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Strange Error Messages from my printer

I have the Brother 5150 printer for a Mac (Mac mini). When I try to print stuff, I get a mostly blank paper output with just a small block of letters saying "ERROR NAME; limitcheck COMMAND; image OPERAND STACK; --savetype--

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Which mac version are you using? intel or powerpc? are you running the leopard or the tiger? were you able to add the driver for your printer?

Posted on Apr 26, 2008

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    Edgar Allan Pagayona Apr 26, 2008

    If you are using 10.4 and connected via USB cable






    1. Switch off and unplug the product from the AC outlet and disconnect
      it from your Macintosh if you already connected an interface cable.

    2. Turn on your Macintosh.

    3. Connect the USB interface cable to your Macintosh, and then connect it to the product.
      Note:
      Do not connect the product to a USB port on a keyboard or a non powered USB hub.

    4. Open the "Printer Setup Utility". "Printer Setup Utility" can be found in /Applications/Utilities.

    5. Click Add Printer...

    6. Select "Default Browser".

    7. Select your machine.

    8. Select "Brother" from the "Print Using" list.

    9. Select your printer model's BR-Script driver from "Model" list. The name of BR-Script driver is "model name + BR-Script 3".

    10. Click Add. The printer will be available from the "Printer List".

    11. Select Quit from the menu.



  • Edgar Allan Pagayona
    Edgar Allan Pagayona Apr 26, 2008

    Applicable to ppc mac and intel core duo on tiger and leopard


    First open up printer setup utility and higlight present driver and delete it

    then





    1. Switch off and unplug the product from the AC outlet and disconnect
      it from your Macintosh if you already connected an interface cable.

    2. Turn on your Macintosh.

    3. Connect the USB interface cable to your Macintosh, and then connect it to the product.
      Note:
      Do not connect the product to a USB port on a keyboard or a non powered USB hub.

    4. Open the "Printer Setup Utility". The "Printer Setup Utility" can be found in /Applications/Utilities.

    5. Click Add Printer...

    6. Select "Default Browser".

    7. Select your machine.

    8. Select "Brother" from the "Print Using" list.

    9. Select your printer model's CUPS driver from "Model" list.

    10. The name of CUPS driver is "model name + CUPS v1.1". Click Add. The printer will be available from the "Printer List".

    11. Select Quit from the menu.

    12. The setup is now complete.










    If that doesnt work download a compatible driver on this Link: Click here DRIVERS

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Hello Skinny Joe,

It could be a driver issue. If you are using OSX10.3 (Panther),
please update your Mac driver following the instructions below:

  1. Delete the printer name from the printer list.
  2. Click here and download the new driver.
  3. Once downloaded, double click on the file. The Installer Disk Image is mounted on your Desktop. You will find the icon BrotherXXXX.pkg on the desktop.
  4. Double-click the icon.
  5. Follow the instructions.

For USB Users:
  1. Switch off and unplug the product from the AC outlet and disconnect it from your Macintosh if you already connected an interface cable.
  2. Turn on your Macintosh.
  3. Connect the USB interface cable to your Macintosh, and then connect it to the product. (Note: Do not connect the product to a USB port on a keyboard or a non powered USB hub. )
  4. Open the ”Printer Setup Utility”. The “Printer Setup Utility” can be found in /Applications/Utilities.
  5. Click Add Printer...
  6. Select "USB".
  7. Select your machine.
  8. Select "Brother" from the "Printer Model" list.
  9. Select your printer model's CUPS driver from "Model Name" list.
    The name of CUPS driver is "model name + CUPS.gz".
  10. Click Add. The printer will be available from the "Printer List".
  11. Select Quit from the menu.
  12. The setup is now complete.

For Network Users:
  1. Switch off and unplug the product from the AC outlet and disconnect it from your Macintosh if you already connected an interface cable.
  2. Turn on your Macintosh.
  3. Connect the network interface cable to the product, and then connect it to a free port on your hub.
  4. Turn on the product by plugging in the power cord. Turn the power switch on.
  5. Open the ”Printer Setup Utility”. The “Printer Setup Utility” can be found in /Applications/Utilities.
  6. Click Add Printer…
  7. Select "IP Printing".
  8. Select "LPD/LPR" from the "Printer Type" list.
  9. Enter the TCP/IP Address(or DNS Name) of the printer into the "Printer Address" box.
  10. Select "Brother" from the "Printer Model" list.
  11. Select your printer model's CUPS driver from "Model Name" list.
    The name of CUPS driver is "model name + CUPS.gz".
  12. Click Add. The printer will be available from the "Printer List".
  13. Select Quit from the menu.
  14. The setup is now complete.
Hope that helps...Should you have any further questions, please feel free to post them here.

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