Brother HL-5130 User Manual

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Brother Laser Printer
HL-5130
HL-5140
HL-5150D
HL-5170DN
User's Guide
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  • Page 1 Please read this User’s Guide thoroughly before you use the printer. Keep the CD-ROM in a convenient place so you can use it quickly if you need to. Please visit our web site at http://solutions.brother.com where you can get answers to Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs), Product Support and Technical Questions, and the latest Driver Updates and Utilities.
  • Page 2 Laser printer HL-5100 series User's Guide Definitions of warnings, cautions, and notes We use the following terms throughout this User’s Guide: You must follow these warnings to prevent possible personal injury. You must follow these instructions to make sure you use the printer properly and do not damage it. Remember these useful tips when you use the printer.
  • Page 3: To Use The Printer Safely

    To use the printer safely After you have just used the printer, some parts inside the printer will be extremely hot. When you open the front or back cover of the printer, never touch the shaded parts shown in the illustrations below.
  • Page 4 Compilation and Publication Notice Under the supervision of Brother Industries Ltd., this manual has been compiled and published, covering the latest product’s descriptions and specifications. The contents of this manual and the specifications of this product are subject to change without notice.
  • Page 5: Table Of Contents

    Printing on plain paper ... 1-8 Printing on plain paper from the paper tray ... 1-8 Printing on plain paper from the manual feed tray (For HL-5130 and HL-5140) ... 1-12 Printing on plain paper from the multi-purpose tray (MP tray) (For HL-5150D and HL-5170DN) 1-14 Printing on thicker paper and card stock ...
  • Page 6 Print fonts (Not available for HL-5130) ... 3-10 Using the control panel button ... 3-10 Using the printer driver (Not available for HL-5130) ... 3-10 Network factory default setting (For HL-5170DN) ... 3-11 Disabling the APIPA protocol (For HL-5170DN) ... 3-11 Options ...
  • Page 7 Customer Service ...C-1 Service center locator (USA only) ...C-2 Service center locations (Canada only) ...C-2 Brother fax back system (USA only) ...C-2 Important information: Regulations ...C-3 Federal Communications Commission (FCC) Declaration of Conformity (For USA) ...C-3 Industry Canada Compliance Statement (For Canada) ...C-4 International ENERGY STAR Laser Notices ...C-5...
  • Page 8: About This Printer

    About this printer What is in the box? When you unpack the printer, check to see that you have all of the following parts. The power cord may be slightly different than the one in the figure above, depending on which country the printer was bought in.
  • Page 9: Front View

    Front view Front View* Face-down Output Tray Support Flap (Support Flap) Control Panel Front Cover Release Button (HL-5130 and HL-5140) Manual Feed Tray (HL-5150D and HL-5170DN) Multi-purpose Tray (MP Tray) Paper Tray Power Switch Front Cover Face-down Output Tray * The printer illustration is based on HL-5150D and HL-5170DN.
  • Page 10: Back View

    Back view Back view* Face-up Output Tray Duplex Tray (For HL-5150D and HL-5170DN) AC Power Connector Parallel Interface Connector USB Interface Connector Side Cover (HL-5170DN) 10/100BASE-TX Port (HL-5170DN) LED (Light-emitting Diode) * The printer illustration is based on HL-5170DN. 1 - 3 ABOUT THIS PRINTER Figure 1-2...
  • Page 11: Positioning The Printer

    Positioning the printer Please read the following before you use the printer. Power supply Use the printer within the recommended power range. Power source: USA and Canada: Europe and Australia: AC 220 to 240 V, 50/60 Hz The power cord, including extensions, should be no longer than 5 meters (16½ feet). Do not share the same power circuit with other high-power appliances, such as an air conditioner, copier, shredder and so on.
  • Page 12: What Kind Of Paper Can I Use

    (80 g/m or 21 lb) 1 - 5 ABOUT THIS PRINTER Tray 1 Manual (HL-5130 and HL-5140) MP Tray (HL-5150D and HL-5170DN) Tray 2 (Not available for HL-5130) Manual MP tray Tray 2 feed tray A4 or Letter Up to 10 sheets...
  • Page 13: Recommended Paper

    Recommended paper Europe Plain paper Xerox Premier 80 g/m Xerox Business 80 g/m Modo DATACOPY 80 g/m IGEPA X-Press 80 g/m Recycled paper Xerox Recycled Supreme 80 g/m Transparency 3M CG3300 Labels Avery laser label L7163 Before you buy a lot of paper, please test some to make sure that the paper is suitable. Use paper that is made for plain-paper copying.
  • Page 14: Printable Area

    Printable area When using PCL emulation, the edges of the paper that cannot be printed on are shown below. Portrait Letter Legal 4.2 mm 4.2 mm 4.2 mm (0.17 in.) (0.17 in.) (0.17 in.) 6.01 mm 6.35 mm 6.35 mm (0.24 in.) (0.25 in.) (0.25 in.)
  • Page 15: Printing Methods

