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I have a Mac computer and every time I try to print, it states can not find printer. I bought the two together. First, I really don't know how to fix the problem and second I don't understand how the printer can work with the computer from day one and now all of a sudden it doesn't work.

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Just reinstall the driver cause it can be a cause of an automatic update picked by the computer by itself ..and which didnt fit well with your product ..
so ..my advice is to uninstall the product ..remove all traces of the old program ..and reinstall the driver and software for it ..from the disk ..or download it from the brother support site ..
here is the link ..
http://www.brother.com/E-ftp/macosxstate-as.htm
see that it has 2 driver for your model ..one for the printer and one for the scanner ..they are available in that tab ..I checked..
just reinstall ..be sure the unit is powered and on ..restart after installation is completed ..

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