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Brother dcp115 c machine error af

Scanner unit does not find home position . Its kinda jittery , well it did hav a ink spill so i cleaned all i cud in a strip down. the main board did not seem affected so i take it it must be a home position fault on the scanner unit. wot u think

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Re: brother dcp115 c machine error af

Any type moisture on a printer can cause many problems especially a malfunction and possibly destroyed your whole printer. It will need to be cleaned very well in every area of the spill. Rollers, gears, shafts, surfaces must be clean for printer to function properly. Could possibly have to uninstall all printer software drivers and reinstall them restarting your machines.

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