Question about Brother MFC-5840CN All-In-One InkJet Printer

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My copier will not allow me to make copies anymore.

I have a Brother MFC-5840CN. It says it's unable to print, see routine maintenance & trouble shooting in the owner's manual. I can't find the owner's manual of course. And I just made copies that came out fine. What do I do.
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  • loretta7 Mar 16, 2009

    After a paper jam our machine showed the same msage. I have checked for any torn paper in the machine and reset it but can't get rid of the message.

  • treesgardens Mar 25, 2009

    MFC-5840CN is reading unable to print. Also have an machine error 41, I'm not sure if these two problems are the same. please send instructions on how to fix it. Thanks

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This error is either mechanical problem or foreign object, either paper stuck or paper clip etc..

Make sure you check to make sure you have removed all the torn paper!

Posted on Mar 21, 2009

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