Printers and Scanners tab, and set your Brother HL-2140 as your default printer. You may have other printer as the default printer currently. Check your connections again. Connect it to another USB port as the current port might not be responding due to connection contact problem.
7/30/2019 12:19:11 PM • Brother HL 2140... • Answered on Jul 30, 2019

I plugged it into 220V outlet and Brother HL 2140

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.

4/1/2018 6:21:04 PM • Brother HL 2140... • Answered on Apr 01, 2018


hi i have brother hl2140 laser printer but all light are blinking give solution how to solve this
1/20/2018 10:12:35 AM • Brother HL 2140... • Answered on Jan 20, 2018

My machine is a Brother HL-2140 laser printer and

Please try to remove the program for a brother and then desconnect the cable, Turn on the printer and try enter in menu to print a test if that is working try to connect the cable in the printer and add the program of the brother in your computer.
8/19/2017 11:17:30 PM • Brother HL 2140... • Answered on Aug 19, 2017

Printer is on but will not print.

Hello ,

First, please make sure there is no error message displayed on the LCD screen of the printer

Now we will check the status of your printer in the printers menu in the control panel.
The printer’s status should be set to “ready”
If the printer is “paused” simply clear the print queue, right click on the printer and select “resume printing”.

If the printer says “offline”, follow these steps.
  1. Clear the printer queue
  2. Shut down the computer
  3. Unplug the USB cable from your computer and your printer
  4. Unplug the power cable from the printer and wait 15 seconds
  5. Plug the USB cable back into the printer and the computer.
  6. Plug the printer’s power cable back in.
  7. Turn your computer back on.

Your printer status should be back to ready now and you are able to print.


4/26/2017 9:45:49 AM • Brother HL 2140... • Answered on Apr 26, 2017

Missing text on page when printing from on line document using Brother HL-2140 laser printer

Use the setting that says "Fit to page" in the printer options menu.
11/10/2016 11:31:24 PM • Brother HL 2140... • Answered on Nov 10, 2016

Where does long silver metal bar belong?

Clips into the bottom of the drum unit.
10/13/2016 11:59:27 PM • Brother HL 2140... • Answered on Oct 13, 2016

How or what needs to be cleaned, to remove an equal distant mark on center of the page every 76mm (3 inches).

Remove the drum unit and toner from the printer. Separate the toner from the drum. Look at the surface of the drum, rotating using the drive sprocket at one end. Look for a mark or foreign material on the surface of the drum in the same position as it is on the printed page. If you find anything, use a clean, dry kleenex tissue folded into a pad to carefully remove the mark and clean the drum. The 3 inches corresponds to the distance around the drum as it rolls down the page. If the mark cannot be removed, the drum should be replaced, it is a consumable that wears out in any case.
10/13/2016 10:59:29 PM • Brother HL 2140... • Answered on Oct 13, 2016

What does it mean when i get the error message

you need to turn it on, Go, . START>>RUN>>services.msc enter. When the services screen comes up, scroll down until you find the "Print Spooler" Enable it, Start it, and set to Automatic, reboot, ya good to go.
8/17/2016 6:06:43 PM • Brother HL 2140... • Answered on Aug 17, 2016
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