Summary: This is how I "fixed it" if the paper feed stops working, first, see if the manual feed still works, if it does, then this simple solution is probably the answer. you need to take off the left side panel, the one under the go button and lights. once the side panel is off, in the very front you will see a black gear wheel. Part of the gear wheel has no spikes in it, it's not supposed to. there is a spring, running from a nob on the gear wheal to the printer frame.
Great prints - BUT no room in tray to catch paper!
5 January 2008
Summary: I've had my Bro HL-2040 for about 1 year. I've never had any paper feeding, jamming or printing problems. It does a great job of printing. BUT... It's meant to catch 100 pages in the catchment tray, but it doesn't. The depth of the tray where the paper lands once printed, combined with how much the paper curls from the heat of the printer, means that you have to stand by the printer if you're printing any more then 30 sheets of paper at a time - or the paper catchment...
Summary: I would never recommend this printer. We bought three of these for a school where we worked and all three had quality print issues. They ghost-printed the top of the page onto the middle and bottom. Even after we bought new cartridges, the same problem occurred. I personally have a Brother HL-1440, which is a great printer, so I thought these would be just as good. I was embarrassed when my strong recommendation turned out so bad.
Summary: I purchased five of these printers, in brand new condition, for light office use and strangely, all five units died around the same time (~3 months after purchase). All units currently power up but fail to print. Brother's tech support also failed to resolve the issue. As I only paid about 50 dollars for each after rebates, I guess I shouldn't expect much but this printer's high rate of unreliability has forced me to consider other brands.
Summary: I've been very disappointed by my experience with this printer and the lack of service from Brother Corporation. The printer itself worked fine right out of the box. The quality is fine. I'm running Macs with OS X. The Mac compatability was a big reason for my purchase. My initial response was actually so good, that I recommended it to my coworker who also bought one. Problem #1: The rebate.
Summary: Lights dim every a while not to mention printing.(Brother says that 's your house not up to current wire standard!?) Here is what I find its electricity spec.: standby 70w; printing 450w. A similiar HP ($50 more though) standby 2w;printing 250w. If you have a strong circuit in the room/house,you are fine.I need to returned it.
Summary: I was going to wait for Brother to reply to my email before writing this but then I read all the reviews. Wish I had read them all before buying this. I have gone through three brand new printers in 3 weeks. All of them have stopped printing mid page and all the LEDs come on. According to Brother tech support, this is a fuser error and is unrecoverable. After three printers and all three having the same problem, I'm giving up.
Excerpt: Brother HL 2040 Denna laserskrivare har en enkel design som främst är rekommenderad att använda i hemmet då den är relativt plastig och inte riktigt lika aktiv som många andra laserskrivare på marknaden. Det som fick mig att välja denna skrivare var priset, men tyvärr så är man ibland alldeles för snål när det gäller dessa produkter om man får helt enkelt vad man betalar för.
Summary: - Druckqualität ist sehr gut, allerdings: - hohe Druckkosten (man muss leider die teuren Original-Toner verwenden) - ständig Papierstau Der Drucker war nach etwas über 3 Jahren unreparierbar defekt. Ich hatte dabei noch nicht einmal viel ausgedruckt. Allerdings zieht er fast kein Blatt Papier mehr korrekt ein, sondern produziert nur noch Papierstaus. Der Grund hierfür ist wohl das Rad, das das Papier aus der Kassette zieht. Es ist aus Gummi und bereits abgenutzt.
Summary: El producto que recibi estaba en malas condiciones,el fusor y rodillo de goma estan en mal estado,
la falta de honestidad de algunos vendedores perjudica la confiansa en el sistema.
Como comprador antiguo y habitual estoy solicitando el despacho contra entrega y me ha dado buen
resultado en cambio con los que solicitan primero el depósito hay que tener mucho cuidado.