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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
My MFC 665CW popped this same "Unable To Print 4F" error recently making the machine fully useless. Just an annoying triple beep and repeat error message to screen when trying to do anything at all with it. I wrote Brother about it. They said to check all through the machine (with a light) for any paper torn off inside, or unwanted foreign objects. This is a good step to do anyway to help maintain the printer. If that is not it, they said it would be a mechanical malfunction. I tried "resetting" by unplugging it for a while as they suggested to no avail. Also while I did find a bit of paper torn off down in my MFC 665 removing it had no effect.
Posted on Oct 22, 2009
If you want to make it online, than make sure it is on and connected to your computer, Once you are sure about this than
Go to control panel than Printers and Faxes
There You need to right click on printer and than Use printer online
IT will Put you printer back online.
Posted on Nov 10, 2009
Putting the machine in Maintenance Mode will allow clearing all memory, but will also allow you to enter things which can totally mess up your machine, so be careful here...
Entering maintenance mode, method 1:
From normal ready state, enter:
* (Star on phone keypad)
[You MUST touch all those buttons within 2 seconds, or the machine will just leave you in the menus somewhere. If you slow down to let it finish beeping, you'll miss it. Press Stop and try it again, faster. Look for the word MAINTENANCE on the display, and/or all light flashing together.]
Some Brother models dont use method 1; they require Method 2:
Success is indicated the same way as in Method 1. Try either method to see what works.
Once in Maintenance Mode, you have two choices. For either one, just enter the two-digit number. You don't touch Start or Enter, just the two digits.
91 Clears all memory except your phone directory and a few important things like that.
01 Clears everything, leaving your machine just like when you first unboxed it.
99 Takes the machine out of Maintenance Mode. It will take a minute to go through its entire startup routine, as if you'd just plugged it in.
Posted on Feb 15, 2010
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SOURCE: My MFC 685 CW will not print.
First, we will have to make sure the printer is properly connected to the network
If your IP address is not a valid one (all zeroes) or is an APIPA address (starting with 169.254.#.#) you will need to run the wireless setup wizard again as the machine is not properly connected wireless
If you had a valid IP address before changing anything, it means that the printer offline is caused by the computer not being able to locate the printer.
This is usually caused by the printers IP address changing.
Changing the boot method to static will make sure the IP address on the printer does not change.
Now we will have to make sure the computer knows where to find the printer.
On your computer, go to your start menuè control panelè printer
Here you should see your brother printer. Right click on the printer and select “properties” (If you are running windows Vista, make sure select “run as administrator” and then properties)
Go to the “ports” tab
Select “add Port…” and then double click on “standard tcp/ip port”.
This will bring you to the add port wizard, click next.
In the field for “Printer name or IP address” enter in the new IP address of your printer and then press next and finally “finished”.
Make sure to apply the changes.
You should now be able to print.
Posted on Mar 29, 2010
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this is a complex machine, without its documentation it would be very hard to figure out, so the install and setup guide is available from brother, its available here
and here is the units operator manual, this will take you to it.
following the install guide is pretty straight forward and should result in a satisfactory setup.
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