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Cannot print The display reads cannot print - refer to owners manual under trouble shooting or routine maintenance

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Re: cannot print

Hi Yankee,

Your best bet is to uninstall/re-install your printer drivers that should solve your problem.

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My brother 420cn said unable to print see manual trooble shooting and routine maintenance, but I don't have a manual.

Have you checked at the Brothers web site? I find that they have the product manuals easily available. I have had two Brothers printers. I always lose the manual.

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Clean unable 46, See Trouble shooting and routine maintenance chapter in User's Guide.

Hi there. . . okay . . . Follow this step
1.) Unplug your printer.
2.) Plug your printer again while holding the menu button 15 sec.
3.) select 8 by using the arrow buttons ,push OK and select 0 and push OK
4.) then numbers appear looks like this ###:### ###:###.
5.) now push the MONO button until the purge:#### appears on the LCD
6.) Select 2, push ok, select 7,push ok,select 8,push ok, select 3,push ok

7.) - switch off the printer ,switch it on
- ready to print
 email me if I help you. . 

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Printer is saying to go to the manual for routine maintenance & trouble shooting chapter in manual - won't print

google the operations manual for your printer...and when you find it download the pdf

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My copier will not allow me to make copies anymore.

This error is either mechanical problem or foreign object, either paper stuck or paper clip etc..

Make sure you check to make sure you have removed all the torn paper!

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press menu then start bk copy then fourtimes arrow-up button (tel.index) quick after another.

machine will be in maintenance mode and lights will flash.

press start bk copy in case machine wont directly display the error code.

Error starting with 4 means defective print head.
Error starting with 5 menas defective purge station or cycle problems.

both error series means: you need a new printer...

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My printes is saying that it is unable to print . It is asking me to see trouble shooting and routine maintenance chapter.

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