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Unable to print

I got an error message "unable to print". In trobleshooting guide said the MFC has a mechanical problem or a foreign obstacle, such as a clip or ripped paper. I checked at all sides, printer was good. At the top the paper can load properly. Please help me.
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See Mix it Up's posts, he has covered this subject on other simular models very well,

http://www.fixya.com/support/t226406-keep_getting_message_unable_print_see

Posted on Nov 11, 2007

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My brother 5840CN. lit says unable to print. the manual says to take the jam out - there was no jam. Turn it off, then on. i did that. It still says unable to print, look at troubleshooting page


errr.....No, no it does not. The Manual says that "unable to clean" means one of two things.....
1. The MFC has a mechanical problem.-OR-2. A foreign obstacle, such as a clip or ripped paper, is in the MFC.
but regardless, I don't believe it *IS* a 'cleaning' problem per se.Try resetting the power purge counter.



Press menu > Mono Start > 4x Arrow up after another. All lights will flash.
1. Power clean - Press 7>6>4 >Mono? Start.
2. Power Purge: 7>6 >3 >Mono Start.
Press 9>9 to exit maintenance mode. Run a print quality test print.
http://www.brotherprinterrepair.com/cleaning-a-brother-mfc-420cn-printer-head/


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"UNABLE TO PRINT 50" appears


Error: -------- Unable to Print XX
Problem: ------------ The machine has a mechanical problem. -OR- A foreign objects such as a clip or ripped paper is in the machine.
Solution: ------------- Open the scanner cover and remove any foreign objects inside the machine. If the error message continues, do one of the following: ?? (MFC-440CN only) See Transferring your faxes or Fax Journal report on page 139 before disconnecting the machine so you will not lose any important messages. Then, disconnect the machine from the power for several minutes and then reconnect it. ??

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Display says: unable to clean refer to Maintenance Chapter of users guide (which I cannont locate) Printer is not printing,faxing, nor copying because of this.



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Here is at least a start to your solution... the Brother site for your printer is here:

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/doc/manual_index.html?reg=us&type2=-1&prod=mfc420cn_us&c=us&lang=en&flang=all

Which has the download for the actual manual (in PDF) here (you can right-click and "Save Target As" to save to your computer, or open it directly):

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/files/dlf/doc000219/MFC-210C_UsaEngUsr_B.pdf

Section 11-4 (page 123 of 200) refers to multiple error messages that will halt printing (including "unable to clean"). There are also a few pages following (to section 11-8, page 127 of 200) that give detailed illustrations of how to remove jammed items etc. from the unit.

In the end, the "cause" according to the manual is:

The MFC has a mechanical
problem.
OR
A foreign obstacle, such as a clip
or ripped paper, is in the MFC

... if there is paper jammed, you have a shot at fixing it yourself!

I hope this helps!

-- RT

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What is 'print unable 51' never had a paper jam!


Do the following:

Print Unable
XX
The machine has a mechanical
problem.
—OR—
A foreign objects such as a clip or
ripped paper is in the machine.

Open the scanner cover and remove any foreign
objects inside the machine. ( You might try cleaning the scanner glass.)
If the error message continues, disconnect the machine from
the power for several minutes and then reconnect it.

Try this and let me know what happens. Binary Bob

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    If the error message continues to appear, the machine will need to be reset.

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