Question about Brother HL-2040 Laser Printer
Error light is flashing
Got the same problem, but in fact it WAS a paper jam. Open both the back panel (can you see the orange roller clearly? If so, no jam) and the front panel. Grab the handle and take out the toner and drum and check there is no paper. Chances are there will be.
Posted on Dec 22, 2008
Hold the GO or the flashing blue button down for about three seconds, and while continuing to depress the GO button, turn the power off to the printer. Wait about five seconds, then turn the printer back on, wait three seconds, then release the GO button. Everything will be reset. This works assuming you don't have a paper jam, low toner, etc.
Posted on Mar 20, 2011
Could be several problems
front cover not closed
fuse cover -behind back cover - not closed
Cancel the print job if you want to delete the remaining data in the printer memory. To cancel printing, press the Go button while printing for about 4 seconds until all the LEDs light up. The Ready and Error LEDs will flash as the job is being canceled.
Posted on Oct 02, 2008
I tried everything said above no paper jam. Then I turned of the printer, then back on and it worked!
Also don't go sticking your fingers in the back by the back roller. I burnt my finger on something that was super hot.
Posted on Sep 01, 2010
I took some of the paper out of the tray. i guess it was too full. maybe they shouldn't allow you to put that amount in if it's going to stop it from printing? smart thinking, brother.
Posted on Aug 05, 2009
Well I'll be! Of all the simple solutions, often the most difficult are the most overlooked. Mine was the old paper jam. I looked for paper jam, but didn't go deep enough into the printr. Thanks for the tip!
Posted on Jun 29, 2010
I have four light( tonner,drum,error,go) blinking problem in my HL 2140. I have tried all the process i know but it doesn't work.I have still same problem.I had reset my printer but the problem is same. Can I get solution of it? Which part of my printer is in problem?
Posted on Dec 17, 2012
I suspected a paper jam, so I pulled out the tray, and the next sheet was sort of being grabbed by the feed mechanism, so I thought that that was the problem, so I pulled that sheet out and thought I was done. But I wasn't. The error light kept flashing. You have to open the front and pull out the cartridge. Then maybe you'll see there is another sheet inside. Just follow the directions in the manual for clearing a paper jam.
Posted on Apr 24, 2015
I have the same problem - try what it says at this link. http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faq/000000/000000/000026/faq000026_015.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=hl2140_all
Posted on Mar 18, 2009
SOURCE: HL 2140 does not print
This is a common problem to your brother printer model 2140. You need to turn off your printer and take out the toner. Look for the side and you will see a small hole on both sides. This is the sensor. You need to cover it with electrical tape.
Here is a detailed video on how to do it:
Good luck and hope this helps you.
Posted on Sep 30, 2009
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SOURCE: how to fix hl 2140 drum ERRORS
You need to open the front cover of the machine and remove the cartridge (drum and toner) On the top right there is a tab that you need to slide from left to right about 20 times, then bring back to home position
Posted on Apr 16, 2010
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