    Printing methods Printing on plain paper You can print on plain paper from the paper tray or manual feed tray. For the paper you want to use, see What kind of paper can I use? on page 1-5. Printing on plain paper from the paper tray Illustrations in this section are based on HL-5150D and HL-5170DN.
  • Page 16 Pull the paper tray completely out of the printer. While pressing the blue paper-guide release lever, slide the paper guides to fit the paper size. Check that the guides are firmly in the slots. 1 - 9 ABOUT THIS PRINTER Figure 1-5 Figure 1-6...
  • Page 17 Put paper in the tray. Check that the paper is flat in the tray at all four corners. Do not put more than 250 sheets of paper (80 g/m Check that paper is below the maximum paper mark ( ). When you use pre-printed paper, put the side that is going to be printed on (blank side) face down, with the top of the paper at the front of the tray.
  • Page 18 Pull up the output tray support flap to prevent paper from sliding off the face-down output tray. Figure 1-9 If you choose not to pull out the output tray support flap, we recommend that you remove printed pages immediately after they come out of the printer. Send the print data to the printer.
  • Page 19: Printing On Plain Paper From The Manual Feed Tray (For Hl-5130 And Hl-5140)

    Printing on plain paper from the manual feed tray (For HL-5130 and HL-5140) The printer automatically turns on the Manual Feed mode when you put paper in the manual feed tray. Select the Paper Size, Media Type, Paper Source, and other settings in the printer driver.
  • Page 20 Open the manual feed tray. Slide the paper guides to fit the paper size. Using both hands put paper in the manual feed tray until the front edge of the paper touches the paper feed roller. Hold the paper in this position until the printer automatically feeds the paper in for a short distance, and then let go of the paper.
  • Page 21 Printing on plain paper from the multi-purpose tray (MP tray) (For HL-5150D and HL-5170DN) The printer automatically turns on the MP Tray mode when you put paper in the multi-purpose tray. Select the Paper Size, Media Type, Paper Source, and other settings in the printer driver. Media Type: Plain Paper Paper Source: MP Tray PCL driver...
  • Page 22 Open the MP tray and lower it gently. Pull out the MP tray support flap. MP tray support flap When putting paper in the MP tray, make sure it touches the back of the tray and remains under the maximum paper height guides on both sides of the tray. Make sure that the paper is straight and in the proper position on the MP tray.
  • Page 23 While pressing the paper-guide release lever, slide the paper guide to fit the paper size. When you put paper in the MP tray, please remember the following: The side to be printed on must be face up. During printing, the inside tray rises to feed paper into the printer. Put the leading edge (top of the paper) in first and push it gently into the tray.
  • Page 24: Printing On Thicker Paper And Card Stock

    When you select the paper you want to use, see What kind of paper can I use? on page 1-5. Printing on thicker paper and card stock from the manual feed tray (For HL-5130 and HL-5140) Select the Paper Size, Media Type, Paper Source, and other settings in the printer driver.
  • Page 25 Send the print data to the printer. A NO PAPER status is shown by the control panel LEDs until you put a sheet of paper in the manual feed tray. Open the manual feed tray. Slide the paper guides to fit the paper size. Using both hands put the paper in the manual feed tray until the front edge of the paper touches the paper feed roller.
  • Page 26 Make sure that the paper is straight and in the proper position in the manual feed tray. If it is not, the paper may not be fed properly, resulting in a skewed printout or a paper jam. Do not put more than one piece of paper in the manual feed tray at the same time, or it may cause a jam.
  • Page 27: Printing On Thicker Paper And Card Stock From The Multi-Purpose Tray (Mp Tray) (For Hl-5150D And Hl-5170Dn)

    Printing on thicker paper and card stock from the multi-purpose tray (MP tray) (For HL-5150D and HL-5170DN) Select the Paper Size, Media Type, Paper Source, and other settings in the printer driver. Media Type: Thick paper or Thicker paper Paper Source: MP Tray PCL driver PS driver ABOUT THIS PRINTER 1 - 20...
  • Page 28 Open the face-up output tray, and then pull out the face-up output tray support if necessary. Open the MP tray and lower it gently. Pull out the MP tray support flap. MP tray support flap 1 - 21 ABOUT THIS PRINTER Figure 1-22 Figure 1-23 Figure 1-24...
  • Page 29 When putting paper in the MP tray, make sure it touches the back of the tray and remains under the maximum paper height guides on both sides of the tray. Make sure that the paper is straight and in the proper position in the MP tray. If it is not, the paper may not be fed properly, resulting in a skewed printout or a paper jam.
  • Page 30 Caution Remove each sheet immediately after printing. Stacking the sheets may cause a paper jam or the paper to curl. Figure 1-27 1 - 23 ABOUT THIS PRINTER...
  • Page 31: Printing On Envelopes

    IF YOU USE ANY OF THE TYPES OF ENVELOPES LISTED ABOVE, THEY MAY DAMAGE YOUR PRINTER. THIS DAMAGE IS NOT COVERED UNDER ANY BROTHER WARRANTY OR SERVICE AGREEMENT. Before you print envelopes, you must ‘fan’ the stack to avoid paper jams and misfeeds.
  • Page 32: Printing On Envelopes From The Manual Feed Tray (For Hl-5130 And Hl-5140)

