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How do I print a configuration page on an HL-1240

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

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SOURCE: Brother Printer HL 1240

OK figured out the sequence to resolve this error:

power off unit
unplug power cable for 1 minute
reset the power cable
open front door
press and hold the reset button under the lights
turn the power on
printer should then be reset

Posted on Aug 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Ready and Alarm light keeps blinking on Brother HL-1240

check the sensors maybe stuck

Posted on Sep 06, 2008

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SOURCE: Brothers HL 1240 Laser Printer. Drum led

red alarm light is on and printer is not printing

Posted on Dec 13, 2009

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SOURCE: Brother 1240 drum and ready lights stay on, will

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

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SOURCE: Hi! the drum light on my Brother HL-2170 laser

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.
PRESTO!

Posted on Sep 08, 2010

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You must reset the drum counter. Check the link where you find how to reset the drum counter http://support.brother.com/g/b/faqend.aspx?c=us_ot&lang=en&prod=hl2280dw_us&faqid=faq00002837_000

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If you hear a loud bang while your dryer is working, and you notice that the
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Fortunately, replacing the belt is a fairly straightforward operation that
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This unit might need resetting!

Here's how..

There's two ways to reset it

First: Soft Reset
1. Open front cover.
2. Hold down button located under LED's until all LED's are lit.
3. Release button and make sure drum LED is off, then
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Second: Factory Reset
1. Turn the printer off.
2. Hold in the circular button on the front panel of the printer.
3. Turn the printer back on.
4. When the DRUM light is lit by itself let go of the button.
5. Hold in the circular button on the front panel again.
6. Once the Alarm light comes on, let go of the button.
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I hope that's everything you want.
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1. Open front cover.
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Please accept this answer if this will help you.
Thank you for using Fixya.

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