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Printout is backwards

Brother mfc-420cn prints fine on MS XP, but on new mac mini intel core 2 duo, printout is very s l o w and backwards? How to correct? Thanks, martaih

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Re: printout is backwards

Wrong drivers or not compatable it sound like. Did you install with mac disc. Check. If not the issue,Go to manufacturers web site, and look for driver downoad area. See if you can download a more updated driver that may be compatable with your mac. Good luck. Most printers come with a windows disc and a mac disk.

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I have a new MacBook Pro and cannot get my Brother printer to work with it. The computer recognizes the printer but does not print.

Did you install the Mac driver for MFC? The MFC comes with driver for windows and Mac. Place the Mac Driver disk to DVD slot and run the installation for your MFC printer. Follow the instruction to complete the installation.
When you try to print something, make sure the MFC printer is selected.
If you've done all of this and still not able to print, please turn off your MFC, wait 15 seconds and turn on again to see problem solve or not.
Hope this will help. Thanks for reading.

Jul 19, 2011 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Brother 420cn mfc, cant print It asks me to read in the routine maintenance of the trouble shooting guide.

Did you use non-Brother brand ink refills? If so, the print head is probably clogged. If that is the case, it's almost cheaper and easier to replace the printer itself. Sorry. I loved my MFC-210C until it quit, and the internet is full of people complaining about the whole MFC series. Going on 2 trouble free years with my Canon, better print, better optics, wireless, but no fax, unfortunately.

Aug 11, 2010 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Brother 420CN printer will not print black ink. Have replaced the cartridge and after several cleaning cycles, it still will not print properly. Test Print shows colors are fine but black ink is hit and...

I have a brother MFC 3240C. My Black ink stopped printing(initially printed horizontal faded lines and gradually got worse), the other colors were printing fine. I tried cleaning numerous time( 50 -100 times over 1-2 weeks ). Still no improvement. The way I print now is:
1. I go to Printer Properties
2. Change Media type from "Plain Paper" to "Inkjet Paper".
3. Change Quality to "Photo".

This takes a long time to print 1-2 minutes per page. However, this works for me since this is my Home printer and use it for printing only few pages here are there.

Good Luck

Dec 20, 2009 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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My brother mfc 420cn printer quit printing...

I'd venture to say that if you haven't used it in a while the ink dried up and clogged the print head. It is probably a job for a service center. Good luck

Aug 05, 2009 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Printing on a MAC returns mirror image printing

Normal 0 Driver could be corrupt.
Disconnect the printer or at least be sure it is turned off. I'd do both and reinstall the CD software program that came with the printer. When the software program asks you to connect the printer to the USB port, do so and it should again work properly.
Hope this helps. Bud

Jan 19, 2009 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Want to print with black ink only using Brother MFC-420CN

I see it's been a while since you posted your question but in case anyone else is wondering about this, I'll answer.  The information is not in the User's Guide booklet but in the Software User's Guide which should be available on your software disk, or you can view it here 

Basically, you go to the advanced tab under the printing preferences and select grayscale.  

Dec 17, 2008 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Brother MFC-420CN Multifunction Printer Problem

power off, remove all carts, power on, reinsert carts, say yes to questions

fails then replace cyan or ink well is covered in ink

Jan 10, 2008 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Receiving faxes

First make sure your line cable is plugged into the correct place. Most Brother machines have a plug for Line and a plug for Extension (EXT), make sure it's plugged into "Line".

Go into the menu on your Brother machine and select Fax, then Setup Receive and then select Easy Receive. This will usually solve most recieve problems.
Brother machines come with s default of 4 rings before they will answer, make sure none of your other devices (such as an answering machine) are set to a lower number of rings or the fax machine will never grab the line.

If you have distinctive ring, make sure you have it set up in the machine. There is a section in the owners manual for setting up discinctive ring.

If the machine grabs the line and goes through the motions but nothing comes out on the page (no black print) then make sure you are using a Brother ink cartridge (not refilled or generic) and print out the test page using the "ink" button. Allow the machine to clean a few times and see if the test page prints out correctly. If you are using refills or a generic black, you might have premanently damaged the print head. In this case take it to a service centre to have the head tested.

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Printing a mirror image

go back to quicken and choose properties and uncheck reverse printing

Oct 19, 2007 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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