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MFC-240C 'Init unable AF' being shown what does this mean ?what can we do? Thanks Angelique

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    I have this problem ' mfc 240c See troubleshooting and routine maintenance chapter in User´s Guide_ Please help me!!! my mail is please i need your help



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You have to reconnect the scannerflatcable to the main circuit board.

Open the scanner top as when a paperjam had occured. Remove the "Z" lookinglike plastic cover near the middle running to the right side which hides the flatcable. Simply stick the flatcable into the mainboard, close the cover 
again and close the scanner top.

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It dosnt solve my problem...

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Hi there
With some Brother printers you can try this.

Access the internal maintenance mode by pressing the Menu/Set button, then press * 2 8 6 4 within 2 seconds. This should put you in the maintenance mode menu. Enter 80, and then scroll down with the arrow down (round) key. You'll find an entry listed as purge count. If number is over 6000, enter 2 7 8 3.

This will reset the purge count value. Then the printer will restart, hopefully without the annoying cannot clean message.

Some times this happens because of using cheap compatible ink cartridges if this is the case change the ink cartridges.

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Brother MFC-240C init. unable AF error message

Sure. No prob.

Open scanner cover as you would do to check for a paper jammed sheet.

Do open the plastic which runs from middle to the right side (looks like a "Z" turned clockwise). Use a small screw diver for that. beneath you will find th flat cable of the scanner. You have to reconnect the flat cable by simply sticking it into position onto the main circuit board. make sure flat cable is in good position and click the" Z  "onto the channel. Close cover then power up and do what ever you want to do with your mfc ;-)

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