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I had a paper jam in my brother MFC-440CN and now that I have removed the jam the is an error message Unable to Print 50!

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I saw a solution from mix-it-up, he said machine error 50 means this plastic strip that runs under the printer head is not straight anymore. he said the printer head uses the strip as a guide to determine its position along the printer head track. it's possible that it got caught underneath the printer head during the paper jam. i have a picture here of the strip http://img168.imageshack.us/my.php?image=encoderstripdh1.jpg. and i made a pdf slideshow of how i dissembled the top of my mfc-420cn. http://www.sendspace.com/file/ktvhfe. you only have to follow my slideshow up to where the printer body cover is removed until u see the plastic strip. just move it around until it's no longer bumped or pushed by other moving parts. the design should be similar to the 440cn.

Posted on May 12, 2008

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"UNABLE TO PRINT 50" appears


Error: -------- Unable to Print XX
Problem: ------------ The machine has a mechanical problem. -OR- A foreign objects such as a clip or ripped paper is in the machine.
Solution: ------------- Open the scanner cover and remove any foreign objects inside the machine. If the error message continues, do one of the following: ?? (MFC-440CN only) See Transferring your faxes or Fax Journal report on page 139 before disconnecting the machine so you will not lose any important messages. Then, disconnect the machine from the power for several minutes and then reconnect it. ??

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Unable to print 50


Error 50: The machine does not work due to a paper jam or some sensor problem.

Clear the paper jam.

See here for illustrated instructions on how to clear a paper jam.

If the problem still continues after clearing the paper jam it could mean a problem with a sensor and you may need to contact a service representative.

For future reference a list and explanation of Error Codes can be found here.

Trust this is helpful.

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check
http://welcome.solutions.brother.com/BSC/public/us/us/en/faq/faq/000000/002400/000090/faq002490_000.html?reg=us&c=us&lang=en&prod=mfc845cw_us

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hey... most probably some the paper jam has caused some hardware disruption... u need to remove everything removable and again set it up...

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