PC saying printer is off line. Won't print. Tried to change properties port to RAW but get error message saying not supported. Printer is Brother MFC-490CW. Was printing fine yesterday. Today, nothing.
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Re: Brother MFC-490CW Won't Print
If you have installed something since yesterday you might want to use system restore. the program might be causing the flaw. If not dont worry. You will need to uninstall the printer from your printer page and reinstall it. depending if it is a networked printer or a usb connected. If networked all you have to do is follow the install wizard. but if it is a usb you will have to go to the company's website and download a printer driver. after that it should work. dont forget to restart your computer. sometimes that can help too.
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Choose Brother MFC 490cw
Click on the Advance Tab near the top center of window
You can choose reverse printing options
Check Mirror Printing to reverse the data from left to right.
Check Reverse Printing to reverse the data up to down.You can choose reverse printing options (3).
Yes, go to properties for the printer, probably right click on the printer under printers, click on "printer preferences", and then click on "color", and change it to print in "gray scale". This will be black only. This may not be the exact way to do it on your system but look for the color setting under the printer and change to gray scale.
Poor Line Connection indicates an issue with your telephone line (Page 136). If you are sharing the fax line with any splitters or computers, try connecting the MFC-490CW directly to the phone jack and send a fax. If you are still getting a Poor Line Connection error message, call the telephone company and have a repair technician check your telephone line.
Out of Memory error message means the machine's memory is full (Page 138).
Try pressing Stop/Exit and wait until all current operations finish and try again.
Try clearing the data in memory. To gain extra memory space. turn off Memory Receive (See Page 48).
Try printing the faxes that are in memory (See Page 49).
System Busy error message wasn't in the manual, but I suspect it means there's a current operation in progress and the machine needs time to finish before moving on to another job. Just wait for the current job to finish, then try again.
You will have to reset the "Path" to the printer, so the "Client" PC can find it. EG: \\MSHOME\Brothermfc, also ensure "Sharing" is enabled in Properties on "Main" PC. Also ensure you are all on the same "Workgroup" & PC's have a "Name", and the "Printer" is installed on the "Client" PC too. and you can print a test page from the clients too..
I have a brother MFC 3240C. My Black ink stopped printing(initially printed horizontal faded lines and gradually got worse), the other colors were printing fine. I tried cleaning numerous time( 50 -100 times over 1-2 weeks ). Still no improvement. The way I print now is:
1. I go to Printer Properties
2. Change Media type from "Plain Paper" to "Inkjet Paper".
3. Change Quality to "Photo".
This takes a long time to print 1-2 minutes per page. However, this works for me since this is my Home printer and use it for printing only few pages here are there.
If you are running Vista and SNMP is turned off 1.Check to see if SNMP is turned off this isa component of Vista a-ControlPanel b-Program and Features c-Left side of screen you should see turn windows features on or off d-Click on this a window box should open scroll down and see if SNMP feature is checked if it is then turnit off (unchecked) follow these steps e-Under printers select Brother MFC-940CW printer right click f-Select run asadministrator g-Select properties h-Select ports i-Select button configure ports j-Under port settings uncheck enable SNMP k-Click ok printer should be on line l-To find MAC address for MAC filtering on router m-Run the brother remote setup program and note the IP address n-Run the command prompt as an administrator at the prompt type the following “apr –a”without the quotes and then hit return and note the physical address (MAC) for the above IP address you noted.Log on to your router and enter the MAC address from the step above and save. o-Run the brother remote setup program again and change TCP/IP from “auto to static” please note you must have box checked at the top of the window edit network settings. p-Restart the computer