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Revision to Brother HL-5240 Laser Printer Troubleshooting

Guy Patterson

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== Bad Print Quality ==
 
''PrintThe 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 paper is faded or distorted.''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.
''PrintThe 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 paper is faded or distorted.''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 ===
 
''The print onWhen the paper becomes faded when there is not enough toner left ingets low, the printer which means the old cartridge will have to be replaced.''produce faded printouts. Replacing the toner is an immediate and simple solution.
''The print onWhen the paper becomes faded when there is not enough toner left ingets low, the printer which means the old cartridge will have to be replaced.''produce faded printouts. Replacing the toner is an immediate and simple solution.
 
=== Replace the Drum Unit ===== Paper Jam ==
=== Replace the Drum Unit ===== Paper Jam ==
 
''After awhile the drum unit inSometimes a piece of paper will get stuck inside the printer begins to wear down which will cause random printing quality to decrease even if toner is full. To fix a new drum unitand must replacebe removed before the old oneprinter can operate normally. Clearing a paper jam is fairly easy to do.
''After awhile the drum unit inSometimes a piece of paper will get stuck inside the printer begins to wear down which will cause random printing quality to decrease even if toner is full. To fix a new drum unitand must replacebe removed before the old oneprinter can operate normally. Clearing a paper jam is fairly easy to do.
 
=== Clean Inside Components of PrinterClear a Paper Jam ===
=== Clean Inside Components of PrinterClear a Paper Jam ===
 
''After timeWhen 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 will naturally begin to get dirty which will cause documents to also become dirtyup and of low quality.''pulling the paper out.
''After timeWhen 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 will naturally begin to get dirty which will cause documents to also become dirtyup and of low quality.''pulling the paper out.
 
== Paper JamComes 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 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 JamComes 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 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.
 
''There is paper stuck in the back of the printer''== Memory Is Full ==
''There is paper stuck in the back of the printer''== Memory Is Full ==
 
=== FixA 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 Paper Jam ===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.
=== FixA 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 Paper Jam ===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 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.''=== Install Additional Memory ===
 
== MemoryThe hardest part of adding memory to your printer is Full ==making sure you get the right kind. Buy the memory that your printer's user manual recommends.
== MemoryThe hardest part of adding memory to your printer is Full ==making sure you get the right kind. Buy the memory that your printer's user manual recommends.
 
''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''== Printer Doesn't Print ==
 
=== 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 ===If your printer doesn't print, even after turning it off and back on again, check for a paper jam or "Memory Full" error.
 
''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.=== Clear a Paper Jam ===
 
== 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 ==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.
 
''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''=== Install Additional Memory ===
 
=== CleanThe hardest part of adding memory to your printer is making sure you get the Corona Wire on Drum Unit ===right kind. Buy the memory that your printer's user manual recommends.
=== CleanThe hardest part of adding memory to your printer is making sure you get the Corona Wire on Drum Unit ===right kind. Buy the memory that your printer's user manual recommends.
 
''Just as with every appliance if the printer is left open dust can find its way inside causing the quality of the documents[http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Device/Brother_HL-5240_Laser_Printer|Back to decrease. To fix the corona wire located on the drum unit of the printer needs to be cleaned.''Product Page]
''Just as with every appliance if the printer is left open dust can find its way inside causing the quality of the documents[http://www.ifixit.com/Guide/Device/Brother_HL-5240_Laser_Printer|Back to decrease. To fix the corona wire located on the drum unit of the printer needs to be cleaned.''Product Page]

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