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Brother 3240c Error A1 ,A2 and 82

My printer went crazy, it says please wait on the LCD. windows keeps ringing ask if the the usb has been taking out and then back in.
the fax, scan,copy lights flash not together but one after another. Also the feeder goes as if I'm scanning something.

I Went into the maintenance mode, I can only do that by opening the cover and press set -black-set-black
I picked maintenance 82 the error is A1
Then I picked 80 it show that I have A1, A2 and 82
Any idea about the code and how to fix them.
it was working fine until I was scanning something and my son pulled the paper while it was scanning.
It seems that it is busy with the scanning job still.

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SOURCE: Printer message: Unable to Print

5A means that the purge cam stopps abnormally when it is in use. This could be of a broken cam shaft. You have to replace the whole purge unit. This is a service job to do!

Posted on Sep 10, 2007

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SOURCE: Trying to scan, but keeps on saying "USB not connected"

Ok here is the answer you have all been waiting for - look on the CD that came with any HP printer for the mac and you will see that it is for 10.3.9 and 10.4. I bet you dollars to donuts you have the new 10.5 leopard software and you got the new printer for free from the apple store.

All is not lost - go to the hp website at and on the left side you will see a grey menu that says software and driver downloads click on it and type your product. The version right now is 9.7.1 once you get all the way through. DO NOT INSTALL THE HP INSTALLER FILE - it is the same as the CD.

Posted on Feb 27, 2008

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SOURCE: My MFC 8860DN does not scan or copy but instead says please wait

Turn the machine off and hold menu while turning it on and keep holding it while the machine starts up. This should go into maint mode.

When it gets into maint mode you can try 99 to exit. This is like a soft reset. Hard reset is hitting 01 in maint mode and then 99 to exit.

Let me know if this is helpful.

Posted on Jan 15, 2009

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SOURCE: trying to scan, but keep getting error code

I finally got a solution to my problem, which is the same as this one. When trying to scan via USB, you have to make sure the unit is set to USB. On the top panel just above the LCD display, is 3 buttons, Copy, Fax, Scan. Hit the SCAN button, till the display says USB SCANNING. Then try to scan again. Good luck!!

Posted on Sep 05, 2009

SOURCE: trying to scan, but keep getting error code 2,162,0 My scanner pr

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I finally got a solution to my problem, which is the same as this one. When trying to scan via USB, you have to make sure the unit is set to USB. On the top panel just above the LCD display, is 3 buttons, Copy, Fax, Scan. Hit the SCAN button, till the display says USB SCANNING. Then try to scan again. Good luck!

Posted on Oct 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Error code 2,155,0

It seems that the printer has communication problem with the computer. If you are sure your USB cable is good than it might be the board of the printer is faulty

Posted on Jan 03, 2010

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The issue you have posted does require little more information in order to isolate the issue to fix it. Information like have you installed the printer driver and connected the printer cable to the system in your system for the printer to communicate, are you getting any error messages when you are trying to scan or print, weather you have used the printer earlier and it was working fine till the recent past or it was just being used for sending faxes only and printing and scanning was not tried earlier, However let me provide you few steps that you cold try to fix the issue.
  1. Click on start point Control Panel and click on it.
  2. In the control panel window click on the icon labeled “System”
  3. Click on the Hardware option at the top and then click on Device manager.
  4. On the device manage page check if you have any devices under “Other Devices option with a YELLOW ! mark, if so right click on the device and left click on uninstall.
  5. Close all the windows and then insert the Driver disk for the Printer in the CD/DVD Disk Drive to install the drivers for the printer.
Note: At this point of Disconnect the printer cable if it is connected to the system tower, and do not connect the cable until the installation wizard prompts you to do so.

If you do not have the Printer driver disk handy then you can download and install the printer driver form the link below:
Brother MFC-3340CN Printer & Scanner Driver USB (Free Download)
Brother MFC 3240C Printer & Scanner Driver USB (Free Download)

  1. During the installation the wizard will prompt you to connect the printer USB cable to the system tower, so go ahead and connect it.
  2. Once the installation is finished restart the computer.
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error 41: printhead ruined! No chance to fix it, has to be replaced. If machine still is in guarantee give it to a service dealer. DONT leave cartridges inside when you give it to service. When asked, tell them you had ALWAYS uesd original brother ink carts only :-)

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