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Why does my Brother mfc 420 cn shut off and turn back in the middle of scanning

I tried scanning a document and the the Brother MFC 420cn shuts off and on in the middle of it. It doesn't allow me to scan. I have unplugged and shut off the device and it still doesn't work

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Have you scheduled routine maintenance regularly?
I believe it needs cleaned out

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Maybe the printer needs it's software updated. You could try going to the Brother web site and check on that.

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SOURCE: Brother MFC-420CN

press menu then start b/k copy then fourtimes arrow-up (tel.index). machine will be in maintenance mode. press start b/k copy: What two digit error code does the machine display? Post here again.

To leave the maintenance mode press 9 then 9.

Posted on Mar 07, 2008

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SOURCE: installation brother mfc 420 cn

For the drivers and manual, you can go to brother's website. Here's the link for your specific printer:

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/dlf/download_top.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc420cn_us

This should enable you to get up and running.

If you need something that is not in that group of downloads, you would need to contact Brother to order additional items.

Posted on May 20, 2008

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SOURCE: Problem with my fax Machine MFC 420CN

You can cancel a fax job that is stored and waiting in the memory.
1 For MFC-210C,
press Menu/Set, 2, 5.
For MFC-420CN,
press Menu/Set, 2, 6.
Any jobs that are waiting will appear on the LCD.
2 If you have more than one job waiting, press ▲ or ▼ to select the
job you want to cancel.
Press Menu/Set.
—OR—
If you only have one job waiting, go to Step 3.
3 Press 1 to cancel.
To cancel another job go to Step 2.
—OR—
Press 2 to exit without canceling.
4 Press Stop/Exit.

That should do it for clearing faxes you dont need you can also print off all the faxes in the memory and I believe that clears it.
Enjoy,
Lee

Posted on Jun 12, 2008

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SOURCE: Can't scan to PC with Brother MFC 8840D

My guess is a driver problem. I'm assuming you can print to it, so you know the USB connection is good. And you can make a copy (I assume), so you know the scanner mechanism and its connection with the rest of the machine works.
The scanner driver is separate from the printer driver. It's entirely possible to install and use the printer without having loaded the scanner driver. Best bet is to unplug the unit from your computer, then uninstall it completely from Windows. There may be an Uninstall program listed under Brother in your Start menu...All Programs... Or go to Start...Settings...Control Panel (or however your version of Windows get there) and open your Scanners and Cameras folder. If you find the Brother machine in there, Select it and click Remove. Do the same in the Printers folder.
Don't plug your machine back in until you have reinstalled the drivers. Go to www.brother-usa.com, and in the Service & Support box on the right, click Downloads. That will take you to a page where you'll select Multi-Function as your Product Group, then the model.
You'll get two lists of links. Forget Manuals, look at Drivers on the right.
Under Type of Software, click ALL. Select your OS.
You'll get a list of drivers and utilities for your model. Select the Full Package. Brother makes you accept the Terms of Use, then starts the download.
Look for Setup.exe in the main directory, or you may need to browse folders labeled with different language abbreviations to find it.
Start the installation, and don't plug your USB cable in until the computer tells you to. it will install the printer first, then return to install the scanner. It may require you to restart Windows more than once. Sorry.
Once you've suffered through all that it should be fine.

Posted on Dec 24, 2009

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SOURCE: Brother MFC 420cn "Cannot Init"

This is the Head Error 41

Error 41 means there is a major problem with the printhead, usually
requires a print head replacement.

My advice is to take it to a
Brother service centre while if it is under warranty.

If it's out of warranty they are usually a throw away job, the heads cost as much as the printer.

Sorry I know what it feels like, just have a go and see what you can do, clean the heads and so on.

All the Best and good luck: Pineworks

Posted on Apr 25, 2010

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