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REINSTALLATION PROBLEM I am reinstalling my Brother MFC-8840D. The PC is now able to print to the MFC (connected via USB) but the Scansoft Paperport wouldn't install. I tried Uninstalling but when I tried to re-nstall the only choice is REPAIR OR REMOVE. BUT my main problem is that I cannot see the MFC under Scanners and Cameras. What do I need to do to fix this?

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I bought one a couple of years ago. After plenty of hit-miss after trying to get it to work on my fresh XP installations, I have a solution. Installing it the normal way simply doesn't work.

First, go to 'start', 'control panel' then 'system'. Click the 'hardware tab' then press 'device manager'. You'll see a list of hardware.

If your scanner is already plugged in, find it (it could be listed under 'imaging' or under 'other devices'. You should see a yellow exclamation point indicating it's there but not working.

If you go to 'control panel... system' first, and then plug in your scanner, it will pop up automatically.

Now, right click on it, select 'update driver'. A window pops up. Insert the CD, then select 'have disk' and install normally.

Installing the remaining software is optional (acrobat 4.05 and so on)

I've used the "Panel" to scan my pics. Working like a charm.

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Most likely the destination folder for the scanning is a shared folder with limited rights. As the administrator, reset the permissions for that folder or redirect the software to a common folder with read/write/creation etc... access.

Also, make sure you are using the HP provided drivers and not those from Microsoft.

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SOURCE: Problem reinstalling Brother MFC 8440D.

uninstall the brother software for this machine, then reinstall the softeware. the paper port some times will install automaticly or you may have to click on iy to indtall. brother tech

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Is it a fax you received? Well, if so, open it using Scansoft Pageviewer. Unfold the File menu and look for the submenu print. Send the page to the printer or open the configuration panel of your printer and set the number of copies to 2 or any other number of your choosing.
If you do not have the MFL Pro Software Suite that relates to your printer, download it from Brother Solution Center. Choose the version that is specific to your OS. As to the Scansoft PaperPort software, it is not available in the download and you will have to use the Disk that shipped with your printer.

Another pedestrian way to solve the `problem` is to print the fax once, then feed the copy just made to the copier. Your MFC is able to copy documents.

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WE now have Windows7 and the printer will print, but you can not scan. It did scan once, but we never found the document we scanned which usually went to My Pictures when the other computer had XP. ...


Hi there!
If you just upgraded your operating system. What you can do is to reinstall the full driver & software package using the CD. You can also install Scansoft Paperport which is a software bundled with brother that you can also use for scanning. Reinstalling everything from the CD should do the trick.
Hope this helps. Please rate if it worked Thanks!

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Instructions extracted from http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproappcompat/thread/f903e1ed-e15b-4cb6-a20a-50f628f95939

"{Ok, here is how I got the whole package from my Brother MFC and PaperPort 11 with the printer utility.
First if you have tried to install the suite or paperport and are having issues uninstalling through windows download this wonderful program that removes everything called Revo Uninstaller at www.revouninstaller.com and choose the freeware version.
Now go to the Brother website and search for the Windows 7 MFLPRO Suite and you should download a zip file that contains the suite for multiple MFC’s. Unzip it and set it aside. This is only the Brother Suite for the Brother MFC and the Control Center 3.

TO find the Windows 7 version of MFL PRO go here
http://www.brother-usa.com/downloads/default.aspx?ProductGroupID=5

PaperPort 11 will have to be installed from the actual CD that came with your printer. Inside the CD with Windows Explorer File System locate the file Inst32.exe that should be inside the CD under the install folder then MFC-465CN (my model) then usa folder. Remember the location.
Now set everything aside and let’s start. Open up control panel, click on programs and features then choose Run programs made for previous versions of Windows. You have just opened up program commutability, now click next and wait now choose not listed and press next. Browse and fine the Inst32.exe file that I mentioned earlier. Now click next and then choose Try Recommended Settings, Next your setting should say applied and compatible with Windows XP SP2, then you will see a tab on the next screen that says Start the program. Click on it and allow it to start installing this will start the suite and the first thing that installs is PaprPort, be patient let it continue to run and after it will install the PaoperPort print driver, then after it will start into the MFL PRO Suite. This is where my installation halted because the suite is a 32Bit version it would not continue. I looked and PaperPort program and printer where installed. Close it up and pres next.

Finally now you can install the MFL PRO for Windows 7. Open up the folder you downloaded from Brother and look for your model and you will see the setup.exe application, click on it and start installing MFL PRO along with Control Center 3. That’s it, and your setup should be complete.}"


Hope the thread from http://social.technet.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/w7itproappcompat/thread/f903e1ed-e15b-4cb6-a20a-50f628f95939
will help.

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Just got a new computer w/windows 7 and now my brother mfc-8840D won't scan to pdf now? Any ideas on a solution to fix?


How to get a MFC-8840/D/DN to scan to Windows 7 over the network or by USB:

First - Download the Windows Vista Full Driver & Software Package from Brother: Brother MFC-8840DN driver download page

Install the drivers using a custom install - pick only the Network scanning drivers, unless you want the other junk - no promises on how well the other stuff works.
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Alternatively, if connecting the MFC-8840DN to Windows 7 by USB, download the Printer and Scanner Driver for Local Connection. It is a separate download. Install only the Scanner driver.
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Once the Vista scanner driver is installed, you can test by running the built-in Windows 7 Scanner Wizard. Here are instructions on how to test.

As far as conversion to PDF, that will depend on the software. I am not sure if the Control Center or Paperport softwares work on Windows 7. I have not tried those. I have found that freeware STP will works fine.
Here is a link to the STP homepage.
Here is a link to how to use STP with the Brother MFC-8840DN

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My guess is a driver problem. I'm assuming you can print to it, so you know the USB connection is good. And you can make a copy (I assume), so you know the scanner mechanism and its connection with the rest of the machine works.
The scanner driver is separate from the printer driver. It's entirely possible to install and use the printer without having loaded the scanner driver. Best bet is to unplug the unit from your computer, then uninstall it completely from Windows. There may be an Uninstall program listed under Brother in your Start menu...All Programs... Or go to Start...Settings...Control Panel (or however your version of Windows get there) and open your Scanners and Cameras folder. If you find the Brother machine in there, Select it and click Remove. Do the same in the Printers folder.
Don't plug your machine back in until you have reinstalled the drivers. Go to www.brother-usa.com, and in the Service & Support box on the right, click Downloads. That will take you to a page where you'll select Multi-Function as your Product Group, then the model.
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uninstall the brother software for this machine, then reinstall the softeware. the paper port some times will install automaticly or you may have to click on iy to indtall. brother tech

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