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I had computer problems today and had to swop my hard disk into another computer box. After doing that my Brother MFC8460N faxed and copied but does not want to print from my computer at all. I uninstalled the printer via the download and re-install it. Still no you. As I reach the point in the installation where it says plug the USB cable in and put printer on, the computer does not see the printer and does not move on.

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Trying connecting the USB printer to some other computer,
to see if the other computer recognizes the printer.

Try a different USB port on your computer.

Try a different USB-device (memory-stick? camera?) into your USB port, to confirm that the USB-port is working.

Posted on Jul 16, 2009

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http://www.brother-usa.com/FAQs/Solution.aspx?FAQID=100000000618&Sympt=The+faxes+I+receive%2c+copies+I+make%2c+and%2for+documents+I+print+from+my++computer+have+a+curl+or+wave+to+them+when+they+feed+out+of+the+Brother++machine.+What+can+I+do%3f+(paper+curl)&Model=270&ProductGroup=5&Keyword=paper%20curls&ProductID=MFC8460N

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