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MFC 8860DN Won't Scan to File

I loaded the printer on my mac and it prints,copies, faxes, etc. will scan to Image, but not scan to file.

I have loaded and reloaded the scanner driver directly from the website several times. Am I missing something?

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SOURCE: reset drum - brother mfc-8860dn

Open front cover

Remove drum unit and toner cartridge assembly

Put drum unit and toner cartridge assembly back in machine, but do no close front cover.

Press Clear/Back
You will get a message "Replace Drum?"
Select Yes to confirm

Posted on Mar 16, 2008

SOURCE: Brother MFC 8860DN: Send Problems

Update the firmware and it does support SMTP-AUTH

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SOURCE: Fuser replacement on Brother MFC 8860DN

Yes I did it myself, however I am savvy with most hardware, I wouldnt suggest it for the novice. It cost around $NZ245 for the fusing unit, which from doing a quick search online is about the same in most countries.

Posted on Sep 03, 2008

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SOURCE: my brother mfc240c is out of ink, but won't scan to file. help

http://journal.drfaulken.com/trick-your-brother-inkjet-into-working-when-an-ink-cartridge-runs-dry/

This works like a charm!!

Posted on Oct 23, 2008

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SOURCE: Not able to scan to pdf file with Brother MFC-240C

What you seem to want to do is not possible. Let me explain:
A file that has its data in the Adobe company Portable Document Format (or a pdf file) contains various objects that are described to the computer using a superset of the PostScript language, some of them can be images.

A file that comes from the scanner is first a very organized set of pixels and gets put into a more compact form by using a well known process as defined by the Joint Motion Picture Experts group. This is a roundabout way of saying that it has a format that isn't PDF.

What you CAN do:
a) open the jpeg file with a Macintosh, using the Print command from the file menu make a pdf file that has the image in it.

b) buy and install a PDF printer driver on a Windows machine, and then follow the same process as A above.

c) Use your favorite PDF creation program to make a file with the image embedded.

Carl

Posted on Dec 10, 2008

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SOURCE: Savin AC205

In the print output tray there is a green lever that locks the scan bed in place. Move this lever and the problem should be resolved.

Posted on Mar 28, 2009

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