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I need a new ADF (automatic document feeder), where can I get one?

Please help me find an ADF.  Is this something I can install myself?

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  • Anonymous Feb 21, 2008

    My MFP 8440 all of a sudden will not feed from the ADF. The light went on saying Open Document Feeder...but I found a switch which then pushed shuts off this, but documents will not feed. Everything else works great.

    Any suggestions

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ADF can be bought from a dealer, it has a few cables that need removal so it is a little tricky, it is also a expensive part (approx Aus$200, why are you replacing it, are you sure you dont just need to clean feed rollers or there is also another common fault on these doc feeders, the left side hinge breaks( replace hinge)

 

here is the brother part number for the adf (complete), you will need to purchase from a autherised brother dealer -

LE8659001  DOCUMENT COVER LGL ASSY

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