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Printing problem my mfc420cn wont print off the website and i dont know what to do. tried unplugging from outlet but still not working

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Re: printing problem

First, please open a document in Paint or Work and print it out to make sure the machine and driver are working.

Please describe what happens when you select the Print option from the file menu in your browser.

Also describe what happens when you use the Print Preview option.

Also, what browser are you using?

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This could be a slight communication problem. Try to unplug the printer from your computer. Reboot your pc. Unplug and replug the printer into the power outlet in the wall to reset it. When the printer turns on, reconnect it to your computer. Try to print again.
You can also try to update the printer software by visiting the Lexmark website at Select your operating system, download and execute the file.

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Try to unplug your printer from your computer. Unplug and replug your printer into the power source to reset itself. When your printer turns on completely, reconnect to your computer. Try to print again. If problem continues, you may refer to these articles in the Lexmark website:
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I hope these help. Thanks.

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Lights on but printer wont print

Hi there,

Follow this few steps, to diagnose the problem with your printer.
  1. Check the connection.
  2. Check the printer connection to your PC.
  3. Unplug the printer and plug it into a different outlet
  4. Make sure that you have properly installed the printer on your PC, all cables are connected and driver software for the printer was completely installed.
For an additional request, I would like to know your printer model, and since when you have this problem? Is there any error message appear when you try to print on your desktop?


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Also what error are you getting thats printed off ?

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Paper jam occurred, now printer wont print.

  1. Press the On button to turn off the HP All-in-One.
  2. Unplug the power cord from the back of the HP All-in-One.
  3. Unplug the power adapter from the wall outlet and wait 30 secs.
  4. Plug the power adapter back into the wall outlet.
  5. Plug the power cord to the back of the HP All-in-One.
  6. Press the On button to turn on the HP All-in-One.

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Print head for brother mfc420cn

Cleaning the print head
To ensure good print quality, the MFC will regularly clean the print
head. You can start the cleaning process manually if needed.
Clean the print head and ink cartridges if you get a horizontal line in
the text or graphics on your printed pages. You can clean Black only
or three colors at a time (Cyan/Yellow/Magenta), or all four colors at
Cleaning the print head consumes ink. Cleaning too often uses ink
Do NOT touch the print head. Touching the print head may cause
permanent damage and may void the print head’s warranty.
1 Press Ink.
2 Press ▲ or ▼ to select Cleaning.
Press Menu/Set.
3 Press ▲ or ▼ to select Black, Color or All.
Press Menu/Set.
The MFC will clean the print head. When cleaning is finished,
the MFC will go back to standby mode automatically.
If you clean the print head at least five times and the print has
not improved, call Brother Customer Service

Hope that helps,

Take Care,


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Zvonko jelusic from belgrade

The print carriage is stuck.


  1. Open the top access door on the printer.
  2. Remove the print cartridges.
  3. Close the print cartridge flaps after removing the print cartridges.
  4. Turn the printer off and then on again.
  5. Replace the print cartridges.
  6. Close the top access door.
If the resume light continues to blink after the print cartridges are released,


the print carriage is stuck or makes a grinding noise, follow these steps.


  1. Lift the top cover to the printer.
  2. Turn the printer off and then on again.
  3. Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer when the grinding noise starts. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
  4. Move the print carriage towards the middle of the printer (this procedure may take a couple of tries to get the timing correct).
  5. Take out the print cartridges and close the top cover.
  6. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet. Plug the power cord into the back of the printer.
  7. Open the top cover, reinstall the print cartridges, and then close the top cover

  1. Open the top cover.
  2. Unplug the power cord from the back of the printer. Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet. Wait a minute or so.
  3. Plug the power cord into the back of the printer. Plug the power cord into the wall outlet

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Scanner Failure, 'Power off and on' message - therefore, fax will not work

Scanner failure will not let you to make copies nad scan but you will be able to print from computer and receive fax.

Even then try the steps mentioned bellow:

Remove both the ink cartridges from the All-In-One.
Unplug the power cord from the All-In-One as well as the power outlet.
Now move the carriage (carriage is the one which holds the cartridge) Too and Fro till you feel the carriage is moving smoothly.
Then insert the cartridges close the access door.
Plug the power cord directly to a wall outlet without surg protector (If possible connect it to a different power outlet)
Before connecting the power cord to the All-In-One press and hold the # and no 6 button and then insert the power cord, do not release the keys
until you see a message a reset (if the screen goes blank then release the keys and turn the power on)
Now try printing Printing from computer,
If you are able to print from computer you should be able to receive faxes.
Try printing a test fax.

Press Menu/Setup> Then press the right arrow key to locate Tools> Then Press Ok> Again press the right arrow key to locate Run Fax Test> And press OK

Check to see if it prints a Fax test

Good Luck

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Wireless printing problems

I dont believe that you have done a wireless printing before. Or do you run another modell as the shown MFC420CN?

In case you mean you have printed wirelessly through a wireless router, you have to check the network connection:

Have a look around here:

If you try to print/scan/fax by USB instead of useing the network make sure that the USB drivers are installed properly (either network OR Usb ;-))

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