Question about Brother MFC-5840CN All-In-One InkJet Printer

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Will not print shows power on but when you try to shut it down by the power off it would not shut down. unpluged it and now there is nothing happen. when this first happen I let it sit for about three months and when I pluged it in it work for all of one day. Whats up?

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  • davebruce Nov 12, 2007

    do you know where to buy a board or old unit?



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Let me guess: your mfc is about 2.5 years old.
Had a lot of mfc which wont power on because of a bad capacitor.
Thanks to saving policies of brother! Cheap materials which wont last more than 3 years.
This cant be fixed. What you can try is to buy a 2nd hand mfc 5440cn or a 5840cn with a bad printhead and change the main pcb.

Posted on Nov 12, 2007

  • max_pena Aug 27, 2014

    Not helpful at all to state that the printer is shot and can't be fixed. Bad capacitors are not hard to replace after watching a youtube video, and there's always the option to go a printer repair shop.



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