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How do i downgrade firmware on my brother printer


I have just made the same mistake on my Brother MFC-J470DW printer. I allowed it to upgrade the firmware, and two of my ink cartridges, which were previously nearly full (and not OEM original equipment), started to display as "Cannot Detect" on the printer display. I contacted Brother and they directed me to a site that basically says you HAVE to use original Brother ink cartridges after the firmware update to version H.

In other words, Brother has found a way to limit our machines so that we cannot use non-original ink cartridges. I found a way to work around this problem, but it only works because I have the original cartridges that were nearly empty. You can carefully open the plastic case of the cartridge, being careful to note where the springs are located and to not lose them. Then you can see the reservoir for the ink. You can use an empty syringe, minus the needle, to suck out the ink from a non-oem cartridge. You have to press the upper release prong (spring-loaded thingy at the top of the cartridge) while you suck out the ink into the syringe at the bottom port of the ink cartridge. When you see that the cartridge is empty, reverse the process by squeezing the ink into the original Brother cartridge in a similar manner. You don't have to open the cartridge to do this, but it helps to see the levels of ink before and after.

Hopefully Brother has not found a way to make their ink clash with compatible inks so that they damage the printing ports of your printer. I haven't done this on this machine yet, so be careful, because you might destroy the printer so that you cannot even use original inks anymore. Personally, I bought the printer on sale at Staples for $50, over a year ago, so if I ruin it by mixing oem and non-oem inks, then I will just buy a different brand next time and hope for a more ethical company policy on allowing non-oem inks (compatible inks).

On this printer, I have used non-oem inks ever since the starte inks ran out. They always work just fine! I get them at Meritline.com. Make sure to read the comments at meritline.com because if you have updated your firmware recently, then Brother has made it impossible for us to use non-oem inks anymore. They do not offer a method to downgrade the firmware! And I cannot find a site to find the older versions. The only download they offer is a firmware upgrade tool, and not the actual firmware versions.

Hope this helps.

Sep 13, 2013 | Brother MFC 240C All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Laptop does not find Brother MFC-J435W Printer via Linksys E1000 router


Usually you need the printer driver to be installed on each device( PC- yes, but not sure how you would do the Iphone). Also verify that you have done the IP settings within your printer and that your computer can seethe printer

Dec 08, 2012 | Brother Network-Ready Wireless Color...

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Error 46 what i do


The error message "Print Unable 46" is an indication that the machines ink absorbers are almost full. The ink absorbers hold liquid and dried ink after it has been purged from the print head. These absorbers can control enough ink for the expected life of the machine.

There is a possibility that this message may have occurred in error. Upgrading the firmware of the Brother machine may resolve the issue. Follow the procedure below to determine if a firmware update is required:
-if the display screen is displaying an error message, press the STOP/EXIT key to change the LCD to the main screen.
-press the # and * key at the same time. The first 2 characters on the top row will determine the ROM version.

If the ROM version is OE or greater (example: OF, OG, OH, etc), the firmware does NOT need to be upgraded. If the ROM version is OA, OB, OC or OD, follow the procedure on this link to upgrade the firmware.

If the message "Print Unable 46" continues to appear on the display the Brother machine after completing the firmware upgrade and your machine is within warranty (even if it's not under warranty you have to do the same thing), you have to take it to a Brother Authorized Service Center.

Dec 31, 2010 | Brother MFC-290C Printer

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Error code 46


The error message "Print Unable 46" is an indication that the machines ink absorbers are almost full. The ink absorbers hold liquid and dried ink after it has been purged from the print head. These absorbers can control enough ink for the expected life of the machine.
There is a possibility that this message may have occurred in error. Upgrading the firmware of the Brother machine may resolve the issue. Follow the procedure below to determine if a firmware update is required:
-if the display screen is displaying an error message, press the STOP/EXIT key to change the LCD to the main screen.
-press the # and * key at the same time. The first 2 characters on the top row will determine the ROM version.
If the ROM version is OE or greater (example: OF, OG, OH, etc), the firmware does NOT need to be upgraded. If the ROM version is OA, OB, OC or OD, follow the procedure on this link to upgrade the firmware.
If the message "Print Unable 46" continues to appear on the display the Brother machine after completing the firmware upgrade and your machine is within warranty (even if it's not under warranty you have to do the same thing), you have to take it to a Brother Authorized Service Center.

Dec 27, 2010 | Brother Multi-Function Center MFC-5860CN...

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Brother MFC 6800 won't send scan results to iMac. The scan function appears to work, although nothing appears when using iPhoto or Picass for Mac. I am using Mac OX 10.6.5


Hi
I had the same problem. I knew the scan function was not broken because I could use it with my old PowerMacG4. But no go with the new Intel iMac, and no amount of driver updating or other OS fiddling solved anything.
I luckily found another MFC-6800 to test. And to my surprise scanning is working, and printing is much improved (no more "offline printer" when it's clearly online). The difference between the two: firmware version. My MFC is dated from 2001, while the other one is from 2004. For the date see the label behind the machine.
Now, why does scanning work on my old PowerMac G4? Apple probably changed something in the Intel drivers or the USB circuitry, or Brother didn't adhere to proper standards in 2001. Or it may be as stupid as an inability of the older Brother board/firmware to deal with USB 2 levels, even throttled down to USB 1.1. Who knows? Anyway I'm in contact with Brother and hope to get a way to upgrade the firmware in my printer.
Did you try scanning with Graphic Converter? Some Adobe products need updates to properly scan in Snow Leopard.
Hope this help.

