Question about Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet Printer

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My Brother mfc42cn will not print

Display reads "Unable To Print"
"See troubleshooting & routine maintenance chapter
in user's guide."
I still have the same problem.
any help is very welcomed.
thanx.

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  • vvogt Jan 04, 2009

    "Unable to Print See Troubleshooting and routine maintenance chapter in User's Guide" has come up and the usual tweaks don't do anything. Whazzup? I wonder..

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    I am having the same problem, but I do not have a user manual. is there some place I can go on line and print a copy of the user manual.

  • Anonymous Jan 06, 2009

    I have the same problem with the Unable to print message. I have found that opening and closing the cover resolves it for a short time but then it reoccurs. I cannot find any debris or anything that the troubleshooting suggests.

  • wevrchic Jan 07, 2009

    I have the exact same problem, just decided about 2 weeks ago to start, and I have tried everything it said still, nothing.

  • csampson949 Jan 07, 2009

    Unable to use any of the functions. Says "unable to init. See troubleshooting and routine maintenance in User's Guide" I do not have a user's guide and can't find one on the net.

  • success_sell Jan 10, 2009

    Prints one page then indicates "Maintenace and routine printer" in users manual. No help


  • Vinceqxqqq Jan 26, 2009

    Brother 420C will not print even after cleaning and troubleshooting.



    Vince

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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 with the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

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