Question about Brother MFC 420CN All-In-One InkJet Printer

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My brother mfc 420cn printer won't print

It has always printed very slow, and now it has stopped printing altogether.

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  • roseyhotshot Feb 25, 2008

    printer is not recognizing the black ink. I just replaced it

  • Anonymous Feb 27, 2008

    not printing black wrighting

  • Anonymous Mar 22, 2008

    how to reset the printer

  • dominiclola Apr 02, 2008

    My brother mfc 420cn printer is printing slow from computer oe e-fax.Ruby

  • badboy7 May 03, 2008

    my machine engages but will not print ive tried everything new ink new driver can u help me out?

  • badboy7 May 03, 2008

    printer engages but wont print ive tried everything new ink new driver can u help me out

  • Anonymous May 21, 2008

    my printer will not print. I have the latest drivers, and nothing works.

  • alfswong May 26, 2008

    Using Windows Vista, I cannot print entire documents, it just prints partial parts of the docuement. Usually it print the first half and it just stops printing and spits the paper out as if were finished printing.



    thanks.

  • stir crazy Jul 07, 2008

    cannot print from pc, have tried everything, please help me.

  • lizzer08 Aug 22, 2008

    just replaced black ink cartridge, however, cannot print anything with black. what is the problem?

  • xoticillusio Sep 06, 2008

    Won't print, still passes paper through. Can't use fax either as it will not pull paper through. Tried cleaning and pushing ink through.

  • candy6785 Dec 13, 2008

    I have a Brother MFC 420CN and I have black ink in the printer but it won't print in black. The page sounds like it is printing and it sends out the paper but anything that is supposed to be black is left blank. Can anyone help?

  • Anonymous Jan 11, 2009

    Unfortunately, I got mine from the Good Will. But it looks like a good printer. All I know is, it's out of ink. 

  • Anonymous Mar 21, 2014

    This is a brother all in one MFC-J615W

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I reset the printer to the original factory settings, and now it works. thanks for your concern and help, richard

Posted on Feb 22, 2008

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Stopped moving the print head or are there no colors/ink anymore on paper or does the machine to refuse power up?

1. + 3.: main circuit board defective = you need a new mfc.

2.: Did you use generic ink carts? They might have clogged the ph. Use original brother ink and run the cleaning cycles 3 times.

Posted on Feb 20, 2008

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Hi,

One of the main reasons for printing issue is the presence of corrupted or updated drivers in the system. For proper working of Brother printer, users are recommended to update the printer driver software. The outdated drivers may popup error messages and may result in serious malfunctioning of the printers. Users may need to ensure that they choose the correct and corruption free drivers for the printers from the genuine websites.

Get more help to fix Brother Printer Wont Print error. Hope this helps you.

Posted on Jun 27, 2011

Will act like it is printing, but puts no ink on paper. Using factory cartiages.

What should I do?

Posted on May 06, 2008

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