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Can not initiate

Hi, When I turn on the MFC-3240C printer the LCD says "cat not initiate"

How can I reset it?

Thanks,
Saf

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... Are you sure about the exact error message?

This link seems to have a related explanation for something that sounds kinda similar

If not, from http://www.brother-usa.com , you can find your printer's support page and then e-mail support. Nothing involving the word "initiate" appears in the user manual; I looked.

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