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Too small print on Brother printer MFC-490CW

Prints very small type while online

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SOURCE: my Brother MFC-490CW won't print

Did you try onboard print test by pressing INK LEVEL button. I am having similar problem but color prints but black does not. The printer has built in diagnostics that walks you thru some troubleshooting steps. It has you repeat cleaning 5 times and then asks you to replace cartridges if test fails...than repeat tests and call customer support if that does not work. Which I may do soon.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Brother MFC-490CW printer Does not connect to my computer

You willl need to setup the printer first to use the wirelss in your place. Once you have that you will need to have the cd to install the printer and it should work.

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Posted on Jan 01, 2010

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SOURCE: Brother MFC-440CN USB Printer double prints letters

Did you use Brother Genuine Cartirdges????
ALL…. Epson & Brother Requires Genuine Epson Cartridges. !!!!!!!!
That sounds like your problem.

In Purchasing Epson's CX 5400, CX4600, & CX7400 and more, I found out that Epson does not like Generic Printer Cartridges. I also Purchased a Brother. That also does not like Generic Print Cartridges. Color that should be Yellow, will turn out Green, Blue Brown, etc. These printers have a CHIP that will detect if it is Generic or Genuine.

When they see it’s Generic Cartridges, it will print lines thru the words, mis-align the letters & put stripes across the picture and also do a mix match with the colors.

That's what these Companies do., so they can keep selling the ink cartridges. Some Printers, are able to use Generic, and some are refillable. Some you can refill them up yourself and I heard, quite MESSY.

So I learned, thru trial and error, that you must use the ORIGINAL Genuine Cartridges for these PRINTERS. Some people say some models work fine compatible, but not mine.......


I had to replace the printer, but Epson, Lexmark & Brothers are always on sale. My Brother & Epson cost me $50.00 with Rebate. Don’t waste too much ink in cleaning it.

This is the only advice I can give you. If you find this helpful, pls rate me.

Thanks and Good Luck :0)

Posted on Jan 30, 2010

pineworks
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SOURCE: problem paper jam printer brother no mfc-490cw

Hello there
You may not see a paper jam.

This may work for you, it has worked for many here I given this advice so gave it a try it could work for you. Generally when this happens, something has fallen into the printer, or a piece of paper has been jammed in there.

First step, remove the ink cartridge, and turn the printer upside down and gently shake it, see if anything comes out.

If nothing goes, or you can't hear anything rattling around, get a piece of cardstock paper (60lb or heavier) and gently push this through the printer, to see if it will help push out what might be stuck in there.

And gave the rode that the ink slides on a good clean and maybe a bit oil on cloth and wipe the rod with it.

Please come back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

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SOURCE: Need service manuals

You can access all of Brother's printer manuals online at their website in .pdf for free. Just go to http://www.brother-usa.com/manuals/default.aspx?PGID=5&R3ModelID=DCP165c and find your printers; you don't even have to download them.

Posted on Aug 17, 2010

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SOURCE: my brother printer saying offline

Printer Spool offline:

Disconnect the USB cable, go to RUN and type in services.msc and then find print spool and right click, then choose restart.

And/Or:

Start-->printers and faxes-->right click on the printer-->properties-->make sure it

Posted on Mar 31, 2011

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My Brother MFC-490CW won't print


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