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My Brother MFC-5460 says "print unable 50". how can i fix it?

When I tried to re-install the printer and do a "test print" my computer responded by saying my feeder might be jammed. So I checked my feeder and I saw nothing not even the tiniest piece of paper. I've also tried troubleshooting websites however no one had my problem so the answer was not available.I really really really need this printer to work. Can somebody PLEASE help me?!

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  • duarte_famil Jan 26, 2009

    Mine also comes up 'Printer unable 30' & I cannot turn off machine via power button. Rebooting LAN didn"t work either. Aaaah!







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SOURCE: brother mfc 5460 cn Paper jam problem

thx infonet. Sorry for reading that you have another prob. Did you open the printer? In case yes, you might have disconnected the small plastic foil which leads the printhead (encoder strip). The foil is located paralell to the driving belt of the printhead. try to fix it in place again. Have a look at the foil (encoder strip): is it stained with ink? If yes you need a new encoder strip. If not you have to place the head on the leftside (where the three white disks are) You can pull the head up in that position and watch the encoder strip when pushing it back in place. Another reason could be that the head crashes somewhere on his cycling way: Open cover and press the two plastics by thumb (located on the other side of the arrow-knob facing to inside) to avoid : cover open message. Power up machine. watch the head cycling. Does it run the hole way from right to left side and back? Or does it stuck some where? Please write here where it stopps.

Posted on Sep 16, 2007

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SOURCE: error messages

same issue:
http://www.fixya.com/support/t294185-brother_mfc_240c_change_unable_50

Posted on Dec 30, 2007

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SOURCE: Print Unable 50 Brother MFC5460 CN

So dont let me be a withness of murderer:
There is no paper sicking within the machine! The jam had lifted the encoder strip out of the ph. After you have fixed it simppy stick some very thin scotch tape onto the ph cover to avoid further liftings (that will happen quite often...)

same issue: (change the viwing size of your browser to enlage the pics)
http://www.fixya.com/support/t211210-brother_mfc845cw

Posted on Mar 17, 2008

SOURCE: Can Brother MFC 5460 CN scan without the cartridges?

I have one of these and it would not scan with out ink. Wish I had asked the question before purchasing :)

Posted on Apr 02, 2008

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SOURCE: error messages

I can't help directly but if you go here to the (Australian) support site

http://www.brother.com.au/customersupport/customersupport.asp

you may find your answer.

Note You may need to contact them direct to get your answer.

Good luck.

Posted on May 11, 2008

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