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MFC 845CW all in one

Had for 4 mo. worked ok yesterday stoped remote hand set says thatbase not detected ,,, tried to re install per book does not work .., with phone on reciever base answer part does not work ???????

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Re: MFC 845CW all in one

Try to unplug machine from power outlet. Wait 2 min. then replug again. Check settings.
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If it doesnt work, plz call brother hotline for further instructions.

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If it doesn't have a dedicated ink management button, cycle through your options using the Menu button until you get to ink management.

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Printer screen reads unable to print 50on my MFC-845CW

I would reinstall the driver and see if that first fixes the problem. be sure to restart the printer and the computer after installing the driver.

You can find the driver from here:

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Unable to clean 50 (brother MFC-845CW

Hi, to clean up brother MFC-845CW

Open the printer

Remove the ink cartridges from the print head.

Use cotton swabs dipped in hot water to thoroughly clean the print head.

Repeat this until there is no ink residue coming off on the cotton swab.

Once finished, allow to dry and replace the cartridges

Try to print something now

You can also use the manual for help.

Jun 14, 2011 | Brother MFC-845CW InkJet Printer

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I have a Brother MFC-845Cw which has fallen breaking the printer display, is it possible to purchase a replacement and install it myself, if not what would it cost me to get it fixed and would it be worth...

Yes replacement of the display board can be done provided the damage is limited to it as after the display is set in if there is any more issues you might be stuck to go forward by spending more.
So iwould advice that you get the printer estimated at teh brother service centre as they can swap and confirm.
This will be better as you can get and estimate with a confirmation with which you can decide..

Sep 25, 2010 | Brother MFC-845CW InkJet Printer

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My brother printer mfc-845cw is giving me an error unable to print 51 can you help me with it

Hi Ok try this it may work.
1.Go Menu
Type in *2864
Type in 10
Code WSW00 shows
Type in 51
Code WSW51 0000001 will show
Try different values, eg change to 000000 or 0000010
BUT remember original code to get back to

To exit type 99
Also can try.
· Machine off
· Switch on the machine while holding down the “menu”button until all the leds are flashing on/off. Now you are in “maintenance” mode.
· Press 80
· Press the “mono start” button several times until you see “purge: xxxx”
· Press “2783” in order to reset the purge counter. You will see: “purge:0000”
· Press the "stop" button.
· Press “99” to exit the maintenance mode.
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All The Best: Pineworks

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Black print won't work on Brother MFC-845CW

Open the case,i don't sure were the cartridge is located but i think is easy to you to find it.When you found it, wipe the botton part of your cartridge use soft clothe for cleaning.Look at mannual to locate the cartridge.

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Brother mfc-845cw error unable to print 4f

Hi there
Ok try see if this work.
With some Brother printers you can try this.

Access the internal maintenance mode by pressing the Menu/Set button, then press * 2 8 6 4 within 2 seconds. This should put you in the maintenance mode menu. Enter 80, and then scroll down with the arrow down (round) key. You'll find an entry listed as purge count. If number is over 6000, enter 2 7 8 3.

This will reset the purge count value. Then the printer will restart, hopefully without the annoying cannot clean message.

Some times this happens because of using cheap compatible ink cartridges if this is the case change the ink cartridges.

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All The Best: Pineworks

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I need my printer

do call brother hotline of your country. they will give you a hand. see and choose your country.

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Brother 845cw printer is offline -

Had same issue and here is what worked for me.

1. Go to Printers and right click on Brother printer and choose 'Properties'
2. Click the 'Ports' tab and with proper Brother printer port highlighted click 'Configure Port'
3. In second field titled "Printer Name or IP Address" enter the IP address of printer*
4. Click 'OK' as need to exit out.

I'm using XP so this may be slightly different depeneding on your flavor of Windows. The main thing is to name the port with the IP address and not rely on name resolution.

Hope this works for you too!

* If you don't know your printer's IP address then you can go to your printer and under the 'Reports' section print-out the Network Configuration report to find IP address.

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MFC 845CW Not Printing Via Wifi

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