Brother Hl 2040 Setup and Install

Brother Hl 2040 Setup

Brother Hl 2040 Printer Unboxing Setup

  • Open the seal of the printer package using a knife and take out all the extra accessories present inside the box.
  • Lift the Brother machine out of the printer package and place it on a steady surface.
  • Remove the plastic wrap and the tapes from the printer. Connect the Brother HL 2040 printer to the power outlet using a power cord.
  • Set a language of your choice and other preferences according to your choice.
  • Download the full driver package to your system and Brother HL 2040 setup install it using the prompts displayed on the screen.
Brother HL 2040 driver

Brother Hl 2040 Driver 

For the Brother HL 2040 printer, you have to download and install the full driver package to access all the functionalities of it. Download the driver file from the manufacturer’s site and install it successfully.

Brother HL 2040 Driver Download Windows 7

  • First, navigate to the official site where you can download the printer driver file.
  • On the Downloads page, highlight the correct option in the OS Family and OS Version section.
  • The OS Family is Windows here, and the OS Version has to be specified by you.
  • Once the right set of drivers are found, click the Driver Download button.

Brother HL 2040 Printer Driver Mac

  • You can download and install the Brother full-driver package for your Mac system also.
  • Select the OS Family as Mac on the Download page by clicking the check box near it.
  • Choose the OS Version in the next step and tap OK.
  • Click the Driver Download to download the Brother HL 2040 setup driver to your computer.

Brother HL 2040 Laser Printer Manual

The Brother HL 2040 manual will help you set up your printer and use all the printer functions efficiently. Navigate to the Manuals page, and enter the printer model number as HL 2040 and click Enter. Click the Manual Download button to save the manual to your system.

Brother Hl 2040 Toner      

The Brother HL 2040 printer comes with a TN-2000 toner cartridge that is capable of printing approximately 2500 A4 sheets at an average 5% coverage rate. If the Brother HL 2040 printer is low on ink, the corresponding LED glows informing the user to change the toner cartridge. The user can then easily change the Brother HL 2040 toner cartridge by following the guidelines given in the following topic. 

Brother HL 2040 Change Toner

Here are the Brother HL 2040 toner cartridge replacement guidelines

  • Check whether the Toner LED glows on the Brother HL 2040 printer’s control panel.  
  • With the Brother printer powered on, lower the front cover and locate the drum unit & toner cartridge assembly.
  • Carefully pull the drum unit & toner cartridge assembly out of the Brother machine and set it on a flat surface.
  • Press the blue lock lever down on the assembly and detach the toner cartridge from it. Keep the old toner cartridge in a plastic bag to avoid toner from spilling on the floor and discard it according to the recycling norms.
  • Take the new Brother toner cartridge out of the package. Shake it along its horizontal axis a couple of times to redistribute the toner.
  • Detach the protective component from the new Brother cartridge and place it in its slot on the drum & toner cartridge assembly.
  • Move the blue tab to the left and right to clean the corona wire. Install the drum & toner cartridge assembly in the Brother HL 2040 printer. Close the front cover.
  • Now, check whether the Toner LED has stopped glowing on the Brother printer setup. This completes the Brother HL 2040 toner cartridge replacement process.

Brother Hl 2040 Duplex Printing 

Here are the Brother HL 2040 Duplex printing guidelines when the user uses the paper tray.

  • Open the document that is to be printed and click Print. Choose the Advanced tab and then click Manual Duplex.
  • Go to the Basic tab and then set the Paper Source to either Auto Select or Tray 1.
  • The printer prints the even-numbered pages. Take these sheets out of the output tray and arrange them in the paper tray with the blank side facing down.
  • Read the prompts on the computer screen and follow them to allow the printer to print the odd-numbered pages. 
  • When using the manual feed slot for Brother HL 2040 setup duplex printing, the user can follow these steps. The manufacturer that you do not use thick paper in the feed slot.
  • Go to the Advanced tab after clicking the Print option. Select the Manual Duplex option and then choose Manual feed as the Paper Source.
  • Insert the paper sheets into the Brother printer carefully by using both hands. Make sure to keep the print side facing up when inserting the paper sheets into the printer. Keep repeating this step until all the even-numbered pages are printed.
Brother HL 2040 Duplex Printing
  • Remove these sheets from the printer and insert them into the manual feed slot with the blank side facing up. Then, follow the prompts displayed on the screen.
  • Repeat this step until the odd-numbered pages are printed. This completes the duplex printing procedure for the Brother HL 2040 printer.

Brother HL 2040 Troubleshooting  

The Brother HL 2040 printer is a portable All-in-One printer that is capable of printing documents at the rate of 20 PPM. When an issue arises, the corresponding LED glows on the Brother HL 2040 printer. The user can refer to the Brother printer’s user manual to resolve the issue

Brother HL 2040 Not Printing

If the Brother HL 2040 printer is not working, the LEDs on its control panel glows. This indicates an issue, and you should take appropriate steps to fix it. Sometimes, the Brother printer user faces network-related or USB-related issues, and so on. Troubleshooting guidelines can be found on the Brother printer’s official support site. If you need assistance with a Brother HL 2040 Setup issue, you can contact our tech support team.

