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FAQs & Troubleshooting

FAQs & Troubleshooting

What do the LED indications mean?

The technical term for the lights on the front of your Brother machine is Light Emitting Diodes (LED's).

 

This FAQ explains the meaning of those different LED indications.

 

[LED indication]

 

The Error LED (Error) is off.
The Ready LED (Ready) is dimmed.

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Meaning of LED Indication:

  • Sleep
    The machine is in Sleep Mode. While the machine is in Sleep Mode, the Ready LED (Ready) is dimmed, but the machine can still receive data. Receiving a print job will automatically wake up the machine to start printing.
     
  • Deep Sleep
    The machine is in Deep Sleep Mode, and uses less power than Sleep mode. While the machine is in Deep Sleep Mode, The Ready LED (Ready) is dimmed, but the machine can still receive data. Receiving a print job will automatically wake up the machine to start printing.

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[LED indication]

 

The Error LED (Error) is off.
The Ready LED (Ready) is on.

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Meaning of LED Indication:

  • Ready
    The machine is ready to print.

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[LED indication]

 

The Error LED (Error) is off.
The Ready LED (Ready) will blink in 1 or 0.5 second intervals.

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Meaning of LED Indication:

  • Printing

    The machine is printing.
     

  • Please Wait
    The machine is warming up.
     
  • Cooling Down
    The inside of the machine is extremely hot. The machine will pause its current print job and go into Cooling Down mode. Wait until the machine is in Ready mode.
     
  • Receiving Data
    The machine is either receiving data from the computer or processing data in the memory.
     
  • Data Remaining
    There is remaining print data in the machine's memory. If the Ready LED (Ready) is blinking for a long time and nothing has printed, press power to print the remaining data in the memory.

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[LED indication]

 

Both the Ready (Ready) and Error (Error) LEDs will turn on together, then the Error LED (Error) will turn off after 0.5 seconds and the Ready LED (Ready) will turn off after 1 second, they will then both be off for a further 1 second. This procedure is repeated until the error is corrected.

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Meaning of LED Indication:

  • Toner Low
    The toner cartridge will need to be replaced soon. Buy a new toner cartridge and have it ready for when Replace Toner is indicated.
    If the printout is faint, hold the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly level with both hands and gently shake it from side to side several times to spread the toner evenly inside the cartridge.
     
  • Replace Toner (Continue mode)
    The machine continues printing until the LED indicates Toner Ended.

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[LED indication]

 

The Error LED(Error) will blink once in 1.5 seconds intervals. 
The Ready LED (Ready) is off.
 

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Meaning of LED Indication:

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[LED indication]

 

The Error LED (Error) will blink 4 times and turn off for 1 second.
The Ready LED (Ready) is off.

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Meaning of LED Indication:

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[LED indication]

 

The Error LED (Error) will blink 3 times at 0.5 second intervals and the Ready LED (Ready) will light up. Then both LEDs will turn off for 1 second.

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Meaning of LED Indication:

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[LED indication]

 

The Error LED (Error) will blink 3 times and turn off for 1 second.
The Ready LED (Ready) is off.

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Meaning of LED Indication:

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[LED indication]

 

The Error LED (Error) will blink twice and turn off for 1 second.
The Ready LED (Ready) is off.

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Meaning of LED Indication:

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[LED indication]

 

The Error LED (Error) will blink twice.
The Ready LED (Ready) is off.

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Meaning of LED Indication:

  • Size Mismatch
    The paper in the tray is not the correct size. Load the correct size of paper in the tray and set the size of paper to the tray.

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[LED indication]

 

The Error LED (Error) will blink 4 times and turn off for 1 second.
The Ready LED (Ready) is off.

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Meaning of LED Indication:

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[LED indication]

 

The Error LED (Error) is and Ready LED (Ready) will light up alternately.

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Meaning of LED Indication:

  • Cancel Printing
    The machine is canceling the job.

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[LED indication]

 


The Error LED (Error) is blinking.
The Ready LED (Ready) is blinking.

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