Dec 13, 2010 | Brother MFC 6800 All-In-One Laser Printer

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Unable to clean 46 error show bother printer mfc 490cw


The error message "Print Unable 46" is an indication that the machines ink absorbers are almost full. The ink absorbers hold liquid and dried ink after it has been purged from the print head. These absorbers can control enough ink for the expected life of the machine.

There is a possibility that this message may have occurred in error. Upgrading the firmware of the Brother machine may resolve the issue. Follow the procedure below to determine if a firmware update is required:
-if the display screen is displaying an error message, press the STOP/EXIT key to change the LCD to the main screen.
-press the # and * key at the same time. The first 2 characters on the top row will determine the ROM version.

If the ROM version is OE or greater (example: OF, OG, OH, etc), the firmware does NOT need to be upgraded. If the ROM version is OA, OB, OC or OD, follow the procedure on this link to upgrade the firmware.

If the message "Print Unable 46" continues to appear on the display the Brother machine after completing the firmware upgrade and your machine is within warranty (even if it's not under warranty you have to do the same thing), you have to take it to a Brother Authorized Service Center. http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faq/000000/002600/000059/faq002659_000.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc290c_all&Cat=11

Dec 04, 2010 | Brother MultiFunction Center MFC-440CN...

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I have brother mfc 295cn all in one printer but there is some error like -Clean unable 46. What i can do................


The error message "Print Unable 46" is an indication that the machines ink absorbers are almost full. The ink absorbers hold liquid and dried ink after it has been purged from the print head. These absorbers can control enough ink for the expected life of the machine.

There is a possibility that this message may have occurred in error. Upgrading the firmware of the Brother machine may resolve the issue. Follow the procedure below to determine if a firmware update is required:
-if the display screen is displaying an error message, press the STOP/EXIT key to change the LCD to the main screen.
-press the # and * key at the same time. The first 2 characters on the top row will determine the ROM version.

If the ROM version is OE or greater (example: OF, OG, OH, etc), the firmware does NOT need to be upgraded. If the ROM version is OA, OB, OC or OD, follow the procedure on this link to upgrade the firmware.

If the message "Print Unable 46" continues to appear on the display the Brother machine after completing the firmware upgrade and your machine is within warranty (even if it's not under warranty you have to do the same thing), you have to take it to a Brother Authorized Service Center. http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faq/000000/002600/000059/faq002659_000.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc290c_all&Cat=11

Nov 07, 2010 | Brother MFC-440CN InkJet Printer

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Tried to print using my MFC-685CW. Was told that my ink cartridge was empty. Put in a new cartridge (LC51BK). Was told that the cartridge container was now empty. What to do?


STEP 1: Verify the firmware version of your Brother machine:

 

a. Press the OK key 2 times.

 

b. Press the UP ARROW (+) key 5 times.

 

c. Press the OK key 2 times.

 

The firmware version will be displayed on the LCD.

 

- If the firmware version is 1.01 or 1.02, go to STEP 2: Update the firmware of your Brother machine.

 

- If the firmware version is 1.08 or above, go to STEP 4: Toner usage and yields.

 

 

STEP 2: Update the firmware of your Brother machine:

 

A firmware update tool is available that will allow you to update your Brother machine with the most recent version firmware by downloading updates over the Internet. The updated firmware will assist in optimizing toner usage.

 

The Brother printer driver must be installed and working properly prior to the update of the Brother machine. The firmware update tool also requires that you have Java installed on your computer. The firmware update tool will not work if Java is not installed. If you do not have Java installed or are not sure if it is installed on your computer, you may download Java from http://www.java.com.

 

To update the firmware, follow the instructions listed below:

 

DO NOT interrupt the process or turn off the machine once the update has begun. Doing so may corrupt the memory on the machine and may require the machine to be serviced in order to correct the issue.

 

1. Open an Internet web browser and go to http://welcome.solutions.brother.com

 

2. Select your country and language.

 

3. Type in the model of your machine or select it from the appropriate section (Ex: HL3070CW in the Color Printer section).

 

4. Select Downloads.

 

5. Select your OS and language for step 1 and 2 on the web site. Click the Search button.

 

6. The Firmware Update Tool will be listed at the bottom of the web page. Click Information & Download.

 

7. Click the Download button and I Accept if you accept the license agreement.

 

8. A dialog box appears with options for Run, Save, or Cancel. Select Run. You may also download the firmware update tool for later use by selecting Save.

 

Nov 01, 2010 | Brother MFC-685cw InkJet Printer

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I need to update the Belkin Router for Wildblue.net


Contact Belkin Tech Support At Toll Free Number- 1-800-585-2494

Apr 22, 2010 | Belkin F5D8236-4 Router

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Install my mfc-7420.


Just go to the following webpage, and you can download everything you need for your printer:

http://www.brother-usa.com/downloads/Default.aspx?ProductGroupID=5&ProductID=MFC7420

This includes: Drivers, Firmware, and utilities. There is a link there just for Windows Vista if you happen to have that as your O/S. The other link covers all other versions of windows.

May 06, 2008 | Brother MFC 7420 All-In-One Laser Printer

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