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My printer says 'unable to print 7a' what do i do?? it is a mfc-490cw

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SOURCE: Brother mfc-490cw is offline

If you are running Vista and SNMP is turned off
1. Check to see if SNMP is turned off this is a component of Vista
a- Control Panel
b- Program and Features
c- Left side of screen you should see turn windows features on or off
d- Click on this a window box should open scroll down and see if SNMP feature is checked if it is then turn it off (unchecked) follow these steps
e- Under printers select Brother MFC-940CW printer right click
f- Select run as administrator
g- Select properties
h- Select ports
i- Select button configure ports
j- Under port settings uncheck enable SNMP
k- Click ok printer should be on line
l- To find MAC address for MAC filtering on router
m- Run the brother remote setup program and note the IP address
n- Run the command prompt as an administrator at the prompt type the following “apr –a” without the quotes and then hit return and note the physical address (MAC) for the above IP address you noted. Log on to your router and enter the MAC address from the step above and save.
o- Run the brother remote setup program again and change TCP/IP from “auto to static” please note you must have box checked at the top of the window edit network settings.
p- Restart the computer

Posted on Apr 16, 2009

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SOURCE: my Brother MFC-490CW won't print

Did you try onboard print test by pressing INK LEVEL button. I am having similar problem but color prints but black does not. The printer has built in diagnostics that walks you thru some troubleshooting steps. It has you repeat cleaning 5 times and then asks you to replace cartridges if test fails...than repeat tests and call customer support if that does not work. Which I may do soon.

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Problem with my printer Brother MFC-240C "Print unable 4F"

clean unable 46,see troubleshooting and routine maintenance chapter in user guide.Plase help me to splve this problem.

Posted on Aug 12, 2009

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SOURCE: mfc-490cw what's unable to clean 35 ?

That error says that the carriage is not moving properly side to side or the encoder strip is dirty or out of position. You have to look inside for scraps or encoder position with a flashlight and mirror or remove the top cover to correct the problem.

Posted on Oct 15, 2009

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SOURCE: problem paper jam printer brother no mfc-490cw

Hello there
You may not see a paper jam.

This may work for you, it has worked for many here I given this advice so gave it a try it could work for you. Generally when this happens, something has fallen into the printer, or a piece of paper has been jammed in there.

First step, remove the ink cartridge, and turn the printer upside down and gently shake it, see if anything comes out.

If nothing goes, or you can't hear anything rattling around, get a piece of cardstock paper (60lb or heavier) and gently push this through the printer, to see if it will help push out what might be stuck in there.

And gave the rode that the ink slides on a good clean and maybe a bit oil on cloth and wipe the rod with it.

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All The Best: Pineworks

Posted on Feb 27, 2010

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