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Brothers MFC-8500 - Front Panel Problem

Some of the buttons on my Brothers MFC-8500 have stopped working. I traced the problem to a dammaged flex citcuit board and need a replacement part - or a replacement front panel. Any suggesitons where I can get one?

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SOURCE: Replacing front LCD panel

Looks easy to replace boy did you pick the wrong model, I've done this job, what a pain of a design, you just want to get to those four screws that hold that operations panel in, heres what needs to be done first, remove left rear corner covers(2) and disconnect wires cables that go to Doc feeder and scanner(27millon), unscrew and remove doc feeder, now you can take out scanner top with glass, from base to reveal screws for operations panel. flow chart below .. and dont order that part it is the LCD display only - you want number depends on country but i think the states is .LE8846001 , PANEL UNIT, MFC8840D FOR ASA/OCE not LG4383001 LCD

And dont swear when doing job remember your a qualified engineer!! have fun,
DX FEED ASSY(duplex)
(MFC-8840D/8840DN, DCP-8045D/
(3.5 (1) and (2) are contained.

p.s. the switch itself is a lot of the time ok it is the plastic arm part that breaks..

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SOURCE: Brother MFC 8500 Fax machine error "offline"

is your fax machine connected to the phone line? this usually indicates the connection status, thus, if your phone line is wont have the "offline message".

hope this helps.

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SOURCE: To find user's guide for a Brothers MFC 240C

Here is the link

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have tried going in to the menu? there is aplace in the menue that controls the brightness on the lcd pannel. if that will not work you might have to replace the lcd pannel

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SOURCE: Toner replacement on Brothers MFC 7420

Open the front cover and try to pull it out strongly.
then use the duster to clean the machine.
then you should able to replace your cartridge easily next time.
mightbe too dirty or you use ODM toner? if yes that's the problem issued from.

Posted on May 22, 2009

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