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Print function stopped working. Brother MFC 5840CN

I downloaded an update for Print Shop Pro program. My Brother MFC 5840CN just stopped printing.

Brother MFC 5840CN will not print. I get the error message : Unable to Init. See Troubleshooting and routine maintenance chapters in User's Guide. I followed the instructions and got nowhere.


I uninstalled all MFC 5840CN software. I also downloaded uninstall Brother software and the full Brother MFC 5840CN software package.

I couldn't find anything on the Brother website about the printer function not working. A lot of information about setting up and using the FAX function.
I don't want to FAX. I just want to print and copy.


The paper feed works, the fax function dials a number, with sound.

The ink cartridges are in place, there's nothing stuck in the printer.

What's wrong with my MFC 5840CN? How do I fix it?

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  • doug4kner May 08, 2008

    Printer wont connect to pc tried ever thing

  • Jazzy20743 May 12, 2008

    Thanks for your response.



    I contacted customer service at Brother.com. The problem was due to mechanical failure. The authorized service center quoted me a price of about $150 to fix the printer. I trashed the original printer and bought another for $49.00.


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First things first:

press menu then start bk-copy then fourtimes arrow-up button. machine will display an error code no. plz post AS A NEW POST again.

BTW: The update has nothing to do with the stopping of the machine!

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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