I have a message that I can't get rid of and hence a fax machine I cannot use. My machine says "top cover is open or no process unit". The manual says nothing about a process unit; where and what is that and how do I fix this!
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You can find your answer at the link below. Just type "memory full" in the search dialog box and it will provide you with the many results and solutions for clearing the error. The message can be the result of many issues, so you may need to perform a few different steps:
Open the top and back covers. If you see any jammed paper or other item, gently pull it out, then close the covers. If the error message remains, open and close the covers again. If the FAX/MFC cannot reset itself and return to the date and time prompt, it will display MACHINE ERROR XX. Please call Brother Customer Service and tell them the Machine Error number at: In USA: 1-800-284-4329 In Canada: 1-800-853-6660 In Montreal: 1-514-685-6464
Hi Despite the increase in texting, email, Facebook and Twitter, we still hang on to our fax machines. They are perfect for sending copies of original documents despite document jams, buying ink or special paper, maintaining a phone line--we love 'em. Basic problems like paper misfeeds can be troubleshooted through the use of some basic steps.
Check the Message
Check the messages on the display of your Brother fax machine. The messages will be pretty self-explanatory such as "Insert Doc, Again" or "Please Supply Paper." "Insert Doc. Again" means that that the documents weren't placed on the feeder correctly; just follow the instructions and try again. A message like "Please Supply Paper" will simply mean you need to replenish the paper. "Memory Overflow" is probably the most cryptic. It just means that the memory capacity was exceeded and it has stopped recording. Press "Enter" to register the documents in memory and to complete the operation.
Clearing an original's misfeed by pushing down on the release lever to open the front panel. Remove the failed original and close the panel. To clear recording paper that's gotten jammed in the paperfeed, open the turn guide and remove the paper. To clear paper from the transport unit, which is in the top, open the cover, remove the drum and toner. Lift the guide and remove the paper by pulling upwards. Paper can get stuck in what is called the Fixing Unit. Open the top cover. Again, remove the drum and toner. Open the Fixing Unit cover and remove the paper by pulling it back.
Open your document feeder cover (it pivots away from you), then open the forward top cover (it pivots towards you). Inside the machine is the drum / toner unit, remove it. On top of this assembly is the blue tab (plastic handle) either on the left or right side. Slide that tab back and forth ~ 4 or 5 times. Reinstall the drum / toner unit. Close the top cover, then the document feeder cover. Done...