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Paper Light Blinking

I Have This HL5250DN Printer For 3 Years & It Recently Started Making Probs., The Paper Light Keeps On Blinking (Orange) Only If I Put Paper In Tray 2 The Light Goes Green & It Prints Fine, But If I Select To Print From Tray 1 Not Auto Select, Then The Light Starts Blinking Again Until I Shut Off & Power Back On Again, I Called Brother & They Couldn't Solve Told Me To Call A Service Guy Since I'm Off The Warranty Already, Ive Tried Everything That's Mentioned On This Site But To No Avail

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  • Harry Pollak Feb 06, 2009

    Hi, The Tray Moves Regulary In And Out, If I Change The Two Trays The Same Thing Happens, Meaning It Will Take Paper From The Bottom Tray So I Guess The Tray Is Perfectly Fine. If Its The Sensor, Is There A Way I Can Fix It Or Do I Need To Call A Dealer?
    Thank You Very Much For Responding

  • dsiddens Feb 23, 2009

    Paper light blinking green, status light on continuously. No jams, tray is about 1/2 full of paper.

  • Thomas F. Schneider May 11, 2010

    Sounds like the sensor for tray 1 went bad and does not show properly. Now, how to test the sensor? My guess is that it is either a light or controled by weight. Does the tray move? Weight. Stationary?
    Light sensor. If a light sensor, it may be out of alignment. It has to 
    line up so that the light shines on the center of the sensor. look to see ,phsically , if it does. Weight. Micro switch that will move when tray goes up and down. Pretty Generic, I know, but I have never worked on your model. Hope this has at least been helpful.



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Make sure the rear part of your paper tray is not pressed too tightly against rear of paper. it will prevent the paper from raising up fully to the feed roller. you can also try cleaning the feed roller if that doesn't do it.


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