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Unable to print or copy Brother MFC-440CN

I am unable print, copy from this unit.  The message is Unable to print 8F.  There is no real error message given.  I do have it networked and am able to see and ping the printer.  Test print fail with the same error.  Also tried connecting locally.  Not sure if there is a more local way to see if this is still working.

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  • tlavette Oct 30, 2007

    I ended up qualifying for a new printer with Brother.  Helpdesk could not figure it out stating it was a hardware failure of some type.  They replaced it. 


  • roliver47 Oct 19, 2008


  • hari8112 Oct 21, 2008

    Unable to Print the data form system to Printer and i given the Print command the stata is printing, but print is not coming

  • Anonymous May 16, 2009

    I have a Brother MFC-240C and the same thing happened to me. It stopped working after an ink change. I cant find my receipt and brother wont take it back.

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2014

    just unboxed a new unit with no manuel and it says unable to initialize 8f



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Sorry for the very late posting of this solution. I recently had a problem with a MFC-440CN and bought a service manual. This is what is listed in the manual for this error:
Code: 8F
Symptom: The paper feed motor is being driven and cannot be stopped.
Probable Cause: Software malfunction
Solution: Open and close the scanner cover.
Unplug and plug the AC cord.

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