Question about Brother HL 1240 Printer
I have been told to turn off the power, hold down the front panel button and turn it on, release the button when the Drum light is on, then push the panel button again when the Ready light is on. I have done this but only get a test page. How do I get the configuration page? Also, when I hold down the panel button and turn on the printer, all of the lights including the drum light come on. When I wait till just the drum light is on, the ready light doesnt come on until I push the panel light again, and then like I said all I get is the test page. What am I doing wrong? I am trying to get a meter read which I am told is on the configuration page.
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
This printer has an on/off switch (on the left side near the bottom), and only one button, situated on the left edge of the front panel, under a column of four colored LEDs.
First, open the front of the printer, as if you were going to replace the toner or the drum cartridge. Then, while the front of the printer is open, press and hold the button (which is now just a piece of plastic film) until the lights all turn off, and then turn on again, one at a time. This took me a few tries. I held down the button/film until that top yellow (drum) light turned off, and once that happened, the other lights all turned on, one at a time, from top to bottom. Then I closed the front cover and the printer works again.
I had tried turning the printer off, and then turning it back on while holding down the button. This did not resolve the problem. I also replaced the drum (twice) and the toner cartridge. I would recommend trying the above procedure, which apparently resets some type of counter relating to the drum, before spending (wasting?) hundreds of dollars on replacement cartridges.
Aside from the above problem, which has now apparently been resolved, the Brother laser printers in this series have been quite reliable and easy to use. I own three of them, and they all get fairly heavy use.
Posted on Dec 31, 2009
Testimonial: "Very well written!"
1. Open Cover.
2. Press the Clear key to display drum status.
3. Press 1 (hold) on the telephone keypad.
4. When the display shows "ACCEPTED", close the front cover.
Posted on Sep 08, 2010
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