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Mfc 5840cn acts like its printing but does not

If it prints at all its only a faint shadow?

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Is this when printing from pc or just making copies? if its about copying, gray background may be caused by the scanning mechanism.

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My brother 5840CN. lit says unable to print. the manual says to take the jam out - there was no jam. Turn it off, then on. i did that. It still says unable to print, look at troubleshooting page


errr.....No, no it does not. The Manual says that "unable to clean" means one of two things.....
1. The MFC has a mechanical problem.-OR-2. A foreign obstacle, such as a clip or ripped paper, is in the MFC.
but regardless, I don't believe it *IS* a 'cleaning' problem per se.Try resetting the power purge counter.



Press menu > Mono Start > 4x Arrow up after another. All lights will flash.
1. Power clean - Press 7>6>4 >Mono? Start.
2. Power Purge: 7>6 >3 >Mono Start.
Press 9>9 to exit maintenance mode. Run a print quality test print.
http://www.brotherprinterrepair.com/cleaning-a-brother-mfc-420cn-printer-head/


Tallon41

Sep 16, 2012 | Brother MFC-5840CN All-In-One InkJet...

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The black will not print. I have replaced the cartridge with two new ones. Color prints ok. Brother mfc 5840cn


please perform head cleaning to see if there is any ink out.. goto ink management and select head cleaning... after that goto ink management and print the nozzle check.. see if there is any black ink out...if no ink out..then more probably your print head is badly clogged..and you will need to get it replaced.

Jun 20, 2010 | Brother MFC-5840CN All-In-One InkJet...

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When I want red print it comes out yellow(red IS in correct seat )also blue is very faint almost invisible. How can I STOP IT cleaning it's driving me maaaaaaaaaaaaad


I have heard that you can make manual settings, and then print and then make manual settings for each color for the printer on your computer. How to do this on your printer, I do not know, but check the manual to the printer and see if you can find something. //David

Oct 24, 2009 | Brother MFC-5840CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Brother mfc 5840cn printing lightly or either tthe page is completely blank


Your ink cartridge is bad. Either that or your computer ram (memory) is not enough while you are printing.

Oct 01, 2009 | Brother MFC-5840CN All-In-One InkJet...

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MFC 5840CN - no print


you need to go to brother.com for the solution

Jan 08, 2009 | Brother MFC-5840CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Out of memory


you need to clean out the units memory

Print data remains in the MFC’s memory

Re-start printing from your computer.

Print data remains in the MFC’s memory. The USB cable was unplugged while he computer was sending the data to the MFC.

Press Stop/Exit. The MFC will cancel the job and eject the page that is being printed.

Aug 06, 2008 | Brother MFC-5840CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Very faint printing


its the print head..get a new printer. OR
Brother inkjets are like the epson..once the print head goes its toast.

Jul 07, 2008 | Brother MFC 210C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Print function stopped working. Brother MFC 5840CN


First things first:

press menu then start bk-copy then fourtimes arrow-up button. machine will display an error code no. plz post AS A NEW POST again.

BTW: The update has nothing to do with the stopping of the machine!

Jan 10, 2008 | Brother MFC-5840CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Software users guide fro Brother MFC 5840cn


You can download the manual in pdf here:
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/model_top/colormfc/mfc5840cn_all.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc5840cn_all

install memory card. press scanner button. choose scan:card and select quality and type. there are somemore infos given withi the software manual (which can be downloaded, too).

Dec 13, 2007 | Brother MFC-5840CN All-In-One InkJet...

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