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Brothers mfc-240c printer doesnt print color from paint shop pro

I just bought a Brothers mfc-240c printer but it will not print color pictures when I sent them from Paint Shop Pro 6.0. It prints color fine from other software like PRint Master. Do I need a new driver or an updated version of Paint Shop Pro? Paint Shop Pro has always worked with my other printers.

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SOURCE: MFC 440cn, lost mfl pro suite

The advice given so far is not entirely accurate.

On the Brother Wesbsite:

Select the downloads link.


When searching for your download

Step 1:
make sure you have "ALL" selected

Step 2 and 3 are self explanatory

Hit the search button and then you are looking for the download that says "full software and driver package".

Install as directed.

Posted on Dec 01, 2008

crayzeetrayn
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SOURCE: To find user's guide for a Brothers MFC 240C

Here is the link

Give me a FIXYA please .. thanks

Posted on Dec 07, 2008

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SOURCE: lost driver from new MFC-290C NEED MFL-Pro Suite

Here's what you need to download:

http://www.brother-usa.com
Upper right side, downloads and support, click Downloads/FAQs/Help and more.
From the drop down in the middle of the page, select:
Multi-Function Center (MFC and DCP series)
Select model MFC-290C, click View Support Information
Then click MFC-290C Downloads on our Online Solution Center

Select Drivers, pick your operating system, then your language, then Search.

Download the Full Driver & Software Package and you should be good to go. :)

Posted on Feb 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Problem with my printer Brother MFC-240C "Print unable 4F"

Access the internal maintenance mode by pressing the Menu/Set button, then press * 2 8 6 4 within 2 seconds. This should put you in the maintenance mode menu. Enter 80, then scroll down with the arrow down (round) key. You'll find an entry listed as purge count. If number is over 6000, enter 2 7 8 3.

This will reset the purge count value. Then the printer will restart,
try this step by step.without missing any thing. thanks

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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SOURCE: MFC-790CW; will not print the black color..

You probably have a plugged print head or the black ink feed is plugged.
Depending on how bad it is you may find it easier or even cheaper to replace the printer.

If this is a ink caused problem you stand a chance of fixing it if you are patient but you might go through half an ink cartridge to get it working, If it is stubborn it can take 20 or 30 cleaning cycles before you see any black. You can try using household vinegar (dissolves the dried ink) on a qtip or lint free paper towel to try to clean the print head. To do this you remove the ink cartridge and very gently rub the towel with the vinegar on the print head. This might require you to move the print head to one side so you can see the actual print area (where the ink comes out). Keep doing this until the towel starts to come clean ie not as much ink coming off. Then run a few print cycles and if this works your printer will print as good as the first day you had it.

The next stage would require filling a old clean ink cartridge with vinegar and running cleaning cycles. Usually can be pretty messy and you should rethink buying a new printer but will really clean things out.

It is also possible that the print head has picked up clay or paper lint from the paper and this has hardened like a cement. That means replacement.

Posted on Aug 17, 2009

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SOURCE: My MFC 5890 cn Brothers printer paper keeps getting jamed and won

Hi there,

What kind of paper are you using?

Normal paper or Photo Glossy paper?

If you use Photo Glossy Paper, you have to put at least two sheets of paper. If you read the photo glossy paper instructions that came in the package you will see it.
The package brings one sheet more than mentioned because of this specification.

Posted on Sep 17, 2009

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If it still doesnt print its possible the ink is clogged and may need servicing to replace the printer head

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Hi.. My Brothers MFC-290C printer is printing in pink. I need it to print black


Have you tried to clean the printer heads? usually there is a software application that will offer the ability to clean print heads, align the printer, shows the estimated ink level. This sounds like only one shade of your color head is coming thru.

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Hi I have bought new in black cartridge and nothing .what should i do ??? Have MFC -790 cw all rest collor printing good only have problem with black one .


Did you use Brother Genuine Cartridges?????

ALL…. Epson & Brother Requires Genuine Cartridges. !!!!!!!!

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 MFC-240C All-In-One InkJet Printer. 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, stripes across the picture and also do a mix match with the colors. It also will not let you print anything, if only one of the cartridges is empty.

I wanted to print only Black, and would not let me, because I did not have any ink in one of my cyan cartridges. Go figure.

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. .


If you are using Generic, replace them with Genuine Brother Ink Cartridges.
Good Luck

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Then your point is i should buy a new set of color cartrages like the 3 colors before the printing should take place then how can i set my brothers printer mfc-240c into black cartrages only no need to buy...


First - read the manual as regards printing. I notice that you can print in Black and White but I cannot find anything to say that you only need the Black ink to do this (therefore I think that I am right in saying that you need the colour cartridges).

Question - Has it worked with only the black ink before now?

As a final solution - Contact Brother direct and check out their FAQ's and/or send them an email asking if you can run the printer with Black ink only installed (I suspect the answer will be no).

If the answer to the above questions comes back as "Yes you can use Black only" (they may tell you how to set this up in which case ignore my next comments), then please supply some more information as regards what happened immediately before it stopped printing. This will help to drill down to the problem.

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