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My Brother HL-2140 Went out in a storm. All three lights just keep blinking no matter what I do. Held down on the blue light button a number of time, restarted computer, turned off printer, reloaded ink cartridge, paper etc. All to no avail. Help! Patrick

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You can find the usre's manual here:

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/doc/manual_index.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=hl2140_all&dlid=&flang=English&type2=-1
1) If the LARGE BLUE BUTTON is blinking:
Data remaining in memory
There is remaining print data in the printer memory. If the Ready LED is blinking for
a long time and nothing has printed, press the Go button to print the remaining data
in the memory.
2) If the TONER LED is blinking:
Toner low
Indicates that the toner cartridge is nearly empty. Buy a new toner cartridge and have
it ready for when Toner life end is indicated.
The Toner LED will turn on for 2 seconds and off for 3 seconds.
3) If the DRUM LED is blinking:
Drum life end soon
The drum unit is near the end of its life. We recommend that you get a new drum unit
to replace the current one. See Replacing the drum unit on page 69.
The Drum LED will turn on for 2 seconds and off for 3 seconds.
4) If the RED ERROR LED is blinking:
Front cover is open
Close the front cover of the printer.
Fuser cover is open
Close the fuser cover located behind the back cover of the printer.
Paper jam
Clear the paper jam. See Paper jams and how to clear them on page 85. If the printer
does not start printing, press the Go button.
Memory full
The printer memory is full and the printer cannot print full pages of a document.
Print overrun
A print overrun occurred and the printer cannot print full pages of a document.

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Transient voltage or power surge occurred when a lightning strikes on a power transmission line. This might have happened during a storm in your area causing your printer to malfunction. Its electronics might have been toasted if you haven't plugged it in a surge protector. You need to send your printer to your nearest Brother Service Centers.

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Here is the procedure for resetting the Toner flashing light on Brother HL-2140 (sources for other answers here and self testing - specific to HL-2140)
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As a precautionary measure, always plug electronic devices on surge protectors.

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I simply have the error light on my brother 2140 printer. I have pulled out the drum and toner. I have cleaned the corona wire. I don't have a paper jam.


  1. Open the front like you are going to pull out the toner.
  2. With the door open push and hold the button the on the left side that the blue button normally pushes when closed.
  3. Release after 30 seconds. this will reset the drum.

Hope this helps. Happy Printing :)

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