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Brother MFC-665CW I recieve 2 codes on printer screen. Unable to print 30 & unable to print 50, Printer is 5 months old. Can anyone help.

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  • Joseph Carrig Feb 22, 2008

    Mix-it-up, I must say thank you very much for your help. Brother said the encoder was bad and they would pay for the part but not

    labor. $75 bucks! If it helps any, my MFC-665CW, the clear plastic strip on top of the head was out of slot. You showed me the Light. Thank you, Joe

  • vibhu40 Apr 20, 2008

    error on my printer is unable to print 30 any solutions

  • L Shippey May 22, 2008

    My printer jammed and I removed the paper and now I keep getting unable to print 30 and also unable to print 50 codes. Since this problem occured my printer is dispalying offline as well when I view it on my system.Please can you tell me how to fix this, the printer is 5 months old.





    Lisa

  • lucasr956 Jul 17, 2008

    I recieve 2 codes on printer screen. Unable to print 30 & unable to print 50,
    Printer is 5 months old. Can anyone help.

  • Anonymous Oct 14, 2008

    My printer show Unable to print 30 & 50

  • catsndogs Mar 02, 2009

    Exact same problem; had a paper jam, removed all of the paper, now continue to receive unable to print 30 and 50 error messages. User's guide is worthless. Is the only solution to call Brother and ask for new Encoder (what ever that is) for which they will not pay labor to have it installed???

  • Raisel Apr 07, 2009

    I recieve 2 codes on printer screen. Unable to print 30 & unable to print 50. Can anyone help?

  • tino c Apr 16, 2009

    I recieve 2 codes on printer screen. Unable to print 30 & unable to print 50,
    Printer is 5 months old. Can anyone help.

  • Anonymous Mar 14, 2014

    Unable to print ED on brother 3075cw printer. Thanks

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Here's how I got rid of errors#50 and #51 on the Brother MFC-665CW, MFC440CN and like.

Open the 2 top-covers and locate the printer hole, a large horizontal hole near the back of the printer. The printer head is usually on the right and the cleaning pad, on the left. Locate them with a flash light.

For error #51 (Inkpad full): take some Scott Towel and gently press on the cleaning pad. Be ready to fill several Scott Towel sheets. Wear some gloves and/or have some "Clorex"/"Hertel plus" nearby to clean your hands.

For all errors (50 and 51), unplug printer and manually move the head to the left. You may have to play with an horizontal bar with a gear at the right, near the printer head. The printer head get stuck in that gear and it pops error #50, but it can be unstuck gently by hands. close covers and power-up. Expect 3-5min for the printer to clean-up. First sheets may not have all colors.

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