Error messages in the Status Monitor

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Error messages in the Status Monitor
The Status Monitor will report problems with the printer as defined in the following
table. Take the corrective actions for the error message the Status Monitor reports.
Error message
Action
COVER OPEN
• 
Close the front cover of the printer.
NO PAPER 
or
MISFEED
• 
The paper cassette may be out of paper or not properly
installed.  If it is empty, load a new stack of paper into the
paper cassette.
• 
If there is paper in the paper cassette, make sure it is straight.
If the paper is curled, you should straighten it before printing.
Sometimes it is helpful to remove the paper, turn the stack
over and put it back into the paper cassette.
• 
Reduce the amount of paper in the paper cassette, then try
again.
• 
Make sure that  you use paper that meets Brother’s
recommended paper specifications.  
See “What kind of paper
can I use” in Chapter 1.
PAPER JAM
• 
Refer to ‘PAPER JAMS and how clear them’.
TONER LOW
• 
Purchase a new toner cartridge and have it ready for when the
Toner Empty status is indicated.
TONER EMPTY
• 
Refer to ‘How to replace the Toner cartridge’ in Chapter 3
 or
view the instructional video on the CD-ROM.
PRINT OVERRUN
• 
Press the panel button to print the data remaining in the
printer.
• 
If this does not clear the error, reduce the complexity of your
document or reduce the print resolution.
(For HL-1250 Only)
• 
Expand the printer memory by adding a commercially
available SIMM.  
Refer to ‘How to add extra Memory’ in
Chapter 2.
 Set page protection to ON by using the supplied
Windows driver or RPC program.
• 
Change the following settings in the supplied Windows driver
and try again.  The best combination of settings below will
vary depending on your document.
Graphics Mode
True Type
TM
 mode
Use Printer True Type
TM
 Fonts