    Printing on envelopes from the manual feed tray (For HL-5130 and HL-5140) The printer has a straight paper path from the manual feed tray to the back of the printer. Use this paper feed and output method when you want to print envelopes.
  • Page 33 Send the print data to the printer. A NO PAPER status is shown by the control panel LEDs until you put a sheet of paper in the manual feed tray. Open the manual feed tray. Slide the paper guides to fit the envelope size. Toner Drum Paper...
  • Page 34 Envelopes that have been creased after they have been printed: At the back of the printer, open the face-up output tray and push down the blue tabs at the left and right hand sides (as shown in the figure below). When you have finished printing your envelopes, close the face-up output tray to reset the two blue tabs back to their original position.
  • Page 35 Make sure the envelope is straight as you insert it sideways in the manual feed tray. If it is not, the envelope may not be fed properly, resulting in a skewed printout or a jam. Do not put more than one envelope in the manual feed tray at the same time, or it may cause a jam.
  • Page 36: Printing On Envelopes From The Mp Tray (For Hl-5150D And Hl-5170Dn)

    Printing on envelopes from the MP tray (For HL-5150D and HL-5170DN) The printer has a straight paper path from the MP tray to the back of the printer. Use this paper feed and output method when you want to print envelopes. The printer automatically turns on the MP Tray mode when you put paper in the MP tray.
  • Page 37 Open the face-up output tray, and then pull out the face-up output tray support if necessary. Open the MP tray and lower it gently. Pull out the MP tray support flap. MP tray support flap Figure 1-34 Figure 1-35 Figure 1-36 ABOUT THIS PRINTER 1 - 30...
  • Page 38 Envelopes that have been creased after they have been printed: At the back of the printer, open the face-up output tray and push down the blue tabs at the left and right hand sides (as shown in the figure below). When you have finished printing your envelopes, close the face-up output tray to reset the two blue tabs back to their original position.
  • Page 39 Press and slide the paper-width guide to fit the envelope size. DL size double-flap envelopes If the DL size double flap envelope is creased after printing, go to the Basic tab, select Paper Size and then select DL Long Edge. Put a new DL size double-flap envelope in the MP tray with the longest edge of the envelope in first, then print again.
  • Page 40: Printing On Transparencies

    Printing on transparencies You can print on transparencies from the paper tray, manual feed tray or MP tray. Printing on transparencies from the paper tray Do not put more than 10 transparencies in the paper tray. Illustrations in this section are based on HL-5150D and HL-5170DN. Select the Paper Size, Media Type, Paper Source, and other settings in the printer driver.
  • Page 41 Pull the paper tray completely out of the printer. While pressing the blue paper-guide release levers, slide the paper guides to fit the transparency size. Check that the guides are firmly in the slots. Put transparencies in the tray. Check that the transparencies are flat and below the maximum paper mark ( ).
  • Page 42 Put the paper tray firmly back in the printer. Pull out the support flap to prevent transparencies from sliding off the face-down ouput tray. Send the print data to the printer. Caution Remove each transparency immediately. 1 - 35 ABOUT THIS PRINTER Figure 1-43 Figure 1-44...
  • Page 43: Printing On Transparencies From The Manual Feed Tray (For Hl-5130 And Hl-5140)

    Printing on transparencies from the manual feed tray (For HL-5130 and HL-5140) When the face-up output tray is open, the printer has a straight paper path from the manual feed tray to the face-up output tray. Select the Paper Size, Media Type, Paper Source, and other settings in the printer driver.
  • Page 44 Send the print data to the printer A NO PAPER status is shown by the control panel LEDs until you put a transparency in the manual feed tray. Open the manual feed tray. Slide the paper guides to the transparency size. Using both hands put the transparency in the manual feed tray until its front edge touches the paper feed roller.
  • Page 45 Make sure that the transparency is straight and in the proper position on the manual feed tray. If it is not, the transparency may not be fed properly, resulting in a skewed printout or a jam. Do not put more than one transparency in the manual feed tray at the same time, or it may cause a jam.
  • Page 46: Printing On Transparencies From The Mp Tray (For Hl-5150D And Hl-5170Dn)

    Printing on transparencies from the MP tray (For HL-5150D and HL-5170DN) When the face-up output tray is open, the printer has a straight paper path from the MP tray to the back of the printer. Select the Paper Size, Media Type, Paper Source, and other settings in the printer driver. Media Type: Transparencies Paper Source: MP Tray PCL driver...
  • Page 47 Open the face-up output tray. Send the print data to the printer. A NO PAPER status is shown by the control panel LEDs until you put a transparency in the MP tray. Open the MP tray and lower it gently. Figure 1-49 Toner Drum...
  • Page 48 Pull out the MP tray support flap. When putting transparencies in the MP tray, make sure they touch the back of the tray and remain under the maximum paper height guides on both sides of the tray. Do not put more than 10 transparencies in the MP tray at any one time, or it may cause a jam.
  • Page 49 When you put transparencies in the MP tray, please remember the following: The side to be printed on must be face up. Put the leading edge (top of the transparencies) in first and push it gently into the tray. The top of the transparency stack must be under the maximum paper height guides that are on both sides of the tray.
  • Page 50: Duplex Printing

    Duplex Printing The supplied PCL printer drivers for Windows ® ® 8.6 to 9.2 and Mac OS X 10.1 or later all enable duplex printing. For more information about how to choose the settings, see the Help text in the printer driver. Guidelines for printing on both sides of the paper If the paper is thin, it may wrinkle.
  • Page 51: Manual Duplex Printing From The Manual Feed Tray (For Hl-5130 And Hl-5140)

