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My MFC-440CN Everytime I try to print, it says that the computer is off or offline. But, Its registered online and is turned on. What can I do to get it to start printing? Another thing: I have ran out of Cyan Ink(blue) and the machine keeps shoewing hhow to replace it on the screen. Does that play some role in the printer not working?

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Yes, an empty ink cartridge will prevent the printer from functioning.
Not all printers will do this, but the Brother MFC series will not print if any one of the cartridges are empty. Replace the cartridge and all should be fine.

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First, try printing while the printer is directly connected to the computer to see if you will get the same behavior from the printer.

If the printer works fine when directly connected to the computer, reconnect the printer via the Ethernet cable and try to perform the "ping of death" (continues ping of the IP Address of the printer).

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If the same problem occurs, then try to uninstall/reinstall the printer driver. If that did not help, try to clear the print spooler on your computer.

Good luck and have a great day!

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