Question about Brother MFC-9440CN Laser Printer
The unit has been diagnosed with a bad motherboard, since it no longer accepts input from the network (still functions fine as a copier/fax). I found a replacement motherboard for $50, but unless I can swap it out myself (not a techie), it makes little sense trying to repair this for the cost of a new multifunction printer. But I have $100 in consumables that I just bought for this one, so I'd prefer to fix this unit than junk it. Thanks.
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Posted on Jul 05, 2017
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Run the Brother Control Center. Click Device settings. Click where it says Inklevel.
A simpler way is Start-->All Programs-->Brother--> ...-->Status Monitor.
An icon will lodge itself on the tray (a printer). When icon is clicked on, the inklevels will show.
Hope it helps.
Posted on Sep 03, 2009
When Fax Storage is set to On, copies of all received faxes are stored in the memory, thus using up a portion of the memory available for other functions.
The Fax Storage feature is utilized for Fax Forwarding, Fax Paging and Remote Retrieval. If you do not need these features, verify that Fax Storage is set to Off by doing the following:
If you want to erase all the faxes in the memory without printing them out, press 1 (Yes) and then press Stop/Exit.
Posted on Dec 24, 2009
Rule out the software solution: is the document being printed of the same size of the paper in the tray? If not, you'll get a spurious tray error every time you print and then e.g. someone else prints another document with a different format. See Control Panel > Printers > Properties > Tray for this.
Then the hardware/firmware options: there could be either some dust or grit in the tray sensor, so that it doesn't "feel" the tray until it gets nudged, or the chassis (or maybe the tray) got slightly deformed and no longer properly activates the sensor. This is a white dot inside the tray slot on the bottom upper left; try blowing some compressed air on it. A McGyver solution to a warped chassis can be to apply adhesive tape on the facing part, so that it is thickened and improves contact with the sensor. Not really recommended of course, and the tape is bound to come off or wear out, and maybe jam the sensor even worse, sooner or later.
A replacement tray kit may cost anywhere from US$ 150 to US$ 300 depending on source.
Another possibility is that the tray counter has reached end-of-life. Press # 72 and check whether the page count is 288,888; in this case there's a firmware problem and I am not sure of the solution (it's known as the "Brother 288,888 page count problem"). This is unlikely - I don't know that firmware ever got in the 9440. But checking costs little.
I quote the reset procedure for end-of-life reset -- use wisely.
This function is provided for service personnel in order to reset the counter of each periodical replacement part and count the number of replacement times when replacing the periodical replacement parts.
Press 3 and 9 at the same time in the ready status on power on.
The “Reset Menu” will appear on the LCD. Choose applicable periodical replacement part with the arrows. Accept with OK. Press 1 to reset the counter, or 2 to quit without saving. STOP to exit menu.
WARNING: using the machine with an end-of-life'd component may damage the machine, not only that component.
Hope some of this helps. Let me know how it goes...
Posted on Mar 24, 2010
The only real way to make this printer wireless, is to connect its ethernet port to a wireless router and via the router, send jobs to the printer wirelessly. hope this helps. Cost is about $60-$70 for the router.
Posted on Apr 04, 2010
If you want to reset your Brother MFC 9440N machine so you no longer have the error message: Toner End of Life, do the following:
1. Open the front cover of the 7820N, that is, the cover that allows you to pull out the toner and drum, but don't pull out the drum/toner.
2. Push the button: Options (located on the left of the control pad).
3. Type: *00 on the keypad.
The Brother MFC 9440N should be reset and the Toner End of Life message should disappear. Warning, this may void your warranty and ultimately damage your machine if you are reusing or refilling your cartridges, but you should already know that. Hope this helps.
Posted on Nov 11, 2010
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