Question about Brother HL 5040 Laser Printer

1 Answer

Paper tray is full and the paper light keeps flashing.

Status light is red and is one and the paper light is flashing. The paper tray is full and the printer will not print

Posted by rjanow9 on

  • ronpip Apr 26, 2009

    paper tray full - red paper light on - icon bottom left comes on with "out of paper" - printer won't print

×

Ad

1 Answer

Anonymous

  • Level 1:

    An expert who has achieved level 1.

    Mayor:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 2 times.

  • Contributor
  • 1 Answer

First check the machine for paper jams. If not, remove the paper from the paper tray and reinstall it. Then try to print from the MP tray.If this works, check paper size settings on the printer driver, or the small black arm which hangs down next to the paper pick up roller, and is the paper sensor.

Posted on Jul 05, 2009

Ad

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Epson Stylus PHOTO R220 red lights keep flashing


I hope this will help you :)
* Green Power light flashes- The printer is receiving a print job, replacing an ink cartridge, charging ink, or cleaning the print head.
* RED paper light is On- If the CD/DVD try guide is open, close the CD/DVD tray guide, load paper, then press the paper button. Your paper ran out or multiple sheets loaded at the same time . Load paper and press the paper butoon to resume printing.
* RED paper light flashes- Paper is jammed in the printer. Press the paper button to eject the jammed paper. If the light is still flashing , open the cover and remove all paper, including any jammed or torn pieces. Then reload paper and press the paper button to continue printing.
* RED Ink Light Flashes - One or more cartridges are low on ink. Check the message that appears on your screen to determine which cartridge is low, or follow the instructions in " Checking the Ink Supply". Make sure you have a replacement cartridge.
* RED Ink Light is ON- One or more cartridges are out of ink or not installed. If you have just installed a new cartridge, it may be incomaptible with the printer or incorrectly installed. Reinstall it or replace it with the correct cartridge
* RED Ink and RED paper lights flash alternately- The CD/DVD tray guide was left open when you turned on the printer or when printing on paper. Just simply close it/
* Green Power Light is Off; RED paperand RED Ink Lights flashing- Paper may be blocking movement of the print head. Turn off the printer, then open the cover and remove any jammed paper or other foreign objects. Turn the printer back on again. Or it may have an internal error. Turn off the printer, wait a few seconds, then turn it on again.

Jul 06, 2011 | Epson Stylus Photo R220 InkJet Printer

1 Answer

Paper light flashing when paper tray is full


Paper got stuck in my HL2030 printer I cleared it but red light keeps flashing and won t let me print.

Feb 17, 2011 | Brother HL-2030 Laser Printer

1 Answer

Why is red light on samsung clp- 315 and it is not printing


Does one of these situations apply to you?

The Status LED light is Red and the Toner lights are OFF (Check Smart Panel for message)

  • A Paper Jam has occurred.
  • The Front, Top, or Back Cover is open.
  • There is no paper in the Paper Tray.
  • There is a problem with the Waste Toner container.
  • A major error has occured.

The Status LED light is Blinking/Flashing Red and the Toner light(s) are Red

  • The Toner cartridge(s) that are Red need to be replaced. (Can still be used to print, but quality is unreliable)

The Status LED light is Red and the Toner light(s) are Red

  • The Toner cartridge(s) that are Red need to be replaced. (Printing is not available)
  • The Toner cartridge(s) are not installed properly.
Source: samsung troubleshooting guide for CLP-315

Sep 25, 2010 | Samsung CLP 315 Laser Printer

1 Answer

Hi - I have a Brother HL5250DN with the paper light flashing but there is paper in the tray and now it wont print - can you help??


Is the Status light also red? This could mean other things than being out of paper. It could be a paper jam (most commonly anyway). Get a flashlight out and inspect it for jams.

Jan 13, 2010 | Brother HL 5250DN Laser Printer

1 Answer

Status light indicates a paper problem. Paper try is full and no sign of paper stuck inside the printer.


Could be a few things:
Try poking a small screwdriver in the bottom of the tray to manually lift the paper. If that works, you probably have a gear problem - see the post titled, "Status light is red and paper light blinking"

If that doesn't work, put some paper in the MP tray and test print (hit GO button 3x). If that works, you have a problem with the paper pickup and might require some parts (hard to find). Inside the drive unit (frame L) is a little circuit board (relay front PCB). As you try to print, check voltage on pins 1-2, it should cycle to activate a solenoid. If you get a voltage cycle, your solenoid is probably bad - if not, your relay front PCB is probably bad.

Oct 11, 2009 | Brother HL 5250DN Laser Printer

1 Answer

Paper light blinking, paper tray full, won't print


hi,
i recently bought a second hand hl-5140 and when switched on had the fault you have described - on checking machine over i found a small piece of torn paper stuck in the paperpath. after clearing, the printer worked fine.check over for paper again as mine was only a very small peice.
hope this has been of help.
pete

Sep 04, 2009 | Brother HL 5140 Laser Printer

2 Answers

Phaser 6110 - red light on, not printing


Just had user with same problem. Printer status = paper jam but no paper in feed path therefore suspect paper pick up problem. Asked user to take out paper tray and turn paper in tray over. This solved problem.
So possible fix = turn paper over or try different paper.
If printer is old try cleaning pickup roller. My users printer had only done 227 pages.

Sep 11, 2008 | Canon PIXMA® MP530 All-In-One Printer

1 Answer

Print light blinking


turn it off..let it set for 4 min..and then turn it on..try a test page first, though

May 10, 2008 | Brother HL-5240 Laser Printer

Not finding what you are looking for?
Brother HL 5040 Laser Printer Logo

1,146 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Brother Office Equipment & Supplies Experts

CheckitRight
CheckitRight

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

Loading...