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Brother MFC 290 will not register with computer when USB lead installed

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You can try searching the web for the driver for that machine or call Brother directly at 1-800-284-4357 and order another cd


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SOURCE: install Brother MFC 3100C 5in1 printer,fax,scanner,copier,pc fax to my computer.

Follow this link and step 1 select driver...

step 2 select your OS....

step 3 select the language....and click search.

On the next page you'll see, in FULL DRIVER & SOFTWARE, more information, click on this and download the driver.

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For the drivers and manual, you can go to brother's website. Here's the link for your specific printer:

This should enable you to get up and running.

If you need something that is not in that group of downloads, you would need to contact Brother to order additional items.

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SOURCE: how to install LAN Brother MFC-5840CN on Windows 7

You cannot use the full driver and software package now. BUT:
Printing is possible, scanning and FAX is not possible at the moment. You download the Vista driver (x32 or x64) from the official Brother site and install it with the Printer Wizard in Windows 7.

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SOURCE: brother mfc 290 c will not print in black

There is a place in your driver when you go to print a docs there are some tabs there which will have Tools Tab you can clean heads from there, if heads not clean then try some tricks I used


Ok it got to be the heads blockage
There is fluid cleaner for this but I can never find any in the shops the only ones I seen is when they sell them in Tesco but they come in with the ink refill bottles so I just use worm water by it self on a cloth and dabbing on the heads to clean them, it will not harm the heads but not to much water.

Some heads are on the inks them self but some have them inside the printer so I not know your printer so if the heads are inside you need to get them out you may find that some heads will just clip out put some need to be unscrewed so you got to know how they come out so be careful and not push to hard on them, if the heads are on the ink then it is a easy job to clean them,
It worth a try it worked for me more than ones.

Please all I ask is call back and just gave a vote, it will gave me some satisfaction to know am helping some one, so I will keep on helping.
All The Best: Pineworks

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Is this error shown on the computer screen or the mfc 290?
it doesnt look like a brother hardware error code. it looks more like a software crash error code.

try uninstalling all brother software, restarting your PC and reinstalling your brother printer drivers and software. (from original disc if you still have it)

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