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Message unable to print 50

Following a paper jam the message "unable to print 50" appeared/ print unable 50 MFC-240c had a paper jam and since all paper was removed the LCD reads Print Unable 50 and I have transfered the fax journal and left the macchine unplugged for over 30 minutes and turned the printer back on and the LVD still reads Print Unable

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Machine Error 50 either means that there is a loose object inside the machine (usually piece of paper), or that there is a mechanical error which would need you to have the machine sent to service.

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