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Change problem unable to change is the error i am getting in my printer/fax machine

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Normal 0 Could have a corrupt driver.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and when the CD software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

Posted on Jan 25, 2009

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Unable to clean message


When trying to use your Brother machine you get the message "Unable to _____". The blank may be the word Change, Print, Scan or Clean and these words may vary from model to model.
This message is a general message and will appear for different reasons. It often indicates a paper jam or a mechanical issue. Complete the following to determine the possible issue.

1.
Check for foreign objects, such as a clip or ripped paper, inside the machine.
Open the scanner cover by pulling up on the lower right corner of the cover. Look inside the machine and remove any foreign objects. If you see jammed paper or another item inside this area, gently pull it out and then close the scanner cover securely.

2. If the error continues to appear, the machine may have a mechanical problem.
If the error message continues to appear, the machine will need to be reset. Resetting the machine will erase all faxes in memory and the Fax Journal Report. However, there is a way to transfer faxes in memory and the Fax Journal Report to another fax machine to print them out. Do the following to transfer the data and reset the machine...


Thanks.

Dec 29, 2008 | Brother MFC-5840CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Unable to clean messgae


When trying to use your Brother machine you get the message "Unable to _____". The blank may be the word Change, Print, Scan or Clean and these words may vary from model to model.
This message is a general message and will appear for different reasons. It often indicates a paper jam or a mechanical issue. Complete the following to determine the possible issue.

1.
Check for foreign objects, such as a clip or ripped paper, inside the machine.
Open the scanner cover by pulling up on the lower right corner of the cover. Look inside the machine and remove any foreign objects. If you see jammed paper or another item inside this area, gently pull it out and then close the scanner cover securely.

2. If the error continues to appear, the machine may have a mechanical problem.
If the error message continues to appear, the machine will need to be reset. Resetting the machine will erase all faxes in memory and the Fax Journal Report. However, there is a way to transfer faxes in memory and the Fax Journal Report to another fax machine to print them out. Do the following to transfer the data and reset the machine.


Thanks.

Dec 29, 2008 | Brother MFC-5840CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Screen says CHANGE UNABLE 51.


Follow the instructions listed below:

Error Message Cause Action
Change Unable
XX
The machine has a mechanical
problem.
—OR—
A foreign objects such as a clip or
ripped paper is in the machine.

Open the scanner cover and remove any foreign
objects inside the machine. If the error message
continues, see Transferring your faxes or Fax
Journal report on page 90 before disconnecting
the machine so you will not lose any important
messages. Then, disconnect the machine from
the power for several minutes and then
reconnect it.

Try this and let me know if this helped solve the problem. Binary Bob

Nov 29, 2008 | Brother MFC 240C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Brother MFC-5840CN unable to scan


From Brother Customer Service email:

You can try the following reset - it will most of the settings back to the default options.

Unplug power cord to the machine.
Press and hold down Menu.
Plug power cord back in.
Let go if menu when fax/scan/copy flash.

You may see either "maintenance" or "machine error xx" on the screen.

Type stop/exit, 9, 1.
The machine should show "param init" or similar to show that the reset is being done.

It will then go back to or machine error.

Type stop/exit, 9, 9.

This should take the machine out of maintenance mode and back to normal.

If the error is still present the machine will require an engineer to resolve the issue.

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Error Message: Unable To Change. I have tried all the standard fixes to no avail. I don't even use the Fax! Can't make the message go away, printer won't work. Eek, where's the geek? Paul


Paul,
please press menu then start mono then 4 times arrow-up button. machine will be in maintanance mode. What error code does the machine display. Post it here again.

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Unable to init.


Error message Unable to Change Unable to Clean Unable to Init Unable to Print Unable to Scan Cause The MFC has a mechanical problem. ?OR? A foreign obstacle, such as a clip or ripped paper, is in the MFC. Solution Open the scanner cover and remove any foreign obstacles from inside the MFC. If the error message continues, please follow the steps below before disconnecting the MFC so you will not lose any important messages. Then, disconnect the MFC from the power source for several minutes (which will erase all faxes), and then reconnect it. Check whether the MFC has faxes in the memory 1. Press Menu/Set, 9, 0, 1. 2. If the MFC has no faxes, disconnect the MFC from the power source for several minutes and then reconnect it. ?OR? If faxes are present, you can transfer them to another fax machine. Go to Step 3. ?OR? You can forward the faxes to your PC. Please see Transfer faxes to your PC. Transfer faxes to another fax machine If you have not set up your Station ID, you cannot enter fax transfer mode. 3. Enter the fax number to which faxes will be forwarded. 4. Press Black Start. 5. After the faxes are transferred, disconnect the MFC from the power source for several minutes and then reconnect it. You can transfer the Fax Journal report to another fax machine by pressing Menu/Set, 9, 0, 2 in Step 1 Transfer faxes to your PC You can move the faxes from your MFC?s memory to your PC. 1. Press Menu/Set, 2, 5, 1. 2. Using ▲ or ▼, select PC Fax Receive, and then press Menu/Set. The LCD will ask if you want to transfer a fax to your PC. 3. To transfer all faxes to your PC, press 1. ?OR? To keep all faxes in the MFC?s memory, press 2. 4. After the faxes are transferred, disconnect the MFC from the power source for several minutes and then reconnect it. (For details see Using Brother PC-FAX software on page 5-1 in Software User?s Guide on the CD-ROM.)

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Printer problem


MFC 5840cn - lcd shows 'unable to print see troubleshooting and routine'

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Cleaning troubleshoot needed


When trying to use your Brother machine you get the message "Unable to _____". The blank may be the word Change, Print, Scan or Clean and these words may vary from model to model. This message is a general message and will appear for different reasons. It often indicates a paper jam or a mechanical issue. Complete the following to determine the possible issue. 1. Check for foreign objects, such as a clip or ripped paper, inside the machine. Open the scanner cover by pulling up on the lower right corner of the cover. Look inside the machine and remove any foreign objects. If you see jammed paper or another item inside this area, gently pull it out and then close the scanner cover securely. 2. If the error continues to appear, the machine may have a mechanical problem. If the error message continues to appear, the machine will need to be reset. Resetting the machine will erase all faxes in memory and the Fax Journal Report. However, there is a way to transfer faxes in memory and the Fax Journal Report to another fax machine to print them out. Do the following to transfer the data and reset the machine:

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