Brother HL 1020

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A black box that appears to be behind the images when printing a PDF file is an issue that is usually due to printing the file from a preview, or browser window, rather than printing directly from the file using a PDF viewer.
There are numerous possible causes for a printer that`s randomly producing blanks. The most common ones are empty ink cartridges, improper cartridge installation, and congested nozzles. Driver and software issues can sometimes cause this problem as well.
If you have a gray background when printing, verify the paper you are using meets the recommended paper specifications and check the printer`s environment. Also, cleaning the laser glass, cleaning the drum and corona wire or replacing the toner may resolve this problem.
Enable the “Show Desktop Background Image” Option

Usually, the reason why your background turns black is down to how you`ve configured your display settings. To resolve it, you could start by enabling the “show desktop background image” option.

Select Start > Settings > Personalization > Colors, and then choose your own color, or let Windows pull an accent color from your background.
1. Replace ink cartridges that are low on ink or empty. 2. Make sure ink cartridges are snapped into place and are properly installed in their appropriate slot.
If you`ve added a background color or image to your document and you want to print it like that, be sure that the following setting is on: Go to File > Options. Select Display. Under Printing Options select Print background colors and images.
If a white background looks grey, it`s because it`s underexposed. (The automatic metering on any camera almost never exposes correctly for a white object.) If it looks blue it`s because the white balance is wrong.
That`s not an error or a glitch, that`s just a design that didn`t take into consideration the possibility of PNG images with black parts on top of transparent parts. All you can do is convert your PNG files to JPEG, which will turn transparent parts to white.
Connection issues with the monitor

Sometimes, a black screen occurs due to an interrupted connection between the computer and its display monitor. This often happens to desktop users accidentally dislodging the cable from its proper port, either on the computer case, the monitor itself, or both.

To underprint, or print white on black paper, you simply swap the traditional position of the white toner cartridge in the printer with the cyan cartridge by moving it to the last slot. There`s no flushing the lines or any of that – you literally just pick up the first and last cartridges and move their positions.

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what does it take to fix this printer?
ANSWER : If you push the Go and Cancel buttons at the same time it will give you the secondary error lights. That tells you what component has failed. Probably the fuser.

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