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WONt come online

I was wondering if u had any suggestions my Printer wont come online so it wont print anything

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Re: WONt come online

Does the printer do copies? Or do you have probs by powering up machine (machine is dead)?

Plz tell us what PC System (Mac or Win AND which version!) do you run and how did you connect the mfc to the PC: USB or Network?

Posted on Jan 10, 2008

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