Brother HL-2240 Setup Guidance

  • Open the box and remove the Brother HL-2240D printer from it.
  • Place your Brother printer on a clean surface.
  • "Remove" the protective cover of the machine.
  • "Tears" all the tapes on the Brother HL-2240 setup.
  • Remove the packing materials from the printer.
  • Connect the AC power cable to an electrical wall outlet directly.
  • "Pull" the input tray of the printer.
  • Load suitable sheets in the paper tray by adjusting the paper width guides. Close the tray.
  • Install the software for the Brother HL-2240 printer.
  • "Connect" the machine to your computer and complete the Brother HL-2240 printer setup.
Brother HL-2240 Setup

How to Download Brother HL-2240 Driver?

Downloading the software for the Brother HL-2240 setup by using the Driver Download button provided below. Make a click on the Driver Download button. Wait until your system downloads the driver. The downloaded driver file gets saved in the downloads folder on your computer. Go to the downloads folder and avail the printer software.

Windows OS

If you are a Windows OS, click the button below to download the Brother HL-2240 printer software on your Windows computer or laptop.

HL-2240DW Windows driver download

Mac OS

Are you a Mac user, tap the button below to computerize the Brother HL 2240 printer software on your Mac device.

HL-2240DW Mac Driver Download

Once the driver gets downloaded, locate it in the downloads folder on your computer. Move the driver file to the desired folder and install it.

Brother HL-2240 Setup User Manual Download

The manual includes instructions to set up the Brother HL-2240 printer. Also, you can troubleshoot any issues with the Brother machine by using the solutions included in its manual.

Brother HL-2240DW User Manual download

Guide: Brother HL-2240DW Driver Installation

  • You can execute the installation process after downloading the software for the Brother HL-2240 setup. The step by step procedure for installing the printer software varies based on the OS version of your computer or laptop.
  • Double-click the Driver file which you have downloaded on your computer or laptop.
  • Set your preferences and follow the prompts on the screen.
  • When the License Agreement screen displays, click the checkbox present on it and continue the process.
  • Execute the connection setup and complete the installation process.

How to Duplex on a Brother HL-2240 Printer?

  • Open the document which you need to print in a word application on your computer.
  • Click the File menu and tap Print.
  • Select the printer name and click Properties.
  • Go to the Basic tab and configure the settings like the Paper Size, Media Type, Duplex / Booklet, Paper Source, Duplex Type, and Binding Offset.
  • After setting the configurations, tap OK.
  • Send your document to the Brother HL 2240 printer.
  • Make sure that the paper tray is loaded with suitable sheets.
  • Note: The sheets should be loaded with their print sides facing up.
  • Use the Print option and start printing the document.

How to Replace Toner in Brother Printer HL-2240?

  • Before you begin to execute the toner replacement process, make sure that the Brother HL-2240 printer is powered on.
  • Leave the printer idle for 10 minutes.
  • Raise the access cover found at the front of the Brother HL-2240 setup.
  • Remove the drum unit with toner cartridge from the printer.
  • Gently push the green-colored lock lever found on the drum unit.
  • Remove the cartridge from the drum unit.
  • You would have bought a fresh toner cartridge. Unpack the cartridge.
  • Gently shake the cartridge by holding it ends.
  • Now the toner inside the cartridge gets distributed evenly.
  • Find the protective cover on the cartridge and remove it.
  • Fix the toner cartridge into the drum unit until it fits into the place.
  • Once the cartridge settles at its place, the green-colored lock lever lifts automatically.
  • Never fail to clean the corona wire present inside the drum unit.
  • Note: The wire can be cleaned by sliding the green-colored tab from right to left and vice versa.
  • Fix the drum unit into its place in the Brother HL-2240 setup.
  • Finally, close the access cover at the front and complete the toner replacement process.

How to Replace Drum on Brother HL-2240?

  • Before you start the drum replacement process, ensure that your Brother HL-2240 printer is powered on.
  • You can replace the drum unit of the printer when the Drum LED flashes.
  • Let the printer cools down for 10 minutes.
  • Open the access cover present at the front of the Brother HL-2240 setup.
  • Remove the drum unit & toner cartridge from the Brother machine.
  • Never touch the electrodes of the printer to avoid electrical issues.
  • Take out the cartridge from the drum unit by using the green-colored lock lever.
  • Unpack the newly purchased drum unit.
  • Fix the removed cartridge into the drum unit.
  • Make sure that the toner cartridge produces a click sound which fixing it.
  • The click sound indicates that the toner cartridge is inserted correctly.
  • Install the drum unit along with the toner cartridge into the Brother HL 2240 setup.
  • Hold the Go button on the front panel of the Brother machine until all the LED on the printer starts to blink.
  • Finally, close the access cover at the front which you have opened previously.
  • Verify if the LED of the Drum unit is turned off.

How to Refill Brother HL-2240 Toner?

There is no refilling option for the toner cartridge of the Brother HL-2240 printer. Instead, you can only replace the cartridge. You can purchase genuine ink cartridges from the manufacturer’s store for replacing the old or damaged cartridges. Refer to the above given topic for simple instructions to replace the Brother HL-2240 printer toner cartridge.

How to Clean Brother HL-2240 Printer?

