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I have a macbook and a Brother HL-2040 printer. In systems preferences/printer it shows the icon with a green dot and "idle/default When I try and print a document, the print queue shows: - Printer ready - the document appears and under "status" flashes "printing" and then quickly flips to "stopped" - Hitting "resume" does nothing - I get an error message saying "client error" Share this printer is unchecked I've removed printed, disconnected, reinstalled drivers, then restarted. Printer does print out a test paper when you turn on printer w. Go button depressed.

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  • michael321 Jul 29, 2009

    This doesn't fix it. Printer revs up as if it's going to print, the Ready light flashes green, but then it stops and nothing prints

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Go to printer properties under control panel, find "share" setting in the control panel. Enable share printer with network.

Posted on Jul 20, 2009

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Jul 29, 2009

    After trying to reinstall the printer drivers (on many machines) I
    finally installed Apple's Brother printer package that is on the 10.5
    DVD. This fixed the problem on each machine that I did it on.



    One other piece of info for you though. When it wasn't able to print
    and the error message came up (client-error-not-possible) a message
    quickly flashed underneath "Printer Ready" that said that there was a
    problem reading the raster file. This message only appeared for about 1
    second and did so intermittently. Watch out and see if something like
    that happens on your computer.

  • Nate Stansfield
    Nate Stansfield Jul 29, 2009

    You need to install the printer drivers:-



    From System > Administration > Synaptic Package Manager Search
    for Brother mfc-3240c and install the drivers for your printer.You need
    to install both the cups and lpr drivers.



    Once the drivers are installed open System > Administration >
    Printing and select new printer.Cups will then search for your printer
    and should install it.

    In the Firefox address bar,puthttp://localhost:631/admin/ and see what cups thinks about your printer.



    Can you see your printer?

    Can you change the document type?

    Can you print a test page?

    What does the error logs say?



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