Brother HL 2040 Printing Blank Page

  • First, ensure that the cartridge is working correctly.
  • Check for the ink levels in the cartridge.
  • Access the ink cartridge door and take the drum unit out from the Brother HL 2040 printer.
  • Now, push the ink cartridge down and then remove it from the drum unit.
  • If the cartridge consists of ink, gently shake it and then insert the cartridge back into the Brother hl 2040 printer.
  • If the ink cartridge is empty, then replace it with the new one.
  • Unpack the new ink cartridge and insert it into the empty slot on the drum unit.
  • Make sure that the ink cartridge locks into its position.
  • Now, try to power cycle the Brother HL 2040 printer and the computer.
  • Disconnect both printer and the computer from the electrical socket and then reconnect it after some time.
  • Next, launch the Windows Service manager window and then try to restart the Print Pool Services.
  • Now, check whether the Brother HL 2040 setup is printing.
  • If the issue persists, update the driver. 
  • Check whether you have connected the USB cables correctly.
  • Reset the printer of all the above steps do not help.
Brother HL 2040 troubleshooting

Brother HL 2040 Paper Keeps Jamming

  • First, access the front door of the Brother hl 2040 printer and leave it open for 10 minutes to cool down.
  • Now, remove the drum unit and the toner cartridge assembly from the Brother hl 2040 printer.
  • Then, gently pull out the paper with the drum unit and the toner cartridge assembly and close the front cover.
  • Now, remove the input tray entirely out from the Brother hl 2040 printer.
  • Make use of both the hands and slowly take out the jammed paper.
  • Next, access the back door or the face-up output tray.
  • Now, access the fuser cover by pulling the tabs at the left and the right sides.
  • Take out the jammed paper from the fuser unit with both the hands.
  • Then, close the fuser cover.
  • Now, draw the duplex tray entirely out from the Brother hl 2040 printer.
  • Check for the jammed paper and remove if you find one.
  • Next, ensure that the paper is not jammed underneath the Brother hl 2040 printer from the static electricity.
  • Place back the duplex tray and the paper tray into the Brother hl 2040 printer.
  • Press the green lock lever downwards and then remove the toner cartridge from the drum unit.
  • Check for the jammed paper inside the drum unit.
  • Then, place back the toner cartridge into the drum unit and lock it in its position.
  • Access the front cover and put back the drum unit and the toner cartridge assembly into the Brother hl 2040 printer.
  • Close the front cover and ensure the error LED lights are off and then the ready LED lights glow.
  • Press Go, to begin with, the Brother HL 2040 setup printing process.

Brother HL 2040 Paper Light Flashing

  • First, pull the tabs on the left and right side of the Brother hl 2040 and access the front cover.
  • Now, lift and pull the drum unit and take the drum unit assembly entirely out from the Brother hl 2040 printer.
  • Then, locate the drum unit on a paper or a soft cloth to prevent it from spilling the toner.
  • Next, give a smooth wipe to the primary corona wire and clean the wire that is found inside the drum unit.
  • Now, take the toner cartridge out from the drum unit by pressing green lock lever of the drum unit.
  • If you find any paper in the drum unit, gently remove it using both the hands.
  • Next, check for the paper inside the Brother HL 2040 printer at the location where the drum unit was positioned.
  • Now, set the toner cartridge into the Brother HL 2040 setup.
  • Install back the drum unit into the Brother printer and close the cartridge access door and the front cover.
  • If the issue persists, proceed with troubleshooting.
  • Check whether the back cover is open. If so, close it properly.
  • Next, press the black lever down and access the black plastic inner chute.
  • If you find any paper inside, remove it gently and then close the back cover.
  • Then, remove the paper tray completely out from the Brother hl 2040 printer.
  • Gently, remove the paper from the paper tray and under the Brother printer.
  • Insert the paper tray back into the Brother HL 2040 printer.
  • Now, using both the hands, slide the manual feed slot paper into its position.
  • Make sure that the front edge of the manual feed slot touches the paper feed roller. 

Brother HL 2040 Paper Feed Problem

  • First, power off the Brother HL 2040 printer and disconnect it from the electrical socket.
  • Gently, take the paper tray completely out from the Brother HL 2040 printer.
  • Now, you can see the separation roller and the pickup roller inside the Brother hl 2040 printer.
  • Check whether the rollers are neat. If not, clean up the rollers.
  • Take a microfiber cloth that is dampened with water.
  • Now, wipe both the rollers with the microfiber cloth and leave the rollers to dry.
  • Next, reassemble the Brother HL 2040 printer and reconnect the power cord to the electrical socket. 
  • Now, power on the Brother HL 2040 printer.
Brother HL 2040 Paper Feed Problem
  • Remove the paper tray completely out from the Brother HL 2040 setup printer.
  • Again, reinstall it properly and check if it locks into its slot.

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