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Osx 10.4 scanner

I have a g5 i mac and i cant get the scanner from my brother mfc 420cn to work printer and copier works just the scannerdoesnt. help please

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Re: osx 10.4 scanner

Have you tried a new driver? Did it work before? What program are you using to try your scanning?

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I have a new MacBook Pro and cannot get my Brother printer to work with it. The computer recognizes the printer but does not print.

Did you install the Mac driver for MFC? The MFC comes with driver for windows and Mac. Place the Mac Driver disk to DVD slot and run the installation for your MFC printer. Follow the instruction to complete the installation.
When you try to print something, make sure the MFC printer is selected.
If you've done all of this and still not able to print, please turn off your MFC, wait 15 seconds and turn on again to see problem solve or not.
Hope this will help. Thanks for reading.

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Have a brothers mfc 420cn using windows

go to printers and faxes (where the printer is displayed). make sure the printer is turned on. you should see a place which indicates some thing like get pictures from scanner. click on it to scan. additionally open my computer to see if the printer scanner image is showing. you right click and select get pictures using wizard from the right click context menu.
good luck

Jul 04, 2010 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Cant get my Brother MFC-290C to print with my MacBook Pr. Am I missing drivers?

Yes you are missing the driver

Here is the url from where you can download MAC-OS driver for your Multigunctional printer.

Open the page
Select type
Select OS
Select language

Download both pronter and scanner driver.

and install it.

That's it,your printer will work fine. 

Dec 10, 2009 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Installing a later version of mac to to get the printer to work

Here is a link for the Mac OS 9 driver for the MFC-420cn:

If you need a newer version of Mac OS , you would have to purchase it. Mac OS does not update from 9.1 to 10.X
Mac 9.1 is about 10 years old.

In May 2002, at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, Steve Jobs, accompanied by a coffin, held a mock funeral[5] to announce that Apple had stopped development of Mac OS 9. Mac OS 9.2.2, introduced in December 2001, was the final version of Mac OS 9, and the end of the classic Mac OS.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

May 08, 2009 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Unable to scan photos to my mac

This printer requires the software for MAC 10... The link below will show method from MAC website.

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Brother Mfc 420cn says machine error AF

Open the small cover that hides the scanner flat cable. It has to be reconnected to the main pcb.

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