    Manual duplex printing from the manual feed tray (For HL-5130 and HL-5140) Caution Before you put the sheets back in the manual feed tray, you will have to straighten them, or you may get paper jams. You should not use very thin or very thick paper.
  • Page 52: Manual Duplex Printing From The Multi-Purpose Tray (For Hl-5150D And Hl-5170Dn)

    Manual duplex printing from the multi-purpose tray (For HL-5150D and HL-5170DN) Caution Before putting the sheets back in the MP tray, you will have to straighten them, or you may get paper jams. You should not use very thin or very thick paper. When you use the manual duplex function, it is possible that there may be paper jams or poor print quality.
  • Page 53 Paper orientation for manual duplex printing The printer prints the second page first. If you print 10 pages on 5 sheets of paper, it will print page 2 then page 1 on the first sheet of paper. It will print page 4 then page 3 on the second sheet of paper. It will print page 6 then page 5 on the third sheet of paper, and so on.
  • Page 54: Printing On Both Sides Of The Paper (Automatic Duplex Printing)

    Printing on both sides of the paper (automatic duplex printing) This section is for HL-5150D and HL-5170DN. Guidelines for automatic duplex printing Use A4, Letter or Legal size plain paper. If paper is curled, straighten it and then put it back in the paper tray. You should use regular paper.
  • Page 55 Open the Properties dialog box in the printer driver. In the Advanced tab select Duplex Printing mode, check Duplex, and make sure that Use Duplex tray has been selected. Select Duplex Type and set Binding Offset if you need, and then click the OK button. The printer will print on both sides of the paper automatically.
  • Page 56: Driver And Software

    The printer drivers for the following operating systems are on the CD-ROM that we have supplied. You can also download the latest printer driver from the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com You can see the operations and detailed information in the Install Software section of the supplied CD-ROM.
  • Page 57 *1*2 Auto Detect These settings are not available with the BR-script driver.(HL-5150D and HL-5170DN) These settings are not available with Brother Laser for Macintosh These settings are not available with Windows NT These settings are not available for HL-5130. This setting is not available for HL-5130 and HL-5140.
  • Page 58: For Windows

    For Windows Features in the PCL printer driver You can download the latest printer driver or get other information by accessing the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com You can also change settings by clicking the illustration on the left side of the Basic tab in the Properties dialog box.
  • Page 59 Advanced tab If you are using Windows NT clicking Printing Preferences... in the General tab of the Printer Properties screen. Change the tab settings by clicking the following icons: Print Quality Duplex Printing Watermark Page Setting Device Options Print Quality Select the resolution, toner save and print settings or gray printing setting.
  • Page 60 Toner Save Mode You can save running costs by turning on the toner save mode, which reduces the print density. Print Setting You can manually change the brightness, contrast and other settings. ® Auto (For Windows You can automatically print with the most suitable print setting by selecting the Auto button. Manual (For Windows You can change the settings manually by selecting the manual button and ticking the setting button.
  • Page 61 Device Options You can set the following Printer Function modes in this tab: (You can jump to the page for each Printer Function by clicking the function name in the list below.) Job Spooling Quick Print Setup Sleep Time Status Monitor Macro (For HL-5140, HL-5150D and HL-5170DN) Administrator (For Windows Insert Command/File (For HL-5140, 5150D and 5170DN: For Windows...
  • Page 62 Job Spooling The printer saves data that you want to reprint. You can reprint a document without sending the data again from your PC. To reprint press and hold down the Go button until all four LEDs are lit and then release the Go button. If you want to prevent other people from printing your data using the Reprint function, clear the Use Reprint check box in the job spooling settings.
  • Page 63 ® Administrator (For Windows Administrators have the authority to limit the Number of copies, Scaling setting and Watermark setting functions. Password Enter the password into this box. Set Password Click here to change the password. COPY LOCK Lock the copy pages selection to prevent multiple copy printing. WATERMARK LOCK Lock the current settings of the Watermark option to prevent changes being made.
  • Page 64 This option allows you to change the HRC setting on your Brother HL-5100 series printer. HRC is a special function that offers improved print quality of characters and graphics that conventional laser printers cannot attain with resolutions of 300 or 600 dpi.
  • Page 65 Accessories tab When you install the optional lower tray unit, you can add it and select its settings in the Accessories tab as follows. You can manually add and remove the options that are installed on the printer. Tray settings will match the installed options.
  • Page 66 If you are using Windows NT clicking Printing Preferences... in the General tab of the Printer Properties screen. You can download the latest driver or by accessing the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com You can see the printer driver version.
  • Page 67: Features In The Ps Printer Driver

    Features in the PS printer driver This section is for HL-5150D and HL-5170DN. You can download the latest driver by accessing the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com For more information, please see the Help text in the printer driver. The screens in this section are from Windows The screens on your PC will vary depending on your Operating System.
  • Page 68 Device Settings tab Select the options you installed. 2 - 13 DRIVER AND SOFTWARE...
  • Page 69 Layout tab If you are using Windows NT clicking Printing Preferences... in the General tab of the Printer BR-Script3 Properties screen. You can change the Layout setting by selecting the setting in the Orientation, Page Order and Page Per Sheet. ®...
  • Page 70 Paper / Quality tab Select the Paper Source. 2 - 15 DRIVER AND SOFTWARE...
  • Page 71 Advanced options If you are using Windows NT tab by clicking Advanced... button in the Layout tab or the Paper / Quality tab. Select the Paper Size and Copy Count. Set the Print Quality, Scaling and TrueType Font setting. You can change settings by selecting the setting in the Printer Features list: Media Type Toner Save Sleep Time...
  • Page 72: For Macintosh

