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Brother printer keeps whirring away

Probably not picking up paper

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Probably or definitely..check for paper jams, and then clean rollers

and by the way, get a fresh set of drivers here

Posted on Mar 05, 2008

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Best recommendation after over 13 years fixing printers to you is to use GOOD paper at all times with Brother printers. Brands tend to fluctuate wildly in quality but the most stable brand to look for is a HP (Hewlett Packard) brand paper. They tend to keep the tightest control over paper with their name on it than others I've seen. HP "Office" paper is relatively inexpensive and will save you much more in the long run than buying cheap paper. STAY AWAY FROM STORE BRAND PAPERS OR XEROX 4200.

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