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My apple mac laptop does not recognise the brother MFC -420CN

My apple mac laptop does not recognise the printer when the USB cable is put in.

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If you go to system profiler (top left of screen in the Apple menu, select About this mac and then More info then when it has loaded select the USB bus, have the printer on and connected, see if it sees the printer. If it does you might have permissions issues, in your applications folder select utilities and then disk utility, select your hard drive and then select repair permissions (you should do this when you install anything or do an update)

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MFC465CN-PAPER JAM- NONE IN MACH.CANT USE


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MAKE SURE YOUR BROTHER MACHINE IS THE DEFAULT PRINTER

If the printer driver is not set as "default printer", you can not print. Make sure your Brother machine is set as default printer. If your brother machine is not set as default printer, set it as default printer.

  1. Click Apple Menu and choose System preferences..., click Print & Fax, Print & Scan or Printers & Scanners.
  2. Choose from pull down menu of "default printer".

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DELETE ALL PRINTER JOBS

  1. Click Apple Menu and choose System preferences....

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2 Click Print & Fax, Print & Scan or Printers & Scanners.
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For Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.7 users
Choose the print job (1) and click Delete (2).

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CHECK THE PRINTER STATUS

Choose brother machine's icon and click "Open Print Queue..." then check the printer status.

The Resume or Resume printer icon which is surrounded by red lines is displayed in printing when the printer is out of paper or the printer is turned off and on. Click Resume or Resume printer.

For Mac OS X 10.8 or later users


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For Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.7 users
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If you connect the brother printer via USB cable, the error message The printer is not connected or Offline is displayed on Print Queue when the USB cable is disconnected or the brother printer is turned off. Connect the USB cable and turn the brother machine on.

For Mac OS X 10.8 or later users


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For Mac OS X 10.5 - 10.7 users




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If the other error message is displayed on Print Queue, check if the LCD display or LED indication of your Brother machine is not showing some error. If an error is displayed, go to the Troubleshooting section and find a solution.


REGISTER THE PRINTER ICON AGAIN

  1. Choose your printer icon.
  2. Click [-] button to delete the printer icon.

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  1. Click [+] button to register the printer icon again.
In spite of if you click [+] button, the brother machine is not displayed, then the brother machine is not recognized.

If you use the printer via USB connection, reconnect the USB cable or restart the Macintosh or your brother machine.

For Mac OS X 10.4 users

I Suggest You Go To Official Brother Printer Website For Brother Printer Troubleshoot:

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faq/000000/002600/000046/faq002646_001.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc5860cn_all

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If You still having Problem Then Follow Us For Brother Printer Support

Jan 23, 2014 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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I have a new MacBook Pro and cannot get my Brother printer to work with it. The computer recognizes the printer but does not print.


Hi,
Did you install the Mac driver for MFC? The MFC comes with driver for windows and Mac. Place the Mac Driver disk to DVD slot and run the installation for your MFC printer. Follow the instruction to complete the installation.
When you try to print something, make sure the MFC printer is selected.
If you've done all of this and still not able to print, please turn off your MFC, wait 15 seconds and turn on again to see problem solve or not.
Hope this will help. Thanks for reading.

Jul 19, 2011 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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My brother printer MFC 420cn says it is not compatiable with windows 7


Hello,

The MFC-420CN is part of the BH3 series which brother did not develop drivers or software for compatible with Windows 7.

This does not mean it is not compatible though.
What this means is that you can only use the built in drivers with windows 7.

When you plug is with a USB cable, it should install automatically for printing and scanning.

If you are using a network, you can go through the add a printer in "Devices and printers" but wont be able to scan.

If WIndows does not give you the option to select the MFC-420CN, then you will need to complete a windows update to have the driver.

Thanks,

Pat

Mar 29, 2010 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Unable to scan documents using my . I can see 'new MAC computer


MACS are obviously different than PCs and have disparate operating systems.

Make sure you have the correct MAC drivers for your device. Check the Brother web site first and then the Apple site to look for tips or search their knowledge base.

Dec 06, 2009 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Ok so the usb chord is not letting the brother MFC- 420CN how do i put the usb to fit it is like impossible help please


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The network connecting is at the top left of the ink cartridge carrier.
this is what brother suggested. it should have the space for the cable to be routed.

Jun 04, 2009 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Installing a later version of mac to to get the printer to work


Here is a link for the Mac OS 9 driver for the MFC-420cn:

http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/bsc/public/us/us/en/dlf/dlf/000000/000600/dlf000680.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc420cn_us&type2=1&os=9&flang=4&dlid=dlf000680



If you need a newer version of Mac OS , you would have to purchase it. Mac OS does not update from 9.1 to 10.X
Mac 9.1 is about 10 years old.

In May 2002, at Apple's Worldwide Developers Conference in San Jose, California, Steve Jobs, accompanied by a coffin, held a mock funeral[5] to announce that Apple had stopped development of Mac OS 9. Mac OS 9.2.2, introduced in December 2001, was the final version of Mac OS 9, and the end of the classic Mac OS.
If I could be of further assistance, let me know. If this helps or solves the issue, please rate it.
Thanks, Joe

May 08, 2009 | Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet...

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Brother printer 420cn


actually the power cord is the only one that comes with the printer. In some cases brother has put an usb-cable into the box. For mfc with network connection there is no usb cable included.

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