    ® For Macintosh ® This printer supports Mac OS You can download the latest driver by accessing the Brother Solutions Center at http://solutions.brother.com The screens in this section are from Mac OS The screens on your Macintosh Page setup You can set the Paper size, Orientation and Scale.
  • Page 73 Specific settings Set the Media Type, Resolution, Toner Save, and other settings. Brother Laser driver PS driver You can change settings by selecting the setting in the Printer Features list: Media Type Resolution Toner Save Sleep Time (For PS driver only)
  • Page 74 Toner Save You can save running costs by turning on the Toner Save setting, which reduces the print density. Sleep Time When the printer does not receive data for a certain period of time (timeout), it enters sleep mode. Sleep mode acts as though the printer was turned off.
  • Page 75: Software

    This section is for Windows Software for Networks This section is for HL-5170DN. BRAdmin Professional The BRAdmin Professional software is a utility for managing your Brother network enabled printers that ® are running under Windows 95/98/Me, Windows NT It allows you to easily configure and check the status of your printer on the network.
  • Page 76: Automatic Emulation Selection

    Automatic Emulation Selection This section is for HL-5150D and HL-5170DN. This printer has an Automatic Emulation Selection feature. When the printer receives data from the computer, it automatically chooses the emulation mode. This feature has been set at the factory to ON. The printer can choose from the following combinations: Setting 1 (default HP LaserJet...
  • Page 77: Control Panel

    Control panel This section refers to the four Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs) (Toner, Drum, Paper, Status) and the two control panel buttons (Job Cancel, Go) on the control panel. The LED indications shown in the table below are used in the illustrations in this chapter. When the power switch is off or the printer is in Sleep mode, all the LEDs are off.
  • Page 78 Printer status Sleep mode The power switch is off or the printer is in Sleep mode. Pressing the Go button wakes up the printer from Sleep mode to Ready mode. Toner Drum Paper Status Figure 3-2 Warming up The printer is warming up. Toner Drum Paper...
  • Page 79 Printer status Data remaining in memory Print data remains in the printer memory. If the Status LED is on for a long time and nothing has printed, press the Go button to print the remaining data. Toner Drum Paper Status Figure 3-6 Toner low Indicates that the toner cartridge is nearly empty.
  • Page 80 Printer status Paper jam Clear the paper jam. See Paper jams and how to clear them on page 6-6. If the printer does not start printing, press the Go button. Toner No paper Drum Put paper in the printer. See Printing on plain paper in Chapter 1. Then press the Go button.
  • Page 81: Service Call Indications

    If you cannot clear the error and see the same service call indication after turning the printer back on, call your dealer or a Brother authorized service representative. When you press the Go and the Job Cancel buttons together, the LEDs will light up with one of the combinations shown in Table 1.
  • Page 82 Paper Status Make a note of the indication and report the error status to your dealer or a Brother authorized service representative by referring to the above table. Make sure that the front cover is fully closed before you report a service call.
  • Page 83: Control Panel Buttons

    Control panel buttons The control panel buttons have the following functions: Cancel printing If you press the Job Cancel button while printing, the printer will immediately stop printing and will then eject the paper. Wake-up If the printer is in Sleep mode, press the Go or Job Cancel button to wake the printer up and go to the Ready state.
  • Page 84: Print A Test Page

    Keep the Go button pressed down until the Toner LED comes on. When the Toner LED comes on, release the Go button. Press the Go button again. The printer will print a test page. Using the printer driver If you are using Brother’s Windows ® General tab of the Windows printer driver.
  • Page 85: Printer Settings

    Turn on the printer and wait until the printer is in the Ready state. Press the Go button three times. The printer will print the current printer settings. Using the printer driver If you are using Brother’s Windows clicking the Print Settings button in the Support tab. ®...
  • Page 86: Print Fonts (Not Available For Hl-5130)

    When the Drum LED comes on, release the Go button. The printer will print a list of the internal fonts. Using the printer driver (Not available for HL-5130) If you are using Brother’s Windows the Print Fonts button in the Support tab.
  • Page 87: Network Factory Default Setting (For Hl-5170Dn)

    Status LED comes on, release the Go button. For more information on APIPA, see the Network User’s Guide or visit http://solutions.brother.com You can also disable the APIPA protocol using EWS, BRAdmin Professional or Web BRAdmin. CONTROL PANEL 3 - 11...
  • Page 88: Options

    Options This printer has the following optional accessories. You can increase the capabilities of the printer with these items. Click the symbol Model DIMM HL-5130 HL-5140 HL-5150D HL-5170DN DIMM We recommend that you expand the printer memory to avoid any memory full errors.
  • Page 89: Installing Additional Memory

    Additional memory is useful and may be necessary if you are using the Page Protection function. (For HL-5170DN) You have to expand the printer memory by adding a DIMM to use the FTP/IPP protocol. Installing additional memory Turn off the printer power switch, and then unplug the printer. Disconnect the interface cable from the printer.
  • Page 90 Hold the DIMM by the side edges. Line up the notches on the DIMM with the DIMM slot. (Check that the locks on each side of the DIMM slot are open or facing outwards.) Press the DIMM straight into the slot (press firmly). Make sure the locks on each side of the DIMM click into place.
  • Page 91: Lower Tray Unit (Lt-5000) (Not Available For Hl-5130)

