Question about Brother MFC-5840CN All-In-One InkJet Printer
The printer has a grinding sound it seemly is trying to move the scan bar but can't.then it display the message init unable
AF means that the CIS scanner is (can) not (get)in right position. This could be because of a broken scanner flat cable, or a loose flatcable or a defective pcb. Check flatcable connection at the pcb (Open scanner like changing carts, open flatcable cover with a screwdriver. Does the flatcable stick in the pcb? (There is only the flatcable without a connector ;-)) Reconnect and power up mfc again. If it doesn't help please write again here.
Posted on Sep 13, 2007
I've broken the flat cable right at the connector on the main PCB. The behavior is exactly as described. I suggest others to look carefully at this cable when having this issue.
Now if I can only figure out how to repair/replace this cable???
Posted on Sep 10, 2017
It helpd me thank you! I only just check the both ends of the flat cable and i found out one end of it has broken conductor then i cut a new one:)it works.
Posted on Nov 06, 2014
I m sorry but i tries everything but it is still doing the same thing
Posted on Jan 23, 2008
No it makes grinding noise with a beep sound then scan unable af is displayed
Posted on Nov 21, 2012
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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