Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer - Answered Questions & Fixed issues

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.

Brother HL 2140... | Answered on Aug 01, 2019 | 643 views

hi i have brother hl2140 laser printer but all light are blinking
give solution how to solve this

Brother HL 2140... | Answered on Jan 20, 2018 | 619 views

Use the setting that says "Fit to page" in the printer options menu.

Brother HL 2140... | Answered on Nov 10, 2016 | 48 views

Clips into the bottom of the drum unit.

Brother HL 2140... | Answered on Oct 13, 2016 | 166 views

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.

Brother HL 2140... | Answered on Oct 13, 2016 | 52 views

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.

Brother HL 2140... | Answered on Aug 17, 2016 | 136 views

This really works.

Brother HL 2140... | Answered on Mar 10, 2016 | 586 views

Hi Nacardi,
Could be bad toner (toner sitting on shelf for too long). Or the drum could have been over exposed. The drum is light sensitive.


Brother HL 2140... | Answered on Mar 03, 2016 | 495 views

See this website for assitance. Brother HL 2140 Drum Unit Reset Instructions

Brother HL 2140... | Answered on Aug 14, 2015 | 60 views

Be sure the front door is closed and that the fuser door is closed. Also be sure none of the sensor flags are stuck down. Also try pressing the Go button to see if the error clears.

Brother HL 2140... | Answered on Apr 25, 2015 | 287 views

It could be a problem with the drum, or more likely the toner cartridge and drum unit are not sitting firmly. If the assembly moves the image transfer will be interupted. Take out the drum and toner, and examine for any loose or damaged moldings. Also examine the surface of the toner cartridge for lines that would indicate the unit is "fluttering". It also occurs that you may be referring to the bottom of the page being cut off - in which case check your paper size setting is correct (i.e. A4 or letter).

Brother HL 2140... | Answered on Feb 22, 2015 | 92 views

Hi, I have the same printer as you. My background is in the development, design and manufacturing of printers. while i didn't have the opportunity of designing the toner system, I do know that doing anything with the corna wire requires that you never touch the wire with your bare hands.Replace the corna wire requires special tools to set the tightness keeping clean in the process. Unfortunately by the time you spend to replace the wire, it would be easier to buy a replacement drum. there are some reasonable cost rebuilt drums sub systems. look on ebay to find them.

Brother HL 2140... | Answered on Feb 04, 2015 | 137 views

This will be the Corona Wire on the drum has broken. Replace the Corona Wire if you are technically minded or replace the drum unit if you are not.

Brother HL 2140... | Answered on Jan 11, 2015 | 117 views

Where is the page stuck.

If it is stuck feeding into the machine you can remove the paper tray and pull the page down.
If it is stuck after feeding partway through the drum unit you have to pull the drum and toner unit out and pull the page out of that.
if it is stuck partway out of the machine open the back of the machine and pull the page free from the fuser and paper output tray.

If for any reason the page tears make sure you have all the pieces out of the machine. Do this by reassembling the page on the desk to see that it has all the parts to complete the page.

Brother HL 2140... | Answered on Sep 10, 2014 | 60 views

The error light indicates something is wrong with the machine. The error light in combination with another light indicated that the problem lies with that item.
If there is an issue with a job not being able to be printed you can press the go button to allow it to continue (Normally happens if you send a job to the printer using paper other than what the printer has in it)

Brother HL 2140... | Answered on Aug 31, 2014 | 216 views

If you just changed the toner and it will not print, then the clue is the cartridge being defective. Make sure all the shipping tape and ribbons are removed and retry.

Brother HL 2140... | Answered on Aug 02, 2014 | 54 views

This is not any issue with my machine. Take it back to the supplier and get it looked at. Under warranty I hope. Henry

Brother HL 2140... | Answered on Jul 02, 2014 | 54 views

Three possibles for this.
1 A faulty cartridge dropping toner on the paper as it passes through the drum. - remove the toner cartridge and look for lots of loose toner in the drum.
2 The drum cylinder is dirty and needs to be cleaned with alcohol and a cotton ball. Toner can build up on the drum cylinder and also the cleaning brush inside the drum assembly. These would need to be cleaned - or replace the drum. And 3 progressively either or both of the above two may have lead to a build up of toner on the fuser at the back of the machine. In very bad cases the teflon type coating on the fuser may have peeled. If the fuser is dirty, it can be removed and cleaned. If it has become damaged - forget it, just buy a new machine.

Brother HL 2140... | Answered on May 21, 2014 | 137 views

Not finding what you are looking for?
Brother HL 2140 Laser Printer Logo

694 questions posted

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Brother Office Equipment & Supplies Experts


Level 3 Expert

1363 Answers

James Cagle
James Cagle

Level 2 Expert

482 Answers

Norman  J Weimar Jr
Norman J Weimar Jr

Level 3 Expert

6960 Answers

Are you a Brother Office Equipment and Supply Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides