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How to open the paper tray in a lc-51 brother printer

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SOURCE: popping sound paper tray - Brother 5240 printer

the most common problem is the rear paper guide is pressed too tightly against the paper stack causing a bind when the machine tries to lift the paper up. make sure you have about an 1/8" gap between guige and paper. if that doesn't do it, pull out cassette and locate gear on the left side of cassette bay and make sure it is seated in good.


Posted on Apr 01, 2009

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SOURCE: Brother 440cn error 51

Unplug the printer, wait 10 seconds and plug back in. (reboot) This should fix your problem....

Posted on Apr 15, 2009

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SOURCE: Printer prints from manual feed but not from tray.

you need ot open up the papper tray and more the laser down then it should work

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Posted on Apr 20, 2009

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SOURCE: brother LC-51 printer - Unable to print 50 error message

If you have the MFC 5460CN this is an easy fix rather than sending it in especialy if your not covered by a warranty. I had the same problem and found the common problem is the inkjet track comes out of place. Make sure your printer is unplugged!!!

If you open the machine up as if your installing the LAN or USB cable you will find that the control panel is held in place by 3 screws, remove those and keep them off to the side or just remember that out of all the screws you remove those are the small ones without the washer.

Next uplug the wires to remove the control panel completely.

Next you want to CAREFULLY or support the lid and remove the slide hinge from the left side of the upper half.

Then remove the cover from the left side and you will find wires, and the cover on the right side and you will find your strip, unplug the wires to pay close attention to where they came from and unscrew the two ground wires.

The upper half should come away from the lower half of the MFC now and all that is left are the bigger screws from the sides, the two in the middle and the 3 screws that were uncovered when you removed the control panel.

If you look closely you will see the inkjet which goes back and forth over the paper to create the image, there is a clear plastic track....if that is not in the groove on the inkjet you are not going to be funcitonal. place the track back into the groove and reinstall all the parts in reverse order and make sure that the upper half fits perfectly onto the lower half, especially pay close attention to the right front of the machines corner where the ink cartridges are installed cause it slides into place.

Once you have it together, if you have an init error look at the wires by the ground wires that have the tiny screw and washer, the multi colored wires and the blue wires may be backwards, switch those around and that should be the end of it all.

This is a very easy machine down to that point, I would not recommend going any further into this machine if the inkjet track is in place.

Posted on Jun 09, 2009

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SOURCE: unable to print 51 - what doe it mean?

Hi Ok try this it may work.

1.Go Menu
Type in *2864
Type in 10
Code WSW00 shows
Type in 51
Code WSW51 0000001 will show
Try different values, eg change to 000000 or 0000010
BUT remember original code to get back to

To exit type 99
Also can try.
· Machine off
· Switch on the machine while holding down the “menu”button until all the leds are flashing on/off. Now you are in “maintenance” mode.
· Press 80
· Press the “mono start” button several times until you see “purge: xxxx”
· Press “2783” in order to reset the purge counter. You will see: “purge:0000”
· Press the "stop" button.
· Press “99” to exit the maintenance mode.
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Unable to print or copy, see troubleshooting 51

The error means you have a paper jam or one of the sensors is incorrectly reading a paper jam. Unplug the unit and check all areas for a jam. Remove the back Jam Clear Cover and check inside there. Remove the Paper Tray and check that area and check if the PE actuator is in place behind the paper tray. Lift the scanner flatbed unit and check inside the print carriage area. Look for scraps of paper at the sides of the platen. These scraps that may be soaked with ink and difficult to see. You may need to move the print head to see both sides.

If the PE actuator is missing, contact Brother for a replacement. Put in the replacement if needed.

Close the scanner unit, replace the clear jam cover (put it on correctly) and replace the paper tray. Plug in and turn on the printer and see if the message clears. If it doesn't clear, access the Ink or Ink Management menu (either directly by a single key or through the menus). Do a test print for Print Quality (Color). If the quality is good, press 1, the up arrow or + key to select Yes. Then press the Stop/Exit button. If the print quality is poor, clean the print head.

If the jam message occurs again, check for more scraps of paper inside the unit as above. Make sure your paper meets the specifications for the printer and isn't getting excessively humid. (Paper will pick up moisture from the atmosphere so keep only the needed amount in open reams or the paper tray.) Fan the paper in the tray and then return it to the paper tray. Make sure the paper is flat in the tray and that the guides are just touching the edge of the paper.

If it still doesn't clear, the unit needs service.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Sep 14, 2010 | Brother MFC 240C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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I cannot print or copy . i see error 51

Error 51 is a paper jam code. Remove the paper tray in the front and the jam clear cover in the back (the light gray plastic piece in the center of the rear of the printer) and pull out any paper you can see.

Once you've removed the paper, the jam code should clear on the display, but if it doesn't, try resetting the machine. If the jam code is still there, that means there is still paper somewhere inside the machine. Check again to make sure you didn't miss any, and also lift the scanner bed to see if you can see any paper under there. (To lift the scanner, lift up with the tabs on either side until the scanner locks into place.)

Jun 03, 2010 | Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C...

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It won't print - says manual feed - load paper tray. Its a brand new printer (Brother HL-4040CDN) and the paper tray is full

The printer has an "alternate" feed, i.e., for envelopes and/or for special paper.

Open the door to access that "manual" tray, take some paper from the "normal" tray, and insert the paper into the "manual" tray.

Or, on the printer's controls, set the "standard" feed, rather than the "manual" feed, and press PRINT.

Nov 11, 2009 | Brother HL 1440 Laser Printer

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I have black ink in my printer brother lc-51

Its because grayscale is selected in colors section.

Sep 26, 2009 | Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

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I changed my cyan cartridge in my Brothers LC-51 printer. The display shows No cyan cartridge. Will not print. Replaced with the old cartridge got the same message.

Same issue for lc-51 printers:

Jun 15, 2008 | Brother Office Equipment & Supplies

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Clean unable 51

Ok Please follow this link and it has your answer.

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May 03, 2008 | Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-240C...

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Help changin cartridge for the lc 51 series

The Brother lc-51 series cartridges fit a variety of different Brother printers.

On this support page

you should select the printer model that you have, and download the user manual for your printer. Once you've downloaded the manual, look in the 'Routine Maintenance' section for how to change the printer cartridges.

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