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Can't reinstall my brother hl-2070n

Every so often my hl-2070n goes off the reservation so to speak. It just stops printing. In the beginning it was an easy fix with a driver reinstall from the disc. However the last two times it has become increasingly difficult to reinstall it. It accepts the installation and shows up as a printer on my list but it won't print. Last time I had to change the port, which is something I never had to do before. This time none of the ports seem to work.

I am on windows XP home and I have the printer installed to a network hub via an ethernet cable. I also have two computers on vista. None of them will print to the printer.

I can't seem to find anything in the user manual about what the exact steps are that I want to take to set up the printer via network ethernet. I believe I've used every combination option from the install disc. Now I'm fresh out of ideas. Maybe I'm missing something from the install disc, some magic combination.

I'm not sure what other information you may need to help me fix this problem, but I would really appreciate and help you can offer.

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  • Cait_Lin Jan 05, 2009

    my 2070N does the same thing. i've had to spend more then three hours on the phone with brother tech support.

  • the4freds Jan 08, 2009

    I have the same issue. So far a complete uninstall and re-install will solve the problem. Major nuisance. I have the printer connected to a Linksys switch and my pc is running Vista Business SP1 32bit.

  • tyger427 Jan 08, 2009

    I too have the same problem. I can get it to work if conected directly to the computer. But if i try to install it as a network printer to the router it won't print. But it will show up. Somebody must have a bright idea.

  • the4freds May 11, 2010

    Hello Bud. since I have done this several times it is a bandaid for the problem but not a fix. The problem will be back. Could this possibly be tied to buffering of print jobs? The reason I ask is the stoppage seems to happen more frequently when trying to print large files like powerpoint presentations. Any thoughts? the4freds



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Normal 0 Driver could be corrupt.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came withthe printer. When the software program asks you to connect theprinter to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

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