    21 lb). Figure 4-5 If you want to buy an optional lower tray unit, call the dealer you bought the printer from or Brother Customer Service. To install the lower tray unit, please see the instructions supplied with the lower tray unit.
  • Page 92: Print Server (Nc-2100P)

    Print server (NC-2100p) (For HL-5130, HL-5140 and HL-5150D) An optional network print server (NC-2100p) allows you to connect to your network through the parallel interface. NC-2100p: TCP/IP, NetBEUI and AppleTalk* protocols Superior network and printer management: BRAdmin Professional Windows SNMP MIB I and MIB II over IP or IPX Remote console management via TELNET.
  • Page 93: Routine Maintenance

    Routine maintenance You will need to replace certain parts and clean the printer regularly. You can see the maintenance video in the Maintenance Tutorial section of the CD-ROM we have provided with the printer. You can see how to replace the toner cartridge. You can see how to replace the drum unit.
  • Page 94: Toner Cartridge

    Toner cartridge A new toner cartridge contains enough toner to print up to 3,500 (standard cartridge) or up to 6,700 (high yield cartridge) A4 or Letter-size single-sided pages at 5% coverage. The amount of toner used varies according to what is printed on the page and the print density setting.
  • Page 95: Toner Empty Message

    To ensure high quality printing, make sure you use quality toner cartridges. When you want to buy toner cartridges, call the dealer you bought the printer from or Brother Customer Service. We recommend that you clean the printer when you replace the toner cartridge. See Cleaning on page 5-12.
  • Page 96 Pull out the drum unit assembly (drum unit with toner cartridge). Caution We recommend that you place the drum unit and toner cartridge assembly on a piece of disposable paper or cloth in case you accidentally spill or scatter toner. To prevent damage to the printer from static electricity, do not touch the electrodes shown in Figure 5-5.
  • Page 97 If an unpacked drum unit is put in direct sunlight or room light, the unit may be damaged. Brother strongly recommends that you do not refill the toner cartridge provided with your printer. We also strongly recommend that you continue to use only Genuine Brother Brand replacement toner cartridges.
  • Page 98 Caution Put the toner cartridge in the drum unit immediately after you have removed the protective cover. Do not touch the shaded parts shown in Figure 5-9 and Figure 5-10 to prevent any degradation to the print quality. Figure 5-9 Put the new toner cartridge firmly into the drum unit you hear it lock into place.
  • Page 99 Clean the primary corona wire inside the drum unit by gently sliding the blue tab from right to left and left to right several times. Return the tab to the home position ( ) before you put the drum unit back in the printer.
  • Page 100: Drum Unit

    For best performance, use only genuine Brother toner. The printer should be used only in a clean, dust-free environment with adequate ventilation.
  • Page 101: Replacing The Drum Unit

    Replacing the drum unit We recommend that you clean the printer when you replace the drum unit. See Cleaning on page 5-12. Follow these steps to replace the drum unit. You can also view the drum unit replacement method in the instructional video on the supplied CD-ROM: Press the cover release button and then open the front cover of the printer.
  • Page 102 Push down the blue lock lever and take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit. Caution Handle the toner cartridge carefully. If toner scatters on your hands or clothes, immediately wipe or wash it off with cold water. Discard the used drum unit according to local regulations, keeping it separate from domestic waste.
  • Page 103 Put the drum unit assembly in the printer. Make sure that the printer is turned on, the front cover is open and the Status LED is red. Reset the drum counter. See the instructions supplied with the new drum unit. Caution The Drum LED indication does not disappear until you reset the drum counter.
  • Page 104: Cleaning

    Cleaning Clean the outside and inside of the printer regularly with a dry soft cloth. When you replace the toner cartridge or the drum unit, make sure you clean the inside of the printer. If printed pages are stained with toner, clean the inside of the printer with a dry soft cloth.
  • Page 105: Replacing Periodic Maintenance Parts

    These figures are based on 5% coverage per page. Approximate Life 80,000 pages * 50,000 pages * 50,000 pages * To Purchase Replacement Call Brother Customer Support Call Brother Customer Support Call Brother Customer Support ROUTINE MAINTENANCE 5 - 13...
  • Page 106: Troubleshooting

    Troubleshooting Identifying your problem First, check the following: The power plug is connected properly and the printer is turned on. All of the protective parts have been removed. The toner cartridge and drum unit are installed properly. The front cover is fully closed. Paper is inserted properly in the paper tray.
  • Page 107: Error Messages In The Status Monitor

    The paper tray may be out of paper or not properly installed. If it is empty, put a new stack of paper in the paper tray. For HL-5130, put paper in the paper tray and then press the Go button.
  • Page 108: Error Message Printouts

    Turn the power switch off, wait a few seconds and then turn it on again. If the error occurs again, call your dealer or Brother Customer Service. Press the Go button to print the data left in the printer. Press the Job Cancel button if you want to delete the data left in the printer.
  • Page 109 Error message Action PRINT OVERRUN RESOLUTION REDUCED TO ENABLE PRINTING (The printer has printed the document at a reduced resolution) Press the Go button to print the data left in the printer. Press the Job Cancel button if you want to delete the data left in the printer. If this does not clear the error, reduce the complexity of your document or reduce the print resolution.
  • Page 110: Paper Handling

