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Revision to Brother HL-5240 Laser Printer Troubleshooting

Nathan Ruiz

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== Bad Print Quality ==
 
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
''Print 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.paper is faded or distorted.''
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
''Print 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.paper is faded or distorted.''
 
=== Replace the Toner ===
 
When''The print on the paper becomes faded when there is not enough toner gets low,left in the printer which means the old cartridge will produce faded printouts. Replacing the toner is an immediate and simple solution.have to be replaced.''
When''The print on the paper becomes faded when there is not enough toner gets low,left in the printer which means the old cartridge will produce faded printouts. Replacing the toner is an immediate and simple solution.have to be replaced.''
 
== Paper Jam ===== Replace the Drum Unit ===
== Paper Jam ===== Replace the Drum Unit ===
 
Sometimes a piece of paper will get stuck inside''After awhile the drum unit in the printer andbegins to wear down which will cause random printing quality to decrease even if toner is full. To fix a new drum unit must be removed beforereplace the printer can operate normally. Clearing a paper jam is fairly easy to doold one.
Sometimes a piece of paper will get stuck inside''After awhile the drum unit in the printer andbegins to wear down which will cause random printing quality to decrease even if toner is full. To fix a new drum unit must be removed beforereplace the printer can operate normally. Clearing a paper jam is fairly easy to doold one.
 
=== Clear a Paper JamClean Inside Components of Printer ===
=== Clear a Paper JamClean Inside Components of Printer ===
 
When paper is moving through''After time 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 upwill naturally begin to get dirty which will cause documents to also become dirty and pulling the paper out.of low quality.''
When paper is moving through''After time 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 upwill naturally begin to get dirty which will cause documents to also become dirty and pulling the paper out.of low quality.''
 
== Paper Comes Out Dusty or DirtyJam ==

If you notice that the paper is dirty when it comes out of the printer, you should probably clean the inside of your 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.
== Paper Comes Out Dusty or DirtyJam ==

If you notice that the paper is dirty when it comes out of the printer, you should probably clean the inside of your 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 ==''There is paper stuck in the back of the printer''
== Memory Is Full ==''There is paper stuck in the back of the printer''
 
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=== Fix 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.Paper Jam ===
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=== Fix 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.Paper Jam ===
 
=== Install Additional Memory ===''Paper will occasionally get stuck in the drum unit which will prevent other documents from being printed. The only way to clear a paper jam is to take apart the printer and remove the paper by force.''
=== Install Additional Memory ===''Paper will occasionally get stuck in the drum unit which will prevent other documents from being printed. The only way to clear a paper jam is to take apart the printer and remove the paper by force.''
 
The hardest part of adding memory to your printer== Memory is making sure you get the right kind. Buy the memory that your printer's user manual recommends.Full ==
The hardest part of adding memory to your printer== Memory is making sure you get the right kind. Buy the memory that your printer's user manual recommends.Full ==
 
== Printer Doesn't Print ==''Printer will not print any more documents due to lack of memory''
== Printer Doesn't Print ==''Printer will not print any more documents due to lack of memory''
 
If your printer doesn't print, even after turning it off and back on again, check for a paper jam or "Memory Full" error.=== Replace Memory ===
If your printer doesn't print, even after turning it off and back on again, check for a paper jam or "Memory Full" error.=== Replace Memory ===
 
=== Clear a Paper Jam ===''If too many documents need to be saved on the printer the memory will eventually not be able to hold all of the information. Upgrades in memory size can be bought and then replaced with the memory inside with the computer to provide memory needed.
=== Clear a Paper Jam ===''If too many documents need to be saved on the printer the memory will eventually not be able to hold all of the information. Upgrades in memory size can be bought and then replaced with the memory inside with the computer to provide memory needed.
 
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.== Prints are Dusty ==
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.== Prints are Dusty ==
 
=== Install Additional Memory ===''Print has a fine black powder on it and the print is faded''
=== Install Additional Memory ===''Print has a fine black powder on it and the print is faded''
 
The hardest part of adding memory to your printer is making sure you get=== Clean the right kind. Buy the memory that your printer's user manual recommends.Corona Wire on Drum Unit ===
The hardest part of adding memory to your printer is making sure you get=== Clean the right kind. Buy the memory that your printer's user manual recommends.Corona Wire on Drum Unit ===
 
[http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Device/Brother_HL-5240_Laser_Printer|Back''Just as with every appliance if the printer is left open dust can find its way inside causing the quality of the documents to Product Page]decrease. To fix the corona wire located on the drum unit of the printer needs to be cleaned.''
[http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Device/Brother_HL-5240_Laser_Printer|Back''Just as with every appliance if the printer is left open dust can find its way inside causing the quality of the documents to Product Page]decrease. To fix the corona wire located on the drum unit of the printer needs to be cleaned.''

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