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Revision to Brother HL-5240 Laser Printer Troubleshooting

Guy Patterson

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[http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Device/Brother_HL-5240_Laser_Printer|Back to Product Page]
 
== Bad Print Quality ==
 
''Your computer will not boot.''The two most common problems with print quality are streaking and fading. If your printout looks streaky, try cleaning the drum unit. If your printout just looks faded, try replacing the toner.

=== Clean the Drum Unit ===

If dust has accumulated on the drum unit, it can cause uneven distribution of the toner on the paper, resulting in streaky printouts. Cleaning the drum often fixes this problem.
''Your computer will not boot.''The two most common problems with print quality are streaking and fading. If your printout looks streaky, try cleaning the drum unit. If your printout just looks faded, try replacing the toner.

=== Clean the Drum Unit ===

If dust has accumulated on the drum unit, it can cause uneven distribution of the toner on the paper, resulting in streaky printouts. Cleaning the drum often fixes this problem.
 
=== Replace the Toner ===
 
IfWhen the toner gets low, the printer will produce faded printouts. Replacing the toner is an immediate and simple solution.

== Paper Jam ==

Sometimes a piece of paper will get stuck inside the printer and must be removed before the printer can operate normally. Clearing a paper jam is fairly easy to do.

=== Clear a Paper Jam ===

When paper is moving through the inside of a printer, it is fairly common for it to get jammed on a roller or some other internal component. Clearing a paper jam is usually as simple as opening the printer up and pulling the paper out.

== Paper Comes Out Dusty or Dirty ==

If you notice that the paper is dirty when it comes out of the printer, you should probably clean the inside of
your computer beeps three times....printer.

=== Clean the Inside of Your Printer ===

If dust accumulates in the areas of the printer that the paper moves through, it can cause the paper to come out of the printer dirty. Cleaning the inside of the printer is as simple as opening it up and wiping the dirty parts with a cloth.

== Memory Is Full ==

A printer uses its memory to process the document that it is printing. The most common way to exceed your printer's memory capacity is by printing a page with lots of color, or printing documents that are many pages long. If these are things you commonly do, you might want to install more memory.

=== Install Additional Memory ===

The hardest part of adding memory to your printer is making sure you get the right kind. Buy the memory that your printer's user manual recommends.

== Printer Doesn't Print ==

If your printer doesn't print, even after turning it off and back on again, check for a paper jam or "Memory Full" error.

=== Clear a Paper Jam ===

When paper is moving through the inside of a printer, it is fairly common for it to get jammed on a roller or some other internal component. Clearing a paper jam is usually as simple as opening the printer up and pulling the paper out.

=== Install Additional Memory ===
IfWhen the toner gets low, the printer will produce faded printouts. Replacing the toner is an immediate and simple solution.

== Paper Jam ==

Sometimes a piece of paper will get stuck inside the printer and must be removed before the printer can operate normally. Clearing a paper jam is fairly easy to do.

=== Clear a Paper Jam ===

When paper is moving through the inside of a printer, it is fairly common for it to get jammed on a roller or some other internal component. Clearing a paper jam is usually as simple as opening the printer up and pulling the paper out.

== Paper Comes Out Dusty or Dirty ==

If you notice that the paper is dirty when it comes out of the printer, you should probably clean the inside of
your computer beeps three times....printer.

=== Clean the Inside of Your Printer ===

If dust accumulates in the areas of the printer that the paper moves through, it can cause the paper to come out of the printer dirty. Cleaning the inside of the printer is as simple as opening it up and wiping the dirty parts with a cloth.

== Memory Is Full ==

A printer uses its memory to process the document that it is printing. The most common way to exceed your printer's memory capacity is by printing a page with lots of color, or printing documents that are many pages long. If these are things you commonly do, you might want to install more memory.

=== Install Additional Memory ===

The hardest part of adding memory to your printer is making sure you get the right kind. Buy the memory that your printer's user manual recommends.

== Printer Doesn't Print ==

If your printer doesn't print, even after turning it off and back on again, check for a paper jam or "Memory Full" error.

=== Clear a Paper Jam ===

When paper is moving through the inside of a printer, it is fairly common for it to get jammed on a roller or some other internal component. Clearing a paper jam is usually as simple as opening the printer up and pulling the paper out.

=== Install Additional Memory ===
 
=== ReplaceThe hardest part of adding memory to your printer is making sure you get the Drum Unit ===right kind. Buy the memory that your printer's user manual recommends.
=== ReplaceThe hardest part of adding memory to your printer is making sure you get the Drum Unit ===right kind. Buy the memory that your printer's user manual recommends.
 
=== Clean Inside Components of Printer ===[http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Device/Brother_HL-5240_Laser_Printer|Back to Product Page]
=== Clean Inside Components of Printer ===[http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Device/Brother_HL-5240_Laser_Printer|Back to Product Page]

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