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Brother MFC-240C I am having getting a print unable error messege on my machine, it alternatives between print unable 30 & 50 I don't really want to take it all apart one person had success without but must have been a different model as when I open the lid not much is showing as the picture. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks

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Re: Brother MFC-240C

This is a common problem with this model. I usually occurs after a jam in which when removing the jam your fingers go too far under the cover towards the front and dislodge the encoder strip. Its the strip that sits just above the carriage and tells its location (ie where to print). 30 is obstruction of the carriage and the 50 is cant find the purge station. It is an easy operation to relocate it after pulling it appart but a very dificult task while it is still together and you will probally put the machine out of alignment. An easy operation for your local service centre and it shouldn't cost too much if out of warranty. One of my favourite faults to fix as its easy as.

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The instructions for removing the cover were excellent. I would probably not gotten the case open without this advice. In my case, cleaning the encoder strip did to solve the problem. Probably, a new printer is in my future. Thanks for the advice.

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Bowdo is very right on the money. I did every that you said and problem is solved. Thanks for your expert advice.

Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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What is 'print unable 51' never had a paper jam!

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I got one of these from a friend who couldn't get theirs to work. I got an error message that alternated between "print unable 50" and "print unable 30". I called Brother and checked on-line for a solution. Nothing helpful. So I took it apart, (after unplugging it from the power outlet), just a few screws and snap locks really, wasn't too hard. When I got the black case, the body of the MFC, off I found a clear guide ribbon that rests in a track on the back of the print head resting on top of the print-head assembly. I put the ribbon back in the track and reassembled the MFC. I think a bad paper jam pushed the ribbon out of the guide track on the print head . All the errors are gone. There are no instructions for the dis-assembly, but its not hard.

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Or if you have small hands, you could probably get it to catch with your fingers in the opening for the print head as shown above, but I didn't get it repaired that way. Good luck. Post the results if you try to fix it.

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