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Printer only works after test page is printed

If I print a Windows test page, then I can go to another program and send a job to the printer. But! once that job is done, any further jobs will not print. The printer will pretend to print, but the page comes out blank, and the light blinks asking for more paper, which it will just pretend to print on again. In order to print, I have to restart the computer and print a test page first, and then it will work fine, but just for one job.

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Possible causes:
1. printer driver conflict to other program. Try reinstallation.
2. virus or spyware. check and clean
3. remove all other printers in the list.

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Turn the printer power switch OFF on the right side of the printer. Check that the front cover is closed.


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Release the GO button. All LEDs will be off.


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Check the Printer Driver Properties

Follow the instructions below based on the operating system installed on your computer.

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Click on the Windows icon => Control Panel => View Devices and Printers.


Right mouse click the Brother printer. Left click See What's Printing. The print queue will open. If print jobs are listed in the printer queue, click Printer (at the top of the window) and click Cancel All Documents to delete the pending print jobs. Click Yes to confirm deleting the print jobs.

Click Printer at the top of the window again. Make sure that Pause Printing and Use Printer Offline are not check marked. If either setting is marked, click on the check mark to remove it.


Click Properties from this Printer menu list.


Click the Ports tab. Verify the correct port is selected (LPT1 is using a parallel cable and USB is using a USB cable). Remember to click Apply if you select another port.

Click the General tab and Print Test Page button. The Windows test page should now print.

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Windows Vista:

Click on the Windows icon => Control Panel => Printers or under Hardware and Sound click Printer.

Right mouse click the Brother printer. Select Run as administrator and left click Open. The print queue will open. If print jobs are listed in the printer queue, click Printer (at the top of the window) and click Cancel All Documents to delete the pending print jobs. Click Yes to confirm deleting the print jobs.

Click Printer at the top of the window again. Make sure that Pause Printing and Use Printer Offline are not check marked. If either setting is marked, click on the check mark to remove it.


Click Properties from this Printer menu list.


Click the Ports tab. Verify the correct port is selected (LPT1 is using a parallel cable and USB is using a USB cable). Remember to click Apply if you select another port.


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For Windows XP Home Edition, click on Start => Control Panel =>Printers and other hardware => Printer and Faxes.


For Windows 2000, click Start => Settings => Printers.


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