    Paper handling First, make sure that you are using paper that meets Brother recommended paper specifications. See What kind of paper can I use? on page 1-5. Problem Recommendation The printer does not feed paper. The printer does not feed paper from the manual feed slot.
  • Page 111: Paper Jams And How To Clear Them

    Paper jams and how to clear them When a paper jam occurs, the printer indicates it by lighting the control panel LEDs as shown below. After you have just used the printer, some parts inside the printer are extremely hot. When you open the front cover or face-up output tray of the printer, never touch the shaded parts shown in Figure 6-2.
  • Page 112 Pull the paper tray completely out of the printer. Pull the jammed paper up and out of the printer. Press the cover release button and then open the front cover. 6 - 7 TROUBLESHOOTING Figure 6-3 Figure 6-4 Figure 6-5...
  • Page 113 Pull out the drum unit assembly. Pull the jammed paper up and out of the printer. If you cannot remove the drum unit assembly easily at this time, do not use extra force. Instead, pull the edge of the jammed paper from the paper tray. If the jammed paper can not be pulled out easily, turn the jam dial towards you as you gently pull the paper out.
  • Page 114 Close the jam clear cover. Close the face-up output tray. If the paper jam still cannot be cleared, for HL-5130 and HL-5140 users go to Step 10, and for all other users go to the next step. 6 - 9 TROUBLESHOOTING...
  • Page 115 Pull the Duplex Tray completly out of the printer. Pull the jammed paper out of the printer or the Duplex tray. Put the Duplex tray back into the printer. Push the lock lever down and take the toner cartridge out of the drum unit assembly. Take out the jammed paper if there is any inside the drum unit.
  • Page 116: Other Problems

    LPT1: (or BRUSB) for the printer error message occurs on your PC. ® For Macintosh with USB Problem Recommendation HL-5130 (or HL-5140, HL-5150D and HL-5170DN) does not appear in Chooser ® (Mac OS 8.6 to 9.2) or Print ® Center (Mac OS X 10.1 /...
  • Page 117 Examples of poor print Recommendation quality ABCDEFGH abcdefghijk A B C D a b c d e 0 1 2 3 4 Gray background Ghost ABCDEFGH abcdefghijk A B C D a b c d e 0 1 2 3 4 Toner specks Hollow print All black...
  • Page 118 Examples of poor print Recommendation quality Clean the drum unit as follows: 94 mm (3.7 in.) 94 mm (3.7 in.) White Spots on black text and graphics at 94 mm (3.7 in.) intervals 94 mm (3.7 in.) 94 mm (3.7 in.) Black Spots at 94 mm (3.7 in.) intervals 6 - 13 TROUBLESHOOTING...
  • Page 119 The toner cartridge may be damaged. Put in a new toner cartridge. See Replacing the toner cartridge on page 5-3. Make sure that a torn piece of paper is not inside the printer covering the scanner window. The fixing unit may be smudged. Call Brother Customer Service. TROUBLESHOOTING 6 - 14...
  • Page 120 If you are using the manual feed tray (or the multi-purpose tray), See Printing on plain paper from the manual feed tray (For HL-5130 and HL-5140) on page 1-12, or see Printing on plain paper from the multi-purpose tray (MP tray) (For HL-5150D and HL-5170DN) on page 1-14.
  • Page 121 Examples of poor print Recommendation quality Envelope creases Open the face-up (back) output tray and push down the blue tabs at the left and right hand sides (as shown in the figure below). When you have finished printing your envelopes, close the face-up output tray to reset the two blue tabs back to their original position.
  • Page 122: Solving Print Problems

    Solving print problems Problem Recommendation The printer prints unexpectedly or it prints garbage data. The printer cannot print full pages of a document. An error message PRINT OVERRUN printed out. The printer cannot print full pages of a document. An error message MEMORY FULL printed out.
  • Page 123: Appendix

    2000 and ® Windows ® Mac OS *1 From standard paper tray HL-5130 Electrophotographic Up to 18 ppm (Letter size) Up to 21 ppm (Letter size) Up to 17 ppm (A4 size) Up to 20 ppm (A4 size) Less than 10 sec...
  • Page 124 *2 Hi-Speed USB 2.0 (480 Mbps) is up to 40 times faster and compatible with original USB (12 Mbps). *3 HL-5150D and HL-5170DN only. ® *4 Brother original Windows management utility *5 Use a standard web browser to manage the device.
  • Page 125: For Windows ®

    Software Model Printer driver PCL Driver for Windows Windows Brother Laser Driver for Mac OS Utilities Interactive Help Control panel Model 4 LEDs Button 2 buttons Paper handling Model Paper Input Multi- purpose tray Manual 1 Sheet feed tray Paper tray...
  • Page 126: Media Specifications

    A4, Letter, Legal, B5 (ISO), Executive, A5, A6, B6 (Standard) Lower tray (Option) *10 Up to 10 sheets A - 4 APPENDIX HL-5130 HL-5140 Plain paper and Recycled paper (16 to 43 lb) (16 to 28 lb) 60 to 105 g/m...
  • Page 127 Less than 75 W at 25 °C (77 °F) Sleep Less than 5 W Noise level Printing 50 dB Standby Less than 30 dB Ecology Power save Toner save HL-5130 HL-5140 HL-5130 HL-5140 252 mm 15.1 9.9 in.) HL-5130 HL-5140 HL-5150D HL-5170DN HL-5150D HL-5170DN 252 mm (15.0...
  • Page 128: Important Information For Choosing Your Paper