It is necessary to clean the Brother HL-2240 printer periodically to avoid any issues with it. Use a dry cotton swab or lint-free cloth to clean the printer. Do not forget to clean the printer parts like the corona wire, drum unit, and paper pick-up rollers. Once you complete the cleaning process, re-fix the printer components. For more instructions to clean the Brother HL-2240 Setup, call our technical support team.

How to Print Envelopes on Brother HL-2240?

  • Open the output tray at the back of the Brother HL 2240 setup.
  • You can find two green-colored lock levers inside the machine.
  • Pull one lever to the left and another one to the right.
  • Pull the manual feed slot door of the printer.
  • Slide the paper guides of the manual feed slot according to the width of the sheets that you intend to load.
  • Now load one envelope until its edge touches the paper feed roller.
  • Open the Brother HL2240 printer software on your computer. Set the print settings like the Paper Size, Media Type, and Paper Source.
  • Send the data to be printed to the Brother HL-2240 setup.
  • Once the envelope gets printed, load the next envelope, and begin the printing process.

Brother HL-2240 Setup Troubleshooting Guidance

Troubleshoot the issue with your Brother HL 2240 printer by using guidance from our technical experts. Our experts are well-qualified in fixing any problems with the Brother HL-2240 setup. You can also find solutions for some printer issues like the drum error, printer offline problem in the following topics.

How to fix Brother HL-2240 Drum Error?

  • Clean the corona wire of the Brother HL 2240 printer’s drum unit.
  • Refer to the following steps to clean the corona wire.
  • Open the access door at the front and leave the printer to cool down for a few minutes.
  • Remove the drum unit along with the toner cartridge from the printer.
  • You can find a green-colored tab on the drum unit.
  • Slide the drum unit from left to right and vice versa for several times.
  • The sliding process cleans the corona wire of the drum unit.
  • Fix the drum unit with the toner cartridge into the printer.
  • Close the door which you have opened previously.
  • If the drum error persists, replace the drum unit of the Brother HL-2240 setup.
  • You can find quick steps for replacing the drum unit on this page.

How to fix Brother HL-2240 Error Light Flashing?

  • The error light of the Brother HL 2240 printer flashes when the machine faces the Paper Jam, Cover Open, or No Paper issue.
  • Make sure that the paper tray of the Brother HL 2240 printer is loaded with suitable sheets.
  • Check for any jammed sheets stuck inside the printer.
  • Open the door at the front of the Brother HL-2240 Setup.
  • Leave the printer to cool down for a few minutes.
  • Gently remove the drum unit with toner cartridge from the Brother printer.
  • Close the access door which you have opened previously.
  • Pull the paper tray and check for any jammed sheets.
  • Also, check for paper jams in other parts of the printer like the duplex tray, fuser cover, and output tray.
  • After checking the trays, close all the doors, and try to solve the issue.

How to fix Brother hl 2240 Printer Offline?

  • The Brother HL 2240 printer goes offline only when there are issues with the power connection of the machine.
  • So, it is necessary to check the power connection. Make sure that the power cable is plugged to the respective port of the printer and electrical outlet directly.
  • It is not advisable to use a surge protector for executing the power connection as it may cause power fluctuations.
  • Also, check the connection between your Brother HL-2240 setup and computer.
  • If you use a router for executing the connection, make sure that the router is working properly and providing an active internet connection.
  • Verify the status of your Brother HL 2240 printer under the Devices and Printers option on your computer.

How to Reset Brother HL-2240 Printer?

  • Power off the Brother HL 2240 printer if it is turned on.
  • Before you begin the reset process, ensure that the access cover at the front of the Brother HL 2240 printer is closed and the power cable is plugged correctly.
  • Hold the Go button and turn on the Brother HL 2240 printer.
  • Keep pressing the Go button until all the LEDs of the printer turns on, and the Ready light powers off.
  • Once you release the Go button, all the LEDs of the printer powers off.
  • Now tap the Go button for eight times.
  • The Brother HL-2240 setup resets by itself. Once the reset process is completed, all the LEDs of the printer turns on and restarts by itself.

How to Align Brother HL-2240 Printer?

  • You can set the alignment option in the software for the Brother HL-2240 printer.
  • Open the print command window on your computer.
  • Find the alignment option and configure it.
  • For detailed instructions to align the print head of the Brother HL-2240 setup, call our customer support team.

How to Reset Brother HL-2240 Toner?

  • Begin the toner reset process by turning off the Brother HL-2240 setup.
  • Open the access cover which is found at the front of the Brother machine.
  • Press & hold the Go button on the front panel of the printer and turn it on.
  • Release the button when the Toner, Drum, and Error light turns on.
  • Once you release the Go button, all the lights on the panel powers off.
  • Now tap the Go button for 2 times. The Toner, Drum, and Error light turn on.
  • Press the Go button for 6 times if you have installed the TN420 or TN2210 cartridge.
  • If you have inserted the TN450 or TN2220 cartridge, tap the Go button for 7 times.
  • Now the Error LED starts to flash, close the access door which you have opened.

How to fix Brother HL-2240 not Printing Issue?

  • Turn off the Brother HL-2240 printer.
  • Open the access cover.
  • Power up the Brother HL-2240 setup by pressing the Go button.
  • Release the Go button when all the lights turn on.
  • Now press the Go button for two times. All the lights powers on.
  • Press the Go button for 5 times.
  • Now the error light of the printer starts to flash.
  • Close the access cover and wait for a few minutes.
  • Now the printer not printing issue is solved and ready to perform its functions.
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