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Revision to Brother HL-5240 Laser Printer Troubleshooting

Clint Sorensen

''Print on paper is faded or distorted.''
 
=== Replace the TonerFaded Prints ===
=== Replace the TonerFaded Prints ===
 
''The print on the paper becomes faded when there is not enough toner left in the printer which means the old cartridge will have to be replacedreplaced. See the guide for replacing toner cartridges.''
''The print on the paper becomes faded when there is not enough toner left in the printer which means the old cartridge will have to be replacedreplaced. See the guide for replacing toner cartridges.''
 
=== Replace the Drum UnitUneven Printing Quality ===
=== Replace the Drum UnitUneven Printing Quality ===
 
''After awhileabout 8000 pages the drum unit in the printer begins to wear down which will cause random printing quality to decrease even if the toner is full. To fix a new drum unit must replacesee the old one.guide to replacing the drum unit.''
''After awhileabout 8000 pages the drum unit in the printer begins to wear down which will cause random printing quality to decrease even if the toner is full. To fix a new drum unit must replacesee the old one.guide to replacing the drum unit.''
 
=== Clean Inside Components of PrinterDirty Prints ===
=== Clean Inside Components of PrinterDirty Prints ===
 
''After time theThe inside of the printer will naturally begin to get dirty which will cause documents to also become dirty and of low qualityquality. If this happens the inside of the printer need to be cleaned. See the guide to cleaning the inside components of the printer.''
''After time theThe inside of the printer will naturally begin to get dirty which will cause documents to also become dirty and of low qualityquality. If this happens the inside of the printer need to be cleaned. See the guide to cleaning the inside components of the printer.''
 
== Paper Jam ==
 
''There is paper stuck in the back of the printerprinter.''
''There is paper stuck in the back of the printerprinter.''
 
=== Fix a Paper Jam ===
 
''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 forceforce. To do this see the guide to fixing paper jams.''
''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 forceforce. To do this see the guide to fixing paper jams.''
 
== Memory is Full ==
== Memory is Full ==
 
''Printer will not print any more documents due to lack of memorymemory.''
''Printer will not print any more documents due to lack of memorymemory.''
 
=== Replace Memory ===
 
''If too many documents need to be saved on the printerprinter, the memory will eventually not be able to hold all of the information. Upgrades inThe memory sizeinside the printer can be bought and then replaced with thea larger memory inside with the computerstorage to provide memorythe space needed. See the guide to adding more memory.''
''If too many documents need to be saved on the printerprinter, the memory will eventually not be able to hold all of the information. Upgrades inThe memory sizeinside the printer can be bought and then replaced with thea larger memory inside with the computerstorage to provide memorythe space needed. See the guide to adding more memory.''
 
== Dusty Prints are Dusty ==
== Dusty Prints are Dusty ==
 
''Print has a fine black powder on it and the print is fadedfaded.''
''Print has a fine black powder on it and the print is fadedfaded.''
 
=== Clean the Corona Wire on Drum Unit ===
 
''Just as with every applianceappliance, if the printer is left openopen, dust can find its way inside causing the quality of the documents to decrease. To fix the corona wirewire, located on the drum unit of the printerprinter, it needs to be cleanedcleaned. See the guide to cleaning the corona wire.''
''Just as with every applianceappliance, if the printer is left openopen, dust can find its way inside causing the quality of the documents to decrease. To fix the corona wirewire, located on the drum unit of the printerprinter, it needs to be cleanedcleaned. See the guide to cleaning the corona wire.''

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