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Hello,
The print unable is an error caused by build up of dust on the encoder strip. Unfortunately there is no easy way to reach the encoder strip to clean it without taking the machine apart and putting the machine back together after you take it apart is not easy.
Paying to repair the unit is a little over priced and not usually worth it. On the bright side, Brother's new line up of ink jet machines allows easy access to the encoder strip to clean it without hassle.
Thanks,
Pat

Posted on May 12, 2010

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