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BROTHER MFC-3240C Please could you tell me what MACHINE ERROR51 means in Maintenance mode, and what I can do to clear it?. When not in maintenance mode, it shows either UNABLE TO PRINT, OR PAPER JAM.

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The printhead cant travel without prob in its rail. Try to pick up the paper which might stuck somewhere.

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Hi you can try
This works with most Brother printers

Procedure how to reset the error 46 error (unable to clean). This can be done on every Brother inkjet machine with a numeric keypad.

- Machine off
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RAM clear (most models)
Quickly press function * 2 8 6 4
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