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Status light blinks orange

My printer will not print from my computer. It is connected by usb, and in programs like word its said to be online, however in the status monitor it is offline. When i try and print a test page it says Error,please help.

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Unfortunately, if the Status light is blinking Red, the printer is reporting an internal failure. Try turning off the printer and then turning it back on after a few seconds. Another reset to try: unplug the power cord from the printer and from the wall outlet. Also remove the USB cable from the printer and computer. Wait a few minutes and then reconnect the power cord. Turn on the printer (if it doesn't turn on again). Then check the error light. If it doesn't recur, plug in the USB cable (printer and computer). You may want to try a new USB cable or a different USB port on the computer. Try printing again.

If the error repeats, you will need to contact Brother if the printer is under warranty or your service provider if you have a contract covering the unit. If the printer is out of the warranty period, decide if it is worth the effort to get a diagnosis and repair.

I hope this helps.

Cindy Wells

Posted on May 11, 2013

  • Demozsion May 11, 2013

    Thanks, I think I need to update my computers drivers.

  • Cindy Wells May 11, 2013

    If you haven't found them, Brother has the drivers here:http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC... . Good luck. Cindy Wells

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I had the same problem with a Brother MFC-6490CW AIO printer. Here is how I resolved it:

Open the printers folder.
Right-click on the Brother printer and display the Properties page
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You could try to use static ip to remove possible problems with dns retrieving: 

  • Set the machine to static ip (Menu -> Network -> WLAN -> Boot Method -> Static).
  • Check the ip number on the machine (Menu -> Network -> WLAN -> IP address)
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  • Right-click printer, choose Properties
  • Choose Ports and click "Add Port"
  • Double-click on Standard TCP/IP, follow the guide and type in your IP number earlier retrieved.
  • Save settings, press OK and the problem could be solved (if it was due to dns problems). 
Also, if it works, you can change the network settings for scanner driver to go to ip address too instead of dns, even if it isn't a problem right now, it could later be.

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