    Important information for choosing your paper This section provides information to help you choose paper to use with this printer. Before you purchase a large quantity of paper Make sure the paper is suitable for the printer. Paper for plain paper copies Paper is divided by usage, such as paper for printing and paper for copying.
  • Page 129 Moisture content Moisture content is the amount of water left in the paper after manufacture. It is one of the important characteristics of the paper. This can change greatly depending on the storage environment, although usually paper contains about 5% water by weight. Because paper often absorbs water, the amount of water can sometimes be about 10% in a high humidity environment.
  • Page 130: Appendix (For Europe And Other Countries

    Frequently asked questions (FAQs) The Brother Solutions Center is our one-stop resource for all your Printer needs. You can download the latest drivers, software and utilities, read FAQs and troubleshooting tips, and go to the ‘Solutions’ section to learn how to get the most from your Brother product.
  • Page 131: Important Information: Regulations

    International E NERGY The purpose of the International E popularization of energy-efficient office equipment. TAR ® As an E Partner, Brother Industries, Ltd. has determined that this product meets the E NERGY TAR ® guidelines for energy efficiency. ® Compliance Statement TAR ®...
  • Page 132: Iec 60825 Specification (220 To 240 Volt Model Only

    IEC 60825 specification (220 to 240 volt model only) This printer is a Class 1 laser product as defined in IEC 60825 specifications. The label shown below is attached in countries where it is needed. This printer has a Class 3B laser diode which produces invisible laser radiation in the scanner unit. You should not open the scanner unit under any circumstances.
  • Page 133: Important - For Your Safety

    IMPORTANT - For Your Safety To ensure safe operation the supplied three-pin plug must be inserted only into a standard three-pin power outlet that is properly grounded through the standard electrical wiring. Extension cords used with this printer must be three-pin plug type and correctly wired to provide proper grounding.
  • Page 134: Wiring Information (For Uk

    Wiring information (for UK) Important If you need to replace the plug fuse, fit a fuse that is approved by ASTA to BS1362 with the same rating as the original fuse. Always replace the fuse cover. Never use a plug that does not have a cover. Warning - This printer must be earthed.
  • Page 135 Herewith declare that: Product description : Laser Printer Product Name : HL-5130, HL-5140, HL-5150D, HL-5170DN Model Number : HL-51 are in conformity with provisions of the Directives applied : Low Voltage Directive 73/23/EEC (as amended by 93/68/EEC) and the Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive 89/336/EEC ( as amended by 91/263/EEC and 92/31/EEC and 93/68/EEC).
  • Page 136: Appendix (For Usa And Canada

    Frequently asked questions (FAQs) The Brother Solutions Center is our one-stop resource for all your Printer needs. You can download the latest software and utilities, read FAQs and troubleshooting tips, and go to the ‘Solutions’ section to learn how to get the most from your Brother product.
  • Page 137: Service Center Locator (Usa Only

    Brother fax back system (USA only) Brother has installed an easy to use fax back system so you can get instant answers to common technical questions and product information. This is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. You can use the system to send the information to any fax machine.
  • Page 138: Important Information: Regulations

    A shielded interface cable should be used in order to ensure compliance with the limits for a Class B digital device. Changes or modifications not expressly approved by Brother Industries, Ltd. could void the user’s authority to operate the equipment.
  • Page 139: Industry Canada Compliance Statement (For Canada

    International E NERGY The purpose of the International E popularization of energy-efficient office equipment. TAR ® As an E Partner, Brother Industries, Ltd. has determined that this product meets the E NERGY TAR ® guidelines for energy efficiency. ® Compliance Statement TAR ®...
  • Page 140: Laser Notices

    This product complies with FDA radiation performance standards, 21 CFR subchapter J. MANUFACTURED: Brother Corporation (Asia) Ltd. Brother Buji Nan Ling Factory Gold Garden Ind., Nan Ling Village, Buji, Rong Gang, Shenzhen, CHINA This product complies with FDA radiation performance standards, 21 CFR Subchapter J Caution: Use of controls, adjustments or performance of procedures other than those specified in this User’s...
  • Page 141: Important - For Your Safety

    IMPORTANT - For Your Safety To ensure safe operation the supplied three-pin plug must be inserted only into a standard three-pin power outlet that is properly grounded through the standard electrical wiring. Extension cords used with this printer must be three-pin plug type and correctly wired to provide proper grounding.
  • Page 142: Index

    Accessories and supplies ... 4-1 Accessories tab ... 2-9 Automatic duplex printing ... 1-47 Automatic emulation selection ... 2-21 BRAdmin Professional ... 2-20 Brother Solutions Center ...2-1 BR-Script ... 2-1 Carton contents ... 1-1 Cleaning ... 5-12 Control panel ... 3-1 Control panel buttons ...
  • Page 143 Thicker paper ...1-17 Toner ... A-5 Toner cartridge ...5-2 Toner empty ...3-3 Toner low ...3-3 Trademarks ... III Utilities ... A-3 Watermark ... 2-4 Weights ... A-5 1-20 I - 2...