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Hl4040cn will not print test page

Have hl4040cn connected to wifes new windows 8 laptop via usb and it will ot print test page.. suspect paper feed problem...thanks

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Try doing a machine self test to ensure that it is working properly.
Press OK/return to "Machine Info"
Then down arrow once to "Test Print" and OK/Return.
The machine should produce a self test printout. If the machine does not give a print out, try cleaning the paper pick up rollers at the back of the paper tray cavity. Be careful, the machine is heavy.
If a full test print happens - Your printer is working fine and the problem is at the computer end.
It's possible driver installion is faulty or incomplete and you should try re-installing the printer driver. Is it also possible that your printer paper settings are either incorrect or do not match the paper in the printer. Check and match your paper settings in the printer preferences and the paper tray.

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If it has been happening since you put those cartridges in, I would suspest the cartridge. most of them have the actual Printhead built on the cart.(it's what actually spits out the ink from the cart.) if they become clogged with dried ink, they will give poor performance. you may have gotten a cartridge that got to hot in shipping or something, and was bad in the package.
Have you tried another cartridge, are these refills, if so I say thats your problem the cartridge

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SOURCE: MFC-490CW Won't print black

We are going to attempt to do a "power purge" to get rid of any clogged ink nozzles. Note, this will probably eat up about half of your ink, but that is the price you must pay in order to attempt to fix this bad boy.

1) Get into maintenance mode. Press these keys: Menu -> Black Start -> Scan x4 (hit it four times). A number pad should come up. If not, do it again.

2) Hit key 7, then key 6.

3) Press the right key until you get to "CLEANING BLACK."

4) Press 3.

5) Press Black Start.

After it purges and gets back to the main maintenance screen, press keys 9 and 9.

Let your printer start back up. If this does not work, try the above steps up to three times. If it does not work then, you need a new print head, which is not a user-replaceable part on this model.

Good luck.

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it is problem your operating system or driver installation

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install driver printer software for wireless, but first, diconnect usb and ethernet, and test.

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SOURCE: Hello, I have a

You have to make sure the following are used on your wireless settings on your router -


Wireless Network Security SSID (32 chr), WEP 64/128bit, WPA-PSK (TKIP/AES), WPA2-PSK (AES)


This means your SSID is less than 32 chars and your running either WEP, WPA. Or WPA2


Then on your printer make sure you have the wireless enabled and Just a good rule of thumb - When putting in a wireless printer just fudge with the wirless/TCP/IP settings on the printer until you can ping the printer from the PC. Do NOT bother running the software installs until you know you have a good ping from the printer as it will just bomb out.


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