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Brother MFC-5440CN Everytime I SCAN (using the feed tray on top) a legal-size document part of the the document is left off.  I've set the Brother MFC-5440CN to legal-size and the ControlCenter 2.0 to legal size, but it still won't work.  However, when I put ONE-sheet-at-time on the scanner-bed-tray (excuse my terminology), it works.  Feeding the docs thru the tray one top is ideal because I have 39-pages (all legal size)...and need them all in one file.  Please help...thanks.

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SOURCE: Brother MFC-5440CN Printer Problem

If this only happens when you are copying.

1. Your scanner glass is dirty. Open the lid, use windex to clean the flatbed. Look on the left side. You should see a strip of glass, with the scanner sitting under it. This strip is used when the document feed is being used. Make sure it is clean. Most common problem is getting a little whiteout or the sticky residue from scotch tape on this glass, which causes lines down your copies.

Clean it with alcohol which will dissolve the sticky stuff and the whiteout.

If this does not solve the problem, the CCD scanner in your machine might be going bad.

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

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SOURCE: OCR with Brother MFC 5440CN

you can program by help of the brother control center. open cc and set readiris as the ocr prog. (actually the paperport prog has a built-in ocr engine)

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You cant print in ANY color when it says NO CARTRIDGE for any one color. Sucks.

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SOURCE: Full-Screen configuration for MFC-5440CN

Well, the configuration panel has two sections, Software Button and Device Button. It's not self evident, but you must set the update paramet BOTH on the first AND on the second.
God knows why make things complicated when they be simple!!

Posted on Nov 13, 2008

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SOURCE: does the mfc 7420 scan legal size docs?

Yes. You could look at the printer specifications.

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I also had problems scanning legal size documents with a Brother MFC-7440N. The documents would scan but would not come out complete. A large portion of the text would always be left out and only an image of the size of regular page size would come out. I knew it had to be something with the settings, so after experimenting with my MFC-7440N I came to the conclusion that I was not going to find the solution on the actual machine. I had a "Hunch" that I would find my solution by connecting the printer to my laptop computer and use the software that came with it. After a couple of minutes I was able to scan Legal Size documents in a breeze... I should of done this months ago. All scanned docs came out in full size.

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