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Unable to CHANGE 51

Cannot turn printer off and can't find a solution to this. I have seen unable to CLEAN before, but never unable to CHANGE. What is this and how can I fix it? Model MFC-665CW.

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Cannot turn printer off and can't find a solution to this. I have seen unable to CLEAN before, but never unable to CHANGE. What is this and how can I fix it? Model MFC-420 CN.

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